The Deep Learning Lab 2017

The Learner First team was in Toronto for the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) Global Deep Learning Lab, which brought NPDL participants and other education leaders from around the world together to push our thinking and deepen our…

Our webinar in top three of 2016!

The American Evaluation Association picked its top three eStudies from 2016, and we are honored and delighted that Joanne’s presentation with Jane Davidson, “Evaluation-Driven Deep Whole-System Change,” in June was selected. So, if…

Learning Programs

Schools and systems  want a better way of teaching and assessing their students, but often don’t know how, or where to begin. The education system has been so focused on test scores and standardization that although we know we need something…

We're Back!

The Learner First have updated our website, and it is more than just a fancy new look – we have added helpful content about what we do and how we do it, including a breakdown of our framework and the tools we use. There is also a page…

Learners Are Not Failing the System —The System is Failing Learners

Joanne is featured in the latest issue of Pioneering, Education Reimagined: "Learners Are Not Failing the System —The System is Failing Learners." Read about how the education system is not just in need of an overhaul but a full transformation,…

How to Achieve Whole-System Lift for Struggling Title I Schools

Event: eStudy from the American Evaluation Association Dates:  Monday, June 20th & Wednesday, June 22nd 3:00p.m.-4:30p.m. ET Presenters: Dr. E. Jane Davidson & Joanne McEachen Register: http://www.eval.org/eStudy Want…

Blazing Trails in Oklahoma City Public Schools

Sparked by their work with The Learner First, Oklahoma City Public Schools have ditched test driven teaching tools in favor of a bold, new direction: project-based learning. The exciting new teaching methods have drawn the attention of the…