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.

Advancing Social and Emotional Learning in Educational Settings with Research-Practice Partnerships

Organization: REL Midwest
Date: March 7, 2019
Location: Washington, DC
Description: This symposium will explore how research-practice partnerships can help advance students’ social and emotional learning. Three research-practice partnerships will be featured, including the REL Midwest Early Childhood Education Research Alliance (MECERA). The MECERA presentation, “A Researcher-Practitioner Partnership in Illinois,” will highlight how REL Midwest researchers worked with MECERA members to analyze the fall 2017 data from Illinois’ kindergarten entry assessment, the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS). Fall 2017 marked the first year KIDS was implemented statewide. The findings will include information about children’s social and emotional behaviors at the start of school and the social context surrounding this data collection. Teachers can use the results to inform the content, pacing, and differentiation of instruction, while administrators and policymakers can use the data to examine the variation—or inequalities—in children’s skill levels at the start of school across student subgroups, classrooms, schools, and districts. Learn more

Research Training Workshop: Getting SMART about Adaptive Interventions in Education

Organization: Institute for Education Sciences
Date: March 11-14, 2019
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Description: The National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER) in the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), in conjunction with the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, announces a research training workshop on developing and evaluating adaptive interventions with a focus on sequential multiple assignment randomized trials (SMARTs). The intent of the training is to increase the national capacity of education researchers to design, conduct, and analyze experimental design methods for optimizing adaptive interventions. Learn more

Empower19: The Conference for Every Educator

Organization: ASCD
Date: March 16-18, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: Educators from around the world will embark on this transformational journey at ASCD Empower19. Get the pieces you need and synthesize the learning in your classrooms, districts, and communities. Come equipped to learn, share knowledge, and gain tools to lead students into the future. 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

2019 AERA Annual Meeting

Organization: American Education Research Association
Date: April 5-9, 2019
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Description: The 2019 AERA Annual Meeting, based in the vibrant multicultural city of Toronto and in the country of Canada, known more for political cooperation than partisan squabbles, is an opportunity to assess the state of education research. It is also an opportunity to explore how our work can help overcome the challenges of our time by becoming more relevant to communities, practitioners, and policy makers who believe in democratic principles and the public schools that should sustain those principles. 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

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