When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December, we celebrated that it included an improved definition of professional learning even as we asked educators to create professional learning systems that see that definition as necessary but not sufficient.
The Learning Forward Foundation scholarships and grants encourage educators to pursue their professional learning dreams. Win a scholarship or grant with the help of these five tips to help you through the application process.
Learning Forward recently commissioned a study on the state of professional learning in Canada. Read more from Stephanie Hirsh about the important professional learning lessons that can be gleaned from this report.
By Leigh Wall It has been just a few months since the unimaginable tragedy that occurred here in Santa Fe, Texas, when a high school student shot and killed 10 classmates and teachers and wounded 13 others. Our community is healing, and we know the healing process will be long. As we move forward —…
Truly changing one’s own practice takes a focused commitment, and the support of a coach can significantly increase the likelihood of success. That’s one of the big takeaways from Learning Forward’s experience facilitating 33 Academy cohorts. As we reviewed the survey data from our most recent Academy graduates, we were pleased to read that close to 90% of them reported their practice becoming more effective as a result of the Academy experience.
Fernando Reimers, a keynote speaker at our upcoming Annual Conference, shares his perspective on the duty that public schools have, in a politically divided country and world, to instruct students on empathy, collaboration, and being globally minded. At stake, he says, is world peace.
The Learning Forward Foundation awarded five applicants for the first Learning Forward Foundation Professional Learning Innovation Think Tank Challenge. Read more from author Heather Lageman about the innovations being made within these school systems.