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October 2019

Webinar: Analyzing Assignments for Rigor and Equity

October 22, 2019 @ 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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Empowering Teacher Learning

October 21, 2019 @ 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: https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/event/empowering-teacher-learning

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December 2019

Learning Forward’s 2019 Annual Conference

December 7, 2019 - December 11, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Twitter chat: Tackling instructional mismatch

November 16, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019

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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February 2020

Apply to present in Chicago

February 4

How are you creating and sustaining excellent teaching and learning every day? Share your expertise with educators from around the world. Submit a proposal to present at the Learning Forward's 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, December 5-9, 2020. Our Annual Conference offers education leaders and policymakers the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and strategies they need to understand and implement effective professional learning in their classrooms, schools, and districts. The Standards for Professional Learning come to life when you highlight…

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January 2020

Deadline: The Learning Professional, April 2020 Article Submissions

January 15

This issue will cover “nuts and bolts” strategies for learning professionals to deepen their work and improve teaching and learning in their schools or systems. We encourage writers to draw on research and experience not only in professional learning but from the worlds of business, nonprofit management, and beyond.

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Georgia Affiliate Executive Leadership Program (Session 3)

January 17

Georgia's Executive Leadership Program: Learning Forward Georgia’s Executive Leadership Program, Transforming Professional Learning, is specifically designed to develop a leader’s capacity to leverage successful change through effective professional learning.

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February 2020

Learning Forward Kansas Annual Conference

February 3 - February 4

https://learningforwardkansas.org/events/vision-20-20-focusing-on-collaboration-leadership-lfks-annual-conference-2020/  

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March 2020

Learning Forward Missouri Conference

March 8 - March 9
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December 2019

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

December 3, 2019 @ 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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March 2020

Deadline: Academy application

March 16

When you join the Academy, your learning journey is no longer a solo experience. Instead, you will spend 2 ½ years working with expert coaches and practitioners from around the world as you construct knowledge, improve your practice, create better learning conditions for your colleagues, and improve results for your students. Last day to apply for Learning Forward’s Academy.

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January 2020

Twitter chat: Coaching for equity

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Learning Forward, Thursday, January 23, at 1:00 P.M. ET for a conversation about building equity through instructional coaching. We will discuss articles from the recent coaching-themed issue of The Learning Professional and share additional resources. We’ll be joined by special guests Tonikiaa Orange, director of the Culture and Equity Project at UCLA, and Jo Ann Isken, director of the UCLA IMPACT Urban Teacher Residency Program. Follow #LearnFwdTLP to join the conversation. Add to calendar (iCal/Outlook) | Add to calendar (Google)…

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Webinar: Coaching with students at the center: The what, why, and how of coaching for student engagement

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Coaching expert Jim Knight will lead an interactive discussion about why and how coaches’ work with teachers should address student engagement. Students who are engaged are more likely to come to class, learn, and ultimately stay in school. The webinar will cover how to measure and improve three types of student engagement (behavioral, cognitive, and emotional) as part of an effective coaching cycle.

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February 2020

Webinar: Findings from a national coaching survey

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Learning Forward and Digital Promise to discuss the results and implications of a national survey about coaching. Find out what more than 1,200 respondents said about coaching workloads, supports and using technology. Please come ready with questions and energy to discuss your own reflections and experiences!

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Webinar: Collecting evidence to share impact of professional learning

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Professional learning is the key to increased student outcomes. As school districts design professional learning, it is critical to consider the specific challenge you are working to address, the professional learning interventions you will employ, and to carefully plan for how you will measure the impact of those interventions so as to know whether to continue, adjust, or try something different. Hear from three school districts as they share their professional learning data stories.

