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Centering Learners By Design

We are educators, administrators, and change-makers committed to supporting educators, schools, districts, and states realize their vision for learner-centered education.

Why learner-centered education?

In a learner-centered paradigm young people are prepared to embrace challenges, navigate complex situations, leverage technology to solve problems, create efficiencies, and learn how to learn as the world and workplace evolve.

How do we get there?

✔️ Define whole-learner outcomes that take into account skills, habits, knowledge to thrive in a modern world.

✔️ Design meaningful learning experiences to achieve your desired outcomes.

✔️ Create enabling conditions and systems that support the desired outcomes and learning experiences.

Our learner-centered footprint

150+ Partners  •  30 States  •  2 million students  •  150,000 educators

It’s Your Journey

Where would you like to explore next?

PARTNERSHIPS

Schools, districts, states

COURSES

Teachers & administrators

CONNECTIONS

Regional & national networks

RESOURCES

Free tools, strategies, frameworks and more

2024-25 Learner-Centered Connections applications are open. Apply now!     

“Learner-Centered Collaborative has created a learning environment for site leaders and their teams to plan with intent, focus keenly on how improvement efforts align and support instructional areas of focus, and find common points of interest with other sites to ensure quality collaboration.” 

– Rachel Gil, Instructional Coach, Santa Ana Unified School District

“Having a clear and aligned Framework for the Future has been so positive for our district—and the true payoff is walking through classes and seeing our learning model in action with students and teachers as we reimagine learning.” 

– Kim Kuklensi, Principal, Mesa Union School District

“I used to think I had to design all of the instruction, but if it’s learner centered, there’s no reason why students cannot be part of that process as well.” 

– Teacher, Middlesboro Independent Schools, Kentucky

“Learner-Centered Collaborative has been instrumental in the transformative journey that we are on in Santa Ana Unified School District….We’ve taken a multi-pronged approach to the work, with Learner-Centered Collaborative serving as thought partners for district leadership, supporting and facilitating principals meetings as well as instructional learning walks at school sites across the district.” 

– Dr. Lorraine Perez, Deputy Superintendent Educational Services, Santa Ana Unified School District

“Materials provided were very engaging and relevant, and there were plenty of opportunities given to engage in meaningful ways, both alone and in small groups, to brainstorm and explore how they can be used in our own classroom environments.” 

– Teacher, Colorado Springs School District, Colorado

“I am really enjoying our sessions! You do a nice job of breaking things up so it moves quickly enough to keep everyone’s attention. You seem to be genuinely excited about the work, which is infectious.” 

– District participant, Learner-Centered Leadership Pathway, Laguna Beach Unified School District

Explore our growing partner network and impact.

Learner-centered is taking hold across the country. See who’s leading the way and how they’re doing it.

Check out our learner-centered framework.

From whole-learner outcomes to the learning experiences that support them to the enabling conditions for success.

Learner-Centered Collaborative Framework

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in your learner-centered journey!

Our 5-minute diagnostic will help you choose the path that’s right for you.

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Featured Content

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Looking for summer reading recommendations? We got you covered.

📚 In “Learner-Centered Leadership,” Devin Vodicka (@learnercenteredleadership) offers a deeply researched and urgent blueprint for orienting education around the strengths, interests, and needs of individual learners. He makes a compelling argument for the wisdom in giving students the resources to draw their own learning paths and the power of reimagining schools as centers for the intellectual and social development of lifelong learners prepared for a rapidly-changing world. 

Drawing from theories of the mind, change management, and organizational transformation as well as the author’s own experience leading a school district through change, this book serves as an important guide to creating a learner-centered approach to education.

📚 In Evolving Education, @katiemartinedu advocates for a much-needed shift to a learner-centered teaching model. Learner-centered education creates purposeful, personalized, authentic, and competency-based experiences that help students develop skills that empower them to learn, grow, and solve problems that matter to them and others. 

Following on Martin’s previous book, Learner-Centered Innovation, Evolving Education offers a deeper dive into how educators can harness new technologies, learning sciences, and pedagogy that center learners and learning. After all, Martin argues, if we truly want to develop knowledge, habits, and skills in students, we have to know them, love them, and help them see the full beauty of who they are and what they can become.

Check out both books here: https://learnercentered.org/books/
What is learner-centered leadership?

Devin Vodicka joins Jeff Rose (@cogniaorg) on The Leader Chat Podcast to dive deep into the topic.

Queue this one up along with a notepad and let the learning begin!

https://www.cognia.org/leader-chat-learner-centered-leadership-with-devin-vodicka/

@learnercenteredleadership
Where are the learners in the conversations you're having?

https://learnercentered.org/events/leadership-forum-reimagining-the-learner-experience-with-santa-ana-unified-school-district/
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