LFNTX January 17th @ Birdville ISD

Happy 2020 Learning Forward North Texas! We look forward to seeing everyone next week. Please click on the following link to check out the agenda and info for next week. We will carve out some time first thing for people to share about their experience from St. Louis in December! If you want to bring any cool artifacts from any sessions to show off, please do. Have a fabulous weekend and we will see you soon!

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.

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!

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

Update for LFNTX @ Dallas

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Below is information on what will be covered in the afternoon session this Friday, October 25, 2019. We hope to see you there! 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.

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.

First Meeting this Friday!

LFNTX

Our first meeting is finally here. Please Join us this Friday!

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

FWISD Professional Learning & Instructional Services is excited to be hosting the LFNTX!  We will meet at:

 FWISD Professional Development Center (PDC) 3150 McCart, FW 76110 in Room 108.  

1pm-3pm: FWISD “The Domino Effect”

We are planning a comprehensive overview of the Learning Designs with follow-up data from participants and presenters who engaged in the professional learning designs along with supporting student data.  There will be engaging hands-on activities that will illustrate “the Domino Effect” of professional learning over a three year period.  

Please join us in the collaboration and the learning. If you bring a friend that has not been to a meeting, you and your guest will receive a welcome gift.