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.
Bridgeport Public Schools in Connecticut and the Loudon County and Shelby County school districts in Tennessee have developed rubrics to better ensure that professional learning throughout their districts meets standards of high quality.
Learning Forward’s work has long emphasized the role of effective collaboration in improving educator practices and student results. Mounting evidence not only confirms the value of effective collaboration but also details what it looks like. A recent report from the Learning Policy Institute takes our understanding of the value of effective collaboration another step further.
As part of the Redesign PD Community of Practice, Jefferson County Public Schools is focused on measuring the impact of professional learning on teacher practice. Learn more about how the team is intentionally advancing a shared understanding of effective professional learning.
The U.S. Department of Education released draft regulations for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) . The comment period for the regulations is now open. Please join us in asking that the regulations help states conceive a coherent system.
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.