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…

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

The Learning Forward Academy experience developed the skills to craft, execute, and evaluate a plan that put teacher-led job-embedded professional learning into focus at my school. The award gave our school’s work instant credibility and developed the confidence to move our school’s personalized learning initiative forward. Through the LF Academy and the Foundation’s follow-up coaching calls, I gained a deeper understanding of the dynamics of the school change process and grew professionally.

— Andrea Von Biberstein, Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship, 2016 and Learning Forward Foundation Team Grant, 2010

My participation in the Learning Forward Academy, which was funded by a Learning Forward Foundation Grant, has had an enormous impact on my school district. My problem of practice that was studied during my 3 years in Academy has become a major, districtwide initiative that has impacted every classroom in our district in some fashion. I’m incredibly grateful for the sponsorship and the catalyst for learning and leadership that Learning Forward provided.

— Suzanne Newell, Patsy Hochman Academy Scholarship, 2014

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