Q&A with Learning Forward Academy Scholarship Winners
In December 2012, I graduated from the Learning Forward Academy (LFA), a compelling two and a half year blended learning experience where participants collaboratively solve significant “problems of practice” related to educator and student learning. When I was a new graduate, I experienced a full range of emotions. I felt relief and delight about completing all assignments and graduating, a sense of clarity around my personal beliefs about professional learning, and a little melancholy about the end of such a rich journey. And, more than a little overwhelmed with all of the unattended action items jotted in the margins of my journal and, more formally, in my personal learning plan. Nearly three years later, some of those items are complete.
Eluding the Elusiveness of Retention: How to Keep Your Great Performers
Retention is elusive because most districts are challenged to understand who is leaving and why they're leaving, and what to do about it. (The sub-field of Workforce Analytics is starting to enable school districts to refine their HRIS data so as to actually understand the dynamics of retention and attrition of their workforces, and this is an exciting development.)Continue Reading