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Learning Forward Texas Annual Conference
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community impact


Following the Tips experience, we are inspired with ideas on how to improve training and workshops provided to colleagues in the office as well as with the teachers who attend Special Education Boot Camp sessions.


We are excited to share some of the ideas that the Tips training ignited and explain how to intentionally incorporate knowledge about adult learning into future sessions.


We are grateful that you inspired your neighbors north of the border through the powerful Tips workshop.   


Susan Pinson, M.A.T.

Executive Director of Professional Learning

Office of Educator Effectiveness

Oklahoma State Department of Education

I want to share some evidence of the impact that the Tips workshop has had on a colleague. Jacque Cullen is a Professional Learning Specialist in the Office of Special Education.


Learning Forward Texas is an educational nonprofit association of learning educators committed to one vision in K–12 education:

Excellent teaching and learning every day. 

We would love to have you join us. There is no fee. No fancy registration. We only ask that you come ready to share, open to learn, and prepared to be a contributing part of one of the greatest Professional Learning Networks around.

Adult Learning

  • Examine the attributes of standards-based professional learning.

  • Study the characteristics of adult learners and  adult socialization.

  • Participate in processes that model effective  teaching and professional learning.

  • Practice tips and tools that promote high quality  learning and engagement for all learners.

Presentation Skills

  • Learn important considerations for planning and designing professional learning.

  • Learn how to reframe and identify strategies for transforming negativity.

  • Identify strategies and techniques that promote high quality adult learning and engagement.

  • Participate in processes that model effective professional learning.

Collaborative Learning

  • Explore strategies to accelerate team development and build collective teacher efficacy. 

  • Experience processes that promote contributions from ALL team members

  • Learn strategies to lead teams in designing and using their own accountability structures.

  • Explore communication practices to set clear expectations and structure the work.

  • Understand how Emotional Intelligence can be leveraged to positively impact collaborative teams.

  • Learn a process to address conflicts and conduct difficult conversations.