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April 2014 Events

Apr 23–25 2014

Annual Young Child Expo & Conference, Fordham University, Los Ninos Services
New York City, NY


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Apr 23–25 2014

STEM Solutions—National Leadership Conference
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.


This is the third national STEM conference, established by U.S. News & World Report. Attendees, including professionals and policy makers from education, government, and business, will gather to promote national change in STEM education, policy, and workforce development. Among topics addressed will be the role of community and technical colleges, common core implementation, college readiness, early learning, revising CTE, improving teacher education, and gender and minority issues.

Contact: Jennifer Hoff
Phone: 619-298-1445
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Apr 23–25 2014

U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference
Washington, DC


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Apr 23–26 2014

New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education 2014 State Conference: Bilingual Education: Common to Our Core
Albuquerque, NM


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Apr 24–25 2014

A Dream Deferred: The Future of African American Education
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, GA


Join us at the 10th annual A Dream Deferred™ conference to discuss new solutions, share best practices, and collaborate with colleagues to make a difference for African American students.


The College Board is excited to welcome these and other inspiring speakers: Soledad O’Brien, broadcast journalist; Shaun Harper, author and educator; Damon A. Williams, senior vice president, Boys & Girls Clubs of America; and David Coleman, College Board president.

Contact: 2014 Diversity Conferences: Registration Department
Phone: 1-800-787-7477
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Apr 25 2014

REL Southwest Bridge Event: Using Research to Address Achievement Gaps
Embassy Suites Hotel
Albuquerque, NM


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Apr 28 –May
4
2014

Texas STEM Education Week
Houston, TX


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Apr 29 2014

REL Southwest Technical Working Group Meeting
Austin, TX


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May 2014 Events

May 2 2014

REL Southwest Governing Board Spring Meeting
Little Rock, AR


Governing Board members from our five-state region will convene to review ongoing work, provide guidance on regional priorities, and share ideas for future work.

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May 4–6 2014

Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education Annual Conference: Polishing the Core
Hot Springs, AR


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May 5–7 2014

National School Boards Association (NSBA) Annual Conference: Transform Leadership: Imagine. Inspire. Empower.
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA


NSBA represents its state association members and their more than 90,000 local school board members. The conference brings together school board leaders and administrators from across the country to learn about education issues from a national perspective, understand how federal legislation and court decisions will affect their districts, and gain insights into strategies to raise student achievement.

General session speakers will include Thomas Friedman, Sir Ken Robinson, Nikhil Goyal, and Angela Maiers.

Contact: NSBA staff
Phone: 703-838-6722
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May 5–7 2014

Readiness Matters: State Collaboration for Success
Atlanta Airport Marriott
Atlanta, GA


The Hunt Institute, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) will cohost the Readiness Matters: State Collaboration for Success event in Atlanta, Georgia, in early May.


State teams are invited to engage in conversations to foster the success of English learners in their states in becoming college and career ready. Teams will have the opportunity to discuss current issues in their state, engage in planning time, and collaborate with colleagues from other states.


This event is by invitation only.

Contact: Michele Jordan
Phone: 919-425-4168
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May 5–8 2014

National Smart Start Conference
Greensboro, NC


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May 6 2014

Center on Innovations in Learning: Conversations with Innovators
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA


The purpose of the event is for regional comprehensive center staff and their SEA League of Innovators members to engage in conversation with experts who have authored chapters in the recently released Handbook on Innovations in Learning.


Each of the 15 regional comprehensive center directors and liaisons are invited to participate and bring their SEA League of Innovators members, with acceptance on a first-come, first-served basis until a maximum number is reached.


This meeting is by invitation only from the Center on Innovations in Learning.

Contact: Marilyn Murphy
Phone: 215-204-3000
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May 6–8 2014

Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas (ACET) Spring Conference
Renaissance Hotel Arboretum
Austin, TX


The conference offers unique opportunities to meet with colleagues to discuss issues and share the most up-to-date information about successful programs for students in at-risk situations. Talk one-on-one with TEA consultants, receive current state and federal updates on programs and funding availability, and network with fellow ACET members who share the same concerns.

Contact: Wade Burroughs
Phone: 406-862-3275
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May 8–11 2014

LPCA 2014 26th Annual Convention and Regional Conference : Exploring Cultural Differences in Today's Diverse World
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter At Ravinia Resort
Atlanta, GA


The Licensed Professional Counselors Association will hold its 26th Convention and Regional Conference and pre-conference May 8–11, 2014.

