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. Register for the 2017 Summer Institutes today.


Thursday-Friday, July 20-21    
Session Title  Speaker(s) Flex Session* 
The Feedback Process: The Power of Learner-Focused Feedback
 Joellen Killion Yes
Technology-enhanced  Professional  Learning: Blended Learning & Micro Credentials 
 Nanci Meza

 Amber Paynter

Developing and Supporting Instructional Coaches  Heather Clifton
 Chris Bryan
Assessing the Impact & Coherence of Your Professional Learning
 Thomas Guskey
 Michelle King
 Nick Morgan
 *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* 

Elevating Teacher Leadership

 Ann Delehant
 Cindy Harrison
Building Your Educational Leadership Skill Set
 Jennifer Abrams Yes
Becoming a Learning Team
 Stephanie Hirsh
 Tracy Crow
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
now thru 6/1/2017 after 6/1/2017
2-day member $399.00 $424.00
2-day non-member $479.00 $504.00
4-day member $699.00 $724.00
4-day non-member $779.00 $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. Book your room at the Denver Marriott.

Book before June 26th to get a special Learning Forward Attendee Rate (subject to availability):

  • Single Occupancy: $184.00
  • Double Occupancy: $184.00
  • Triple Occupancy: $204.00
  • Quadruple Occupancy: $224.00

A penalty of one night's room and tax will be charged for any individual room cancellation made after Friday June 9th, 2017. For a group hold of four or more guest rooms, any cancellations made after June 1, 2017 by a group will be charged for all nights reserved.
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,
       Educational Consultant