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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

Learning from coaches: End strong, begin stronger!

June 4, 2020 | 3 – 4:00 P.M. Eastern

As the school year closes, instructional coaches are still hard at work. They are taking the many lessons learned in the last quarter of this school year and using those lessons to plan for a strong, if uncertain, year ahead. Join us for an exploration of how coaches are traversing the challenges of distance professional learning, remaining connected to the teachers they support, and applying their expertise in accelerating teacher learning.

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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…

Components of a Comprehensive Professional Development Plan

August 30, 2011

Learning Forward Director of Strategy and Development Frederick Brown facilitates this discussion designed to assist school and district leaders in assessing current professional learning programs and maximizing the effectiveness of their professional learning initiatives. Discussion includes how to measure your school or district’s professional development programs in relation to Learning Forward’s standards, and focus on…