Standards for Professional Learning

Bill Gates once said: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next 10.” This is true in many things but especially true in professional learning. This is why it is essential to have a solid set of standards in place that guide the decisions and practices of all the people responsible for providing professional learning activities. Learning Forward TN Board Member, John Scott, recommends this book for the people accountable for professional learning. Learning Forward in partnership with MetLife Foundation has published this book for the benefit of the educational leaders everywhere. It can be purchased by going on line to www.learningforward.org and clicking on Standards. It is a quick read with a thorough overview and explanation of each of the seven standards. It is a bargain for $20 and you will probably want to buy a copy for each of your

Submitted by: John W. Scott
Head of Schools
Tipton-Rosemark Academy
Millington, Tennessee
(March 2012)