Learning Forward and Professional Learning Maps Announce Partnership

Feb 09, 2016, 12:56 ET from Learning Forward

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learning Forward and Amplify's Professional Learning Maps (PLM) are excited to announce the release of Learning Forward's Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI) on the PLM platform. The partnership will provide schools and districts with an efficient and insightful method to determine the quality of professional learning their educators are receiving.

The Standards Assessment Inventory is a 50-item, web-enabled survey that includes questions on the nature of professional learning experiences in teachers' schools and districts. Amplify's Professional Learning Maps platform aggregates survey responses to provide school, district, and state leaders with a visual representation of the quality of alignment of teachers' professional learning experiences with Learning Forward's Standards for Professional Learning.

Professional Learning Maps then suggests actionable next steps to improve practices, based on Learning Forward's extensive library of resources tied to specific opportunities for improvement.

"Professional Learning Maps places our Standards for Professional Learning into a very practical context," said Stephanie Hirsh, Executive Director of Learning Forward. "By efficiently aggregating educators' insights on their learning experiences, the platform will help school and district leaders improve the quality of the professional learning they provide and oversee."

"Learning Forward's survey, standards framework, and rich library of resources are a perfect fit for Professional Learning Maps," said Emily Lutrick, CEO of PLM at Amplify. "Our platform was designed to save teachers time and provide meaningful insights to school and district leaders. We are proud to partner with Learning Forward around their nationally recognized content."

About Learning Forward
Learning Forward is a nonprofit, international membership association of learning educators committed to one vision in K–12 education: Excellent teaching and learning every day. To realize that vision Learning Forward pursues its mission to build the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning. Information about membership, services, and products is available from http://learningforward.org.

About Amplify
Amplify is reimagining the way teachers teach and students learn. Its products and services lead the way in data-driven instruction, mobile learning and next-generation digital curriculum and assessment. Amplify has provided innovative technology to the K-12 market for more than a decade.  Watch a short video about our partnership with Learning Forward here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQrTa-eou6A 

More information on Professional Learning Maps is available from http://intro.professionallearningmaps.com 


SOURCE Learning Forward