Join WestEd at the Learning Forward 2017 Annual Conference

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WestEd will be present at the Learning Forward 2017 Annual Conference, held on December 2 through December 6, 2017, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, in Orlando, Florida.

The theme of the 2017 conference is Learning Beyond the Horizon.

Add these WestEd sessions to your calendar, and visit our booth (number 219) to learn more about WestEd’s resources, research, and services.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Session: Building Capacity for Sustained Effective Professional Learning
Time / Location: 8:30–11:30 am / Asia 3, Lobby Level, Dolphin
WestEd Presenters: Katherine Stiles, Susan Mundry

In this session, participants will:

  • Engage in a simulation designed to help educators understand how to build a community of practice among school faculty that can lead to sustained use of effective practices and improved learning
  • Learn the critical components needed for developing and implementing effective professional learning
  • Develop knowledge of how to connect professional learning opportunities to the specific needs of teachers and their students

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Session: School Transformation through an Instructional Coaching System
Time / Location: 8:45–10:45 am / Swan 4, Ground Level, Swan
WestEd Presenters: Tamara Hall, Marsha Cody

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how a K–12 district developed a common language around instruction and implemented an instructional coaching system, building the instructional capacity of district, site, and teacher leaders
  • Engage in collaborative conversation focused on the design and implementation of a coaching model which incorporates mentoring and support for leadership, coaches, and teachers
  • Experience how to differentiate levels of coaching support and bring home critical components of a successful instructional coaching system

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