About Learning Forward Michigan
Learning Forward Michigan’s Current Initiatives
Learning Forward Michigan is in conversation with other organizations about developing a professional learning system that is based on competency rather than seat time. It is also trying to build legislative support for restructuring the school day so educators have time during the work day to engage in their relevant and timely learning.
How Can You Be Involved?
Michigan’s Professional Learning Policy
Equity and excellence in teaching and learning.
Leadership and Practice
Builds the capacity of its members, clients, partners, and staff to establish and sustain effective professional learning.
Learning Forward Michigan builds the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning.
Advocacy and Policy
Advocates for policies and practices that strengthen the field of professional learning.
Standards and Impact
Supports the implementation of standards and examines evidence to strengthen and document the impact of professional learning.
LFM Builds the capacity of educators to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning by:
Advocating with legislators, the Michigan Department of Education, local education agencies, and other professional organizations for professional learning that is collaborative, ongoing, results-driven, embedded, connected to practice, and aligned to school and district goals.
Modeling high quality professional learning that results in educators’ continuous improvement; and
Providing programs, services, strategies and tools that are tailored to the specific learning goals of individuals, teams, schools and districts.
Learning Forward Michigan's programs
Journey to Cultural Proficiency for Equity and Excellence
Leadership Coaching for High Performance Institute
Leading From the Classroom (A Teacher Leadership Program)
EduPaths online courses on the professional learning standards
Courses in the design, implementation and evaluation of professional learning
A year-long course in Collaborative Inquiry
Learning forward michigan's services
Personalized coaching services
Breakout sessions on professional learning
Networks for job-embedded professional learning and culturally responsive teaching
Book studies on current and relevant topics
Early notification of professional learning opportunities for members; and
News and updates covering a range of information useful to Michigan educators.
Others available upon request