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January 2015 Events

Jan 26–30 2015

SAMUEL II - School Assistance Meetings for Understanding English Learners: Accommodating Instruction and Assessment for Beginning Level EL Students
TBA
TBA, AL


ALSDE English Learner (EL) coaches will provide concurrent training sessions across Alabama, serving districts within the 11 regional in-service areas over the course of 4 days. The topic this month is "making accommodations in instruction and assessment for beginning level ELs." These trainings will include breakout sessions for administrators, EL coaches/teachers, teachers K–6 and 7–12, and support staff. Participants must register through ALSDE's STI PD website, and this event is open to all Alabama educators. For more information, contact Mary Rose Cameron, program specialist, ALSDE.

Contact: Mary Rose Cameron
Phone: 334-242-8216
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Jan 28 2015

REL Southwest English Learners Research Alliance Quarterly Meeting-Central TX
SEDL Headquarters (Rm. 307)
Austin, TX


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Jan 28 2015

Schools Governed by the State Board of Education Task Force Meeting: Mississippi Department of Education
Mississippi Library Commission
Jackson, MS


This is the second meeting of the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Accreditation's Schools Governed by the State Board of Education Task Force. During this meeting, task force members will continue their review of the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2014, process standards for their applicability to Mississippi's State Board of Education governed schools. Participation in this meeting is by invitation only from MDE.

Contact: Teresa Jones
Phone: 601-359-1314
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Jan 29 2015

ESS/AIR Meeting


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Jan 29 2015

Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals Winter Conference
Reed Conference Center


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Jan 29–31 2015

8th Annual Texas STEM Conference: Pathways to Student Success in STEM, Texas STEM Coalition
Round Rock, TX


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Jan 30 2015

Review of Early Childhood Guidelines for 3- and 4-Year-Olds
Mississippi Department of Education
Jackson, MS


Kathleen Theodore, program associate with SEDL, will facilitate this meeting for the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). The meeting will bring together various educational and community stakeholders in early childhood education to review the MDE 3- and 4-Year-Old Guidelines. Participation in this meeting is by invitation only from MDE.

Contact: Robin Lemonis
Phone: 601-359-2586
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Jan 30–31 2015

2015 AMTESOL Conference : Developing a Culture of Language Learning
Bryant Conference Center
Tuscaloosa, AL


An affiliate of the international association TESOL, the Alabama-Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AMTESOL) organization is hosting its annual AMTESOL Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, January 30–31, 2015.


The target audience for this conference includes K–12 classroom teachers, ESOL teachers, district and school level administrators, graduate students, university professors, and Intensive English Program (IEP) staff.


Please refer to the AMTESOL website for registration and information.



Contact: Amy Taylor
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February 2015 Events

Feb 2–4 2015

Texas Career Education Conference
Renaissance Austin Hotel
Austin, TX


Education is changing and developing at a relentless pace and we are prepared to equip you with the tools to stay ahead of the curve. Expand your network with more than 500 leading CTE professionals from across the state focused on comprehensive CTE program management, college and career guidance, effective business partnerships and alignment with post secondary and workforce opportunities. Designed for administrators, counselors, ESC personnel, college articulation staff and those seeking innovative approaches for CTE programs aligned with workforce opportunities. Attend for strategies, templates and free resources to ensure all students are college and career ready.

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Feb 2–6 2015

Texas Computer Education  Association Convention & Exposition: #learnanywhere
Austin, TX


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Feb 3 2015

REL Southwest Understanding Logic Models Workshop I
Region One Education Service Center
Edinburg, TX


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Feb 3–4 2015

Topical Meeting on Equitable Access to Excellent Teachers and Leaders
DoubleTree Hotel Mission Valley
San Diego, CA


This convening is a joint meeting with the Center on Great Teachers & Leaders and the Council of Chief State School Officers. It focuses on Equitable Access to Excellent Teachers and Leaders and has six objectives: (a) assist states in preparing a plan to provide equitable access to effective teachers and leaders for All students, (b) develop an understanding of the required components of the plan from the U.S. Department of Education, (c) provide technical assistance of tools that can be used to develop equity plan, (d) provide examples of best practices, (e) provide a forum for questions and answers, and (f) provide an opportunity to network with other states.

Contact: Ellen Sherratt
Phone: 312-288-7623
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Feb 5–7 2015

Bilingual Educators Emphasizing Multicultural Settings Conference: Achieving Success for all Students
El Paso, TX


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Feb 6 2015

North Carolina READY for Success
North Carolina School Boards Association
Raleigh, NC


This is the third in a series of Leadership Forums for K–12 superintendents and higher education chancellors and other academic officers to explore current initiatives and future directions toward the goal of promoting dialogue that influences policy recommendations and developing partnerships.

