Who is Allison Zmuda?
Allison Zmuda is a longstanding education consultant focused on curriculum development with an emphasis on personalized learning. Just as she advocates for personalized learning to be used by her clients, she practices it when engaging with her clients. It is important to Allison that she develop a relationship with those she works with.
Rooted in Partnership
Everything Allison does -- whether it's with clients or colleagues -- is done in the spirit of partnership. Habits Personalized, Learning Sets, and Institute for Habits of Mind are three of her active partnerships. With each, Allison has brought her passion for personalized learning, innovation, and creativity, weaving her talents in with the modalities of others.
Working alongside Allison has been one of life’s great joys for me. The insights, honesty, creative nature, and depth of experiences that she brings to the table have been some of the most enriching in my career and for the on-going work at our school. I am humbled and blessed to learn from her, and I am always intrigued by her curious nature and how she tunes me in towards a deeper reflection of what I say, do, and think.
As a classroom teacher, I appreciated the opportunity to plan and receive feedback from Allison on ways to design personalized learning experiences for my students. Allison utilizes probing questions to get to the heart of the concept, idea, or goal you want to put into practice and provides guidance on the next steps in the process. I love that I walk away with additional perspectives and approaches to problems-always keeping learners at the center.
Inventure Academy is committed to building the key tenets of our Definition of Learning that includes building ‘Critical Thinking’ and developing ‘Intrinsically Motivated learners.’ In this context, it has been wonderful to work with Allison Zmuda online, as she motivated our team to ideate on parameters that could feed into the learner progressions for these key facets. Allison’s ability to elicit responses and collaboratively develop the learner progressions have helped us forge stronger bonds as a learning community committed to reaching shared goals.