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Virginia district builds a path to standards-aligned learning

By Melvina Crawl / February 1, 2024

Melvina Crawl knows the importance of making a districtwide commitment to educator learning that aligns to the Standards for Professional Learning. As executive director of professional learning and federal programs […]

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Alaska schools benefit from district membership

By Alica Unruh / December 1, 2023

Alica Unruh, professional learning coordinator for Alaska’s Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, says her job is rewarding and exciting — never boring. Unruh joined us for a conversation about […]

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Enthusiasm for learning fuels host committee chair

By Peter Carpenter / August 1, 2023

Peter Carpenter is director of organizational development and continuous learning for Harford County Public Schools in Maryland. He is also the host committee chair for the 2023 Learning Forward Annual […]

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‘When we learn better, we do better.’

By Betty Wilson-McSwain / December 1, 2022

Why she is invested in professional learning: I became a Learning Forward member in 2006, but I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have professional learning. Professional learning can’t […]

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Why I make Learning Forward’s conference a priority

By Mary Decker / August 1, 2022

How she got involved with Learning Forward: Around 2008, when I was a principal in northern California, a mentor introduced me and several of our colleagues to Shirley Hord’s work […]

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Coaching support connects educators in isolated communities

By Julie Donohue-Kpolugbo / April 1, 2022

Her role in professional learning: I support literacy programming and instructional coaches in nine schools in eight small, isolated communities, some of which are fly-in only. Our schools are in […]

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