Powerful school leadership is critical for schools to be successful. Effective principals ensure that great teaching and learning is in place for all students – a complex undertaking with many moving parts. To help principals succeed in that role, three years ago I formed a Principal Study Council that provides an opportunity for principals to […]
I’d like to send a shout-out to New America and authors Melissa Tooley and Taylor White for their recently released report, Rethinking Relicensure: Promoting Professional Learning Through Teacher Licensure Renewal Policies. After exploring how states handle relicensure, particularly when it comes to creating systems that contribute to enhancing educators’ effectiveness through professional learning, the authors […]
In her recent blog post, Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh argued that the impact of high-quality curricula will be fully realized when grade-level, subject-specific professional learning communities place deep study and planning for how to use these instructional materials at the core of their work. But, as Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning make […]
The ESSA definition of professional learning is aligned with Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning. Explore the connections between the two.
Learning Forward Redesign PD Community of Practice member Bridgeport Public Schools is working to build coherent and relevant professional learning within and across district improvement efforts. Read more from two of the district’s representatives on their improvement journey.
Integrating educator learning within an entire school system is powerful and effective. Read more from author Stephanie Hirsh, who outlines the six core components to a comprehensive learning system.