Meetings

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.

LFNTX 2019-2020

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We are excited to publish our 2019-2020 Meeting Schedule! Please mark your calendars now, and plan to join us as we connect, collaborate, learn, and lead together!

  • September 13th: Fort Worth ISD
  • October 25th: Dallas ISD
  • November 15th: Keller ISD
  • January 17th: Birdville ISD
  • February 28th: Plano ISD
  • April 17th: Mesquite ISD
  • May 15th: Richardson ISD

Meeting Times:

  • 9:00-11:30am: Collaborative/Critical Friend Groups
    • We would love to have you join us as we work on projects, give/get feedback, and collaborate on topics that are set by the group in attendance.
  • 1pm-3pm: LFNTX Meetings
    • Our regular meetings feature best practices in professional learning, facilitation, and feedback.

2019-20 Topics:

To provide our host districts with a little direction as they plan the facilitated learning portion of our day, please complete the survey below to indicate your district needs/interest.

Topic Feedback Form

Prior to each meeting we will post updated information, RSVP links, topics and directions. Sign-up for updates, or check back for more information!

 

Looking Forward

LFNTX in 2019-2020

As we look ahead to our busy summer season, we want to make sure we get our collaborative time marked on our calendars for the 2019-20 school year! If you are would like to host a Learning Forward North Texas Meeting we would love to bring the learning to YOU!!

Sign up Genius for 2019-2020 LFNTX Hosts

Meeting Times:

  • 9:00-11:30am: Collaborative/Critical Friend Groups
    • We would love to have you join us as we work on projects, give/get feedback, and collaborate on topics that are set by the group in attendance.
  • 1pm-3pm: LFNTX Meetings
    • Our regular meetings feature best practices in professional learning, facilitation, and feedback.

Host Responsibilities:

  • Secure a location: We generally have between 30-50 attendees. Make sure you have enough room for this active collaborative group!
  • Provide water and light snacks
  • Design the afternoon learning.

2018-19 Topic Feedback:

To provide our host districts with a little direction as they plan the facilitated learning portion of our day, please complete the survey below to indicate your district needs/interest.

Topic Feedback Form


Learning together: Do you have a summer conference you would like to advertise or invite our LFNTX community to participate in? Send an email to ashley.helms@pisd.edu by 6/1/2019 and we will include your event in our June post! 

Hope to see you all at Learning Forward Texas! If you haven’t registered…space is limited and filling fast, sign up today!

https://www.learningforwardtexasconference.com/

May 10th, 2019

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Join us for the last LFNTX Meeting of the year!!
Frisco ISD Transportation West
10701 Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX

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Our morning session will be spent as a collaborative team in one of the three focus areas we have agreed to work on as a team this year: 

  • New Teacher Support
  • Alternative Forms of PD
  • Measuring Impact of PD

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Think about a Professional Learning Celebration from the year that you would like to highlight with our LFNTX Family! We will use a protocol to share our celebrations and ideas. If you have an area of need as we approach our busy summer season, please bring that, as well. We will use a critical friends protocol to provide support to each other.

We look forward to seeing you in May! 

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April 12, 2019

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Host: Plano ISD
Plano ISD Administration Building
2700 W. 15th Street, Plano TX 75075

Link to map

Joining us?  RSVP for 4/12/2019

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Morning session will be collaborative time in one of the three focus areas we have agreed to work on as a team this year: 

  • New Teacher Support
  • Alternative Forms of PD
  • Measuring Impact of PD
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Ice Breakers. Team Builders. Grounding Exercises. Relational Capacity

Research shows that adult learning is relational. Together we will explore structures and activities that create connection and builds a pathway for participants and facilitators to learn together. Join us for a high-energy, hands-on afternoon, and leave with ideas you can use this summer as you lead professional learning.

We look forward to seeing you in February! 

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February 22, 2019

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Host: Richardson ISD
RISD Professional Development Center (PDC)
701 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, TX 75080
We will be meeting in our Auditorium, 1st floor of Building B.  Please park in the back lot off of Floyd and Beltline.

