Minnesota Learner-Centered Network

The mission of Minnesota Learner-Centered is to connect and empower educators and students to disrupt systemic racism and to transform learning environments to be student-centered; equitable, relevant, engaging and designed with and for all students.

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MLCN | Values

The mission of Minnesota Learner-Centered is to connect and empower educators and students to disrupt systemic racism and to transform learning environments to be student-centered; equitable, relevant, engaging and designed with and for all students.

The Minnesota Learner-Centered Network envisions an anti-racist society and a just world through an equitable, anti-racist education.

Promote belonging

The MLCN members honor the humanity of student-centered learning; recognizing and valuing the uniqueness of each person and school they represent.

Bridge people, schools, organizations

The MLCN members align the supporting work of partner organizations to the needs of the school practitioners; collaborating around new ideas and learning together.

Celebrate storytelling

The MLCN members lift stories of students and teachers creating the narrative of the student-centered learning movement.

Acknowledge systemic racism

The MLCN members recognize the current educational system is based on the values of white culture that perpetuates oppression through racist policy, practices and bias.

MLCN | Engage

collaboration grants

Are you seeking other like-minded colleagues to think, design, and celebrate with?

reflect - design - do

mlcn cohorts

Looking for like-minded colleagues to problem solve, create, and dream with?

Solve together

school visits

Are you wondering what a Learner-Centered Environment can look like?

Be inspired

learn

Want to learn more about what elements define a Learner-Centered Environment?

explore the principles

MLCN | The Network

Why Join?

  • Find other educators committed to equity and student centered learning
  • Connect with district and charter schools, individuals, organizations across MN to share ideas, resources, courage and inspiration
  • Engage in school visits, on-line workshops, storytelling and informal ‘Network Night Out’ events
  • Apply for grants to support a collaboration effort you design with colleagues or schools across the network
  • Contribute to the network AND be financially compensated for the value you or your school bring to the movement
  • Receive reduced registration costs for regional events hosted by MLCN’s partner organizations
  • Tap into vetted regional and national non-profit organizations whose work aligns with the mission and vision of MLCN.

MLCN | Upcoming Events

Site Visit: Avalon School

Wednesday
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February 21, 2024
Join other educators and learn about Avalon's Project-Based, Teacher-led model

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Site Visit: Avalon School

Wednesday
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March 20, 2024
Join other educators and learn about Avalon's Project-Based, Teacher-led model

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Student-Centered Learning for Equity Conference

Tuesday
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May 7, 2024
An impactful one-day conference hosted by our friends at Education Evolving.

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MLCN | Partners

MNLCN.org was created through a collaboration with students from Avalon School.  
Our logo was designed by Avalon students Emma Goff and Clare Jordan.​

MLCN is proud to partner with the following organizations:

The Logo for the Bush Foundation.
The Logo for Education ReImagined
The Logo for Teacher Powered Schools
The Logo for MNEEP
The Logo for Education Evolving.
The logo for Captivate Media