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Ariel Durham

ariel.durham@learningforward.org

Ariel Durham is the digital marketing program manager at Learning Forward. Her work involves Learning Forward’s website, email, webinars, and social media to advance Learning Forward’s mission, vision, and strategic priorities. Her background is in media and public relations, writing, internal corporate communications, and digital marketing. Ariel received her bachelor’s degree in communications at The University of Louisiana at Monroe and received her master’s degree in marketing at the University of Texas at Dallas. A native of Dallas, Texas, but currently lives overseas with her husband most of the year, Ariel is passionate about using Learning Forward’s global reach to remove inequities in schools so all students experience meaningful learning. 

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Twitter chat recap: Coaching with SEL for a strong restart

By Ariel Durham | September 20, 2021

On September 8, Learning Forward co-hosted a conversation on Twitter with Kathy Perret, instructional coach, trainer, and co-founder of #educoach, about how to leverage SEL so everyone can thrive this school year. The conversation was based on the August issue of The Learning Professional, which focused on the theme “Starting Strong” and included articles about […]

Thank you, teachers! From the Learning Forward community

By Ariel Durham | May 2, 2021

Our community of education leaders knows firsthand about teachers’ relentless dedication to students this year. Thus, we invited members of our community to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with us by contributing to our Thank you, teachers video. (See below.) In this video, you will see educators representing various districts nationwide acknowledging the tenacity, strength, and […]

Twitter chat recap: How coaches can shape the future of schools

By Ariel Durham | March 22, 2021

On March 22, Learning Forward led a conversation on Twitter about coaching and the future of schooling and learning. The conversation was based on the February issue of The Learning Professional titled, Looking Ahead, which focuses on the unique moment we’re in and planning for the future as we continue to navigate the pandemic — […]

October is National Principals Month

By Ariel Durham | October 9, 2020

Thank you for your submissions for National Principals Month This year we gave people the opportunity to nominate a principal they know to be featured on our Twitter page, and we received over 200 submissions within the first 24 hours and filled all of the available spaces! If you didn’t get to submit your nominees […]

#LearnFwdTLP Twitter chat recap: Coaching during COVID

By Ariel Durham | July 27, 2020

On July 21, Learning Forward led a conversation on Twitter about coaching. It was focused on the articles in the most recent issue of The Learning Professional. Educators gathered virtually to talk about building resilience, maintaining relationships, managing the unexpected in the new school year, and more. In case you missed the Twitter chat, below […]

#PersonalizedPD Twitter chat recap: Podcasts as Professional Learning

By Ariel Durham | May 4, 2020

On May 1, Learning Forward and featured guests Nader Twal, Amy Pendray, and Jennifer Crockett of Long Beach Unified School District led a conversation on how to boost learning with podcasts. This chat was based on an article from the April issue of The Learning Professional that discussed the Long Beach district’s approach that enables […]