Professional Development Highlights: Learning Forward Coaching Academy

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Have you been a part of a Learning Forward Coaching cohort? Are you ready to share your experience in using teacher leadership skills? Submit a proposal to present at the Learning Forward conference in St. Louis, Mo., December 7-11, 2019, so that others might benefit from your experience.

The deadline to submit proposals is February 4 and decisions will be rendered by April 16. If you are accepted by Learning Forward, the Office of Talent Development will pay for you to attend the conference. It’s a great professional growth opportunity and an opportunity to share your learning with others.

You can submit a proposal to address one of the following areas of focus at the Learning Forward Annual Conference:

  • Advocacy Efforts/Policy Development
  • Developing and Supporting Leaders
  • Equity
  • Instructional Materials and Curriculum
  • International Perspectives and Emerging Issues
  • Leading Learning Systems
  • Learning Communities and Continuous Improvement
  • Learning Designs and Implementation
  • Leveraging Coaches and Mentors
  • Social & Emotional Learning and Health
  • Using Data and Measuring Impact

Learn more about how to apply, review a sample accepted proposal, get tips on submitting a proposal, review criteria and more from Learning Forward.

Have questions?

Need guidance in narrowing your area of focus? The Office of Talent Development is here to help and will review proposals prior to submission.

Next Learning Forward Coaches Academy Starts Soon

The next Learning Forward Coaches Academy Cohort launches on January 29 with eight sessions through early June. If you want to learn how to use coaching skills to develop high quality instruction across your school and develop key skills like listening, questioning, facilitating, and managing conflict, sign up today for PLMS course #15296.

If you have any questions please contact Debra Lane at or Cory Kapelski at