At Learning Forward, our blog posts tend to feel more like lively conversations with our colleagues, partners, and clients. The blog is a space where Learning Forward staff members and guest authors endeavor to share timely and highly relevant insights for the benefit of our readers to keep them connected to resources and tools that can help them in their schools and districts.

Throughout the year, our blog covers a range of professional learning topics as well as news about our own organization. We strive to keep readers connected to important work, committed as professional learning advocates, and inspired by the dedicated educators and school professionals who make sure all kids have access to meaningful learning that helps them achieve their potential. We hope you enjoy this review of our top 15 stories of 2022.

15. Learning Forward CEO | President Denise Glyn Borders will retire in June 2022 Borders joined Learning Forward in 2019 as Executive Director after serving as president of SRI Education. She led the organization during its pivot to virtual and hybrid learning models.

14. Inspiration to lean into the important work of professional learning Learning Forward’s 2021 Annual Conference featured remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

13. How states embed Standards for Professional Learning State leaders share how they implement standards and what it looks like when policy guides practice.

12. Effective leadership: Webinar teases out findings from principal preparation, professional learning studies Frederick Brown, Learning Forward President and CEO, facilitated a webinar in June featuring two studies supported by The Wallace Foundation reflecting decades of research and study on what kind of preparation and professional learning principals need to help them be effective, support teachers, and contribute to student achievement.

11. Announcing a new website: Powered by Title II Learning Forward launched its Title II advocacy resource website in January 2022. The site aims to provide an introduction to Title II funding and valuable data and tools.

10. U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona’s speech outlining the Department of Education’s priorities and vision for education In January, Secretary Cardona named the most-urgent school reopening needs – increased access to mental health resources; expanded parent and family engagement; and interventions for students who felt disproportionate impacts from the pandemic.

9. Leaders voice how revised professional learning standards are transformative Members of Learning Forward’s standards advisory council, research partners, district leaders, and principals describe how revised Standards for Professional Learning address the challenges educators and students face as they struggle to recover from the setbacks of the pandemic.

8. Frederick Brown named Learning Forward President & CEO Brown hit the ground running, publishing key priorities for Learning Forward during his first week serving as the organization’s new leader.

7. Why now is exactly the time you should be hiring instructional coaches Building and district leaders have had many open teaching spots to fill. Filling coaching roles also must be a priority.

6. Standards for Professional Learning evolve to drive progress Revised professional learning standards are resonating with educators and leaders eager to dig into what’s new.

5. The Learning Professional‘s top 10 articles of 2022 Learning Forward’s flagship publication revealed its 2022 articles that resonated most with readers.

4. Here’s what The Learning Professional will focus on in 2023 The Learning Professional 2023 themes speak to urgent issues facing the education field at large, homing in on how professional learning can help educators at every level meet those big challenges.

3. What professional learning leaders can learn from Disney Disney staffers are renown for creating a fun culture that helps people thrive.

2. Learning teams that really improve student outcomes Learning teams can be a part of a holistic, proactive approach to accelerating learning.

1. Coaching with compassion starts with relationships The best way to make progress in any coaching relationship is by dialing into the personal first.