2022 Annual Conference
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2022 Annual Conference!
Learning Forward’s 53rd Annual Conference in 2022 marked our return to an in-person event in Nashville, Tennessee. The theme for 2022, reimagine, inspired more than 3,000 educators to reimagine professional learning and celebrate the passion, dedication, and determination of educators who put learning first.
The Learning Forward team and the conference host committee ensured a high-quality professional learning experience in Music City. There were numerous opportunities to collaborate and engage in productive discussions with colleagues from around the world who gathered with us at the Gaylord Opryland, heard from inspiring and compelling speakers, networked with others in similar roles who are facing similar challenges, and departed with effective strategies to implement immediately.
Watch this short excerpt from Jessyca Mathews' keynote, Placing Ourselves on the Mountaintop.
Watch this short excerpt from Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa's keynote, How Time and Tools have Changed Forever in Education Thanks to COVID.
Watch this short excerpt from Baruti Kafele's keynote, The Equity-Mindset Educator.
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Review the full 2022 conference program.
A special thank-you to our 2022 Nashville Host Committee
Chair: Mary Decker
Members: Rachel Addison, Sarah Blumberg, Deborah Boyd, Erica Coleman-Mitchell, Angie Manor, Brenda Mathews, Tanna Nicely, Theresa Nixon, Renee Pryor, Millicent Smith, Tina Smith, David Timbs, and Jeff Yawn.
Thank you to our 2022 sponsors.
What does professional learning look like in a real-world setting when aligned with or informed by the standards?
Find out using these new vignettes! #Stand4PL
Vignettes help educators envision what professional learning looks like in a real-world setting when aligned with or informed by the standards.standards.learningforward.org
Did you know that students falling through the cracks could be a professional learning issue?
This tool lists challenges that develop in schools/systems when standards are absent and the resulting improved outcomes when those standards are addressed: http://ow.ly/unUE50OmjaV
"I have heard many stories of how the SAI builds bridges among teams and colleagues, promotes a shared understanding of high-quality professional learning, and informs schoolwide and systems-wide practices for the better." #Stand4PL
The Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI) is a confidential, web-based survey that schools and districts have used to measure their alignment with theservices.learningforward.org
ICYMI: This week, we released a host of NEW tools to help educators at all levels implement Standards for Professional Learning in their schools and system.
You can now access all the recordings and tools launched during this week: http://ow.ly/SkNh50O2bQN #Stand4PL
Have you added Standards Week live streams to your calendar? 🗓️
Save room on your calendar this week to join us each day @ 3 PM ET to learn about resources supporting the implementation of high-quality professional learning.
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Need ideas on how to use the Standards for Professional Learning?
Here are suggested STARTING POINTS as educators commit to move standards into practice.
Visit http://standards.learningforward.org to find resources useful for sharing, studying, & implementing the standards. ...#Stand4PL
This table describes what happens when educators neglect one or more of the standards within their professional learning systems.
You can use the tool in this article to build your team’s understanding of the importance and role of implementing standards collectively: ...http://ow.ly/IQH150Mmw3h #Stand4PL #TheLearningPro
Emotional reunions, fun surprises, top-notch presenters, and cutting-edge topics helped to make the 2022 Annual Conference one of our best conferences yet. Enjoy, tag, save, and share these moments from the conference captured on camera! #LearnFwd22
Thank you, everyone, for helping to make #LearnFwd22 an amazing event! We look forward to seeing you again in DC for #LearnFwd23!
If you would like to be a presenter at our 2023 conference in DC, the Call for Proposals is at lfp.learningforward.org - open until January 31, 2023.
Principal Baruti Kafele will deliver the final #LearnFwd22 keynote. A highly regarded urban educator in New Jersey for over 20 years, Baruti Kafele distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. Learn more about Kafele: http://ow.ly/C5Z450LXzY8
As you and your colleagues continue to face challenges in pursuit of instructional excellence, don’t forget that Learning Forward has more than 50 years of expertise to help you uncover the root causes and develop a path toward improved outcomes. Let us help you continue your learning long after ...the conference is over: https://services.learningforward.org/ #LearnFwd22
Our students deserve schools filled with outstanding support for teachers and principals – now more than ever. We urge Congress to finish FY 2023 appropriations during this Congress and increase funding for #TitleIIA. #LearnFwd22
Show your support for high-quality professional learning ...by signing our Advocacy Commitment Form: http://ow.ly/3v6u50LWlte
A Commitment to Support High-Quality Professional Learning Professional learning is essential to strengthening educator practice, improving student...ow.ly
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa will deliver today's keynote. Tracey teaches Neuroscience of Learning: An Introduction to Mind, Brain, Health & Education at the Harvard University Extension School & is an associate editor of Science of Learning.
Learn more about Tracey: ...http://ow.ly/EgqT50LWcpx #LearnFwd22
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Show your support for educators' professional learning by adding a Twibbon: https://twibbon.com/Support/2022-annual-conference#modal-twitter
For more than 45 years, Learning Forward’s Annual Conference has been THE event for learning about learning. Our 2022 conference in Nashville,...twibbon.com
Jessyca Mathews is delivering the first keynote at #LearnFwd22 today. Mathews is a language arts teacher in Flint, Michigan, & a racial, environmental justice, & institutional racism activist.
Learn more about Jessyca: http://ow.ly/fOot50LV6rA
The event we've been waiting for is FINALLY here! 🎉
Today is the first day of the SOLD-OUT 2022 Annual Conference (#LearnFwd22) and we couldn't be any more excited to be back together in-person after two years of virtual learning.
Let the power of community begin! ...🧡
Only ONE MORE DAY until #LearnFwd22! 🎉
Our staff and volunteers are counting down the seconds until we welcome you to THE event for learning about learning. ⌛
Let the countdown to #LearnFwd22 continue! 🎉
Only TWO MORE DAYS until we're back engaging in thought-provoking conversations and collaborative learning.
Interested in submitting a proposal for the 2023 Annual Conference at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC? The 2023 Call for Proposals opens today, Dec. 1, and closes on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. https://learningforward.org/event/2023-call-for-proposals/
Interested in submitting a proposal for the 2023 Annual Conference at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC? The 2023 Call for Proposals will open...learningforward.org
The countdown to #LearnFwd22 continues! 🎉
Only THREE MORE DAYS until we're reunited with old friends and colleagues and fist-bumping new ones.
Let the countdown to #LearnFwd22 begin! 🎉
Only FOUR more days until THOUSANDS of educators from around the world come together to REIMAGINE professional learning.
The 2022 Annual Conference has sold out! 🎉
Thank you to everyone who has registered to attend, signed up to present a session, volunteered to help, or joined one of the many committees.
A special thank-you to our sponsors for their generous financial support. #LearnFwd22
This week at six sites across the state, Mississippi educators engaged in two full days of deep, interactive learning about Standards for Professional Learning. They dug into each frame and came up with visual analogies.
As of now, registration for Sunday's Dec. 4 preconference at #LearnFwd22 is sold out!
If you would like to be notified if openings become available for Sunday, add your name to the waitlist ➡️ http://ow.ly/tFmK50LfeEx
The good news is we still have spots available for ...the rest of the conference. However, there are fewer than 275 spots remaining for Monday through Wednesday. If you haven't registered yet, do so now before the rest of the conference days fill up! https://conference.learningforward.org/