Work at BLL is organized into laboratories. Each one is focused upon a theme, solving a problem, or exploring a new possibility.

Labs must demonstrate ongoing progress and create one or more papers, products, or experiences within a designated time frame. The goal of each lab is to achieve 10x impact rather than the pursuit of incremental or sustaining innovations.

Some labs are ongoing while others are created with a fixed start and end date.

Labs are independently funded (by BLL, a partner, or a combination).


Human-Centered Learning Environment Lab

This lab focuses upon defining, refining, and promoting the vision and framework for human-centered learning environment design and development.

Status:
Active

Internships, Part-Time, or Full-Time Openings:
We welcome inquiries for potential leaders or collaborators in this lab. See the BLL Employment Page.

Services, Papers, Prototypes, and Products:
Breathe: A Vision and Framework for Human-Centered Learning Environments (paperback & ebook)

Humanizing the Online Classroom: Seeking and Celebrating the Human Experience in Distance Education – coming soon


The Learning Beyond Letter Grades Lab

This lab explores and promotes the promise and possibility of authentic and empowering approaches to feedback, grading, assessment, and credentials in P-20 education & beyond.

Status:
Active

Internship, Part-Time, or Full-Time Openings:
See the BLL Employment Page.

Services, Papers, Prototypes, and Products:
Book: Learning Beyond Letter Grades (forthcoming)

The Meaning Lab – Future Lab

This lab focuses upon the creation of tools and methods that help learners discover & attach greater meaning and purpose to learning experiences.

Status:
Future Lab

Internships, Part-Time, or Full-Time Openings:
We welcome inquiries for potential leaders or collaborators in this future lab. See the BLL Employment Page.

Services, Papers, Prototypes, and Products:
Research on Nurturing Meaning-Inspired & Purpose-Driven Learners (forthcoming)

Methods of Meaning: Learners with a Why (forthcoming)

Quests & Missions Over Titles & Positions (forthcoming)


The Future of Education Lab

This lab promotes research, dialogue, planning & preparation, imaginative inquiry, and experimentation regarding challenges, opportunities, and possibilities in the future of education. The lab embraces a role of study and the co-creation of possible futures in education.

Status:
Future Lab

Internships, Part-Time, or Full-Time Openings:
We welcome inquiries for potential leaders or collaborators in this future lab. See the BLL Employment Page.

Services, Papers, Prototypes, and Products:
The Edu Futures Podcast

The Wonder & Mystery Lab

This lab designs & tests prototypes of learning experiences that are rooted in the cultivation of wonder & mystery as tools for learning and personal growth. It also seeks to refine processes for equipping others to become designers of such learning experiences.

Status:
Future Lab

Internships, Part-Time, or Full-Time Openings:
We welcome inquiries for potential leaders or collaborators in this future lab. See the BLL Employment Page.

Services, Papers, Prototypes, and Products:
TBD