Julie Stern

 Julie is passionate about synthesizing the best education research into practical tools that support educators in breaking free of the industrial model of schooling.  She believes education holds the power to change the world and consistently seeks ways to help teachers turn required curriculum into authentic experiences, where students use their learning to promote sustainability, equity, and well-being. Julie previously served as Director of Curriculum Innovation for a network of schools, where she led the transformation of curriculum  and assessments for all subject areas in grades 6-12. She began blogging about her vision and practice, which led to four best-selling books, a comprehensive professional learning series, and a team of amazing colleagues and collaborators who support educators worldwide. She began her career as an experiential educator, using the city of Washington, DC to teach civics, history, and youth activism and she now moves internationally every few years with her husband, a US diplomat, and her two children.

Competencies and Interests

Relevant Experience

BA in Sociology & Psychology

MA in International Education

James Madison Constitutional Fellow

Certified in Visible Learning Plus

Spanish Speaker

Current Interests


Future of Learning

Life-long Learning

Human Development

Educator & Student Well-being

Support Offered

Keynotes (virtual and in-person)

Professional Learning Workshops

Curriculum Co-Design

Curriculum Advising

Lesson Co-Planning

Leadership Coaching

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Online A/synchronous Learning

All of our courses are designed to be immediately useful and thought-provoking with short videos followed by discussion and application. There are three levels of LTT-focused courses. We also host mashups, which combine LTT with the work of collaborators in our network. Most courses use a cohort model and sell-out fast. Send questions to julie@learningthattransfers.com

Blog Plosts

The Power of Small Changes

The Power of Small Changes

This blog was written by LTT Extended Team Member, Karli Lomax as well as teacher Sandra Lima. My school, Graded: The American School of São Paulo –...