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ERIC Number: ED521616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 60
Abstractor: ERIC
Evidence of Effectiveness
Slabine, Nancy Ames
Learning Forward (NJ)
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 and is now an international association with more than 14,000 members. In addition, Learning Forward also engages in advocacy, provides contract services to states and school districts, and develops tools and resources for those facilitating professional development across the country. Learning Forward has provided a range of contract services to states and school systems nationwide. Extensive work in Arkansas, Florida, and New Jersey has helped shape those states' professional learning policies and practices. Other clients include large urban districts, such as Chicago, Memphis, and Dallas; small cities, such as Green Bay, Wisconsin, Erie, Pennsylvania, Corning, New York, and Fargo, North Dakota; and suburban communities, including Fairfax, Virginia, and Rockwall, Texas. As with its services to states, Learning Forward tailors its assistance to the community's needs, providing advice and consultation, designing and leading professional development, or connecting districts and schools to a larger peer network. Three communities that have worked closely with Learning Forward over an extended period are Duval County (Florida) Public Schools, Fort Wayne (Indiana) Community Schools, and Memphis (Tennessee) City Schools. These districts illustrate how a comprehensive, sustained, multilevel approach to professional learning yields results. (Contains 1 figure and 3 endnotes.)
Learning Forward. 504 South Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056. Tel: 513-523-6029; Fax: 513-523-0638; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning Forward
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Florida; Illinois; Indiana; New Jersey; New York; North Dakota; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; Wisconsin
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A