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December 2016

2016 Vancouver Conference

December 3, 2016 @ 2:00 am - December 7, 2016 @ 11:00 am
Vancouver Convention Centre, Pan Pacific Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 3C1, 1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C Canada

Learning Forward's 2016 Annual Conference in Vancouver, B.C., Canada Dec. 3-7 provides educators with outstanding content and valuable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional learning back home to the educators with whom they work. Gain practical solutions to the challenges you face in your classroom, school, or district every day. Our conference offers powerful strategies to build school leader capacity.

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March 2017

Deadline: Academy Applications

March 14, 2017 - March 15, 2017

Apply for Learning Forward's Academy by March 15, 2017. Hurry before availalble slots fill up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhQpXSPPyHg What is the Learning Forward Academy? The Learning Forward Academy is an extended and profound learning experience that immerses members in a model of inquiry- and problem-based learning. Academy members work collaboratively to gain knowledge to solve significant student learning problems in their schools, districts, or organizations. The Learning Forward Academy seeks to understand individual members' needs and then assist them in meeting objectives…

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Deadline: The Learning Professional, August 2017 Article Submissions

March 21, 2017 - March 22, 2017

Write for The Learning Professional Beginning with the February 2017 issue, the journal of Learning Forward will be known as The Learning Professional. We will continue to produce several stories around a topic, focus, or theme. However, we have added space to run a variety of stories in each issue that are non-thematic. Now, we welcome your submissions on all professional learning topics at any time! Please see 2017 manuscript deadline dates below for upcoming issues. Theme: Early Learning Manuscript…

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April 2017

Free webinar: Using the SAI

April 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Explore how schools, districts and states use the Standards Assessment Inventory to measure the impact of professional learning, identify strengths and areas of priority, and drive professional learning planning.

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Deadline: The Learning Professional, October 2017 Article Submissions

April 14, 2017 - April 15, 2017

Write for The Learning Professional Beginning with the February 2017 issue, the journal of Learning Forward will be known as The Learning Professional. We will continue to produce several stories around a topic, focus, or theme. However, we have added space to run a variety of stories in each issue that are non-thematic. Now, we welcome your submissions on all professional learning topics at any time! Please see 2017 manuscript deadline dates below for upcoming issues. Theme: #PLNext (The Future…

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Webinar: Tools for Equity and Excellence

April 24, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Tools and strategies to help states use ESSA to advance learning and improvement systems.

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May 2017

Deadline: The Learning Professional, December 2017 Article Submissions

May 14, 2017 - May 15, 2017

Write for The Learning Professional Beginning with the February 2017 issue, the journal of Learning Forward will be known as The Learning Professional. We will continue to produce several stories around a topic, focus, or theme. However, we have added space to run a variety of stories in each issue that are non-thematic. Now, we welcome your submissions on all professional learning topics at any time! Please see 2017 manuscript deadline dates below for upcoming issues. Theme: Culture Club: Creating…

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July 2017

Deadline: The Learning Professional, February 2018 Article Submissions

July 14, 2017 - July 15, 2017

Write for The Learning Professional Beginning with the February 2017 issue, the journal of Learning Forward will be known as The Learning Professional. We will continue to produce several stories around a topic, focus, or theme. However, we have added space to run a variety of stories in each issue that are non-thematic. Now, we welcome your submissions on all professional learning topics at any time! Please see 2017 manuscript deadline dates below for upcoming issues. Theme: Rural & Remote…

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Learning Forward’s Summer Institutes – Denver, Colorado

July 20, 2017 @ 2:00 am - July 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Learning Forward’s Institutes offer intensive learning that digs deeper into the topics that matter to you. Get the tools, strategies, and skills you need to boost educator performance and student success. Registration and pricing coming soon.

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August 2017

Webinar: Speak up for Title II: Become a Professional Learning Advocate

August 15, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am

Build your skills to advocate for professional learning during this federal budget season and beyond. Our immediate advocacy priority is urging policymakers to restore Title IIA funding, which is the primary source of federal funds for professional learning. This free webinar will cover Learning Forward’s policy efforts overall, and offer an update on the federal budget process and timeline. Also, attendees will learn how to advocate for Title II, including: Creating an elevator speech Contacting your senator Arranging site visits…

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Title II Day of Action

August 28, 2017 - August 29, 2017
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Webinar: Speak up for Title II: Effective Story Telling

August 29, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
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September 2017

Webinar: Speak up for Title II: Outreach Strategies for Advocacy

September 12, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
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Apply by September 15 to become a board member

September 14, 2017 - September 15, 2017
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Webinar: Speak up for Title II: Evidence and Evaluation Data

September 26, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 am
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October 2017

Deadline: The Learning Professional, April 2018 Article Submissions

October 14, 2017 - October 15, 2017

Write for The Learning Professional Beginning with the February 2017 issue, the journal of Learning Forward will be known as The Learning Professional. We will continue to produce several stories around a topic, focus, or theme. However, we have added space to run a variety of stories in each issue that are non-thematic. Now, we welcome your submissions on all professional learning topics at any time! Please see 2017 manuscript deadline dates below for upcoming issues. Theme: Professional Learning in…

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Early conference registration deadline

October 30, 2017 - October 31, 2017

The last day to get the early registration discount for the Annual Conference is October 31

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November 2017

Board of Trustees – Vote now!

