The Learning Forward Foundation raises funds for awarding grants and scholarships to educators’ who desire to gain knowledge and skills in professional learning to lead change actions that result in equity and excellence in teaching and learning. We believe in equity, diversity, and inclusion, and share responsibility for each awardee’s realization of successful outcomes. Because of our inherent commitment to professional learning, we are dedicated to creating a more supportive and knowledgeable world of professional learning for each person/team/leader to respond equitably to every child and young adult.
After we raise funds for educators’ growth, we support them as they learn, in their context, to lead professional learning efforts with competence and confidence resulting in positive change for each of their students. Our impact has a systemic effect across individuals, teams, and organizations.
We appreciate, and express gratitude for your gifts that allow us to provide resources, support, and inspiration for leading professional learning impacting and transforming educators’ and student lives.
Chair, Learning Forward Foundation
Listen to our mission and vision in action…
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
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
Flexible protocols with continuous systems of support for on-going learning, brings everyone closer to the shared vision to support student achievement.— Tammy Bosley, Principal as Leader of Professional Learning, 2015