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STEM Solutions—National Leadership Conference

Organization: U.S. News and World Report
Date: April 23-25. 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Description: 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. Learn more

The 2014 CRESST Conference: Warp Speed, Mr Sulu

Organization: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing
Date: April 29-30, 2014
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
Description: What does a high quality Common Core assessment look like? What are the best innovations in game design that help students and adults learn? How can teachers effectively integrate computer learning into their classrooms? Can military computer games contribute to P-16 learning?

Find answers to these and many other essential questions at the April 29-30th, 2014 CRESST Conference, Warp Speed Mr. Sulu: Integrating Games, Technology and Assessment to Accelerate Learning in the 21st Century. Join distinguished experts and colleagues for two days of learning and sharing as we explore the future of education. Learn more

National School Boards Association (NSBA) Annual Conference: Transform Leadership: Imagine. Inspire. Empower.

Organization: National School Boards Association
Date: May 5-7, 2014
Location: New Orleans, LA
Description: 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. Learn more

Boosting Success for 21st Century Learners: Equitable Practices for High Achievement

Organization: Mid-Atlantic Equity Center
Date: May 6, 2014
Location: Linthicum, MD
Description: This event brings together national and local experts to share research-based strategies designed to meet the complex educational needs of our diverse student populations. The workshops at the third annual conference will feature strategies for engaging families and creating positive and safe school climates for all students regardless of race, gender, or national origin. Educators, administrators, and policymakers will gain valuable information on how to establish positive learning conditions to increase academic achievement for all students as well as methods to address the varied challenges faced by students of diverse backgrounds. Learn more

International Reading Association (IRA) Annual Convention: Reading . . . The Teachable Moment

Organization: International Reading Association
Date: May 9-12, 2014
Location: New Orleans, LA
Description: 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. Learn more

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) STEM Forum and Expo: Integration for Innovation!

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: May 14-17, 2014
Location: New Orleans, LA
Description: 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; and    Assist in identifying benchmarks for successful STEM programs.

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

32nd National Conference on Magnet Schools - Where the Future is Magnetic

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: May 15-18, 2014
Location: Hartford, CT
Description: The MSA National Conference is an integral component of our mission of providing leadership for high-quality, innovative, instructional programs that promote choice, diversity, equity, and academic excellence for all students.  Participants experience a wide spectrum of professional development opportunities that promote equity and diversity through outstanding keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and general and breakout sessions on topics including best practices, innovative instruction, technology, and theme integration in magnet education. For the first time, parents will be invited to the conference to learn more about magnet schools and how to support their children’s educational futures.  Participants also will visit magnet schools at all grade levels focused on various themes within the host and sponsoring districts. Learn more

Tots & Technology Summer Conference: Learning in the Elementary Classroom

Organization: Texas Computer Education Association
Date: June 15-17, 2014
Location: Galveston, TX
Description: 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. Learn more

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Conference on Teaching Excellence

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: June 27-29, 2014
Location: Dallas, TX
Description: 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. Learn more

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference: Connected learning. Connected world

Organization: International Society for Technology in Education
Date: June 28-July 1, 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: 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. Learn more