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We offer a profound learning experience that immerses members in a model of inquiry and problem-based learning.

Learning Forward India Professional Learning Program (PLP)

Learning Forward India is an affiliate of Learning Forward. 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 experienced coaches' support. #HappyTeachers
Kalyani Chaudhuri, Principal Billabong High International School Thane
Innovations like the byte-sized PD, focusing on the core values and the focus on the personal and social development of every individual, Learning Forward has developed best practices for the world.

Kalyani Chaudhuri, Principal Billabong High International School Thane

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TEACHERS
Target Group
11 000
Children/Users
3
Countries
1969
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Updated on June 9th, 2021
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Why did you create this innovation?

To grow the capacity of educators to improve student achievement and transform schools into a culture of trust and collaboration in less time with fewer resources. The Professional Learning Program (PLP) is custom-built for each participant or team to match their needs, with the teachers' happiness at the core. #HappyTeachers

How does your innovation work in practice?

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 experienced coaches' support. The training programme comprises Workshops, Webinars, Staff Exchange with partner schools, eLearning and finding solutions to teach and learn and help the school deliver better.

Our Programs:
Joy Of Learning (JOL); Diversity Inclusion Belonging @School (DIBs); and Better Learning Outcomes (BLO).

Outcome and Certification: The educators are recognised for their effort with a Certificate Of Appreciation for each Program and are awarded a Gold Badge upon completion of three Programs.

How has it been spreading?

Keys to Success
We attribute the success of the 3-year PLP to these three factors:
1. Building a Global Learning Community of resources
2. Fostering the teachers’ happiness by empowering them to create their own Professional Learning Program
3. Embracing social media and technology

Looking Ahead
The first PLP successes are the basis for new efforts to strengthen and expand the work:
1. Qualified staff is being trained for new PLP cohorts;
2. The PLP graduates work to establish the Learning Forward India Academies and help provide PLP access for local area schools; and
3. Learning Forward India Foundation is working on setting up new Academies across India—this is part of the Learning Forward India’s plan to build both a local Professional Learning Communities and a national network.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

We recommend you commence with the Joy Of Learning Program and then follow up with more. The 11 Sessions Joy Of Learning 90-minutes each, are at your pace and comfort, followed by Group Work and Blog Posts (https://www.brewingknowledge.com/), you will pick up skills to make you future-ready. In addition, we host the Learning Forward Podcast to help our Educators experience the joy of learning.

