Meetings

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.

LFNTX 2019-2020

My Post

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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