Welcome to the website of Learning Forward Mississippi, formerly known as the Mississippi Staff Development Council, an organization committed to the principle that effective professional learning for all educators is the key to improving student learning. Effective professional learning is driven by data about student and educator needs, is results oriented, and is embedded in the daily work of each educator. As an affiliate of Learning Forward, formerly known as National Staff Development Council, Learning Forward Mississippi supports the Learning Forward purpose, definition of professional learning, and standards for staff development. We invite you to explore this site and to join us in our quest for effective professional learning for all educators in Mississippi.
Our Belief Every educator engages in effective professional learning
every day so every student achieves.
Learning Forward Mississippi's
Learning Retreat November 5-6, 2012 Eagle Ridge Conference Center
Topic: Standards for Professional Learning
Facilitator:Jacqueline Kenndy, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, Learning Forward
In this learning retreat, participants will enhance their implementation skills in how to:
Develop an understanding of the standards, the rationale for their revision, and how the Standards for Professional Learning differ from the previous standards.
Generate behaviors that describe how the standards appear in practice by various educator groups.
Develop an initial plan for introducing the standards to those who need to know about them.
Assess current professional learning practices in relation to the new standards.