Standards revision process
Learning Forward is revising Standards for Professional Learning with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. Learning Forward staff members work with the strategic input and advice of a 25-member Standards Advisory Council as well as a Research Working Group. See the full list of advisors below.
This revision process will result in Learning Forward’s fourth iteration of standards that outline the elements of and conditions for professional learning that results in improved educator practices and better student outcomes. Learning Forward periodically updates Standards for Professional Learning so that they reflect the latest research and evidence from practice to effectively support educators at all levels. The most recent edition was released in 2011.
Providing standards is only the first step in helping school systems and schools implement more cohesive and results-focused professional learning. Therefore, simultaneous to the development of the standards themselves, Learning Forward is developing and piloting tools and resources to support deep implementation and tracking.
Additional working groups based in schools and systems will focus on ensuring that the Standards and related tools and services advance the use and impact of revised Standards for practitioners and students.
Standards for Professional Learning revision labs
As part of our outreach to seek input and expertise from the field, we facilitated four revision labs at our Annual Conference in December, 2020. Watch these videos to learn about the process so far and explore a preliminary draft of the new standards in these conference session recordings. Hear from representatives of the Standards Advisory Council contributing to the revised standards as they take a deep dive into one particular aspect of the revision.
Each of the four Standards lab sessions starts with a similar overview of the process; the panel conversations start about at the 30-minute point of the videos and are unique to each session.
Standards for Professional Learning Revision Lab: A Focus on Equity
Standards for Professional Learning Revision Lab: A Focus on Curriculum
Standards for Professional Learning Revision Lab: A Focus on Transformation
Standards for Professional Learning Revision Lab: A Focus on Research and Evidence
Advisors to the revision of Standards for Professional Learning
Standards advisory council
- Sandra Alberti, Student Achievement Partners (SAP)
- Jody Bintz, BSCS Science Learning
- Gracie Branch, National Association for Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
- Carol Campbell, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
- Xiu Cravens, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations, Vanderbilt University
- Linda Davin, National Education Association (NEA)
- Elisabeth Dickinson, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
- Michelle Elia, Ohio Department of Education
- Amanda Ellis ,Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
- Leilani Esmond, Gwinnett County Public Schools
- Bryan Goodwin, McREL International
- Kristin Hamilton, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)
- Eric Hirsch, EdReports
- Stephanie Hirsh, Learning Forward
- Maria Hyler, Learning Policy Institute (LPI)
- Paul Katnik, Office of Educator Quality, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Joellen Killion, Learning Forward
- Anthony Mackay, National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE)
- Scott Norton, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
- Linda Rost, Baker High School, Montana
- Carolyn Sykora, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- Nader Twal, Long Beach Unified School District, California
- Marlon Williams, Williams Middle School 180, Bronx, NY
- Jacqueline Wilson, National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA)
- Litsy Witkowski, Rivet Education
Research working group
- Carol Campbell, (Co-Chair), Ontario Institute for Studies, University of Toronto
- Maria Hyler, (Co-Chair), Learning Policy Institute
- Laura Desimone, College of Education and Human Development, University of Delaware
- Heather Hill, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Kellie Kim, MCREL
- Jeremy Roschelle, Digital Promise