Contact: Ed Dunlap
Phone: 919-747-6679
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Feb 8–10 2015

11th Annual School Counselor Conference
Moody Gardens
Galveston, TX


Texas’ largest school counselor conference, boasting more than 1,500 professional counseling attendees. Programming is designed for professional school counselors working in a variety of educational settings. All conference programs are eligible for LPC, NBCC, SBEC, LMFT, LCDC, SW, and Psychologist continuing education credits.

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Feb 9–10 2015

Title I Statewide School Support Initiative and Family and Community Engagement Spring Summit
Austin, TX


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Feb 10 2015

REL Southwest Workshop: Common Core State Standards and PARCC Assessments in LA Charter Schools
Edward Hynes Charter School
New Orleans, LA


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Feb 10–12 2015

National Indian Education Association Legislative Summit: Advancing the voice of Native Education
Arlington, VA


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Feb 10–13 2015

CCRS Implementation Meeting #3
Locations vary by Alabama state regions
Locations vary by state Alabama state regions


The College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) Implementation meetings are designed to help Alabama educators better understand the standards as well as provide high-quality resources and instructional materials to implement the CCRS.


District CCRS implementation teams will attend their respective regional CCRS Implementation meetings to stay abreast of related updates and information and to receive technical assistance and training from the ALSDE CCRS Implementation staff members. Target audience members include district coordinators, principals, teachers, superintendents, and ALSDE staff.


This meeting is by invitation only.


The following is the meeting schedule for February 2015:


2/10 – Regions 1, 2, 5, 8, and 11
2/11 – Regions 3, 4, 6, 10, and 11
2/12 – Regions 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 11
2/13 – Region 1

Contact: Gay Finn
Phone: 334-353-1191
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Feb 11–13 2015

State Board of Education Meeting
William B. Travis Building
Austin, TX


The State Board of Education will meet in Austin, Texas on Feb. 11-13. All meetings, except for executive sessions restricted by law to topics, are open to the public.

Meeting webcasts are available for people interested in watching from a computer or device. Please visit the event website for more information.

Contact: Texas Education Agency
Phone: 512-463-9007
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Feb 11–14 2015

Texas Music Educators Association Annual Clinic/Convention
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX


This annual four-day convention is the largest of its kind in the nation. With over 26,000 attendees (including over 9,200 active music educators), you’ll experience unparalleled opportunities for professional development, inspiration, networking, and the best buys on anything the music industry has to offer. The TI:ME Music Technology National Conference is being held in conjunction with our convention and adds even more exciting events to our always packed schedule.

Contact: Robert Floyd
Phone: 512-452-0710
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Feb 14–16 2015

TAFE Teach Tomorrow Summit
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX


An opportunity for future educators to celebrate the teaching profession and share ideas. It is the largest gathering of future educators in the country.

Contact: Donita Garza
Phone: 512-443-2100
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Feb 19–20 2015

North Carolina Association of School Administrators
Burroughs Welcome Fund Offices
Durham, NC


This program is designed to support the growth, expansion, and enhancement of superintendents as they work toward the standards outlined in the North Carolina Superintendents Standards in the North Carolina Effective Educator System (NCEES). The goal is to improve their effectiveness, focus, and professional development.

Contact: Jack Hoke
Phone: 919-828-1426
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Feb 19–21 2015

National Association of Secondary School Principals Conference
San Diego, CA


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Feb 23–25 2015

Spring CASE Conference
Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Conference Center
Birmingham, AL


This conference is designed for Special Education teachers and coordinators. Target audience also includes district coordinators, principals, ALSDE staff, superintendents, and teachers.

Contact: Courtney Utsey
Phone: 334.242.8114
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Feb 23–26 2015

TSPRA 53rd Annual Conference
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
San Antonio, TX


TSPRA's Conference offers professional development and collegial networking for education communicators.
The 2015 conference will be held at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade. We are looking forward to a great conference with nationally recognized speakers and invaluable breakout sessions. Don't miss this opportunity be inspired with new ideas and to hone skills that will help you better serve your students and community!

