Learning Forward webinars feature leaders in the field discussing the key topics affecting today's educators. Gain insight from authors, researchers, and practitioners on topics including data-driven professional learning, implementing change, assessing the impact of professional learning, and much more.
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Learning Forward is making our COVID webinar series free to the public to support educators as part of our pandemic response.
Thursday, August 6 | 3 – 4:00 P.M. Eastern
Hear from district and school-based leaders about what the hybrid schedule might entail, how they will engage and meet the needs of students, how they are keeping parents informed, and how the last quarter of the last school year is informing this year’s start.Read More
Thursday, August 13 | 3 – 4:00 P.M. Eastern
Socially distanced classrooms present their own challenges for children who are still developing self-regulation and social skills. This webinar will share strategies for teaching young learners (preschool to grade 2) in ways that address their academic, social, and emotional development during the pandemic.Read More
Say tuned for the following webinars:
August 20 - Assessment approaches for today’s learning environments
August 27 - Attending to the health and wellness of educators as the school year starts
September 3 - Connecting with families when it’s more important than ever
September 10 - Plan C: Preparing for the Next Wave
September 17 - Learning from coaches: Supporting teams and individuals
Educators across the world are being asked to implement online learning for their students as school systems close in response to COVID-19. Join this webinar to learn about strategies and to link to resources that will make online learning manageable and productive. In this webinar, we will hear from DeNelle West, the Chief Learning Officer…
In this uncertain time and with new school system closings being announced daily, Learning Forward is bringing together experts from practice, research, and policy to discuss the impact on educators and students and to offer potential resources, insights, and ideas for continuing the strong teaching and learning that our members provide every day. In this…
Professional learning is the key to increased student outcomes. As school districts design professional learning, it is critical to consider the specific challenge you are working to address, the professional learning interventions you will employ, and to carefully plan for how you will measure the impact of those interventions so as to know whether to…
Learning Forward, Digital Promise, and a coaches panel discussed the results and implications of a national survey about coaching. Find out what more than 1,200 respondents said about coaching workloads, supports and using technology. Participants: Explored the findings from a national survey; Discussed findings and recommendations from the survey; Learned about…
Coaching expert Jim Knight of the Kansas Coaching Project led an interactive discussion about why and how coaches’ work with teachers should address student engagement. Students who are engaged are more likely to come to class, learn, and ultimately stay in school. This webinar covered how to measure and improve three types of student engagement…
Melinda George of Learning Forward, Beth Albert of Norman Public Schools, Kathy Ruggerberg of Rock Island-Milan School District, Amy Summa from the School District of Philadelphia, and Jon Bernstein of Bernstein Strategy Group, share how they are measuring impact and how they are sharing their findings. Gain a better understanding of the importance of documenting…
Douglas Reeves of Creative Leadership Solutions, and Thomas Guskey from the University of Kentucky, give a 30-minute preview of their full-day Learning Forward Annual Conference session. This webinar discussed how to become better advocates for the best available research and unpacked some prevailing myths in education.
Tanjia Reed Marshall of Education Trust reviews recent research on the quality of assignments and provides an overview of a framework for participants to analyze assignments in their schools and districts in this 30-minute webinar.
Frederick Brown and Tracy Crow of Learning Forward, Sandra Alberti of Student Achievement Partners, and Linda McMillan from the District of Columbia Public Schools discuss the latest research confirming the importance of high-quality curriculum and instructional materials to impact equitable outcomes for students.
Joellen Killion of Learning Forward, Sophia Thwaites of PCG Education, and Christine Lucas and Joseph Cahill of Fort Bend ISD explain how the Effective Coaching to Strengthen Instruction online course addresses the need for professional learning that is designed specifically for coaches, which is lacking in many districts nationwide.
Elizabeth Foster and Melinda George of Learning Forward, Jon Bernstein of Bernstein Strategy Group, Sue Renehan of Learning Forward New England, Barbara Patterson Oden of Learning Forward Virginia, and Judy Newhouse of Learning Forward Virginia describe their experiences and learnings from their advocacy visit to Washington, D.C.
Impact. Impact. Impact. How do we know that professional learning is making an impact on teacher practice and student learning? As funding is tightened, educators are asked to consistently collect data and measure the impact of professional learning. Hear from Nate Franz of Syracuse City School District, Get Nichols of Fort Wayne Community Schools, and…
Adam Rubin and Meaghan Foster of 2Revolutions, Elizabeth M. Vincent of Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, and Kevin Schuttinger of Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools share a toolkit of resources that can help educators’ implementation of innovative professional learning models. Participants of this webinar will: Learn from a panel of practitioners currently implementing innovative models to reimagine…
Adam Rubin and Meaghan Foster of 2Revolutions help viewers rethink professional development by playing an interactive game. This webinar shares the limitations of traditional professional learning models, what a transformed professional learning model looks like, and how to design a next generation professional learning experience.
Janice Poda of Learning Forward, Jon Bernstein of Bernstein Strategy Group, Julia Fallon from the Office of Superintendents of Public Instruction in the State of Washington, and Paul Flemming of the Department of Education share a forecast of what to expect from the new Congress, next year’s education funding process, how two key states are…