Description

Our ​Mission ​Statement
Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​advocates ​high ​levels ​of ​learning ​for ​all ​by ​communicating, ​facilitating ​and ​building ​leadership ​capacity ​around ​standards-based ​staff ​development ​practices.

Our ​Values
Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​believes ​that ​research ​demonstrates ​there ​is ​a ​direct ​connection ​between ​high ​quality ​professional ​development, ​high ​quality ​teaching, ​and ​student ​achievement. ​Thus, ​the ​primary ​purpose ​of ​staff ​development ​is ​school ​improvement ​and ​the ​success ​of ​every ​child. ​To ​ensure ​development ​and ​growth ​of ​school ​districts ​and ​educators, ​Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​holds ​the ​following ​values.

Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​will ​promote ​high ​quality ​professional ​development ​designed ​around ​the ​twelve ​Learning ​Forward ​(formally ​NSDC) ​Professional ​Development ​Standards ​so ​that ​all ​students ​will ​achieve ​at ​high ​levels.

Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​will ​engage ​its ​members ​in ​quality ​professional ​learning ​in ​support ​of ​professional ​development ​best ​practices, ​collaboration, ​facilitation, ​and ​the ​change ​process.

Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​will ​develop ​high ​quality ​professional ​development ​leaders ​who ​will ​influence ​staff ​development ​practices ​and ​resources ​so ​that ​all ​students ​will ​achieve ​at ​high ​levels.

Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​will ​advocate ​for ​adequate ​resources ​to ​support ​high ​quality ​staff ​development ​for ​adult ​learning ​and ​collaboration.

Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​will ​use ​a ​variety ​of ​strategies ​to ​inform ​Missouri ​educators ​of ​professional ​development ​best ​practices.

Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​will ​consistently ​model ​learning ​methods ​desired ​in ​organizations ​and ​classrooms.

Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​will ​use ​multiple ​data ​sources ​to ​assess ​its ​impact ​on ​professional ​development ​practices.

Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​will ​be ​an ​organization ​that ​reflects ​and ​celebrates ​the ​diversity ​of ​the ​state.

Learning ​Forward ​Missouri ​will ​support ​networks ​for ​sharing ​staff ​development ​best ​practices ​within ​the ​state ​that ​include ​educators, ​parents, ​community ​representatives ​and ​policy ​makers.

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