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Learning happens here.

Design with Intent. Lead with Intent. Learn with Intent.

Whether you’re a parent, business leader, educational instructor, or student, the design of your learning environment matters. In fact, the design of the environment profoundly shapes how the user interacts and engages with it.

Our mission is to ensure that every child, learner, consumer and user has access to an inclusive and equitable learning environment because engaging in high-quality learning experiences is a fundamental human right, and not a privilege. Learning Key supports a wide range of organizations from schools, districts, and other non and for-profit organizations. Learning Key also offers one-on-one academic advising and parenting coaching. We support individuals and organizations by offering various tools, resources, coaching, consulting and professional learning opportunities.

Our work is inspired by a variety of educational approaches including Visible Thinking, Teaching for Understanding, and Universal Design for Learning. We create flexible learning environments so all learners can excel and achieve more than they think they could ever achieve.

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Supercharge Your Professional Learning

Professional learning initiatives in schools come and go, and the constant cycling through programs can resemble fad diets—hype and hope followed by crash and burnout.

In this timely book, longtime professional learning providers Kasia M. Derbiszewska and T. Nicole Tucker-Smith share concrete strategies that will help you design professional development sessions that are compelling, convincing, and sustainable using the framework of Universal Design for Learning.

Learn to recognize and reduce common barriers to effective PD. In each chapter, the authors clearly address the Purpose, Preparation, Implementation, and Benefits to Learning for each aspect of professional learning, as well as UDL Tidbits that help ensure the health and longevity of the initiative.

Get ready to consider the whole adult learner and apply practical strategies for cultivating and maintaining healthy, vibrant professional development that has a track record of success.

Meet the Team

Kasia Derbiszewska Co-Founder, Education Consultant Kasia Derbiszewska (pronounced Kah-shah Der-bih-sheh-ska) is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Learning Key, LLC. Kasia specializes in the field of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and has a passion for designing inclusive and supportive environments that help all learners excel. Kasia designs and delivers keynote speeches, workshops, and offers one-on-one consulting support to school districts, universities and other organizations both nationally and internationally. Kasia is a former high school English teacher and a former project manager at Harvard University’s Causal Cognition in a Complex World Laboratory. Kasia earned her Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from Harvard University.
Matthew Riecken Co-Founder, Education Technology Specialist Matt Riecken is Co-Founder and Educational Technology Specialist for Learning Key, LLC. Matt specializes in website and technology tool development. Matt earned his Ed.M. in Technology, Education, and Innovation from Harvard University.
Barb Schalliol Education Advisor Barb Schalliol is an Education Advisor for Learning Key, LLC. Barb is a former high school assistant principal. Her experience spans from alternative education programs, social-emotional learning, and leadership.