June 17 is Terri Iles Day

Today, June 17, we are celebrating the contributions of Terri Iles to Learning Forward Texas. Terri will be retiring at the end of the month and we hope you will share memories and well wishes for the beloved leader of LFTX on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Use the picture below or share one of your own. Tag @IlesTerri @learntexas #terriilesday

Become a LFTX Board Member

Learning Forward Texas believes…
That high-quality professional learning is planned, implemented, and evaluated in a way that consistently models Learning Forward’s new definition and Standards for Professional Learning.
Learning Forward Texas is looking for educators, that live in Texas, interested in serving on the Learning Forward Texas Board of Directors.
Learning Forward Texas supports the belief that…
   ● People are our most valuable resource.
   ● Life-long learning is essential for all.
   ● Quality professional learning positively impacts student learning.
   ● Quality professional learning promotes and supports positive change for achieving organizational purpose.
We are passionate about adults who learn so students can learn. If you are interested in serving this organization, please visit our website, LearningForwardTexas.org to apply or use the link below.
BOD Nomination 2019 
Please consider submitting an application for the Learning Forward Texas Board of Directors. It is a terrific learning organization. Deadline for submitting an application is December 20, 2019.

Learning Forward Workshop Opportunities

Open enrollment opportunities with Learning Forward Texas Workshops – click the link for more information. Registration is $200.

Tips 1 -Oct. 25 Wylie ISD https://cvent.me/ExxGD

Our current professional culture indicates that everyone is a professional learning facilitator. From the classroom teacher to the principal, from the campus coach to the secretary, or from the central office to the crossing guard, everyone is a leader in professional learning. The purpose of this highly interactive module is to examine the attributes of results-driven professional learning while practicing tips and tools for engaging the adult learner.  

Tips 2 – Nov. 11 Mesquite ISD https://cvent.me/mq4P0a

An effective facilitator of professional learning represents more than one who can train others on a number of topics or deliver a program with the stated goal of “filling time”. This module is a follow-up to Tips, Tools and Techniques for Professional Learning I. The purpose of this one-day module is to provide additional processes that are research-based, learner-centered, and enable the learning leader to increase their skills and knowledge to promote effective professional learning for all educators.

Cultivating Leadership – Nov. 1 HEB ISD https://cvent.me/GV85PW

Collaboration is said to be an essential skill in the process of continuous improvement. Yet most education leaders have received little training to lead, manage and facilitate collaborative processes. High-functioning collaborative teams are key to increasing student achievement. In order to lead these adult learners, the critical skill of facilitation is a MUST! Join us for a full day of learning as you experience strategies and structures equipping you to lead collaborative processes that positively impact student success.

Contact Terri Iles if you have questions edlearningforwardtexas@gmail.com 512.266.3086, ext. 1

October 25, 2019 Dallas ISD

Here’s the update on the LFNTX meeting location in Dallas on October 25.

Dallas Education Center

9400 North Central Expressway, Suite 300 Dallas, TX 75231

Dallas, TX 75231

Main Information Line 972.925.3700

You will have to sign in at the front desk and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

9:00 am – 11:30 am: Collaborative/Critical Friend/Problem of Practice Groups

1:00 pm-3:00 pm: DISD

The learning experience in the afternoon will be interactive and full of opportunities to apply, reflect and connect around the following topic:

How Dallas ISD is designing a Professional Learning System to advance 1) a racial equity mindset and culture, 2) the delivery of high quality professional development by professional developers, and 3) the development and implementation of coherent ecosystems of learning.  We will be highlighting the Dallas ISD 5-Year Racial Equity Professional Learning Plan along with the PD4PD and #iDigLearning Initiatives as two (2) specific examples of our emerging system. Also, participants will leave the session with a digital toolkit supporting further exploration and application of each topic.