Standards Have The Most Muscle When Used Together

By Tracy Crow
February 2016
In the introduction to Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning, we describe how educators can use the standards to plan, implement, and evaluate professional learning. The standards offer criteria against which to measure the quality of professional learning. In simpler terms, they are absolute must-haves for professional learning that leads to the results we desire for all learners. We explore the standards one by one, whether in the published Standards for Professional Learning volume or in any of the tools, including the Innovation Configuration maps, Standards Assessment Inventory, or even this issue of JSD. As with any complex concept, we break apart the whole to study the parts. We go through each of the seven methodically to understand its components and what it means. Perhaps

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Tracy Crow is chief strategy officer for Learning Forward. In this position, Crow oversees the planning, creation, production, dissemination, and marketing of all Learning Forward products, including member newsletters, the magazine The Learning Professional, and books. As the editor of the bimonthly magazine The Learning Professional, Crow works with authors and magazine staff to manage the day-to-day operations of the publication. Crow also contributes to the content development of the Learning Forward website and email communications. She works with Learning Forward’s leadership team to develop the messaging and marketing vehicles for products and services.

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