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Foster, Elizabeth – Learning Forward, 2022
Learning Forward undertakes periodic updates to the Standards of Learning because educator needs, expertise in the field, and research related to professional learning are continually evolving. In addition, evidence and data are critical to implementing and documenting the results-based professional learning that policy and accountability systems…
Descriptors: Standards, Accountability, Faculty Development, Educational Policy
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
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
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
Killion, Joyce – Learning Forward, 2013
Finding time for job-embedded professional learning is one of the most frequently cited challenges with implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). With "Establishing Time for Professional Learning," practitioners and education leaders use tools to identify current allocations of time for professional learning, analyze how that…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Time Management, Teacher Collaboration, Academic Standards
Learning Forward, 2013
Explore this first look at lessons learned through Learning Forward's ongoing initiative to develop a comprehensive system of professional learning that spans the distance from the statehouse to the classroom. This policy brief underscores the importance of a coordinated state professional learning strategy, the adoption of professional learning…
Descriptors: Professional Education, State Policy, Formative Evaluation, Educational Strategies
Tallerico, Kathryn – Learning Forward, 2013
Understand how teachers use technology to implement Common Core, increase their instructional effectiveness, and support student learning. This brief describes the experiences of a small group of Kentucky teachers who participated in a study in which they applied technology solutions to support their own learning and that of their students. The…
Descriptors: Influence of Technology, Academic Standards, Instructional Effectiveness, Technology Uses in Education
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2013
More stakeholders are turning to technology to advance the professional learning required to support new standards and evaluation systems. Yet how technology is used will determine its potential to influence educator practice and results for students. This brief outlines how technology can enhance professional learning, offers examples of how…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Stakeholders
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward (NJ), 2012
Meeting the unique and diverse needs of students challenges educators daily. And, the demand for improvement increases at the same pace. Enormous efforts are underway in school systems and state agencies across the country to design and implement multiple, high-stakes changes in educator effectiveness systems, college- and career-ready standards,…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Professional Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Cultural Relevance
Slabine, Nancy Ames – Learning Forward (NJ), 2011
Since its inception, Learning Forward has provided members with informative, interactive annual conferences, institutes, and other learning programs; research-based and user-friendly publications; and opportunities for professional networking at national, regional, and state levels. Its new name reflects the fact that the organization has grown…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Conferences (Gatherings), Professional Associations, Global Approach
Mizell, Hayes – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
Professional development refers to many types of educational experiences related to an individual's work. Doctors, lawyers, educators, accountants, engineers, and people in a wide variety of professions and businesses participate in professional development to learn and apply new knowledge and skills that will improve their performance on the job.…
Descriptors: Job Performance, Educational Experience, Faculty Development, Professional Development
Armstrong, Anthony, Ed. – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
"The Learning Principal" is an eight-page newsletter published eight times a year. It focuses on the important and unique work of school principals. This issue includes: (1) Taking Action on Equity (Anthony Armstrong); (2) School Leadership: Just How Forward Thinking Are You? (Frederick Brown); (3) From the Research: Leadership Practices that Make…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Role, Equal Education
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