Who are we? What are we about?
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 affiliate relationship to Learning Forward, we have adopted the mission and vision 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 beliefs and long-term goals that meet the needs of our Commonwealth. The beliefs and goals are listed below. The mission and vision are 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.
- The Standards for Professional Learning are the cornerstone of high quality professional learning for all educators and are fundamental to student learning.
- Effective school systems commit to continuous improvement for all adults and students.
- All educators have an obligation to continuously improve their practice to create and sustain a culture of learning.
- All students achieve when educators assume collective responsibility for student learning.