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Learning Forward Events
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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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?Find out more »
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/Find out more »
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/Find out more »
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.Find out more »