Webinars teach us and bring us together

By Christy Colclasure
August 2020
Vol. 41, No. 4
When the world moved online in mid-March, Learning Forward launched a series of weekly webinars to help educators navigate the new COVID-19 environment. With an emphasis on practitioners helping practitioners, the webinars are built around two goals: learning from one another’s experiences and building community. We have had a tremendous response with educators from across the world and at all levels of education systems tuning in and learning together. As the pandemic lingers on, evolving into what one of our panelists described as the “now normal” (rather than the new normal), professional learning has taken on a different look. At Learning Forward, we’ve learned a lot about online professional learning, including how to design and implement it in a way that engages educators. In the

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 Melinda George (melinda.george@ learningforward. org) is Learning Forward’s chief policy officer. 


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