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.

WHEN

October 5 – 7, 2020

WHERE

Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

News

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—JC_Design/Getty The case for understanding the individual and systemic causes of student trauma By Simona Goldin & Debi Khasnabis February 19, 2020 Science has a pernicious history of doing violence to communities of color. Examples abound: Consider the infamous Tuskegee study in which the U.S. Public Health Service spent decades withholding treatment from hundreds of
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