Why was the consortium created?
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 (AIU8) and the Pennsylvania Leadership Development Center (PLDC) created a regional consortium that puts students at the center of learning in our schools. Working together, we explore the possibilities that Mass Customized Learning offers and chart a new course for public education in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Who can enroll?
All partners in the educational sector can enroll in the MCL Consortium. We currently have public schools systems, charter schools, businesses, and a university. MCL is open to any educator who wants to dislodge the industrial age model of schooling and become radically learner-focused.
- The Consortium host two "summits" each year. These summits provide a chance to share ideas with other members of the Consortium and to learn about cutting-edge leadership, curricular and instructional practices from industry thought-leaders.
- The Consortium provides books studies to help inculcate MCL principles.
- Consortium member will have premiere access to unique educational opportunities. For example, our member were invited to participate in an Executive Briefing with Apple Education focused on the theme of "Leveraging Technology in Mass Customized Learning Environments.
- Ultimately, the Consortium creates a valuable community of like-minded educators who share the same goal- to make learning better for all students!
Cost and Requirements
The MCL Consortium wants leaders in education who will work to transform learning in their organizations to assure students (learners) receive learning at their appropriate level every day. The investment to join the Consortium is $1,000 per year. Members receive four complimentary registration to each summit and a discount on all additional registrations beyond the four included in membership.