To help you stay up-to-date on education events around the country, the MSAP Center offers this list of conferences. To learn more, click on the link at the end of a description to go to the sponsoring organization’s website.

Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten through Grade 3 and Evaluating Reading/Language Arts Instructional Materials for Grades K-5

Organization: REL Southeast
Date: October 12, 2018
Location: Panama City, FL
Description: The goals for this workshop are to (a) review academic language skills; (b) review recommendations from the IES practice guide titled Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade that are appropriate for students in grades K-3; (c) discuss potential obstacles for implementation of recommendations and identify potential solutions for these obstacles; (d) review the design elements for reading/language arts instructional materials; (e) examine the components of the Rubric for Evaluation of Reading/Language Arts Instructional Materials for Kindergarten–Fifth Grade; and (f) provide opportunities for workshop participants to ask clarifying questions. Learn More

iNACOL Symposium 2018

Organization: International Association for K-12 Online Learning
Date: October 21–24, 2018
Location: Nashville, TN
Description: Attendees will find unprecedented networking opportunities and gain access to expertise, analysis, and trends in competency-based, blended and online education. Through thought-provoking sessions and information sharing, these leaders shape the future of education. The symposium includes more than 200 sessions, each with a specific track to guide attendees toward sessions that fit their unique professional learning needs. Learn More

2018 AECT International Convention 

Organization: Association for Educational Communications & Technology
Date: October 23 - October 27, 2018 
Location: Kansas City, MO
Description: The AECT International Convention brings together participants from around the world, offering practical applications, cutting-edge research, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations of new technologies in teaching and learning. Take this opportunity to connect with your peers! The goal of the convention is for participants from around the world to learn from the experiences and activities of the convention, enriching their professional lives. Learn More

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Organization: Association for Middle School Level Education
Date: October 25–27, 2018
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: On behalf of the Association for Middle Level Education and in partnership with the Florida League of Middle Schools, this conference will be a  valuable national professional development opportunity for any type of educator who works with grades 5-9. Learn More

Magnet Schools of the Mid-South

Organization: Houston Independent School District
Date: December 5 - 8, 2018
Location: Houston, TX
Description: The theme of Magnet Schools of the Mid-South is "Magnet Program...Innovation Learning, Proven." The conference is co-sponsored by Magnet Schools of America. School tours are listed in the conference agenda. Learn More

2019 National ESEA Conference

Organization: ESEA Network
Date: January 30 - February 2, 2019
Location: Kansas City, MO
Description: Sessions cover three broad themes: instruction, leadership, and policy. Within these focus areas, topics cover the many challenges faced in education, including family involvement and engagement, cultural understanding and support, and developing schoolwide practices that ensure the success of every child. Presenters include renowned education experts, authors of educational materials, U.S. Department of Education staff, and more. Learn More

Policy Training Conference

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: February 6-8, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Held every February in the nation’s capital during National Magnet School Month, the Policy Training Conference assists magnet school professionals in understanding the complex federal, state and local policy issues that influence magnet school programs. Political leaders and policy experts provide guidance and analysis on matters related to: Every Student Succeeds Act, Common Core Standards, Federal education funding, legal and civil rights issues, and emerging educational research. Learn More

ITEEA's 81st Annual Confrence

Organization: International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
Date: March 27 - 30, 2019
Location: Kansas City, MO
Description: The 2019 conference theme focuses on how technology and engineering bring STEM to life for all children PreK-12 and beyond. Students who study technology and engineering through an integrative STEM education approach learn about the technological world that inventors, engineers, and other innovators have created. This conference promotes sharing best practices how technology and engineering bring STEM to life. Learn More

National Conference on Magnet Schools

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: April 10-13, 2019 
Location: Baltimore, MD
Description: One-thousand-plus principals, teachers and administrators, from around the country, participate in MSA’s annual meeting which feature keynote speakers and sessions on best practices in curriculum and instruction, technology integration, school leadership and magnet school design. Learn More