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.

Texas Project Lead The Way State Conference

Organization: Project Lead the Way
Date: February 12-13, 2018
Location: Addison, TX
Description: The state conferences provides a way for students, educators, administrators, community stakeholders, business leaders, and more to get involved with Project Lead the Way, connect with one another, and learn together. Learn More

National Conference on Education - Education in the Digital Age

Organization: The School Superintendents Association
Date: February 15–17, 2018
Location: Nashville, TN
Description: Established in 2014, AASA Digital Consortium was created to support school district leadership in the areas of innovation, creativity, and technology. The collective experiences with this unique leadership opportunity through AASA have strengthened the impact of the digital-age technologies in our respective school districts. The Consortium provides the opportunity to focus on digital conversion opportunities with peers and to receive guidance from pioneers in our professional association. Learn More

REL Midwest Event: Kindergarten Individual Developmental Survey (KIDS) Data Use Workshop

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences
Date: February 22, 2018 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EASTERN
Location: Grayslake, Illinois
Description: The goal of this workshop is to provide opportunities for Illinois kindergarten teachers to interpret and analyze KIDS data to set educational goals. Learn More

Teacher Leadership Summit: Attracting, Retaining, and Developing a Diverse STEM Teaching Workforce

Organization: Smithsonian Science Education Center
Date: February 23 - 25, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Description: At this summit, teams of educators create plans for attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse STEM teaching workforce in their districts to become catalysts for systemic change. Learn More

AACTE 70th Annual Meeting

Organization: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Date: March 1–3, 2018
Location: Baltimore, MD
Description: The Annual Meeting provides a forum for educators to engage in meaningful discussions, share research and practices, and become better equipped to drive change in the educator preparation field. Join the nationwide conversation on educator preparation's future, while connecting with over 2,000 education leaders and suppliers, and help achieve your most ambitious goals by attending the Annual Meeting. Learn More

2018 AACTE Annual Meeting and Exhibits

Organization: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Date: March 1–3, 2018
Location: Baltimore, MD
Description: The Annual Meeting provides a forum for educators to engage in meaningful discussions, share research and practices, and become better equipped to drive change in the educator preparation field. Join the nationwide conversation on educator preparation's future, while connecting with over 2,000 education leaders and suppliers, and helping you achieve your most ambitious goals by attending the Annual Meeting. Learn more

REL Midwest Event: Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships and Kindergarten Entry Assessments

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences
Date: March 2, 2018 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EASTERN
Location: Washington, DC
Description: This panel will include presentations on three different Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships (RPPs) that worked with state and local education agencies to build their capacity around using data from kindergarten entry assessments. The first presentation is about an RPP that worked with stakeholders in Alaska to contextualize their decision-making by providing information about what is happening nationally. The second presentation is about an RPP in Illinois that is working with stakeholders to plan for appropriate uses of data in its first year of mandating statewide assessment. Finally, the third presentation is from an RPP that took place in Pennsylvania and highlights strategies used for communicating complex information on psychometric properties of data to stakeholders. Learn More

REL Northeast & Islands Bridge Event: Equity and Diversity in Teacher Preparation: Learning from Research and Practice

Organization: Institute of Education Sciences
Date: March 14, 2018 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EASTERN
Location: Waltham, MA
Description: This event will provide an overview of the status of research on teacher preparation, with a specific focus on research related to equity and diversity. Dr. Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools at Boston College, will discuss three broad bodies of research in teacher preparation—accountability, effectiveness, and policies; teacher preparation for the knowledge society; and teacher preparation for diversity and equity—and some of the key findings within each line of research. She will also describe a conceptual framework she has developed for “putting equity at the center” of teacher preparation. Learn More

Science on My Mind

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: March 15–18, 2018
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Atlanta conference, the Conference Committee has planned the conference around four strands that explore topics of current significance, enabling you to focus on a specific area of interest or need. Including: focusing on evidence of 3-D learning, imagining science as the foundation for STEM, reflecting on access for all students, comprehending the role of literacy in science. Learn more

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 2018

Organization: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Date: March 26–30, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Description: SITE 2018 is the 29th annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development. Learn More

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