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.
Begins July 18
Virtual Coaches Academy
With the new school year already around the corner, now is the time to get a head start on your professional learning. Learning Forward’s will launch a new cohort on July 18. This 12-week virtual academy provides instruction and practice opportunities designed to enhance new and veteran coaches’ effectiveness in leading coaching conversations, professional learning design, and facilitation skills. Designed for individual and teams of coaches, this academy will empower your coaches to provide the support your new and returning teachers need.
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.