Our Beliefs

Our Beliefs

One

Effective professional learning is fundamental to student learning.

Two

All educators have an obligation to improve their practice.

Three

Students achieve when educators assume collective responsibility for student learning.

Four

Sustainable learning cultures require skillful leadership.

Five

Improving student learning and professional practice requires ongoing systemic and organizational change.

Six

Student learning increases when educators reflect on professional practice and student progress.

ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Learning Forward Virginia is an affiliate of Learning Forward, the largest professional learning membership association worldwide.

WHY JOIN

WHY JOIN LFVA?

Membership is open to any person from Virginia who is interested in professional development and the achievement of students.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Learning Forward Virginia offer amazing professional learning opportunities in the area to collaborate with colleagues.

Join Learning Forward Virginia Today!

Do you what to influence state and school system policies and practices related to professional learning in Virginia?

Learning Opportunities

LFVA PBL Conference

Project-Based Learning in Virginia!!

Thank you to all participants who attended our second Virginia PBL Institute. The  learning was greatly enhanced by your engagement.
Thank you to the Buck Institute and their PBL faculty. Their expertise advanced the learning forward.
Thank you to the Learning Forward Virginia Board. Their commitment  and dedication made this learning opportunity happen.

THANK YOU TO ALL THE SPONSORS OF THIS INSTITUTE -
Your support is very much appreciated.
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News

Editor’s note: Learning Forward’s blog on the Education Week Teacher site will close at the end of the week. To keep up with weekly content from Learning Forward, please visit https://learningforward.org/publications/blog. By Melinda George Every educator is an advocate, and many are now serving as elected policymakers, with at least one former teacher going to
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By Alan Ingram “Hey, that’s not fair!” It’s a credo repeated righteously on play scapes or amongst young siblings regularly. Unfair treatment, even at that early age, stirs a visceral reaction no matter who’s involved. And while the consequences of inequitable treatment may be as benign as an extra turn on the swing or a
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By Stephanie Hirsh As more practitioners and researchers recognize the importance of addressing students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools, we can’t leave to chance the professional learning needed to make these efforts effective. Far too often, the professional learning linked to essential emerging topics is a distant afterthought in many educators’ contexts. We
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By Frederick Brown A new report about The Wallace Foundation’s Principal Supervisor Initiative (PSI) offers insight into the types of professional learning that are most effective for helping principal supervisors develop the instructional leadership capacity of principals. Among their findings, researchers noted that principal supervisors in PSI districts were able to reduce the number of
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