Since 1992 The Forum on Education has produced multimedia tools that improve student outcomes, and advance teacher development. Executive Director Leonard Burrello, then a professor at Indiana University, created the Forum with the proceeds of our first VHS program, the Power of 2, hosted by Dr. Marilyn Friend. In subsequent years Burrello has traveled the country discovering, and recording best practices in public education. Today the Forum is owned and operated by long-time production partner Elephant Rock Productions.
Forum projects aspire to assist public and other human service agencies in understanding and coping with change, and consequently, to address how our educational institutions must respond.
We’ve convened conferences, produced DVDs, published books, and produced the public radio program, America’s Learning. Today our media products are used by educators across the U.S. and Canada.
The mission of the Forum on Education is to define the changing forces that are shaping how people learn, work, and live in contemporary America, and to demonstrate how individuals and educational institutions can apply new knowledge to thrive in the future.
The Forum’s process is a simple one. We pose critical questions and provide various options so that educational institutions and individuals can develop strategies to cope with change. Our programming promises to present multiple perspectives. It will document examples of effective practice in their natural environments. We work with leading educational professionals to inform our products with the very latest techniques and research.