Elevated Third Launches New Site for The Leadership and Learning Center


Elevated Third, a leading web development agency in Denver, this month announced the launch of a new website for The Leadership and Learning Center, a division of global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Built with the Drupal CMS, the site provides visitors with a highly customized, user-friendly search functionality and ecommerce experience, along with a seamless event registration process.

A long-term web strategy partner with The Leadership and Learning Center, Elevated Third partnered with the international company in 2010 to optimize and improve the performance of the company’s then-standing site. Today, the digital agency is elated to have transformed the company’s digital presence into one that not only provides visitors with the information they need, but also exhibits clean visual design and an intuitive user experience (UX).

Elevated Third modernized the previous Lead and Learn website into a lightweight platform that directs various user groups to their desired destination through a faceted search and supplementary search functionality that auto-populates results as users type their request. From information about the company’s consulting services, professional development resources, course listings, conference registration, or books for purchase and free teaching aids, visitors are given suggestions based on their search, encouraging them to browse selections through various filters or views.  

Along with dynamic search attributes, The Leadership and Learning Center’s digital hub now features a more user-friendly event registration system. With a cart functionality built in Drupal commerce, leadandlearn.com now stores registration and purchases on one domain, as opposed to an external e-commerce shopping cart that pushes users to a secondary domain for payment or registration.

About the Leadership and Learning Center: The Leadership and Learning Center is the professional development and consulting services division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a global education and learning company that is leading the way with innovative solutions to the challenges facing educators today. The Leadership and Learning Center is based on its world-class professional development and the groundbreaking 90/90/90 Schools research by Douglas B. Reeves, and is distinguished by an unwavering commitment to deep implementation as the catalyst for educational transformation. To find out more about the Leadership and Learning Center, visit leadandlearn.com.

About Elevated Third: Founded in 2005, Elevated Third is a leading digital agency in Denver, Colorado. Through its unique combination of user-centered creative and open-source technology, Elevated Third is recognized for its digital marketing solutions that integrate intuitive user experience design using Drupal. The agency provides a variety of other award-winning services, including branding, as well as usability and SEO consulting. For more information, visit elevatedthird.com, the company's Facebook page, or follow @elevatedthird.