Contact: Licensed Professional Counselors Association
Phone: 404-370-0200
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May 9–12 2014

International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Convention: Reading . . . The Teachable Moment
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA


This annual conference offers an opportunity to network with literacy professionals and authors from around the world. General session speakers will be Jeff Kinney, Dav Pilkey, P. David Pearson, and Rafe Esquith. Speakers for the Teaching Edge Series will be Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey, Kelly Gallagher, and Debbie Diller.

In addition to hundreds of educational sessions throughout the conference, eleven full-day institutes are scheduled for May 9.

Contact: IRA staff
Phone: 800-336-7323
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May 14–17 2014

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) STEM Forum and Expo: Integration for Innovation!
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA


This forum is hosted by the National Science Teachers Association. It has several objectives:

  • Help educators better understand the significance of STEM Education
  • Bring an awareness and understanding of how STEM can be implemented, applied, and sustained in a K–12 setting
  • Provide examples of successful outreach programs and partnerships
  • Assist in identifying benchmarks for successful STEM programs

Program strands include primary, upper elementary, middle level, high school, partnerships, and administrators.

Contact: NSTA staff
Phone: 703-243-7100
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May 14–17 2014

National Science Teachers Association STEM Forum and Expo
New Orleans, LA


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May 19–20 2014

Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) Conference
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, TX


This is the largest meeting of physics teachers in the nation, with workshops, panel discussions, and presentations by leaders from around the country. Conference strands:

  • Leading through sustainability
  • Learning assistants
  • Pedagogical training for physics teachers
  • Recruiting and retaining physics teachers
  • Leading professional communities

The PhysTEC Conference will be in conjunction with the UTeach Conference, featuring Arthur Levine, of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, as the plenary speaker for the joint session.

Registration for both conferences will open in February.

Contact: Theodore Hodapp
Phone: 301-209-3263
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May 20 2014

National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute - Pre-Institute Workshops, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute


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May 20–22 2014

National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute
Chapel Hill, NC


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May 20–22 2014

UTeach Institute – National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) Conference
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, TX


The UTeach conference is a venue for varied audiences, including teams from the program’s 34 university partners, state policymakers, donors and foundations, and others interested in UTeach, which is a teacher preparation program for students in science mathematics, and computer science.

The first day of the UTeach Conference, Tuesday May 20, will be in conjunction with the Physics Teacher Education Coalition Conference. Arthur Levine, from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation will be the plenary speaker at a joint session of the two organizations.

Registration for both conferences will open in February.

Contact: Shawna Renold
Phone: 512-232-8471
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May 21–22 2014

Alabama-Mississippi Community of Practice
Alabama State Department of Education, Gordon Persons Building
Montgomery, AL


An outcome of the SECC Advisory Board meeting held in early spring in Biloxi, Mississippi, was the formation of the Alabama-Mississippi Community of Practice (AMCoP), whereby teams from each state department of education are interested in learning how their counterparts have implemented statewide initiatives.


The first collaborative meeting is scheduled this May to share issues related to educator evaluation, literacy and early childhood, Mississippi's peer review process, and Alabama's regional teams concept.


This event is by invitation only.

Contact: Heidi Goertzen (AL) or Debbie Meibaum (MS)
Phone: 334-826-4003 (Heidi Goertzen); 601-605-2221 (Debbi
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June 2014 Events

Jun 3–5 2014

Alabama Educational Technology Conference
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Birmingham, AL


The Alabama State Department of Education Division of Technology Initiatives is holding its annual Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC) at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Alabama.


Alabama educators are invited to participate in the annual conference. Registration is available at the AETC website.

Contact: Donna Fuller
Phone: 334-242-9594
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Jun 5–6 2014

Annual State Early Education Leadership Summit: Excellence for Every Child: Improving the Quality of Teaching Birth Through Grade Three
Renaissance Depot Hotel
Minneapolis, MN


The purpose of this meeting, which is a collaboration of national technical assistance partners, is to build the capacity of SEA leaders and early childhood specialists with providing leadership about research-based practices to improve developmental and learning outcomes for children from birth through grade three.

