Consider how conferences can align with Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning to ensure that conference attendance advances attendees' learning goals.
Take these steps to support individual growth and foster a trusting culture focused on improvement.
Learning Forward believes all educators have an obligation to improve their practice. Consider how schools and districts can invite and support passionate learners and why it is important to do so.
Teachers are clear about their need for more professional learning to implement college- and career-ready standards. Consider four essential steps to build support for sustained continuous learning.
Chance encounters can give you great inspiration and meaningful connections for the future. Take these steps to court the unexpected in your professional learning.
School board members are important allies in maintaining support for professional learning. Here are three ways to help them understand its connection to student learning.
Stephanie Hirsh considers the federal Race to the Top initiative and how it may advance stakeholders' understanding of and support for effective professional learning.
Carol François shares some popular education myths that have been debunked by John Hattie and Greg Yates in their book Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn.
We have many good schools throughout North America. In too many cases, however, children go each day to a school that is not very good. For all students to attend excellent schools, we need school districts that are learning systems. At Learning Forward, we believe this goal is attainable; however, reaching it requires that all school districts focus more intently on learning.
Stephanie Hirsh recently served on a panel discussion about the TALIS results with several educators. While there is much to explore within the findings, two questions stood out for her.