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Academy participant leads change in her Texas district

By Learning Forward
August 2018
Vol. 39 No. 4
For many of us who work in curriculum and instruction, Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning (Learning Forward, 2011) resonate as relevant and even intuitive. However, putting those concepts into practice can be more elusive. One way the Learning Forward Foundation facilitates meaningful use of the standards is by supporting members’ participation in the Learning Forward Academy. In a 2½-year learning experience, Academy participants identify a problem of practice and work with coaches and educators from around the world to address it as a way to improve their district’s professional learning and, ultimately, student achievement. By providing scholarships to select Academy participants, the foundation broadens access to this career-changing opportunity to use the standards and transform professional learning practice. Tammy Chambers, curriculum coordinator at Los

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Juliet Correll

Juliet Correll (jcorrell@frontlineed.com) is a Learning Forward Academy graduate, vice chair of the Learning Forward Foundation, and co-chair of the Learning Forward board of directors.

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Learning Forward Academy: learningforward.org/learning-opportunities/academy

Learning Forward Foundation: foundation.learningforward.org

References

Learning Forward. (2011). Standards for Professional Learning. Oxford, OH: Author.


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