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What leads teachers to use new technology products or services to improve their practice? Learning Forward recently concluded a study that investigated factors that drive teachers to embrace or challenge the use of products and services designed to support improvements in practice. Findings from the study can assist education leaders...
To provide a top-quality education, schools, educators, and communities must embrace five essential values that encourage constant learning, professional growth and respect for each individual. Based on these values, t he National Education Association offers a guide to help educators achieve and sustain new norms of excellence at every phase...
Clinical practice and partnership are central to high-quality teacher preparation, and although a variety of delivery models can coexist, they all must incorporate key principles to be effective, according to a report by a commission of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). In the report, A Pivot...
A survey of nearly 5,000 educators by the AFT and the Badass Teachers Association shows that nearly two-thirds of educators usually feel stressed out, twice the level felt by workers in the general population. Most surveyed feel demoralized and disrespected by state and federal officials. By contrast, educators in two...
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...