Entries by LFN-admin

Coaching in the Educational System

We are all familiar with the study by Joyce and Showers that represents the value of coaching in regard to educator learning and application of skills.   The concept of coaching has developed, in part, because traditional professional development has been criticized for offering workshop-type sessions with little or no follow-up support (Darling-Hammond & McLaughlin, […]

Building a Culture of Learning

Last year, I wrote a blog post for Learning Forward Nebraska on the power of this Instructional Rounds for job-embedded professional learning. Since then, I have continued to participate in Instructional Rounds and still believe they provide an amazing learning experience. However, I often get asked the question, “What if my building is not ready […]

Job Embedded Professional Learning

After 13 years working in the Professional Learning Field- I have learned at least one very important thing.  Teachers learn and implement the learning when they can apply it to their teaching.    Woah!! That is not really a mic drop moment.  It is kind of a “duh” it took you 13 years to figure […]

Top Ten Books to Add to your Summer Reading List

Top Ten Books to Add to your Summer Reading List   It is finally starting to act like spring which means that summer will be here before we know it. Ah, summer–a time in which all educators take their annual three-month vacation. Yeah, right. Most educators utilize the summer break for graduate coursework, planning and […]

Instructional Rounds to Foster Growth: A Process, not an Event

Instructional Rounds to Foster Growth: A Process, not an Event Todd Tripple Ed. D.   A process, not an event. This is what I keep going back to when thinking about designing effective professional learning experiences. Events absolutely have a place in a systematic approach to professional learning. However, how do we ensure the learning […]

It’s not about what we can get- It’s about who we are!

Joining Learning Forward Nebraska for me has been a no brainer.  I work in the field of professional development and Learning Forward is THE Professional Learning Organization.  I work with teachers, paras, principals, and superintendents every day – helping, supporting, coaching, teaching, and ok-sometimes cajoling – them to the next level, next step, next improvement/level […]

Networkers Needed

Members are needed to network and share about Learning Forward Nebraska during Administrators’ Days. Here is a link to sign-up for a 1-hour time slot!

Annual Business Meeting

Plan to attend the 2017 LFN Annual Business Meeting, which will be held on Wednesday, July 26 over lunch break on NDE Day of the NCSA Administrators’ Days Conference in Kearney from 11:30 to 12:15. The meeting agenda will include highlights of 2016-2017, a vote on the proposed constitution and bylaws, installation of newly-elected board […]