Create a portfolio system that brings your Portrait of a Graduate or competency framework to life
Collaborative, learner-led projects mapped to interdisciplinary competencies
Measure what matters using learner-centered, competency-based practices
LiFT Learning Platform
The LiFT® learning platform elevates the educational experience with collaborative project-based learning and competency-based portfolio assessment. With LiFT, you measure what really matters, and ensure all learning counts.
We take the time to understand your school vision and culture, instructional model, and skills framework in order to build a strong and lasting partnership.
Strategic & Tactical
We understand the educational change process, and will work with you to optimize the platform and implementation to meet your evolving needs.
We’ll work with you to design and implement your ideal skills framework, providing guidance and recommendations from our community of learner-centered schools that will save valuable time and effort.
We provide a comprehensive set of tools to ensure your success with LiFT, including Facilitator Guides, Virtual Trainings, and easy to navigate Help Desk
We make sure we stay aligned to your vision with frequent check-ins. Consider the LiFT Learning team as your thought partner, sounding board, connector, and resident problem solver.
We strive to solve real problems of practice and value your ideas to uplift learning. If there are custom features that will improve delivery on your mission, we can build them to your specifications
QUICKLY AND CONFIDENTLY PUT YOUR LEARNER-CENTERED VISION INTO PRACTICE WITH A FLEXIBLE LEARNING PLATFORM DESIGNED TO GROW WITH YOU.
Traditional learning technology can make learner-centered, learner-driven projects notoriously hard to manage. Engineered specifically to handle unique learning pathways, LiFT helps you maximize learner agency without sacrificing productivity.
Promote learner self-direction and independence with interdisciplinary, collaborative projects.
Learners can add their own action steps.
Teachers can personalize projects to meet individual needs.
Learners can create their own projects from scratch - perfect for passion projects, independent study, capstones, and personalized learning plans.
Communication is key, and LiFT offers a clear feedback and revision cycle.
Teachers and learners can communicate using chat-style feedback tied to specific learning targets or assignments.
Email notifications accompany feedback and revision requests, and a class forum keeps your asynchronous learning community connected.
Let learners know where they stand by rating assignments with rubrics or numerical scores, or both.
- “LiFT has been an amazing part of our Journey empowering teachers and learners! Instead of having to change instruction to fit the LMS, LiFT helps us do what we really want to do. We are so excited for the work we are doing with LiFT!”
Co-founder of Elevate Academy (ID)
How it works
LiFT automatically generates a Skill Portfolio for every competency.
As learning happens, teachers and learners curate evidence of learning from across classes and outside of school into Skill Portfolios.
A rubric with clear criteria is embedded in each portfolio enabling a holistic assessment of an entire body of work.
Teachers can view a learner’s portfolio in the class context, or more broadly across all terms and classes – perfect to calibrate assessment of competencies.
A reporting engine allows teachers and administrators to generate a variety of customized reports from class progress to progress towards graduation.
Whether evidence comes from a school assignment, an extra-curricular activity, on the job, or anywhere else, it all counts on the journey to mastery. More than a flat collection of artifacts, LiFT Skill Portfolios document the growth process for each and every skill, creating transparency about what your learners can do, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Turn your skills framework into a powerful portfolio assessment system! Engagement is a constant challenge and interdisciplinary learning doesn’t fit into traditional boxes. LiFT is the easy-to-use portfolio assessment system educators need to ensure that all learning counts.
- We view LiFT as an exemplar among software solutions supporting school transformation through project-based, inquiry-oriented, agency- and collaboration-building online environments.
hOW WE PARTNER
Whatever level of support you choose, you’ll always get the full set of LiFT features plus all the training materials and technical support you need for a successful rollout.
Additional support, training sessions, coaching, professional development, and framework design services are available. Most school partners choose a multi-year plan aligned with their current capacity and strategic vision.
Standard Site License
Enhanced Site License
Premier Site License
We offer three levels of support...
— “I have spent the past two years reviewing possible solutions available in the marketplace. We chose LiFT both because of the functionality and the way in which they work with schools. It’s clear to me that they get schools like ours, which sets them in stark contrast to most off-the shelf gradebooks or learning management systems.”
Co-founder The Workshop School
meet our team
David is committed to empowering youth by providing technology and support to educators building learner-centered systems. He possesses extensive skills in systems thinking and brings a unique background in mental health counseling to his role as LiFT Learning's CEO. From his clinical experience working with children and families, he is knowledgeable about behavioral intervention, social-emotional development, and trauma-informed systems of care. He has worked as a school-based clinician, a musician, and an educator at the college and middle school levels.
Chief Learning Officer
As a New Hampshire educator at the forefront of the competency-based movement, Joey taught Cultural Geography in grades 9-12 at Pinkerton Academy. He was awarded New Hampshire’s Teacher of the Year in 2014 before taking a leadership role as Director of Education at Education First. At EF, he was responsible for improving the learning experience of participants in travel programs through accreditation, strategic partnerships, and product development.
Operations and Communications
With an attention to detail honed managing major American orchestras, Karen applies her skills in financial oversight, budgeting, systems development and communications to provide the organizational capacity that supports LiFT Learning’s mission to foster innovation in learner-centered education.
Robyn has extensive experience in all facets of information technology operations within the educational industry. For more than 20 years, she has grown accessible, iconic brands and brand assets for various products and companies, and has been recognized with awards including 40 under 40. Her broad marketing experience encompasses strategic planning, interactive marketing, brand management, and creative development. She also brings tremendous skills and expertise with technology implementation in the educational sector.