Become a learning system
A learning system is one in which all members of an organization are continuously involved in the learning process, and in which learning and working are seamlessly intertwined.
Learning Forward helps transform districts into learning systems where collaborative inquiry, continuous improvement, and shared responsibility for all students guide the work of every professional. We help your system establish the conditions—a shared vision, qualified leadership, aligned resources, measures to learn and improve from, and effective change management—that promote continuous improvement in teaching and learning.
Learning Forward supports systems wanting to transform into true “learning systems” by focusing on the five key drivers:
- Establishing a districtwide vision for professional learning in the system;
- Developing principals and aspiring principals to serve as leaders of learning in their schools;
- Strengthening instructional coaching in the system;
- Investing in PLC structures in all schools;
- Building leadership capacity within the system.
Learn more about how we can help you become a learning system.
What We Do
A systemwide focus on equity and excellence across the district
District leaders modeling learning leadership
Focus on embedding the Standards for Professional Learning across the system
Principal professional learning and communities of practice
Focused learning on a problem of practice specific to the system
Increased leadership effectiveness in leading change
Learn more about how we support system improvement:
Fill out our web form and let us know a little about your system and your goals for becoming a learning system.
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.
System Improvement Team
Steve Preston has more than four decades experience leading innovation and school improvement at the local and state levels. He…Read more
Deborah Childs-Bowen is a senior consultant with Learning Forward and a national leader in developing principals and assistant principals as…Read more
Joellen Killion is a senior advisor to Learning Forward and served for many years as the association’s deputy executive director….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