Learning Forward Announces New Project Aimed to Support Educators Implementing Common Core State Standards
Learning Forward is proud to announce a new initiative, Transforming Professional Learning to Prepare College- and Career-Ready Students: District, State, & Affiliate Networks, to strengthen the capacity of large urban school districts, state education agencies, and Learning Forward state affiliates to advance Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation through transformed professional learning systems.
Learning Forward announces the release of Meet the Promise of Content Standards: The Principal, a brief that identifies the principal’s critical leadership role and influence in communicating and nurturing a vision for student academic success that is aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Learning Forward announces the release of Standards Into Practice: School-based Roles, the first volume of a series that highlights Innovation Configuration (IC) maps for educators in 12 distinct roles in education who share responsibility for professional learning.
Corwin and Learning Forward, two organizations that share the same mission of increasing student achievement through more effective professional learning, have forged a strategic alliance to work together on a multitude of professional learning initiatives.
Learning Forward Announces Release of Meet the Promise of Content Standards: Investing in Professional Learning
Learning Forward announces the release of Meet the Promise of Content Standards: Investing in Professional Learning, a brief that details the critical attributes of professional learning necessary to achieve the vision of Common Core standards, and addresses the need for long-term commitment and resource investments from the nation and each state to achieve that vision.
Learning Forward Announces Release of Meet the Promise of Content Standards: Professional Learning Required
Learning Forward announces the release of Meet the Promise of Content Standards: Professional Learning Required, a brief on the critical role that professional learning plays in implementing content standards.
Learning Forward, the organization that created the Standards for Professional Learning, and Tutor.com, the leader in one-to-one, on-demand learning solutions, are collaborating on a new, high-impact service to maximize the effectiveness of thousands of instructional coaches. Offered through the Learning Forward Center for Results, Coaches’ Connect will provide support to instructional coaches from experienced, master coaches online using Tutor.com’s real-time learning platform. The service will launch in September 2012.
MetLife Foundation Supports Dissemination and Implementation of Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning
Learning Forward has received a $350,000 grant from MetLife Foundation to encourage and enable the implementation of standards in professional learning to increase effective teaching and collaborative learning, particularly in high-needs schools. This grant will help Learning Forward and allied organizations build on past MetLife Foundation support to further the valuable work of three initiatives: the Learning School Alliance; implementation of Common Core State Standards; and exploration of effective professional learning practices in other nations. The grant also supports an examination of the implications for practice of findings from the annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher.
Second-Grade Team at McWhirter Elementary Professional Development Laboratory School Receives Learning Forward’s Shirley Hord Learning Team Award
Learning Forward and Corwin announced the second-grade team at McWhirter Elementary Professional Development Laboratory School, Clear Creek Independent School District, Webster, Texas, as the winner of the Shirley Hord Learning Team Award. This award is given to a team of teachers that demonstrates Learning Forward’s definition of professional development in action.
Learning Forward Announces Kentucky Task Force Members as Part of the Organization’s Common Core Initiative
As part of Learning Forward’s initiative to develop a statewide, comprehensive professional learning system to support educators in Kentucky as the state implements Common Core State Standards (CCSS), more than 40 members of the Kentucky education community have been selected to serve on a task force to lead the initiative.
New data indicate that teacher satisfaction is at its lowest point in more than 20 years, signifying a greater need for professional learning that strengthens leadership and acknowledges educator expertise while building teacher capacity and improving student achievement.
In a February 9, 2012 press release, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan confirmed that, to get flexibility from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) provisions, states must adopt and have a plan to implement college and career-ready standards