Policymakers

  Be a professional learning advocate

  What does effective professional learning look like, and what are the results?
  How can policymakers ensure that every child experiences great teaching every
  day? These resources highlight effective professional learning in action and will
  help you impact teaching and learning at the local, state, regional and national levels.




Transforming Professional Learning resources - See how our work with the Kentucky Department of Education is transforming professional learning and creating a framework for a statewide, comprehensive professional learning system that supports deep implementation of college- and career-ready standards and new assessments.


Why Professional Development Matters - This booklet assists policy makers by explaining in fundamental terms what professional development is and why it is an important school improvement strategy. This series of Q-and-As is useful for helping audiences outside of education to understand this critical topic.


Status of Professional Learning - This three-part research study measures the effectiveness of professional learning in the United States and abroad, examines trends in the field and challenges facing professional learning leaders, and uses case studies to highlight state policies and strategies.

Evidence of Effectiveness report - Learning Forward has accumulated a body of evidence that its programs and services are linked to improved professional development policy and practice at state, district, and school levels. Read the report here.