Deirdre Brotherson, Grade 5 Teacher at HMS, co-presented, along with other NEA affiliated educators, at the Leaning Forward conference in Washington DC on Monday, December 7, 2015. Learning Forward is an organization that helps educators plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning to achieve greater success for teachers, the school, and most importantly the students. Their presentation, Students Learning to Ask Better Questions, focussed on diving deeply into a question formulation technique, a simple, evidence-based protocol. Attendees learned to teach students how to produce their own questions, prioritize their questions, and strategize how to use them. They also explored K-12 classroom examples and reflected on the value of helping all students learn to ask their own questions. Mrs. Brotherson also attended many of the conference sessions as well, including Blending Technology and Online Resources to Amplify and Bring Authenticity to Project-Based Learning, by Michael Gorman, and Building an Understanding-Based Curriculum for College and Career Readiness, by Jay McTighe. Congratulations to Deirdre and her team…what an honor!