2019 Conference Recap

2019 Annual Conference GATEWAY TO SUCCESS: OUR LEARNING. THEIR FUTURE Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2019 Annual Conference! The 2019 Annual Conference brought best-in-class conference learning, networking, and collaboration to St. Louis. The theme, GATEWAY TO SUCCESS: OUR LEARNING. THEIR FUTURE. reminded us of the journey we create every time we begin…

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2018 Conference Recap

All learners, many perspectives, one community Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 Annual Conference!  The 2018 Annual Conference offered education leaders and policymakers the connections, tools, learning opportunities, and strategies they need to understand and implement effective professional learning in their classrooms, schools, and districts. The theme for the 2018 Learning Forward…

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No matter what role we play in a school or district, each of us wants to make a difference. Yet, in our interactions we often are left confused and overwhelmed. Participate in this workshop to strengthen your decision-making capabilities, resistance management strategies, and stress tolerance. Leave with cognitive, social, and psychological resources to help you…

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If you wait until you administer a summative assessment to determine whether students have learned what you are teaching, then you have waited too long! Join this session to learn how to ask higher-level questions that cause students to think deeply. Join other participants to create and assess a list of products and performances to…

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Unlock the mystery of collective efficacy by improving the quality of collaborative professional conversations. Learn how to engage teams in nine conversations designed to build collective efficacy and develop the skills needed to build knowledge coherence–an essential measure of success. The true measure of collective efficacy is coherent words and actions that demonstrate how teachers…

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Educators know that collaborative professional learning strengthens instructional practice and enhances student learning, but in reality, collaborative learning does not always lead to improved practice. Join us to explore a transformative professional learning model that uses continuous improvement cycles, teacher-led video study of classroom practice, and student-facing rubrics. Learn key practices to step up site-based…

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Systems can be difficult to describe. All of us know the respiratory system exists, but few can explain its essential roles and responsibilities in sustaining living organisms. Effective learning systems are no less difficult to describe. Join this session, based on the book Becoming a Learning System, and focus on the essential attributes of a…

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Increase your effectiveness as a presenter and facilitator. Learn ways to promote your presentations, manage groups, effectively give directions, scaffold strategies for interesting presentations and effective facilitation. Extend your personal skills and repertoire for delivering important content and navigating group dialogues and discussions.

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An empowered teacher leader recognizes that the foundation of data-driven instruction is the connection between summative data and daily classroom instruction. In this training session, join other teacher leaders to build skills in determining appropriate alignment of standard-based objectives with success criteria. Examine and create high-quality formative assessments aligned with specific instructional objectives. Develop understanding about…

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Join us for hands-on learning that will help you see technology as an underutilized tool to improve teacher practice and student outcomes. Learn practical ways to assess current learning so you can start building a roadmap for progress. Empower teachers and engage students. Be sure to bring your devices (e.g. laptop, Chromebook, smartphone, tablet) fully…

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Much of our joy and sorrow in life as well as our success and failure at work are direct results of our relationships. Our relationships flourish or fail depending on how well we communicate. Learn how to listen and communicate with empathy, find common bonds, and build emotional connections. Develop the beliefs and habits that…

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With increasing accountability pressure for evidence-based strategies and ever-tightening budgets, district and school leaders want to make sure that their investments of time, effort, and resources in professional learning result in educator effectiveness and student achievement. In this session participants will initiate a step-by-step process for evaluating professional learning that provides critical data for ongoing improvement…

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What are the most common questions leaders and coaches ask about engaging in classroom observations in mathematics? Gain insights from the UnboundEd team, which has led immersive trainings with educators from around the country. Hear about the top five things keeping school leaders up at night when it comes to observation and coaching related to…

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Leaders who thrive in turbulent, complex times bring people and ideas together to develop learners who can innovate, apply thinking to new situations, and contribute to the betterment of humanity. Explore a coherence framework that provides a dynamic, customizable pathway to build the capacity of your team to deepen student learning. Consider the right drivers…

