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Learner-Centered Workshop:

Deepening Understanding of Learner-Centered Practices

  • 4-week virtual workshop
  • Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm PT
  • Next session: TBA

About This Workshop

“What matters is not what we teach; it’s what they learn, and the probability of real learning is far higher when the students have a lot to say about the content and the process.”

– Alfie Kohen

Learner-centered education recognizes the unique interests and passions of every learner and empowers them as the primary agents of their learning. Learners feel connected, known, and valued as individuals.

In this four-session interactive experience, guided by our learner-centered approach to promote and cultivate an equitable and inclusive learning community, participants will:

  • set goals aligned to current teaching practices and desired outcomes.
  • expand and strengthen strategies for building community and connection to support students’ social and emotional learning.
  • develop and implement learning experiences that increase student engagement and motivation.
  • explore strategies that foster student agency and empower students to drive their own learning.
  • develop a digital portfolio of learning.

Participants will engage in synchronous and asynchronous learning cycles that provide an opportunity to construct learning, deepen understanding, apply new learning in practice, connect with others, and reflect.

Includes a Toolkit

When: Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm PT

  • TBA

Where: Zoom link will be sent to all registrants
$250 per educator, 20% off when you register 5+ team members

Gratitude for this time and space to dive deeper into better understanding how to make assessments meaningful! Grateful for all the awesome educators in all of our breakout rooms!

– Poonam Leonard, Instructional Coach, El Segundo Unified School District

As a result of my learning, I will approach curriculum and content with more purpose and intention.

– Educator, The Hewitt School, site-based Workshop participant

This gave me time to be creative and thoughtful – and I am really excited about some assignments I’ve created as a result.

– Science teacher, El Segundo Unified School District, Fall 2020 Workshop participant

I used to create lessons because I had to cover the content. Now, I create meaningful lessons with a targeted objective, centered around student collaboration and growth.

– Math teacher, El Segundo Unified School District, Fall 2020 Workshop participant

Thank you for this training which pushed me to think more deeply about backwards design and about involving students in every step of the learning process. Having ownership over one’s learning is empowering.

– Faculty, Mercersburg Academy, site-based Workshop participant

Catina Hancock


Catina Hancock
VP of Leadership and Learning at Learner-Centered Collaborative

A life-long educator with over 20 years of education leadership experience, Catina is the Vice President of Lead of Leadership and Learning at Learner-Centered Collaborative where she designs and facilitates learning experiences that support school leaders and teams to achieve their goals and vision for learning. A strong collaborator, who believes in growing team culture and capacity, Catina draws from her experience as Principal of the Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, an International Baccalaureate magnet school with a VAPA focus. During her tenure there, she led the school out of program improvement to be one of only 3 schools in California to earn the state’s top recognitions (Title I High Achieving, Excellence in the Arts, and CA Gold Ribbon). She also has secondary leadership experience, having served as Principal at Calavera Hills Middle (also leading the school to earn the distinction of CA School to Watch).

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