By Susan Thompson As the new school year begins, principals and school districts are looking at ways to provide supports to the new teachers that were hired over the summer. The key to a school’s success is not only selecting an outstanding team of educators to lead school improvement efforts, but also, the ability to…
At the Learning Forward Foundation, we help educators get all the bases loaded and then hit a home run with their professional learning. This year’s winner of the Foundation’s Affiliate Grant is Learning Forward Nebraska, who hit a grand slam this year with their three-year plan for professional learning.
The winner of the Learning Forward Foundation’s Learning System Grant, Hartford Public Schools, is focused on creating an innovative, comprehensive learning system that engages in a thoughtful cycle of continuous improvement.
Shannon Terry, Director of Professional Learning for Arlington Independent School District, shares her recipe for new teacher professional learning success. Read how she has worked to create collaborative cultures, collective efficacy, and attainment of individual and systemwide goals.
The Learning Forward Foundation scholarships and grants encourage educators to pursue their professional learning dreams. Win a scholarship or grant with the help of these five tips to help you through the application process.
This month as we spring forward and prepare to announce our next group of awardees, the Foundation is taking a moment to turn back time and reflect and check in with the Kansas affiliate, proud winners of the 2015 Learning Forward Foundation Affiliate Grant. Read more about the inspiring work they have accomplished.
The Learning Forward Foundation awarded five applicants for the first Learning Forward Foundation Professional Learning Innovation Think Tank Challenge. Read more from author Heather Lageman about the innovations being made within these school systems.
As the school year winds down, the Learning Forward Foundation checks in with two 2016 scholarship winners that have collaborated to structure and support a new teacher induction program that has leadership commitment across the system and is considered empowering and transformational.
Last month we pondered our professional learning legacies and the people and the stories that have shone a light on our journeys. The learning is about the journey, not the destination – the destination changes. This month we are exploring the Learning Forward Foundation’s reflective learning process, Touchpoint, a one-hour facilitated learning conversation between foundation members and awardees. Learning…
As we begin another school year, this is the perfect time to reflect on what brought us to the profession. What drew you to education? What makes you excited to walk into school buildings every fall? Why do you love learning? For me, fall is not about the leaves on the ground and the chill in the air….