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In this issue, we will explore how professional learning can bolster teaching and learning during student, teacher, leader, and policy transitions.
Learning Forward’s Annual Conference (Dec. 1-5) is the best investment you can make in your own professional learning. Our conference attendees become part of a community of learners developing new knowledge and honing their skills, engaging in meaningful collaboration, and learning from leaders in the field of professional learning.
Topics may include preparing for newcomers, creating support structures for schools with many languages represented, helping educators explore cultural assumptions, and professional learning in bilingual and immersion schools.
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