Learning Forward Summer Conference 2017 in Princeton, August 3 – 4

August 03 – August 04, 2017

Learning Forward NJ will be hosting an innovative learning experience where participants will have opportunities to learn from accomplished experts in traditional sessions, network with new colleagues, host unconference-conversations, be inspired by short ignite presentations and guide your own learning. We encourage teams of teachers, administrators and/or school board members to attend in order to maximize the learning and its implementation. In addition to working with our keynote speaker Alex Kajitani over the two days, see below for more information on the cutting-edge protocols we will explore together:

World Café- World café (or round robin 20-minute chats) tries to capture the conversations as they occur throughout a session. The hosts/facilitators are present to focus discussions around essential questions which deepen the learning and connect the learning for the duration of the conference. Listen, think and dialogue with colleagues.

Traditional Sessions- Some of New Jersey’s best and brightest practitioners have designed meaningful 50-minute sessions to engage, inspire and question the current educational landscape. We are promoting, fostering and modeling valuable concepts for modern educators (Look for sessions on our site to personalize your learning).

Unconference– An Unconference is a space in which participants drive the learning and the discourse based on the needs of the participants. Attendees come to the event ready to pursue topics of their own choosing and facilitators are readily available to support and guide conversations without getting in the way. It is truly differentiated and organic learning!

Ignite– The ignite format is a 5-minute presentation where a speaker shares meaningful discoveries in educational leadership. It’s the presentation equivalent of an inspiring, yet powerful Superbowl commercial.

Conference times will be as follows:

  • August 3rd Pre-conference “unconference” starts at noon to 12:55)
  • August 3rd Conference runs from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
  • August 4th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

All conference attendees will receive a free book from our keynote speaker, Alex Kajitani, at our book signing.

See our site for more information.

See Marriott at Forestal for room bookings.

Contact LFNJ President Rosemary Seitel with questions: seitel21@gmail.com.