2014 Annual Conference
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2014 Annual Conference in Nashville. Whether you were a first-time attendee or someone who has attended our conferences for years, we appreciate your commitment to sustained professional learning to improve student success!
|Learning Forward's 2014 Annual Conference brought outstanding content, invaluable tools, and the most powerful forms of professional learning. Special features of the conference included meals and receptions, keynote Q&As and thought leaders, extended learning before and after the conference, a conference mobile app, a benefit concert, and the opportunity to earn CEUs. || |
Paulina Pam shares her favorite thing about conference.
WATCH CLIPS FROM TWO KEYNOTE SPEECHES:
|John Hattie shares how his study of more than a quarter of a billion students revealed that 90-95% of the work teachers do enhances student achievement, and the real challenge in education is knowing our impact. Download his presentation. |
| Barrington Irving discusses how his flying classroom challenged students from failing schools, but still needed to empower teachers who may not have been subject matter experts. |
OTHER CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
- The Redesign Challenge: The Redesign Challenge is a new online action network where teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders will share, shape, and try ideas to redesign professional learning.
- Cocktail Hour in the EdSurge PD Tech Playground: EdSurge shared a framework for choosing different tools that can be used for professional development.
- iPD Showcase: iPD Showcase sessions featured vendors and providers presenting 25-minute demonstrations on leveraging the power of technology to implement innovative solutions addressing professional development needs.
- Learning Hangout: Discover free or low-cost tools and get solutions to the challenges you face in your school, classroom or organization. Bring your mobile device and engage in these 25-minute hands-on sessions near the Exhibit Hall.
- FastForward: These fast-paced, concise presentations are also known as PechaKucha, Ignite, or Byte sessions. Each presentation is 7 minutes long and features 15-18 slides.
- Networking Meet Ups: Meet up with colleagues and nationally known facilitators around shared interests or in job-alike sessions.
- Music Concert: The Learning Forward Foundation's concert featured the Little River Band, with proceeds directly funding scholarships and grants.
- PD Redesign Toolkit: The PD redesign toolkit, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, promoted professional development redesign and set conditions that foster innovation.
EXTEND YOUR LEARNING DIGITALLY:
Attendees are participating in post-conference webinars, e-learning programs, and ongoing discussions with session presenters and fellow attendees in the Learning Exchange
- Share conference takeaways and engage in follow-up conversations around key conference features and content in the 2014 Annual Conference community;
- Join Session PLUS communities that keep the conversation going throughout the year; and
- Engage with thought leaders all year long with our e-learning programs and webinars.
Come to Washington, D.C.
| ||Learning Forward's 2015 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Dec. 5-9 promises you outstanding content and invaluable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional learning back to your workplace. |
Learn from the innovative work of your peers and the perspectives of national leaders. Become skilled in data-driven decision making and implementing effective school improvement. Gain deep insight into the attributes of high-functioning school teams and learning communities, and the actions you can take as leaders to put these principles into practice.