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2017 Learning Forward New Hampshire Annual Conference 

The 6 Core Principles Of Improvement





Learning Forward Virginia: "Virginia is for PBL" Conference

Midlothian, Virginia

October 12-14, 2017

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2017 Learning Forward Annual in Orlando "Learning Beyond the Horizon"

December 2-6, 2017

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In Partnership With NEC, We Are Offering A Graduate Credit Course!

Professional Development Within a 21st Century Mindset: Welcome Back to Our Old Friend Book Talks!


Book/Article talks or book/article groups are a good way for educators to gain more from their professional reading than they would if they read the book on their own.  A group size of 6-12 people offers all participants the opportunity to join in the conversation and offers the diversity of viewpoints that make joining a book group an interesting and worthy use of time.  This can be a one-time event where a whole book or article is discussed or a series of meetings where a book is broken into segments, or series of articles are chosen, and discussed over time.  Inherent is the commitment of all participants to read the book/article prior to the meeting and to come prepared with ideas for discussion;  what surprised them; what impressed them, what troubled them, etc. 


Winter 2016: Welcome Everyone to our Online NEC Course!

Learning Forward New Hampshire in partnership with New England College to offer a 1 credit course for conference attendees interested in participating in a book study: Learning from Lincoln! 

Course Number and Title:  ED 5590 Professional Learning Essentials: Leadership Practices for School Success

Term/Year:  Fall 2, 2016

Class Inclusive Dates: October 24 – December 18

Instructor Information:


  • Faculty Name:  Dr. Ethel Gaides
  • Email Address:  egaides@nec.edu


Required Materials and Textbook(s):


  • Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success, Harvey Alvy and Pam Robbins, ASCD, 2010, ISBN 978-1-4166-1023-6 (Book sold at conference)


 Course Description & Objectives:


  •  This course integrates the conceptual knowledge necessary for understanding complex organization systems navigating dynamic professional environments within the student’s workplace. Students will be involved in the Learning Forward NH conference and participate in a book study associated with Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success, Harvey Alvy and Pam Robbins.



  • What can 21st century next generation educators learn from the example of a 19th century president?
  • How can the legacy of Abraham Lincoln guide today s education leaders--principals, teachers, superintendents, and others--as they tackle large-scale challenges, such as closing the achievement gap, and everyday issues, such as communicating with stakeholders? 
  • To what degree do Dr. Kim Marshall and Abraham Lincoln influence your professional learning?