Excellent Teaching and Learning Every Day

Summer Institutes, July 20-22

Join us in beautiful Denver, Colorado, for this year's Summer Institutes. Take a deep dive into professional learning topics at all levels.

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20% off Becoming a Learning Team

From now until April 30, get 20% off Becoming a Learning Team with coupon code LearningTeam20

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New ESSA toolkit

Toolkit from Learning Forward and EducationCounsel helps states and districts use ESSA to build effective learning systems.

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The Learning Professional

The Learning Professional April issue!

This issue discusses overcoming common challenges when trying to measure how professional learning initiatives improve teacher and student learning.

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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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A Systemic Approach to Elevating Teacher Leadership

Our latest report explores the benefits of teacher leadership, and provides a framework for schools and systems to make teacher leadership a driver of improved teaching and learning. Download the report.

Teacher Leadership webinar  •  Teacher agency report  • Research & reports


See exemplary principals in action

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

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Learn from high-performing systems

Beyond PD: Teacher Professional Learning in High-Performing Systems, examines teacher professional learning practices and identifies common patterns across four high-performing school systems. Read the report.

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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.
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Using ESSA to advance professional learning

How can states leverage professional learning as an essential tool in overcoming systemic inequities and guaranteeing excellence for all? Our toolkits and resources help you advance learning through ESSA.
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Key Dates

  • True confession from former school principals

    April 27, 2017
    Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning focus on a cycle of continuous improvement. Read from former principals Susan Silva and Stephanie McBride as they share their transformation to more effective professional learning with the help of our organization.
  • Professional Learning Innovation Think Tank Challenge 2017 awardees

    April 20, 2017
    The Learning Forward Foundation awarded six 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.

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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.