Professional Learning Planning
Set a systemwide vision for adult learning
A professional learning plan is the navigation system for a comprehensive professional learning system. Learning Forward supports systems that want to establish short- and long-term plans that build capacity and support for professional learning.
We work with stakeholder groups from all levels to develop a systemwide vision for professional learning, set clear roles and responsibilities for adult learning, build structures to ensure job-embedded collaboration at all levels, and define other key components of a learning system.
Through our professional learning planning, Learning Forward helps districts:
- Build capacity and support for high-quality professional learning aligned with the Standards to improve educator effectiveness and results for all students;
- Understand how to effectively design, implement, and evaluate professional learning aligned with district and school goals to improve teaching practice and student learning;
- Develop and implement a five-year district comprehensive professional learning system plan to facilitate individual, school-wide and district-wide improvements to increase student achievement.
Learn more about how we can help you implement a systemwide vision for professional learning.
What We Do
We convene a team of key stakeholders in your system to develop a professional learning plan focused on 22 essential components, including:
A systemwide vision, mission, and beliefs for professional learning
Professional learning governance, roles, and responsibilities
A vision for using student, educator, and system data to guide decision making
Ensuring time and resources for collaborative professional learning
Mentoring and induction
Evaluation of professional learning
Developing a Comprehensive Professional Learning System
The Comprehensive Professional Learning System: A Workbook for States and Districts guides teams through the process of developing a comprehensive…Read more.
Fill out our web form and let us know a little about your system and your needs for a comprehensive professional learning plan.
We’ll connect you with one of our consultants to talk about how we develop comprehensive plans and how we can support you.
We’ll work with a professional learning task force on site and virtually and will support you build support for and develop a comprehensive plan.
Comprehensive Planning Team
Cindy Harrison is an international education consultant in instructional coaching, leadership, organizational change, and professional learning. She consults with school…Read more
Terry Morganti-Fisher is a senior consultant for the Learning Forward. Terry leads districts and schools in becoming authentic professional learning…Read more
In her 22 years in education, Jacqueline Kennedy has served as a teacher, school counselor, assessment coordinator, and district professional…Read more
Dale Hair is a senior consultant for Learning Forward and for many years coordinated Learning Forward’s network of more than…Read more