2014 Hord Award winner

The winning team focused their collaborative work developing and implementing a professional learning design model to improve mathematics instruction for English language learners.

Learning Forward and Corwin have announced the K-1st dual language vertical team from Tombaugh Elementary School in Las Cruces, New Mexico, as the winner of the 2014 Shirley Hord Learning Team Award. The award, which honors Shirley Hord's
research on learning communities, is given annually to a team of teachers that
demonstrates Learning Forward's definition of professional learning in action.


The team will be recognized at Learning Forward's 2014 Annual Conference in Nashville. Team members pictured above are (L-R) Laurie Maese, Kathryn Million, Soledad Muniz, Gloria Olivas, Maria Sanders, and Bobbi-Lynn Pacheco.

About Shirley Hord

Shirley Hord focused her ground-breaking researchon the impact of professional learning communities. Her research teams identified the attributes of effective learning teams and benefits to staff and students of collaborative learning. Later in her career she focused on assisting schools and districts in building structures and acquiring strategies for this form of professional learning. Shirley, who passed away on October 15, 2019, served as Learning Forward's scholar laureate.