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Speak up for professional learning policy

By Melinda George
August 2019
Vol. 40 No. 4
Educators collect data every day, including demographic data about teachers and students, the retention rates of teachers in a school system, the needs of the students they serve, and data tracking how well those students are progressing. There are many purposes for that data and forums through which to share it. Don’t be daunted — there are many kinds of evidence and data that can be useful beyond student test scores. Data awareness is key to recognizing what you have and how to use it. Deploy data strategically Knowing what to do with the data is as important as getting it. Tailor the data you collect and present to address the story you are telling. For example, if you are telling a story about professional

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Melinda George

More information and tools are available at learningforward.org/advocacy or contact melinda.george@learningforward.org.

Make your case with data

Every educator is an advocate. Your voice can have a real impact on the decision-makers who control purse strings and policies. That impact can be especially strong when you support your story with data. Data that detail strategies and show progress make the case for continuing and scaling existing initiatives and supporting new ones.

Learning Forward created the template to help you identify and use data you already have to make the case for professional learning. Download the writable worksheet below by clicking download the pdf version.


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Melinda George
(melinda.george@learningforward.
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