Amy Colton

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Amy Colton is a senior consultant for Learning Forward and Executive Director of Learning Forward Michigan. Amy’s work is influenced by her experience as a special education teacher and a district professional learning consultant. As a teacher-in-residence for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, she coordinated the development of the Board’s first teaching certificate. She engages district staff in a variety of learning experiences in support of their journey to cultural. In addition, Amy facilitates professional learning in the areas of: Collaborative Inquiry, Teacher Leadership, PLC development and the Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Professional Learning. Amy is the co-creator of the Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning, a collaborative inquiry process that engages teachers in the study of student work to improve their practice. Her work appears in publications including the The Learning Professional, ASCD, and Corwin Press. She also serves as Learning Forward’s lead evaluator and project manager for the Learning School Designation.

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Areas of Expertise

School Improvement

Create a culture of collective responsibility in your schools.

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Customized Services

Ask about additional learning opportunities we offer, including speaking engagements and conference session facilitation.

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Support for States

From ESSA implementation to assessing the impact of PD, we support SEA's in setting a vision for learning.

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Publications & Resources

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The Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning: Professional Learning that Promotes Success for All

Get complete strategies, resources and more in this evidence-based book that addresses the Common Core State Standards.

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

Feedback is an essential element of the cycle of continuous improvement in schools where commitment to shared goals and collaborative…

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Learning Forward webinars

Join authors and leaders in the field of education for webinars on key topics that will prepare you to successfully…

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JSD, October 2016: Mind The Gap

A process of discovery: Teachers examine cultural perspectives through collaborative analysis of student learning.

The collaborative analysis of student learning is a professional learning design that allows teachers to discover culturally responsive instruction for…

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A Systemic Approach to Elevating Teacher Leadership

Created for leaders or leadership teams interested in initiating, expanding or assessing and revising approaches to teacher leadership within schools…

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Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning

In this webinar, Amy Colton and Georgea Langer provide an overview of the Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning (CASL) learning…

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