Beyond Random Acts of Equity
In this new article, keynote speaker explains why schools cannot achieve racial equity without explicit processes for leaders & staff to examine their personal, professional, & organizational beliefs about race: […]
Mark Your Calendars – Two Important Webinars on Nov. 27
Two @LearningForward webinars on Nov. 27. First – Social and Emotional Learning at 2 pm Second – State Supports for Title II at 3 pm. A good day to learn! […]
Senior Program Associate – Job Posting for MDE
Do you know someone who loves students and would make a good Senior Program Associate? Check out this position – https://goo.gl/cxDNSR If you have a friend or colleague who would […]
Does Investing in Teacher Professional Development Make a Difference?
Originally posted June 8, 2017
One Powerful Example of Collaborative Inquiry
Originally posted June 3, 2017
We Need To Rethink Feedback: Shifting from Evaluative to Learning-Focused
Originally posted February 24, 2017 Picture this scenario—you’ve found yourself asked to provide feedback to an aspiring Olympic downhill skier. You’ve never skied before nor have you studied any of […]
Big Questions and Culture Work: JEPL (Job Embedded Professional Learning)
by Lauren Childs Originally posted December 17, 2016 Job-embedded Professional Learning (JEPL) I drove to the second fall gathering of the JEPL network with an eagerness for the day’s conversations and […]
Students Leading the Way
Author: Judy Walton, Chief Innovation Officer, Forest Hills Public Schools Originally posted October 19, 2016. Background: During a two week trip to Australia, Judy visited several schools as a part […]
EdWeek Teacher: Focus Professional Learning Communities on Curriculum
EdWeek Teacher: Focus Professional Learning Communities on Curriculum Research has found that high-quality curricula have a significant impact on student achievement (Steiner, 2017; Chingos & Whitehurst, 2012). But a curriculum […]
EdWeek Teacher: It’s Not How Long You Spend in PD, It’s How Much You Grow
Education Week Teacher: It’s Not How Long You Spend in PD, It’s How Much You Grow The research is clear: The “sit ‘n’ get” model of professional development doesn’t work. […]
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