Learning Forward Regional Professional Learning – Northern Region

Becoming a Learning Team Northern Region An affiliate of Learning Forward, a national organization dedicated to promoting rich professional learning opportunities for all educators Learning Teams can use the tools and strategies to: 1. Understand the value and importance of collaborative learning to improve teaching and learning; 2. Launch a learning team cycle with five…

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Leaders Learn

As district administrators walked into a recent meeting, the facilitator overheard several familiar comments, “I hope this ends early, being in district two nights in a row—I’m exhausted.” While another administrator was heard saying, “I can catch up on my emails during this meeting”. For the past 4 years, admin meetings were either non-existent or…

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Chores

Chores A chore can be defined as an unpleasant but necessary task.  Too often, this is how many educators would describe their professional development and professional learning community meetings.  When professional learning is relevant and personalized, it no longer feels like a chore.  When professional learning community meetings help teachers increase student learning, they no…

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