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Members, explore the latest issue to read about the many ways educators network and learn together.

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Apply for the Learning Team Award

Show us how your teacher team engages in professional learning that reflects the cycle of continuous improvement.

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Learning Forward members connect with each other around the globe to share knowledge and resources with like-minded colleagues.

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From Tools for Learning Schools

Build a culture that nurtures productive conflict -- Read how three experts establish a culture that encourages productive conflict and use tools to explore this topic with your team. Download this article.

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Explore The Principal Story Learning Guide

Learning Forward has developed a professional learning guide using excerpts from the award-winning PBS documentary film, The Principal Story to illustrate the five key practices of effective principals.
Learn more about The Principal Story.

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New videos show exemplary principals in action

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

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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.
Read the report.

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Be a professional learning advocate

How can policymakers ensure that every child experiences great teaching every day? Our Transforming Professional Learning initiative describes a comprehensive system of professional learning that spans from the statehouse to the classroom. 
Check out all of the reports.

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Key Dates

  • Leverage ESSA to improve professional learning in your district

    September 27, 2016
    The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) influences how districts plan and allocate resources, so here is Learning Forward's view on the implications for professional learning.
  • 4 ways to feed your conference learning needs

    September 13, 2016
    As a Superintendent / CEO of a school district, I am a classic omnivore. My professional learning needs to reflect that. In my role, I am expected to know at least something about everything and everything (or at least a lot) about some things.

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Be part of an online community of learners dedicated to continuous improvement and sharing best practices. Join the discussion and develop solutions to the issues facing today’s educators.

Connect with Colleagues

Join a worldwide learning network committed to ensuring every student experiences great teaching every day. Connect with colleagues from your own back yard and around the world on the Learning Exchange.