It was so exciting to be accepted to present at Learning Forward’s national conference this year (December 2017). Our whole NW BOCES SEED team attended along with three teachers (Afton Sheil from NP, Megan Henderson from EG, and Naomi Lang from SS). We presented a 3-hour session on how to support implementation of new learning for teachers through personalization, reflection, and classroom implementation assignments.
When teachers are supported in their professional growth they are not only more effective with students but also more likely to remain in the classroom. A five-year 3.4 million dollar grant project has and will continue to have very positive impacts on communities in the Northwest corner of Colorado through meaningful professional learning.

Last month, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a workshop at Marzano Research with Tina Boogren, author of the book Supporting Beginning Teachers (and the source of this great quote about teaching).