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2017 Annual Conference: Learning Beyond the Horizon

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando Florida

  • Learning Forward Orlando Conference

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    The Learning Forward Annual Conference will be in Orlando Florida, December 2-6, 2017, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Learn more.

Learning Forward Conference

About Learning Forward's Annual Conference, December 2-6, 2017

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. See the keynote speakers, thought leaders, and preconference sessions here: Orlando Early Bird brochure 


Conference location

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Directions

Hotel reservations

Returning presenters

Presenters may view submitted proposals. Notification regarding the status of proposals will be sent by 4/6/2017.

Access proposal system


What you can expect

Learning Forward Conference

Conference features

  • Ticketed sessions mean your presenter is expecting you and has materials read
  • Two-, three-, and five-hour sessions to promote deeper learning
  • Exhibitors offer valuable products and resources
  • Welcome reception
  • Sit-down meals during general sessions facilitate networking and promote relationships

The program

  • Develop new knowledge and hone existing skills
  • Engage in meaningful conversations with thought leaders and colleagues
  • Preconference sessions delve more deeply into priority areas
  • Cutting edge keynote speakers
  • Technology Showcase with solutions to address your professional learning challenges
  • Networking meet ups with skilled facilitators
Learning Forward Conference
Learning Forward Conference

Who should attend?

  • Central office administrators
  • Superintendents
  • Teacher leaders / coaches
  • School-based teams
  • Principals / assistant principals
  • University / college of education
  • Policymakers and decision makers
  • Technical assistance providers

Conference focus areas

 

Data

How do successful schools and teams use data to drive decision making for instruction, professional learning, and resource allocation?

 

Emerging issues

What future issues need to be addressed to ensure educators are teaching future-ready skills?

 

Equity

How do you acquire the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to create culturally proficient learning systems that meet the academic and social needs of all demographic groups?

 

Implementation

How do educators working at the team, school or district/division level apply the change process to transform professional learning?

 

Leadership

How do you develop, support, and strengthen the leadership of all educators to ensure all students are learning at high levels?

 

Learning communities

How do you organize communities that focus on continuous growth, collaborative professional learning, and collective responsibility?

 

Learning designs

How do you develop learning designs and strengthen skills in planning, facilitating, presenting, and advancing effective, ongoing professional learning?

 

Outcomes

How do you integrate educator and student performance standards and research-based practices to improve student learning?

 

Resources

How can you leverage technology, time, finances, and human capital for implementation of professional learning?

 

Technology

How can technology be leveraged as a resource to transform and facilitate for professional learning?

 
 

What others are saying...

"I learned so much from educators all over the world and onsite meals added to the sense of community and also was time-efficient."

—Teacher leader/coach, Maryland

"It is a great place to learn with and from others who are passionate about the work of leading learning. The people who attend, both presenters and attendees, are fabulous, open to connecting/networking and live in a learning stance."

—District administrator, Minnesota

"Excellent opportunity to gain resources, and information that will lead to a more informed teaching practice within any classroom."

—Teacher leader/coach, British Columbia


What makes our conference special?

What makes Learning Forward’s Annual Conference THE learning conference?

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.

Upcoming conferences

2017 – Orlando, Dec. 2-6
2018 – Dallas, Dec. 1-5
2019 – St. Louis, Dec. 7-11