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October 2014 Events

Oct 31 –Nov
2
2014

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Conference on Educational Leadership
Orlando, FL


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Oct 31 –Nov
3
2014

South Carolina Department of Education Student Learning Objectives Training
Saluda Educational Complex
Saluda, SC


The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is sponsoring a series of trainings across the state for district leaders and school-based administrators on how to write, evaluate, and use student learning objectives (SLOs) in the state's educator evaluation system.

Contact: Joseph Tadlock
Phone: 803-734-8368
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November 2014 Events

Nov 1 2014

Oklahoma Science Teachers Association 2014 Conference
, OK


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Nov 3 2014

REL Southwest Bridge Event: Implementation of New Educator Evaluation Systems: Lessons Learned
Webinar


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Nov 3 2014

REL Southwest Texas Hispanic STEM Research Alliance: Understanding Logic Models Workshop 2
Embassy Suites Hotel
San Marcos, TX


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Nov 4 2014

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


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Nov 5–7 2014

Regional Institute: Supporting High-Quality Rural Education
Embassy Suites Austin - Central
Austin, TX


The purpose of this Institute is to provide the opportunity for state educators working in school turnaround to network with their counterparts from other states, engage in conversations with experts in the field, and meet with nationally recognized educators and researchers on critical topics related to this work that were identified by participating states.

Contact: John Spence
Phone: 512-391-6596
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Nov 5–8 2014

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Annual Conference & Expo
Dallas, TX


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Nov 6–7 2014

Arkansas Curriculum Conference
Little Rock, AR


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Nov 6–7 2014

Center for the Education and Study of Diverse Populations Annual Back to School Family and Youth Leadership Institute
Santa Fe, NM


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Nov 6–7 2014

South Carolina Department of Education Student Learning Objectives Training
Colleton Adult Education Center
Walterboro, SC


The South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) is sponsoring a series of trainings across the state for district leaders and school-based administrators on how to write, evaluate, and use student learning objectives (SLOs) in the state's educator evaluation system.

Contact: Joseph Tadlock
Phone: 803-734-8368
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Nov 6–8 2014

Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) Annual Conference
Nashville, TN


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Nov 10 2014

REL Southwest Bridge Event: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School
Webinar


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Nov 10 2014

Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School (Webinar)
Webinar
Austin, TX


The goals of this bridge event webinar are to provide attendees with the most recent research on effective practices for teaching English learners as well as with specific recommendations for enhancing the quality of instruction, policy, and practice, as presented in the new IES practice guide, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School.

Contact: Deborah Jones
Phone: (512) 391-6615
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Nov 11 2014

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). Information regarding the COP can be found on TEA's website at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=7441

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Nov 13–14 2014

International Conference ICT for Language Learning
Florence, Italy


The 7th edition of the International Conference ICT for Language Learning brings together teachers, researchers, practitioners and project managers from all over the world to share findings, expertise and experience about integrating innovative technologies and solutions into language teaching and learning.
The conference is also an excellent opportunity for sharing results achieved in language learning projects funded by the European Commission and by other sources.
Topic areas are intentionally broad to encourage a wide range of backgrounds, ideas, and discussions.
The ICT for Language Learning conference focuses on the following topics:
• ICT based language teaching and learning approaches
• E-learning solutions for language teaching and learning
• Quality and innovation in language teaching and learning
• Monitoring and evaluation of language teaching and learning
• Recognition and validation of language skills
• Language teacher training
• Language learning to support international Mobility
• Multilingualism
• Language learning for specific purposes
• Studies in Second Language Acquisition
• CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning
• The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)
• The European Language Label for the promotion of quality in language learning

Contact: Tullio Perrotta
Phone: +39 055489700
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Nov 13–14 2014

Mississippi Department of Education's Federal Programs Advisory Council Work Session #14
Adams Reese Law FIrm Building
Ridgeland, MS


The Mississippi Department of Education's (MDE) Office of Federal Programs will conduct its Federal Programs Advisory Council Work Session #14 on November 13–14, 2014. Participation in this work session is by invitation only from MDE, and the meeting is for advisory council members.

Contact: Michael Gibbons
Phone: 601-359-3499
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Nov 13–15 2014

American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference
Orlando, FL


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Nov 15 2014

New Mexico Science Teachers' Association 2014 Conference: Soar to Greater Heights
Albuquerque, NM


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Nov 16–17 2014

Louisiana Association of School Executives/Superintendents Joint Conference
Baton Rouge, LA


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Nov 17–18 2014

The Texas Education Agency's Advanced Career Initiative: Expert Panel Meeting 1
SEDL Headquarters
Austin, TX 78723



By TEA invitation only. The Advanced Career Initiative is a collaboration between the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB). With support from the Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) at SEDL, TEA and SREB will be working together to develop curriculum and assessments for a sequence of four career and technical education (CTE) courses that will prepare students for high-demand, high-wage careers in the State of Texas. The Advanced Career Initiative Expert Panel is comprised of stakeholders from business and industry, two- and four-year colleges, secondary academic and career/technical (CT) educators, and key state agencies. The charge of the Advanced Career Initiative Expert Panel is to identify technical and academic standards for a progression of four high school CT courses in the career field of energy production and processing.