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May 2020

Deadline: The Learning Professional, August 2020 Article Submissions

May 1

Technology offers promising new avenues for professional learning like video consultation, “bug-in-ear” coaching, personalized professional learning “playlists,” and even virtual reality. But how do we make sure that tech-supported professional learning maintains the necessary focus on quality, that it is collaborative, sustained, job-embedded, and data-driven? How do we ensure that convenience and accessibility don’t overshadow depth and student needs? This issue will explore these questions and others, and highlight successful ways technology is enhancing and improving professional learning. Learn more:…

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June 2020

Deadline: The Learning Professional, October 2020 Article Submissions

June 15

How do we create schools that are welcoming and productive learning environments for all? This issue will explore the role of professional learning in ensuring that every student feels safe, supported, and successful at school. Articles might cover topics such as inclusion of students with special needs in mainstream classrooms, increasing instructional rigor for English Learner students, addressing implicit bias among teachers and/or students, and improving social and emotional learning strategies. Priority will be given to articles that focus on…

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March 2020

Deadline: Application for scholarships & grants

March 27

The 2020 scholarship and grant applications from the Learning Forward Foundation are available online. Please share these wonderful opportunities with those that could use the Foundation’s support. The deadline to apply is March 27, 2020. Awardees will be announced May 1.

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Twitter chat: Amplifying student voice in professional learning

March 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Hosted by Learning Forward with members of the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team Conversations about students’ needs are at the center of great schools. But how often do educators listen to students’ perspectives? Join us Wednesday, March 4, at 4:00 P.M. Eastern to talk about how educators can learn from and with students, not just for them. Whether you’re a student, teacher, or administrator, come with your ideas and questions! Follow #StuVoice on Twitter to participate. Add to calendar (iCal/Outlook)…

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Webinar: Preparing educators for school closings and a new learning environment

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this uncertain time and with new school system closings being announced daily, Learning Forward is bringing together experts from practice, research, and policy to discuss the impact on educators and students and to offer potential resources, insights, and ideas for continuing the strong teaching and learning that our members provide every day.

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Webinar: Teaching in an online environment

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Educators across the world are being asked to implement online learning for their students as school systems close in response to COVID-19. Join this webinar to learn about strategies and resources that will make online learning manageable and productive.

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April 2020

Webinar: Taking care of yourself during uncertain times: Mindfulness and well-being for educators

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Educators across the world are continuing to teach and support students during this unprecedented time. Many are teaching in new ways while navigating new worries. How are we helping educators to stay strong and healthy?

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March 2020

Twitter chat: Coaching in a time of crisis

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Instructional coaches are a trusted source of support for teachers and leaders, and that support is needed now more than ever. Every educator is navigating uncharted territory due to the Coronavirus, with varying levels of readiness for distance learning and a heap of other questions about how to meet students’ multi-faceted needs. Join us Tuesday, March 31 at 1:00 P.M. Eastern to discuss how instructional coaches can support educators – and take care of themselves -  during this stressful time.…

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April 2020

Webinar: Supporting students in stressful times

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to talk with experts on social and emotional learning (SEL) and trauma-sensitive teaching about how you can stay connected with your students and help them navigate these stressful times.

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Webinar: How to lead when the path isn’t clear

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Superintendents, principals, and other leaders on the front lines are making decisions that impact teachers, support staff, parents, and students. Although the path isn’t always clear, choices have to be made quickly. Join us as we hear national, district, and school-level leaders describe how they are working hard to ensure teaching and learning continues.

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Webinar: Learning from coaches: Supporting educators in a virtual world

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Now that we are working and leading in a virtual environment, join us for an exploration of how coaches are traversing the challenges of distance professional learning, and remaining connected to the teachers they support.

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Creativity in schools: Live Q&A featuring Frederick Brown

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

What contributes to greatness? Learning Forward’s Chief Learning Officer/Deputy Frederick Brown will participate in a conversation about the documentary In Search of Greatness to explore how learning, coaches, creativity, and resilience all play a role in building expertise and excellence. Engage with the panel on Wednesday, April 22, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern. The documentary investigates how some of the greatest athletes of all time describe their own journeys. Make the connection to education and professional learning with several thought leaders…

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Webinar: Teaching in an online world – it’s getting real

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will focus on resources, strategies, and tangible ideas that all educators in this new online world are encouraged to borrow. Our panelists are in the midst of this right along with you and have agreed to share their own journeys and lessons learned in an effort to help build success.

