Excellent Teaching and Learning Every Day


Join authors and leaders in the field of education for webinars on key topics that will prepare you to successfully implement professional learning that increases teaching effectiveness and student achievement.

Webinars are free for members. Members also get access to our on-demand library of webinars. Not a member? Join today!

Powering Up Your PD!

Featuring Laurie Calvert, Kisha Dorch, Audra McPhillips, and Heather Hotchkiss; moderated by Alexandra Fuentes.

November 17, 2016: 6-7 p.m. EST

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Are you:

  • Facing challenges meeting your personal professional learning goals?
  • Wanting to know how to more effectively advocate for what you need?
  • In need of help identifying your learning needs and making smart choices?
  • Wondering about the effectiveness of your professional learning experiences and how to assess them?

Join us for tips, talk, and tools you can continue to use to help increase your agency and improve your own learning, from wherever you are starting right now.

Creating and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities 
Facilitated by Stephanie Hirsh
August 25: 3p.m. - 5p.m. EDT

37b12a4950c7437c84f394a287234665Professional learning communities (PLCs) encourage cooperation, collaboration, and growth among adult learners and have positive impacts on student achievement. In this session, Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh discusses how to create and sustain PLCs where the members engage in a cycle of continuous improvement, develop collective responsibility, and align their work to educator and student learning goals. The session will cover specific strategies that teachers and schools can follow to ensure that they build effective and student-focused PLCs. Dr. Hirsh will present research and share her experiences in creating, assessing, and leading professional learning communities. Dr. Hirsh will discuss how educators can identify and build leadership qualities to promote change.

Leading Districts for College and Career Readiness: A Professional Learning Framework for District Administrators
Facilitated by Frederick Brown and Nikki Mouton
August 30: 3p.m. - 4p.m. EDT

Explore how district administrators support implementation of college- and career-ready standards through meaningful professional learning. Frederick Brown, deputy executive director of Learning Forward, returns along with Nikki Mouton of Gwinnett County (GA) Public Schools for a free webinar highlighting the importance of leadership, system-wide collaboration, and the link between adult and student learning. Over the course of the webinar, participants will learn how they can help their schools in the move to higher standards and deliver on their promise to offer students a rigorous and relevant curriculum. Participants will gain access to
valuable Learning Forward tools that they can use to lead professional learning in their schools.


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