Contact: Jim Squires
Phone: 912-634-9076
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Jun 8–11 2014

National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Minneapolis, MN


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Jun 11–13 2014

2014 Making Connections Conference: Celebrating Teachers
Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
Biloxi, MS


The Second Annual Making Connections Conference is scheduled June 11–13, 2014, at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. Participants will include educators at both the school and district levels. There will be a series of concurrent sessions, a keynote session by Ron Clark, and opportunities to visit vendor exhibits.

Contact: Tom Clark
Phone: 601-916-7296
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Jun 11–13 2014

Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) Summer Workshop : Building Relationships
Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX


This three-day professional growth and development opportunity is designed to address issues affecting middle and high school administration. The workshop will also provide collaboration opportunities for attendees and a chance for quality professional development needed to be effective leaders and to maintain continuing education credits.

Registration opens in January.

Contact: Cindy Kirby
Phone: 512-443-2100, Extension 225
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Jun 11–13 2014

Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) Summer Conference
Austin Renaissance Hotel
Austin, TX


This conference for Texas PreK–8 leaders will address the following topics:
∙ Innovative technology integration for learning
∙ Effective strategies for ELLs and at risk learners
∙ Building 21st century skills
∙ Middle level focus (grades 4-8)
∙ STAAR and assessment practices
∙ RtI implementation and interventions
∙ Best practices for beginning administrators

Speakers will include Colonel Art Athens, Pedro Noguera, and Maime McCullough. Among session presenters will be Todd Whitaker, Marcia Tate, Alan November, Ervin Knezek, Christian Rauch, Barbara Blackburn.

Contact: Elizabeth Kernan
Phone: 512-478-5268 or 800-252-3621
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Jun 15–17 2014

Tots & Technology Summer Conference: Learning in the Elementary Classroom
Galveston Convention Center
Galveston, TX


This is an educational technology conference for Pre-K through 5th-grade educators to explore learning opportunities for elementary students, strategies for curriculum integration, and technology-rich learning environments. It is for teachers, principals, technology and curriculum specialists, librarians, and others involved in integrating technology into early education.

Contact: Meaghan Rhame
Phone: 512-450-5408
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Jun 15–17 2014

Tots & Technology Summer Conference, Texas Computer Education Association
Galveston, TX


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Jun 15–18 2014

Mississippi Association of Federal Education Program Directors 2014 Summer Conference: Embracing Currents of Change
Jackson Hilton Hotel
Jackson, MS


The Mississippi Association of Federal Education Program Directors (MAFEPD) will host its 2014 Summer Conference on June 15–18, 2014, in Jackson, Mississippi. The theme of this year's conference is "Embracing Currents of Change."

Contact: MAFEPD
Phone: N/A
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Jun 22–25 2014

CLAS Annual Convention: Success Starts at the Top
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center
Montgomery, AL


This June the professional organization, Council for Leaders in Alabama Schools (CLAS), is holding its annual convention in Montgomery, Alabama, at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center.


National speakers will share and inspire school and district administrators with ideas and practices that lead to student success.



Contact: N/A
Phone: 1-800-239-3616
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Jun 25–27 2014

Council of Chief State School Officers National Conference on Student Assessment
New Orleans, LA


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Jun 27–29 2014

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Conference on Teaching Escellence
Gaylord Texan Dallas
Dallas, TX


With over 100 sessions designed for the target audience of teacher leaders, teacher mentors and coaches, principals, supervisors, and teachers in all levels of education—elementary through higher education—this conference provides “recent revelations about best practices in the classroom, how to make them routine in every grade and subject, and how to scale them systemwide.”

Contact: ASCD Service Center
Phone: 800-933-2723
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Jun 28 2014

REL Southwest Governing Board Summer Meeting
Teleconference


Governing Board members from our five-state region will convene via teleconference to review ongoing work, provide guidance on regional priorities, and share ideas for future work.

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Jun 28 –Jul
1
2014

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference: Connected learning. Connected world
Atlanta Convention Center
Atlanta, GA


The ISTE annual conference and exposition offers an array of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities. In addition to keynote sessions, there are hands-on, lecture, panel, and showcase sessions, workshops, SIG events, over 300 poster sessions, and networking opportunities.

Contact: ISTE Staff
Phone: 800-280-6218
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Jun 30 –Jul
2
2014

Education Commission of the States (ECS) National Forum on Educational Policy
Capital Hilton
Washington, DC


The forum is an opportunity to network with policymakers, education leaders and practitioners and discuss innovations and research on education issues from pre-k to postsecondary.

