Deadline to apply is March 15, 2018. Apply now. Interviews will begin soon.

Tuition for the Learning Forward Academy is $3850 for the 2½ year program which includes 12 learning days (continental breakfast and lunch provided), telephone and web-based discussions, access to experienced coaches, registration for two Annual Conferences, a formal graduation upon completion, and a 3-year membership in Learning Forward. Academy members are responsible for their own travel and lodging costs during the Academy meetings.

Learn about the benefits of joining Learning Forward.

Academy Class of 2020 team-based community learning days and graduation:

  • Session One: July 20-22, 2018, in Portland, OR
  • Session Two: Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2018 at our Annual Conference in Dallas, TX
  • Session Three: July 2019, location TBD
  • Session Four: Dec. 6 – 8, 2019 at our Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO
  • Session Five: Dec. 6, 2020, location TB

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Optional Scholarship Opportunity from the Learning Forward Foundation

Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship

The foundation provides scholarships for school-based and district-based educators engaged in the Academy experience. The foundation also provides the Patsy Hochman Academy Scholarship for a Texas educator at the school or district level engaged in the Academy experience.

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Download the Academy brochure (PDF)

Read testimonials from past graduates (PDF)

For questions, contact:
Kristin Buehrig
Senior Program Manager

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Q & A with Academy graduates

How has the Academy affected your work in professional learning? 

How did establishing a problem of practice help with your school improvement work? 

How did face-to-face collaboration add to your Academy experience?