Vice President, Research & Standards

Elizabeth works to promote the adoption and implementation of the Learning Forward standards for professional learning, better understand the impact of professional learning strategies, and contribute to policy and strategy approaches.

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Strength lies in combining curriculum with professional learning

In a recent meta-analysis, researchers Lynch, Hill, Gonzalez, and Pollard found that instructional improvement programs — an approach combining professional learning and curriculum or instructional

By Elizabeth Foster        June 01 2020

Researchers offer evidence of lesson study’s benefits

Lesson study is a time-tested approach to professional learning that exemplifies the Standards for Professional Learning: It is ongoing and sustained, embedded in classroom practice, focused on studen

By Elizabeth Foster        April 01 2020

Survey sheds light on the state of coaching

Coaching is a popular and promising form of professional learning, with research evidence of its effectiveness for teachers and students (Kraft, Blazar, & Hogan, 2018). Surprisingly little is know

By Elizabeth Foster        February 01 2020