Who are we? What are we about? What are our goals?
We are a state affiliate of Learning Forward. All affiliates speak with one voice about the importance of effective professional learning to improve teaching, leadership, and student learning.
Because of our loyal relationship to Learning Forward, we have adopted the Vision statement of this guiding organization. We have created a Mission statement that is aligned to Learning Forward's beliefs, yet serves the needs of our Commonwealth. We have also adopted a Mission, beliefs and long-term goals that meet the needs of our Commonwealth. The beliefs and goals are listed below. The Mission is at the top of our webpage.
Learning Forward Pa is governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time and talent to this non-profit organization. A set of ByLaws, a Strategic Plan, and a yearly Action Plan adds the structure, direction, and accountability to the organization. To learn more click here.
1. By 2020, 2000 schools and organizations world wide will demonstrate the relationship between professional learning and improved results for educators and students. If your school has a story to tell related to this goal and wants to be counted, click here.
2. By 2020, 25,000 education leaders who participate in effective professional learning will demonstrate significantly improved practice and increased student learning. If you are a leader who has a story to tell related to this goal and would like to be counted, click here.
3. By 2020, 100,000 individuals will advocate for or change policies and practices that advance effective professional learning. If you were an advocate, tell us your story! We want you to be counted! Please click here.
4. If you want to change your School Board's policy and say, "Yes!" to adopting the Standards for Professional Learning in your district, click here.