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Using the SAI to Measure the Impact of Professional Learning Steve Preston and Tom Manning (April 13, 2017)
Learning Forward’s Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI) is a valid and reliable 50-item survey that measures alignment of a school’s professional learning practices to the Standards for Professional Learning. This webinar will show you how schools, districts and states use the SAI to measure the impact of their professional learning, identify strengths and areas of priority, and drive their PD planning. Participants will view and analyze sample SAI data to see how the SAI can be a valuable first step in measuring and increasing the impact of professional learning.
This webinar will include:
Elevating Teacher Leadership Amy Colton, Debbie Cooke, and Ann Delehant (Feb. 16, 2017)
- An overview of the SAI and how it measures the impact of professional learning.
- How the SAI aligns with the Standards for Professional Learning.
- A look at SAI data and reports.
- Examples of how schools, systems and states use the SAI.
Hosted by authors of Learning Forward’s report, A Systemic Approach to Elevating Teacher Leadership,
this webinar provides an overview of a teacher leadership framework that promotes collaborative teaching practices that lead to increased student achievement. This webinar is for leaders or leadership teams interested in initiating, expanding or assessing and revising approaches to teacher leadership within schools or school systems. Learn the benefits of teacher leadership, the four components of a systemic approach to teacher leadership, and the actions schools and systems can take for teacher leadership to be a driver of improved teaching and learning. (Download slides.
) Advancing State Learning Systems Through ESSA Stephanie Hirsh, Melinda George, and Jess Wood (Feb. 14, 2017)
Learning Forward and EducationCounsel showcase how state-level education stakeholders can leverage ESSA to build powerful learning systems for all educators and students. Such systems offer all learners the culture, structures, and supports for continuous improvement. This webinar explores what effective learning systems entail and why they matter; ESSA’s definition of professional development and how ESSA can support learning systems; ideas for using the local ESSA planning process to advance district learning systems; and powerful tools to use in taking next action steps as states develop consolidated plans and support districts. (Download slides.
) (Download ESSA toolkits and resources.
Powering Up Your PD!
Laurie Calvert, Kisha Dorch, Audra McPhillips, and Heather Hotchkiss. (Nov. 17) Creating and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities
Stephanie Hirsh (Aug. 25) Leading Districts for College and Career Readiness
Frederick Brown and Nikki Mouton (Aug. 30) Differentiating the Flipped Classroom
Facilitated by Eric Carbaugh & Kristina Doubet (May 5) How Can Supervisors Shape Effective Principals?
Brought to you by Learning Forward, AASA, and The Wallace Foundation (Apr. 26)