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
Happy Monday, LFNTX!
It’s that time….the time to update our contact information and sign up to host! Please see the two links below. We will hold our first meeting virtually on September 25th and then go from there once we know more about holding in- person events. Once I get all the dates, we will post them on this site for you to put on your calendar. Have a great week!
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Let’s learn and grow together!
Please consider completing the brief Best of the Best in Remote Learning survey:
The data will be shared with Learning Forward North and West Texas groups.
We look forward to connecting with you Friday, May 15th from 11:00 – 12:30. During this time we will discuss the following.
- Summer Conferences & Summer Professional Learning
- New Teacher Support for the 20-21 School Year
- Paraprofessional/Support Staff for summer & the 20-21 school year
Some things to consider before we chat:
- What virtual platforms will you use to connect for Summer professional learning?
- What tips have you learned about designing or coordinating virtual professional learning so far?
- What are some creative ways to include inclusion activities in LIVE sessions?
- For LIVE sessions that are longer, how are you incorporating movement to break up the learning?
We will use the breakout feature on Zoom during our time and will create a Google document to capture your groups notes on, so we can have access to the notes after we meet.
Join us if you can☺ The details for the Zoom are below.
Carrie Saunders is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: LFNTX Hosted by RISD
Time: May 15, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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You are invited to join us as we brainstorm ways we are planning to celebrate our first year teachers over the next few weeks:
Topic: New Teacher Celebrations (Brainstorming hangout)
Time: Apr 21, 2020 11:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 982 5484 8378 Password: 006737
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We would love to have you join us!
We will wrap up before noon when the governor speaks.
We look forward to gathering virtually and supporting one another during this unprecedented time. Join via Zoom at 11:00: https://zoom.us/j/899765714?pwd=MnN2M1VRa1E4VGRnZWxpZDk3Tnhadz09 (password: 4UxAYi).
Prior to our gathering, please think about the following:
– What have been the biggest challenges for your district during this time?
– What types of learning have your teachers needed most during this time? How has this been provided?
– What do you anticipate being the biggest need(s) of your district when we transition back to face-to-face school?
– What are you seeing now that you hope will continue once we’re back to face-to-face school?
We are excited to welcome Learning Forward West Texas to our virtual collaboration!
This was our Twitter reflection stem for the end of our LFNTX meeting in Birdville. Below are the responses. Thank you Birdville ISD and Crysten Caviness for hosting LFNTX and Coachella. See you February 28 at Plano ISD. More details will be posted prior to our meeting.
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!