We build educators' knowledge and skills to lead and sustain highly effective professional learning.
Our members learn how to leverage professional learning to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to learn at high levels.
Learning Forward’s community of educators speaks up for policies that strengthen the field of professional learning.
We call on local, state, and federal governments to appropriately devote substantial resources towards four critical education priorities.
Learning Forward Professional Services
Our high-impact professional services provide school and system leaders with the tools to transform professional learning, increase educator capacity, and improve student achievement.
This issue celebrates the many ways coaches are helping schools thrive in challenging times, and highlights how leaders, colleagues, and learning opportunities can support their growth and success.
We equip leaders at all levels with the tools to meet educator and student learning needs head-on. Let us work with your schools and systems to provide professional learning support for teachers, coaches, and leaders.
We are now offering high-quality professional learning you’ve come to expect from Learning Forward in a virtual learning environment. Our virtual services help teacher leaders, coaches, mentors, and school leaders lead and facilitate virtual professional learning that reflects best practices in both adult learning and online learning.
Powerful Communication Skills for Coaches
Begins April 2
Effective coaches model and facilitate the intentional use of reflective practices. They engage teachers and leaders to examine beliefs around equity, responsibility, and identity; challenge assumptions that interfere with growth and change; and apply evidence-based communication skills to build teacher self-efficacy.
In this facilitated, 20-hour online course, coaches will extend and deepen their use of coaching conversational skills to support the self-efficacy, intentionality, and critical thinking of others. Through live, facilitated sessions, as well as asynchronous learning and application tasks, both new and experienced coaches will practice critical coaching interactions with support from their colleagues and expert coaches, and share best practices for building self-awareness, listening, questioning, and facilitating coaching conversations.
Facilitated by expert coaches Joellen Killion and Andrea Gautney, “Powerful Communications Skills for Coaches” begins April 2.
Standards for Professional Learning
Newly revised Standards for Professional Learning offer educators the latest knowledge and insights to design, implement, and sustain high-quality professional learning.
Standards lead to environments in which educators and students have equitable access to powerful learning.
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