Welcome to Modern Learners Community

Let's create a whole new experience of school. Together.

Modern Learners Community

It's a movement, not a moment.

Modern Learners Community is a free online network of educators and educational leaders who are creating real, meaningful change in schools. If you're ready to push beyond the buzzwords, stop tweaking at the edges, and find a team to build a movement with, MLC is right for you.


MLC gives you access to a global network of educational change leaders and connections to members both near you and in your field of expertise. Our members find and share thought-provoking content to spark genuine dialogue around leadership and learning topics.


Our conversations, curated content, and live online events are guided by members’ real-life questions, experiences, and challenges. While we consistently encourage and support each other, we'll often push back with concrete examples and practical ideas.


Member contributions are key to the success of MLC. Your posts, comments, questions, reflections, and conversations with fellow members are what drives MLC as a stimulating yet nurturing personal and professional learning destination.

Community and Beyond: 

Introducing Modern Learners Courses.

In addition to the learning that happens through the daily conversations and sharing in MLC, we offer a number of thoughtfully designed online courses that will challenge your thinking and provide you with practical strategies you can apply immediately to your work in schools. From assessment to supporting change movements and collaborative leadership endeavors in your schools, there's a course to support all of your interests and educational endeavors. 

To view our course offerings, click the blue button, "Choose a Plan" at the top of this page, or scroll down to the bottom to check out our current course offerings. You'll find each course included in a "Membership Plan," as all course enrollments include membership in Modern Learners Community.

Modern Learners Community FAQ

Who are MLC members?

Modern Learners Community is a diverse, global group of over 1000 teachers, principals, and educational leaders who want to commit to grow courageously as agents of change.

What topics are discussed?

The conversations that emerge in MLC are the result of the questions about modern educational leadership that are driven by our members and their interests, as well as provocations from the Modern Learners team. We focus on topics like "What is learning?", common language, student agency, strategies for change, trends and technologies that influence learning in schools, and much more. Together, we're  crafting a vision for what reimagined, modern practice in schools looks and feels like.

How will this community benefit me?

If you’re sincerely interested in pushing high-bar change in schools, the isolation can be brutal. A vibrant, respectful, challenging community changes all of that. We frequent the edges of the educational space, and we curate and bring a dynamic flow of information and conversation directly to our members. You’ll also get real-time support from your co-members in the trenches, those who are doing authentic change work in schools, just like you.

How do I access the community?

You can access MLC on your laptop or through our iOS and Android apps. We use Zoom.us for online live sessions and events and Mighty Networks for our online community.

Participation in MLC

How do I participate?

As a member of MLC, you have access to blog posts, links, polls, shared resources and much more, all available to you when you want or need it. In addition, we hold regular live discussions and coaching sessions in Zoom with the Modern Learners team and special guests.

How is MLC different from other professional organizations?

In MLC, teachers and school leaders interact and dialogue in a collaborative spirit driven by a shared purpose: learning. No one exists in a silo.  We curate and create content specifically to satisfy members’ curiosities in relevant and practical ways. This isn’t traditional professional development, and that’s a good thing. Connections happen daily, not annually at a conference or through routine email blasts. We push your agenda, not ours.

What is my investment?

Joining MLC is free. Your only risk is missing out on the greatest professional learning experience of your career. Join us today!

A glimpse inside MLC

Articles, posts, questions, polls, comments, member contributions and more!

Meet our Modern Learners 

Community Manager

Hi. I'm Lyn Hilt, the Modern Learners Community manager, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you in MLC!

A little about me... I am an educational leadership and instructional technology consultant. Over the past twenty years, I've worked as an elementary school principal, instructional technology coach, and classroom teacher in both elementary and middle school settings. 

I've had the privilege of working with teams and schools across the country on a variety of topics including technology integration, professional learning networks, digital citizenship, innovative professional development, and educational leadership in the digital age. 

It's an honor to be able to bring my past experiences into my role as community manager - along with our other community hosts, we make it our priority to share relevant and inspiring content with you, and help make MLC a place you want to call your learning home.

MLC is a really special place. The learning here is unrivaled when it comes to online learning experiences! Spend a few minutes of each day with us, and you'll quickly realize this, too.  

Hope to see you inside the community!

Get connected. Informed. Enlightened. 

For Free. Forever.

We know MLC is a valuable resource for your journey and we know our content will have you thinking about your school in new ways and challenge your old assumptions. 

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