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February 2020

LF Colorado Board/Steering Meeting, February 13, 2020

February 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122 United States
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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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January 2020

Networking Dinner – January 30, 2020

January 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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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Professional Learning Leadership Team Launch- January 23, 2020

January 23

The Professional Learning Team is off and running!  We have many activities we are working on.  Please join us if you are interested in being part of this committee. Contact Jana Frieler, Director of Professional Learning at Learning Forward Colorado for additional information   Learning Forward Colorado is focused on honoring the education profession by supporting educators at all levels as they provide excellent opportunities for students in the state of Colorado.  We believe that those doing the work should be…

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November 2019

LFKS FALL INSTITUTE: Teacher Leadership

November 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

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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October 2019

Networking Dinner – October 24, 2019

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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LF Colorado Board/Steering Meeting, October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St.
Centennial, CO 80122 United States
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An opportunity to think with the Executive Board as we plan collaboratively and 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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PLC+ Institute

October 3, 2019 - October 4, 2019

Enjoy $25 off registration with partner code LFCO

The PLC+ Institute is a two-day event that provides teachers and teacher leaders with a practical and evidence-based framework, supporting collaborative structures as they plan and implement both student learning and professional learning. Just as teachers work to identify the learning needs of students, PLCs need to identify the learning needs of adult learners. This happens through deep discussion, thoughtful and genuine reflection, and examination of impact. 

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August 2019

Networking Dinner – August 29, 2019

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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June 2019

Past Event: 2019 Highlights of British Columbia Professional Learning Tour

June 2, 2019 - June 8, 2019

Learning Forward Colorado Professional Learning Opportunity! 2019 Highlights of British Columbia Professional Learning Tour June 2-8, 2019 A collaboration between Learning Forward Colorado and EF GoAhead Tours, a division of EF Education First This custom Learning Forward Colorado tour of British Columbia will afford educators the opportunity to explore the beautiful province of British Columbia, Canada, where the National Learning Forward Conference was hosted in December of 2016.  At the conference, several keynote speakers addressed how British Columbia is working to…

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October 2018

Past Event: 2018 Learning Institute

October 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Vrain Innovation Center, 33 Quail Road
Longmont, CO 80501 United States
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ASSESSING YOUR IMPACT: MEASURING THE SUCCESS OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING You're invited to join Colorado administrators and teachers for a full day with Joellen Killion!   Featuring: Joellen Killion Joellen Killion serves as senior advisor to Learning Forward. She is a frequent contributor to Learning Forward?s publications. Her books include: • Assessing Impact:Evaluating Professional Learning • Becoming a Learning School • Coaching Matters • Learning-Focused Feedback • Taking the Lead View her bio here!   Every Year, Every Teacher Engages in Professional Learning: How do…

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2020 Summer Institutes

July 16 - July 19

Each summer, Learning Forward hosts a series of two-day deep dives into professional learning topics that increase leadership capacity, improve teaching practice, and produce positive outcomes for all students. These Summer Institutes are opportunities for leaders at all levels (teachers, instructional coaches, school- and district-based administrators) to explore proven strategies and best practices for leading learning in their schools, systems, or organizations. The 2020 Learning Forward Summer Institutes will be held in Minneapolis at the Hyatt Regency from July 16-19, 2020.

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Deadline: The Learning Professional, October 2020 Article Submissions

June 15

How do we create schools that are welcoming and productive learning environments for all? This issue will explore the role of professional learning in ensuring that every student feels safe, supported, and successful at school. Articles might cover topics such as inclusion of students with special needs in mainstream classrooms, increasing instructional rigor for English Learner students, addressing implicit bias among teachers and/or students, and improving social and emotional learning strategies. Priority will be given to articles that focus on building educators’ capacity for ongoing practices rather than short-term intervention programs. Learn more: https://learningforward.org/the-learning-professional/write-for-us/

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Deadline: The Learning Professional, August 2020 Article Submissions

May 1

Technology offers promising new avenues for professional learning like video consultation, “bug-in-ear” coaching, personalized professional learning “playlists,” and even virtual reality. But how do we make sure that tech-supported professional learning maintains the necessary focus on quality, that it is collaborative, sustained, job-embedded, and data-driven? How do we ensure that convenience and accessibility don’t overshadow depth and student needs? This issue will explore these questions and others, and highlight successful ways technology is enhancing and improving professional learning. Learn more: https://learningforward.org/the-learning-professional/write-for-us/

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Webinar: Taking care of yourself during uncertain times: Mindfulness and well-being for educators

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - April 2 @ 3:00 pm

Educators across the world are continuing to teach and support students during this unprecedented time. Many are teaching in new ways while navigating new worries. How are we helping educators to stay strong and healthy?

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Twitter chat: Coaching in a time of crisis

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - March 31 @ 1:00 pm

Instructional coaches are a trusted source of support for teachers and leaders, and that support is needed now more than ever.

Every educator is navigating uncharted territory due to the Coronavirus, with varying levels of readiness for distance learning and a heap of other questions about how to meet students’ multi-faceted needs.

Join us Tuesday, March 31 at 1:00 P.M. Eastern to discuss how instructional coaches can support educators – and take care of themselves -  during this stressful time. This chat is based on an interview with Learning Forward senior consultants Eric Brooks, Heather Clifton, and Sharron Helmke.

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