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Fran Prolman

The Learning Collaborative
Dr. Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized consultant specializing in educational leadership, school improvement and instructional strategies as well as communication skills, critical thinking and organizational development.  Fran earned her doctorate in teacher training and international education from George Washington University and a master’s degree in educational administration and curriculum and instruction from the University of Pennsylvania.  She has been a two-time Fulbright Scholar in both India and Israel and has presented numerous papers and workshops nationally and internationally. Fran brings 30 years of educational experience as a teacher, staff developer, administrator, graduate-level university instructor and published author.  She has made frequent presentations at state, national, and international conferences including the United States Department of State AERO Curriculum Institute, the European Council of International Schools, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Learning Forward, the Central and Eastern European Schools Association, The Tri-Association, The Mediterranean Association of International Schools, The African International Schools Association and the Near East South Asia Association of International Schools.The Learning Collaborative transforms schools. Much of Fran’s time is spent in multifaceted organizational development work with school systems throughout the United States and internationally.
The work she does through The Learning Collaborative is in four primary areas:
  • Organizational Development,
  • Curriculum Design,
  • Supervision & Evaluation, and
  • Teacher Training and Professional Growth.

Fran is known for her depth of knowledge coupled with high energy and practical application of content.  Dr. Prolman incorporates a variety of training approaches as she works with educators. These include small group discussion, collaborative problem solving, videotape analysis, demonstrations and dynamic interchange.
Fran works with organizations in a variety of roles, including:
  • Facilitating leadership retreats for administrators and school boards, 
  • Delivers system-wide keynote speeches and workshops,
  • Coaching administrators in the building of professional learning communities, instructional supervision, evaluation and professional growth systems and the change process. 
  • Leading workshops for teachers. These workshops focus on:
    • Differentiated instruction
    • Formative and summative assessment
    • Classroom application of instructional strategies that enhance student achievement
    • Critical thinking
    • Curriculum design for a Common Core standards-based classroom.
Dr. Prolman is President of The Learning Collaborative based in Great Falls, VA, and Vice President for Training for the Center for Arts in Basic Curriculum. For more information, please see my profile on LinkedIn and feel free to connect with me to start a discussion!