Learning Forward Georgia

Winter Institute 2019

Do you think PLCs in your schools have met their maximum potential? Are they effectively leveraging high-yield collaborative strategies to maximize learning for all?

Join us at Learning Forward Georgia's Winter Institute to learn collaborative strategies for impacting student achievement at the highest levels possible and maximizing learning for all!

Collaborative Expertise Teams–CETeams™

This interactive and engaging institute will empower educators to effectively impact both student and adult learning through focused and disciplined collaboration.


Participants will develop a solid understanding of the CET™ 4-step process. These simple steps set the the focus for PLC meetings by supporting teacher teams in making quality inferences from assessment results to inform decisive and effective instructional adjustments.


Step 1: Chart / Examine Evidence

Step 2: Formulate Quality Inferences Into Student Learning

Step 3: Determine Actions & Strategies

Step 4: Establish Success Indicators


Time will be provided for participants to examine their current structures for collaboration and complete action planning for both short and long term success. Participants will walk away with defined actions for immediate implementation and supporting instruments for monitoring success and impact of collaborative efforts.

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Dave Nagel, Facilitator

Dave is an international presenter and consultant to schools. He is the owner of NZJ-Learning (LLC), a company he founded and named after his three boys: Nicholas, Zachary, and Jacob. Using his experience and expertise, he has helped schools implement effective practices leading to gains in student achievement. His work with schools centers around assessment, instruction, leadership, and effective collaboration. He is the author of Effective Grading Practices for Secondary Teachers: Practical Strategies to Prevent Failure, Recover Credits, and Increase Standards- Based/Referenced Grading, (Corwin, 2015).


Dave has worked with and helped develop hundreds of collaborative teams across the country as well as in Canada and Bermuda. He leads and guides professional learning teams and communities with structures and protocols to ensure adult learning is consistently taking place.


His style and skill help participants wrestle with, learn, and apply critical concepts into their daily practice to best impact both student and adult learning. Dave has inspired teachers and leaders across the nation and in other counties to pursue higher levels of implementation with greater focus, rigor, and clarity.

Institute Details

Wednesday, Feb. 13th 2019 at 8am-4pm

995 Roswell Street Northeast

Marietta, GA

$249 Early Bird Registration (through January 18, 2019)

$299 Registration after January 19, 2019


Special pricing for teams of 3 or more.


Registration includes a continental breakfast and catered lunch.

Learning Forward Georgia

Learning Forward Georgia connects Georgia educators with innovative resources that help them to become more effective teachers, improve their district’s results, and maintain professional learning standards.


We’re an affiliate of Learning Forward, an international non-profit association that is exclusively devoted to advancing professional learning