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Give your coaches the knowledge and skills they need to excel with one of our coaching experts at your location.

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Explore key factors and next actions to support coaches effectively.

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Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to supporting those who work in educator professional learning.

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From Moving from Compliance to Agency

What voice do teachers have in their professional learning and why does it matter? This report from Learning Forward and NCTAF outlines strategies to elevate teacher agency in professional learning planning and implementation. Download report.

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Explore The Principal Story Learning Guide

Learning Forward has developed a professional learning guide using excerpts from the award-winning PBS documentary film, The Principal Story to illustrate the five key practices of effective principals.
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New videos show exemplary principals in action

School Leadership in Action: Principal Practices is a series of videos featuring exemplary principals in varied school settings nationwide, who bring to life and reinforce the five key practices of effective principals.
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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.
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Be a professional learning advocate

How can policymakers ensure that every child experiences great teaching every day? Our Transforming Professional Learning initiative describes a comprehensive system of professional learning that spans from the statehouse to the classroom. 
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Key Dates

  • Junior high principal increases collaborative professional learning and improves student outcomes

    November 04, 2016
    Kelly Hastings, Principal of Young Junior High School in Arlington, Texas, is this year’s winner of the Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship award. Read how her goal to lead the shift in teaching to a student-centered approach through a campus-wide Project-Based Learning initiative brought her to the Standards for Professional Learning.
  • Professional learning partners strengthen learning for Denver Public Schools

    November 03, 2016
    As part of the Redesign PD Community of Practice, Denver Public Schools has created a new team of professionals to work across the district on improving the quality and impact of professional learning experiences for educators. Read more about how these experts are partnering with central office departments.

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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.