Professional Learning Communities


Effective professional learning communities engage teams in a cycle of continuous improvement, promote collective responsibility for student learning, and support alignment of individual, team, school, and school system goals.

Learning Forward supports districts in developing cultures of learning and implementing PLCs with fidelity. We work with schools and systems to emphasize the “L” in PLCs. By focusing on learning, we guide educators to employ a cycle of continuous improvement process where change, instructional improvement, and increased student learning are the goals. Learning Forward makes learning the intention of collaboration.

Learning Forward works with system, school and teacher leaders to set a vision for PLCs and ensure educators convene regularly to engage in collaborative professional learning that strengthens their practice and increase student results.

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What We Do

Guide continuous improvement

Promote collective responsibility

Ensure goal alignment

Our Work

Becoming a Learning Team

Get step-by-step guidance in using collaborative learning time to solve specific student learning challenges.

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Becoming a Learning School

Discover what leaders need to know to implement more effective professional learning.

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Fill out our web form and let us know about your system and how you want to implement or improve professional learning communities.


We’ll connect you with one of our consultants to talk about how we can support your PLCs.


We’ll work with your school leaders on site and virtually to ensure your PLCs get results for teacher and students.

Our Community of Practice Team

Terry Morganti-Fisher

Austin, Texas

Terry Morganti-Fisher is a senior consultant for the Learning Forward. Terry leads districts and schools in becoming authentic professional learning…

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Deborah Childs-Bowen

Atlanta, Georgia

Deborah Childs-Bowen is a senior consultant with Learning Forward and a national leader in developing principals and assistant principals as…

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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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Jacqueline Kennedy

Arlington, Texas

Jacqueline Kennedy is executive director of Teaching and Learning at the Arlington Independent School District in Arlington, Texas. In her…

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