Walk With Gratitude

Join the Learning Forward Foundation for the Walk With Gratitude fundraising event! Saturday, July 21st 7:00am Hilton Portland Downtown We’ll meet at 6:45am, at the Broadway entrance of the Hilton hotel, and walk the scenic Waterfront Park Trail along the Willamette River. Donations to the Learning Forward Foundation for scholarships and grants are appreciated.

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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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2017 Learning Forward Foundation Professional Learning Innovation Think Tank Challenge Award

2017 Awardees Tom Schmidt, Bismarck Public Schools, Legacy High School, Bismarck, ND Deborah Piper, Baltimore Public Schools, Towson, MD Denise Augustine, School District #79, Cowichan Valley, Duncan, BC Janet Ciarrocca, North Brunswick Township PS, Livingston Park School, North Brunswick, NJ Juan Gutierrez, Chicago Public Schools, Patrick Henry School, Chicago, IL Tammy Bosley, Hartford Public Schools,…

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2017 The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship

2017 Awardee: Kimberly Honnick, Barringer Arts and Humanities High School The principal remains the central source of leadership and influence in a school. The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship will assist an already effective principal to strengthen their leadership knowledge, skills and dispositions to improve the outcomes of professional learning for staff…

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2017 Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship

2017 Awardees: Shannon Bogle, Hillsborough County Public Schools and Ronnie Edwards, Katy ISD The Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship provides funding to support participation in the Learning Forward Academy for one school-based practitioner and one district-based practitioner. This year’s school-based recipient is Ronnie Edwards, Principal at Mayde Creek High School in Houston, TX. The district-based…

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2016 Learning Forward Foundation System Grant

2016 Awardee: Hartford Public Schools  The Learning Forward Foundation Grant is a partnership grant that will provide an opportunity for a district team to develop and implement a comprehensive learning system throughout the district. The work within the grant project will be based on strategies identified in the Learning Forward book, Becoming a Learning System. This…

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2016 Learning Forward Foundation Team Grant

2016 Awardee: Northern Valley High School District The Learning Forward Foundation Team Grant supports teams (grade level, school, and district teams) in an effort to advance Learning Forward’s vision: Excellent teaching and learning every day. This year’s team is from the Northern Valley High School District in Demarest, New Jersey under the leadership of Kathleen O’Flynn, Supervisor…

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2016 The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship

2016 Awardee: Kelly Hastings, Young Junior High School The principal remains the central source of leadership and influence in a school. The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship will assist an already effective principal to strengthen their leadership knowledge, skills and dispositions to improve the outcomes of professional learning for staff resulting in improved…

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2016 Patsy Hochman Academy Scholarship

2016 Awardee: Shannon Terry, Arlington ISD The Patsy Hochman Scholarship was established to honor Patsy Hochman, who was killed by a drunk driver in 2008. Mrs. Hochman’s husband established the scholarship to continue her legacy of kindness and giving. The scholarship provides funding to support participation in the Learning Forward Academy. Shannon Terry, Director of Professional…

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2016 Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship

2016 Awardees: Andrea Von Biberstein, Ridgeville Charter Middle School and Anna Jackson, Lubbock ISD The Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship provides funding to support participation in the Learning Forward Academy for one school-based practitioner and one district-based practitioner. This year’s school-based recipient is Andrea Von Biberstein, Instructional Specialist at Ridgeville Charter Middle School in Atlanta, Georgia. The…

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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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