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Learning Forward Maryland Annual Dinner Meeting and Awards Program
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
CASH Bar Happy Hour @ 3:00pm | Dinner from 5:00 - 8:00pm
Hellas Restaurant | Anne Arundel County
Please join us for the Learning Forward Maryland Annual Dinner Meeting and Awards Program on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Hellas Restaurant in Anne Arundel County. A networking Happy Hour (CASH Bar) will begin at 3:00pm and a complimentary dinner will be served at 5:00pm. This is an opportunity for our members to network, learn, and celebrate professional learning across Maryland.

We are very excited to have Jen Lara, an experienced educator, noted author, and Maryland educator as our speaker. Jen's professional efforts are:
  • Growth Mindset: Shift Yours to Shift Others
  • Creativity Simplified
  • Growing Your Listening Skills & Curiosity
  • Amplify Your Instruction: Teaching Strategies to Deepen Learning
For more information about Jen Lara, please visit her blog!

We hope you can join us for this professional learning opportunity and Awards presentation. Please let us know you're coming by completing the registration form so that we have an accurate count for dinner.
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