Online learning

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 […]

The Learning Professional’s top 10 articles of 2020

By Suzanne Bouffard | December 14, 2020

At this time last year, when we were planning 2020’s issues of The Learning Professional, we never could have predicted that the most popular articles of the next year would have titles like “Professional learning in a pandemic” and “Long distance leadership.” But as we all found ourselves confronting new realities and challenges, The Learning […]

How to pack a virtual bag for online conferences

By Sarah Mumm | November 13, 2020

Over the next year the conferences you attend, much like Learning Forward’s upcoming Annual Conference, will look and feel noticeably different. However, attending a virtual conference allows you to still get all the amazing information and insights from speakers, reduce the time and financial commitments required to attend these events, and you can attend the […]