ViP is a course for adults who want to accelerate learning from everyday experience. It equips participants with a set of powerful skills that support optimal learning & development.
In ViP you'll build skills for learning the way human brains are designed to learn with a method called micro-VCoLing. This way of learning is the most efficient way to build the skills and habits we all need to thrive in a complex and rapidly changing world.
*ViP is a prerequisite for admission into Lectica's accreditation courses.
"Before ViP, I thought learning was a tedious necessity. Now I see it as a kind of pleasurable reflective awareness."
"I love the focus on everyday real-world experiences. It's so practical."
"I am in bliss with a new way to look at learning, and how to think differently. I swear I feel my mind reshaping itself."
"Once you learn to micro-VCoL, learning becomes a kind of continuous pleasure. I wouldn't say it's euphoric, more of a feeling of satisfaction mixed with curiosity."
ViP is a minimally disruptive 6-week course that helps participants build a set of skills for micro-VCoLing. MicroVCoLing is a practice that makes it possible to learn as you engage in everyday activities. You will build Micro-VCoLing skills by engaging in a series of increasingly sophisticated in-the-moment" learning activities. You can learn more about micro-VCoLing by reading the article, VCoL in action: The many benefits of micro-VCoLing.
We offer ViP several times through the year on a rotating schedule. Fill in the form at the bottom of the page if you are interested in attending ViP.
Teams, families, & friends who take ViP together will enjoy the additional learning benefit of frequent opportunities to share VCoLing experiences. If the members of your group are interested in taking ViP together, fill in the form at the bottom of the page and ask for information about group participation and rates.
Active participants in ViP will...
Participants will take a Lectical Assessment and receive a resource-rich report that will support months of high impact micro-VCoLing.
You can view a sample report by logging into our site as username: dorothytoto, and password: yellowbrickroad.
In week 1, you'll learn about the Virtuous Cycle of Learning, where it comes from, and how to put micro-VCoLs to work in daily practice.
During weeks 2–5, you will spend the time between meetings practicing specific micro-VCoLing skills. During meetings, ViP facilitators will host guided discussions. We will focus on core VCoLing skills, including:
You'll learn the most basic micro-VCoLing skills by working through a 3-part micro-VCoL Starter Set. Dr. Dawson has provided a detailed description and a starter set example in her article, VCoL in action, the micro-VCoL starter set.
As noted above, you will also be taking a Lectical Assessment, which will equip you with several micro-VCoLs designed to help you continue habituating micro-VCoLing while learning critical life skills.
In the final VCoL meeting, participants will come together (1) for a Lectical Assessment debrief, (2) to build skills for identifying skills that can be practiced in real-time, and (3) to celebrate their transformation into joyful and efficient lifelong learners.
$799 per person
(Contact us to inquire about scholarships for K-12 educators.)
Prior to the registration deadline, we will refund 85% of your payment on request.
After the registration deadline, no refunds are available, but you will be given 2 years to complete your course by transferring to a later offering. When you transfer, you will be required to pay a processing fee equal to 15% of the course fee being charged at that time.
This is a practice-based course. It only works when every registrant participates fully. Prior to making a decision to participate in ViP, make sure that you have the time to do the work and are committed to full participation. This means attending every meeting and completing all pre-work, including daily micro-VCoLing practice. If you miss more than one meeting or appear to be neglecting your pre-work, we will ask you to take the course at another time.
The next ViP cohorts begin the second week of September, 2023, meeting weekly at either 10:00 am on Mondays or 5:00 pm on Wednesdays. (All dates are New York time.)
Registration closes on Wednesday August 30th, 2023.
Course fee: Early-bird registration of $719 until July 31st, 2023, after that $799 US.
If you're interested in participating or learning more, please fill out the following form:
IES (US Department of Education)
The Spencer Foundation
Dr. Sharon Solloway
The Simpson Foundation
The Leopold Foundation
Glastonbury School District, CT
The Ross School
Rainbow Community School
The Study School
Long Trail School
The US Naval Academy
The City of Edmonton, Alberta
The US Federal Government
Antonio Battro, MD, Ph.D., One Laptop Per Child
Marc Schwartz, Ph.D. and former high school teacher, University of Texas at Arlington
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D., University of Southern California
Willis Overton, Ph.D., Temple University, Emeritus