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VCoL in Practice—Learn to learn optimally


VIP is a course for adults and adolescents who want to learn how to become lifelong learners. You will learn a little bit about learning, but you'll primarily be building actual skills for learning the way your brain wants to learn—and the way you need to learn in order to adapt gracefully to new realities in a constantly changing world. 

VIP consists of 8 online sessions (modules), spread over 8 months. Prior to each session you will learn about the skills you'll be learning during the next month, then between sessions, you'll use everyday situations to practice critical real-world learning skills, then share your experiences with other participants. Each module will focus on VCoL itself or one of the +7 skills. 

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The VIP syllabus will be going live in October! 


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Selected funders

IES (US Department of Education)

The Spencer Foundation


Dr. Sharon Solloway

The Simpson Foundation

The Leopold Foundation

Donor list

Selected clients

Glastonbury School District, CT

The Ross School

Rainbow Community School

The Study School

Long Trail School

The US Naval Academy

The City of Edmonton, Alberta

The US Federal Government

Advisory Board

Kurt Fischer, Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education, Emeritus

Antonio Battro, MD, Ph.D., One Laptop Per Child

Marc Schwartz, Ph.D. and former high school teacher, University of Texas at Arlington

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., University of Southern California

Willis Overton, Ph.D., Temple University, Emeritus