Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Allison Zmuda have been collaborating and imagining ideas together for two decades in the development of compelling curriculum where students have a meaningful role in their own learning. Over the years, we have deepened our work into reimagining the power and role of personalized learning and the need for modernizing school formats as evidenced in Allison’s books on personalized learning and Heidi’s work has focused on the design of school learning environments and essential literacies for the contemporary learner. They are actively working on a book on phenomena-based curriculum design and personalized learning.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs is internationally recognized for her seminal work in contemporary curriculum design, vertical mapping and modernizing responsive school environments. She prizes her work directly with schools in all settings of every kind, whether public, private, secular, sectarian, on-site, or virtual. Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping world are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs is engaged in projects with a wide array of both national and international organizations and companies. The author of thirteen books including the best-selling Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments (ASCD) with co-author, Marie Alcock. Dr. Jacobs is fully engaged in how professionals, learners, and families can make choices to best prepare students for the future.