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Build a culture that nurtures productive conflict -- Read how three experts establish a culture that encourages productive conflict and use tools to explore this topic with your team. 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.
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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

  • Lessons from abroad on professional learning

    February 10, 2016
    What's the biggest change we can make to improve student learning? A new study provides useful insights to illustrate specific practices that answer this question.
  • Lessons on professional learning from Star Wars

    January 14, 2016
    What can educators learn from Star Wars? You do not have to inhabit a galaxy far, far away to learn lessons about effective professional learning. In fact, the most effective professional learning occurs within your own educational sphere, so here are six lessons to transform learning in your own universe.

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