Friday, November 18th, LFNTX in Arlington!

Good day! We are excited to meet together on  Friday, November 18.  We are looking forward to this day to connect and learn together. 

9:00-11:30 AM: LFNTX and LFTX updates and Problems of Practice Collaboration

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch on Your Own or

Join our Professional Learning Department in our  “Comfort Food” Potluck and bring your favorite comfort food to share! 

1:00-3:00 PM: Arlington ISD Professional Learning in collaboration with Lisa Hamm will take a deep dive in a Professional Learning rubric based on Adult Learning Theory.  

Arlington ISD Professional Development Center

1111 W. Arbrook Blvd  Arlington, TX 76015

682-867-7500

As you enter the building, our secretary will greet you to direct you to our room. We will meet in room 804A/B.   We also have coffee and hot tea available all day.

October 21 Meeting in Waxahachie ISD

Our October meeting will be held in Waxahachie at the Curriculum and Instruction Building, 51 Northgate Dr. Waxahachie, TX 75165. Please enter at the main entrance.  From there, the receptionist will show you where we will be meeting. Our day will run from 9:00am-3:00pm, with lunch on your own from 11:30am-1:00pm. Coffee, drinks, and a light breakfast will be provided. If you have not already RSVP’d, please do so here.

We will spend the morning in our POP groups.

For the afternoon session, Waxahachie will share how they are adapting the traditional professional learning format to meet the needs of their teachers through job-embedded PL.  Through the use of programs to support both beginning teachers as well as teacher leaders to the design of a subscription box service for secondary teachers, the TLI team is working to support educators in new ways.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Waxahachie!

September 23 at Region 11

Welcome to our LFNTX 22-23 school year kickoff!

Region 11 is excited to host our first LFNTX meeting of the year on Friday, September 23, and can’t wait to get started! Please see below for details about the day and the opportunity to RSVP.

Region 11 is located at: 1451 S. Cherry Lane, White Settlement, TX 76108. The meeting will be from 9:00 am-3:00 pm and break for lunch 11:30 am-1:00 pm. There will be some breakfast snacks provided and our hosts will have complimentary coffee and tea.

If you can join us for all or part of our day, please take a moment to complete this brief form to help Region 11 plan for our visit. The theme for the meeting is TEAMWORK.  If you do plan to attend, please feel free to wear your favorite team’s jersey or spirit shirt, and you are welcome to bring a tailgate-themed snack to share if you would like. Also, it can get chilly in the Region 11 rooms, so you may want to bring a light jacket!

We look forward to a fun day full of collaboration and learning as we cheer each other into a new year!

Happy New (School) Year!

Can you believe it’s here?! The 2022-2023 school year has arrived thanks to all of your hard work! Professional learning… our favorite love language!

A quick liaison update… I have transitioned into a new role within Frisco ISD. My new role will keep me from attending all of our Friday meetings and therefore unable to continue serving as your LFNTX liaison. The talented Mindy Blackman has agreed to step in and serve. Mindy will be posting soon regarding our first meeting of the year. If you would like to join Mindy in the liaison work please reach out to her at blackmanm@friscoisd.org.

It’s been my honor to serve you and I look forward to reconnecting with old friends and making new ones this year! This is going to be our best year yet! -Ashley

2022-2023 Meeting Dates & Locations!

It’s exciting to be posting on the heels of a wonderful Learning Forward Texas Conference! It was a great 3 days to connect with each other and welcome new members to our LFNTX family!

While our 2022-2023 meeting dates are set (see below), we are still in need of hosts. If your district is interested in hosting one of our LFNTX affiliate meetings please email me, Ashley Nelson, at nelsonas@friscoisd.org. Thank you!

2022-2023 meeting dates:

  • September 23, 2022
  • October 21, 2022
  • November 18, 2022
  • January 13, 2023
  • February 10, 2023
  • April 14, 2023
  • May 12, 2023

This Friday’s Meeting!

Greetings friends!

We’re so excited to host LFNTX in Richardson ISD this Friday, May 13th! We will meet from 9:00 am-3:00 pm and break for lunch 11:30 am-1:00 pm. If you have not already, please RSVP here to help with planning.

We will engage in learning at the LV Berkner High School STEM Academy located at 1600 E Spring Valley Rd, Richardson, TX 75081 (specifically in the STEM Center on the 2nd floor). Please do not park in the front circle drive.  Please have your ID handy for rapid check-in at the front office. The STEM center will be located behind the main office up a flight of stairs.

We’ll spend the morning of our last meeting in our POPs (Problems of Practice) and uploading artifacts for group share. Our afternoon will consist of 2 chunks. The first chunk of time will allow for a deep dive into our new Learning Forward National Standards using a protocol. The goal is to collectively process our new standards and devise a plan to share with others within our learning organizations. The second chunk will consist of a mini Richardson ISD Showcase around our Professional Learning New Hire Shift to “Just in Time Professional Learning”.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Richardson ISD on Friday! Have a wonderful week colleagues!

May 13th in Richardson ISD!

Happy Friday, LFNTX! Our friends in Richardson ISD will be hosting our final meeting of the year on Friday, May 13th. It’s been quite a year with lots to celebrate so we hope you are able to join us! To assist with planning, please RSVP here. Additional details for the day will be posted a few days prior. Have a great day!

Keller ISD- this Friday, April 8!

Good morning! Please find details for this Friday’s LFNTX meeting below. If you have not yet RSVP’d please do so here. It’s going to be a great day for friends, fun, & learning!

We are so excited to host LFNTX in Keller on April 8th. We will be at the Keller ISD Administration building, 350 Keller Parkway, Keller, TX 76248. Please enter at the visitor’s entrance (the rock building) on the west side of the building.  From there, you will follow the arrows to the Texas Rooms where we will be meeting. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and light breakfast-y snacks will be provided.

We will spend the morning in our POP groups.

For the afternoon session, we are partnering with KickUp for an interactive session. Keller will share how our first year teacher induction program and mentoring is structured and the shortfalls and barriers we have faced this year to support our first year teachers and mentors. As a group we will dig into and discuss how we can overcome some of these challenges our current times have put on our professional learning.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Keller on Friday! Make it a great week.