Join experts from WestEd and Atlanta Public Schools at Learning Forward’s 2021 Annual Conference, held virtually on December 5–7, 2021.
With this year’s theme, “Transformation Begins Here,” Learning Forward offers educators opportunities to shift perspectives, power up their expertise, and transform practice. Attendees can choose from keynote addresses, 20 pre-conference sessions, and 80 concurrent sessions. The sessions focus on leadership development, school climate, equity and access, culturally responsive pedagogy, data-driven decision-making, and more.
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Meet staff, download free publications, and learn more about our research and professional learning opportunities at our Virtual Sponsor Booth.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Session: Implementing Virtual Data Equity Walks to Improve Student Outcomes
Presenters: Bejanae Kareem (WestEd), Cindy Caldwell (WestEd), Ramon Garner (Atlanta Public Schools), Lauren Lamont (Atlanta Public Schools), and Lori Miller (Atlanta Public Schools)
Time: 11:15am–1:15pm (Eastern)
Description: Explore how districts overcome the challenge of identifying targeted professional learning tied to student outcomes. Experience how a case study school district used the Data Equity Walk to build leaders’ capacity to identify targeted professional learning from data-driven decisions. Leave with a data protocol and process and a sample SMART plan focused on collecting balanced data to inform ongoing professional learning.
Sponsor Session: ELMES Accelerating Language Development for English Learners
Presenter: Sharon Sáez (WestEd)
Time: 1:30pm–2:15pm (Eastern)
Description: Join the English Learners and Migrant Education Services (ELMES) team to learn about WestEd’s Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) professional learning approach to provide both elementary and secondary educators with the supports they need to accelerate language development, academic literacy, and disciplinary knowledge of all students, particularly English Learners.