Speak Up For Better Learning

By Learning Forward
April 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act’s (ESSA) new definition of professional learning and its requirements for evidence along with the allowable uses of funds under Title ll have great potential for continuous improvement of teaching and learning. If states and districts engage teachers who understand their learning needs, the needs of their students, and effective professional learning, then teachers can co-create learning systems that substantially improve teaching and learning. Through the Agents for Learning competition, Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future (NCTAF) invite teams of educators to contribute their expertise and ideas to this vital process and, importantly, to exercise their agency in shaping their learning. (Read more about the competition on p. 61.) The questions here form the heart of

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Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. We help our members plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so they can achieve success with their systems, schools, and students.

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