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December 5–9, 2015

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

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New to the General Sessions!

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education
We are pleased to announce the addition of Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education and Sean Mc Comb, 2014 Teacher-of-the-Year, to our 2015 Annual Conference general sessions.

Be sure to register for your sessions before they fill up!

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Sean Mc Comb, 2014 Teacher-of-the-Year
Sean Mc Comb
2014 Teacher-of-the-Year
You're Invited
to the
Learning Forward Virginia Affiliate Reception
Monday, December 7 – 6:00–6:45 p.m.
Cherry Blossom Room
Gaylord Conference Center
  • Join educators from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area for networking and camaraderie (Tickets not required.)
  • Discover the fantastic professional learning opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Learn about the ways your affiliate can supports your professional learning goals
  • Show your pride and wear a symbol representing the Great State of Virginia
  • Light snacks and a cash bar will be available
We can't wait to see you!
Sue Sarber, President - Learning Forward Virginia
Melissa Lisanti, President-elect - Learning Forward Virginia
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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.

Virginia Educators Presenting at DC 2015
See a complete list of Virginia Educators presenting at LFVA's 2015 Annual Conference in DC.

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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:
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From Seatwork to Feetwork Second Edition
From Seatwork to Feetwork Second EditionWell-known Virginia author and speaker, Ron Nash has written the second edition of the Corwin best seller, From Seatwork to Feetwork. This second edition includes two new chapters:
  1. Feedback and praise
  2. Importance of perspective and empathy in classroom communication and collaboration
Also included are two new appendices:
  • Appendix A: Providing support for speakers and listeners
  • Appendix B: Maximizing the use of time in classrooms
With more than 60 additional pages, From Seatwork to Feetwork shows teachers how to shift students from passive observers to active participants in their own learning.

Through the end of January 2016, Ron will sell copies of his new book at $22.50 each, a 25% discount. Contact Ron at ronsonsult@cox.net to order books for your teacher leaders or your entire staff. Email Ron or call him at 757-567-6999 with questions.
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An "unconference" designed specifically for educators
What is an "unconference" you ask? Instead of organizers driving the conference content, the attendees drive the content. Attendees are encouraged to engage in organic, authentic discussions rather than presenters with power points droning on for hours (no offense to power points). And the best part, this conference is FREE OF CHARGE!

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TIME: 8 am - 1 pm
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