New Online Learning
FROM LEARNING FORWARD
Advance your knowledge, skills, and practices with guidance from Learning Forward’s top practitioners and the highest quality online learning experience available. Learning Forward’s new online learning platform brings participants together to meet virtually for live, facilitated sessions; asynchronous learning experiences; and group collaboration.
Opens June 16
8 Dimensions of Educator Wellness
Teachers often sacrifice their own well-being to support their students’ social, emotional, and academic needs. Yet research shows that teacher wellness contributes to a stable, positive, and equitable school culture. It has never been more important for educators to focus on their own well-being, minimize stress, and avoid burnout for themselves as well as their colleagues and students.
In this eight-week online course, participants will implement accessible strategies for their own well-being in eight key areas, including emotional, occupational, social, environmental, intellectual, financial, spiritual, and physical wellness. Through collaborative live sessions, self-selected wellness activities, and reflective discussions, Dr. Laura Lee Summers will share wellness strategies to support participants in developing an actionable self-care plan that supports their personal wellness for the coming school year and beyond.
- Implement a self-care plan that includes personal, actionable strategies and activities for each dimension of wellness.
- Self-assess how well the dimensions of wellness inform their own well-being.
- Practice and share self-care strategies with colleagues in a safe learning environment.
- Use learned wellness strategies to support the social and emotional well-being of colleagues and students.
8 Dimensions of Educator Wellness opens June 16.
Begins August 24
Mentor Teacher Academy
Mentoring is a powerful way to build the capacity of new teachers. High-quality mentoring improves new teacher retention, student achievement, and veteran teachers’ leadership. A significant body of research describes the impact of effective mentoring on beginning teachers’ sense of efficacy, professional growth, and retention rates, as well as the development of skills in key areas of instruction and classroom management.
To meet the urgent need for districts to provide, ongoing, job-embedded support for beginning teachers Learning Forward is offering a Virtual Mentor Teacher Academy for individual mentors or districts seeking to provide new teachers with an experienced, knowledgeable mentor. The program is for skilled teachers who are ready to mentor colleagues in their first three years in the classroom by applying a mentoring framework to support beginning teachers in growing their practice. The Academy is grounded in the Standards for Professional Learning and adult learning theory, and is designed around a Mentoring Cycle of diagnosing beginning teacher needs, providing coaching support to address those needs, and monitoring progress to measure growth.