Webinars

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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.

Learning Forward members get access to our on-demand library of webinars, including access to the associated resources & tools. Not a member? Join today!

Upcoming webinars

Equity-centered leadership in challenging times

Thursday, October 22, 3 – 4:00 P.M. Eastern

During this webinar, two equity-centered leaders will share how they and their systems are attending to the well-being and academics of each of their students during these challenging times.

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My Teaching Partner: Proven strengths-based coaching model that raises student achievement and engagement

Wednesday, October 28, 3 – 4:30 P.M. Eastern

Learn about the elements that make MTP coaching unique: a focus on classroom interactions, a strengths-based approach to engaging teachers, and use of video clips as a focus for reflection. This webinar will feature an expert panel followed by an extended Q&A period to encourage robust discussion. The 90-minute format will ensure all your questions are answered.

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Say tuned for the following webinars:

October 22 - Equity-centered leadership in challenging times - Save your spot!

October 28 - My Teaching Partner: Proven strengths-based coaching model that raises student achievement and engagement - Save your spot!

November 12 - Engaging young children and their families: Best practices for remote and hybrid learning - Save your spot!

November 19 - Virtual professional learning structures and strategies - Save your spot!

Public webinars

The role of principal supervisors in challenging times: Focus on teaching and learning

October 20, 2020

During this discussion, panelists will unpack a Wallace Foundation-funded study on the role of the principal supervisor and explore how individuals in that role support principals to become effective instructional leaders.

Adapting high-quality instructional materials for a virtual teaching context

May 7, 2020

Recent research affirms how critical high-quality curriculum resources are to the student learning experience. So what happens when the world of schooling changes in an instant? How do educators adapt their use of materials in a new and often uncharted virtual environment?

Teaching in an online world – it’s getting real

April 30, 2020

This webinar focused on resources, strategies, and tangible ideas that all educators in this new online world are encouraged to borrow.

Learning from coaches: Supporting educators in a virtual world

April 23, 2020

Now that we are working and leading in a virtual environment, join us for an exploration of how coaches are traversing the challenges of distance professional learning, and remaining connected to the teachers they support.

Supporting students in stressful times

April 9, 2020

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?

Teaching in an online environment

March 26, 2020

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…

On-demand webinars

Measuring Impact: Three Districts Share Their Experiences Collecting, Compiling, and Sharing Data

December 3, 2019

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…

The Mythbusters Guide to Educational Research

November 18, 2019

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. Learning Forward + posts Learning Forward is the only professional…

Analyzing Assignments for Rigor and Equity

October 22, 2019

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.   Learning Forward + posts Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator…

Building a Case for Connecting High-Quality Curricula and Team-Based Professional Learning

June 5, 2019

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. Learning Forward + posts Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted…

Effective Coaching for School Improvement with Joellen Killion

May 14, 2019

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. Learning Forward + posts Learning Forward…

Documenting your Professional Learning Story: Showing the Impact of Professional Learning

March 20, 2019

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. Learning Forward + posts Learning Forward is the…

Hearing from Districts: Measuring the Impact of Professional Learning

March 6, 2019

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…

Taking the Next Step: Implementing Next Generation Professional Learning

February 28, 2019

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…

Getting Started: Designing Next Generation Professional Learning

February 21, 2019

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. Learning Forward + posts Learning Forward is the only professional…

State Supports for Title II Implementation: Plus a look ahead to the new Congress

November 27, 2018

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…

Social and Emotional Learning: How to Implement What We Know from the Research

November 27, 2018

Elizabeth Foster of Learning Forward and Stephanie Jones from the Harvard Graduate School of Education explore what is meant by social and emotional learning, what the research says about effective components of SEL programs and interventions, how SEL is implemented in classrooms and out-of-school time programs, and the implications for professional learning for all educators…

Collecting and Leveraging Evidence of Professional Learning Impact

September 5, 2018

Elizabeth Foster and Janice Poda of Learning Forward, Francine Grannell of Skaneateles School District, Lynn Holdheide from the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders, Cindy Rockholt and Sue Anderson from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent Public Instruction, and Jon Bernstein of Bernstein Strategy Group share state and district approaches to measuring the impact…

Advocacy Team (A-Team) Sharing Title II Success Stories

July 24, 2018

Stephanie Hirsh and Melinda George of Learning Forward, Judy Newhouse of Learning Forward Virginia, and Jon Bernstein of Bernstein Strategy Group share some of the stories that are resonating with members, discuss what makes these stories powerful, and teach participants how they can document their own evidence and impact story. Download slides. Learning Forward +…

Advocacy Team (A-Team) Action Conversation (Part II)

June 28, 2018

Stephanie Hirsh, Elizabeth Foster, and Melinda George of Learning Forward, and Jon Bernstein of Bernstein Strategy Group deliver the latest federal update and provide you with tips on sharing your professional learning story. Learning Forward + posts Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. We…

Advocacy Team (A-Team) Action Conversation

June 6, 2018

Stephanie Hirsh and Melinda George of Learning Forward, and Jon Bernstein of Bernstein Strategy Group provide you with a federal update from Capitol Hill and some tools for you to use in the upcoming federal and local funding battles. Download slides. Learning Forward + posts Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to…