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Support All Professional Learning at Learning Forward Conference

By: Caroline Wynne Date: December 4, 2015

How can your district effectively support the professional learning of all your educators?

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Learning Forward’s 2015 Annual Conference provides educators with outstanding content and valuable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional learning back to their districts. Over 3,000 attendees will gain practical solutions to challenges and powerful strategies from innovative practitioners and experts. Some standout breakout sessions related to professional learning include:

Streamlining Professional Development to Measure the Effectiveness of Professional Learning

Fairfax County Public Schools: D’Mitriy Pavlovskiy and Payton Marshall. Hear about an integrated, web-based platform that allows all employees to search for, manage, and track all professional learning, as well as provide feedback on courses being offered. Walk through a streamlined professional development process of how to save time, and ultimately money, by moving into the digital realm. Learn how employees can take charge of their own professional learning, and districts can assess the effectiveness of professional learning.

Listen First, Design Second: Design Thinking and Systems Reform

Long Beach Unified School District: Nader Twal, Jennifer Crockett and Amy Pendray. Explore the heart of the innovative Professional Development (iPD) challenge that Long Beach Unified School District has accepted. Understand how to use a personalized professional development management system to help teachers build upon their pedagogical skills at every stage of their career. Apply cutting-edge knowledge of effective teaching practices through engaging, differentiated, and highly effective, tech-enhanced professional learning programs.

PD Premium Library: Gateway to Self-Directed Learning

Truenorthlogic:  Alia Jackson. Come learn how districts get visibility into all the professional development happening in their district. Truenorthlogic PD is an online tool for comprehensive management and tracking of all professional learning content, aligned with district processes and guidelines. With access to the Premium Library’s content-rich marketplace, content is personalized to meet the specific needs of each educator, and offers flexible purchasing options.

In addition to valuable sessions, the exhibit hall features some exciting solutions specific to professional learning.

Truenorthlogic unveils our new mobile attendance tracking from a smart-phone application with our comprehensive professional development management system, saving valuable time for instructors and participants. Conference attendees can try out the Truenorthlogic Mobile App and see first-hand how participants check-in to an on-site workshop with the use of a QR code.

As a proud sponsor of the Learning Forward 2015 Annual Conference, Truenorthlogic is excited to “Lead Change. Maximize Impact.” by supporting the evolution of professional learning so that all educators are effectively supported.