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

LEARNING FORWARD VIRGINIA PRESENTS

3rd Annual Institute

PROJECT BASED LEARNING

PBL Virginia
PBL Works

Learning Forward Virginia (LFVA) is excited to bring the third Project Based Learning Institute to Virginia. Project Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, challenge, or problem.

Thank You!

Thank you to all attendees for making the third Virginia PBL Institute a success!

Also thank you to Lucid Charts for donating three licenses to their program.

Jennifer Abrams

Creating Our Collective Genius: Coaching with Curriculum, with Jennifer Abrams

Hosted by Collaborative Classroom, Learning Forward Virginia, and Learning Forward Maryland

How can we use our collective genius to collaborate and problem-solve to best support the needs of students? We invite you to create a community of collective genius, support, and collaboration. Keynote speaker Jennifer Abrams will help us bring our best adult selves to the work of supporting our students.
NEW!

WHEN

January 9, 2020
9:30 AM–3:30 PM

WHERE

Residence Inn at National Harbor
192 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

REGISTER

$125 registration fee includes all institute materials and lunch.

Please contact:
Elizabeth W. English or 571-217-0501
Maria Arnett or 757-621-8070 with questions.

News

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