As president of Learning Systems Associates, Dr. Marie Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment design as well as designing contemporary schools and learning environments. She has spent the last twenty-seven years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and public advocate. Alcock has been working with schools to improve student performance and engagement through brain-based practices, contemporary pedagogy and curriculum, game design, and personalized questing.
She is the founder of Tomorrow’s Education Network ‐ a nonprofit dedicated to promoting student literacy. Marie is also president of LINK, a comprehensive education system (CES) technology company. LINK is a safe, efficient, and effective contemporary learning environment for all learners.
Co-author with Dr. Cathy Olliver-Owens et al. of the book, School Solutions from Educators Who Know What to Do, published October 2021.
Alcock is a co‐author, with Allison Zmuda and Michael Fisher, of the book, The Quest for Learning: How to Maximize Student Engagement published by Solution Tree in Oct. 2017.
She is also co-author, with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, of: Bold Moves for Schools, How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments published by ASCD in Feb. 2017.
She has co-authored with Dr. Bena Kallick, A Virtual Continuum for Thinking Interdependently in Costa, A and O'Leary, P (Eds.) The Power of the Social Brain: Teaching, Learning and Using Interdependent Thinking, published by Teachers College Press in 2013.
She is also a co-author with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Dr. Debbie Sullivan, and Dr. Ann Johnson, of the Live Planner Book, Mapping to the CORE: Integrating the Common Core Standards with Your Local School Curriculum, published by School Improvement Network in 2012.
Additional publications include Gaming in the Classroom, and co‐author credit with Bill Sheskey for Classroom Websites in Jacobs, H (Eds.) Mastering Digital Literacy, both published by Solution Tree in October of 2013.
Marie has written a number of papers and articles about student mobility, innovative models of education, curriculum mapping, gaming in education, leadership, and organizational change.