Excellent Teaching and Learning Every Day

Applications Due March 15

Put your ideas into action with scholarships and grants from the Learning Forward Foundation.  Apply your research and creativity to education's most profound challenges. Applications are due by March 15, so apply now!

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The Learning Professional

The Learning Professional Debuts!

JSD is now The Learning Professional! The same great in-depth features, plus more member stories and voices from the field.

Join the Academy

Application deadline is March 15, 2017. Learning Forward’s Academy is a 2 ½ - year blended learning community, led by experts in the field. Now accepting individuals and teams.

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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.

  The Principal Story • Becoming a Learning School  •  JSD

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.

Becoming a Learning System  •  Redesign PD  •  Blog

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

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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.
Check out our ESSA toolkits.

PD Definition in ESSA  •  Agents for Learning competitionMore

Key Dates

  • Secretary DeVos: Here are Learning Forward's priorities

    February 21, 2017
    Learning Forward looks forward to working with the Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Read more about how the secretary's priorities will play a role in the future of education.
  • Learning Forward Academy - A participant's perspective

    February 21, 2017
    After graduating from the Academy, Dawn Wilson knew that she wanted to be a coach and help others experience high levels of learning. Read more about her experience through the Learning Forward Academy and how it transformed her outlook on 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.