Excellent Teaching and Learning Every Day
  • The celebrations and challenges of leading change

    March 31, 2017
    Friendswood (Texas) ISD is passionate about and committed to immersing everyone in the district in Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning. That's why they created the Galveston County Learning Leaders and established creating a districtwide plan of action to ensure effective professional learning as their problem of practice. Read more about the district's transformative journey.
    Professional Learning Systems
  • Florida district partners with teachers to redesign professional learning

    March 22, 2017
    Members of the Lake County, Florida, team participating in the Redesign PD Community of Practice are beginning to see evidence that professional learning, designed in partnership with teachers, can lead to improvements in student learning. Read more from Linda Jacobson and Michelle King about their journey to increased student achievement.
    Learning Communities (PLC's), Redesign PD Community
  • How does a team set a context for learning and continuous improvement?

    March 21, 2017
    Authors Stephanie Hirsh and Tracy Crow use research from the best minds to bring you best practices in their new book: Becoming a Learning Team. Too often, teams are created without specific intention, ensuring their failure. Becoming a Learning Team gives you a 5-step process to structure your efforts, giving you positive, measurable student results. Read an excerpt here.
    Teacher Leadership, Coaching, Learning Communities (PLC's)
  • Recognize the hard work of professionals

    March 15, 2017
    The incoming board president of Learning Forward, Scott Laurence, shares his background in this article. From baseball coach to teacher to administrator and more, he has a wealth of professional experience. That experience will be put to work immediately working with The Learning Professional, the magazine that will replace the JSD.
  • A glimpse into Canada's practices helps us examine our own

    March 09, 2017
    Learning Forward recently commissioned a study on the state of professional learning in Canada. Read more from Stephanie Hirsh about the important professional learning lessons that can be gleaned from this report.


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