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, “Equity and excellence in teaching and learning.”
Thank you for the opportunity to highlight the work underway in Arlington ISD made possible through the support of the Foundation. We are passionate about Learning Forward, the Foundation and I personally jump at every opportunity to share how together we are impacting our community of learners. It is such meaningful work. I get excited thinking about spreading the news of the Foundation and its work through academy members, especially in support of enjoining others to the timeless endeavor of learning and leading learning.— Shannon Terry
When you know your ‘why’ then your ‘what’ has more impact, because you’re working towards your purpose.”— Kathleen O'Flynn, Learning Forward Foundation Team 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.
Apply for grants and scholarships!
The Learning Forward Foundation offers several scholarships for school-based and district-based educators working to advance the Standards for Professional Learning through the Learning Forward Academy experience.
Award Winners Announced May 1!
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 2018 raised more than $80,000… 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!
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