Learning Forward

Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. We help our members plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so they can achieve success with their systems, schools, and students.

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Frederick Brown named Learning Forward President & CEO

By Learning Forward | May 4, 2022

The Learning Forward Board of Trustees announced that Frederick Brown will serve as Learning Forward’s new President & CEO. Brown will succeed Denise Glyn Borders, effective July 1. “Frederick Brown brings a combination of deep expertise in leadership and professional learning as well as years of hands-on work in districts supporting the work of building […]

The research foundation for Standards for Professional Learning

By Learning Forward | April 29, 2022

Hear how Learning Forward established a rich research base for the revision of Standards for Professional Learning including a close look at a meta-analysis connecting themes in revised standards to improvements in classrooms.

Standards for Professional Learning at all levels of the system

By Learning Forward | April 28, 2022

Panelists representing multiple levels of school systems will discuss how Standards for Professional Learning support and advance their work as well as the importance of coherence and alignment across roles and levels.

Getting to know Standards for Professional Learning

By Learning Forward | April 26, 2022

Spend an hour with educators to build your awareness of revised standards and their connection to equity, high-quality instructional materials, and their support for the critical work of school and district leaders.

First look: Standards for Professional Learning

By Learning Forward | April 25, 2022

Join Learning Forward for your first access to revised Standards for Professional Learning. Panelists will discuss why standards matter now, look back and look ahead at the evolution of professional learning, and explore all that revised standards have to offer.

Immersion in writing

By Learning Forward | April 18, 2022

Ruth Devlin has been teaching young writers for 15 years, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The books her 2nd graders have written fill their classroom library, a testimony to her skill and dedication. Devlin is constantly on the prowl, reading her students’ writing every day so she can build lessons that will […]