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Learning Forward is seeking input from practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders on draft revised Standards for Professional Learning. Learn more.
The early years of school matter for all of us, because they lay the foundation for later learning. This issue examines what all educators can learn from early childhood, how to align early childhood and K-12 professional learning, what principals should learn about pre-K, and how to build equity from the early years on. (more…)
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.
Thursday, May 20, 3 – 4 p.m. ET
After a year of isolation and trauma, we’re all placing a lot of expectations on this summer. How can educators support students’ needs in a balanced way over the summer? During this webinar, district leaders and youth development experts will share how they are approaching summer learning and enrichment.
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 June 7
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 third cohort that starts June 7.
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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