Webinars

Assessing Professional Learning Needs

earning Forward Senior Advisor Joellen Killion leads this discussion exploring strategies for identifying educators’ needs for professional learning. This webinar examines the backmapping model for planning results-based professional learning, using data to assess needs and set learning goals, and how to implement educator learning goals using the KASAB model. As you watch this webinar, consider…

Components of a Comprehensive Professional Development Plan

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…

Stretching Professional Development Dollars

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…

Assessing the Impact of Professional Development

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…

Why Professional Development Matters

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…

The Power of Coaching

Implementing the College and Career Ready Standards requires teachers to change their practice and make instructional shifts. To make these critical shifts many school districts provide teachers with instructional coaches. Providing ongoing support for these coaches is a critical need that is often overlooked. In this webinar, Learning Forward Center for Results Director M. René…

School Systems That Learn

How do today’s school leaders break the limitations of the past and create cultures of curiosity and innovation in their schools? What are the fundamental drivers that create learning at all levels of a school system? How do leaders build trust, collaboration in all directions, capacity building, and leadership amongst their faculties and staffs? Paul…

Establishing Time for Professional Learning

Finding time for job-embedded professional learning is one of the most frequently cited challenges with implementing change in education. While leaders at all levels recognize that professional learning is an important component of any plan to implement Common Core State Standards, they simultaneously acknowledge that time isn’t available for the job-embedded, collaborative professional learning that…

Implementing Change Through Learning

Real education reform happens one school at a time, one classroom at a time. No matter what change a school or district is facing, those leading it must involve teachers and staff as partners every step of the process to ensure success and build professional capacity. In this webinar, authors Shirley Hord and Jim Roussin…

Developing and Assessing Teaching Effectiveness

Teacher evaluation systems are being overhauled by states and districts across the United States. In this upcoming webinar, author and researcher Linda Darling-Hammond makes a case for a research-based approach to teacher evaluation and delivers guidelines and models for making it happen. Summarizing ideas in her newest book, Getting Teacher Evaluation Right, Darling-Hammond provides a framework for…