Free resources to start your modern learning journey
10 PRINCIPLES FOR SCHOOLS OF MODERN LEARNING
Ready to make relevant, sustainable change in your school? In this free whitepaper, we give you a framework, insights, action steps and links to curated resources for developing kids who are deep, powerful learners. These 10 principles offer a guide to creating real change in schools.
7 ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES FOR SCHOOLS OF MODERN LEARNING
Testing has become accepted practice despite a lack of credible evidence for any significant long-term benefit and the negative effects felt by students and teachers alike. Our free e-book offers seven strategies to support assessment that supports learning.
8 MUST READ BOOKS FOR EDUCATIONAL CHANGE LEADERS
Modern learning is a healthy mix of both "modern" and "learning," and that's what you'll get in this book list for education leaders who want to push their thinking and their practice. We offer great starting points for serious conversations around change in schools.
MODERN LEARNERS BLOG
Thought-provoking writing and links delivered to your inbox each week.
There's never been a more amazing moment to be a learner, and our Modern Learners blog celebrates that fact every week. We challenge our readers to see the world differently, and to reimagine their roles as school leaders through a modern lens for education.
At Modern Learners, we scour the Web (so you don't have to!) to find the most important writing and resources to help you clarify the mission and vision of your work. Because it's not just about becoming a modern leader; it's about being a modern learner as well. Sign up today to start receiving our weekly dose of provocative thinking that will reframe your work in schools.
MODERN LEARNERS PODCAST
Powerful conversations around educational change from around the world.
If you’re a fan of podcasts you'll be a fan of the Modern Learners podcast. Whether you're a principal, teacher, or parent, you'll enjoy this light-hearted, interview-style show with educational thought leaders and Modern Learners co-founders Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon.
Each week, Will and Bruce dive deeper into the topics you want to learn more about, providing actionable insights, real-world success stories, and interviews with leaders from around the world. Don't miss a single episode. Subscribe to the Modern Learners podcast today.
Professional Learning Opportunities
See what's possible.
Change School is a unique, online, professional learning experience for school leaders seeking relevant, sustainable change in their classrooms. It's not a class. It's not a curriculum or a step-by-step recipe.
Change School is eight weeks full of conversations, provocations, and reflections that force you to examine the very core of who you are as an educator while providing the support structures you need to define your next steps in driving modern learning in your schools. And, it's long-term (lifetime) access to a fast-growing community of educational leaders and thinkers from around the world who are engaged in the work of change at a high level.
"I loved every minute of Change School." ~ Stephen Kendall Jones, Principal, Albany Junior HS, Aukland, NZ
MODERN LEARNERS COMMUNITY
Education is changing. Lead it.
Are you a school leader struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of change and innovation? Are you sincerely interested in pushing high-bar change in schools but often feel isolated in these pursuits. Modern Learners Community is for you. Our conversations, curated content, and live online events are guided by members’ real-life questions, experiences, and challenges.
As an MLC member, you have access to blog posts, links, polls, shared resources and over 300 emerging and aspiring educational leaders. In addition, we hold regular live discussions and coaching sessions with the MLC team and special guests. Join the community and start creating real, meaningful change in schools.
"MLC has stretched me and continuously causes me to reflect on my beliefs. I love the interaction and different perspectives I am able to read from change agents all over the world." ~Amanda Cramer, Teacher, Hoover, AL
MODERN LEARNERS LABS
Push your thinking and your practice.
Modern Learners' Labs are intensive, interactive, and interesting one and two-day workshops designed to push your thinking and your practice to help you see what's possible for classrooms and schools in the modern world.
Facilitated by the experienced, passionate team at Modern Learners, our Labs are small in number by design, but they are big on practical strategies for today's most important educational opportunities and challenges.
Dive deeper into the 3 facets of the Modern Learning lens.
Pick a collection to get access to our relevant blog posts and podcasts based on your current stage of growth.
What do you believe about learning?
What we know and believe about learning is the starting point for all of our work with kids in schools. Without a coherent set of principles or beliefs about learning that is communicated clearly to the school community, reimagining your work in schools is difficult if not impossible.
The world is changing... dramatically.
WIthout a deep understanding of how the world is changing and the affordances that new technologies bring to learning, we risk irrelevance in our schools and classrooms. We're constantly staying abreast of the larger global shifts that impact our work with students.
Embracing modern approaches in classrooms.
Our practices in the classroom must be driven by our beliefs about learning and our understanding of the world today. Our practice informs those two other lenses as we try new approaches, take on new roles, and create environments for modern learning to flourish.