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.

Rise Up For Equity National Summit On Community Schools & Family Engagement

Organization: Institute for Educational Leadership
Date: June 1-26, 2020
Location: Virtual
Description: The Institute for Educational Leadership’s Rise Up for Equity: A National Summit on Community Schools & Family Engagement is now virtual. Starting June 1st, they will offer 20 events a week for 20 days. Attendees will become immersed in multiple events and learn innovative and proven practices, approaches and research from grassroots to systems efforts to co-create equitable communities. By going virtual, you no longer need to choose between experiences. Participate and/or watch a recording as your schedule permits, for less than ½ the price. Learn more.

NAESP National Mentor Training and Certification Program™

Organization: National Association of Elementary School Principals
Date: June 3-4, 2020 
Location: Virtual
Description: NAESP’s National Mentor Training and Certification Program™ is professional development created for principals and administrators to strengthen their leadership skills in order to provide support and guidance to the next generation of school leaders. The program offers a highly structured professional development program designed to create a cadre of mentors whose expertise is channeled to support school leaders. The training program integrates research-based best practices with participants’ knowledge and experiences. The program can be customized according to a school district’s specific needs. The training will now be conducted virtually. Learn more.

PBL World 2020

Organization: Buck Institute for Education- (Project Based Learning) PBL Works
Date: June 15-18, 2020
Location: Virtual
Description: This event is a multi-day gathering of K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, and school and district leaders, connecting meaningfully in real-time, one-on-one conversations and team collaborations. This is not your typical roster of short sessions by various presenters. Far from it. Here you’ll choose the 3-day PBL Workshop that works for you, and you’ll be part of a vibrant community of like-minded peers. Attendees will do real, focused, challenging work. You’ll inspire others to create life-changing experiences for students, and they’ll do the same for you. And by the end, you’ll likely find yourself changed in the process. With announcements of school closures across the country, the safety concerns expressed by many of you, and our commitment to ensuring the health and well-being of our PBL community, PBL Works has decided to transition PBL World 2020 from an in-person event to an online conference! PBL Works is excited to deliver an engaging, high-quality online experience. Learn more.

Leading with Learning's Supporting English Learners in Mathematics

Organization: WestEd
Date: June 17-19, 2020
Location: St. Helena, CA
Description: Leading with Learning’s three-day intensive summer institute focuses on deepening understanding of the components of high-quality instruction that integrates mathematics standards so that all students can successfully develop conceptual knowledge and English language proficiency simultaneously. This will help participants to ensure that all students develop academic literacy, analytical practices, and deep content understanding in mathematics. Professional learning is differentiated into three grade spans: TK–2, 3–5, and 6–12. School and district teams are highly encouraged to participate together in the three-day institute for optimal learning and implementation. Learn more.

Leading with Learning Early Language and Literacy Learning

Organization: WestEd
Date: June 22-26, 2020
Location: Monterey, CA
Description: In this five-day intensive summer institute, primary grades (TK-1), teachers learn how to support young children’s early language and literacy development, with a particular focus on young English learner students. The institute expands teachers’ abilities to successfully enact California’s ELA Standards, ELD Standards, and ELA/ELD Framework. Teachers will learn how to implement a well-rounded early language and literacy approach that ensures young children develop both foundational reading skills and early academic language and literacy, both of which are essential for a strong start in school. Learn more. 

Leading with Learning's Building Equity in the Content Areas

Organization: WestEd
Date: June 23-25, 2020
Location: St. Helena, CA
Description: Leading with Learning’s three-day intensive summer institute offers teachers and leaders an opportunity to delve deeply into improving teaching and learning for English learners. Specifically, teachers and leaders learn how to implement integrated science, literacy, and English language development. Professional learning for teachers is differentiated into four grade spans: TK–1, 2–3, 4–6, and 6–12. An additional fourth day of learning offers two learning tracks: a focus on leadership or applying your learning in Spanish dual immersion settings. Leaders will focus on site- and district-level implementation, addressing topics such as professional learning, program components, and implementing and sustaining effective instructional practices. Dual immersion teachers will learn how to approach language analysis and writing in Spanish, building upon the foundational learning from the previous three days. Teachers in the dual immersion sessions will be divided into two grade span groups, TK–3 & 4–8. Learn more. 

2020 NCUEA Summer Meeting

Organization: National Council of Urban Education Associations
Date: June 26-29, 2020
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: The 2020 NCUEA Summer Meeting is scheduled for June 26-29 in Atlanta, GA. Learn more. 

2020 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

Organization: ASCD
Date: June 26-28, 2020
Location: Denver, CO
Description: The 2020 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence is a professional learning event for educators at every level looking for creative, strengths-based strategies to build trusting connections with students and families, provide learning supports for students to engage with the curriculum, and allow students autonomy to develop voice and take charge of their learning. Additionally, discover specific, practical techniques for adopting trauma-informed practices; developing cultural competency and understand implicit bias; and recognizing compassion fatigue and burnout in yourself and others and the importance of self-care. Explore more than 80 sessions, 6 pre-conference institutes and 1 post-conference event, 3 exciting headliners, and 2 keynote luncheons. Attend the conference as it explores the theme: Classroom. Community. Connection. Learn more.

2020 NASSP National Prinicipals Conference

Organization: National Association of Secondary School Principals
Date: July 7–9, 2020
Location: National Harbor, MD
Description: It's your community. This is your opportunity. The National Principals Conference is where you can pause and make your professional growth a priority. You will be able to reflect on the past year, focus on your growth, build your professional community, and discover solutions so that you can provide the best possible leadership for those who need it most—your staff and students. Start the upcoming school year energized. Learn more.

2020 National Center for Education Statistics STATS-DC Data Conference

Organization: National Center for Education Statistics, Department of Education
Date: July 8-10, 2020
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The 2020 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 2020 NCES STATS-DC Data Conference for a preliminary concurrent session schedule. Conference updates will be sent to the e-mail address provided. Learn More.