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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
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
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
Given what system leaders must accomplish with limited resources, they must make bold decisions about their current investments to achieve high-priority goals related to implementing college- and career-ready standards. This workbook is designed to guide users through a five-step process of understanding what professional learning is available in…
Descriptors: Workbooks, Professional Education, Professional Development, Learning Activities
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
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
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
"Teachers Teaching Teachers" ("T3") focuses on coaches' roles in the professional development of teachers. Each issue also explores the challenges and rewards that teacher leaders encounter. This issue includes: (1) Teaching English Language Learners: Mainstream Teachers Make a Stellar Journey as a Team to Transform Classroom Practices (Elsa M.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Faculty Development, Teacher Leadership, Second Language Instruction
Jaquith, Ann; Mindich, Dan; Wei, Ruth Chung; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Learning Forward (NJ), 2010
Policy shapes practice, and the increasingly important realm of professional development is no exception. In order to identify effective professional development policies and strategies, a Stanford University research team examined the policy frameworks supporting high levels of professional development activity in four states. The…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research Reports, Policy Analysis, State Policy