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Learning Forward 2017 Orlando Conference

Apply to present in Orlando

Share your expertise with educators from around the world at our Annual Conference in Orlando, December 2-6, 2017. The proposal deadline is February 1, 2017.

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New study of professional learning in Canada

New study of professional learning in Canada

This newest study from Learning Forward identifies key components and features of effective professional learning and highlights findings from what educators in Canada experience.

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Join Learning Forward

Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to supporting those who work in educator professional learning.

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Join the Academy

Learning Forward’s Academy is a 2 ½ - year blended learning community, led by experts in the field.

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Coaches Academy

Give your coaches the knowledge and skills they need to excel with one of our coaching experts at your location.

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New report

Explore key factors and next actions to support coaches effectively.

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From Moving from Compliance to Agency

What voice do teachers have in their professional learning and why does it matter? This report from Learning Forward and NCTAF outlines strategies to elevate teacher agency in professional learning planning and implementation. Download report.

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Explore The Principal Story Learning Guide

Learning Forward has developed a professional learning guide using excerpts from the award-winning PBS documentary film, The Principal Story to illustrate the five key practices of effective principals.
Learn more about The Principal Story.

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New videos show exemplary principals in action

School Leadership in Action: Principal Practices is a series of videos featuring exemplary principals in varied school settings nationwide, who bring to life and reinforce the five key practices of effective principals.
Watch the videos.

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Read the "Designing Professional Learning" report

Whether you're developing professional learning from scratch or enhancing an existing program this report provides detailed guidance on how to configure and evaluate learning models. Published by Learning Forward and AITSL.
Read the report.

Knowledge Briefs  •  Standards Facilitator Guide  •  More

Be a professional learning advocate

How can policymakers ensure that every child experiences great teaching every day? Our Transforming Professional Learning initiative describes a comprehensive system of professional learning that spans from the statehouse to the classroom. 
Check out all of the reports.

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Key Dates

  • Inspire your PLCs with these tips

    January 09, 2017
    This year's Learning Forward Team Grant awardee Kathleen O'Flynn and her team share 10 tips you can use to build an inspiring and engaging professional learning community. Read more about their advice to kick-start your 2017.
  • 2 resolutions to demand better professional learning for all

    January 09, 2017
    This year, Stephanie Hirsh has made New Year's resolutions focused on smart demand, that is, helping educators ask for what they deserve and helping districts and states increase the supply of high-quality professional learning. Read more about the two resolutions in this article.

Learn - Connect - Engage

Join the Conversation

Be part of an online community of learners dedicated to continuous improvement and sharing best practices. Join the discussion and develop solutions to the issues facing today’s educators.

Connect with Colleagues

Join a worldwide learning network committed to ensuring every student experiences great teaching every day. Connect with colleagues from your own back yard and around the world on the Learning Exchange.