Excellent Teaching and Learning Every Day

Summer Institutes

July 20-23, 2017

Denver, Colorado 

Learning Forward’s Summer Institutes offer intensive learning that digs deeper into the topics that matter to you. Participants work on real problems to leave with tools, strategies, and skills that can be implemented the very second they get back to their school.

At the Summer Institutes, the atmosphere of professional learning is contagious. Every year, attendees leave energized to work with their colleagues to begin resolving barriers to student achievement.

Get the tools you need to boost educator performance and student success.

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Summer Institutes. We had a great time! See you next year.


Thursday-Friday, July 20-21    
Session Title  Speaker(s) Flex Session* 
Assessing the Impact & Coherence of Your Professional Learning
 Thomas Guskey
 Michelle Bowman 
 Nick Morgan
The Feedback Process: Transforming Feedback for Professional Learning  Joellen Killion
Developing and Supporting Instructional Coaches  Heather Clifton
 Chris Bryan
 *Flex sessions may register for either one or two days. All other sessions are two days.

Saturday-Sunday, July 22-23    
Session Title  Speaker(s) Flex Session* 
Building Your Educational Leadership Skill Set
 Jennifer Abrams Yes
Becoming a Learning Team

Kelly Baugh
Gretchen Polivka
Dwayne Young

Becoming a Learning Principal
 Kay Psencik
 Eric Brooks
 *Flex sessions may register for either one or two days. All other sessions are two days.
Institute pricing

2-day member $424.00
2-day non-member $504.00
4-day member $724.00
4-day non-member $804.00


Marriott City Center Denver
1701 California Street
Denver, CO 80202, US

This year, Learning Forward is excited to host the Summer Institutes in the heart of downtown Denver. Surrounded by breathtaking views and local attractions, this Mile High hotel offers a fun and comfortable atmosphere.

Denver Marriot

What Others Are Saying
"The best professional development activity I have ever engaged in. The atmosphere created was very conducive to learning.”
                -Chanda Telleen,
       Past Institute Attendee

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