Write for The Learning Professional

Beginning with the February 2017 issue, the journal of Learning Forward will be known as The Learning Professional. We will continue to produce several stories around a topic, focus, or theme. However, we have added space to run a variety of stories in each issue that are non-thematic. Now, we welcome your submissions on all professional learning topics at any time! Please see 2017 manuscript deadline dates below for upcoming issues. If you need to, please familiarize yourself with our Writers Guidelines.


Theme: Professional Learning in Special Education
Manuscript deadline: October 15
Issue: April 2018

Owing largely to quantum leaps in mental health research and treatment, special education curriculum and teaching has become much more specialized in the past few decades. Keeping up with the latest innovation and applying them to professional learning is a daunting but crucial task. We’re looking for the latest stories on practical application of special education research and innovation in all applicable professional learning areas, including:

  • Social emotional learning and its impact on professional learning
  • The spectrum of disorders and disabilities
  • Assistive technology and the challenge of finding learning expertise
  • Redefining goals and success based on individual circumstances
  • Resources and funding for often marginalized or overlooked fields

Learning Forward prefers to receive articles electronically. Send inquiries or manuscripts to Christy Colclasure at christy.colclasure@learningforward.org.


Future themes and deadlines are coming soon.​​