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Scholarship Opportunities for You To Consider
Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
The Learning Forward Foundation is pleased to announce that scholarship and grant applications are now available!
This year the foundation is adding a new scholarship honoring Stephanie Hirsh, outgoing executive director. The Stephanie Hirsh Academy Scholarship honors her leadership of Learning Forward as executive director from 2008 – 2019 and in the deputy executive director role for the 20 years prior. Stephanie was instrumental in the founding of the Learning Forward Academy and coached early Academy classes.

Application deadline is March 15.
If you are applying for an Academy scholarship, you must also submit a separate application
to the Academy by March 15.
Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarships develop leaders in professional learning through their participation in the Learning Forward Academy. The following scholarships are now available:
  • Stephanie Hirsh Academy Scholarship (includes $500 travel stipend for each of five academy sessions)
  • Learning Forward Foundation Scholarship for a School-based Leader
  • Learning Forward Foundation Scholarship for a District-based or State Education Leader
  • Patsy Hochman Memorial Scholarship for a School- or District-based Professional Learning Leader in Texas
The Learning Forward Affiliate Grant offers up to $2,000 for one year to assist a Learning Forward affiliate needing to rebuild, reorganize, or generate a stronger organization. The grant will honor Dale Hair’s legacy of work with the affiliates and her passion for supporting the successful work of the affiliates.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 4:00 to 5:00 PM (EST)
COST: $20

Join us for a 1-hour webinar with Joellen Killion as she launches her updated book on the feedback process!

The book gives an insightful treatment of the power of learner-focused feedback to improve professional learning and practice. On this webinar, the author will share tools and templates, contextual examples, and practical approached to providing and using feedback.

  • Examine a definition of feedback as a process for accelerating professional learning.
  • Examine the shift in feedback as information to feedback as learning through knowledge construction and deconstruction.
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Engagement Coaching Tribe: Learning Forward Maryland has partnered with Anne Arundel Community College to provide 9 training sessions toward becoming a certified engagement coach. With a universal focus on social emotional wellness in education, building a skill set to help people look inward to reflect and grow is more important than ever. Come join Coach Extraordinaire, Jen Lara, our guide in growing ourselves to grow others. The attached flyer details the cost and process for registration. Have any questions? Please contact Janis Siegel | (410-777-2297) OR Janine Bailey | (410-777-2942).

Jen Abrams with LFMD President and Team Member

Learning Forward Maryland and Common Ground will bring Jen Abrams to Maryland for Common Ground's annual pre-conference on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Ocean City Convention Center. Jen is an international consultant and speaker as well as a master coach and author of several books including: Having Difficult Conversations, Hard Conversations Unpacked and The Mutli-Generational Workplace. Jen's new book, Swimming in the Deep End, will be released in 2019. The cost for this amazing speaker is only $89.00 and includes a boxed lunch. You can sign up for the pre-conference on the Common Ground MD website at http://www.commongroundmd.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Educational Systems Federal Credit Union
Learning Forward Maryland is thankful for the sponsorship of the Educational Systems Federal Credit Union -
our partner in providing leadership and support for the professional learning needs and development of educators throughout Maryland.

CORE Education
Core Education, LLC is an independent consulting firm specializing in teacher effectiveness.
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