Note: We are pleased to welcome guest blogger and 2017 LDC Lead & Learn Fellow Jennifer Barry from PS 48 William Wordsworth in New York. In this article, one in a series of blogs by Lead & Learn Fellows, she details her involvement and journey with LDC.
This month the LDC community of practice came together in a unique and wonderful way! SREB's College- and Career-Readiness Networking Conference in Nashville provided an opportunity for schools, districts, and states to share and articulate their expertise and results. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) is a strategic LDC partner that is engaged in helping districts across the country. This powerful gathering of practitioners over three days of learning sessions was a wonderful opportunity to see the many facets of LDC products come to life. This month’s newsletter provides a brief recap and link to each of these sessions, including those by our outstanding LDC Lead & Learn Fellows. Let’s keep the spirit of networking and sharing information going—we encourage you to check out a presentation or two!
LDC Leaders are emerging from across the country through Blended Foundations! This virtual course—designed to foster skills typically associated with leaders and coaches—provides a complete guide for any educator poised to support colleagues. Participants experience online coursework, collaborate via video conferencing, give and receive synchronous and asynchronous formative feedback, and become fluent in a host of additional mechanisms for hybrid or "flipped" teacher learning.
It’s that time of year again! We are thrilled to introduce the 2017 LDC Lead & Learn Fellows, who will serve as LDC ambassadors at the SREB College- and Career-Readiness Standards Networking Conference in Nashville, TN, next month. Lead & Learn Fellows will present LDC sessions in teams of two, with the goal of sharing their practice, enhancing learning for others, engaging in social media, and continuing the conversation after the conference with posts on the LDC Blog.
The National Paideia Center is offering several professional development institutes this summer that are directly related to LDC work.