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WestEd Will Present at the Learning Forward 2018 Annual Conference

WestEd will be present at the Learning Forward 2018 Annual Conference, held on December 1 through December 5, 2018, at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, in Dallas, Texas.

With this year’s theme, “All Learners, Many Perspectives, One Community,” Learning Forward puts educator learning at the forefront. The conference brings colleagues, inspiring practitioners, and thought leaders together to help tackle some of the most pressing teaching and learning challenges in education today.

Add WestEd sessions to your calendar. Meet some of our expert staff and clients, and learn about our Teacher Practice Networks, an initiative that supports nearly 800 teacher leaders across urban schools in New York City, Los Angeles, Birmingham, and Boston.

Learning Forward Sponsor Reception: Monday, December 3, 4:30-5:30pm at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine Ballroom C & D. WestEd invites attendees to visit the WestEd table #14 and meet with other K–12 leaders and our expert staff. Information on WestEd professional services and resources will be available.

Sunday, December 2

Pre-Conference Session: Professional Learning to Promote Teacher and Student Agency: A Teacher-led, Video-based Model
Time: 9am–4pm
Presenter: Nancy Gerzon and Marie Mancuso
Session Topics: Models of Professional Learning and Technology for Professional Learning

Monday, December 3

Session: Ready to Scale: Designing Sustainable Professional Learning using Four Dimensions of Scale
Time: 8:30am–11:30am
Presenter: Nancy Gerzon
Session Topics: Change Management, Improving Instruction, Models of Professional learning, and Integrating Student or Teacher Voice

Session: Designing a Validation Process to Stress Test Your Professional Learning Program
Time: 8:30am–11:30am
Presenters: Al Bertani, Erin Figula, Susan Mundry, Marielle Palombo, and Jen Stack
Session Topics: Personalized Learning (Educators and Students) and Evaluation and Impact

Session: Persisting through a Learning Cycle: Teacher Leader Perspectives
Time: 9:30–11:30pm
Presenters: Tracy Huebner, Richard Dirksen, E’bow Morgan, Elizabeth Ramos, and Michael Savoy
Session Topic: Continuous Improvement Cycles 

Wednesday, December 5

Session: Teachers Coaching Teachers through Plan-Observe-Debrief Cycles
Time: 7:45–10:45am
Presenters: Tamara Hall, Angela Bell-Julien, Marsha Cody, and Patricia Dienz
Session Topics: Coaching Practices/Programs, Improving Instruction, Models of Professional Learning, and Adult Development and Learning

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December 1–5th, 2018


Dallas, Texas


Learning Forward


Administrators, Teacher Educators, Teachers