Excellent Teaching and Learning Every Day


Deadline to apply is March 15, 2017. 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 2019 team-based community learning days and graduation:

  • Session One: July 21-23, 2017 in Denver, Colorado 
  • Session Two: Dec. 1-3, 2017 at Annual Conference in Orlando, FL
  • Session Three: July 2018, location TBD
  • Session Four: Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 2018 at our Annual Conference in Dallas, TX
  • Session Five & Graduation: Dec. 8, 2019, St. Louis, MO 

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For questions, contact:
Kristin Buehrig
Programs Associate

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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?