About Us


Marie Hubley Alcock, Ph.D is a futurist educator and thought leader.  She has authored and co-authored a number of books in the field of education on topics such as; contemporary curriculum design, meaningful assessment practices, questing and engaging instructional practices, the future of education systems and policy, game design in the classroom, virtual interdependent thinking in humans, standards based practices, and education technology in classrooms.  Dr. Alcock has also participated in the foundation of and running of several educational companies and non-profit organizations in addition to Learning Systems Associates, such as Tomorrow’s Education Network which is a non profit dedicated to promoting classical and contemporary literacy development for students. 

Marie has been a teacher and administrator in private and public schools for over 25 years. She has been a professor at Walden University.  She is an active advocate for learners of all ages and has said the “science of teaching is an invitational art”.  She is known for describing a quality curriculum as “one with balance between guaranteed non-negotiables and personalized, joyful, career inspiring experiences that can make the world a better place”.  

Published Work

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.