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All it takes is a few risk takers to get people moving

The Learning Forward team had a very successful weekend in Toronto with our Academy cohorts, affiliates, institutes, and board meetings. Our Academy 2017 cohort got off to a great start, and many of the Academy 2016 members shared with us how much their learning is starting to gel. The affiliate leaders appreciated the choices of learning opportunities they had throughout the weekend, and several institute participants shared with me that the learning they experienced was both timely and impactful.

During lunch on Saturday, Joanne Quinn shared a powerful message on what it takes to change organizations. You might enjoy one of the videos she shared on how just a few risk takers can start a movement to bring about change:

Much like the small group in this video, Learning Forward members come together from different roles and responsibilities to get everyone moving in the same direction — using the power of professional learning to make sure every student has access to excellent teaching and learning every day.

Thank you to everyone for your support of Learning Forward and our important cause for educators and students everywhere!

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Frederick Brown (frederick.brown@learningforward.org) is Learning Forward’s deputy executive director.

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