November 5, 2017 - November 11, 2017

The membership of Learning Forward is invited to vote to fill two open positions. Voting closes on November 11 at 5:00 pm ET.

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December 2017

Learning Forward Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida

December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 am - December 6, 2017 @ 11:00 am
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830 United States
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Learning Forward’s Annual Conference 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.

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Bookstore Holiday Shipping Notification

December 22, 2017 - January 2, 2018

Due to the holidays, shipping will be delayed from Saturday, December 23 to Tuesday, January 2.

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February 2018

Write for The Learning Professional

February 15, 2018

The topic is the intersection of curriculum and professional learning.

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Webinar: Teaching in the Machine Age

February 21, 2018 @ 3:00 am - 4:00 am

Gain an understanding of the ways in which education systems may leverage technology to commoditize teacher professional expertise, thereby ensuring that every student has access to high-quality teaching.

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Webinar: Reaching All Students: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) under ESSA

February 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Discuss the implications for how to integrate SEL strategies and outcomes into your own professional learning programs.

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March 2018

Scholarships and grants application deadline

March 15, 2018

Last day to apply for scholarships and grants.

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Academy application deadline

March 15, 2018

Last day to apply for Learning Forward’s Academy.

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Webinar: Leveraging ESSA’s Title II for Job-Embedded Professional Development

March 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how states can ensure their policies help develop and support a diverse pipeline of teachers along a career continuum toward greater mastery and leadership.

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April 2018

Webinar: Taking the Lead – Roles for Teachers and Teacher Leaders

April 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn about the 10 roles described in the second edition of Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teachers and School-based Coaches, how the roles contribute to teaching quality and student learning, and an overview of the knowledge, skills, and practices associated with each role.​​

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Webinar: How Teacher Leadership, Career Ladders and Re-licensure can Support Teaching for Deeper Learning

April 25, 2018 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the second in a series of webinars about policy and program structures that can support teaching for deeper learning.

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May 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway

May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018

How are you inspired by teachers? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter and include #Inspiredbyteachers in your post. The person who gets the most retweets or shares during May 7-11 wins an iPad.

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Webinar: Building a Case for Connecting High-Quality Curricula and Team-Based Professional Learning

May 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hear about the latest research confirming the importance of high-quality curriculum and instructional materials to impact equitable outcomes for students.

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Webinar: Building a Continuum of Leadership Learning and Support: Principals and Central Office

May 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The goal of this webinar is to focus on a continuum of support that is needed among building-based leadership roles to impact teaching and learning.

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Webinar: Building Educator Capacity to Implement High-Quality Curricula: The Role of Teacher Leaders, Open Education Resources, and Evidence-Centered Design

May 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hear from national experts about ways professional learning communities and instructional teams can effectively use Open Education Resources (OER) and data from well-designed assessments to chart an effective teaching and learning path.

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June 2018

Advocacy Team (A-Team) action conversation

June 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Do you have a desire to make a difference for the nation and your school? Join us for an advocacy call, to get a federal update from Capitol Hill and some tools for you to use in the upcoming federal and local funding battles.

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Webinar: Bridging the Continuum: Teacher Preparation and Induction for Deeper Learning

June 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Learning Policy Institute, Learning Forward, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) will present the third webinar in the series, State Efforts for Building an Effective, Diverse Teacher Workforce.

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Webinar: Advocacy A-Team Action Call

June 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Congress has been busy and Title II appropriations are moving. Join us for an A-Team Action Call on Thursday, June 28 at 3 pm ET to hear the up-to-the-minute federal update and to get some tips on sharing your professional learning story.

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July 2018

Summer Institutes 2018

July 19, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Learning Forward's Summer Institutes will be in Portland, Oregon the summer of 2018.

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Academy Class of 2019’s Session #3

July 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Implement the activities, actions and strategies specified in the logic model, aligned with the SMART goals. Deepen the knowledge, skills and understanding about the change process, assessing program progress with research-based tools, and how to apply this learning, with coach feedback, to implement change in the workplace.

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Academy Class of 2020’s Session #1

July 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Plan and refine the problem of practice (PoP), addressing a challenge in the workplace that needs to be solved. The PoP evolves from a basic statement to a comprehensive, inquiry-based learning plan. Learn the professional learning definition, principles, standards, continuous improvement cycle and evaluation levels.

