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.

2019 National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships Conference

Organization: National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP)
Date: October 12-15, 2019
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Description: NACEP’s National Conference is the premier destination to learn from and network with secondary and postsecondary concurrent and dual enrollment professionals across the nation. Conference sessions will be about effective practices, innovations, research, and policy in concurrent and dual enrollment that you can implement in your programs and institutions. Learn more

Creating School-Based Change through Future Ready Schools

Organization: Future Ready Schools
Date: October 18-18, 2019
Location: St Louis, MO
Description: Wondering what the best next steps are to transform your district digital learning plan into one that includes a focus on personalizing learning while leveraging the power of technology to enhance student success? With support from Future Ready Schools, districts are making this transformation by revamping such areas as curriculum, instruction, and assessment; personalized professional learning; innovative learning spaces; community partnerships; and other research-based solutions. This workshop will support leaders with free tools and resources to empower them to transform their schools into ones that better prepare students for the world they will face tomorrow.

During the workshop, participants will dive deep into the research-based Future Ready Framework and resources; understand the strands, network, and tools to support your district’s transformation; learn, network and share with like-minded peers in your area and from other FRS districts that are immersed in the work; begin or reignite your district’s planning efforts; understand how FRS can support your efforts throughout the planning process and beyond; and share information about this event with your colleagues! 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

Future Ready Schools Leadership Institute 2019

Organization: Future Ready Schools
Date: October 21-22, 2019
Location: Austin, TX
Description: Future Ready Schools (FRS) Leadership Institutes are free two-day professional learning events designed to support district teams of 3 to 9 people in creating policies, procedures, and practices that empower them to transform teaching and learning in their school and/or district.

The leadership institutes will inspire, invigorate, and inform district teams with a wealth of information and resources that will support their Future Ready efforts. District teams will collaborate to build regional networks of like-minded colleagues, generate feedback on practice, articulate actionable next steps, and identify resources to take their learner-centered strategies to the next level.

Attendees will leave the leadership institute with a better understanding of';“Equity of opportunities” in the context of digital transformation; the FRS framework and free resources as essential components of a successful digital conversion; strategies to articulate a vision for student-centered learning; building capacity across each FRS strand to change the culture, increase collaborative leadership, and develop a district/schoolwide program; and how to create a vision for digital transformation in your school or district. Learn more

Supporting Students with Disabilities to Become College- and Career-Ready

Organization: Regional Education Laboratory-Midwest (REL)
Date: October 23-23, 2019
Location: Brainerd, MN
Description: This in-person event, hosted by REL Midwest and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), will focus on effective strategies to prepare students with disabilities to become college- and career-ready. The event will cover existing research on evidence-based practices, tools and resources to support students and provide examples from special education administrators from around the state. The event will include a question-and-answer session with the presenters and conclude with table discussions in which participants will create an action plan based on the resources and lessons learned at the event. Learn more

NSTA Area Conference on Science Education

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: October 24-26, 2019
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Description: The theme of the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) area conference is "This is the Place for Monumental Science". The conference will feature three supporting strands,  Navigating Phenomenal Landscapes: Using Phenomena as a Way to Guide Science Instruction;  Forming Natural Bridges: Integrating Science Across Content Areas; and Hook '.Em for Life: Sustaining Science Teaching and Learning.

Teachers are critical to supporting students’ learning, and this highly specialized professional development event will equip teachers with skills and knowledge to support all students in these pursuits. This NSTA area conference offers unique opportunities for those involved in science teaching to learn how to effectively integrate various instructional approaches into their teaching and learning environments. Learn more

2019 Technical Assistance & Training Conference

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: October 28-30, 2019
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Description: Albuquerque Public Schools (APS), the largest public school system in New Mexico, is implementing their MSAP grant to transition from “popcorn programming” to a new K-12 STEM magnet pathway to attract students from different social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds and fill in the gaps in the existing STEM magnet school offerings for the future. 

Albuquerque is a historical hub of science, research, technology, and arts, but has experienced popcorn programs in the form of magnet schools and programs in high schools with themes clustered in only a few areas with no K-12 connections. To progress from popcorn programming, a portfolio of innovative programs was developed to offer more choice and to establish a K-12 engineering pathway for neighborhood schools. The support from families, local laboratories, institutions of higher learning, community members and business partners ensured pathway success for all areas of the district. 

APS currently operates eighteen magnet schools serving over 5,000 of the 80-plus thousands in neighborhood and no-boundary magnets with themes such as dual language, early college, New Tech Networks, International Baccalaureate, a home school hybrid, and alternative magnet high schools as well as their first K-12 magnet pathway.

Learn about the challenges of implementing a new magnet pathway and be part of the conversations and discussions about equity, leadership and culture, and professional development.  School leaders from APS and other magnet districts will share thoughts, advice, and experiences.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about how a district transforms their program to include equity and access for all students. Learn more

Leading Innovative Change for Future Ready Schools

Organization: Future Ready Schools
Date: October 29-29, 2019
Location: Coal Center, PA
Description: Wondering what the best next steps are to transform your district digital learning plan into one that includes a focus on personalizing learning while leveraging the power of technology to enhance student success? With support from Future Ready Schools, districts are making this transformation by revamping such areas as curriculum, instruction, and assessment; personalized professional learning; innovative learning spaces; community partnerships; and other research-based solutions. This workshop will support leaders with free tools and resources to empower them to transform their schools into ones that better prepare students for the world they will face tomorrow.

During the workshop, participants will dive deep into the research-based Future Ready Framework and resources; understand the strands, network, and tools to support your district’s transformation; learn, network and share with like-minded peers in your area and from other FRS districts that are immersed in the work; begin or reignite your district’s planning efforts; understand how FRS can support your efforts throughout the planning process and beyond; and share information about this event with your colleagues! 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

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: November 7-9, 2019
Location: Nashville, TN
Description: It's a fact! Everybody learns differently. That is why American Conference for Middle Level Education (AMLE) has created a multifaceted conference to meet the needs of every middle school educator—no matter how they learn. Participants will take part in learning various session types and styles; one-on-one discussions with the leaders in education; networking opportunities; technology explained and explored throughout the conference; and so much more!

The 46th Annual Conference for Middle Level Education will take place in Nashville, TN for three days of innovation, creativity, and inspiration.  There will be more than 300+ sessions addressing issues vital to middle school educators. Learn more

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