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December 5–9, 2015

Plan now to join us this December in Washington, DC.

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Learning Forward's 2015 Annual Conference is the best investment you can make to elevate your practice and promote effective professional learning in your school, district, state, or organization. Learn from the leaders in the field. Experience inspiring keynotes and cutting-edge thought leaders, dynamic general sessions and interactive learning designs, and form lasting professional relationships.

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5 Best Reasons to Attend DC 2015 Learning Forward's Annual Conference
Reason #1: Real-world, relevant insights.
Where else can you hear the latest research and thought leadership on defining and implementing successful professional learning, and then immediately discuss the impact for your role with experts and other PD practitioners?
Reason #2: Ideas you can actually use.
Experience discussions with top thought leaders on creating effective learning and for making it happen plus sessions that generate actionable ideas and best practices.
Reason #3: Connections with educators.
A dynamic, interactive program format – plus plentiful networking time – means unique opportunities to connect with colleagues and discover how they're using learning to deliver immediate results and to provide evidence of effectiveness.
Reason #4: Tangible takeaways.
Ideas generated during the discussions along with the most current research on learning from Learning Forward's staff and conference presenters.
Reason #5: Hometown advantage.
Best of all, you can access all this best-in-class professional learning and networking right where you live! By directly bringing this professional learning to the Gaylord's Conference and Convention Center here at National Harbor, Learning Forward continues to provide the thought leadership, strategic insights and meaningful interaction you and other learning leaders need to succeed.

Learning Forward Virginia hosted:
Designing Inquiring Minds Workshop
with Ron Nash and Jenny Sue Flannagan
This workshop provided participants with strategies, activities, and techniques that fosters active engagement. Students can then conduct the kind of authentic research that begins with exploring and observation.

Some Take Aways

"Teach people......not just content."
"Telling isn't teaching."
"Part of teaching is helping students learn how to tolerate ambiguity, consider possibilities, and ask questions."

To Learn More

Contact Ron at - www.ronnashandassociates.com
Contact Jenny Sue - at www.justsimplescience.com

Apple Federal Credit UnionMany thanks go to Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation who provided scholarships for 20 new teachers to attend Designing Inquiring Minds.
These teachers were from school divisions who are members of the Teachers Induction Network. Thank you AFCUEF!!
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