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December 2022

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

Looking for Leaders

Accepting Applications for LFTX Board of Directors

Learning Forward Texas is looking for individuals who are: 

  • Passionate about professional learning

  • Interested in the development of programming and events for Learning Forward Texas

  • Focused on growing your leadership skills by learning from and with other experienced educators

  • Called to support the growth of professional learning in Texas

Learning Forward Texas is looking for educators that live in Texas and are interested in serving on the Learning Forward Texas Board of Directors. 

Click here for more information, qualifications, and requirements of the Learning Forward Texas Board of Directors

Applications accepted through December 16, 2022, 5:00 pm.

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Sponsored Content

Announcing the 2023 Teacher Scholarship Program

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Every year the nonprofit Center for the Collaborative Classroom awards curricula and professional learning to K–12 educators at no cost. In 2023, we will award 500+ scholarships through our Teacher Scholarship Program.


The application window for 2023 Teacher Scholarships will open in January 2023.

Be the first to know!

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2023 Learning Forward Annual Conference

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Mark your calendar! 

Final preparations and confirmations are being made for another unbelievable conference.  Proposal applicants will be notified in the next few weeks.

Registration will open in January.  

What's New the Year?

- 1-day Pre-Conference will be June 19, 2023

- Lunch will be provided 

- Opening Keynote by Todd Whitaker

- and much, much more


Turning Crisis into Learning: Moving from Post-Traumatic Stress to Post-Traumatic Growth

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As a leader, it’s not enough to hold yourself together; you must direct an exhausted and (sometimes literally) sick crew trying to navigate in completely uncharted waters. You’re throwing out life preservers to everyone else while weathering your own traumas, personally and professionally. You’re staying afloat for now. But are you even going in the right direction?

~ LindaGail Walker

Surviving the Storm: Leading through Post-Traumatic Growth

Regional Affiliates 

Learning Forward Texas 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.  Click here for more information about TEXAS Regional Affiliates. 

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LFCTX enjoyed a presentation from  Anna Jackson, LFTX board member, on Motivation and Adaptability and received a tool to help implement the learning with their staff. Mark your calendars for Friday, January 13, 2023, for the next LFCTX meeting. Fort Sam Houston ISD will host us (Face-to-Face) at ESC 20, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Lizzy Perez (Dare to Lead facilitator and LFCTX Steering Committee member) will provide lunch. Invite your professional learning leader friends to join our affiliate and network with us.  More details to come! 


The November meeting was hosted by the Arlington ISD team, who embraced the Thanksgiving cooking theme to facilitate their Professional Learning Matrix presentation.  During the morning, the group continued their work around Problems of Practice. Thank you Arlington ISD! Click here for more information!

Next Month's meeting will be on January 13, 2022 at Keller ISD



For the '22-23 school year, LFSETX will be engaging in a book study using Elena Aguilar's newest book, The PD Book, 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development.  At the November meeting, Dr. Nicole Zwahr, facilitated the discussion of Chapters 2 and 3

The next meeting will be on February 3, 9:00 - 10:00 am, as they continue to explore Chapters 4 and 5.  Click for more information and to RSVP 

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Shared Resources 

2022- 2023 Professional Learning

Do you have new or aspiring leaders in your district?


Cultivating Leadership:  Facilitation Strategies to Foster Collaborative Practices with Adults

  • Explore communication practices 

  • Leverage Emotional intelligence

  • Conduct difficult conversations

Intended Audience:

  • School and district leaders

  • Coaches and mentors

  • Teacher leaders 

Tips and Tools for Professional Learning Series  

Our current professional culture indicates that everyone is a professional learning facilitator. Everyone is a learning leader, from the classroom teacher to the principal, from the campus coach to the department lead. The Tips and Tools for Professional series is made up of three days of learning which build on concepts and skills to help you become an experienced designer of engaging professional learning. All three days will be offered in January in Granbury, Texas. Click the links below for more information. 

Tips and Tools Day 1 - January 10, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Tips and Tools Day 2* - January 11, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tips and Tools Day 3** - January 12, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm  

*Tips day 1 is a prerequisite for Tips day 2   **Tips day 2 is a prerequisite for Tips day 3 


Contact Lisa Ham, Executive Director,

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

News from Learning Forward 

Powerful Practices in Professional Learning  - Begins January 26, 2023 

This course for professional learning leaders and facilitators will help you design and deliver highly effective adult learning in both in-person and virtual environments. Ensure your learning designs promote the highest levels of learning and retention and increase adult learners’ capacity to implement new learning. Expert Learning Forward Texas facilitators Trish Hinze and Terri Iles will lead live learning sessions.

Learn more and register

Learning Forward Academy - Application Now Open

Learning Forward is excited to announce that the next 2025 Academy cohort is now forming!  The Learning Forward Academy is a great way to increase your capacity as an educator and leader in the ever-changing landscape of education.  Along with colleagues from around the world, you will dive deep and align your problem of practice to cutting-edge, equity-centered professional learning standards that incorporate evidence from research and practice about critical topics for educators, including culturally sustaining instruction, social and emotional learning, and personalized learning.  Click here to find out more information


Academy participants from Texas  in Minneapolis at the summer meeting. 

Learning Forward Texas 

516 E. Byron Nelson Blvd., #1279

Roanoke, TX 76262

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