Time for Charter Schools’ Strategic Planning

The academic aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect students across the country. While the pandemic led to many students’ unfinished learning, it also created a unique opportunity to reflect on how schools can best meet the needs of their students. The Learning Collective can help schools determine the best next steps forward.

University Supported Guide for 2022-23 School Planning

The Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University (CMU) teamed with The Learning Collective and Venn Education (Venn) to examine the impacts, changes and innovations schools have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Large-Scale Charter Renewal Visits

In FallĀ 2022, Chicago Public Schools engaged The Learning Collective to lead the in-person renewal visits, and report writing on those visits, of 20 of its authorized charter schools. The evaluations are one or two days in length and focus on one or more of the following three areas:

Strategic School Turnaround

In a time where change is the only thing education can count on, schools are challenged to focus on high quality learning and teaching, some schools have lost their focus. The Learning Collective (TLC) and Venn Education (Venn) have partnered to work with charter schools to assess their condition and help them refocus for turnaround.Ā Our […]

TLC Leads 5-Year Goal Setting for all Tennessee Public Schools

During the 2019-20 academic year, The Learning Collective worked with theĀ Tennessee State Board of EducationĀ to lead its board and staff members in a strategic planning and goal-setting process and to develop a new Master Plan. It was an honor to leadĀ the process to develop the five-year direction for all Tennessee public schools representing approximately 1,000,000 […]

20 Takeaways from NACSA and iNACOL Conferences

Ā The Learning Collective recently attended two annualĀ conferences: NACSA / National Association of Charter School Authorizers and iNACOL / International Association for K-12 Online Learning. Ā Keeping the list to just 10 proved too difficult so here are the top 20 takeaways from those conferences:

Private School Blended Learning Planning

The Learning Collective is working with Berkeley Hall School to determine whether blended learning and/or enhanced online learning is an instructional direction the school should pursue.Ā  This represents a potential new direction for one of the most venerable independent schools in Southern California.   Based on The Learning Collective’s experience presenting at the Online Education […]

Insights from Conference Presentations

The Learning Collective has presented at a couple conferences this spring.Ā  Specifically, we’ve presented about blended learning at the inaugural, national Online Education Symposium for Independent Schools (OESIS) and at the California Charter Schools Association’s (CCSA) 20th Annual Conference.