SEDL Headquarters


SEDL Headquarters


Expert Panel Responsibilities



The Expert Panel members will:



  1. Identify, sequence, and align technical standards and content for the four-courses,

  2. Prepare descriptions, assessment specifications, course syllabi, and project units for each of the four CT courses,

  3. Identify the academic standards (literacy, mathematics, and science) and knowledge and skills that students will need for college and career readiness,

  4. Facilitate the design of the end-of-course exam for each course, and

  5. Design the professional development model for preparing teachers to teach each of the four courses.


Meeting Location



SEDL Headquarters | Map 4700 Mueller Blvd Austin, TX 78723 800-476-6861

Meeting Date and Times



Monday and Tuesday, November 17-18, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day

Contact: Jessica Snyder
Phone: (512) 463-9581
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Nov 17–19 2014

National Conference on Summer Learning: Accelerating Achievement
Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk
San Antonio, TX


Research has long documented the phenomenon of summer learning loss and its chronic drag on student achievement. Recent research has shown that high-quality summer learning programs can prevent academic losses and even boost achievement.


The theme of the 2014 Summer Changes EverythingTM [add trademark notation] national conference, "Accelerating Achievement,” encourages presenters and participants to examine how summer is an accelerator for education priorities such as 3rd grade reading proficiency, college and career readiness, school transitions, English language acquisition, STEM education, and more.

Contact: Ryan Rebarchick
Phone: 410-856-1370 ext. 203
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Nov 18 2014

REL Southwest New Mexico PreK Research Alliance: Literature and Gaps Analysis Workshop
St. Francis Hotel
Santa Fe, NM


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Nov 18 2014

U.S. Department of Education School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students
Oklahoma City, OK


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Nov 19 2014

Teaching as a Second Career : North Carolina Troops to Teachers Program
Bragg Training and Education Center
Fayetteville, NC


Interested in a second career in public education? This seminar will inform participants about the teaching profession, the steps required to earn a teaching license, and employment opportunities in public education. They will learn about the Troops to Teachers program and how it can support efforts for transitioning to a second career in public education. The seminar runs from 1–3 p.m.

Contact: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Phone: 888-878-1600
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Nov 19–21 2014

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference & Exposition: Great Math at Your Doorstep
Houston, TX


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Nov 19–22 2014

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


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Nov 20–22 2014

Science Teachers Association of Texas Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST): Creating STEM Inquiries
Dallas, TX


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Nov 20–23 2014

National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention: Story as the Landscape of Knowing
Washington, DC


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December 2014 Events

Dec 3–4 2014

Alabama/Mississippi Community of Practice
Butler Snow Building
Ridgeland, MS


An outcome of the January 2014 SECC Advisory Board meeting was the formation of the Alabama/Mississippi Community of Practice (AMCoP), whereby teams from each state department of education learn how their state counterparts have implemented statewide initiatives. The first collaborative work session was held in May 2014 in Huntsville, Alabama. The second collaborative work session is scheduled for December 3–4, 2014, in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Tentative work session topics include support for low-performing schools, regional service delivery model, career and technical education, educator evaluation, statewide principal support, diverse learners, and job-alike networking.


This event is by invitation only.

Contact: Heidi Goertzen (AL) or Debra Meibaum (MS)
Phone: 334-826-4003 (Heidi Goertzen) or 601-605-2221 (Deb
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Dec 3–5 2014

44th Annual Mississippi Reading Association Conference: Literacy Construction Zone: Building, Scaffolding, and Landscaping Knowledge
Beau Rivage Resort
Biloxi, MS


The 2014 Mississippi Reading Association Conference will be held December 3–5, 2014, at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi. The theme of the conference will be Literacy Construction Zone: Building, Scaffolding, and Landscaping Knowledge.

Contact: LeAnn Carter
Phone: N/A
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Dec 6–10 2014

Learning Forward Annual Conference: Connect. Engage. Learn
Nashville, TN


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Dec 10–12 2014

Zero to Three's National Training Institute
Ft. Lauderdale, FL


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January 2015 Events

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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February 2015 Events

Feb 19–21 2015

National Association of Secondary School Principals Conference
San Diego, CA


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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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March 2015 Events

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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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. Additional information about the COP can be found on TEA's website at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=7441

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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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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. Additional information about the COP can be found on TEA's website at: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=7441

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