Contact: Karen Kepler
Phone: 303-299-3621
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July 2014 Events

Jul 13–18 2014

2014 MASS/Alliance Summer Convention: Mississippi Association of School Superintendents and the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi
Beau Rivage
Biloxi, MS


The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS) and the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi (Alliance) will hold its annual MASS/Alliance Summer Convention on July 13–18, 2014. MASS is a nonprofit association whose membership is made up of Mississippi’s 152 public school superintendents. The Alliance has more than 2,000 public school administrators as members. The 2014 MASS/Alliance Summer Convention supports MASS’s mission to provide resources, advocacy, leadership, policy information, training, support, renewal, hope, and public relations services to superintendents so that they can meet the MASS vision of quality public education.

Contact: Mississippi Association of School Superintendents
Phone: 601-352-8868
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Jul 14–18 2014

Alabama State Department of Education MEGA Conference: Every Child a Graduate. Every Graduate Prepared.
Mobile Convention Center
Mobile, AL


The annual ALSDE MEGA Conference will be held in Mobile, Alabama, at the Mobile Convention Center. All Alabama educators are welcome to participate, engage, and learn in this annual event.


The four conference strands align with Alabama's strategic Plan 2020: Learners, Support Systems, Professionals, and Schools/Systems.


Preliminary conference details are available at the agency's website. Hotels in proximity to the conference will honor conference rates. Please visit the ALSDE website for a listing of hotel accommodations and registration.

Contact: Beverly Jackson
Phone: 334-242-8114
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Jul 15–17 2014

Vision 2020 Conference: Stepping Up, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Oklahoma City, OK


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Jul 23–25 2014

New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders Annual Conference


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Jul 24–25 2014

Financial and Business Services Summer Conference
Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center
Durham, NC


This conference is an opportunity for school districts to come together and discuss budget issues and the effect of new legislation on public schools.

Contact: Doris McCain
Phone: 919-807-3700
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Jul 30 –Aug
1
2014

2014 North Carolina Charter School Conference
Hilton Wilmington Riverside
Wilmington, NC


The North Carolina Public Charter Schools Association is presenting the 2014 North Carolina Charter Schools Conference at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside. The association is expecting 500 educators, administrators, board members, parents, students, business members, legislators and other stakeholders at this event.

Contact: Anthony Rodriquez, North Carolina Public Charters
Phone: 434-745-6825
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Jul 31 –Aug
1
2014

Aurora Learning Community Association (ALCA) Annual Conference
Edmond, OK


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September 2014 Events

Sep 9–11 2014

2014 Indian Education Summit, American Indian Institute, University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK


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October 2014 Events

Oct 6–8 2014

CASE Fall Legal Conference
Perdido Beach Resort
Orange Beach, AL


The CASE Fall Legal Conference will be held in Orange Beach, Alabama, for training on legal issues in Special Education. The targeted audience is Alabama school superintendents.

Contact: Courtney Utsey, Special Education Services
Phone: 334-242-8114
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Oct 7–8 2014

Oklahoma Technology Association (OTA) Encyclo-Media Conference
Oklahoma City, OK


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Oct 19–21 2014

2014 MASA Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference: Mississippi Association of School Administrators
Jackson Hilton Hotel
Jackson, MS


The Mississippi Association of School Administrators will host its 2014 Annual Fall Meeting and Leadership Conference on October 19–21 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Contact: Lisa Karmacharya
Phone: 662-574-1147
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Oct 23–25 2014

WIDA 2014 National Conference
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, GA


The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium is holding its second annual conference this year in Atlanta, Georgia. Mark your calendars for October 23–25, 2014. With 31 member states in the WIDA Consortium, participants will enjoy a variety of informative sessions on academic language and literacy, effective instructional practices for English learners (EL), ESOL/ESL (English for speakers of other languages/English as a second language) program management, and national initiatives. The target audience includes preK–12 teachers, special education teachers, and ESL/bilingual education teachers, principals; district administrators; EL specialists; and instructional coaches. Please visit the WIDA conference website for more information on registration and accommodations.

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Phone: N/A
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November 2014 Events

Nov 4 2014

K20 Innovative Learning Conference, K20 Center, University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK


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Nov 19–22 2014

La Cosecha 2014 Conference, Dual Language Education of New Mexico
Santa Fe, NM


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