Joellen Killion

Austin, Texas

Joellen Killion is a senior advisor to Learning Forward and served for many years as the association’s deputy executive director. As senior advisor, she leads initiatives related to the link between professional development and student learning. She led the most recent revision of the Standards for Professional Learning, and has extensive experience in planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning at the school, system, and state/provincial levels. She works with coaches, principals, district and state leaders to support understanding and embedding standards-based professional learning in a system. The author or co-author of numerous books, her most recent book, published in 2015, is The Feedback Process: Transforming Feedback for Professional Learning. Her other books include Coaching Matters (with Cindy Harrison, Chris Bryan, and Heather Clifton); Assessing Impact: Evaluating Staff Development; Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teachers and School-Based Coaches (with Cindy Harrison); Becoming a Learning School (with Patricia Roy), and others.

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Areas of Expertise

Coaches Academy

Empower your coaches and the leaders who support them.

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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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System Improvement

Build the capacity of central office leaders to transform your district into a true learning system.

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School Improvement

Create a culture of collective responsibility in your schools.

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Publications & Resources

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The Feedback Process: Transforming Feedback for Professional Learning

An insightful treatment of the power of learner-focused feedback to improve professional learning and practice.

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Coaching Matters

Each chapter in this book describes an element of what research and the authors’ firsthand experiences know it takes to make coaching effective.

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Assessing Impact: Evaluating Staff Development 2nd Edition

Get guidance and practical resources through an eight-step evaluation framework.

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The sweet spot in professional learning: When student learning goals and educator performance standards align, everything is possible

When its content integrates student content and educator performance standards, professional learning has the greatest potential to change practices. (Available…

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The Learning Educator: A New Era for Professional Learning

Get eight principles to guide professional learning during the next era.

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Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teachers and School-Based Coaches

Explore the complex, multi-faceted roles played by teacher leaders and school-based coaches!

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Becoming a Learning School

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

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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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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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