About us

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.

Allison Zmuda

Allison Zmuda is an international education consultant specializing in long-term projects on curriculum, assessment, and instructional designs. She works with her clients to imagine learning experiences that are worthy of the pursuit for both students and educators, designing work that is relevant, meaningful, challenging, and appropriate. In addition to her consulting work, she has co-authored 11 books and has written numerous articles on curriculum design and personalized learning. She also develops digital content with Bena Kallick on Habits Personalized to provide practical and powerful suggestions for Habits of Mind and Personalized Learning and generates fresh ideas and curates voices of other educators on Learning Personalized.