Minnesota Learner-Centered Network

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MLCN is lucky to count the following organizations among its close partners in helping to accelerate learner-centered environments across Minnesota and beyond!  Select to learn more.

Shane Krukowski



The Headrush Learning team is in service to liberate learning from the confines of traditional thinking and foster self-empowered learners who are future-ready.

Our work:

Headrush Learning was founded in 2017 as a convergence of its founders' 15+ years of experience starting up, working in, and supporting learner-centered schools.

That firsthand experience combined with the support of several learner-centered Minnesota schools helped launch the Headrush Learning Platform. Today Headrush serves some of the most inspiring learner-centered schools in the world.  The team's work is guided by the following principles:  

Meet learners where they are

Facilitate meaningful experiences for learners supported by mentors

Inspire, motivate & connect learners with learning opportunities

Express learning to the world

Founders Mike, Shane, and Jeff knew firsthand how limited the options were for truly learner-centered schools:

Traditional learning systems stifled the kind of model the three believed best for learning;
Home grown systems were easy to start, but hard to maintain;
More generic solutions put student agency far behind more teacher-directed activities.
The feedback, excitement, and validation of the first five customers has fueled growth that has allowed Headrush to grow the team and serve 10,000+ learners, across 3 continents.

Beyond serving many schools with the MNLCN, the Headrush team connects like-minded educators, curates best practice resources, and helps sponsor teacher-powered initiatives.