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.

Learning from coaches: Supporting teams and individuals

By Learning Forward | September 17, 2020

What does professional learning look like in a distance environment and how do you ensure it is impactful? How do you stay connected to your colleagues? Join us for this webinar as coaches share the strategies, resources, and tips that they are using to make this school year successful.

My Plan C: Preparing for the Next Wave: Making mid-course corrections to our COVID plans

By Learning Forward | September 10, 2020

The focus of the discussion will be on the ways systems are shifting to implement their Plans A, B, and C around in-person, hybrid, and distance learning for students. Additionally, panelists will share how their districts are reimagining professional learning during these unprecedented times.

Connecting with families when it’s more important than ever

By Learning Forward | September 3, 2020

School-family partnerships have never been more important than they are now. This webinar will examine how to empower and support families at a time of enormous stress, and consider this fall as an opportunity for new kinds of connection.

Attending to the health and wellness of educators as the school year starts

By Learning Forward | August 27, 2020

Hear from panelists about their efforts to ensure the SEL needs of educators are being met as we begin the school year.

Assessment approaches for today’s learning environments

By Learning Forward | August 20, 2020

Coordinating meaningful assessment approaches is among the top instructional challenges educators face in kicking off this highly unusual school year. Educators will need to take into account the mix of remote, in-person, and hybrid teaching that will occur in many contexts. This webinar will explore strategies and considerations for assessing student learning effectively.

Meeting the needs of our youngest learners

By Learning Forward | August 13, 2020

Socially distanced classrooms present their own challenges for children who are still developing self-regulation and social skills. This webinar will share strategies for teaching young learners (preschool to grade 2) in ways that address their academic, social, and emotional development during the pandemic.

Moving early childhood professional learning online: What we’ve learned in NYC

By Learning Forward | August 12, 2020

By Helen Barahal and Omar Etman The week that the COVID-19 pandemic closed school buildings in New York City, the professional learning teams at the New York City Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) were scheduled to provide in-person professional learning sessions for thousands of early childhood educators and program leaders. Prior…

Reopening schools – what does hybrid mean?

By Learning Forward | August 6, 2020

Hear from district and school-based leaders about what the hybrid schedule might entail, how they will engage and meet the needs of students, how they are keeping parents informed, and how the last quarter of the last school year is informing this year’s start.

The Learning Professional, August 2020; Turning to Technology

By Learning Forward | August 5, 2020

Technology constantly creates new opportunities for professional learning. Never have those developments been as important as they are now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This issue examines how strategies like online mentoring, bug-in-ear coaching, virtual collaboration, and video observation have built educator capacity before and during the pandemic.

Learning Forward supports demands for justice

By Learning Forward | August 1, 2020

Learning Forward mourns George Floyd, who like so many other men and women of color, died senselessly, the result of violent policing and entrenched racism. We join individuals protesting across the globe in calling for justice and demanding respect for the humanity and value of African American men, women, and children. We commit to working…