I help partners and teams advance toward the future of learning by developing, implementing, and sustaining transformative innovations: competency-based, learner-centered, and positive development spaces and systems. 

I do this by designing and redesigning learning spaces, building cooperative and collaborative community efforts, and developing and disseminating actionable knowledge.

Specializations

Competency-Based Education

Linear, time-based, content-knowledge, school-bound learning is yesterday's paradigm. The future of education demands learning environments and systems that are grounded in the any time, any place development, demonstration, and application of meaningful knowledge and skills - personal, professional, and academic.

Learner-Centered Education

For too long, we have organized learning around institutions rather than learners. The future of education is learner-centered: committed to developing the agency and purpose of each learner, flexible and responsive to the choices and needs of each learner, and deeply relational. 

Positive Youth Development

The future of education will have a holistic focus on positive development: the cultivation of social emotional intelligence, positive cultural identity, and personal and occupational purpose. Positive development requires trauma-informed, culturally-responsive, and liberatory practices. 

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Services

LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Reimagine learning environments - schools, micro-schools and programs - for the future of learning.

Example

Compass Academy & XQ Institute

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Engage diverse partners - schools, organizations, industries and families - for collective impact.

Example

Greater Than One Collective

KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

Study, communicate, and disseminate actionable learning and insights for systems change.

Example

Aurora Institute

Publications