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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
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
Paliokas, Kathleen; Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2013
Major education reforms are shifting teaching and learning in schools across the nation. As a result, educators' need for key supports is more important today than ever. This shift is the result of three significant and simultaneous reform efforts, all of which are scheduled to be operational in the near future: (1) More rigorous Common Core State…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Principals, Capacity Building, Educational Change
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward, 2013
This workbook guides a team in reviewing, revising, or replacing an existing professional learning system. The process outlined and the tools included support the team in conducting all aspects of its work, usually done over several months, with continuous progress monitoring and input from research, experts, and constituents. The workbook is…
Descriptors: Workbooks, State Departments of Education, Professional Development, School Districts
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward (NJ), 2013
Educators face significant changes today that affect their daily work lives. Chief among those changes is the national expectation that every student will graduate from high school, college and career ready. Common core state standards adopted in 46 states, as well as college- and career-ready standards established in other states, define what…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Change, Workbooks, Professional Development
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
Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward (NJ), 2012
Successful principals shape the culture of schools, set clear expectations, and share leadership with others to create productive learning environments for students and staff. For nearly a decade, The Wallace Foundation has coordinated studies of principal effectiveness and has concluded that principals are second only to teachers as the most…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, State Standards, Leadership, Principals
Killion, Joellen; Hirsh, Stephanie – Learning Forward (NJ), 2012
New standards alone will not prepare all students for college and careers. The success of the Common Core State Standards depends on educators' capacity to make the instructional shifts the standards require. Meeting the promise of content standards cannot be achieved merely by agreeing on and publishing the new standards. Effective teaching of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, State Standards, Careers, Professional Development
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
Roy, Patricia; Killion, Joellen – Learning Forward (NJ), 2011
Leadership Networks are regional and content-specific networks focused on the preparation of college- and career-ready students. Each network includes teacher leaders, school administrators, central office staff, regional cooperatives, and institutes of higher education. Network members work collaboratively to focus their efforts on regional needs…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, State Standards, Innovation