This hands-on interactive workshop will result in participant action plans that include strategies for creating contemporary learning environments. On the first day, we will discuss in depth the four program structures - space (both physical and virtual); time frames as currency, student communities, and faculty ecosystems. We'll compare 'old school' structures to classic and contemporary models, and begin drafting programs that make modern learning possibilities a reality.

Designing Structures for Modern Learning. This workshop will examine expanding the options for each of the four structures that make modern learning possible: schedules, learning spaces, student grouping, & personnel configurations. We will look at the relationship between these structures, and how to research and develop programs tailored to the student population in your school. Action plans will be developed onsite.

Learn from the best, most sought-after experts in education at the 5th Annual Summit for Transformative Learning. Hosted by Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS), the “STLinSTL” conference is distinct because it offers participants opportunities to interact with keynote speakers and presenters in small group settings. This year's keynote speakers are Tom Schimmer, and Dr. Marie Alcock, international education consultant and president of Learning Systems Associates.

Curriculum Mapping & Assessment Design 2 Day Boot Camp. We will discuss your mission for mapping and existing processes, improving maps and documenting procedures for reliable results, integrating assessment data into curriculum maps, and upgrading unit maps to meet guidelines and standards.

LSA-TEN is proud to support school organizations that are embracing curriculum change, contemporary instruction, and assessments that are authentic and standards based. For many students the feel of Spring means that Summer is near. For faculty though, it's that 'special time' when we're both preparing for the end-of-year crunch and thinking about how to improve teaching and learning for next year.

Children today spend more time using digital devices than ever before, but it has come with a loss of face-to-face interaction and social skills. A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that with 95 percent of U.S. teens now having access to a smartphone, 45 percent feel overwhelmed by social media drama, 48 percent feel they don't fit in with peers, and 36 percent feel they have too little face-to-face time with friends. However, brain and psychological research has shown that having...

Learning Systems Associates is proud to support school organizations that are embracing curriculum change, contemporary instruction, and assessments that are authentic and standards based. Dr. Marie Alcock works personally with school leaders and faculty to improve curriculum and transform learning environments to meet district and state-wide goals, while providing students with meaningful and measurable learning outcomes.

Bold Moves for Schools Project | Tri-State Consortium - Facilitated by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Dr. Marie Hubley Alcock.

When thinking about education policy around assessments, Bold Moves for Schools proposes 5 tenets to transform accountability, leadership and performance in schools. Authentic Student Work -- Authentic student product or performance should be the goal Realistic Audience Feedback -- Feedback connected to the purpose of the product or performance can be gathered from an audience outside of the classroom Long-Term Projects -- Long term projects where deeper learner can occur should be favored over...

In our previous blog post we stated, "Standardized testing has its place in education, however, it is insufficient and has the potential for far-reaching unintended consequences." Here we'll discuss the 4 detrimental outcomes of standardized testing.

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