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…
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
Webster, New York
Ann Delehant is a senior consultant for Learning Forward. She is an experienced facilitator, learning leader and agent of systemwide…Read more
Neptune Beach, Florida
Jamey Burns is an educational consultant who specializes in professional learning in K-12 and early childhood systems. Most recently, Dr. Burns’…Read more
Cindy Harrison is an international education consultant in instructional coaching, leadership, organizational change, and professional learning. She consults with school…Read more
In her 22 years in education, Jacqueline Kennedy has served as a teacher, school counselor, assessment coordinator, and district professional…Read more