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General Membership Meeting Learning Forward Washington August 25, 2011. Connecting our members and sharing our voice. Nice to Meet You. Left to Right Back Row: Marlyn Shelee Jane Front Row: Abbey Terrie. 6. White board. Role Poll. What is your primary role? Teacher

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General membership meeting learning forward washington august 25 2011

General Membership MeetingLearning Forward WashingtonAugust 25, 2011

Connecting our members and sharing our voice

Nice to meet you
Nice to Meet You

Left to Right

Back Row: Marlyn



Front Row:



Role poll
Role Poll

What is your primary role?

  • Teacher

  • District or School Administrator

  • Peer Coach

  • State agency or ESD employee

  • Higher Ed employee


"So often we try to gird ourselves to face a harsh and difficult world when we might instead gentle both ourselves and our world just by slowing down ... We could take a cue from music here: 'Rest' is musical term for a pause between flurries of notes. Without that tiny pause, the torrent of notes can be overwhelming. Without a rest in our lives, the torrent of our lives can be the same.”  --Julia Cameron


… to increase student learning through actions that connect and influence state, district and school decision-makers to support powerful professional growth experiences for educators at all levels


  • Influencing state and local policies

  • Document evidence of impact

  • Supporting leaders and members


  • Building partnerships with organizations

  • Building trusting relationships between and among state organizations, districts, and schools

Learning forward washington year 1 accomplishments
Learning Forward Washington: Year 1 Accomplishments

  • Launch in July 2010

  • Three LF-WA events

  • 92 Members

  • Advisory Board

  • Three working committees: Technology, Membership, Nominating

Technology poll
Technology Poll

What components of our new website would be most useful to you?

  • Newsletter

  • Social Network communication tool

  • Private log in environment

  • Links to partner organizations

  • Ability to connect with other members

Web site wish list
Web site wish list

Click the “A” tool on your whiteboard tools, then click the white screen to type your “wish”


  • Charter Memberships 2010-2011

  • Thank you for being the first members of Learning Forward Washington!

    • Fiscal year - July 1 - June 30

    •  Next summer’s conference (2012) will be another membership drive and membership will be annual there after

Nominating committee
Nominating Committee

  • Seeking Board and Advisory Council members in 2011-2012

  • Interested?

  • Contact Edie Holcomb

    [email protected]

Constitution changes
Constitution Changes

  • Page 1 and subsequent pages:

    • Name change

      • NSDC to Learning Forward,

      • Staff Development Council of Washington to Learning Forward Washington

      • SDC-WA to LF-WA

  • We need your vote! Use the Poll Feature above the Participant List. Vote now.

Terms of office
Terms of Office

  • Page 3 Section 4 “Terms of Office”

  • Change terms from one year to two years

    • Sustainable leadership

    • The term of each position shall be for two years as “acting” and third year as “past” status. Third year provide mentorship to new officers

    • Example: President elect, two years as president; one year as past president

      Vote now!

Advisory board meetings
Advisory Board Meetings

  • Article 6, Section 1

  • Add virtual meetings

    Vote now!

2011 2012

  • Focus on the implementation of the new Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning

    • Learning Communities

    • Leadership

    • Resources

    • Data

    • Learning Designs

    • Implementation

    • Outcomes



In context
In Context

  • Implementation of the Common Core State Standards

  • Implementation of new Teacher and Principal Evaluation Standards

Multiple pathways
Multiple Pathways

  • PD Bytes

  • Hosted dialogues

  • Voices – Learning Forward Washington newsletter

  • Blogs

  • Partnering with other organizations: OSPI, WASCD, WASA, AWSP


  • How can Learning Forward Washington best serve your needs?

Thank you
Thank you

  • Presentation and handouts and recording info available at:


  • Questions? [email protected]