LFNTX 2019-2020

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We are excited to publish our 2019-2020 Meeting Schedule! Please mark your calendars now, and plan to join us as we connect, collaborate, learn, and lead together!

  • September 13th: Fort Worth ISD
  • October 25th: Dallas ISD
  • November 15th: Keller ISD
  • January 17th: Birdville ISD
  • February 28th: Plano ISD
  • April 17th: Mesquite ISD
  • May 15th: Richardson ISD

Meeting Times:

  • 9:00-11:30am: Collaborative/Critical Friend Groups
    • We would love to have you join us as we work on projects, give/get feedback, and collaborate on topics that are set by the group in attendance.
  • 1pm-3pm: LFNTX Meetings
    • Our regular meetings feature best practices in professional learning, facilitation, and feedback.

2019-20 Topics:

To provide our host districts with a little direction as they plan the facilitated learning portion of our day, please complete the survey below to indicate your district needs/interest.

Topic Feedback Form

Prior to each meeting we will post updated information, RSVP links, topics and directions. Sign-up for updates, or check back for more information!


April 12, 2019


Host: Plano ISD
Plano ISD Administration Building
2700 W. 15th Street, Plano TX 75075

Link to map

Joining us?  RSVP for 4/12/2019


Morning session will be collaborative time in one of the three focus areas we have agreed to work on as a team this year: 

  • New Teacher Support
  • Alternative Forms of PD
  • Measuring Impact of PD


Ice Breakers. Team Builders. Grounding Exercises. Relational Capacity

Research shows that adult learning is relational. Together we will explore structures and activities that create connection and builds a pathway for participants and facilitators to learn together. Join us for a high-energy, hands-on afternoon, and leave with ideas you can use this summer as you lead professional learning.

We look forward to seeing you in February! 


February 22, 2019

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Host: Richardson ISD
RISD Professional Development Center (PDC)
701 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, TX 75080
We will be meeting in our Auditorium, 1st floor of Building B.  Please park in the back lot off of Floyd and Beltline.

Link to map

Joining us?  RSVP for 2/22/2019

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Morning session will be collaborative time in one of the three focus areas we have agreed to work on as a team this year: 

  • New Teacher Support
  • Alternative Forms of PD
  • Measuring Impact of PD
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Designing and delivering valuable professional learning for everyone else….In our afternoon together we will explore the challenges and rewards of supporting our paraprofessional and non-instructional support staff.  RISD will share current ways they are providing learning opportunities and invite other districts to share their needs and successes to meet the professional learning goals of ALL employees.

We look forward to seeing you in February! 


January 18th, 2019

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Host: Lewisville ISD

Location: The Lewisville Administrative Center

1565 A West Main Street

Lewisville 75067

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Morning session will be collaborative time in one of the three focus areas we have agreed to work on as a team this year: 

·      New Teacher Support

·      Alternative Forms of PD

·      Measuring Impact of PD

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Lewisville ISD professional learning team will share how they have tackled the challenge to provide relevant and continuous learning for all in a large district through a variety of ways. Lewisville will spotlight their 3- year support plan for new teachers and multiple online learning avenues including video library, Canvas online courses, and Twitter chats and book studies. Walk away with ideas of structures and resources to support continuous learning for all in your district.

We look forward to seeing you in January! 


October 19, 2018

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Host: Keller ISD

Location: 350 Keller Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248

Rooms will be Texas 1 and 4
You will enter the building through the east side where you will see the signs that say “Teacher Training Center.” 

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We will begin our morning continuing our work together to set direction and purpose for our work together. Please complete this survey to help direct our time together.

Topic Survey

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In the afternoon the PL Team from Keller ISD will be sharing a few tips and tricks on conference planning. We will spotlight Keller University, their annual learning conference, and share ways they have grown the conference over the last four years and ways they have made it unique to create a fun learning environment for our teachers. This will be an interactive afternoon of learning that will help you plan for meaningful and memorable learning in your district!


November 16, 2017

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Learning Forward North Texas Monthly Meeting

  • Forney ISD Administration Building
  • 600 S Bois D Arc St, Forney, TX 75126
  • For more information, contact: Dana Curry, dana.curry@forneyisd.net
  • Please complete this form to RSVP

arketing thinking and developmentProblem Of Practice: Through collaborative inquiry and research we will meet the diverse needs of adult learners through differentiated professional learning.

Professional Learning Community: At our first meeting in September, we worked to collaboratively set our “Problem of Practice” that we will be working through as a group for this year, and in October we worked through a better understanding of some the key understandings and issues we face.

This month we will be looking at specific learning designs used in various professional learning settings. Come ready to learn from and with each other.

Follow our progress, or add to the discussion on twitter by using the hashtag: #lfntxpop 


arketing thinking and development (3)In the afternoon Forney ISD will share with us the process they have used to build their innovative school calendar that focuses on embedding time for professional learning. They will share their thinking about minutes and days, but also take us deeper into the logistics of planning for teacher learning, and how that planning will impact their students. We will also hear from a special group of students who have unique insight into what meaningful professional learning can look like. Join us for an afternoon of insight and innovation as we work through the process and the products of professional learning planning.

Bring with you: A copy of your current school calendar.