In the age of instant information, why do we still accept the Ancient Roman model of education where students have to listen to lectures, memorize things, and hardly ever do anything real?

"It is my conviction that the schools are responsible for the gross foolishness of our young men, because, in them, they see or hear nothing at all of the affairs of every-day life."

-Petronius Arbiter, 1st Century AD

Photo: Stone relief of a teacher with three discipuli, circa 180 AD. Things haven't changed much since then.

This is the future of learning

From day one, our students are fully immersed in real-world career roles, performing authentic tasks in pursuit of meaningful goals and producing the same work that professionals produce. Supported by an experienced mentor, they receive coaching and feedback, helping students to revise their work and improve their mastery of the underlying knowledge and skills. Along the way, we provide advice, resources, and stories from industry insiders who have actually been there.

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"Schools in the future will be judged less because of the credentials that they bestow, and more because of the experiences they offer."

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Dr. Roger Schank

We guarantee two things:

You won't spend any time in a classroom

When you're done, you will be prepared for a job.

Our Founder

Led by artificial intelligence visionary Dr. Roger Schank, our team of experienced instructional design and facilitation experts have delivered education solutions to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and post-secondary schools for over three decades.

After 35 years as a professor at Stanford and Yale, Schank became frustrated at educational institutions that fail to produce graduates with real skills that they can use to get a job. Out of these frustrations, we built Schank Academy for you— the individual— to thrive.

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"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day."
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Albert Einstein

Dive in

Learn more about our three deep dive programs:

Online, mentored courses

Our courses are entirely online, but they are not like any online courses you have ever seen. You will not be watching boring video lectures and taking tests; you will learn by doing with the help of knowledgeable mentors who are always available to provide meaningful advice and feedback on your work.

Contact the Schank Academy for more information.