Collaboration is key to growth and success.
Meet our network of education professionals with shared beliefs and expansive knowledge about how learning happens.
We are researchers, educators, parents, presenters, data nerds, authors, optimists, and, above all, passionate advocates for learner-centered processes.
We may not know what challenges the future will bring. But we’re sure that if today’s students know how to learn, they will be able to meet those challenges with confidence, creativity, and competence.Discover More
Community Agreements and Beliefs
We honor, love, and accept ourselves and each other.
We value our individual and collective experiences and cultures as assets.
We are honest, loving, and supportive even when it’s challenging.
We accept that we can control only our own actions and responses.
We reflect on and take ownership of the impact of our words and actions.
We communicate bravely and responsibly, with dignity and reciprocity.
We engage in dialogue, ask questions, and restate our understanding to ensure clarity of content and intent.
We practice shared decision making that values all voices and ideas.
We acknowledge that feedback, patience, failure, success, and perseverance are all aspects of our authentic learning process.
We use a restorative approach to resolve conflict and repair harm.
quality relationships are essential.
empathy has transformative power.
collaboration is key to growth and success.
belonging is a human right and it is our responsibility to protect and nurture it.
each person has intrinsic value; we honor the dignity of ourselves and others
all learners have voices that should be heard; if we listen, they will lead the way.
creativity is inherent in all of us, and our collective creativity is crucial for effective problem-solving.
every human being deserves access to an equitable, personalized education
when one of us does better, we ALL do better.
connection is at our core and gives our relationships strength; it is the energy we share when we feel seen, heard, and valued.
After coaching their two sons through a painful high school experience that lacked real world relevance and a culture of belonging, Paul J. Bloomberg, EdD and his husband Tony Francoeur founded The Core Collaborative Learning Network with a small group of educators, friends, authors, and researchers in their living room in San Diego. The Core Collaborative’s mission was (and still is) to grow a network of educators and thought partners with a shared mission to eliminate opportunity gaps by co-creating conditions in our schools that nurture each learner’s identities, curiosities, and strengths so they are eager to explore, discover, and figure things out while contributing positively to the growth of others.