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Our mission

Every Child.
Every Day.

Through the challenges and revelations of the pandemic, the realization became clear that the need to redesign our learning environments is much larger than the implementation of competency based learning. With this in mind, the members of the Michigan Competency Consortium (MCC) have unanimously agreed to transition our organization from the Michigan Competency Consortium to the Future of Learning Council.

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Our Organizational Values

Who We Are

In March 2017, a small group of Michigan school superintendents began meeting to share strategies on district redesign, learning innovations, and implementation strategies to support next generation student learning. This group of leaders met regularly to familiarize themselves with each other’s work and to share resources related to transforming their local learning communities. Over time, the group, which began as 6 public school districts, grew into a professional learning community of 19 districts or campuses and representing public and charter school systems. In the process, the group formally became known as the Michigan Competency Consortium (MCC). In 2021, the members of the MCC have unanimously agreed to transition our organization from the Michigan Competency Consortium to the Future of Learning Council.

Redefining Learning

Our Focus

Since the inception of this group, the focus has been on redefining learning to better meet the needs of our students. While the primary effort has been in support of developing successful implementation models for personalized, competency based learning, efforts have also focused on policy recommendations, leadership development, and providing high quality professional learning experiences for our members. At the core of our efforts, is the systemic shift of moving from a traditional time-based structure to one that is student-centered and designed around student mastery within a flexible learning model.

COVID-19's Impact

Transition to the Future of Learning Council

The impact of COVID-19 on districts has been significant. The level of disruption on the traditional learning model accelerated the need to redefine learning and embrace new models which support flexibility in location, time, and how we measure student mastery. Through the challenges and revelations of the pandemic, the realization became clear that the need to redesign our learning environments is much larger than the implementation of competency based learning. With this in mind, the members of the MCC have unanimously agreed to transition our organization from the Michigan Competency Consortium to the Future of Learning Council.

Professional Collaboration

Partnering with Michigan Virtual

The mission of the Future of Learning Council is to provide a structured environment for Michigan leaders to learn about next generation learning models, share design practices, and gain access to high quality professional learning with other innovative school leaders. In order to accomplish this mission, the Future of Learning Council is proudly establishing a professional collaboration with Michigan Virtual.

Michigan Virtual has been working hard to provide a path to the future for students and educators since 1998. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation focused on education, Michigan Virtual believes that brilliance resides in all of us, ready to change the world with the next big idea. Michigan Virtual has partnered with over 500 school districts, tens of thousands of teachers from across the state, and countless homeschool families. As a mission-based organization driven by student success, Michigan Virtual has a proven record of supporting Michigan education that spans more than two decades. While primarily being known for providing high-quality online courses for students and professional development for educators, the organization also does a great deal of work behind the scenes to conduct original research, test innovations in learning, and promote best practices.

The education landscape is changing faster than ever and Michigan Virtual is committed to remaining at the forefront of innovation in the learning and teaching process. As such, Michigan Virtual has been exploring and implementing new ways to engage with partners and professional organizations. In the recently developed and approved 2021-2023 strategic plan, the primary focus lies in supporting schools, educators, and families as they transform their vision for student learning from concept to reality. As an emerging thought leader in next generation learning models, Michigan Virtual, with the support of the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, provides the Future of Learning Council with the administrative and research and development support needed to become a primary resource for innovation in learning for Michigan educators.

Michigan Virtual
Exciting Times for Education

The Future of Learning

This is an exciting time for education. We have a unique opportunity to chart a new course for the structure of our schools by blending the best of our traditional instructional model with an intentional focus on innovations in learning. Through the support and partnership of Michigan Virtual, the Future of Learning Council will facilitate thought leadership experiences, provide insight on innovative technologies to impact learning, and serve as a catalyst for developing leadership capacity in learning.

The mission of the Future of Learning Council is to provide a structured environment for Michigan leaders to learn about next generation learning models, share design practices, and gain access to high quality professional learning with other school leaders. In order to accomplish this mission, the Future of Learning Council is proudly establishing a professional collaboration with Michigan Virtual.

Location

Future of Learning Council
920 Municipal Way
Lansing, Michigan 48917

Contact Us

Dr. David Richards
Executive Learning Strategist
248.802.2161
[email protected]

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