Learning Forward Testimonies
Learning Forward shows you how to plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so you and your team can achieve success with your system, your school, and your students.
We are the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. We help our members leverage the power of professional learning to affect positive and lasting change.
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The concepts of professional learning and problems of practice align closely to my own beliefs as a former science teacher and current principal. Unlike professional development, professional learning is not […]
Learning Forward Academy is one of those life changing educator experiences. Using my problem of practice and working with experts and colleagues greatly supported, impacted and ensured student success in […]
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I love the emphasis on advocacy for our field – the sample templates Learning Forward shares to communicate with state reps regarding policy, the up-to-date info about policy and legislation that could impact […]
I have been fortunate and privileged to serve on the Learning Forward Board for the past three years. During this time, I have engaged in deep professional learning and transformative […]
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The opportunity to serve as a trustee and to be a part of the Learning Forward team is an honor and professionally rewarding in so many ways. The mission of […]
My time as a Learning Forward board member has been personally transformational. It had an exponential impact on my work in the field with numerous educators and organizations. Being a […]
Deborah Childs-Bowen, Past President, 2005
My time on the Board has allowed me to learn from, and with, likeminded leaders committed to advocating high quality educator professional learning to provide all students an equitable education. […]
My introduction to Learning Forward came more than 20 years ago while using its exceptional consultation services. The organizations I’ve served and the educators with whom I’ve served have benefited […]
As a superintendent, I value the diversity of thought our employees bring to the district. Because our leaders were hired at different times and have varying levels of experience, we […]
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What our Board of Trustees are saying.
Finally, when I began this process, I had a very limited understanding of how to formatively assess professional learning. Not only have I developed skills that can allow me to […]
As a leader, I have developed confidence in my ability to lead professional learning and advocate for professional learning, not only with my faculty, but also within our district and […]
What our Affiliates are saying.
My problem of practice was largely revolving around creating vertically aligned assessment for my Physical Welfare Division. The challenge was to gather data, evidence, and research change in order to […]
Having multiple staff members at all levels across the district be active members of Learning Forward has helped us set a vision and foundation for high-quality, evidence-based, job-embedded and on-going […]