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Twitter chat: Podcasts as professional learning

April 30 - May 1

1 - 2:00 P.M. Eastern Podcasts are a great way to learn something new, especially at a time when personalized and flexible professional learning is more valuable than ever. Join us for a Twitter chat about how to boost your learning with podcasts. We’ll be joined by the hosts of myPD UnPlugged from the Long Beach Unified School District, Nader Twal, Amy Pendray, and Jennifer Crockett, who were featured in the latest issue of #LearnFwdTLP. Come prepared to share your…

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May 2020

Webinar: Adapting high-quality instructional materials for a virtual teaching context

May 7

Recent research affirms how critical high-quality curriculum resources are to the student learning experience. So what happens when the world of schooling changes in an instant? How do educators adapt their use of materials in a new and often uncharted virtual environment?

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Webinar: Remote but accessible: Reaching students of all abilities during distance learning

May 14
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Deadline: Free shipping on all books

May 20
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Webinar: Learning without barriers: Supporting English learners during distance learning

May 21
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Webinar: All means all: Equity challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis

May 28
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June 2020

Webinar: Learning from coaches: End strong, begin stronger!

June 4

As the school year closes, instructional coaches are still hard at work. They are taking the many lessons learned in the last quarter of this school year and using those lessons to plan for a strong, if uncertain, year ahead. Join us for an exploration of how coaches are traversing the challenges of distance professional learning, remaining connected to the teachers they support, and applying their expertise in accelerating teacher learning.

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Webinar: Minimizing the COVID slide: Extending summer learning

June 11
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Webinar: Preparing for re-opening: Building resilience and flexibility

June 18
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Webinar: Preparing for re-opening – creating an instructional plan

June 25
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July 2020

Webinar: Educating for racial equity: Equipping oneself with anti-racist strategies

July 23
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Webinar: Welcoming your team to a new school year: Engaging all educators

July 30
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August 2020

Webinar: Reopening schools – what does hybrid mean?

August 6
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Webinar: Meeting the needs of our youngest learners

August 13
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Webinar: Assessment approaches for today’s learning environments

August 20
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Webinar: Attending to the health and wellness of educators as the school year starts

August 27
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September 2020

Webinar: Connecting with families when it’s more important than ever

September 3
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Webinar: My Plan C: Preparing for the Next Wave: Making mid-course corrections to our COVID plans

September 10
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Webinar: Learning from coaches: Supporting teams and individuals

September 17
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July 2020

Twitter chat: Coaching during COVID

July 21

1 - 2:00 P.M. Eastern Join us Tuesday, July 21, at 1 p.m. Eastern for a Twitter chat about coaching, focused on the articles in the most recent issue of The Learning Professional. We’ll talk about building resilience, maintaining relationships, managing the unexpected in the new school year, and more. Hear from magazine contributors, connect with peers, and share your ideas and questions. To join the chat, follow #LearnFwdTLP. Add to calendar (iCal/Outlook) | Add to calendar (Google) Share with…

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December 2020

Annual Conference: Virtual for 2020

December 6 - December 8
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September 2020

Twitter chat: Turning to technology

September 11

Join us on Friday, September 11, from 1 - 2:00 P.M. Eastern to talk about leveraging technology for professional learning during this unusual school year. With the latest issue of The Learning Professional as inspiration, we’ll talk about online and bug-in ear coaching, using tech to build teams, maintaining a relationship focus during virtual learning, and more. Come with your ideas and questions and get ready to connect! To join the chat, follow #LearnFwdTLP. Add to calendar (Google)

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Webinar: Beginning teachers in a virtual world

September 24
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October 2020

Webinar: Investing in adult learners: recruiting, supporting, and retaining educators of color in a virtual world

October 8
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Webinar: Equity-centered leadership in challenging times

October 22
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November 2020

Webinar: Early childhood virtual learning

November 12
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Webinar: Virtual professional learning structures and strategies

November 19
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October 2020

Webinar: Principal leadership & the role of the principal supervisor

October 20
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Webinar: A collaborative, individualized coaching approach: MTP

October 28
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