Imagine you could reinvent school. Where would you start? How would you transform vision to action?
Let's explore how to lead the first year of change, together.
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There has never been a more innovative, creative, out-of-the-box moment when it comes to schools and education. The world now demands creativity, curiosity, collaboration and much more from our students... and from us.
Creating an aspirational vision for school is exciting and inspiring work; however, it can be difficult to know where to begin in the journey to reimagine school.
You need support in your effort to redesign your school as well as actionable strategies that can be borrowed, adapted, and put into place. This Launching Modern Learning course is designed to help you go from ideas to action.
You'll discover how to establish an aspirational vision for learning, develop cultures of learning (rather than cultures of teaching), empower student voice, adapt and adopt innovative approaches that promote agency, increase professional collaboration, and connect with a network that supports continuous improvement.
Become a leader of a school...
...whose aspirations and actions are guided by a powerful sense of purpose.
Build confidence and clarity...
...in leading the conversations about change in your school community.
Gain access to a bank of strategies and resources...
...that help promote purposeful and intentional change leadership.
Expand your professional knowledge...
...to understand the unpredictable challenges of school reform to be able to lead with confidence.
Establish yourself as the lead learner...
...within your school, your district, and your community.
Generate community support and enthusiasm...
...about the possibilities of modern learning.
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Launching Modern Learning Curriculum
Our Launching Modern Learning course is self-paced and totally online. There are no synchronous meeting requirements, and you can begin when you're ready and have lifetime access to the course! For each objective below, you'll get challenging explorations, a bevy of curated resources and real-life school examples, and specific project ideas that will help you move the work forward.
ESTABLISH ASPIRATIONAL BELIEFS AND DEFINITION OF LEARNING
In this first module, explore, practice, and adapt protocols to lead school communities through the development of beliefs about learning, a definition of learning, and a call to action.
BUILDING A CULTURE OF LEARNING
Develop strategies to engage the school community in an ongoing conversation about reimagining school.
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR CHANGE
Learn how to promote practical innovation and have a bias to action.
CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN OUR BELIEFS AND OUR PRACTICE
You'll encounter thought-provoking resources that will increase your capacity as a leader of change.
SUPPORTING AND SUSTAINING CHANGE IN OUR SCHOOLS
Learn strategies to develop a culture of learning within your school community.
BONUS! 1-year membership in Modern Learners Community. A $159 value!
With your course enrollment, you receive a 1-year membership to Modern Learners Community. MLC is a thriving community of educators who are committed to reimagining the school experience for all kids. Finally... you will no longer be alone on your modern learning journey!
Hi. I'm Mary Anne Moran.
I'm Co-Principal, along with John, of Nipmuc Regional High School. My combined 19 years in the elementary, middle, and high school classrooms and as a secondary school administrator have given me an appreciation for all levels of education and the need to reimagine our schools. I regularly seeks opportunities to lead innovation within and beyond my school community and to challenge the assumptions we make about school. My 3 boys Kyle, Benjamin, and Andrew fuel my passion to ensure that our schools are relevant, meaningful, and engaging.
Mary Anne was the 2016 Massachusetts Assistant Principal of the Year.
Hi. I'm John Clements.
I'm Co-Principal, along with Mary Anne, of Nipmuc Regional High School. I'm passionate about creating schools that bring our beliefs about learning to life through student agency, deep inquiry, and real work that matters.
I spent six years as a Commissioner for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and chaired the committee to write the 2020 Standards of Accreditation for NEASC’s 600+ member schools. My wife Elizabeth and I are proud parents of two boys, Ben and James.
John was the 2017 Massachusetts Principal of the Year.
We're Modern Learners
At Modern Learners, we believe the experience of school needs to be reimagined. As globally recognized speakers, best-selling authors, and respected innovators in online learning community and coaching environments, our team is uniquely qualified to lead you on this journey to create powerful new cultures and classrooms for the modern learners you serve.
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