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!
Chair, Learning Forward Foundation
Listen to our mission and vision in action…
The Learning Forward Foundation grant allowed Learning Forward MI to implement a quality evaluation plan. Learning Forward Michigan was able to use the data to continuously reflect and adjust their work, over three years, to increase the effectiveness of its teacher leadership program for building equitable learning outcomes.— Amy Colton, Michigan Affiliate, 2015
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
Having the ability to collaborate with professionals from around the globe has been instrumental in getting the students of legacy high school opportunities for 21st century education. After every conference call or webinar we feel even more excited and thankful for this possibility.— Tom Schmidt, Bismarck Legacy High School, Professional Learning Innovation Think Tank Challenge, 2017