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Fundamentals

Use this issue of JSD to explore core concepts at the heart of effective professional learning.

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Apply for the Learning Team Award

Show us how your teacher team engages in professional learning that reflects the cycle of continuous improvement.

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Join Learning Forward

Learning Forward helps you become a leader of high-quality professional learning.

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From Tools for Learning Schools

Build a culture that nurtures productive conflict -- Read how three experts establish a culture that encourages productive conflict and use tools to explore this topic with your team. Download this article.

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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.

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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

  • 5 reasons our Annual Conference is a unique learning opportunity

    August 16, 2016
    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.
  • All-star affiliate empowers change agents statewide

    August 10, 2016
    At the Learning Forward Foundation, we help educators get all the bases loaded and then hit a home run with their professional learning. This year’s winner of the Foundation’s Affiliate Grant is Learning Forward Nebraska, who hit a grand slam this year with their three-year plan for professional learning.

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.