Putting the learner first means focusing all activity within our schools and districts the development of deeper learning outcomes. By measuring these outcomes and what enables their development, we support learners to contribute to others’ lives and their communities in meaningful and fulfilling ways – we support them to succeed now and in their futures.
Meet Joanne McEachen
Joanne is originally from New Zealand and is now based in the USA. She is President and CEO of The Learner First and co-founder of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global partnership. Joanne is currently on the Karanga executive team – a global group based out of the Salzburg Global Seminar that is engaging countries in SEL and Wellbeing.
Joanne has been a teacher, principal, and education system leader, and she understands the complexity of teaching and leading in a school system.
Learn about our partnership with New Pedagogies for Deep Learning
The Learner First’s partnership with NPDL, as well as it’s knowledge and experience in the US education system, provide a unique understanding of what Deep Learning means for students and teachers in the context of the US.
Communities across the United States share a common and worthy concern: how can our community improve its schools? The value we place on individuals’ education stems from the long-standing promise of the American school system that receiving…
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“12 years of doing what we’re told, as opposed to what we need, is detrimental to personal development, to the Mind, and, most importantly, to the Soul.”
This is the message I hope stuck the most out of my speech at the Education Reimagined…
From April 16-17, 2019, The Learner First will host the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL) USA Cluster Deep Learning Lab in Redmond, Washington. The event will gather teachers and other education leaders from California, Michigan, Utah,…
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Communities across the United States share a common and worthy concern: how can our community improve its schools? The value we place on individuals’ education stems from the long-standing promise of the American school system that receiving an education leads to better-paying jobs, reduced inequality, and lifelong success. But despite being more highly educated than […]