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Learning Forward is seeking input from practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders on draft revised Standards for Professional Learning. Learn more.
Amid crisis, there is opportunity that can galvanize change. This issue examines what educators have learned over the past year and how it can shape practice moving forward. It also includes a special section on nurturing educator wellness.
Thursday, April 22, 3 – 4 p.m. ET
The webinar is intended to highlight instructional coaches working with experienced educators. Panelists will share strategies, tools, and resources to support experienced teachers to strengthen their practice and discuss the value of self-examination and a commitment to collective responsibility.
Wednesday, May 12, 4 – 5 p.m. ET
Join us to explore articles from the April issue of The Learning Professional on early learning. We will discuss systems and strategies that set students up for long-term 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.
New cohort starts April 19
Powerful Communication Skills for Coaches
Learning Forward’s newest online course, Powerful Communication Skills for Coaches, sold out in record time, so we are pleased to announce a second cohort that starts April 19.
This eight-week learning and practice course is suitable for novice and experienced coaches. Led by expert coaches Joellen Killion and Sharron Helmke, participants will engage in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning and coaching practices to enhance their critical coaching skills of self-awareness, listening, questioning, and supporting the critical thinking of others.
Participants will meet virtually over eight weeks, including live and asynchronous sessions, and will engage in learning experiences and collaborate between sessions in Learning Forward’s new online learning community.
Standards for Professional Learning
Standards for Professional Learning outline the characteristics of professional learning that leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved students results. Through the Standard for Professional Learning, Learning Forward leads the field in understanding what links professional learning to improved student achievement.
Learning Forward requests your input on draft revised Standards for Professional Learning. Perspectives from practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders are essential to ensuring revised Standards for Professional Learning support critical improvements to policy and practice. Learn more here.
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