Link to map

Joining us?  RSVP for 2/22/2019

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Morning session will be collaborative time in one of the three focus areas we have agreed to work on as a team this year: 

  • New Teacher Support
  • Alternative Forms of PD
  • Measuring Impact of PD
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Designing and delivering valuable professional learning for everyone else….In our afternoon together we will explore the challenges and rewards of supporting our paraprofessional and non-instructional support staff.  RISD will share current ways they are providing learning opportunities and invite other districts to share their needs and successes to meet the professional learning goals of ALL employees.

We look forward to seeing you in February! 

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January 18th, 2019

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Host: Lewisville ISD

Location: The Lewisville Administrative Center

1565 A West Main Street

Lewisville 75067

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Morning session will be collaborative time in one of the three focus areas we have agreed to work on as a team this year: 

·      New Teacher Support

·      Alternative Forms of PD

·      Measuring Impact of PD

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Lewisville ISD professional learning team will share how they have tackled the challenge to provide relevant and continuous learning for all in a large district through a variety of ways. Lewisville will spotlight their 3- year support plan for new teachers and multiple online learning avenues including video library, Canvas online courses, and Twitter chats and book studies. Walk away with ideas of structures and resources to support continuous learning for all in your district.

We look forward to seeing you in January! 

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November 9th, 2018

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Host: Mesquite ISD Professional Development Center

2600 Motley Dr.

Mesquite, TX 75150

RSVP: Please RSVP by 11/6/2018 if you are able to attend!
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This month our group has a unique opportunity to collaborate with Learning Forward Texas as feedback partners for the newest module: Cultivating Leadership: Facilitation Skills that Foster Collaborative Practice. We will be providing feedback and applying our collective expertise to refine and perfect this learning experience before it is ready for publication!

The complete module will be divided into segments in order to accommodate our unique learning community. You are still welcome to attend for morning, afternoon, or BOTH!

Make sure to bring a device with you!

OCtober 19, 2018 (6).pngNovember: Don’t forget that the nominations for the Learning Forward Texas Awards are due on November 16th. For more information, check out: https://www.learningforwardtexas.org/awards

December: We replace our monthly meeting with the Learning Forward National Conference. For more information: https://conference.learningforward.org/

January: In January we will resume regularly scheduled meetings as we convene in Lewisville ISD on January 18th. In October we narrowed the focus of our morning collaboration time  to three projects:

  • New Teacher Support
  • Alternative Forms of PD
  • Measuring Impact of PD

We look forward to seeing you in November, and then at the Conference in December!

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October 19, 2018

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Host: Keller ISD

Location: 350 Keller Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248

Rooms will be Texas 1 and 4
You will enter the building through the east side where you will see the signs that say “Teacher Training Center.” 

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We will begin our morning continuing our work together to set direction and purpose for our work together. Please complete this survey to help direct our time together.

Topic Survey

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In the afternoon the PL Team from Keller ISD will be sharing a few tips and tricks on conference planning. We will spotlight Keller University, their annual learning conference, and share ways they have grown the conference over the last four years and ways they have made it unique to create a fun learning environment for our teachers. This will be an interactive afternoon of learning that will help you plan for meaningful and memorable learning in your district!

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September LFNTX Meeting

September 29, 2018 (3)

Host: Highland Park ISD

Location: SMU Harold Hall (Bldg. 42); Harold Clark Simmons Hall Room 101A 

6401 Airline Rd, Dallas, TX 75205

RSVP by September 21, 2018: Once you fill out the Google form to RSVP, you will be pre-registered for the SMU campus wifi, included in the lunch count, and sent a map and directions for parking.

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Link to RSVP

Important information: Our HPISD friends will be providing lunch for all who RSVP,  parking at SMU is $5.00.

September 29, 2018 (1)

We will begin our morning setting the direction for our collaborative/critical friends groups! Please bring your problems of practice, projects you need feedback on, and topics you would like to see us work collaboratively on throughout the year! We will set the focus for our collaborative time together at this meeting.

September 29, 2018 (1)

In our first regular LFNTX meeting of the year we will spend some time collectively reflecting on our individual summer learning, support for new teacher’s, and start to the 2018-19 school year. We will use our reflections to outline priorities and plan our learning for the year.

We are looking forward to learning together this year! Please forward this invitation to anyone in your organization or professional learning network who would benefit to from the learning or add to our group’s continued success!

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