Collaboration at the Core

Learning Forward Colorado Webinar May 14, 2020 Hosted by: Ruth Ortiz and Kelsey Brewer With remote learning can often come a feeling of isolation. In this webinar, we focus on the benefits, challenges, and strategies of/for effective collaboration. Join this webinar to connect with colleagues from all over the state to discuss what collaboration could…

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Becoming (and Remaining) a Learning System in Challenging Times (Part 3)

With Fred Brown: Learning Forward’s deputy executive director As we step forward into rapidly unfolding changes generated by COVID 19, educators are being challenged to think more flexibly, adaptively and creatively than ever before. Sometimes it can be hard to maintain a growth and innovator’s mindset while managing the barrage of change. Learning Forward Colorado…

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Becoming (and Remaining) a Learning System in Challenging Times (Part 2)

With Fred Brown: Learning Forward’s deputy executive director As we step forward into rapidly unfolding changes generated by COVID 19, educators are being challenged to think more flexibly, adaptively and creatively than ever before. Sometimes it can be hard to maintain a growth and innovator’s mindset while managing the barrage of change. Learning Forward Colorado…

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Becoming (and Remaining) a Learning System in Challenging Times (Part 1)

With Fred Brown: Learning Forward’s deputy executive director As we step forward into rapidly unfolding changes generated by COVID 19, educators are being challenged to think more flexibly, adaptively and creatively than ever before. Sometimes it can be hard to maintain a growth and innovator’s mindset while managing the barrage of change. Learning Forward Colorado…

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Coaching and Mentoring in Times of Crisis

Coaches and mentors, are you questioning your roles during this time of remote learning? Are you eager to connect with others who are in similar positions? If so, please invest in your own self-care by joining us for a webinar exploring the crucial work of coaches and mentors during times of crisis. Liz and Nicole…

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Low-stress Ways to Engage Students in Remote Learning

Dear Colleagues, The title and description of the following webinar may well appeal to you and to the educators you connect with. Learning Forward Colorado invites you to join us for this free webinar and to share the information with others. Low-stress Ways to Engage Students in Remote Learning Jim Curran *Remote learning has been…

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LF Colorado Board/Steering Meeting, February 13, 2020

Please join us for this 2020 Learning Forward Colorado Steering/Board Meeting! We have some exciting opportunities ahead, and we would like to personally invite you to think with us as we plan strategically to address our mission of building the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning for Colorado educators.

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Networking Dinner – January 30, 2020

January is a month of new beginnings and goal setting. For educators it’s the time we hope to see our students shine and grow! It’s also the perfect time to commit some time for yourself! Come eat, relax, refresh, converse, and energize while networking with other committed professionals! Leave inspired by networking and collaboration opportunities.

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Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World

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Reber, host of the podcast, TILT parenting, shares her own challenging story of raising a twice-exceptional child in our society and in the world of education. Many enter the journey of parenting with expectations of how it should look, yet some experience the journey as less than their expectations. She shares heart-wrenching stories from parents who desperately try to make their child “normal,” and continues to write about TILTS or various strategies of looking at parenting for DW children.

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The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach

What’s the most important thing to know?
School reform involves a combination of developing the learning environment (the will) and developing strong instruction (the skill). Educators are called to be leaders of this will (that all children can learn and perform academically) within their school culture and the skill (the use of responsive instruction) as the keys to ensuring students learn at high levels. This means engaging and reaching students on their own terms with attention to their cultural, home, and community experiences.

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Swimming in the Deep End

What’s the most important thing to know?
Author Jennifer Abrams brings a strong and compelling desire to push educators to lead with integrity within their everyday work. She lays out four foundational skills any educator needs to utilize as they do the hard work of bringing large change in schools. This text can benefit anyone: teachers, teacher teams, coaches, administrators, district leadership, etc to create change in classrooms, buildings and districts. The work starts with you, the educator and your desire to do the work!

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Fostering Resilient Learners, Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Souers and Hall guide educators in building trauma sensitive learning environments by shifting our focus from reacting to unhealthy student behaviors toward understanding and preventing these behaviors. Students who experience chronic stress and trauma live in their downstairs brains. When we stay regulated, consistent, and reliable in our upstairs brain in the face of student misbehavior, we are modeling appropriate ways to manage stress and empowering students to problem solve on their own.

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LFKS FALL INSTITUTE: Teacher Leadership

Leading Change from the Classroom and Beyond: The Why, What and How of Teacher Leadership A two-day workshop presented by Learning Forward Kansas featuring Jim Knight November 14-15, 2019 (Thursday/Friday), Wichita, KS More information and REGISTRATION is available on the LFKS website    

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Networking Dinner – October 24, 2019

Good food, old friends and new, and a chance to positively impact our profession! Learning Forward Colorado networking dinners are exciting events spent generating ideas, sharing opportunities, and connecting with colleagues from around the state.  Come eat, relax, refresh, converse, and energize while networking with other committed professionals! Leave inspired by our collective strength and creativity.

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Networking Dinner – August 29, 2019

Good food, old friends and new, and a chance to positively impact our profession! Learning Forward Colorado networking dinners are exciting events spent generating ideas, sharing opportunities, and connecting with colleagues from around the state.  Come eat, relax, refresh, converse, and energize while networking with other committed professionals! Leave inspired by our collective strength and creativity.

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The Feedback Process: Transforming Feedback for Professional Learning, 2nd Edition

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Overall, the message about feedback is stop saying “giving” and “receiving” feedback. Instead, ask to engage people in a learning process. Trust the learner as a professional with their own autonomy and agency. This will reshape the culture in schools and school systems if the feedback process focused on “learning” is a part of all levels in the system.

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