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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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🎧 "What a day looks like for us and for students is a day grounded in wonder...with questions that are driven out of authentic needs and wonderings that arise within our communities." —Miguel Gonzalez
An insightful discussion with Royd Darrington, a visionary educator from juabsd_official in Utah, as he shares his philosophies and approaches for cultivating meaningful professional development experiences for teachers. Juab School District has been a leader in implementing personalized learning strategies and empowering educators to become facilitators of learning.

This webinar explored Juab School District’s core beliefs and how they create engaging, personalized professional development opportunities focused on building teacher capacity, adaptability, and a growth mindset.

You’ll come away with:

🤝 Practical insights into successful professional development examples and innovative Juab School District approaches that have shown significant impact
🎯 Strategies for administrators to better support ongoing professional development for educators, fostering a culture of growth and collaboration
📊 Valuable lessons learned and emerging trends in professional development that should be addressed to ensure educators are equipped with the necessary skills to thrive
Before fully unplugging and focusing on the joys of ice cream, the beach, and sleep, let’s take a moment to reflect so we can more fully rest and feel rejuvenated when we return in the fall.
Time to pull out that bucket list.

If you walked into any school in the world, what's that one thing you hope they are doing for learners?
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