Attend the Annual Conference

Explore emerging trends in professional learning at the Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Dec. 5-9.

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The latest JSD is here

Learning leaders evolve in unique ways and always need a range of supports along the way.

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Become a member

Learning Forward helps our members distinguish what works in professional learning -- and get rid of what doesn’t.

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Bring your best work to Vancouver

Submit your proposal to present a session and share your expertise at our 2016 Annual Conference Dec. 3-7, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Submit your proposal by Feb. 1.

From Tools for Learning Schools

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.
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.
Read the report.

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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. 
Check out all of the reports.

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Key Dates

  • Twists and Turns on the Road to Where I Am Today

    November 24, 2015
    People who know Deborah Jackson, Learning Forward board of trustees president, know how passionate she is about education. In this post, she reflects on how her path has not always been predictable and shares a few of the more surprising moments in her life as a learning leader.
  • 5 remodeling tips for educator learning

    November 12, 2015
    No matter our focus—whether tech integration or student success or cultural competency, the research of Shirley Hord and Michael Fullan tells us that the same remodeling steps above will support our change in education. See if these steps are part of your district or campus-remodeling plan.

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Join the Conversation

Be part of an online community of learners dedicated to continuous improvement and sharing best practices. Join the discussion and develop solutions to the issues facing today’s educators.

Connect with Colleagues

Join a worldwide learning network committed to ensuring every student experiences great teaching every day. Connect with colleagues from your own back yard and around the world on the Learning Exchange.