The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) influences how districts plan and allocate resources, so here is Learning Forward’s view on the implications for professional learning.
As a Superintendent / CEO of a school district, I am a classic omnivore. My professional learning needs to reflect that. In my role, I am expected to know at least something about everything and everything (or at least a lot) about some things.
I normally walk away from the conclusion of conferences feeling one of two ways: 1. I’ve lost time in my building and gained little to nothing in return; or 2. I feel inspired, refreshed, and sometimes overwhelmed.
This year’s winner of the Foundation’s School-Based Academy Scholarship is Andrea von Biberstein, who plans to use the experience to facilitate growth-oriented teacher collaboration and evaluate professional learning outcomes.
Valeria Brown offers tips for central office leaders to connect with other people who push and refine your thinking around the most pressing issues for educators and students.
Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh offers five reasons why Learning Forward’s Annual Conference, in Vancouver this year, is a unique learning opportunity worth traveling across the border to attend.