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Feb 26–28 2015

American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Conference: Celebrating Public Education in America
San Diego, CA


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Feb 27–28 2015

Louisiana Environmental Education Symposium
Baton Rouge, LA


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March 2015 Events

Mar 2–4 2015

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education
San Francisco, CA


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Mar 2–6 2015

Texas Public Schools Week
Texas Public Schools
Texas


Celebrating Texas Public Schools

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Mar 3 2015

REL Southwest Understanding Logic Models Workshop II
Region One Education Service Center
Edinburg, TX


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Mar 4–7 2015

National Association for Bilingual Education Conference: Achieving Global Competence: Biliteracy for All
Las Vegas, NV


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Mar 5–7 2015

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE) Spring 2015 Conference: Learning Curves: Creating and Sustaining Gains from Early Childhood through Adulthood
Washington, DC


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Mar 6–7 2015

New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM


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Mar 12–15 2015

National Science Teachers Association National Conference on Science Education: Chicago:  Great Lakes/Great Ideas
Chicago, IL


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Mar 14 2015

Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools Certified Teacher Fair
New Orleans, LA


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Mar 16–18 2015

National Conference on Family Literacy - Learning Summit
Houston, TX


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Mar 18–20 2015

2015 North Carolina Association of School Administrators Conference on Educational Leadership
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC


This annual conference provides engaging general sessions and break-out sessions focused on highlighting best practices and innovative strategies from schools and districts across the state. This year celebrates 175 years of public school success.

Contact: Katherine Joyce
Phone: 919-828-1426
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Mar 19–21 2015

Society for Research in Child Development Annual Meeting
Philadelphia, PA


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Mar 21–23 2015

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference & Exhibit Show:

Challenging Convention: Leading Disruptive Innovation


Houston, TX


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Mar 23–24 2015

20th Annual National Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education
Washington, DC


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Mar 25–27 2015

¡Adelante! Conference for Bilingual & Dual Language Educators, Austin Area Association for Bilingua
Austin, TX


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Mar 25–28 2015

TESOL 2015: International Convention and English Language Expo: Crossing Boarders, Building Bridges
Metro Toronto Convention Center and Surrounding Hotels
Toronto, Ontario


Focused on English language teaching for speakers of other languages, TESOL 2015 unites 6,500 educators from around the globe to share, learn, and grow at its annual convention. This year, the convention will be held in Toronto, Canada, an international metropolis where over 140 languages are spoken and celebrated.

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Mar 29 –Apr
2
2015

Annual Head Start Conference and Expo
Washington, DC


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Mar 30 –Apr
1
2015

Collaborative Conference for Student Achievement
Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons
Greensboro, NC


The conference is a multifaceted training experience that will provide educators and education advocates information to enable them to focus on transformational learning experiences for students. Topics cover the areas of academic services, accountability services, and student support.

Contact: Debora Williams
Phone: 919-807-3912
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Mar 30 –Apr
1
2015

Fifth Annual Collaborative Conference on Student Achievement
Sheraton Four Seasons/ Koury Convention Center
Greensboro, NC


This conference offers concurrent sessions, poster sessions, and general sessions focused on the North Carolina State Board of Education's goal "to graduate every student ready for post-secondary education and work prepared to be globally engaged and productive citizens." Sessions are designed to inform administrators, K–12 teachers and support staff, post-secondary educators and students, as well as community organizers and parent advocates.

Contact: Debora Williams
Phone: 919-807-3630
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April 2015 Events

Apr 7 2015

Title I Committee of Practitioners Meeting
SEDL
Austin, TX


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will host a regular meeting of the Title I Committee of Practitioners (COP) beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Apr 13–15 2015

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Research Conference
Boston, MA


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Apr 15–18 2015

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition
Boston, MA


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Apr 16–20 2015

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting: Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis
Chicago, IL


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Apr 22–24 2015

Annual young Child Expo and Conference, Fordham university, Los Ninos Services
New York City, NY


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June 2015 Events

Jun 16 2015

Title I Committee of Practitioners Meeting
SEDL
Austin, TX


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will host a regular meeting of the Title I Committee of Practitioners (COP) beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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Jun 29 –Jul
1
2015

U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference
San Diego, CA


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Jun 29 –Jul
1
2015

U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference
San Diego, CA


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October 2015 Events

Oct 1–2 2015

Annual Young Child Expo and Conference, Fordham University, Los Ninos Services
Spokane, WA


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Oct 15–17 2015

Oklahoma Association of Middle Level Educators Annual Conference
Columbus, OH


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April 2016 Events

Apr 16–17 2016

U.S. News STEM Solutions STEM Week and USA Science & Engineering Festival
Washington, DC


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