Six months in – reflections from Learning Forward’s President | CEO

By Denise Borders | December 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Six months in – reflections from Learning Forward’s President | CEO

It is such an honor to be leading Learning Forward as we reach our 50th year serving educators. I’d like to share a couple of reflections on what I’ve learned from Learning Forward members in the last few months and then share key priorities as we move into the next 50 years. First, I quickly…

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Obama Administration Calls on States and School Districts To Use Stimulus Funds for Professional Development

By Learning Forward Forward | May 1, 2009

New Federal Guidelines Seek to Create Professional Development Programs that are Sustained, Data-Driven, and Focused on Student Instructional Needs DALLAS (May 1, 2009) – In new guidance to states, the Obama Administration is promoting professional development for the nation’s principals, teachers and other school staff members as a priority for spending economic stimulus funds and…

National Staff Development Council Announces Two New Positions

By Learning Forward Forward | April 2, 2009

DALLAS—April 2, 2009—National Staff Development Council Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh recently announced the appointment of Thomas Manning, who becomes Associate Director of Member Initiatives, as well as the promotion of Tracy Crow to Associate Director of Publications. Manning will be responsible for online learning initiatives, web-based communication with members, and interactive aspects of NSDC’s web…

United States Is Substantially Behind Other Nations in Providing Teacher Professional Development That Improves Student Learning; Report Identifies Practices that Work

By Learning Forward Forward | February 4, 2009

Nation Making Progress in Ensuring More Teachers Have Deep Content Knowledge and Mentoring But U.S. Teacher Development Lacks Intensity, Follow-up, & Usefulness WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 4, 2009 – Every year, nine in 10 of the nation’s three million teachers participate in professional development designed to improve their content knowledge, transform their teaching, and help…

MetLife Foundation Grant Supports National Staff Development Council’s Learning School Alliance

By Learning Forward Forward | December 22, 2008

National Staff Development Council Receives Wallace Foundation Grant to Advance School Leadership Agenda, Expand Dissemination Efforts

By Learning Forward Forward | December 22, 2008

DALLAS—December 22, 2008—The National Staff Development Council (NSDC) will help The Wallace Foundation advance its ten-year initiative to improve education leadership in the United States. NSDC will use a $250,000 grant from Wallace to draw attention to new research and information about building leadership capacity in the nation’s schools to help leaders better guide instructional…

New Officers and Board Members at NSDC

By Learning Forward Forward | December 22, 2008

DALLAS—December 22, 2008—Charles Mason, superintendent of Mountain Brook Schools in Mountain Brook, Ala., began his term as president of the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) at the conclusion of the Council’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. on December 10, 2008.Mason replaces Karen Dyer, director of the Education and Nonprofit Sector at the Center for Creative…

Leader & Learner

By Learning Forward Forward | December 7, 2008

National Staff Development Council Names Carol François as New Director of Learning

By Learning Forward Forward | September 2, 2008

DALLAS—September 2, 2008—National Staff Development Council executive director Stephanie Hirsh recently announced the appointment of Carol François as director of learning. As NSDC’s director of learning, François is responsible for overall operation of the organization’s highly regarded Annual Conference and its recently developed Summer Conference for Teacher Leaders and the Administrators Who Support Them. In…

Educators Must Dramatically Increase Their Knowledge & Skills to Meet Rising Expectations & Global Demands

By Learning Forward Forward | August 22, 2008

DALLAS—August 22, 2008—In the wake of today’s release of a new poll on “The Public’s Attitudes Toward Public Schools,” the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) is calling for major new initiatives to improve the performance levels of current teachers and administrators. The report was prepared under a partnership between Phi Delta Kappa International and the…