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December 5–9, 2015

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

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.

Volunteer for Learning Forward's Annual Conference to be held Dec 5-9, 2015, at the Gaylord Conference and Convention Center, National Harbor. Click here.

Learning Forward Virginia proudly presents:
Designing Inquiring Minds Workshop
with Ron Nash and Jenny Sue Flannagan
Where: Chesterfield County Public Schools Thomas Fulghum Conference Center, 13900 Hull Street, Midlothian, VA 23112

When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 8:30am – 3:15pm

Cost: $99.00 Discounts available to school divisions sending 10 or more registrants. Please contact lfvaconfreg@gmail.com for details.

Audience: All K-8 Educators

Please Note: Breakfast and Lunch will be on your own. Please come prepared by bringing items that will meet your individual needs.

For More Information: Flyer  |  Agenda & Directions

Join your colleagues from across Virginia at Learning Forward Virginia's Designing Inquiring Minds workshop on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the Chesterfield County Public Schools Thomas Fulghum Conference Center. This five-hour workshop is led by Ron Nash and Jenny Sue Flannagan, well-known educators across Virginia.

Active engagement is a necessary component in the learning process. Working collaboratively, students can conduct the kind of authentic research that begins with observation and wonder. Jenny Sue Flannagan and Ron Nash will model activities that harness the power of your students' inquiring minds.

The Active Classroom by Ron Nash Ron Nash's book, The Active Classroom, will be available for purchase at the conference for a special conference price of $25, normally selling for $31.95.

Checks and/or cash will be accepted. Sorry no credit cards or purchase orders.

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July 8-10, 2015

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Center for the Collaborative Classroom
Fall/Winter 2015-2016 Virginia Literacy Workshops
Join us to experience interactive learning and deep conversations designed for K-6 educators, coaches, and administrators. Participants will explore the instructional shifts necessary to meet the rigorous demands of the standards, and to ensure students become engaged and proficient readers as well as prolific and thoughtful writers. Save the Date Flyer

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Board Meetings 2015

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