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Saku Tuominen "I am passionate about Education...
Sandeep Dutt in Conversation with Saku TuominenYou will love the stories shared by our happy teachers and passionate educators. We grow the capacity of your people to improve student achievement and transform your school into a culture of trust and collaboration in less time with fewer resources. Each person in your school contributes to the culture of your school. School culture is built on the actions and interactions of the people. You make your school stronger by adding value to others and making others feel valued.
Building a Professional Learning Community (PLC)
Is the Learning Forward Academy right for you?The LFIN Academy’s Professional Learning Program (PLP) 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.Find out more about the Learning Forward Academy at The Doon Girls' School
Joy Of Learning - Billabong High International School
Joy Of Learning offered the social and emotional support to the teachers in the most challenging COVID19 Lockdown Times.
The Fabindia School
The Fabindia School partnered with the Learning Forward India Foundation to set up the first Learning Forward India Academy in the world, this academy was the tipping point for school culture transformation, for the change-maker school. The Fabindia School's mission is to provide access to high-quality education for boys and girls at the rural level using English as the medium of instruction. The school views primary education as a major stepping stone towards social mobility, equality and employment opportunities.https://hundred.org/en/innovations/the-fabindia-school
My Good School
Excellent teaching and learning every day.Teachers work to build My Good School, post their work done for the Learning Forward India PLP, this is a demonstration of better learning outcomes and the impact of school culture transformation.https://hundred.org/en/innovations/my-good-school
Learning Forward Academy
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Student-led learningStudent-led learning encourages greater autonomy and helps ease student transition from the classroom to life after school. 
Learning Forward
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Learning Forward India Academy 2020
OUR PROGRAMSJoy Of Learning (JOL)The future of education will be built on immutable values alone: Appreciation, Caring, Co-operation, Courage, Freedom, Friendship, Happiness, Honesty, Hope, Humility, Love, Patience, Peace, Quality, Respect, Responsibility, Simplicity, Thoughtfulness, Tolerance, Trust, Understanding & Unity.Joy Of Learning (JOL) explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life. Diversity Inclusion Belonging @School (DIBs)The teachers collaborate for Reading, wRiting and Research, and make presentations based on their real-life learning. This is a proven method for helping achieve better student learning outcomes. The eleven sessions are online and you will see a paradigm shift in your staff teams as they experience eLearning at its best.Based on the book Wanted Backbencher Lastranker Teacher by Kavita Ghosh: The Sessions: 1 Conventional Vs Contemporary School Management; 2 War Vs Peace in Class; 3 Love Learning Vs Hate Learning; 4 Affection Vs Rejection; 5 Like Vs Unlike; 6 Right Vs Wrong; 7 To Copy Or Not To Copy; 8 Fear Vs Courage; 9 Heart Vs Mind; 10 Smiles And Frowns; and 11 Tom Vs JerryBetter Learning Outcomes The Program will help teachers use Edtech for enhancing student learning. The book 'Evidence Of Practice - Adam Geller, will help you adapt video-powered professional learning and prepare you to be a future-ready teachMaybe you are already considering using videos of teaching in your professional development plans but feel overwhelmed by how to begin, worried about the limited time you and your teachers have to devote to figuring out a new system. Maybe video coaching already plays a role in developing your teachers, but you suspect it could be more effective. Maybe you’re somewhere in between. Wherever you are, this playbook will help you make and implement a plan for how to best use video-powered professional learning with your teachers. If you’re just getting started, our learning program will help you get up and running quickly and successfully, providing insight into techniques that can be used to deepen the learning teachers get from video-based professional learning. It will also expand your thinking about the types of strategies that can be used with a video platform and the opportunities they afford you and your teachers. But first, it’s important to have a clear sense of the goals in mind.Video-Powered Professional Learning Strategies: Strategy 1 Classroom Tour Strategy; 2 Self-Interview Strategy; 3 Example Analysis Strategy; 4 Pre-Teach Strategy; 5 Video Observation Self-Reflection Partner-Supported Reflection; Strategy 6 Skill Building Sequence Strategy; 7 Video Learning Community Strategy; 8 Virtual Walk-Through Strategy; 9 Video Rounds Strategy; 10 Longer-Range Reflection Strategy; 11 Iterative Investigation Strategy; 12 Online Lesson Study.
The Making Of Learning Forward India by Learning Forward • A podcast on Anchor
Listen to the PodcastFirst time since the formation of the India Affiliate, on the 13th Day of May 2020, the Executive Officers of Learning Forward had a meeting with the Learning Forward India (LFIN) Board. Elizabeth Foster Vice President Research & Standards hosted the meeting. Present at the meeting Denise Glyn Borders President/CEO, Fredrick Brown Chief Learning Officer/Deputy, Michael Lanham COO/CFO, Rajinder Pal Devgan Chairman LFIN, Dr Vasudha Neel Mani Vice-Chairperson LFIN, Karl Clauset Hon Advisor LFIN, Manoj Jeyara Member LFIN, Devanjali Dutt Member LFIN and Sandeep Dutt Founder LFIN. With the idea of the new normal in the COVID19 pandemic times, we unravel how LFIN took this as an opportunity to build on their core programs, what they have done for the well-being of Teachers and how the My Good School Online will deliver a personalised school experience. With innovations like the byte-sized PD, focusing on the core values and the focus on the personal and social development of every individual, the story of LFIN India, this could be a best-practices study for the Learning Forward Affiliates across the world.
Brewing Knowledge
Brewing KnowledgeEducators from all over the country collaborate for Reading, wRiting & Research. They work in groups, use Google Blogger, Telegram Messenger, Zoom, G Suite and Social Media tools to find answers to the problems they face and handle the complex challenges in the classroom and at school. The Professional Learning Program (PLP) is custom-built for each participant or team to match your needs. The learning communities collaborate:To construct knowledge and develop strategies to overcome challenges and improve educator practice.To become a professional learning subject-matter expert for your organisation.To implement professional learning in your environment that ultimately increases student achievement.To engage fully during learning sessions and do the job-embedded homework.
