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Upcoming Conferences
National Assistant Principal Leadership Conference
June 28 – 30, 2017
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, Maryland


Prince George's County Public Schools Leadership Center is proud to announce a one-of-a-kind conference that will leverage national speakers and provide hands-on workshops that illuminate the complexity of leadership development at the charming, historic Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.

Assistant principals, principals, superintendents, central office administrators, and teacher leaders are invited to learn, discuss, and share best practices relative to leadership development.

Featured Speakers:
Charles Huth
Charles "Chip" Huth
Senior Consultant
Arbinger Institute
Pedro Antonio Noguera
Pedro Antonio Noguera, Ph.D.
UCLA
David Nelson
David Nelson
VitalSmarts


Virginia is For PBL

Project-Based Learning coming to Virginia!!

Sponsored by Learning Forward Virginia, Buck Institute,
and Chesterfield County Public Schools

October 12-14, 2017
Chesterfield County, Virginia

CTC@Hull 13900 Hull Street Rd. Midlothian, Virginia 23112

@lf_virginia #LFVApbl

Learning Forward Virginia (LFVA) is excited to bring Project Based Learning to Virginia. Project Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, challenge, or problem.

PBL cares about our mission to educate all by integrating knowing and doing. Students work to uncover understandings of content as opposed to serving as bystanders while the teacher covers curriculum through lectures, worksheets, and disconnected tasks.

For updates visit: Learning Forward Virginia (LFVA)


2017 Annual Conference at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando Florida

2017 Annual Conference:
Learning Beyond the Horizon
December 2 – 6, 2017
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando Florida

Learning Forward's Annual Conference is the best investment you can make in your own professional learning. Our conference attendees become part of a community of learners developing new knowledge and honing their skills, engaging in meaningful collaboration, and learning from leaders in the field of professional learning.
Learning Opportunities
Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals
Call for proposals for 2017 MASSP's signature Assistant Principal's Conference
October 17, 2017 at Overhills Mansion in Catonsville, MD
Registration will be available at the MASSP website in August.
Our focus this year is Leadership for Personalizing Instruction: Blended Learning, Engaging Students, and Differentiating Instruction

In addition to the keynoter, we want administrators (either principals or assistant principals) to present concurrent sessions of approximately 45 minutes in length where they will share ideas of innovative leadership practices at their school related to our themes. Feel free to bring a team. Presenters will be asked to register for the conference but will receive a discount.

Our planning committee will review proposals in mid-September and we will notify presenters if their proposals are accepted at that time.

Deadline for proposal submission is Thursday, September 14, 2017. We will consider any topic that you believe fits into our theme. It can relate to instruction, scheduling, discipline, technology–you name it.

Please submit your request via email to Executive Director Scott Pfeifer. Include the following information:
Name
Position:
School:
Other presenters:
Topic:
Session Name for Program:
Description of the session (please be as detailed as possible):
List of other conferences/settings where you have presented THIS topic or others:
LFMD News
Educational Systems FCU
High School Senior Scholarships & Professional Development Award for Educators
Educational Systems FCU is honored to support educators and students who continually strive to learn and grow. I am pleased to announce that once again, Educational Systems FCU will be awarding a $3,000 Dorothy Marvil Memorial Scholarship to a college-bound high school senior; a $500 Business Management and Finance Scholarship to a graduating high school senior who has completed all of the Business Management and Finance course requirements; and a $1,000 Maurice Erly Professional Development Award to educators continuing their education.

Learn more: 2017 High School Scholarships
Learn more: Maurice Erly Professional Development Award
Learning Forward and NCTAF Announce Merger to Provide Stronger Support for the Nation's Teachers and Students
DALLAS & WASHINGTON – Jan. 24, 2017 – Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America's Future (NCTAF) are excited to announce they are joining forces to address the critical need to rethink and improve professional learning systems to support teaching and learning for all educators and students. The merger is effective immediately, and the nonprofits will operate under the Learning Forward banner moving forward. ...read more
Learning Forward Maryland congratulates Dr. Karen Salmon for being chosen as the next Maryland State Superintendent
Dr. Karen SalmonThe Maryland State Board of Education today selected Dr. Karen B. Salmon as the State's next State Superintendent of Schools, effective July 1.

Dr. Salmon will begin serving as Acting Superintendent on June 1, and take the helm as State Superintendent one month later. She will succeed Interim State Superintendent Jack Smith, who earlier this year was named the next Superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools. ...read more
posted on: 5.26.2016
Congratulations to Prince George's County Public Schools for its selection in Learning Forward's Redesign PD of Community of Practice.
They join 19 other school districts across the United States in this ambitious and crucial undertaking. Sharon Hodges, Supervisor in the Office of Talent Development and Dr. Lisa Spencer, Director of Instructional Technology are on the LFMD Board of Directors, and will report periodically on the progress of the work. ...read more

posted on: 5.25.2016
Seizing the Moment: State Lessons for Transforming Professional Learning
Barely into the second decade of the 21st century, education leaders are challenged as never before to increase student achievement and prepare every student for college and careers. With newly designed assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards about to be field tested on a massive scale and with educator evaluations dependent on student performance on these new assessments, educators must have the content and pedagogical knowledge to translate new standards into rigorous, authentic, and engaging learning experiences. ...read more

posted on: 5.5.2015
Sponsors
Educational Systems Federal Credit Union
Learning Forward Maryland is thankful for the sponsorship of the Educational Systems Federal Credit Union -
our partner in providing leadership and support for the professional learning needs and development of educators throughout Maryland.
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