Put Conference Learning Into Action Now

Use several strategies to implement and extend the learning from events like Learning Forward's Annual Conference.


Teachers' Needs Must Drive the Professional Learning Agenda

Teachers' input on professional learning stresses the importance of skillful collaboration and shared decision making.


Conferences Open Minds and Doors

As part of a comprehensive professional learning plan, conferences offer the chance to sample new concepts, expand your network, and explore the latest resources in your field.


7 Responsibilities of Teacher Leaders

All teachers are leaders. What distinguishes one teacher leader from another is the reach of his or her leadership. Consider these seven responsibilities that teacher leaders with the broadest impact take on.


Top Learning Needs for Today's Central Office Staff Member

How do the shifting roles and responsibilities of educators who work in central offices impact their learning needs? Consider key learning topics for helping system-level educators stay at the forefront of learning leadership.


Key Responsibilities for Central Office Staff

What are the duties of a central office staff member eager to ensure that all teachers have access to effective professional learning? The Standards for Professional Learning provide practical guidance.


When Is Professional Learning the Answer? More Often Than You'd Think

Educators face a range of challenges, and more often than not, they don't see them as professional learning issues, but instead as curriculum or discipline problems, for example. Consider how professional learning might be a solution when the questions are framed in new ways.


Can Conferences Be Effective Professional Learning?

Consider how conferences can align with Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning to ensure that conference attendance advances attendees' learning goals.


7 Leadership Actions that Support Staff Members

Take these steps to support individual growth and foster a trusting culture focused on improvement.


Passionate Learner Seeks Same

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.


The opinions expressed in Learning Forward's PD Watch are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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