Announcements

Rocklin Academy Receives Learning Forward’s First Shirley Hord Learning Team Award

December 6, 2010

DALLAS—December 6, 2010—Learning Forward and Corwin announced Rocklin Academy, from Rocklin, California, as the winner of the first ever Shirley Hord Learning Team Award. This award is given to a team of teachers who demonstrate…

Deborah Childs-Bowen receives Learning Forward’s Distinguished Service Award

December 6, 2010

DALLAS—December 7, 2010—Learning Forward recognized Past President Deborah Childs-Bowen with the Distinguished Service Award for her unselfish leadership and support of the organization. For 16 years Childs-Bowen has served Learning Forward members by presiding as…

NSDC is Learning Forward

September 1, 2010

New name reflects commitment to advancing educator learning for student success DALLAS—September 1, 2010—The National Staff Development Council (NSDC) today announced its new name, Learning Forward. The name change reflects not only the organization’s growth…

United States Making Mixed Progress in Improving Teacher Learning

August 26, 2010

Mentoring and Support for New Teachers Has Increased, but the Nation Is Moving Backward In Providing Ongoing, Intensive Professional Development that Improves Student Learning New Professional Development Access Index Reveals that AR and UT Provide…

National Education Poll Underscores Need for Better Professional Development

August 24, 2010

PDK/Gallup poll ranks teacher quality as nation’s top education issue; cites professional development as key tool WASHINGTON—August 25, 2010—Improving the quality of our nation’s teachers is the nation’s top education priority, and providing quality professional…

Education stakeholders study state policy and collective bargaining language

August 9, 2010

Report highlights need for collaborative professional development DALLAS—August 9, 2010—A new report, “Advancing High-Quality Professional Learning Through Collective Bargaining and State Policy,” calls for more collaboration and a common set of standards for developing policy…

MetLife Foundation Supports Revision of National Staff Development Council’s Standards for Staff Development

July 10, 2010

DALLAS—July 10, 2010—The National Staff Development Council received a $250,000 grant from MetLife Foundation to initiate the revision of NSDC’s Standards for Staff Development. First published in 1995 and revised in 2001, the standards represent the…

NSDC Lauds Introduction of Landmark Bill that Would Transform Teacher Learning

May 11, 2010

Bill Would Overhaul Definition of Professional Development to Ensure Focus on Continuous Improvement DALLAS—May 11, 2010—The National Staff Development Council (NSDC), the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to improving our schools through quality and continuous…

Maryland State Department of Education and National Staff Development Council Release Resource for Evaluating Teacher Professional Development

March 31, 2010

DALLAS–March 31, 2010– Maryland State Department of Education and National Staff Development Council jointly released today a resource guide for assisting schools and districts to evaluate the impact of teacher professional development on teaching practice…

Educator collaboration and job satisfaction on the rise

March 24, 2010

MetLife Survey findings confirm importance of collaborative professional learning DALLAS–March 24, 2010– Key findings of the annual MetLife survey underscore that continuous professional development occurring in a collaborative manner is vital to improving our nation’s schools….

Educators Believe in Power of High Expectations Yet Struggle to Reach All Students

March 11, 2010

Second report in MetLife survey released DALLAS–March 11, 2010–-Yesterday the MetLife Foundation released the second of three reports from this year’s MetLife Survey of the American Teacher. This report, Part 2: Student Achievement, includes the views of…

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Grant Supports National Staff Development Council’s Learning School Alliance

March 11, 2010

DALLAS–March 11, 2010–The National Staff Development Council has received a $200,000 grant from The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations to promote effective professional learning and improve student achievement in high schools. The grant will contribute to…