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Join more than 3,000 educators in Music City Dec. 6-10 for Learning Forward's 2014 Annual Conference.  Register now!

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  Jane Kise,
  Katherine Boles,
  Vivian Troen, Vivian
  Elliott and many more
  highlight our fall
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7 Responsibilities of Teacher Leaders

All teachers are leaders. What distinguishes one teacher leader from another is the reach of his or her leadership. Consider these seven responsibilities that teacher leaders with the broadest impact take on.

Top Learning Needs for Today's Central Office Staff Member

How do the shifting roles and responsibilities of educators who work in central offices impact their learning needs? Consider key learning topics for helping system-level educators stay at the forefront of learning leadership.

Key Responsibilities for Central Office Staff

What are the duties of a central office staff member eager to ensure that all teachers have access to effective professional learning? The Standards for Professional Learning provide practical guidance.

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Conference Session PLUS communities launched

Are you participating in a 2014 Annual Conference session that's been designated a PLUS session? Head over to your lost of communities, and if you've registered for a PLUS session you'll see that you've been added to the session community. Enter the... more

Exchange will be down Nov. 14 11am-3pm

Learning Forward member login will be down tomorrow, Nov. 14, from 11am-3pm Eastern. This means that the Learning Exchange will also be down, as Exchange users log in with their Learning Forward member info. So you will not be able to post in the Exchange... more

My Latest Discussions

  • Barbara Blackburn

    Rigor is NOT a Four Letter Word

    Posted in: 2014 Annual Conference...

    Are you interested in rigor but hate the dictionary definition? Me too! I've spent the last ten years researching rigor and making it practical (and fun) for teachers. Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn...

  • Suzanne Siegel

    New iPD Conference Sessions Added

    Posted in: 2014 Annual Conference...

    While you're at the conference, you won't want to miss additional learning opportunities: PD Redesign Toolkit on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Explore the PD redesign toolkit supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...

  • Margie Johnson

    Calling all VOLUNTEERS

    Posted in: 2014 Annual Conference...

    A great way to enhance your conference experience is by volunteering. As you know a conference doesn't run by itself, so if you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at this link: http://goo.gl/Sg3Fq8 . Looking forward to seeing you...

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    Looking forward to exploring standards-based grading...

    Posted in: Learning Lounge Discussion...

    Hi, conference attendees! I look forward to our upcoming discussions around the topic of grading. If you want to get started lurking, you can join in on conversations via Twitter with hastag #sblchat Begin by posting your current predominant...

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The Principal Story Learning Guide


The Principal Story Learning Guide uses excerpts from the film, The Principal Story, to illustrate the five key practices of effective leaders. Watch the clips and learn more.

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Community Blogs

  • Barbara Blackburn

    Five Keys to Rigor in the Classroom

    CCF1 - Rigorous Schools and Classrooms: Leading the Way

    I'm often asked, "What does rigor look like in the classroom?" Here are my five keys: 1. There is a focus...

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    Busy week for webinars!

    C15 - Professional Learning Webinars: Reaching Across Boundaries

    The week after Thanksgiving our state system will be hosting three webinars! The three contents presenting webinars...

  • Frank Buck

    Get Too Much Email?

    G21 - Time Management in a Digital World

    No stronger love/hate relationship exists in the business world than between us and our email. We love the ability...

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