First Year Teacher Collaboration – Tuesday, April 21 at 11:30 am via Zoom

You are invited to join us as we brainstorm ways we are planning to celebrate our first year teachers over the next few weeks:

Topic: New Teacher Celebrations (Brainstorming hangout)
Time: Apr 21, 2020 11:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 982 5484 8378 Password: 006737

Join Zoom Meeting: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__zoom.us_j_98254848378-3Fpwd-3DTjNEb0JJbFJEMzhxTVBldVRjd3lhZz09&d=DwIGaQ&c=nMPB1WVV-czIU7VLzl-iZg&r=CuPoijKwnooffDFQJAZCym0ZG8captaqAghXI7d35GA&m=j8gWkg8_EHVavXdSayq3j6ySE7T8v2Wq1P10I8CY3Pw&s=lS-aHKoTB5de073QsG1F8aC-2xr-ZXQYqaCr-hZ0ojY&e=

We would love to have you join us!
Jennifer Morris
jmorris@mesquiteisd.org

NEW END TIME- LFNTX April 17 Virtual Gathering: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, hosted by Mesquite ISD

We will wrap up before noon when the governor speaks.

We look forward to gathering virtually and supporting one another during this unprecedented time. Join via Zoom at 11:00: https://zoom.us/j/899765714?pwd=MnN2M1VRa1E4VGRnZWxpZDk3Tnhadz09 (password: 4UxAYi).

Prior to our gathering, please think about the following:
– What have been the biggest challenges for your district during this time?
– What types of learning have your teachers needed most during this time? How has this been provided?
– What do you anticipate being the biggest need(s) of your district when we transition back to face-to-face school?
– What are you seeing now that you hope will continue once we’re back to face-to-face school?

Special Guests:
We are excited to welcome Learning Forward West Texas to our virtual collaboration!

November 15, 2019

Host: Keller ISD
Keller ISD Administration Building
350 W. Keller Pkwy, Keller TX 76248

Morning session will be collaborative time in one of the focus areas we have agreed to work on as a team this year:
– Alternative Forms of PL
– Leadership Development
– Measuring Impact of PL
– Micro-credentials/Badging
– New Teacher Induction
– Professional Learning for Support Staff

In our afternoon session we will be exploring the many opportunities that Keller ISD has implemented to grow teacher leaders in the classroom. During our interactive carousel you will have the chance to learn about each of these and share ideas from your own districts.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

Looking Forward

LFNTX in 2019-2020

As we look ahead to our busy summer season, we want to make sure we get our collaborative time marked on our calendars for the 2019-20 school year! If you are would like to host a Learning Forward North Texas Meeting we would love to bring the learning to YOU!!

Sign up Genius for 2019-2020 LFNTX Hosts

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.

Host Responsibilities:

  • Secure a location: We generally have between 30-50 attendees. Make sure you have enough room for this active collaborative group!
  • Provide water and light snacks
  • Design the afternoon learning.

2018-19 Topic Feedback:

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


Learning together: Do you have a summer conference you would like to advertise or invite our LFNTX community to participate in? Send an email to ashley.helms@pisd.edu by 6/1/2019 and we will include your event in our June post! 

Hope to see you all at Learning Forward Texas! If you haven’t registered…space is limited and filling fast, sign up today!

https://www.learningforwardtexasconference.com/

May 10th, 2019

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Join us for the last LFNTX Meeting of the year!!
Frisco ISD Transportation West
10701 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX

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Our morning session will be spent as a collaborative team 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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Think about a Professional Learning Celebration from the year that you would like to highlight with our LFNTX Family! We will use a protocol to share our celebrations and ideas. If you have an area of need as we approach our busy summer season, please bring that, as well. We will use a critical friends protocol to provide support to each other.

We look forward to seeing you in May! 

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November 9th, 2018

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Host: Mesquite ISD Professional Development Center

2600 Motley Dr.

Mesquite, TX 75150

RSVP: Please RSVP by 11/6/2018 if you are able to attend!
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This month our group has a unique opportunity to collaborate with Learning Forward Texas as feedback partners for the newest module: Cultivating Leadership: Facilitation Skills that Foster Collaborative Practice. We will be providing feedback and applying our collective expertise to refine and perfect this learning experience before it is ready for publication!

The complete module will be divided into segments in order to accommodate our unique learning community. You are still welcome to attend for morning, afternoon, or BOTH!

Make sure to bring a device with you!

OCtober 19, 2018 (6).pngNovember: Don’t forget that the nominations for the Learning Forward Texas Awards are due on November 16th. For more information, check out: https://www.learningforwardtexas.org/awards

December: We replace our monthly meeting with the Learning Forward National Conference. For more information: https://conference.learningforward.org/

January: In January we will resume regularly scheduled meetings as we convene in Lewisville ISD on January 18th. In October we narrowed the focus of our morning collaboration time  to three projects:

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

We look forward to seeing you in November, and then at the Conference in December!

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September LFNTX Meeting

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Host: Highland Park ISD

Location: SMU Harold Hall (Bldg. 42); Harold Clark Simmons Hall Room 101A 

6401 Airline Rd, Dallas, TX 75205

RSVP by September 21, 2018: Once you fill out the Google form to RSVP, you will be pre-registered for the SMU campus wifi, included in the lunch count, and sent a map and directions for parking.

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Link to RSVP

Important information: Our HPISD friends will be providing lunch for all who RSVP,  parking at SMU is $5.00.

September 29, 2018 (1)

We will begin our morning setting the direction for our collaborative/critical friends groups! Please bring your problems of practice, projects you need feedback on, and topics you would like to see us work collaboratively on throughout the year! We will set the focus for our collaborative time together at this meeting.

September 29, 2018 (1)

In our first regular LFNTX meeting of the year we will spend some time collectively reflecting on our individual summer learning, support for new teacher’s, and start to the 2018-19 school year. We will use our reflections to outline priorities and plan our learning for the year.

We are looking forward to learning together this year! Please forward this invitation to anyone in your organization or professional learning network who would benefit to from the learning or add to our group’s continued success!

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2018-19 Meeting Dates & Locations

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We are excited to publish our 2018-19 Meeting Schedule! Please mark your calendars now, and plan to join us as we connect, collaborate, learn, and lead together!

  • September 28, 2018: Highland Park ISD @ SMU
  • October 19, 2018: Keller ISD
  • November 9, 2018: Mesquite ISD
  • January 18, 2019: Lewisville ISD
  • February 22, 2019: Richardson ISD
  • April 12, 2019: Plano ISD
  • May 10, 2019: Frisco 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.

2018-19 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!