About Us

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Letter from the president

Welcome to the Learning Forward Minnesota (LFMN) website!  Our organization exists because we believe high-quality professional learning is the key to equitable student learning through effective teaching and leading.  We invite all Minnesota educators to participate in our organization and to partner with us as we strive to be leaders of learning.  We are committed to enacting the vision, mission and, beliefs of our parent organization, Learning Forward.

As educators, we are driven to

  • develop and sustain learning communities that thrive upon collective efficacy
  • advance the understanding of high-quality professional learning and implementation of those practices throughout Minnesota
  • build the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning
  • provide learning opportunities for educators to promote the use of the Standards for Professional Learning

The Standards for Professional Learning serve as the backbone of a high-quality system of professional learning.  Learning Forward has developed a variety of tools to support the implementation of the standards.  Read Frederick Brown’s most recent blog post to learn more.

The Learning Forward MN Board desires to bring more educators into our organization.  We would love to hear from you!  What are topics of learning you would like to investigate?  Who are the learning leaders you are following?  What might you be interested in sharing with our learning community?  We encourage you to participate in the learning and networking opportunities provided by LFMN.

Please visit our website often to learn about upcoming events, news, and tools to support professional learning. Visit our membership page or contact a board member to learn more about the benefits of membership for you.

Jill Kind

President, Learning Forward Minnesota

Our Vision & Mission

Excellent teaching and learning every day.

Learning Forward builds the capacity of its members, clients, partners, and staff to establish and sustain effective professional learning.

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See how joining our parent organization, Learning Forward affiliate, can expand your learning networks!

See how joining our parent organization, Learning Forward Affiliate, can expand your learning networks!