September 24, 2021 Meeting!

Happy Thursday LFNTX friends! We will meet next Friday, September 24, from 9:00-11:00 AM. Details below. Share this invitation with any North TX professional learning folks interested in joining us!

We will open with announcements and some light housekeeping. Frisco ISD is hosting and they will share next about the Educator Mixtape project they are launching this school year. We will then move into breakout rooms to discuss and provide feedback on our current POPs (problems of practice). The feedback will help curate the list with the goal of product creation as a result of our collaboration this year!

Zoom Link:

Topic: LFNTX 21-22 Kickoff!
Time: Sep 24, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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NTX A4LE Impact Awards

Please forward this information on to your CTE directors, middle and high school teachers and campus administrators.

Submissions for the NTX A4LE (Association for Learning Environments) Impact Award are due September 30, 2021 and the Student Impact Award submissions are due October 15, 2021.  

For those of you who are not aware these are exciting ‘Fund-Your-Project’ Awards geared toward teachers and students across our chapter area who are looking to make a difference in their classroom and/or community.  Submitters are to upload a 4 minute video using the attached guidelines to explain the benefits of their proposed project.  Their submissions will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges and funding awards will be distributed to the winning proposals at our December Awards Ceremony. 

For more information, please review the attached submission guidelines. 

Spread the word! 

Should you have any questions, please email them to NTXchapterimpact@a4le.org and one of our representatives will answer them as quickly as possible. 

2021-2022 Kickoff!

Happy Friday LFNTX!

Our first meeting of 2021-2022 will be held on Friday, September 24. We will meet virtually from 9:00-11:00 AM. Frisco ISD will host and our first meeting will provide the opportunity for your district to sign up to host this year as well! We’ll post the Zoom link and agenda for our September 24 meeting about a week prior so be on the lookout. This is also a good time to confirm you are following our blog so you receive email notifications of future posts. Visit LFNTX.com to confirm you are following!

Let’s Shake it Up!

Happy Thursday LFNTX!

What a year! We made it!!! Next Friday, the 14th is our last LFNTX of the year and Richardson is hosting. We are all ZOOMED out, so we thought it would be nice for us to come together and just relax, get out of the office, and away from our computers for a bit.

If you are comfortable, we would like to invite to CityLine where we can chat PL, catch up, and grab lunch. There are several places around CityLine, as well as, where we will be. There are plenty of outdoor spots and the weather will be perfect. We will be there from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., so stop by if you can.

We will be out in front of the Aloft Richardson which is located at 1160 State Street, Richardson, TX 75082.

Here is the website to check out the dining. Some dining is located across the street, but within walking distance.

Website Link: https://citylinedfw.com/

Hope to see you there, but we totally get if you are not ready to meet F2F yet! I will be sending out the link to sign up to host next year, so please consider hosting!

April 16th- LFNTX

Happy Thursday!

This is just a reminder that we will meet tomorrow from 9-11 if you can make it!

Keller ISD will start us off and share their process for facilitating their OnDemand PD website. They would love to collaborative and idea share about how we can bring teachers in all of our districts together to enjoy on demand professional learning opportunities at their fingertips.

After that we will have some time to go into breakout rooms and discuss a few topics.

Zoom info below. We hope to see you there!

Topic: Learning Forward North Texas

Time: Apr 16, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 898 6336 6397

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April 16th, 2021

Happy Wednesday LFNTX friends. Join us next Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

We will have a short meeting with some updates and then will breakout into rooms to discuss the following.

  • New Hires
  • Mentoring
  • Summer Professional Learning topics (for all audiences)
  • Fall Professional Learning
  • Tips, Tricks, and Tools You are Using

Be prepared to share artifacts if you have started planning any of the above topics, so we can all walk away with ideas! As we move into closing the year, we sure do hope we can start seeing each other in person soon. Hope to see you there.

Zoom Link:

Topic: Learning Forward North Texas

Time: Apr 16, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89863366397

Meeting ID: 898 6336 6397

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Meeting ID: 898 6336 6397

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd9HoSrvc

February 12th Details

Happy Friday Learning Forward North Texas Family!

Mesquite ISD will host us next week from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Zoom details are below.

Here is the Zoom link:  

https://Region10.zoom.us/j/82613328196

Please make sure your Zoom has been updated as we will be using breakout rooms, and Zoom has updated some features. The link to this video can help you if you have questions.

Please let me know if you have any questions and we hope to see you next week for a bit!

LFNTX Meeting Cancelled

Good morning all and Happy Tuesday!

Majority won this time and we will not be meeting this Friday. We will get back on schedule next month. Our next meeting will be hosted by Mesquite ISD on February 12th. See you all soon and have a great week!

-Carrie Saunders

Happy 2021! We Need Your Feedback!

Hello and Happy Friday Learning Forward North Texas Family!

We hope this email finds healthy and safe and off to a great second semester! As we move into the second semester we are needing to pivot possibly next week. Can you please fill out the quick survey, as we might need to make some changes. Once we have a consensus I will post again on Monday, so everyone can prepare. You can find the survey here.

Also, you can find the link to the LFNTX Genial that has tons of info on it.

Have a great Friday and we hope to see you virtually soon!

LFNTX Links From 11.20.20

Happy Friday!

Thanks to all that could join us today for LFNTX hosted by Highland Park ISD. We want to give a HUGE shout out to Highland Park ISD, and a GRAND Thank You to Lisa Wilson for her presentation on National Board Certification. In addition, thank you to Region 10 for sharing how you can support all of us on this journey.

Below are some links to different sites as well as what was presented today. Let us know if you have any questions , and have a fabulous Thanksgiving. Take time to self-care and give yourself permission to pause. YOU DESERVE IT!

Highland Parks Journey Information

Highland Park Journey Slides

How Can Region 10 Support Slides

TEA Grant Opportunities Link

National Board Certification Teachers in Texas Document