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Learning Forward Virginia

The membership of the Learning Forward Virginia is composed of teachers, principals, specialists, staff development personnel, directors, professors, and educational consultants. Membership is open to any person from Virginia who is interested in professional development and the achievement of students.

Benefits of membership:
  • Member Database An in-house database, containing membership application information, is maintained and updated. This allows the organization to facilitate networking opportunities within and across regions in the state.

  • Electronic Newsletter Posted on the organization's web page, the newsletter provides regional, state, and national events in the area of professional development as well as dates of importance. The newsletter is published quarterly and emailed to current members.

  • Web Site The organization's web site contains the LFVA history, information about its regional and state events, links to Learning Forward, and a link to the Learning Forward Standards. LFVA sponsors a State Conference each fall. In addition, a state meeting is held each summer.

  • Annual Directory Each year, a directory of all members is published. Each LFVA member will be provided with a directory to facilitate networking between fellow staff developers within the state. Regional Network and Activities Regional Representatives keep members engaged through the use of email and announce local professional development activities.

  • Other Member Benefits LFVA provides an opportunity for staff developers to network with other staff development professionals. The organization is a source for professional research and best practice. It gives teachers and leaders an opportunity for continued professional growth and learning.

How to Get Involved

Your ideas as a member of the Board are sought. You have your own perspectives and experiences, which will help Learning Forward Virginia function as a viable organization in a time of constant change in education. Please feel free to talk to any Board member or add ideas/thoughts/issues to our meeting agendas. Do not hesitate to draft a proposal and submit it to the board. At meetings, all members listen first to understand (Covey), propose ideas in a spirit of inquiry, and do not hesitate to ask people to help you understand what they are saying.

Thank you for taking part in Learning Forward Virginia, an organization on the move!

Top 10 Reasons to Join Our Affiliate

1 Gain access to the most up-to-date information on professional learning.
2 Grow professionally through educational program offerings.
3 Promote a greater appreciation for the impact of educator learning on student learning.
4 Strengthen professional learning so that teaching, leadership, and student success improve.
5 Make a difference in your own school, district, and state.
6 Influence state and school system policies and practices related to professional learning.
7 Network and form relationships with other professionals as part of a learning community.
8 Grow as a leader and offer your leadership skills.
9 Foster and maintain a code of ethics for professional practice.
10 Be affiliated with an organization that is recognized internationally as the premier voice for professional learning.