Kalyani Chaudhuri, Principal Billabong High International School Thane
Learning Forward India Professional Learning Program (PLP)
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Is the Learning Forward India Academy right for you?
Learning Forward India (LFIN) is an Affiliate of Learning Forward (LearningForward.Org) in the USA, established in 1969.
The LFIN India Academy is custom-built for each participant or team to match your needs. Are you ready to:
- Construct knowledge and develop strategies to overcome challenges and improve educator practice?
- Become the professional learning subject-matter expert for your organisation?
- Implement professional learning in your environment that ultimately increases student achievement?
- Engage fully during learning sessions and do the job-embedded homework?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, Learning Forward's Academy is right for you.
The LFIN Professional Learning Programme (PLP) is an extended and profound learning experience that immerses members in a model of inquiry and problem-based learning.
Staff members work collaboratively to gain knowledge to solve significant student learning problems in their schools. We seek to understand individual members' needs and then assist them in meeting objectives through a collaborative learning environment and with the support of experienced coaches. The training programme comprises of Online Workshops, Webinars, Staff Exchange with partner schools, eLearning and finding solutions to not only teach but learn and help the school deliver better. The PLP is based on the philosophy of 'Schools Can Change', developed by Lick, Clauset and Murphy. The Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) take charge of their own learning by establishing Whole-Faculty Study Groups (WFSGs) and Action Teams.
Three Certificate Programs: Joy Of Learning - (11 Sessions); Diversity Inclusion Belonging @School - (13 Sessions); and Better Learning Outcomes - (15 Sessions). The sessions prescribed are minimum, the educators must divide their time between structured training sessions and self-directed professional learning. The teachers voluntarily put in extra time and effort, which is a part of their leisure time.
Outcome and Certification: The educators are recognised for their effort with a Certificate Of Appreciation at each level, and a Gold Badge on completion of the three levels. The PLP offers a great challenge and rewards the educators for the extra effort, beyond the call of the duty. The Certificates are awarded at the Graduation Ceremony/Annual Day of the school.