As president of Learning Systems Associates, Dr. Marie Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and public advocate. She is the founder Tomorrow’s Education Network – a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the greater community with students in the classroom to improve student literacy. Alcock has been working with schools to improve student motivation and literacy skills through digital tools and gaming.
Dr. Alcock is a co-author, with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Dr. Debbie Sullivan, and Dr. Ann Johnson, of the Live Planner Book, Mapping to the CORE: Integrating the Common Core Standards with Your Local School Curriculum, published by Solution Tree in 2012. She has also coauthored with Dr. Bena Kallick A Virtual Continuum for Thinking Interdependently in Costa, A and O’Leary, P (Eds.) The Power of the Social Brain: Teaching, Learning and Using Interdependent Thinking, published by Teachers College Press in 2013.
Additional publications include Gaming in the Classroom, and co-author credit with Bill Sheskey for Classroom Websites in Jacobs, H (Eds.) Mastering Digital Literacy, both published by Solution Tree in October of 2013.
Marie has written a number of papers and articles about student mobility, innovative models of education, curriculum mapping, gaming in education, leadership, and organizational change.