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.

Model Schools Conference 2017

Organization: Future Ready Schools
Date: June 25-28, 2017
Location: Nashville, TN
Description: For 25 years the Model Schools Conference has provided the platform for educators to showcase their success and innovative practices for teaching and learning.
Join Future Ready partner ICLE in Nashville where we will once again celebrate the innovators who are continually raising the bar on instruction and revolutionizing what it means to provide a rigorous and relevant education. You will empower your students and staff to hold high expectations; engage with a network of like-minded educators from around the nation; inspire creativity and agency through innovative instruction and learning spaces; create a legacy of learning that extends beyond the four walls of school; and focus on actions that will result in a future-focused learning environment. Learn more

Institute for Middle Level Leadership

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: June 25-28, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: The AMLE Institute for Middle Level Leadership offers a multifaceted opportunity to learn and participate while strengthening your leadership skills. With a focus on research-based practice, each day of the institute combines: interactive classroom sessions, discussion, peer-facilitated learning and opportunities for you to address topics that matter to you! Learn more

2017 Conference on Racial and Social Justice

Organization: National Education Association
Date: June 28-29, 2017
Location: Boston, MA
Description: This conference's theme is Strong Schools, Empowered Professionals and Successful Students. NEA’s Human and Civil Rights Department invites you to the 2017 Conference on Racial and Social Justice (formerly, the Joint Conference on the Concerns of Minorities and Women) in Boston, MA. Learn more

Conference on Teaching Excellence 2017

Organization: ASCD
Date: June 30-July 2, 2017
Location: Denver, CO
Description: This conference offers a hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves professional learning for innovative, creative, and dedicated educators, like you!
The ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence is designed with your specific needs in mind—because supporting the whole child takes teachers who are unstoppable. You will expand your knowledge and expertise; experience new learning opportunities; learn from real practitioners in the field; network with colleagues and experts; and take a deeper dive into content. Learn more

National Principals Conference

Organization: NASSP and NAESP
Date: July 9-11, 2017
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Description: From preK through high school, school leaders share the same goals for student success. When they come together to give life to that vision, something very powerful happens.


NASSP is excited to partner with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) for this first-ever joint national conference. Attendees will learn from a large pool of their peers and work together to prepare students for each step of their education journey. Come experience the power of preK through 12 school leaders joining together to shape the education landscape. Learn more

Institute for Middle Level Leadership

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: July 9-12, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: The AMLE Institute for Middle Level Leadership offers a multifaceted opportunity to learn and participate while strengthening your leadership skills. With a focus on research-based practice, each day of the institute combines: interactive classroom sessions, discussion, peer-facilitated learning and opportunities for you to address topics that matter to you! Learn more

6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: July 12-14, 2017
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Description: The 6th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, hosted by NSTA, is a unique, focused event that brings together (informal and formal) educators and representatives from exhibiting companies who are interested in, and who have tools and resources to share that will ensure successful implementation of STEM education into our schools and communities. It is intended to provide resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM education, associated outreach programs, partnerships, schools, and curricula. Learn more

WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute

Organization: Whole World Umbrella
Date: July 20-22, 2017
Location: Tucson, AZ
Description: The 2017 Summer Institute theme, “Global Literacies, Global Conversations: Celebrating Our Connections,” invites us to give voice to the languages, literacies, and cultures of the diverse students in our classrooms and among ourselves as professionals. As an international organization with a lengthy history of progressive education, democratic schools, and critical literacy, our creative work involves constantly affirming the potential of whole language learning communities to examine the world we live in through multiple languages and literacies. This Summer Institute invites educators to come together to learn and explore these issues through a variety of forums including workshops, symposia, panels, conversations, and social/political action. Learn more

2017 Conference on Educational Leadership

Organization: ASCD
Date: October 27-29, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: During this conference participants will to hear from experts, share ideas, connect with top leaders from around the world, and reflect on theirr own leadership performance. Learn more

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: November 5-8, 2017
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Description: This is a valuable national professional development opportunity for any type of educator who works with grades 5-9: The Annual Conference for Middle Level Education. This is an opportunity to learn how to improve instruction and increase student engagement and success in your schools. Learn more

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