LEAP Innovations

Learner connected, learner focused, learner demonstrated, and learner led. These are the core components of the LEAP Innovations Learning Framework—a tool that was launched in 2016 as a result of national conversations with educators, practitioners, and national experts.

The main question explored: What is personalized learning? Out of this conversation came the core components above and viable strategies educators can take in transforming their environments to provide agency and relevancy in every learner’s daily experience. The strategies connect learning to more than just the traditional time children spend in a single building. Rather, they integrate families, educators, community leaders, and other networks to show how learning opportunities can be available 24-hours a day. The LEAP Learning Framework is the foundation on which the rest of LEAP Innovations’ local work is being built, which includes the LEAP Pilot Network, LEAP Collaboratory, and Breakthrough Schools Chicago. See what LEAP’s compiled resources and tools have to offer your environment and, if you are located in Chicago, see how you might join in on transforming your city’s learning ecosystem through LEAP’s various initiatives.

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We recently announced a new R&D acceleration initiative to connect and support local communities ready to bring public, equitable, learner-centered ecosystems to life.