Learning Forward Michigan

Amy Colton

5041 Red Fox Run
Ann Arbor, MI
734-645-5995

Learning Forward Michigan

Beliefs

  1. Professional learning that improves educator effectiveness is fundamental to student learning.
  2. All educators have an obligation to improve their practice.
  3. More students achieve when educators assume collective responsibility for student learning.
  4. Successful leaders create and sustain a culture of learning.
  5. Effective school systems commit to continuous improvement for all adults and students.

Strategic Priorities Overview

Learning Forward’s recently revised Standards for Professional Learning define the elements essential to educator learning that leads to improved practice and better results for students. Learning Forward’s strategic plan is designed to advance the standards both nationally and internationally. Working simultaneously to serve the members of the organization and influence the wider education field, Learning Forward will focus on the three priority areas below over the next seven years.

Standards and Impact

Learning Forward establishes standards and examines evidence to strengthen and document the impact of professional learning.

Leadership and Practice

Learning Forward builds the capacity of its members, clients, partners, and staff to establish and sustain effective professional learning.

Advocacy and Policy

Learning Forward advocates policies and practices that strengthen the field of professional learning.

Why I Love Learning Forward

Elections remind us not only of the rights but the responsibilities of citizenship in a democracy.

— Robert Kennedy

Get Involved

Support Our Foundation

The Learning Forward Foundation boosts educators through grants, scholarships, and ongoing coaching.

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Join Learning Forward

Our members enjoy benefits that include publications, discounts, and connections to a network of learning-driven peers around the world.

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Attend Our Academy

Explore our intensive, two-and-a-half-year experience designed to build education leaders’ capacity in solving their problems of practice.

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Join An Affiliate

State, provincial, and international affiliates offer opportunities for local engagement in advancing teaching and learning.

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Read the Learning Professional

Learning Forward’s bimonthly member publication brings practitioner and thought-leader perspectives to timely topics for learning leaders.

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Explore the SAI

Schools and school systems use the Standards Assessment Inventory to assess how teachers’ professional learning aligns with Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning.

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Deepen your knowledge

Research and reports offer entry points into best practices on key topics as well as evidence about what works in professional learning.

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Tools for Learning Schools

Our member newsletter showcases collaborative protocols and practical strategies for implementing learning at the school and district level.

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