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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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A picture of learning

By Chelyse Stefanik-Miller / February 1, 2021

Current role: Professional learning specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Previous roles: Math specialist and math resource teacher; elementary and middle school teacher; K-12 music teacher Learning Forward member […]

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‘The work is always changing and challenging for me.’

By Stephanie Sanders / December 1, 2020

Name and current role: Stephanie Sanders, Supervisor, Professional Learning & Title IIA, Cobb County School District, Georgia Previous roles: English language arts teacher, literacy/instructional coach, district lead, program manager at […]

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Make sure all students can reach the finish line

By Sheldon Harvey / June 1, 2020

How he got interested in a career in education: I come from a family of educators. All four of my siblings became mathematics teachers. As the youngest child, I wanted […]

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