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Learning Forward India Professional Learning Program (PLP)

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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. #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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11 000
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1969
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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. 

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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.
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Online AppThe Learning Forward India App works online, no need to install any native application on any device. The Open Education Resources (OERs) are available to all, the intervention or the 'how to' is provided at a nominal subscription. The Learning Programs can be done at your pace, in your own time and with your own resources. 
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
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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
My Professional Learning Program (PLP)
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My Professional Learning Program (PLP)
Learning is a continuous process
My Professional Learning Program (PLP)
My PLP Journey
PLP - Better Learning Outcomes
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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.

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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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