2018 Scholarship and Grant Award Winners

By Jill Lachenmayr With tremendous appreciation and inspiration, the Learning Forward Foundation is delighted to support educator professional learning by partnering with selected learning leaders each year, to help them transform their beliefs and practice to improve professional learning in their organizations. We are excited to announce the Learning Forward Foundation scholarship and grant award…

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The space to learn: Growing and learning together

By Heather Lageman Last month we pondered our professional learning legacies and the people and the stories that have shone a light on our journeys. The learning is about the journey, not the destination – the destination changes.  Calandra Davis This month we are exploring the Learning Forward Foundation’s reflective learning process, Touchpoint, a one-hour facilitated learning conversation between…

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Problem of Practice: Use recorded and/or live video to guide teachers in being more responsive to student needs

The intent of John Willis’ project is to have teachers put more focus on high-yield/impact activities through intentional, reflective conversations with peers. He worked with all levels across the district as a pilot to explore how to teach teachers to have reflective conversations. One principal gave him permission to implement at his K-5 school, but…

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Developing close reading and written response routines with elementary students

During year one, a professional learning community was developed among four neighboring schools. A summative report was provided by Susan O’Neil, which included specific goals of the project and current status. Goal 1: Increase student scores on district reading comprehension and writing assessments as measured by assessment data that will show growth of at least…

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