Learning-Focused Events

We help you create a culture of academic achievement.
Our 2022 events are below, and more are getting added to the calendar, so check back soon.

Accelerate Learning with Vocabulary Training of Trainers Institute

  • October 6-7, 2022 at the Learning-Focused Training Center in Asheville, NC

The Accelerate Learning with Vocabulary Training of Trainers Institute is a rigorous professional development focusing on systematically addressing the root cause of academic struggles--the lack of vocabulary and background knowledge. As a trainer, you will be integral in supporting your colleagues and impacting student success.

Accelerate Learning with Previewing Training of Trainers Institute

  • November 1-2, 2022 in Asheville, NC

The idea of integrating Previewing school-wide can seem overwhelming. With Previewing, your teachers will spend less time re-teaching and remediating struggling students. By preparing struggling students in advance of the lesson, there is less remediation and less struggling! Learn the best options for supporting your teachers as they incorporate Previewing in every lesson.


Learning-Focused brings educators together to learn how to transform their schools and classrooms through intentional and purposeful planning designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful both academically and beyond.

Studies continue to demonstrate a positive link between teacher professional development, teaching practices, and student outcomes. In fact, research has shown seven widely shared features of effective professional development. Learning-Focused embraces each feature as a core tenant of our professional development. We believe that professional development is meant to help educators do what they do best, even better.

Our professional development guides educators to design school and classroom cultures that focus on rigorous standards-driven learning, engaging academic instruction, meet the needs of all learners, and achieve remarkable success.