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Transforming school culture to create the environment for professional excellence is critical work and the subject of a challenging new report from the National Education Association, Great Teaching and Learning: Creating the Culture to Support Professional Excellence . The blueprint of recommendations contained in the report are crucial work for...
A survey of more than 6,300 teachers from across the United States finds that teachers are rarely involved in decisions regarding their professional learning, though they do believe that school leaders are committed to professional learning. Among of the findings of the survey, conducted by Corwin, a publisher of professional...
Updated in June 2017, the ISTE Standards for Educators provide a framework for learning, teaching and leading that is amplified by technology. They are intended to deepen educator practice, promote collaboration with peers, challenge educators to rethink traditional approaches and prepare students to drive their own learning.
Co-published by Learning Forward and Digital Promise, this paper seeks to chart a course for leveraging a micro-credentialing system to enable more educators to achieve the potential of professional learning. The paper uses Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning as a frame to provide guidance to everyone involved in micro-credentials...
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes many provisions that influence how educators experience professional learning. Learning Forward offers several resources related to ESSA to help educators at all levels advocate and implement meaningfully, including: A New Vision For Professional Learning: A Toolkit to Help States Use ESSA to Advance...
Coinciding with its 2016 Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Learning Forward commissioned and supported a study of professional learning across the nation of Canada. A research team led by Carol Campbell, Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of...
Tackle issues on teacher quality with the latest on quality assurance. AACTE's Quality Support Center represents educator preparation’s commitment to evidence-based program improvement, and it supports this commitment through a variety of services and resources. The center addresses performance assessment, continuous improvement and quality assurance by providing targeted materials and...
The headlines don’t lie. School districts across the country are struggling to attract and keep good teachers, a situation that seems to be particularly acute in states such as California and Oklahoma. School leaders are clearly feeling the urgency. The National School Boards Association's Center for Public Education has developed...
Discover, collaborate and solve new challenges in education. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Innovation Exchange supports university-based educator preparation programs in responding to the changing demands of the workforce and in preparing educators to meet the needs of PK-12 learners. It is a content-rich resource that...
Despite decades of efforts to support teachers with coaching, most teachers still do not get the support they need in their own classrooms. Yet most teachers, including experienced ones, need support to continue to evolve professionally, hone their practice, and use new tools. This support is most powerful when offered...