Experience The Joy Of Learning by Learning Forward • How we handled the COVID19 Challenge
11 Weeks & Joy Of LearningThe Learning Forward India Academy took the COVID19 Lockdown as an opportunity, we ramped up our Professional Learning Programs to help the teachers with social and emotional support, familiarize them with the use of Edtech and built customised solutions for our partner schools for blended learning.Joy Of Learning (JOL) is based on The Little Book of Values: Educating Children to Become Thinking, Responsible and Caring Citizens by Julie Duckworth and Ian Gilbert, explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life. On successful completion, the individuals receive a certificate of participation.Joy Of Learning (11 Sessions) The teachers collaborate and work in groups to explore the 22 values and discover how the values help in the personal and social development of an individual. The values come alive at their school and enhance learning at the classroom level.#HappyTeachers - find out what our Teachers have to say, as they worked 24x7 and took their learning forward.https://anchor.fm/learningforward/episodes/Experience-The-Joy-Of-Learning-efn1ps
Joy Of Learning: Happiness & Tolerance
Joy Of LearningJoy Of Learning (JOL) explores twenty-two values that can be taught through schools. In this episode, Sandeep Dutt and Kalyani Chaudhuri share the joy of learning with a focus on Happiness and Tolerance. This program will inspire you by using examples of where the values are already being used by children and adults in schools and share practical tools to stimulate discussion and philosophical debate. It will also help people to take stock of their values and how they wish to lead their life. Visit www.BrewingKnowledge.com to experience the joy of learning.Visit the Learning Forward India Academy to find out more about how you can experience the Joy Of Learning: www.BrewingKnowledge.com
Learning Forward • A podcast on Anchor
We introduced to the Podcast to overcome the challenges  we faced in the COVID19 Times to offer social and emotional support, support teachers with their professional learning and create an archive of all our learning sessions.Podcast on Anchor, Spotify, Google and Apple - JOY OF LEARNING - Sunday 24th May 2020. Recording of the session for Friends & Family must listen if you missed the session and re-listen to experience the joy of learning! #HappyTeachersListen to the Podcasthttps://anchor.fm/learningforward
PLP - The Joy Of Learning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xbutm9f3SI 
The Joy Of Learning @ The Iconic School
My PLP JourneyThe Iconic School is a progressive institution that aspires to provide the best education to the students under its care set within the reflection of values and a disciplined environment. The Iconic School will be instrumental and the means through which all its students will build their futures. We consider that Education is victorious when the school and parents are in partnership. The teaching and learning does not begin and end at the school gate. It is a partnership that we are all involved in and need to work together.#HappyTeachers #SchoolsCanChange
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My Professional Learning Program (PLP)
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Advisors
Our Advisory BoardWe have a committed set of advisors from all over the world. With 300+ years of total experience, the leaders are committed to our mission of school culture transformation. Rajinder Pal Devgan, Chairman Learning Forward IndiaWith near five decades of experience as an Educationist and having served as a School Leader for schools in India and overseas, Mr Devgan brings in rich experience as an administrator, sports person and champion for teachers. His love for children further strengthens the My Good School philosophy of the personal and social development of every individual with the active support of teachers, faith in experiential learning and learning outside the four walls of the classroom. Currently, Member Board of Governors at a leading residential school in India has settled down at Dehradun, to strengthen the mission of Learning Forward in India.
Join Learning Forward
Join the professional learning associationLearning Forward India is an affiliate of Learning Forward, membership is open to any person interested in professional growth and organisational development. We show you how to plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so you and your team can achieve success with your system, your school, and your students.
Internship Program
InternshipsThe Learning Forward India Academy hosts interns for a few weeks to one year. You could be teaching at the school or assisting the staff to help deliver affordable quality education.
Learning Forward India
Building professional learning communitiesBrewing Knowledge helps schools build professional learning communities, and assists members to leverage the power of professional learning to affect positive and lasting change. Please note we are not a social network for shares and forwards, and do not use this as a platform for marketing and business development. Yes, we do share opportunity and innovation. We partner Learning Forward India for helping schools deliver better.
Learning Forward India Academy
The LFIN AcademyBenefits to Academy participantsIn India we share 3 years of learning with educators from around the world;Experience 11-15 face-to-face, team-based learning days for in-depth instruction and to build relationships and foster community;Attend the Learning Forward India Retreat and be inspired by, and network with, industry experts and peers;Participate and collaborate by phone and virtually to extend learning and for continuous process improvement; andReceive ongoing support from an experienced coach who is also an Academy graduate.

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

May 2021
Sandeep Dutt nominated Vurbl.Com Ambassador for Learning & Teaching
March 2021
Joy Of Learning will inspire you by sharing examples of where children at their schools are already experiencing the values. It will also help people take stock of their values and wish to lead their lives. #JoyOfLearning all-new initiative from Learning Forward India, student lead learning #MyGoodSchool
February 2021
Audio Station set up Vurbl.com
January 2021
LFIN Academy
June 2020
LFIN App Launched
June 2020
The Joy Of Learning COVID19 Edition
June 2020
Learning Forward Podcast
October 2019
The Joy Of Learning
May 2019
100 views
March 2019
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