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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?


Schools, districts, states


Teachers & administrators


Regional & national networks


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.

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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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An introduction to learner-centered education, this course explores the evolving role of the educator and the mindsets and beliefs they need to create a learner-centered environment. 

It explores what a learner-centered environment looks like and how to take your next step in implementing more authentic, personalized, competency-based and inclusive & equitable practices into learning experiences.

If you've been wondering where to start with your learner-centered practice, this course will give you the foundation you've been looking for.

Head to our online courses page to learn more!
This week we saw a nice overlap of year-end celebrations and new partnerships kicking off!

Del Mar Union School District brought members of the community together to engage in conversations around their Destination 2028 vision. We can't wait to build on these ideas throughout the summer and meet again in September!

@ocdeptofed was entrenched in deep, meaningful conversations as they shaped their final Mission, Vision, and Values statements, and prototyped their 2024-25 scorecard. The journey has entailed a high level of engagement with internal and external education partners.

@santaanausd's Innovation and Design Cohort wrapped up their fourth and final meeting of the year. They proposed recommendations for bringing the Framework for the Future, (specifically, Authentic Learning) to life in the coming years.

Greenfield Union School District's Guiding Coalition celebrated a year of amazing work, which included finalizing their Framework for the Future, and engaged in creative conversations on how they can build out learner progressions for future implementation.

Design Teams at El Segundo Unified School District celebrated their Graduate Profile Portfolios and created strategic plans to sustain and scale their work in the coming school year.

To all of our partners, thank you for showing up engaged and ready to create the best learning environments for the young people you serve!
Our friends @embarkeducation are hosting a week-long program designed to support educators in gearing up for their best year yet. 

During The Summer Institute, participants will build community, shifting mindsets around learner-centered design, and create action steps they can bring to their school or classroom. Whether you are an educator, department head, policy maker, or consultant, if you believe there has got to be a better way forward in education, this week is for you!

Head over to http://embarkeducation.org to learn more!
🎉 As the school year comes to a close, it's important to take a moment to reflect on our journey. 

Our new "End of Year Reflection Tool" is designed to help educators, leaders, and learners celebrate successes, learn from challenges, and set intentions for the future. This tool encourages you to take time to pause, reflect, and share with others. Let's celebrate the incredible work we've done and look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead! 

Download the free tool now and make reflection a meaningful part of your end-of-year activities. https://learnercentered.org/tools/end-of-year-reflection/

#EndOfYearReflection #LearnerCentered
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