2Participant Learning Outcomes Participants will: Learn about LF NDLearn about National & State Professional Learning StandardsLearn about Learning Forward ND State ConferenceLearn about Membership and Leadership Opportunities
3What We Do…The purpose of Learning Forward North Dakota is to build state, regional and local support for ensuring that every educator engages in effective professional learning (development) every day so that every student achieves.
4Thirteen Governing Board Members (Volunteers!) Who We Are…Thirteen Governing Board Members (Volunteers!)
5President: Dr. Terry Brenner Grand Forks Public School LFND OfficerPresident: Dr. Terry Brenner Grand Forks Public School
6President-Elect: Tabitha Lang EduTech LFND OfficerPresident-Elect: Tabitha Lang EduTech
7Treasurer: Lyle Kruger Missouri River Education Cooperative LFND OfficerTreasurer: Lyle Kruger Missouri River Education Cooperative
8Department of Public Instruction LFND Board MemberRyan Townsend,Department of Public Instruction
9Kim McVicar West Fargo Public Schools LFND Board MemberKim McVicar West Fargo Public Schools
15Kim Jones University of North Dakota LFND Board MemberKim Jones University of North Dakota
16Cynthia Jelleberg North Central Education Cooperative LFND Board MemberCynthia Jelleberg North Central Education Cooperative
17Jim Stenehjem North Dakota Lead Center LFND Board MemberJim Stenehjem North Dakota Lead Center
18Governing BoardBoard positions are filled by representatives of various types of education organizations and educational experience.ex.* Employees of school* Regional Education Associations (REAs)*Department of Public Instruction (DPI)* Other positions to be filled at-largeSchool district personnel: admins, teachers, specialist, coordinatorsOther positions: education consultant, representatives from educational associations such as NDCEL etc
19Governing BoardThe Board shall determine a method of ensuring that geographical areas of the state are represented.ex. Representation from rural and urban areas and/or from the western, central, and eastern thirds of the state.
20Governing BoardThe Board strives to ensure that districts and REAs of various sizes are represented.
21Who We Serve: Administrators Curriculum Coordinators/Directors Professional DevelopersInstructional CoachesMaster/Lead TeachersAny K-12 Educator Who Wants to Professionally Grow
22Learning Forward FactLearning Forward was formerly known as the National Staff Development Council (NSDC)
23LFND TimelineInterested parties first met to discuss LFND possibility in February 2011.The first LFND affiliate meeting was held in December 2011.December 2011 to November 2012 Board met monthlyNovember 2012 First Annual LFND Conference held
24LFND BelievesProfessional learning (PL, aka PD) is based on theory, research and proven practice.Collaboration within the school community is essential for school improvement and student success.
25LFND BelievesProfessional learning (development) is most effective when supported by an organizational culture that fosters learning for all.All professional learning (development) should be high quality and aligned to Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning.
26LFND BelievesThe success of ND students is affected by sustained professional learning (development) of all educators.School improvement results from continuous professional learning (development).
27LFND BelievesProfessional learning (development) must be embedded in the organizational structure for systemic change.All educators share the responsibility for both individual and organizational growth.
28LFND BelievesEffective professional learning honors differences in learners by using various approaches to learning.Effective professional learning promotes collaboration and community with other professional organizations.
29LFND BelievesHigh quality professional learning is an ongoing process, not a single product or event.
30National Learning Forward Standards .National Learning Forward Standards* Learning Communities * Resources * Learning Designs * Outcomes * Leadership * Data * ImplementationVideo link to 4 min clip on standards ( click on video camera) :Learning Communities: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students occurs within learning communities committed to continuous improvement, collective responsibility, and goal alignmentResources: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires prioritizing, monitoring, and coordinating resources for educator learningLearning Designs: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students integrates theories, research, and models of human learning to achieve its intended outcomes.Outcomes: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students aligns its outcomes with educator performance and student curriculum standards.Leadership: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students requires skillful leaders who develop capacity, advocate, and create support systems for professional learning.Data: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students uses a variety of sources and types of student, educator, and system data to plan, assess, and evaluate professional learning.Implementation: Professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for all students applies research on change and sustains support for implementation of professional learning for long term change.
31Learning Communities Teacher Sampling Engage in continuous improvement Develop collective responsibilityCreate alignment and accountability
33Learning DesignsAcquires and shares knowledge relative to learning designsApplies knowledge of learning designsUses technology to enhance professional learningImplements appropriate learning designsAligns learning designs within classroom instruction
41Recap of 2012 Learning Forward ND Conference Thursday evening social and activitiesFriday: Breakout sessions included: Understanding the PL standards and applying them to various scenarios, as well as, identifying which standards we are better at than others. We also looked at whole systems and the need to consider professional learning a process, not a one hit wonder informational session.Standards in PracticeGetting Standards Right Through Coaching
42Annual State Conference Nov Annual State Conference Nov , 2013 Ramada Hotel- Bismarck “Professional Learning—Making It Happen”Social in the evening on the Thursday , Nov. 14th, Keynote Speaker with breakout sessions on the 15th.Topic/ Theme:_____________________________________________________
43MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION LFND is a network of educational colleagues who value professional learning through collaboration of colleagues, advocacy, awareness of effective professional learning, providing of relevant resources and more.Annual membership is $99.REGISTERLF ND Committees:Professional DevelopmentMembershipNominating Committee
45Participant Learning Outcomes: Learn about LF NDLearn about National & State Professional Learning StandardsLearn about Learning Forward ND State ConferenceLearn about Membership and Leadership Opportunities