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When district leaders develop deeper understanding of the omnipresent impact of race on their personal, professional and organizational lives, and effectively act on their newfound understandings, lasting change begins. Systemic transformation through a lens of equity is grounded in intentional efforts to create and sustain a culture in which all stakeholders, especially those of Black,…

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Based on the latest book in Learning Forward’s “learning series,” this session focuses on the actions of the profes­sional learning team in the application of a five-stage cycle of continuous learning. Participants will explore case studies and learn about ideas and actions that result in learning teams that experience and model professional learning that is…

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In this interactive design session, we get torethink what educator learning should look like to support transformationand movement toward next-generation learning. Engage with other participants todive deeply into rethinking the how, why, and what of professional learning, as well as the enabling conditions. Then work together to design your next-generation professional learning system,complete with prototypes…

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Explore dispositions known as “habits of mind” and their role in the development of leaders and their capacity. Learn about connections between habits of mind and neurosciences. Apply these dispositions in decision making related to personally generated challenges.

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Using discussion protocols in schools isn’ta new concept, but it has become more common place in the past five years. Unfortunately, many users of protocols have been“protocoled” in a district or school gathering and the residual taste intheir mouth is neither positive nor productive. This interactive session positions participants to experience well-facilitated discussion protocols, leaving…

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Planning for instruction and conferring are at the heart of content-focused coaching—the time during which two professionals collaboratively study artifacts of practice to glean insights that advance pedagogy. Join us to study key coaching practices that lay the groundwork for deep and specific planning conferences. Video artifacts, for example, ground coach and teacher dialogue in…

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Experience the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), a simple, powerful strategy to teach students to ask their own questions. In this hands-on, active learning session, master this powerful technique for immediate classroom use and for effective professional learning. Collaborate with experienced school leaders and educators from across the country to plan how you caneasilyintegrate this strategy…

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Professional learning that improves educator effectiveness is fundamental for the continuous improvement of teaching and learning. Research suggests that engaging professional learning should be designed for transfer into classroom instruction and learning for students. To help connect teaching and learning, today’s leadersof adult learning need a specific skill set. Join this highly interactive session to…

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Learn about a suite of tools and processes designed to help you select and support the enactment ofinstructional materials for next generation science. Engage with other participants as a mock selection committee to learn to analyze instructional materials based on important “look-fors” in high-quality instructional materials. Dig into resources that support leaders, first, in preparing…

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Do you want to bridge the gap between the current state of mathematics instruction and your vision for success forall students? Meaningful change is a team effort and InnovationConfiguration (IC) maps can serve as tools to support the work of instructional leaders in their efforts to promote deep mathematical understanding instudents. Learn about ways IC…

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When principals learn, teachers learn. According to Paul Manna, William &Mary, (2015) principals, through their actions, strongly shape the culture that inspires teachers to stay and can be powerful multipliers of effective teaching and leadership practices in schools. Participants will explore strategies principals use for becoming advocates for their own learning, building communities of learners…

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As educators, we are interested in designing hands-on, minds-on learning through well-designed, problem-based learning tasks. But how do we make that happen in ways that make the data from student performances useful for us and our students in determining nextsteps in the learning process? In this make it/take it session, after abrief introduction to evidence-centered…

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Many of our efforts in developing more effective schools are focused, incorrectly, on just the beginningof the changes. Learn how to build in professionallearning and leadership strategies so theinnovations actually last and are institutionalized. See how to createthe culture and conditions to promote lasting motivation and deep implementation of the practices that will lead to…

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Every student deserves high quality instruction and instructional materials; however,less than 20 percent of teachers strongly agree that their materials are aligned to standards. This session will build the capacityof district and school leaders to develop and lead a coherent instructional materials adoption and implementationprocess that prioritizes educator professional learning and educator voice. Participants will…

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Testimonies

I want to express my gratitude for assembling a top-quality learning experience for myself as a curriculum/professional learning director and for my adult professional learning team in my district.  It was what we needed when we needed it.

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