Our pathway begins with building supportive relationships, the student perspective, and what each of us can do now.
We’re bringing our entire community to work together.
Join us to co-create the solutions you need now, and to become part of a community of revolutionary support for the future of learning.
Learning Pathmakers builds on the experience of District of Learning in Greater Washington, D.C.
We're collaborating with young people and parents,—and leaders in education, community-based organizations, and technology—
to co-create a better pathway to the future of learning.
"It's the ideal time for creativity to bloom in education. Combining the ideas and energy of students, families, educators and others in this revolutionary way will surely lead to the next generation of groundbreaking progress in American public education!"
Co-founder and Executive Director, Washington Leadership Academy Public Charter School (one of ten schools to win the XQ Super Schools Prize)
"We participated as a pilot partner with District of Learning. It was the only technology solution we used where our students could understand everything that was expected of them from beginning to end. It helped them own their learning."
CEO, Friendship Public Charter Schools
"I was excited about the Expedition before, and now that I've seen the agenda, I can't wait!”
Founding team member, Capital Experience Lab
"This is so much better than staring at a screen all day. It gives me better options to learn the ways I want to learn."
Student, Wilson High School
The relationships we build, what we do together, and how we do it are just as important as the results.
We all must chart our own course. With more options for each type of learners, remote learning gets an upgrade.
Your learning is in your hands. Create your own path forward, and together we can create a different future for learning.
Learning Pathmakers is here to help you teach, learn, and support learning during COVID-19 and beyond. We're inviting you to co-create a new initiative with the nonprofit District of Learning. For the last five years, we’ve been working to turn Greater DC into a unified campus for learning through education partnerships and mobile-first technology. We’re building on everything we have learned to help you during this education crisis.
Learning Pathmakers builds on the nonprofit District of Learning, part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Cities of Learning initiative, endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
For the last five years, we've learned what it takes to connect, coordinate, and document learning that happens anytime and everywhere.
No one institution, on its own, can help our young people learn what they need. It takes everyone—learners, families, school and community-based educators, and community partners of all kinds—to come together to help young people claim ownership of their learning, secure the supports they need for success, and connect purpose-driven learning to life.
Since the pandemic began, we’ve been collaborating with educators and technology experts—to leapfrog to the next level and co-create Learning Pathmakers with you!
My life’s work is rooted in education - the formal and informal ways schools and neighborhoods support learning, especially for Black and Brown kids.
I’m a DC native, and my work has focused on how we meet the needs of students and teachers while tapping into the true power of parents, families, and the community.
I’ve been an executive with Prince George’s County Public Schools, a family engagement leader for the Flamboyan Foundation.
And Michael and I are also parents of students finding their way in zoom classrooms. Like you, we’re all looking for solutions to our education and remote learning crisis.
I’ve been working on education, technology, and community partnerships for over three decades.
I led the signature initiative for the Obama administration on community partnerships in education
Five years ago I teamed up with the MacArthur Foundation and local partners to launch District of Learning - a nonprofit turning Greater Washington, DC into a giant campus for learning.
We’ve been building community-wide education partnerships and using mobile technology to connect, manage, and document learning no matter where or when it happens.