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Webinar: Sharing Title II Success Stories

July 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us as we make the case for Congress about the importance of Title II. We want to share some of the stories that are resonating with members, think about what makes these stories powerful, and how you can document your own evidence and impact story.

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Deadline: Early bird discount

July 31, 2018

Register now to save up to $125 at Learning Forward's 2018 Annual Conference. The theme for the 2018 Learning Forward Annual Conference is All learners, many perspectives, one community.

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September 2018

Webinar: Collecting and Leveraging Evidence of Professional Learning Impact

September 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will focus on state and district approaches to measuring the impact of professional learning. In addition, this webinar will provide information on impact requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and how these requirements can be leveraged to strengthen professional learning in your school or district.

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Professional Learning: Practice and Impact

September 27, 2018

Watch the live stream of today's special Capitol Hill briefing in Washington, DC, at noon - 1:30 p.m. ET. “Professional Learning: Practice and Impact”  will provide information for Congress, the Administration, and K-12 education stakeholders about the impact of Title II-A funds in schools and districts across the country. The event will bring together nationally recognized professional development practitioner experts to focus on how Title II-A supported initiatives in instructional coaching, mentoring, and team teaching are making a difference in teacher practice…

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October 2018

Deadline: The Learning Professional, February 2019 Article Submissions

October 15, 2018

In this issue, we will explore how professional learning can bolster teaching and learning during student, teacher, leader, and policy transitions.

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Deadline: Early registration discount

October 31, 2018

Save up to $50 per person when registering for the Annual Conference by October 31.

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November 2018

Webinar: Social and Emotional Learning: How to Implement What We Know from the Research

November 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Learning Forward for this important webinar to explore what is meant by social emotional learning, how it is implemented in classrooms and what is needed in terms of professional learning for all educators to ensure that there is equitable access to these skills.

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Webinar: State Supports for Title II Implementation

November 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

With the U.S. Department of Education having approved all state Every Student Succeeds Act plans, states and districts are busy translating those plans into practice. This webinar will feature an opportunity to hear how two key states are implementing Title II and to learn what resources, tools, and messaging they are using to support districts and to build evidence on behalf of the program.

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Academy Class of 2019’s Session #4

November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Evaluate the learning plan by applying an assessment model that includes how to plan, conduct and report the evaluation. Progress toward the intended results is continually measured. Data is collected as evidence of how the initial, intermediate and final outcomes related to changes in the organization, educator practice and student achievement are being met. Measuring impact heightens system accountability.

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Academy Class of 2020’s Session #2

November 30, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm

Develop learning plans and TPOVs by applying the knowledge, skills and understanding about change theory, the logic model, innovation configurations, KASAB (Knowledge, Attitude, Skills, Aspirations, Beliefs), and the evaluation process. Design SMART goals that address organization, educator and student outcomes. The learning plan includes a logic model which provides a detailed blueprint of how to develop, implement and assess the effectiveness of the change.

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December 2018

Learning Forward Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas

December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 am - December 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am

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.

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Academy Class of 2018’s Session #5

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Communicate the Learning Plan results through comprehensive reporting that includes evidence of the impact in their settings. Analysis and interpretation of data, as well as the implications of the findings and next steps, are detailed. TPOVs are also shared.

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Academy Class of 2018’s Graduation

December 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

After 2.5 years of extended and profound learning that immersed Academy members in a model of inquiry- and problem-based learning, the Academy Class of 2018 will graduate on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center.

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January 2019

Deadline: The Learning Professional, April 2019 Article Submissions

January 2, 2019

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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February 2019

Deadline: Sign Proclamation

February 1, 2019

Learning Forward's Proclamation for Professional Learning will be delivered to key members of the new U.S. Congress in early 2019. Please add your name to the signatures to show Congress how important professional learning is to student success.

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Deadline: The Learning Professional, June 2019 Article Submissions

February 1, 2019

This issue will examine the role educator and administrator networks play in school improvement and student learning.

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Deadline: Call for proposals

February 4, 2019

Submit your proposals for the 2019 Learning Forward Annual Conference in St. Louis, Missouri -- Gateway to success: Our learning. Their future.

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Webinar: Getting Started: Designing Next Generation Professional Learning

February 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If we want educators to design next generation learning experiences for students, they need to know what it feels like as learners. This webinar invites you to rethink professional development by playing an interactive game.

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Webinar: Taking the Next Step: Implementing Next Generation Professional Learning

February 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you’re ready to reimagine professional learning in your school or district but not sure where to start, this webinar is designed to spark inspiration and help set you on your path. You’ll learn from educators across the country who are currently implementing innovative professional learning models.

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March 2019

Webinar: Hearing from Districts: Measuring the Impact of Professional Learning

March 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hear from three district leaders as they highlight strategies, interventions, and tools that are currently being used to measure the impact of professional learning in their districts.

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Deadline: Scholarships and grants application

March 15, 2019

Last day to apply for scholarships and grants.

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