The Learning Forward Foundation is dedicated to impacting the future of leadership in schools that act on the belief that continuous learning by educators is essential to improving the achievement of all students. The monies raised by the foundation provide grant opportunities and scholarships for individuals, schools or teams, principals, and superintendents to further Learning Forward’s vision, “Excellent teaching and learning every day.”
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
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
Mission and Vision
The Learning Forward Foundation supports the development of educators’ capacity to improve student learning through innovation and improvement that transforms professional learning, framed by the Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning and implemented with a coherent design through grants, scholarships, and professional support. Our vision is Educate, Innovate, Transform Educator Professional Learning.
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The Learning Forward Foundation offers several grant and scholarships for educators working to advance the Standards for Professional Learning. Learn about opportunities for school leaders, Learning Forward affiliates, learning teams, and individuals applying for the Learning Forward Academy.
Award Winners Announced
The Board of Learning Forward’s foundation is proud to award grants and scholarships to outstanding members who work diligently each day to achieve our vision.
We believe that educators’ ideas matter and Learning Forward is celebrating the visionaries and luminaries that are sparking innovation in teaching and learning. Learning Forward is passionate about our vision, “excellent teaching and learning every day,” because we believe in the power of education to transform lives.
The Learning Forward Foundation scholarship contest encourages educators to put their good ideas into action and apply their research and creativity to impact education’s most profound challenges.
The foundation’s work in advancing Learning Forward’s vision is made possible through generous donations and the passionate commitment of the teams, organizations, and individuals supported by grants and scholarships. Donate today to support these grants and scholarships.
Your donations in 2017 raised almost $50,000… and we thank you!
Thanks to all who donated to the foundation to support grants and scholarships. Haven’t made a donation? Make your donation today!
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