Ensure your ARP funds have a long-term impact on teaching and learning
The American Rescue Plan Act provides more than $120 billion to help schools and communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ensuring the success of your post-pandemic recovery efforts requires thoughtful planning and implementation. Learning Forward is the leader in helping plan, design, implement, and evaluate professional learning that equips teachers and leaders at all levels to meet the needs of each student and family they serve.
We help systems plan comprehensive professional learning that helps you set learning priorities, examine current structures, and ensure professional learning is the primary vehicle in your system to:
- Mitigate learning loss;
- Develop strong mentoring & induction programs;
- Develop solid summer learning;
- Strengthen remote learning;
- Attend to adult and student social-emotional needs; and
- Ensure equitable outcomes for all students.
Learning Forward helps systems implement research-based strategies to address unfinished learning and ensure that all students engage with grade-level, standards-aligned content and receive appropriate supports.
We work with district leadership teams to set a vision for equity and excellence in their systems and establish clear strategies for recovery and reinvention planning.
We support school leaders who are on the front lines of meeting the needs of each student and family they serve. We help principals plan and implement collaborative professional learning, provide effective observation and feedback, and engage all educators in improvement cycles.
We develop coaches and mentor teachers who help both new and experienced teachers set goals for accelerating student learning, and implement strategies that ensure every student has equitable access to strong instruction and appropriate, grade-level content guided by high-quality curriculum and instructional materials.
We also convene networks of systems that work collaboratively to build capacity and leadership to create policies and practices for effective professional learning; employ equity-centered improvement theory and practices; support schools and systems to strengthen and align college and career standards, curriculum, instructional materials, and professional learning; and employ continuous improvement cycles focused on proven recovery strategies.
Educator professional learning is the primary vehicle for developing your team’s capacity to meet the challenges of the coming year. Learning Forward's Recovery & Reinvention Planning is a powerful investment of your American Rescue Plan funds. For more information, contact Senior Vice President of Professional Services Tom Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit services.learningforward.org.
The American Rescue Plan for leaders of educator learning
Click the video above to see Learning Forward’s Chief Strategy Officer Melinda George and Chief Learning Officer Frederick Brown explain what the rescue plan means for education; how the funds can be used; and how Learning Forward Professional Services can support you to plan, implement, and assess the impact of your recovery and reinvention strategies.