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June 2024

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

What's New with LFTX

2024 Learning Forward Annual Conference Updates 

Learning Forward Texas is planning engaging sessions, informative speakers, and opportunities to connect and learn with colleagues during the 32nd Annual Conference. The only conference in Texas focused on Professional Learning will be held on June 10 - 12, 2024, at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas.

Pre-registration is closed

Onsite registration will be available.


Online pre-registration is closed, but have no fear. You can still attend the conference by registering onsite.  Onsite registration will be available June 10 at 8:30 am in the Gallery of the Hurst Conference Center. Bring a check or credit card, and we can send you on your way to an unforgettable learning experience. 


Four ways to make the most of your conference experience. 

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Don't miss the Meet Up on Monday, June 10 at 6:00 - 7:00 pm 

Broncos Sports Bar and Grill, 900 Airport Fwy, next to the Hurst Conference Center

Hosted by Kickup 

Virtual Learning Session

Virtual Course: Power Up Your Math Community, K-5

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Mathematical proficiency is more important than ever before to our students’ success in school and life. Measures of student achievement in mathematics, however, show a need for a new approach to improving math teaching and learning. This course will support school leaders, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders in creating a year-long plan to strengthen their school’s mathematics program through curriculum-based professional learning.

This two-hour virtual course will be offered on the following dates:

  • Thursday, August 1, 9:00-11:00 am

  • Thursday, August 8, 4:00-6:00 pm

  • Tuesday, September 10, 9:00-11:00 am

Participants in this virtual course will receive a copy of the new book Power Up Your Math Community: A 10-Month Guide to Practice-Based Professional Learning, K-5.

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Being a Writer, Third Edition Virtual Celebration 

You're invited to join us for a virtual celebration of the publication of Being a Writer, Third Edition on June 12th!
Come to learn all about the Being a Writer difference! Being a Writer offers student-centered, rigorous writing instruction for students in grades K–5. Its dual goals—fostering students’ growth as capable writers and as caring members of a community—make it unique among writing curricula.

During this webinar you will discover how Being a Writer:

  • Teaches process and craft

  • Integrates grammar skills and conventions

  • Uses digital writing tools 

  • Taps into intrinsic motivation to write

  • Nurtures a community of writers

  • Unlocks creativity, collaboration, and confidence

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Using Learning Agreements 


As you plan for next school year, you might need to review Learner Agreements or Collective Commitments. Learning Forward Texas has curated a list of resources to help you plan your next meeting or learning session. The lists include Energizers, Engaging Processes, Reflection, and Grouping strategies. 

Click here to see all the resource lists.


Conference Learning that Lasts 

Get ready for the Learning Forward Texas Annual Conference! Discover how to make your summer learning meaningful and ensure it has a lasting impact throughout the new school year. Check out these tips before you head to #LFTX24.

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Regional Affiliates 

Regional Affiliates will meet up during the Exhibitor Reception

on Tuesday, June 11, 4:30 pm at the Annual Conference. 

The Learning Forward Texas Regional Affiliates are meetings hosted and planned by local school district professional learning leaders. Based on feedback from participants, the leaders determine the topics. All regional affiliates are working on their schedules for the fall. Watch for more information in the July and August newsletters. 

  • LFNTX - The last meeting of the year was held on May 10 in Richardson ISD. Thank you to Richardson ISD for hosting - Building and Growing Through their Learner Framework ​

  • LFCTX  - LFCTX has no other meetings this year.  

  • LFSETX -  LFSETX would like to hear from you.  ​Please respond to the attached survey to join us for the 2024-2025 school year. Your feedback will help us plan our September 20, 2024, Kick-Off event in Cy-Fair. Watch your email for an invitation in late July. Click here to sign-up for their email list.

  • LFWTX - LFWTX is forming a steering committee to plan upcoming meetings.

Click here for more information from each of the regional affiliates. 

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Images from the LFNTX Meeting at Richardson ISD. 

Shared Resources 

  • 806 Learning Summit- Connecting the Dots - June 5 - 7, Omni Frisco Hotel - 806 Technologies - Participate in an exceptional boutique conference meticulously curated to facilitate learning from esteemed educational leaders nationwide. This event is thoughtfully structured to equip attendees with actionable strategies specifically tailored for implementation within schools or districts. These strategies aim to bolster participants’ ability to CONNECT THE DOTS, resulting in heightened efficiencies and enhanced effectiveness. Read more

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Professional Learning Opportunities 

Check out these professional learning opportunities for this summer and fall.


Tips and Tools 1 for Professional Learning 

July 9, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Southwest ISD 

800 Cafeteria 11914 Dragon Ln, San Antonio, TX 78252

Click here to register

2024 Learning Forward Texas Annual Conference 

June 10 - 12, 2024 

Hurst Conference Center, Hurst, TX

Click here for more information

Virtual Course: Power Up Your Math Community, K-5

Thursday, August 1, 9:00-11:00 am

Thursday, August 8, 4:00-6:00 pm

Tuesday, September 10, 9:00-11:00 am

Click here to register

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Have you planned your summer and fall Professional Learning?
Contact us to help! 

We have consultants available who specialize in a variety of topics: 

  • Coaching

  • New Teacher Support

  • Mentoring

  • Communication 

  • Professional Learning for Instructional and Non-instructional Staff

  • Strategic Planning 

  • Leadership 

  • Much, much more

Click here to schedule a meeting 

Contact Lisa Ham, Executive Director,        512-266-3086 ext. 1

News from Learning Forward 

The May 22 National Title II-A Day of Action successfully activated educators from around the U.S. to send messages en masse to their Congress members urging their support for an increase in funding for Title II-A. Review these resources to continue the momentum for Title II-A throughout FY 2025 budget season. Click here to read the article and review the resources. 

2024 Learning Forward Annual Conference

Registration is open - Learning Forward Annual Conference

Learning Forward’s Annual Conference will be at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, CO, December 8-11th! The theme for 2024 is Reach New Heights for Students. Early Bird Discount end July 1. 

Click here for more information 

Learning Forward Texas 

516 E. Byron Nelson Blvd., #1279

Roanoke, TX 76262

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