Visionary, courageous, and collaborative leadership is essential to MCL’s uncompromisingly learner-centered approach. MCL leaders empower others through a thoughtful and deliberate process that reflects the research on intrinsic motivation,  effective learning and instructional strategies.

Our MCL vision needs courageous, skilled & committed leaders to move this work forward. Those leaders need constant support as they face the challenges of leading transformational changes in their systems.

Our CCL Leaders have studied Chuck Schwahn & Bill Spady’s Total Leaders 2.0, Leadership Framework, along with Chuck’s & Bea McGarvey’s Inevitable Too! The Total Leaders Embraces Mass Customzied Learning book to reflect on their leadership skills as they collaborate and support each other.

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Our CCL Collaborative hosts Leaders Lunch, Learn, & Collaborate, a one-hour collaborative conversation, two times a month, on Monday mornings. These sessions include informal conversations on a topic of the group’s choice as well as more formal study group conversations using a leadership resource. Most recently, the resource our leaders used in their study group was the Mass Customized Learning Skilled Leadership Series, a part of a comprehensive set of learning paths designed by Bea McGarvey.

In addition, our monthly CCL Board of Director meetings, held on one Friday each month, offers a Focused-Review Conversation, a collaborative conversation among leaders in our organization.

more MCL Components

Shifting the Mindset

Skilled Leadership

Quality Instruction

Viable Learning Outcomes

Motivating Learning Opportunities

Varied Evidence of Learning

Customized Structures

Transformational Technologies

Implementation Story: Windham Primary, Windham, Maine

Read how Windham Primary, one of our CCL Members, is implementing their vision for customized learning. Windham Primary leaders encourage and support their staff as they transform structures to provide the Ideal Learning Experience for each of their learners.

Update on Events

"What customizing structures are you focused on and what challenges are you facing at implementing those structures? Let’s collaborate and help offer solutions." This is the topic for our Leaders Lunch, Learn, & Collaborate sessions tomorrow, December 4th @ 10:30...

Next Week for CCL Members

We have only 2 weeks before our Thanksgiving break... Here are some of our meetings and learning events scheduled between now and the holiday. This coming Monday, November 14th we have two events scheduled. At 10:30 our Leaders Lunch, Learn, & Collaborate session...

MCL, CCL, MCCL: What do they mean??

We can sometimes get confused by all the acronyms.... MCL, Mass Customized Learning refers to a vision that Chuck Schwahn & Bea McGarvey wrote about in their first book, "inevitable Mass Customized Learning, Learning in the Age of Empowerment". In their book they...

Leaders Lunch, Learn, & Collaborate (LLC) Sessions 2022-2023

This ongoing series of online discussions will provide building-level and district leaders with an opportunity to problem solve and deepen their understanding of designing a learning community that provides every learner with the Ideal Learning Experience....


The Collaborative for Customized Learning (CCL) is an organization of individuals and learning communities who are transforming their systems to provide the Ideal Learning Experience (ILX) for all their learners.

2022 MCL Summit/Think Tank Starts @ 8 a.m. Wednesday, July 27th

Over 90 MCL Implementers are traveling to Portland, Maine for our 8th annual MCL National Summit. We are excited to offer 3 keynote messages, 21 showcase breakouts, and 3 think tanks... True to our vision, we will be leveraging the collective intelligence and wisdom...

2022 MCL National Summit/Think Tank

After two summers away the MCL National Alliance along with The Collaborative for Customized Learning is hosting our annual MCL National Summit on July 27 & 28 in Portland, Maine. Check out details here: https://bit.ly/MCLSUMMIT2022

MCL Consortium/Induction Program

Our annual consortium/induction program is schedule to begin with a full day of training on August 11th delivered via Zoom. New hires/learning facilitators to the profession, or new to designing and implementing a standards-based approach, are encouraged to join us...

The Collaborative for Customized Learning

As of September 11, 2020, the name of our organization has changed to: "The Collaborative for Customized Learning" At our annual Board retreat, our Board of Directors unanimously voted to change our organization's name to better describe our purpose and membership....