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Join us in Washington, D.C. Dec. 5-9 to experience cutting-edge keynotes and general sessions that address current issues in schools and districts.

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Buy Joellen Killion's NEW book

Joellen Killion's latest book gives an insightful treatment of the power of learner-focused feedback to improve professional learning and practice.

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Join authors and leaders in the field for webinars on key topics that will prepare you to successfully implement professional learning that increases teaching effectiveness and student achievement.

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From the JSD: Focus Your Coaching Conversations

Building teachers’ skills to explore and design protocols can enhance their implementation and effectiveness as tools for professional learning. Learn how you can enrich coaching conversations. Download this article.

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Explore The Principal Story Learning Guide

Learning Forward has developed a professional learning guide using excerpts from the award-winning PBS documentary film, The Principal Story to illustrate the five key practices of effective principals.
Learn more about The Principal Story.

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New videos show exemplary principals in action

School Leadership in Action: Principal Practices is a series of videos featuring exemplary principals in varied school settings nationwide, who bring to life and reinforce the five key practices of effective principals.
Watch the videos.

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Read the "Designing Professional Learning" report

Whether you're developing professional learning from scratch or enhancing an existing program this report provides detailed guidance on how to configure and evaluate learning models. Published by Learning Forward and AITSL.
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Be a professional learning advocate

How can policymakers ensure that every child experiences great teaching every day? Our Transforming Professional Learning initiative describes a comprehensive system of professional learning that spans from the statehouse to the classroom. 
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Key Dates

  • How policy can strengthen the principalship

    October 12, 2015
    At a School Leadership Preparation and Development Network Conference, Paul Manna talked about his recently released Wallace Foundation-commissioned study, Developing Excellent School Principals to Advance Teaching and Learning: Considerations for State Policy. Manna's report addresses several questions, including: What can policymakers do to help ensure that schools have excellent principals and advance teaching and learning for their students?
  • Why do I go to the conference? It’s where conversation, collaboration, and critical thinking abound

    September 18, 2015
    Over the past three years, Learning Forward’s Annual Conferences have provided me with some of the best professional learning experiences in my career. Not only do the conferences bring together leading minds in education, they also open up important dialogue around continuous improvement.

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