Put professional learning front and center in ESSA plans

By Stephanie Hirsh | December 16, 2016

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens a door of opportunity for administrators to rethink their learning systems. Read about how the new definition of professional development can be best leveraged by states, and how educators can be catalysts for these changes.

A holiday recipe for new teacher professional learning success

By Heather Lageman | December 12, 2016

Shannon Terry, Director of Professional Learning for Arlington Independent School District, shares her recipe for new teacher professional learning success. Read how she has worked to create collaborative cultures, collective efficacy, and attainment of individual and systemwide goals.

A whirlwind of learning in Vancouver

By Stephanie Hirsh | December 3, 2016

This year, the Learning Forward Annual Conference is focused on the future of learning. Read more to hear from our Executive director, Stephanie Hirsh, about how we are going to start this year’s conversation and grow together to create a better future for education.

Professional learning partners strengthen learning for Denver Public Schools

By Theress Pidlick | November 3, 2016

As part of the Redesign PD Community of Practice, Denver Public Schools has created a new team of professionals to work across the district on improving the quality and impact of professional learning experiences for educators. Read more about how these experts are partnering with central office departments.

Where did the Equity Standard go?

By Stephanie Hirsh | October 31, 2016

Addressing equity is not something that can be separate from any other element of professional learning. It is integrated into any effective approach to any of Learning Forward’s standards.

2 districts join Redesign PD Community of Practice

By Michelle Bowman | October 11, 2016

Two school districts have joined the Redesign PD Community of Practice, bringing to 22 the number of school systems collaborating to improve professional learning systems and share their progress with districts across the country.

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