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New book: Becoming a Learning Team

Becoming a Learning Team offers teachers step-by-step guidance, tools, and strategies for using collaborative learning time to solve specific student learning challenges.

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New ESSA toolkit

Toolkit from Learning Forward and EducationCounsel helps states and districts use ESSA to build effective learning systems.

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The Learning Professional

The Learning Professional Debuts!

JSD is now The Learning Professional! The same great in-depth features, plus more member stories and voices from the field.

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Coaches Academy

Give your coaches the knowledge and skills they need to excel with one of our coaching experts at your location.

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A Systemic Approach to Elevating Teacher Leadership

Our latest report explores the benefits of teacher leadership, and provides a framework for schools and systems to make teacher leadership a driver of improved teaching and learning. Download the report.

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See exemplary principals in action

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

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Learn from high-performing systems

Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems, examines teacher professional learning practices and identifies common patterns across four high-performing school systems. Read the report.

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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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Using ESSA to advance professional learning

How can states leverage professional learning as an essential tool in overcoming systemic inequities and guaranteeing excellence for all? Our toolkits and resources help you advance learning through ESSA.
Check out our ESSA toolkits.

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Key Dates

  • Florida district partners with teachers to redesign professional learning

    March 22, 2017
    Members of the Lake County, Florida, team participating in the Redesign PD Community of Practice are beginning to see evidence that professional learning, designed in partnership with teachers, can lead to improvements in student learning. Read more from Linda Jacobson and Michelle King about their journey to increased student achievement.
  • How does a team set a context for learning and continuous improvement?

    March 21, 2017
    Authors Stephanie Hirsh and Tracy Crow use research from the best minds to bring you best practices in their new book: Becoming a Learning Team. Too often, teams are created without specific intention, ensuring their failure. Becoming a Learning Team gives you a 5-step process to structure your efforts, giving you positive, measurable student results. Read an excerpt here.

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