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October 9, 2014

Learning Forward Virginia Conference

Invites you to support the work and conversations of teams with...

Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer Abrams

Sheraton Park South Hotel
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, Virginia 23235

"Building Your Team Dynamics"

The use of protocols for professional learning can be extremely helpful in optimizing professional learning time. So much can be said and heard in a shorter time when parameters and structures are used to support powerful collaborative discussion.

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COST: $135

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Hotel Reservations:
$83.00 per night at the:
Sheraton Park South Hotel
9901 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond VA | (800) 525-9538 (Be sure to mention Learning Forward Virginia)
Hotel Room Reservation cut off date:
September 17, 2014
For more information about the conference please contact:
Sue Sarber, President or
Judy Newhouse, Executive Director.

If you have questions about the registration process, please contact the Registration Chair, Charlie Makela.

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The Power of the Familiar Stranger: The impact of video
as data
Tim Neall and Donna Wilder: impact of video as data
Educators from several school divisions participated in a workshop facilitated by Tim Neall and Donna Wilder, professional development specialists from Prince William County Public Schools. The workshop, The Power of the Familiar Stranger, incorporated video as a tool for reflection. Research has stated that effective teaching leads to student success. To strengthen teaching practices, educator learning is essential. The importance of reflection with skillful coaching empowers and enables educator growth. New insights are the power of video as data.

Tim and Donna have shared this list of References for Video as Data.

The Teaching Channel has also recently added a video clip of a teacher talking about using video to collect data for her own reflection and how she shared this data with her principal. Using Video to Improve Practice

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UPCOMING FALL Webinars Kick-off!
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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Instructional Rounds
Lee Teitel on using instructional rounds to implement new teaching practices.

Collaborative Analysis of Student Learning
Amy Colton and Georgea Langer discuss how analysis of student work can drive school change.

The Positive Power of Differences
Author Jane Kise provides strategies for implementing polarity thinking.

THURSDAY, NOV. 13 @ 4:30 P.M. EDT
PLCs and Coaching: A Powerful Connection
Steve Barkley leads this discussion of how to combine professional learning communities with instructional and peer coaching.

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Success at the Core
Success at the Core is a FREE resource for educational leaders an teachers.

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New report: 'Designing Professional Learning'
A new report from Learning Forward and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership provides a framework for understanding and designing effective, engaging professional learning. Understand key learning design elements, and learn what questions will help refine and clarify your professional learning outcomes.

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Know Standards
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Maximizing Instructional Time to Increase Student Engagement
Find out how an elementary school staff restructured their schedule to maximize instructional time.

One of the most common factors we found in talking with our teachers about reasons and factors causing our students not to make the kind of academic progress needed is consistently "TIME"!!! More specifically, time to teach all of the components of balanced literacy.

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The Principal Story Learning Guide
As an educator who supports aspiring and current principals, you want to create learning experiences that are engaging and based on evidence. Discover personal assumptions is an exercise from The Principal Story Learning Guide, a web-based resource available free from Learning Forward and based on the lessons distilled from research underwritten by The Wallace Foundation. Read more...

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Thank you to our 2014 Conference Sponsors!
Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation
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Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014
Sheraton Park South
9901 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond, VA
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