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Leadership for 21st Century Learning

The Center for Educational Improvement (CEI) partners with leaders in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), neuroscience, and social emotional learning to advance 21st Century learning in schools. We focus on innovations, building exemplary schools and principals, conducting workshops, and undertaking research to create exemplary learning environments.

Learn more about CEI's 21st Century Learning Rubric . This 55-page rubric is a guide for school leaders and teachers that offers best practices for infusing peace, justice, cultural competence, neuroscience, STEM, and heart centered education across the curriculum. The rubric is a resource for planning, implementing and monitoring 21st Century learning.

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Research Areas

Curating and Sharing Information on Latest 21st Century Innovations in Learning
Rigor in the Classroom

Cutting-edge best practices for creating environments where all students are supported in learning at high levels.


Exploring how the brain acquires, stores, and uses information to fast-track academic gains.

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Leading schools to excellence via 21st century science, technology, engineering, and mathematics curricula and strategies.

Heart Centered Education

CEI’s signature approach to social emotional learning (life skills for success) focusing on five Cs.