Please join us for Learning Forward- Alabama’s 24th Annual Fall Conference!
There will be professional learning and networking opportunities for all educators!
A few of the topics to be presented: • Project-‐Based Learning • Collaborative Teaching and Co-‐Teaching • Assessments: How Do We Know about their Learning: Formative Assessment Strategies • iPads for Learning • Engagement Model and Helping Students Learn • Instructional Rounds • Differentiated Instruction • Common Core: Math and Literacy Support • EQUIP Rubric Strategies for Mastery of Common Core Literacy Standards • High Impact Instructional Strategies • Using Questions Effectively to Promote Learning • Cooperative Learning Strategies • Data Driven Instructional Strategies • Technology for Active Learning
Conference Overview Thursday, November 20
8:00-8:30 Site Visit Registration 8:30-11:30 Site Visits 10:00-12:30 Conference Registration
1:00-2:00 Keynote Address Ron Nash The Active Classroom 2:15-4:30 Concurrent Sessions I & II
Friday, November 21
7:15-8:15 Continental Breakfast 8:15-10:30 Concurrent Sessions – III & IV 10:45-12:00 Closing Session: Learning Forward Alabama Business Meeting Speaker: Dr. Tommy Bice Alabama Superintendent of Education
Site Visits Buses will depart from the Hyatt Regency-‐ Wynfrey Hotel at 8:30 A.M. and return by 11:30 A.M. Please list your preferences in order.
_____Berry Middle School
Berry has a 1:1 technology program with every student having a chrome book and a Google account. Some classrooms have gone paperless. There is also a school-‐wide emphasis on implementation, outcomes and reporting of standards.
_____Glen Iris Elementary School
A Birmingham City school, Glen Iris is involved in Inquiry and Problem Based Learning. They also feature Learning through Food across content areas in their outdoor classroom.
A school of approximately 740 students, of which 49% are ELL. Through teacher collaboration and the use of focused instructional strategies, students consistently perform at or above grade level.
_____Hoover High School
Visit Hoover High’s nationally recognized 1:1 Engaged Learning Initiative that changes the look of the classroom. Academic offerings include virtual classes, six career academies, International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, foreign language and numerous electives.
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Standards for Common Core
Professional Learning Standards and the Common Core Posted April 29, 2012 As a recent article in Education Week makes clear, there are many educators at a range of levels across the country talking about the link between teacher capacity and successful implementation of the Common Core (read Concern Abounds Over Teachers' Preparedness for Standards).
Scott Sowell, Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School Sowell teaches forensic science at Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School. Here, students Porcher Mixon (left) and Savannah Keyes go through an experiment involving greenhouse gases. Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/2012-04-29/story/what-turned-our-teachers-our-favorites#ixzz1uCFpZ8rq
Learning Forward releases Standards for Professional Learning videos Learning Forward recently released three videos to enhance implementation of its newly revised Standards for Professional Learning. The standards were released in July, at Learning Forward's Summer Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. The videos feature experts in the field who provide their perspectives on the Leadership, Outcomes, and Resources standards and were developed with support from MetLife Foundation.