The future of learning starts now

The Future of Learning Coalition is an alliance of organizations working to advance an innovation ecosystem for equitable, student-centered education in Illinois to better prepare future-ready students and empower them to realize their greatest potential. 

Together we can help Illinois build the groundwork for encouraging and supporting districts interested in using innovative, equity-focused teaching and learning strategies.

Why now

The Coalition believes that students in Illinois deserve an education that equitably:

  • fosters individual leadership and agency; 
  • empowers each student to solve problems with critical thinking and creativity;
  • exposes every young person to ambition-fueling ideas and opportunities; and 
  • prepares them to compete and lead in our 21st Century digital economy. 

School districts across Illinois zip codes must shift the way students learn: away from antiquated time- and place-based systems and toward a modern, future-forward, student-centered, “learn everywhere” system.  

Our focus

Through a shared lens of racial and socioeconomic equity, with a whole-child focus, coalition members are pursuing four specific areas. Under the banner of the Coalition, partner organizations—in an organized, ongoing and evolving series of district outreach and education efforts—will share and promote their research, initiatives, programs and especially innovative school and educator case studies in these focus areas.

The latest events & resources

Learning with Robotics Webinar

Robotics is a machine that will build the people who will change the world and our future for the better. On February 27, 2023, 4–5 p.m., join students and educators from Curie HS, IMSA, and Phoenix STEM Military Academy who are passionate about robotics for a conversation.

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Coalition Launch Webinar

Please join the Future of Learning Coalition to hear why the time is right for significant innovation, review some of our initiatives, and share our priorities for the future.

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Students for Innovation: Advocacy Day 2023

Join IDEA for at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield to exemplify the importance of innovative learning. Students from across the state are selected through an application process to present their innovative projects.

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