Becoming a Learning System

  Facilitated by Stephanie Hirsh, Kay Psencik,
  and Frederick Brown

Original Date: Sept. 4, 2014

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In this webinar, the authors of Becoming a Learning System discuss strategies to help your organization  implement sustained, standards-based professional learning grounded in a cycle of continuous improvement. The authors explore lessons from systems change research, and build on the premise that leaders must strengthen adult learning in order to succeed with any change initiative. Examine the power of beliefs and assumptions to drive new actions, and take steps toward establishing a vision for turning your district or organization into a true learning system.

Topics in this webinar include:

  • The critical attributes of a comprehensive learning system;
  • An overview of the responsibilities of key stakeholders within a learning system;
  • Strategies for establishing a new vision for learning within your system.

  Stephanie Hirsh is Executive Director of Learning Forward. She
  presents, publishes, and consults across North America on behalf
  of Learning Forward’s 10,000 members. She advises governors,
  legislators, state and local superintendents, foundation leaders, and
  other policy makers on improving student learning through effective
  professional learning and school improvement.

  Kay Psencik is a senior consultant for Learning Forward, specializing
  in facilitating strategic planning, helping schools develop professional
  learning communities, and supporting teams of teachers developing
  standards-driven curriculum, assessment, and instructional plans. She
  coaches teachers, principals, and district leaders in schools throughout
  the U.S. and the world.

  Frederick Brown is Learning Forward's deputy executive director.
  Over the past 15 years, Brown has been a leader in designing and
  facilitating cutting-edge learning experiences for school and district
  administrators on topics such as cultural competence, leadership,
  and professional learning communities. Beforejoining Learning
  Forward, Fred was a senior program office for the Wallace Foundation.



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