Issue 1

November 4, 2015

In this issue, we explore the future as a learner-centered paradigm.

Mark Twain

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.


Dear Pioneers,

We are so pleased to be sharing our first issue of our new e-magazine: Pioneering!

We hope that you find inspiration, ideas, and information from other pioneers that excite you and remind you of the possibilities of learner-centered education.

Education Reimagined sees an emerging movement of pioneering people and institutions committed to making learner-centered education available to every child in the country. This e-magazine is for and about those pioneers—you!

We are guided by a transformational vision for education in the U.S. A vision that sees children as wondrous, curious, capable human beings. It imagines a system designed to adapt to the needs of each child, supporting them to reach their full potential.

It is a vision that does not yet exist in its entirety anywhere. But, it does exist in pieces all over the country. As William Gibson said, “The future is already here—it’s just not evenly distributed.”

Through all of our work, we hope to learn of and amplify the big and small pieces of the future that are already here so that more and more of those pieces show up in the same place. In fact, we have an ambition that by 2020, so many of you are innovating together that there are hundreds of learning environments across the country demonstrating the full expression of the vision.

Whether this publication represents your first step to learn more or you have been on this journey for decades, we hope to provide a space for you to learn from others, share with us—and one another, and encourage more to discover a new paradigm that sees the limitless possibility of learners.

We’d also love to meet you in-person. We’ll be attending great conferences and events in the coming months—join us!

We hope you enjoy this publication. We’d love to hear from you with your comments, your stories from the field, or anything you think we should know about.

Warm wishes,

Kelly Young

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