HOW WE MAKE AN IMPACT
The purpose of LearningForward-MO is to leverage the power of professional learning to enhance educational innovation.
Quality Teaching and Quality Leadership for student achievement
Advocacy for and Training to implement effective professional learning
Educators engaged in professional learning
Goal 1: Increase conference attendance
Goal 2: Reestablish relationships with other organizations
Goal 3: Increase Instructional Coach support
Goal 1: Continue to increase visibility and conference attendance
Goal 2: Continue to find/explore avenues to share best practices (newsletter, social media)
Goal 3: Seek opportunities to develop instructional leadership across multiple roles
Goal 4: Partner/engage with other organizations
Goal 5: Provide focus/development on new standards
Sustainable learning cultures require skillful leadership at all levels including: administrative leadership, teacher leadership, school board leadership, state organizational leadership
STANDARDS BASED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Effective professional learning is grounded in research-based standards and begins with ambitious goals for students, knowing that learning increases when educators reflect ton professional practice and student progress. Standards for Professional Learning may be accessed at this link.
SYSTEMATIC DYNAMIC CHANGE
Powerful change occurs in all aspects and levels, context, content, and process, of educational systems and includes all stakeholders – students, teachers, parents, administrators, and community members. Schools’ most complex problems are best solved by educators collaborating and learning together
HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL
Remarkable professional learning begins with high expectations for all students and educators and is sustained through shared responsibility for student learning.
LearningForward-MO believes research demonstrates there is a direct connection between high quality professional learning, high quality teaching, and student achievement. Thus, the primary purpose of professional learning is school improvement and the success of every child. To ensure development and growth of school districts and educators, LearningForward-MO holds the following values.
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