Chair’s Message

heather-lageman

The Learning Forward Foundation leverages money, time, and relationships through coaching to transform beliefs and practice in adult learning. Our impact has a ripple effect across individuals, teams, and organizations. Each grant project and the processes surrounding them are a living laboratory of the Learning Forward mission – how to transform learning across systems.

We are grateful for you, Learning Forward members, because through your gifts we are able to provide the inspiration, support, and resources to grow educator leaders internationally. We believe that gratitude matters – thank you for the gift of you!

Heather Lageman
Chair, Learning Forward Foundation

Listen to our mission and vision in action…

As a recipient of the Learning Foundation Academy Scholarship, I have been so blessed to participate in the Learning Forward Academy. It has been an exciting experience to learn with educators from across the country as we identify authentic problems of practice and utilize inquiry-based learning to bring about significant change through professional learning. One of my greatest challenges as a leader of professional learning is having the ability to assess the impact of our work. The academy has provided me with new tools and frameworks to use in measuring success. As we pause to give thanks at this time of year, I add the scholarship and academy to my gratitude list.

— Anna Jackson, Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship, 2016

Our experience with the grant is that it has accelerated our work throughout the state to better understand the Standards of Professional Learning, and advocate for their support and implementation.

— Chad Dumas, Learning Forward Foundation Affiliate Grant, 2016

As a recipient of the Learning Forward’s The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning scholarship and through my work sessions with the foundation’s representatives and my executive coach, I understood the critical importance of ongoing, focused professional learning opportunities. My action plan provided my teachers with differentiated, connected, professional learning opportunities that have further developed teachers’ skills and greatly impacted student learning. The year following our work with Learning Forward, our school earned an award from our district as a reward school based upon the improved growth and achievement of our students. I credit our focused, driven efforts to grow our teachers through differentiated professional learning as a major factor in our receiving this award.

— Darlene Miller. Principal as Leader of Professional Learning Grant, 2013

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