This year's Learning Forward Team Grant awardee Kathleen O'Flynn and her team share 10 tips you can use to build an inspiring and engaging professional learning community. Read more about their advice to kick-start your 2017.
Teacher Leadership, Learning Communities (PLC's), School Leadership
This year, Stephanie Hirsh has made New Year's resolutions focused on smart demand, that is, helping educators ask for what they deserve and helping districts and states increase the supply of high-quality professional learning. Read more about the two resolutions in this article.
Standards for Professional Learning
Teacher agency is fundamental to effective professional learning. Read how Dawn Wilson gained inspiration from a retiring educator's comments about the ineffectiveness of much professional development.
Collaboration, Professional Learning Systems
Learning Forward's Redesign PD Community of Practice works to ensure all educators experience effect professional learning. Read this assessment of how participating districts worked to solve two problems of practice by Stephanie Hirsh.
Learning Communities (PLC's)
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens a door of opportunity for administrators to rethink their learning systems. Read about how the new definition of professional development can be best leveraged by states, and how educators can be catalysts for these changes.
Professional Learning Systems