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December 5–9, 2015

Plan now to join us next 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.

Bring your best work to D.C. in 2015

Apply to present at the 2015 Annual Conference in National Harbor, Maryland December 5-9, 2015, and share your expertise with educators from around the world.

Learning Forward's Annual Conference offers education leaders the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and strategies they need to understand and implement effective professional learning in their classrooms, schools, and districts. Submit your proposal to present a session and join your colleagues in exploring best practices in professional learning.

Submit your proposals before Jan. 31, 2015
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More Conferences in Virginia

Central Virginia Writing Project Professional Development November 2014
November 13th & 14th, 2014
Keynote Speakers: Georgia Heard & Tom Romano

Virginia Association of Science Teachers and Annual Professional Development Institute
Sparking Innovation: Enhancing Student Learning
November 20–22, 2014
Hotel Roanoke
There is a pre-conference schedule with Carol Tomlinson on November 20th 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Hotel Roanoke. This is a great deal for teams to attend-1 administrator and 3 teachers for only $150.

VASCD Annual Conference
School is for Innovators
December 3–5, 2014
Doubletree by Hilton, Williamsburg

The Annual Technology in Education Conference
December 7–9, 2014
Virginia Beach Convention Center
From cutting edge technology to innovative ideas for integration, the Annual Technology in Education Conference sponsored by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education has something for everyone. With inspiration from three internationally known speakers, insight from nearly 200 breakout sessions, and just plain fun at our playgrounds and hackerspace, you will learn, share and grow with VSTE.

Preparing Students for the Virginia Standards Writing Performance Tasks
December 16, 2014  |  Time 12:30-3:00 PM
Place Holiday Inn Express
1901 Emmet St N.  |  Charlotteville, VA 22901
Cost $75
Cost of registration includes a writing performance task of your grade-level choice. Questions? Contact Isabel Sawyer at 434.260.9700 or isabel_sawyer@devstu.org

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Join authors and leaders in the field each Thursday throughout the fall for webinars on key topics that will prepare you to successfully implement professional learning that increases teaching effectiveness and student achievement. With topics for teacher leaders, school leaders and system leaders, our fall webinars series will help you get results with powerful professional learning.

Webinars are free for Learning Forward members. Non-members may attend one webinar for $20, or three for $50. Not a member? Become one now!

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Five reasons why I believe Learning Forward's Annual Conference will be beneficial to you
by: Dr. Deborah Jackson
Learning Forward Board of Trustees President-Elect

2014 Annual Conference
While early registration discounts have expired, as a board member I am able to extend it for you!
Save $50 on a 3 or 5-day registration using Promo Code: Board50.

As a member of Learning Forward's Board of Trustees, I am always seeking new ways to spread the word about high-quality professional learning and its impact on educator and student success. The work being done at Learning Forward impacts the lives of many, and today I want to share with you a wonderful learning opportunity that is close to my heart.

I know you are always looking for exceptional learning opportunities for yourself, your colleagues, teacher leaders and the districts and schools with whom you work. At the 2014 Annual Conference, educators from all over the world will network while exploring critical topics in leadership, professional learning, and school improvement.

Here are five reasons why I believe Learning Forward's Annual Conference will be beneficial to you. You can...

1. Choose from over 300 sessions covering crucial topics that help you address your most pressing challenges.
2. Experience an exciting lineup of presenters and thought leaders.
3. Access the latest technology to support professional learning.
4. Support great teaching and learning.
5. Ensure professional learning gets results.

A detailed conference program of all sessions and keynote speakers is available at www.learningforwardconference.org along with an online registration form.

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Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation
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Teacher Match
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Board Meetings 2015

February 3, 2015
Virginia Department of Education
James Monroe Building
The Wilson Conference Room, 22nd Floor
101 N. 14th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

11 am. – 4 p.m.

Technical Assistance Calls
First Friday of every month
1 – 2 p.m.

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