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  • Welcome to Learning Forward Virginia!Learning Forward Virginia is dedicated to connecting Virginia educators to information, strategies, and best practices that demonstrate high quality professional learning to produce positive results for students and learning communities.
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Virginia is For PBL

Project-Based Learning coming to Virginia!!

Sponsored by Learning Forward Virginia, Buck Institute,
and Chesterfield County Public Schools

- Suzie Boss Keynote Speaker -

October 12-14, 2017
Chesterfield County, Virginia

CTC@Hull
13900 Hull Street Rd.
Midlothian, Virginia 23112

@lf_virginia #LFVApbl

Attention VA PBL Attendees!
There are reserved rooms at the SLEEP INN AND SUITES for rates starting at $111.00. Holiday Inn Express reserved rooms are SOLD OUT.

Collaborative Classroom Leadership Institute

Thursday, Sept 28, 2017

Hanover School Board
200 Berkley Street
Ashland, VA 23005
This institute is complimentary but you must register!


2017 Annual Conference at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando Florida

2017 Annual Conference:
Learning Beyond the Horizon

December 2 – 6, 2017
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Orlando Florida

Learning Forward's Annual Conference is the best investment you can make in your own professional learning. Our conference attendees become part of a community of learners developing new knowledge and honing their skills, engaging in meaningful collaboration, and learning from leaders in the field of professional learning.


LFVA's Latest News
Important Website from VA Dept of Ed.
The Professional Learning and Development webpage provides a database of professional learning opportunities offered through the Virginia Department of Education, as well as outside non-profit organizations; offers timely information and resources related to the performance based assessment work; and establishes a venue for school divisions to share their work and experiences related to relevant topics in education with colleagues through the Professional Learning Network. Please visit the site often for the latest news. Educators are encouraged to participate in the Professional Learning Network. Read more...
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Message from the Director of LF
From Stephanie Hirsh - Director of Learning Forward

Stephanie Hirsh - Director of LFSeptember 1, 2017 - It has been heart wrenching to see how Hurricane Harvey has devastated and will continue to impact so many people in the Texas Gulf Coast and beyond. We work with so many colleagues and members in the affected area – you are all in our thoughts and we hope that the recovery from this disaster will be swift.

Learning Forward, Learning Forward Texas, and the 2018 Dallas Conference Committee have collaborated to identify a means to assist educators and students affected by Harvey. We know that many of you have already contributed to Harvey recovery efforts, and we have an additional opportunity for your consideration. Read more...
ESSA News & Views
Understanding ESSAESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) is the new federal law signed this past December and replaces NCLB. And though the debate over standards and assessments will continue, now these discussions will be held and decided at the state level as the new law is implemented across the country. On this new site you will find the latest updates on the status of ESSA implementation and commentary from the state, federal, and stakeholder levels. This resource tool will act as a news aggregator in the coming months to inform and strengthen our knowledge on the issue. Please click here to access information and resources.
Standards for Professional Learning...The More You Know
Know Standards
Thank you to our 2017 Feedback Process Workshop Sponosrs!
Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation
Better Lesson Personalied PD
Blackboard
Frontline Education
School Improvement Network

F2F Board Meetings:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM


Technical Assistance Calls
First Fridays of the Month
from 12 Noon – 1:00 p.m.


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