• 2019 Learning Forward Annual Conference

    Gateway to success: Our Learning. Their Future.

    St. Louis | Dec. 7-11, 2019 | Early registration ends October 31.

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  • Learning Forward builds educators’ knowledge and skills to lead and sustain effective professional learning.

    Our learning programs provide strategies and tools to strengthen learning systems and build capacity at all levels.

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  • Our mission: Build the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning.

    Learning Forward members learn how to leverage professional learning to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to learn at high levels.

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  • Educators around the world use Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning.

    The Standards outline the conditions for and characteristics of professional learning that leads to improved educator practices and increased student outcomes.

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  • Learning Forward’s community of educators speaks up for policies that strengthen the field of professional learning.

    Policymakers need to hear why fully funding Title II is essential to creating schools where all students achieve at high levels.

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Oct 21

Empowering Teacher Learning

Twenty-first century learning requires sophisticated forms of teaching to develop student knowledge and skills. Join the Learning Policy Institute, American Federation of Teachers, Learning Forward, and National Education Association for an event showcasing innovative models of teacher-led learning and professional development. At the event, speakers including Linda Darling-Hammond, Lily Eskelsen García, and Randi Weingarten will…

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Oct 22

Webinar: Analyzing Assignments for Rigor and Equity

Research from the Education Trust has revealed that nearly two decades after many states have adopted higher rigor standards, students continue to be given assignments far below the rigor demanded to be successful in college and careers. This webinar will begin a review of recent research on the quality of assignments and provide an overview…

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Oct 26

Application deadline: 2019 Learning Team Award

We want to celebrate the great learning taking place in your school! The Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award honors a team of teachers that engages in a cycle of continuous improvement for professional learning that improves their own teaching and their students’ learning. To apply, just submit a short video of your learning team…

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Oct 31

Deadline: 2019 Annual Conference Early Registration

Education leaders and policy makers will gather in St. Louis, December 7-11, to share professional learning expertise focused on creating and sustaining equity and excellence in teaching and learning every day. Register before October 31 to save up to $100.

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