Awards

The Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award honors a team of teachers that demonstrates excellence in professional learning. This annual award recognizes a school-based learning team that exhibits evidence of successful implementation of a cycle of continuous improvement that results in increased teaching effectiveness.

The science professional learning community from Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, an independent charter school serving 600 students in grades 8-12, has won the 2019 Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award.

he Hawaii Math Lab Cohort Team from Maunawili Elementary School in Kailua, Hawaii has won the 2018 Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award.

In 2015-16, Lincoln Heights’ Learning Leaders team began a two-year focus on the development of research-based professional learning community practices. Team members collaborated to develop and model practices that ensured that PLCs were meeting regularly, acting purposefully, and focusing on student work. This year, the team increased the emphasis on the adult learning aspect of its work.

The Leadership Team at Tustin High School in Tustin, California has won the 2016 Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award.The award is given annually to a school-based learning team that successfully implements a cycle of continuous improvement that results in increased teaching effectiveness.

Alonso High School is the largest school in Hillsborough County Schools. The school’s
Instructional Leadership Team is a cross-curricular team focused on implementing a system of professional learning and support to improve results for all learners.

The winning team focused their collaborative work developing and implementing a professional learning design model to improve mathematics instruction for English language learners.

Learning Forward and Corwin announced the eighth-grade math team at Santa Fe Junior High School in Santa Fe, Texas, as the winner of the Shirley Hord Learning Team Award. This award, which honors Shirley Hord's research on learning communities, is given to a team of teachers that demonstrates Learning Forward's definition of professional learning in action.