Online learning

What to bring to Learning Forward’s virtual conference (It’s not shoes)

By Jim Curran | November 2, 2021

The Learning Forward Annual Conference has always been one of my favorites, and the closer it gets each year, the more anxious I get about making the most of the learning experience. In particular, I worry about forgetting to pack something important. Even with a virtual conference, I still feel some preparation anxiety, and you […]

How the Transformation Toolkit can make your conference learning stick

By Jim Curran | October 26, 2021

Transformation is the theme of this year’s Learning Forward Annual Conference, and it’s a fitting one. The last eighteen months have brought about so many changes in schools that flexibility and adaptation are key. In this environment, professional growth is essential, but time and resources are limited. That means we need to make the absolute […]

Virtual professional learning is here to stay. Here’s how to make it stick.

By Kendall Zoller | March 31, 2021

After a year of pandemic disruption, professional learning leaders wonder: how might we bring back the magic of face-to-face professional learning? We crave that amazing experience of energy in the room, the hum of adult learning, the joy of laughing and interacting, the power and influence of group dynamics. Just as we adjust to a […]

A virtual bright spot

By Melinda George | March 24, 2021

A bright spot in this pandemic year has been the planning and execution of Learning Forward’s Virtual Leading, Learning, and Teaching (ViTLL) webinar series. Little did we know one year ago that we were starting a series that would include 34 webinars (so far) and 52,000 registrations. Nor did we realize just how much support […]

How instructional leaders can thrive during the pandemic

By Sarah Ottow | February 19, 2021

“We are stuck in logistics land,” is something I hear from instructional leaders I support almost daily.  For many of us, this is all too true right now. Logistics are still very much the focus during this ongoing pandemic. Many schools are still having issues with poor Wi-Fi, lack of available devices, engaging students in […]

How we can improve hybrid learning, right now

By David Rosenberg | January 21, 2021

Nearly a month into the new year, the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines makes it more likely that more students and educators will return to in-person school in 2021. But until then, the year of living and learning with COVID continues. As learning losses accumulate, millions of students remain in hybrid learning models that, despite best […]

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