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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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Upcoming webinars

Taking care of yourself during uncertain times: Mindfulness and well-being for educators

Educators across the world are continuing to teach and support students during this unprecedented time. Many are teaching in new ways while navigating new worries. How are we helping educators to stay strong and healthy? Join us to explore strategies around mindfulness and maintaining well-being. Our goal is for you to find ways to stay…

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Supporting students in stressful times

Students rely on educators to provide many kinds of support, including stable relationships and positive social support – and they need those supports now more than ever. With students at home, how can educators continue to provide social and emotional support? Join us to talk with experts on social and emotional learning (SEL) and trauma-sensitive…

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Past webinars

Why Professional Development Matters

August 30, 2011

Advocating for high-quality professional learning often involves engaging parents, community members, and policy makers who have little knowledge of what professional learning means and the benefits it has for students and educators. In this webinar, Learning Forward Distinguished Senior Fellow Hayes Mizell and Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh talk about how to engage community members in…

Assessing the Impact of Professional Development

August 30, 2011

Learning Forward Senior Advisor Joellen Killion facilitates a discussion designed to help school and district leaders plan and conduct an evaluation of professional learning. Develop strategies to assess a professional development program for its degree of evaluability, and to construct an evaluation framework – including a program’s theory of change, logic model, evaluation questions, data…

Stretching Professional Development Dollars

August 30, 2011

Learning Forward Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh facilitates this discussion on how to get the most out of professional learning resources in difficult economic times. Discussion topics include how to assess how dollars are being spent, and strategies for setting priorities for how funds are spent, establishing spending protocols, and abandoning ineffective programs. As you watch…