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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Forward, 2021
"Seeing Teaching Through a Different Lens: The MyTeachingPartner-Secondary Coaching Model" highlights the voices of coaches and teachers to provide information about an instructional coaching program that is helping educators improve interactions with students in ways that increase student engagement and achievement. The…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Secondary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Video Technology
Killion, Joellen; Bryan, Chris; Clifton, Heather – Learning Forward, 2020
Yes! We know that coaching can increase teacher effectiveness and student learning. This new edition of "Coaching Matters" builds on the authors' ongoing research and work with school systems to design coaching programs that improve learning. The result is a book that clarifies the complex issues and operational details of effective…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Teacher Effectiveness, Program Design, Objectives
Olson, Lynn – Learning Forward, 2019
This report explores District of Columbia Public Schools' innovative approach to supporting teaching instruction, called Learning Together to Advance our Practice, or LEAP. LEAP is based on research that has found the most effective professional learning is school-based and content-specific, grounded in the instructional materials and strategies…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teaching Methods, Educational Quality, Equal Education
Hirsh, Stephanie – Learning Forward, 2019
The author, Learning Forward's retiring executive director, has always been driven by a fundamental principle: the concept of "tikkun olam," which means to repair the world or leave it better than you found it. She has found her pathway in professional learning. Given her long tenure in education -- and particularly in professional…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teamwork, Leadership Responsibility, Social Justice
Morgan, Nicholas; Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2018
This report investigates factors that drive teachers to embrace or challenge the use of products and services designed to support improvements in practice. Key elements of the study include: (1) Technology-based resources studied include those designed for video observations, peer feedback and collaboration, online professional learning, and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Barriers, Educational Resources, Technology Uses in Education
Olson, Lynn – Learning Forward, 2018
This report explores the premise that there's nothing more powerful than great teachers skillfully using great instructional materials to motivate and engage students in their learning. Three real-world examples illustrate how schools and school systems are working to support teachers to skillfully use high-quality, standards-aligned curricula, by…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Faculty Development, Public Schools
Crow, Tracy – Learning Forward, 2017
This paper seeks to chart a course for leveraging a micro-credentialing system to enable more educators to achieve the potential of professional learning. The paper uses the Standards for Professional Learning as a frame to provide guidance to everyone involved in micro-credentials to ensure that learners experience the research-based elements of…
Descriptors: Credentials, Academic Standards, Professional Education, Change Strategies
Killion, Joellen; Harrison, Cindy – Learning Forward, 2017
"Taking the Lead" outlines 10 practical and powerful roles for school-based coaches responsible for helping teachers increase their capacity to serve all students. The second edition is a rich update to Killion and Harrison's essential resource and includes dozens of online tools that support deep exploration and implementation of the…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Role
Learning Forward, 2017
Effective teacher learning is vital to student success. Teachers who continually improve their practice by using data to inform instructional decisions see improved results for their students. In the tradition of supporting effective professional learning, in 2016 Corwin launched a nationwide survey in partnership with Learning Forward and the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Education, State of the Art Reviews, National Surveys
Fullan, Michael; Hargreaves, Andy – Learning Forward, 2016
Coinciding with the 2016 Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Learning Forward commissioned and supported a study of professional learning across the nation of Canada entitled "The State of Educators' Professional Learning in Canada." A research team led by Carol Campbell, Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Competencies
Brown, Sherri; Hales, Anne; Kuehn, Larry; Steffensen, Karen – Learning Forward, 2016
Coinciding with the 2016 Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Learning Forward commissioned and supported a study of professional learning across the nation of Canada entitled "The State of Educators' Professional Learning in Canada." A research team led by Carol Campbell, Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Online Surveys, Focus Groups
Campbell, Carol; Osmond-Johnson, Pamela; Faubert, Brenton; Zeichner, Kenneth; Hobbs-Johnson, Audrey – Learning Forward, 2016
Coinciding with the 2016 Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Learning Forward commissioned and supported a study of professional learning across the nation of Canada. "The State of Educators' Professional Learning in Canada" was researched by a team led by Carol Campbell, Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Program Content, Program Effectiveness
Killion, Joellen; Harrison, Cindy; Colton, Amy; Bryan, Chris; Delehant, Ann; Cooke, Debbie – Learning Forward, 2016
Teacher leadership is often defined as a "set of practices that enhance the teaching profession." States and districts are leveraging teacher leadership in multiple ways to professionalize teaching, create opportunities for teacher career advancement, facilitate school improvement, and facilitate professional learning for educator and…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Definitions, Context Effect, Educational Practices
Learning Forward, 2015
President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act, the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, on December 10, 2015. "Learning Forward's focus in this new law is its improved definition of professional learning," said Stephanie Hirsh, executive director of Learning Forward. "We've long advocated…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Definitions, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
Killion, Joellen; Hirsh, Stephanie – Learning Forward, 2014
The ultimate key to successful integration and implementation of college- and career-ready standards and educator evaluation systems is the quality of the professional learning that educators engage in every day. Effective professional learning at the school level occurs among a team of teachers learning in a cycle of continuous improvement.…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Teacher Evaluation, State Standards, Faculty Development
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