Presentation on theme: "Welcome!. Participant Learning Outcomes Participants will: Learn about LF ND Learn about National & State Professional Learning Standards Learn."— Presentation transcript:
Participant Learning Outcomes Participants will: Learn about LF ND Learn about National & State Professional Learning Standards Learn about Learning Forward ND State Conference Learn about Membership and Leadership Opportunities
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. What We Do…
Who We Are… Thirteen Governing Board Members (Volunteers!)
LFND Officer President: Dr. Terry Brenner Grand Forks Public School
LFND Officer President-Elect: Tabitha Lang EduTech
LFND Officer Treasurer: Lyle Kruger Missouri River Education Cooperative
LFND Board Member Ryan Townsend, Department of Public Instruction
LFND Board Member Kim McVicar West Fargo Public Schools
LFND Board Member Jennifer Carlson Northeast Education Services Cooperative
LFND Board Member Laurie Stenehjem Education Standards & Practice Board
LFND Board Member Katie Heger Educational Consultant
LFND Board Member Nancy Murphy Fargo Public Schools
LFND Board Member Jody French EduTech
LFND Board Member Kim Jones University of North Dakota
LFND Board Member Cynthia Jelleberg North Central Education Cooperative
LFND Board Member Jim Stenehjem North Dakota Lead Center
Board 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-large Governing Board
The 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. Governing Board
The Board strives to ensure that districts and REAs of various sizes are represented. Governing Board
Who We Serve: Administrators Curriculum Coordinators/Directors Professional Developers Instructional Coaches Master/Lead Teachers Any K-12 Educator Who Wants to Professionally Grow
Learning Forward Fact Learning Forward was formerly known as the National Staff Development Council (NSDC)
LFND Timeline Interested parties first met to discuss LFND possibility in February The first LFND affiliate meeting was held in December December 2011 to November 2012 Board met monthly November 2012 First Annual LFND Conference held
LFND Believes Professional 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.
LFND Believes Professional 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.
LFND Believes The success of ND students is affected by sustained professional learning (development) of all educators. School improvement results from continuous professional learning (development).
LFND Believes Professional learning (development) must be embedded in the organizational structure for systemic change. All educators share the responsibility for both individual and organizational growth.
LFND Believes Effective professional learning honors differences in learners by using various approaches to learning. Effective professional learning promotes collaboration and community with other professional organizations.
LFND Believes High quality professional learning is an ongoing process, not a single product or event.
Leadership Develop collective responsibility Create alignment and accountability Develop capacity for learning and leading Advocate for professional learning Create support systems and structures
Data Analyze student, educator and system data Assess progress Evaluate professional learning
Implementation Apply change research Sustain Implementation Provide constructive feedback
2012 District 2012 Ben Franklin 2013 District 2013 Ben Franklin Kindergarten91.7%100% 91%97% First Grade94.2%100% 87%98% Second Grade90.5%92% 86%95% Third Grade84.0%94% 84%100% Fourth Grade81.4%81% 77%98% Fifth Grade80.7%90% 79% 93% Comparison Benchmark Data Ben Franklin vs. District:
LFND Fact Members keep informed via: - -LFND Listserv Board Members meet via monthly video meetings
LFND in Action!
Recap of 2012 Learning Forward ND Conference Standards in Practice Getting Standards Right Through Coaching
Annual State Conference Nov , 2013 Ramada Hotel- Bismarck “ Professional Learning— Making It Happen ”
MEMBERSHIP 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. REGISTER application/ LF ND Committees: Professional Development Membership Nominating Committee
Entities that support LFND
Participant Learning Outcomes: Learn about LF ND Learn about National & State Professional Learning Standards Learn about Learning Forward ND State Conference Learn about Membership and Leadership Opportunities