Online learning

Innovate for Impact: Learning Forward’s first virtual conference

By Learning Forward | September 18, 2020

This year’s Annual Conference is not only virtual, but is also Learning Forward’s 51st conference. We invite everyone to join us online for the first-ever fully virtual Learning Forward Annual Conference. Our theme for this year is Innovate for Impact. The field of education is experiencing unprecedented times due to the impact of a global […]

Closing the homework gap is more important than ever

By Melinda George | August 21, 2020

Two studies released this summer found that between 15 million and 16.9 million children in the United States lack adequate home internet access. Let me repeat those numbers: 15 to 16.9 million. According to the study from Common Sense Media, this means that 30% of all public K-12 students fall into a phenomenon known as […]

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 […]

Advocate for Title II before the 4th!

By Learning Forward | June 25, 2020

Title II-A needs your support! With the House Appropriations Committee announcing a July 7th mark-up of its FY21 education spending bill, it is urgent that Learning Forward stakeholders contact their Senators and Representatives about the importance of Title II-A between now and July 3rd. Please let your Senators and US Representatives know two things: Title II-A […]

The Learning Professional, June 2020; What Now?

By Learning Forward | June 10, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed school as we know it. As we face an unpredictable future, professional learning has never been more urgent. This issue highlights some of the ways educators are learning and evolving to meet the shifting needs of students and staff as schools close, shift online, reopen, and prepare for whatever lies […]

Professional learning while hunkering down

By Joellen Killion | June 4, 2020

Educators today have a heightened sense of urgency and stress during this unusual time. While they first worry about their own family and loved ones, they next worry about their students’ social, emotional, and academic well-being and success. Educators, like other adults, are asking questions about their lives, social interactions, and work and they seek […]