Affiliate leadership meeting

Note: This event is exclusively for Affiliate leaders only. 

Expanding the Possibilities: Learning Forward Affiliate Leaders Meeting 

Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21

Meeting Purpose: To support affiliates as they continue to advance the Learning Forward mission, vision, and strategic priorities.

Affiliate Leaders are also invited to attend day one and/or day four of the Summer Institutes (the day before and the day after the Affiliate Leaders Meeting):

  • Day one – Thursday, July 19
    Expanding Awareness: Advancing Equity and Excellence through Professional Learning Tied to Curriculum Implementation
    Learning Forward, EdReports, UnBoundEd, Carnegie Foundation
  • Day four – Sunday, July 22
    Pulling it Together: Professional Learning and Instructional Materials
    Learning Forward staff and Becoming a Learning Team practitioners

Detailed agenda

Friday, July 20th, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Time Topic Speaker
1:00-1:30 Welcome and Affiliate Introductions Elizabeth Foster, Associate Director of Standards, Research, and Strategy
1:30-2:15 Greetings and Board Introductions
The “State of the Association” Message
Stephanie Hirsh, Learning Forward Executive Director
Frederick Brown, Learning Forward Deputy Executive Director
2:15-3:30 Affiliate Panel Discussion Affiliate Leaders
3:45-4:15 Policy and Advocacy Update Melinda George, Director of Policy and Partnerships
4:15-4:30 Reflections Elizabeth Foster & Affiliate Leaders
4:30-5:30 Fireside Chat: The Power of Integrating Instructional Materials and Professional Learning Eric Hirsch, EdReports

Saturday, July 21st, 7:30am – 4:00pm

Time Topic Speaker
7:30-8:30 am Breakfast
8:30-9:00 am Reflections Elizabeth Foster
9:00-9:30 am Foundation Update Heather Lageman, Chair, Learning Forward Foundation
9:30-10:30 am Implementing and Contextualizing the Standards of Professional Learning Tracy Crow, Director of Communications
10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-11:00 am Website Updates Niki Gamble
11:00-11:30 am Invitation to Dallas 2018 Annual Conference Host Committee
11:30-Noon Learning Forward 50th Anniversary Update Frederick Brown, Deputy Executive Director
Noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-4:00 pm
(choose one)
Option 1:
Becoming a Learning Principal
Learning Forward will soon be adding to its “learning series” with the release of Becoming a Learning Principal. This text will outline what we believe are key characteristics and behaviors of principals who are “learning leaders” and “leaders of learning” in their schools. The book will also address the system elements that enable these types of principals to be the norm in a district or charter management organization. Participants in this session will receive a coupon for a copy of the book once it is released.
Frederick Brown, Deputy Executive Director
Option 2:
Becoming a Learning System
Stephanie Hirsh
Option 3:
Becoming a Learning Team
Tracy Crow
4:15-4:30 pm Wrap-up & Recognitions Elizabeth Foster and Niki Gamble