System leadership

Why now is exactly the time you should be hiring instructional coaches

By Sharron Helmke | April 28, 2022

During this time of teacher shortages, it is tempting to leave instructional coaching vacancies unfilled in favor of placing—or keeping—those promising experienced candidates in classrooms. Especially now, when pulling teachers out of their classrooms for professional learning is no longer a viable option, instructional coaching is even more critical to meeting the learning needs of […]

Use ESSER to build on existing strengths toward lasting improvement

By Gail Paul | April 27, 2022

If you even remember the classic taffy brand, “Now and Later,” it’s probably because its quirky advertising narrative issued a challenge to develop a resource strategy satisfying your sweet tooth now and also anticipating future candy needs. For education leaders, allocating federal emergency relief funding similarly means targeting funds to address acute learning gaps and […]

Professional Learning State and District Planner

By Learning Forward | October 15, 2020

The Title IIA Equity Multiplier: Leveraging Curriculum, Instructional Materials, and Professional Learning for All Students and Educators Learning Forward, with support from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, is excited to release the Professional Learning State and District Planner, a free resource to support state, district, and school leaders with the implementation of high-quality […]

Grant money supports creating an innovative, comprehensive learning system

By Heather Lageman | October 6, 2016

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.

All-star affiliate empowers change agents statewide

By Heather Lageman | August 10, 2016

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.

Take advantage of the wealth of options for professional learning

By Lisa Casto | April 1, 2016

We are fortunate to have a wealth of options to choose from when we plan for and participate in professional learning. There seem to be two distinct strategies, each with its own champion.

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