MAGNET-RELATED Conferences

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.

Conference on Teaching Excellence: Building Resilient Schools

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: June 25-27, 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: For educators at every level looking for creative, strengths-based strategies to build resilience in all children, including those affected by trauma, so that they achieve in their schools, communities, relationships, and future careers.

At the Conference on Teaching Excellence, discover specific, practical techniques to transform mindsets and environments that perpetuate inequitable treatment and impede learning; develop students' social-emotional and relationship skills; implement trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practices; connect with and support challenging or depressed students; challenge discriminatory practices; and prevent teacher burnout. Learn more

2019 STEM Leadership Alliance Summit

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: July 7-11, 2019
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: The purpose of the 2019 STEM Leadership Alliance Summit in Orlando, Florida, is to bring together key shareholders across the STEM education ecosystem for critical conversations to address questions such as: What are the guiding principles of a successful STEM education? How can schools and teachers better identify gaps between desired STEM programs and the ability to implement those programs—and provide resources and ideas to bridge those gaps? What might be a roadmap for a school moving toward a strong level of STEM integration? In what ways can industry and educators work together to understand desired outcomes and build onsite partnerships and mentoring programs? 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

2019 National Family and Community Engagement Conference

Organization: Institute for Educational Leadership
Date: July 10-12, 2019
Location: Reno, NV
Description: This convening is a professional development and networking opportunity for state leaders, school and district leaders, administrators, educators, community-based organizations, researchers and families to come together and focus on solutions that enhance and expand engagement and improve student success through family-school-community partnerships. With pre-conference sessions, site-visits, 8 deep dives and over 70 workshops covering six strands, participants are sure to walk away with new skills and strategies that they can immediately apply to their work. Learn more

Summer 2019-English Learners with Disabilities Summer Institute

Organization: WestEd
Date: July 11-12,2019
Location: Los Alamitos, CA
Description: This two-day institute will provide classroom teachers, administrators, and support personnel with the opportunity to learn about the research and unique needs of English learners, students with disabilities and dual-identified students (English Learner students with disabilities (ELSWD), and how to better incorporate effective instructional strategies into their daily grade level/content area classroom instructional planning.

During the institute, participants will examine and apply researched-based instructional strategies and techniques that address the diverse language development and learning needs of these unique populations. Participants will gain practical knowledge on how to collaborate in order to “tune” or plan lessons to increase accessibility to grade level content for students with disabilities and English learners and dual-identified students at all levels of language proficiency.

Participants will identify misconceptions for ELSWDs and differentiate learning and behavioral characteristics of English learners and students with high incidence disabilities. In addition, you will learn the role of MTSS in the identification and instructional planning for ELSWD; how to articulate the importance of collaboration in the continuum of services for ELSWD; identify and discuss elements of good instruction for diverse learners including the UDL instructional framework and research-based practices for ELSWD. Finally participants will be able to utilize a lesson tuning protocol to apply strategies for teaching diverse learners; and plan and apply new learning to professional practice. Learn more

Embracing Diversity through Meaningful Inquiry

Organization: National Council of Teachers of English: Whole Language Umbrella
Date: July 12-13, 2019
Location: Columbia, SC
Description: The Embracing Diversity through Meaningful Inquiry theme highlights three important ideas: diversity, inquiry, and learning. Join the National Council of Teachers of English in an exploration of literacy teaching and learning as you reaffirm what you know and explore new possibilities. Topics include literacy and literature; language and culture; digital and visual literacies; reading and miscue analysis; multiple languages and literacies; social justice and political action; community literacies; and early childhood. Learn more

Summer 2019-English Learners with Disabilities Summer Institute

Organization: WestEd
Date: July 16-17, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Description: This two-day institute will provide classroom teachers, administrators, and support personnel with the opportunity to learn about the research and unique needs of English learners, students with disabilities and dual-identified students (English Learner students with disabilities (ELSWD), and how to better incorporate effective instructional strategies into their daily grade level/content area classroom instructional planning.

During the institute, participants will examine and apply researched-based instructional strategies and techniques that address the diverse language development and learning needs of these unique populations. Participants will gain practical knowledge on how to collaborate in order to “tune” or plan lessons to increase accessibility to grade level content for students with disabilities and English learners and dual-identified students at all levels of language proficiency.

Participants will identify misconceptions for ELSWDs and differentiate learning and behavioral characteristics of English learners and students with high incidence disabilities. In addition, you will learn the role of MTSS in the identification and instructional planning for ELSWD; how to articulate the importance of collaboration in the continuum of services for ELSWD; identify and discuss elements of good instruction for diverse learners including the UDL instructional framework and research-based practices for ELSWD. Finally participants will be able to utilize a lesson tuning protocol to apply strategies for teaching diverse learners; and plan and apply new learning to professional practice. Learn more

2019 NASSP Principals Conference

Organization: National Association of Secondary School Principals
Date: July 18-20, 2019
Location: Boston, MA
Description: Building off the tremendous momentum of the 2018 National Principals Conference (NPC), NPC19 will deliver three days of world-class education and professional development opportunities for K–12 school leaders.

Attendees will convene in Boston to explore leading-edge solutions for your school; attend comprehensive training to recharge your leadership; experience unmatched networking opportunities with your peers; and engage in meaningful collaboration that will lead to lasting connections. Learn more

2019 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference - Cross-departmental data identification and sharing: A discussion of processes, benefits, and challenges

Organization: National Center for Education Statistics: REL Mid-Atlantic
Date: July 24-26, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The 2019 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference is an opportunity for professional networking, updates on federal and national activities affecting data collection and reporting, and information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. The conference will include training and business meetings for state Common Core of Data (CCD) and EDFacts data coordinators. There will also be a range of informative sessions targeted toward interests in CCD, data collection, data linking beyond K-12, data management, data privacy, data quality, data standards, data use (analytical), data use (instructional), fiscal data, and Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) as well as information about changes in how the U.S. Department of Education collects and uses data.

There is no fee to attend the conference. NCES will provide a final agenda at-a-glance onsite. Check this website in the weeks prior to the 2019 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference for a preliminary concurrent session schedule. Conference updates will be sent to the e-mail address provided. 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

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