January 26, 2018

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

We have spent the fall learning together and establishing a common understanding of our problem. In this first meeting of 2018 we will begin working on our collaborative product: A Professional Learning Handbook

We are hoping to create a tool that we can all use or adapt in our settings to provide an accessible resource of best practices for new and experienced facilitators.

Other products will surely emerge as we work towards “solving” our problem of practice, and we are excited about the collaborative work ahead as we all work together to ensure meaningful learning for teachers across North Texas!

What to Bring: Resources, articles, books, and your brain! We will start to form teams that will define the section of our handbook and then we will get to work!

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Professional Learning: A Year in Review

Start preparing NOW for a powerful meeting of the minds during our learning portion of our time together!! While you are attending the Learning Forward Conference, plan to bring your best learning, biggest AHA, or must share with you in January! If you aren’t attending the Learning Forward National Conference, that is OK…we know you have been learning elsewhere this year!!

We will have the opportunity to share with and learn from each other during our afternoon time together!

As always, feel free to bring your lunch and bring a friend! Looking forward to seeing you all in January!

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October 20th, 2017

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Please join us for this powerful learning opportunity!


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. This month we will begin learning with and from each other as we share resources and/or thinking that will help us further define our problem and the work we will need to do in order to create meaningful solutions.

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

We will be focusing on the first part of the problem: Adult Learners have diverse learning needs.

Please come prepared to share something with the group that will help us define and explore the diverse learning needs we encounter in leading adult learning. Consider:

  • Bringing an article to share (20ish copies)
  • Identifying challenges in your role that you are willing to share.
  • Tweeting resources or thinking using the hashtag: #lfntxpop

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During our regular meeting the team from Arlington ISD will be facilitating our group as we think together and learn from each other.

How To: Grow your Professional Learning Networks using Twitter
It’s evident that social media has been utilized to connect people across the world. Many platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat have over millions of account users engaged in interactions a daily basis. While there are many platforms to consider utilizing to grow your professional learning network, we’ll explore Twitter.
Participants will engage in the learning through the lens of supporting novice to intermediate adult learners in understanding the benefits of growing your professional learning network and ways to seek individual agency.

Arlington ISD

AISD Mac Bernd Professional Development Center (PDC) is located at

1111 W. Arbrook Blvd. Arlington, Texas 76015.

Please RSVP to Gaya Jefferson gjeffers@aisd.net and follow the AISD PL Team on twitter via @aisdlearning


September 8th, 2017

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We are excited to kick off our LFNTX Collaborative Work TOGETHER in Fort Worth ISD!


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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.



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During our regular meeting Fort Worth ISD will be leading us through the learning designs they have been utilizing to empower teachers and promote best practices in professional learning. You won’t want to miss this meeting as we think together about professional learning that focuses on student success! Feel free to bring your lunch!


FWISD Professional Development Center


3150 McCart Ave


Fort Worth, Texas 76110


Please RSVP to Lezley Lewis: lezley.lewis@fwisd.org

2017-18 Meeting Dates & Locations


We are excited to publish our 2017-18 Meeting Calendar! Please mark your calendars now, and plan to join us as we connect, collaborate, learn and lead together!

  • September 8, 2017: Ft. Worth ISD
  • October 20, 2017: Arlington ISD
  • November 16, 2017: Forney ISD
  • January 26, 2018: Keller ISD
  • February 23, 2018: McKinney ISD
  • April 19, 2018: Plano ISD
  • May 18, 2018: Little Elm 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.
  • 12:30-2:30pm: LFNTX Meetings
    • Our regular meetings feature best practices in professional learning, facilitation, and feedback.
    • Monthly topics are generated by the group at our first meeting.
    • Feel free to bring your lunch!


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