Why is high-quality professional learning important to you, 
and how has LFM supported you in this mission?

by Sara Trotter, Eton Academy I was asked to talk about professional learning. Within minutes of reflecting on “What does professional learning mean to me? Why do I value it?” I was tweeted a plug for my regular twitterchat, discussing “Changing Public Perception of Teachers” and I realized that I was living in a state of constant professional learning. I…

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Executive Director Amy B. Colton

Amy Colton - Executive Director, Learning Forward Michigan

Dr. Amy Bernstein Colton has been named as the first Executive Director of Learning Forward Michigan. Learning Forward Michigan is an organization of professional educators and staff developers which advocates for quality, research-based professional development policies and practices to increase the capacity of those who work to improve student learning. Dr. Colton has facilitated professional…

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Join/Renew Learning Forward Michigan

Annual membership is available to individuals ($50), five members under a Team rate ($175), a discounted Student membership ($20), or all members from a school building or organization ($400). Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in shaping the everchanging landscape of education in Michigan. Members receive timely information including: Early notification of professional…

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Resources

  Professional Learning Policy Review:A Workbook for States and Districts This resource is designed for districts, states or provinces, local school boards that want to help lead in the analysis of professional learning policies. This is the most complete “how to” approach for helping a task force understand their current policies and potential policy levers…

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