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.

Magnet Schools Learning and Networking Event

Organization: Capitol Region Education Council
Date: May 31, 2019
Location: Bridgeport, CT
Description: Join magnet theme coaches, teachers, and administrators for a day of collaborative learning and networking! This event is being held to connect teachers and administrators who are facilitating magnet programs in Magnet Schools of America Region 1 states: CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT. The day’s activities will include optional tours of Connecticut magnet schools; problem-solving and sustainability exercises; sharing of best practices. Learn more

Southeastern Women In School Leadership Conference

Organization: AASA
Date: June 6-7, 2019
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: Join women from across the southeast as we come together to hear from a dynamic group of inspirational women who are leading the way in education. This event, designed by women for women is open to superintendents, assistant superintendents, aspiring superintendents, central office and site level administrators. Learn more

Supporting English Learners in Mathematics

Organization: WestEd
Date: June 12-14, 2019
Location: St. Helena, CA
Description: Student success in mathematics has shifted from solely being able to “solve the problem correctly” to being able to explain mathematical thinking and reasoning in both spoken and written English.

This three-day intensive summer institute focuses on deepening understanding of the components of high-quality instruction that integrates the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the California English Language Development (ELD) Standards so that all students can experience success in developing conceptual knowledge and the English language simultaneously.

The learning is grounded in the CA ELA/ELD and Math Frameworks to ensure that all students develop academic literacy, analytical practices, and deep content understanding in mathematics. Learn more

Building Equity for English Learners in the Content Areas

Organization: WestEd
Date: June 17-20, 2019
Location: St. Helena, CA
Description: In this three-day intensive institute, teachers and leaders learn how to implement integrated science, literacy, and English language development (ELD).

The institute is designed to deepen and broaden understanding of California’s ELA, ELD, and Science Standards and the CA ELA/ELD Curriculum Framework, including supporting teachers to plan for integrated and designated ELD.

An additional learning session, offered on the fourth day, allows participants to focus on leadership or application to Spanish dual immersion settings. Leaders focus on site and district-level implementation. This session addresses topics such as professional learning, program components, and implementing and sustaining effective instructional practices. Learn more

2019 NAESP PRE-K-8 Principals Conference

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: July 10-12, 2019
Location: Spokane, WA
Description: The event will bring together more than 1,500 elementary educators from across the nation and around the world offering more than 100 educator-developed sessions. The conference will focus on topics that are unique to elementary and middle-level educators, connecting you to colleagues and strategies to help take your career, and your school, to the next level. Learn more

STEM Forum & Expo

Organization: NSTA
Date: July 24-26, 2019
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: The 8th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, is a unique, focused event that brings together (informal and formal) educators and representatives from exhibiting companies who are interested in, and who have tools and resources to share that will ensure successful implementation of STEM education into our schools and communities. It is intended to provide resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM education, associated outreach programs, partnerships, schools, and curricula. Learn more

2019 International Council for Educational Media Conference

Organization: Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Date: September 18-21, 2019
Location: Memphis, TN
Description: Emerging technologies are changing the landscape of educational media. From the introduction of virtual reality and augmented reality to the transformative capacity of big data analytics, the way we thinking about educational media is changing rapidly. For the 2019 ICEM we will explore the next phase of educational media by emphasizing the cutting edge of what's possible. The theme will focus on the new possibilities in hardware integrations, the forefront of sensor-based interactive classrooms, and the rapidly increasing opportunities for scaled interactive training throughout the world. Learn more

2019 AECT International Convention

Organization: Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Date: October 21-25, 2019
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Description: This year’s convention theme is Inspired Professional Learning. Inspired Learning Professionals. Inspired denotes the extraordinary quality of the sessions at our convention, and we endeavor to improve ourselves through exceptional professional learning opportunities. Inspired also denotes to fill someone with the impetus or ability to do or feel, especially with creativity. As educators and learning professionals, we hope the convention sessions will inspire you to do and feel, so we desperately need influential, stimulating, exciting sessions that will spark fires in our attendees. 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

NAME 29th Annual International Conference

Organization: NAME
Date: November 6-10, 2019
Location: Tucson, AZ
Description: The 2019 NAME Theme is Decolonizing Minds: Forging a New Future through Multicultural Education.

In efforts to transform society and create communities where the multiplicity of human experiences are valued, the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) encourages conversations that explore societies’ inequities and provide solutions that move these ideas forward. Multicultural education stands as the transformative catalyst that challenges all forms of systemic, social colonization. In solidarity we share our work and contribute to the change that will lessen the destructive influence of oppressive social norms like white supremacy, xenophobia, nativism, nationalism, anti-brownness, violence, and inequitable distribution of resources.

NAME and 2019 NAME Conference Chair, Lisa Zagumny invite change agents, working to decolonize minds, bodies, and space while striving for equity, to our 2019 annual conference where we come together and re-charge our dedication to multicultural education. Learn more