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.

Hear what members are saying.

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 professional learning that is built upon the Standards for Professional Learning.  From the Board level to administration and faculty, all operate, understand and embrace the Standards. We have seen a huge growth in our teacher leadership which has made positive impacts on student achievement and school culture.

— Joe H.

Learning Forward provides outstanding resources to support teacher and principal professional learning.  The consistent use of Learning Forward resources in our school district has resulted in a unified direction of our professional learning that has led to positive changes in teacher practice and improvements in student performance.

— Steven Ebell

Hear what Academy members say.

Learning Forward Academy has been a transformational, system-changing professional learning opportunity for my colleagues and me and is truly changing the culture and focus in our district. The depth of job-embedded learning, networking with professionals across the world and spending quality time immersed in problem solving around real issues within our systems is something unique and rarely found in any other form.

— Joe McFarland

The Learning Forward Academy provides a forum for educators to analyze their practices and engage in dedicated, uninterrupted think tank-type experiences with individuals from all facets of the education.

— Nikki Mouton

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What our Board of Trustees are saying.

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.

— Warren G. Bennis

I value Learning Forward for the professional relationships I have developed over the years. The quality of the people with whom I have interacted has been outstanding. It motivates me every day to stay current and to continually try to improve.

— Scott Laurence

What our Affiliates are saying.

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 need a common set of standards that allows us to use our diverse backgrounds to strengthen the district capacity for change in order to provide the highest quality education to our students. Learning Forward has helped us develop the talent of our staff, defined the work that needs to be done, provided the tools to get us there, and surrounded us with a network of peers from around the world to ensure we get the results we need. Additionally, my position as a member of the board allows me to use my talents to strengthen the Learning Forward organization which is known as the premier advocate for the value of professional learning.

— Wendy Robinson

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. Even though our full-time responsibilities keep us busy, when we have the opportunity to work on a common goal, it feels as if we’ve worked together every day for years.

— Valeria Brown