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Sep 19

Twitter chat: School counselors need professional learning, too

On Thursday, September 19, at 2 P.M. Eastern, Learning Forward will host a Twitter chat with school counseling expert Mandy Savitz-Romer of Harvard Graduate School of Education and Director of Go Alliance Alice Anne Bailey of Southern Regional Education Board. The chat will build on the article “No counselor left behind” that Dr. Savitz-Romer authored…

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Oct 10

Capitol Hill Briefing: Addressing Equity in Teaching Through Professional Learning

SAVE THE DATE Learning Forward Capitol Hill Briefing: Addressing Equity in Teaching Through Professional Learning Thursday, October 10, 2019 Noon – 1:30 pm ET   All of America’s teachers need access to high-quality professional learning and support to address students’ cultural contexts, social emotional development and an ability to engage with demanding academic content. All…

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Oct 26

Application deadline: 2019 Learning Team Award

We want to celebrate the great learning taking place in your school! The Shirley Hord Teacher Learning Team Award honors a team of teachers that engages in a cycle of continuous improvement for professional learning that improves their own teaching and their students’ learning. To apply, just submit a short video of your learning team…

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Oct 31

Deadline: 2019 Annual Conference Early Registration

Education leaders and policy makers will gather in St. Louis, December 7-11, to share professional learning expertise focused on creating and sustaining equity and excellence in teaching and learning every day. Register before October 31 to save up to $100.

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