School-based professional learning is the most effective way to ensure that adult learning impacts student achievement. True learning schools have teacher teams that engage in cycles of continuous improvement. They set aside time in the workday for professional learning. They have principals who serve as learning leaders in their schools. And they have a culture where everyone assumes collective responsibility for the success of all students.
Learning Forward provides support for principals, teacher leaders, coaches, and teachers to make sure your school operates as a high-functioning professional learning community driven by job-embedded, teacher-led cycles of continuous improvement.
What We Do
Our school improvement framework includes learning around:
Understanding the Standards for Professional Learning and how they drive school improvement
What it means to really learn collaboratively
The five-stage learning team cycle of improvement
Establishing time for professional learning within the school day
Roles and responsibilities of school leaders in a true learning school
Using student, teacher and other data to plan, implement, and evaluate professional learning
Fill out our web form and let us know a little about your system and how you’d like to transform your schools into learning schools.
We’ll connect you with one of our consultants to talk about our school leadership work and how we can support you.
We’ll work with your school leaders on site and virtually to ensure their work gets results for teacher and students.
Professional Learning Communities Team
Patricia Roy has written articles, books, training manuals, and resource guides focused on Learning Forward’s fundamental concepts about effective professional…Read more
Julie Lambert is a Learning Forward senior consultant with expertise in planning, designing and implementing professional learning initiatives in a…Read more
Cathy Berlinger-Gustafson is a senior consultant for Learning Forward. In her work with schools, districts, and state education agencies, Cathy…Read more
Carol François served as Learning Forward’s director of learning from 2008-2015 and is now the organization’s learning ambassador. A lifetime…Read more