LFKS Virtual Learning Opportunity
Becoming (and Remaining) a Learning System in Challenging Times
Take time to press pause on being reactive to crises, and thoughtfully plan ahead with colleagues across the state.
A virtual learning 3-session workshop presented by Learning Forward Kansas featuring Frederick Brown
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Attendance required for all 3 dates:
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:00-11:30
Friday, November 6, 2020, 9:00-2:00
Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 9:00-11:30
Presenter: Frederick Brown
$100 LFKS Members
Graduate Credit Available
*Note our Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received one week prior to an event to avoid being billed for the full registration amount.
Learning Forward Kansas (LFKS) is excited to welcome Learning Forward’s (LF) Frederick Brown to our first ever Virtual Conference! During these changing times, take time to press PAUSE and thoughtfully plan with the colleagues on your team and across the state. Each session will focus on YOUR issues during these challenging times, whether your school is in person, online or a combination of both, these sessions are for YOU. Bring your learning team!!
- Day 1: Wednesday, October 7, 9:00-11:30 explores Understanding the Learning Leader, ALL Learning Leaders – building principals, teacher leaders and central office administrators.
- Day 2: Friday, November 6, 9:00-2:00 investigates Learning Systems, Managing Change, and Developing a Problem of Practice with YOUR team, building or district. Yes, YOUR situation/challenges.
- Day 3: Wednesday, December 2, 9:00-11:30 discuss and share how you have Applied Your Learning to Your Building/System
Upon registration for this three-day online conference, each educator will be sent Frederick Brown’s book, Becoming a Learning System.
About the Facilitator
Frederick Brown is Learning Forward’s Chief Learning Officer/Deputy. He has been an elementary school teacher and principal as well as a middle school assistant principal. Over the past 15 years, Brown has been a leader in designing and facilitating cutting-edge learning experiences for school and district leaders on topics such as leadership, cultural competence, and professional learning communities.
Brown is the co-author (with Stephanie Hirsh, Kay Psencik) of Becoming a Learning System: Revised Edition. This book explores the belief that every student has the opportunity to attend a great school filled with great teachers! For this to happen, school districts must become learning systems. Each participant will receive a copy of his book.
In a learning system, every educator in the district focuses intently on learning — at whatever level or format each educator serves. ALL educators share responsibility for student and adult learning, dedicate themselves to continuous improvement, use data to drive decisions, and monitor and adjust their practices based on feedback. This revised edition – based on Learning Forward’s definition of professional learning and Standards for Professional Learning, which together offer district leaders a framework to guide daily decisions that support and promote continuous improvement. It emphasizes the importance of concentrating school- and team-based professional learning largely on the student success. The book outlines the knowledge, skills, and behaviors principals and other learning leaders need to lead, facilitate, and coach school leaders and leadership teams to integrate job-embedded professional learning with rigorous curriculum and research-based instructional strategies.
Like other books in this series, Becoming a Learning School and Becoming a Learning Team, each chapter of Becoming a Learning System is supported by a comprehensive collection of online tools that will be used immediately. Again, share with your learning team.
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