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.

 

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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

Our Work

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…

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Becoming A Learning System

This book offers district leaders a framework to guide daily decisions that promote continuous improvement.

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Inquire

Fill out our web form and let us know a little about your system and your needs for a comprehensive professional learning plan.

Connect

We’ll connect you with one of our consultants to talk about how we develop comprehensive plans and how we can support you.

Engage

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

Ann Delehant

Webster, New York

Ann Delehant is a senior consultant for Learning Forward. She is an experienced facilitator, learning leader and agent of systemwide…

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Dale Hair

Mobile, Alabama

Dale Hair is a senior consultant for Learning Forward and for many years coordinated Learning Forward’s network of more than…

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Linda Munger

Ormond Beach, Florida

Linda Munger is a senior consultant for Learning Forward. As a seasoned consultant, she facilitates the development of comprehensive professional…

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Nick Morgan

Boston, Massachusetts

Nick Morgan serves Learning Forward as a senior consultant, where his responsibilities focus on networked communities and other strategic initiatives….

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