The  Professional Learning Network for  British Columbia

– Affiliated with Learning Forward

Learning Forward BC , is an international network of learning educators committed to one purpose in K-12 education: Quality Professional Learning for all Educators that is focused on the needs of each and every student.

Learning Forward BC,  is a cross-role educator group who work together collaboratively  to support  adult educators with the  skills, strategies and resources that will lead to student engagement and success.

Learning Forward BC focus on equity is shown in all programs through  Professional Learning that reflect  current research and practice.

This is based on  the Canadian Study on Professional Learning Dimensions ( 2016) and  continues to develop thought current cross Canada and International work.


Professional Learning Programs and Projects based  on a broad base of  British Columbia.  Canadian  and Global Research that includes the following:


BC Case Study EX Summary


CanadaStudyExecSumm2016 final copy


This work aligns with  and is part of the  research base  used for the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning.

Goals of Learning Forward BC

  1. To explore and develop a shared understanding of learning in the 21st Century
  2. To provide support for leadership in/of professional learning leaders by:
    • Exploring intentions and responsibilities across different roles
    • Engaging leaders in effective strategies to build and sustain capacity in schools and districts
  3. To expand theLearning Forward BC networks through:
    • Engaging and building partnerships through Professional Learning opportunities for all Educators in BC
    • Connecting with ‘thought leaders’ in BC,  across Canada and in an International Context
    • Growing our virtual community along with promoting  face-face sessions in a local context along with provincial sessions and conferences.

Learning Forward BC has a focus on :



  • Promoting  the Professional Learning Dimensions for Canada as  stated in the Canadian Study Research on Professional Learning 2016
  • Aligning with Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning
  • Providing  forums to engage others in relevant conversations about topics of keen interest by connecting  research with innovative practice
  • Sharing  expertise and experiences in effective professional learning that enhances student learning
  • Promoting and facilitating  networking among those who teach and facilitate adult professional learning
  • Collaborating  and providing  tools to support quality  professional learning



Learning Forward BC Board of Directors: 2022-2023




Co-Chair:  Suzanne Elliott, Consultant, and Sunshine Coast, BC 

Co-chair  April Lowe, Retired  Sea to Sky School District , 

Secretary-Treasurer: Corinne McCabe, Retired Superintendent, Chilliwack School District

Professional Learning, Program Design :  Rod Allen , Retired Superintendent, Ministry of Ed, BC , Harvard Programs,  

Membership, Marketing : Trudean Andrews, Retired, West Vancouver

Administration/Operations :Audrey Hobbs Johnson , AHJ Consultants, North Vancouver 

Project Leadership

Denise Augustine,  Superintendent of Indigenous Education , Ministry of Education, BC, Trustee: Learning Forward, Dallas Texas

Tammy Renyard, Victoria School District

Denise Augustine,  Superintendent of Indigenous Education , Ministry of Education, BC, Trustee: Learning Forward, Dallas Texas

Tammy Renyard, District Principal, Victoria School District

David Manuel, Director of Instruction, Chilliwack School

Amelia Poitras, District Principal, North Vancouver School District

Member at Large


Tamela Davison Manery, Principal, Surrey School District








Sue Elliott

Co- President



April Lowe


Retired BCTF Local President


Audrey Hobbs Johnson



North Vancouver

Trudean Andrews



North Vancouver

Tamela Davison Manery




Amelia Poitras

Director, Student Agency Inclusion

District Vice-Principal, Inclusion

North Vancouver School Distric

Corinne McCabe


Retired Superintendent( Retired)


David Manuel

Director Student Agency

Director of Instruction


Rod Allen

Director, Parnerships and Program

Harvard Graduate School of Education, DLD Senior Advisor

Free Range Humans Bolgs

Denise Augustinne

Director, Reconciliation, Roles and Responsibilities

Superintendent of Indigenou Education, Ministry of Education, BC

Ministry of Education, BC , Trustee, Learning Forward, Dallas TX

Tammy Renyard

Director, Peer Studies

District Principal


Katie Marren

Vice- Principal , Secondary

Nanaimo School District