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August 2022

Upcoming events, resources, and information to support leaders of professional learning.

New Workshop Opportunity

EDGE | PROJECT Management Workshop

Learning Forward Texas is parterning with EDGE Leadership Soluntions to offer a project management training in Arlington on September 15, 2022. 

  • Do you need help completing projects on time?

  • Would you like to learn how to work more efficiently? EDGE PROJECT is the use of specific knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to deliver high-quality results that support the educational work of schools and districts.

Click here for more information and to register.

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Sponsored Content

Align Tiers of Support for All Readers
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What are the features of truly effective models of RTI / MTSS? How can tiers of support work together to benefit all students? This white paper explores key characteristics such as:

  • differentiation in Tier I

  • alignment of instruction between tiers

  • the unifying role of a scope and sequence

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Top 5 Blog Posts

Dr. Sue Chapman began writing blogs for Learning Forward Texas in September 2021, published in our StraightForward newsletter.  She provides quality, research-based content and resources for professional learning leaders monthly.   


This month we compiled a list of our most read blog posts in case you missed a post or want to re-visit them.  The beginning of another school year is a great time to revisit this resource! 


Which blog will you share with your team?!

Thank You to our Conference Silver Sponsors 

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Regional Affiliates 

Learning Forward regional affiliates build capacity to design, facilitate, and assess professional learning that aligns to the Standards for Professional Learning and improves educator and student outcomes.  More information about TEXAS Regional Affiliates here. 

Mark your calendars!

LFCTX  September 16, 2022  Northside ISD, San Antonio - 

To receive a personalized invitation with detailed information about our Kick-off event, please click here! 

Contact Trish Hinze, LFCTX Affiliate Lead, for more information at

LFNTX  September 23, 2022  Region 11 ESC, Fort Worth

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Shared Resources 

  • Powerful Practices for Professional Learning - Learning Forward This course, designed for professional learning leaders and facilitators, will help you design and deliver highly effective adult learning in both in-person and virtual environments. Expert Learning Forward Texas facilitators Trish Hinze and Terri Iles will lead live learning sessions and provide asynchronous support and feedback as you complete a professional learning design using tools and strategies provided in the course.  Begins September 14

  • New look, new standards  - Learning Forward - As the learning landscape shifts, so do Standards for Professional Learning. See how revised standards outline vital content, processes, and conditions.

2022- 2023 Professional Learning

What do you know about
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Participants love: 

  • using adult learning characteristics to design their PL

  • leaving with a list of processes to use immediately

  • learning a framework to design PL more effectively

  • making learning meaningful and fun

Contact Lisa Ham, Executive Director,

to discuss the benefits of Tips and Tools workshops        512-266-3086 ext. 1

News from Learning Forward 

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Special complimentary access for YOU!

Thanks to the generosity of our funders – the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies – we are able to provide open access for all readers to this issue of The Learning Professional, which takes a deep dive into the newly revised Standards for Professional Learning.

Read the full issue.

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