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September 2022

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

New Workshop Opportunities

Powerful Practice for Professional Learning

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 and provide asynchronous support and feedback as you complete a professional learning design using the tools and strategies provided in the course. 

The course begins September 14, 2022

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Tips and Tools 1 - Open Enrollment 

Our current professional culture indicates that everyone is a professional learning facilitator. Everyone is a leader of learning, from the classroom teacher to the principal, from the campus coach to the department lead. This highly interactive one-day module examines the attributes of results-driven, professional learning while practicing tips and tools for engaging the adult learner. 

October 14, 2022- Allen ISD - Professional Learning Auxiliary Services Building, 610 E Bethany Drive Allen, Texas 75002

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EDGE | PROJECT Management Workshop

Learning Forward Texas is partnering with EDGE Leadership Solutions to offer project management training to educational leaders in Texas. 

  • Do you need help completing projects on time?

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

September 15, 2022 - Arlington ISD Professional Development Center Room, 302 1111 W Arbrook Blvd Arlington TX 76015​

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Sponsored Content

Texas District Spotlight:

Supporting Readers in Grades 6–12

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How does SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) address the needs of Texas striving readers in grades 6–12?

 

Read an interview with Dr. Joseph Villarreal, Asst. Superintendent at Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District in Harlingen, TX, and learn why the district is using SIPPS on all secondary-school campuses.

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LFTX Blog

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You’re Invited!
Transformational Professional Learning
that Feels Like a Party

What if professional development could be more like a party? In their new book, The PD Book: 7 Habits that Transform Professional Development, Elena Aguilar and Lori Cohen guide us through processes for designing and facilitating transformative professional development using the idea of a party to envision how professional learning could and should look, sound, and feel.

Your Help is Needed to Advocate for Title IIA

Learning Forward Texas will participate in the Virtual Advocacy Day hosted by Learning Forward on September 14.  Stories of implementation, including need and impact, are important to share with legislators to convey the importance of this funding source.   

Title II, the Supporting Effective Instruction State Grant Program, is the most significant source of federal funding supporting professional learning for educators and leaders at the school, district, and state levels. Authorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title II is designed, among other things, to provide all students with greater access to effective educators.

How can you help?

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. 

Mark your calendars!

LFCTX  Kick-Off Meeting - September 16, 2022, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. Northside ISD, Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road,

San Antonio.  Sandwiches will be provided! 

Please click here to RSVP for the event! 

Contact Trish Hinze, LFCTX Affiliate Lead, for more information at thinze@learningforwardtexas.org


LFNTX  September 23, 2022  Region 11 ESC, Fort Worth

LFSETX  - For the '22-23 school year, LFSETX will be engaging in a book study on Elena Aguilar's newest book, The PD Book.  

October 18, 2022 Webinar 12:30 - 1:30 pm - Chapter 1. 

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Shared Resources 

  • Responding to Resistance:  30 Ways to Manage Conflict in Your School Workshop - aha! Process  Many leaders express the frustration of spending more time on management issues than on learning strategies. The less time you spend on management issues, the more time available to accelerate learning among staff and students. This workshop was designed to save leaders time with specific strategies that can positively affect working relationships. Join author Bill Sommers as he discusses strategies to manage conflict in schools. This workshop will be offered in three two-hour segments. September 14, 21 and 28, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

  • IC maps paint a picture of Standards in Action  - The Learning Professional  - Translating the vision of Standards for Professional Learning into daily practice can be challenging. To guide educators through the process, Learning Forward has created Innovation Configuration (IC) maps to show what it looks like for stakeholders to implement the standards within their specific roles and responsibilities.

2022- 2023 Professional Learning

What do you know about
Tips and Tools for Professional Learning 1?

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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

ed@learningforwardtexas.org        512-266-3086 ext. 1

News from Learning Forward 

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Join us Sept. 14th for Virtual Advocacy Day supporting TitleIIA
On Sept. 14, Learning Forward will host Learning Forward’s Virtual Advocacy Day, a free virtual event to help school and district educators and leaders prepare to make their personalized and compelling cases for policy and funding.
Click here for more information.
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Learning Forward Texas 

516 E. Byron Nelson Blvd., #1279

Roanoke, TX 76262