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October 2019

Empowering Teacher Learning

October 21 @ 7:30 am - 10:45 am

Twenty-first century learning requires sophisticated forms of teaching to develop student knowledge and skills. Join the Learning Policy Institute, American Federation of Teachers, Learning Forward, and National Education Association for an event showcasing innovative models of teacher-led learning and professional development. At the event, speakers including Linda Darling-Hammond, Lily Eskelsen García, and Randi Weingarten will share policy strategies that support well-designed and effective educator professional development. Register now:

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Webinar: Analyzing Assignments for Rigor and Equity

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Research from the Education Trust has revealed that nearly two decades after many states have adopted higher rigor standards, students continue to be given assignments far below the rigor demanded to be successful in college and careers. This webinar will begin a review of recent research on the quality of assignments and provide an overview of a framework for participants to analyze assignments in their schools and districts.

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Deadline: 2019 Annual Conference Early Registration

October 31

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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November 2019

Application deadline: 2019 Learning Team Award

November 1

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 in action, along with the award application. Learning Forward and award sponsor Corwin will celebrate the winning team at the 2019 Annual Conference in St.…

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Twitter chat: Tackling instructional mismatch

November 16 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 am

Instructional leadership is at the core of what effective school leaders do. But much of the time, leaders are working in a context of instructional mismatch, leading in content areas or grade levels unfamiliar to them. Join us Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 a.m. Eastern for a #satchat with special guests Sarah Quebec Fuentes, associate professor of mathematics education, and Jo Beth Jimerson, associate professor of educational leadership at Texas Christian University, to discuss how to bridge the mismatch gap.…

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Webinar: The Mythbusters Guide to Educational Research

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Are you a teacher, policymaker, community stakeholder, superintendent, school administrator, or technical assistance provider interested in learning how your beliefs can be reinforced or undermined by a rigorous multimethod approach to research? Join Douglas Reeves from Creative Leadership Solutions and Thomas Guskey from the University of Kentucky for a 30-minute preview of their full-day Learning Forward Annual Conference session. Reeves and Guskey will explore a variety of methods, including quantitative analysis, case studies, qualitative methods, meta-analyses, and syntheses of meta-analyses.…

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December 2019

Deadline: The Learning Professional, February 2020 Article Submissions

December 1

This issue will examine how to go beyond student records data to really put students at the center of professional learning. We’re looking for articles about what students wish teachers knew about their needs; how to get student input into planning; how to use student data in combination with student perspectives; and beyond.

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Webinar: Measuring Impact: Three Districts Share Their Experiences Collecting, Compiling, and Sharing Data

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Every educator is an advocate and measuring the impact of professional learning is a critical component of our work. Join us for this important conversation as three district leaders share how they are measuring impact and how they are sharing their findings.

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Learning Forward’s 2019 Annual Conference

December 7 - December 11

Education leaders and policy makers will gather in St. Louis to share professional learning expertise focused on creating and sustaining equity and excellence in teaching and learning every day. Join us as we honor the past 50 years and look forward to another 50 of creating and sustaining equity and excellence in teaching and learning.

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50th Anniversary Celebration

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join our Sunday evening reception to help us celebrate 50 years of building capacity and changing practice!

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