The Transforming Learning Collaborative
The Transforming Learning Collaborative (TLC) is a national group of innovative schools committed to offering deep, intensive learning experiences for educators seeking to design new schools or redesign existing ones. The ultimate goal: equitably prepare all students to thrive in a diverse and changing world.
Together we are building a self-sustaining national ecosystem of educator-to-educator professional learning experiences. Together we are enabling leaders and teachers nationwide to develop 21st-century schools informed by those whose perspectives they value most: their peers.
The founding partners of the collaborative are three organizations widely recognized as leaders in next gen school design:
The collaborative launches in 2018-19 led by the founding partners. Collaborative mentor schools and districts provide additional learning and design experiences, coaching, and training through the Transforming Learning Conference and Incubator.
To date, the 2018-19 TLC mentors include:
TLC mentor schools demonstrate strong commitment to whole-child, 21st-century student success goals, innovative learning designs, and evidence of holistic student success. They have a learning disposition and an adaptive approach to collaboration and are guided by the founding principles of the Transforming Learning Collaborative.
The collaborative is designed to grow with an expanding set of mentor schools joining each year.
Bold Visions for Learning
We believe that young people deserve transformative learning experiences that cultivate true readiness to thrive in a diverse and changing world. To achieve this for every student we must fundamentally reimagine how schools are designed and how they operate.
We Walk the Talk
The design of our adult learning experiences mirrors the kinds of learner-led, authentic, high-engagement learning that we offer our students.
By Educators, For Educators
Learning experiences and curriculum are designed by practicing teachers and instructional leaders. We are intensely action-oriented and practice-focused.
Equity at Our Core
We continually challenge ourselves to foster diversity, equity, and belonging in our learning environments. We are committed to creating conditions that empower learners and communities. We listen and communicate across difference with respect, empathy, curiosity, and humility.