Amy Colton is a senior consultant for Learning Forward and executive director of Learning Forward Michigan. She facilitates the effective design, implementation and evaluation of standards-based professional learning to increase the capacity of those who work to improve student learning. Colton is best known for her co-creation of the Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning and related inquiry, a professional development system that creates learning communities and tasks that support professional and student learning for excellence with equity.
The Learning Forward Foundation recognizes that fulfilling our vision and mission requires us to examine our policies, procedures, practices, and structures with an equity lens. As we shared in the April 2021 issue of The Learning Professional, the first step in this process is examining our values, beliefs, and biases. The next step is building […]
The collaborative analysis of student learning (Colton, Langer, & Goff, 2015) is a professional learning design that transforms teachers’ capacities and commitment to relentlessly pursue and use equitable ways to promote students’ learning excellence. Our 30 years of experience and research indicate that when facilitated study groups analyze the work of carefully selected students over […]