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Will Higher Ed Accountability Proposals Narrow Opportunity For Minority Students & Minority-Serving Institutions?

Organization: The Civil Rights Project
Date: September 2, 2014
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: Students of color have not achieved equal opportunity for higher education and many of the institutions that serve them are struggling with economic and policy challenges. Some critics of the Obama Administration claim that recent accountability and financial aid policy changes would close the door to college for many deserving students. Learn more

Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Fall Conference: Common Ground for Practice & Research: Targeted Improvement Initiatives

Organization: Education Northwest
Date: September 4-6, 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Fall Conference 2014 focuses on the design, conduct, and use of research to improve practice in the complex settings in which it occurs, including schools, school systems, higher education institutions, and communities. One goal is to expand our understanding of how practitioners and researchers may work in partnership to address the concrete problems practitioners confront as they endeavor to improve student outcomes. Learn more

Measuring and Improving Student Engagement

Organization: REL Appalachia
Date: September 10, 2014
Location: Lexington, KY
Description: This workshop is designed to equip educators with the knowledge and skills needed to measure student engagement. Participants will learn about the types of student engagement educators seek to measure, how to select an appropriate measurement survey, and survey administration procedures. After the event, REL Appalachia will follow up with participants to assist in analyzing student engagement data from their schools/districts and interpreting survey results to inform practice. Learn more

Advancing Improvement in Education Annual Conference

Organization: Advancing Improvement in Education
Date: September 23-25, 2014
Location: Austin, TX
Description: AIE's mission is to connect leaders to inspire accountability, innovation, and possibility for school improvement through partnerships and research-based best practices. This year's focus examines the HOW of our work, the heart and soul of our work as educators. Our journey examining the HOW promises to connect the what and why and give tools and resources to help refine your craft and advance improvement in education. Learn more

Fall Technical Assistance & Training Conference

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: October 12-14, 2014
Location: Baltimore, MD
Description: At the annual fall conference to learn how to create, sustain and improve magnet schools. Sessions will also focus on magnet best practices in marketing & recruitment, budget and leadership needs.

Five key areas for magnet school success: Design, Planning & Operations, Curriculum & Instruction, Leadership. Staffing, and Community Relations and Sustainability. Three distinct tracks: Designing & Developing Magnet Programs (Beginner), Implementing & Sustaining Magnet Programs (Intermediate), and Revising & Rejuvenating Magnet Programs (Advanced). Learn more

Implementation of Educator Evaluation Systems: Examining Problems of Practice

Organization: REL Northeast/Islands and NCTE
Date: October 23, 2014
Location: Waltham, MA
Description: Co-hosted by the Northeast Educator Effectiveness Research Alliance at REL Northeast & Islands and the National Center for Teacher Effectiveness at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, this daylong event will examine the successes and challenges related to the implementation of teacher evaluation systems. NCTE Principal Investigator Dr. Tom Kane will present research on factors related to educator evaluation systems, including capacity, measurement, impacts on practice, and school climate and culture. Through structured Q&A and breakout sessions, the event is designed to build meaningful connections between educators and researchers around the use of research to inform decision-making about teacher evaluation systems. Learn more

WIDA 2014 National Conference

Organization: World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment
Date: October 23-25, 2014
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium is holding its second annual conference this year in Atlanta, Georgia. Mark your calendars for October 23–25, 2014. With 31 member states in the WIDA Consortium, participants will enjoy a variety of informative sessions on academic language and literacy, effective instructional practices for English learners (EL), ESOL/ESL (English for speakers of other languages/English as a second language) program management, and national initiatives. The target audience includes preK–12 teachers, special education teachers, and ESL/bilingual education teachers, principals; district administrators; EL specialists; and instructional coaches. Please visit the WIDA conference website for more information on registration and accommodations. Learn more

GEAR UP West 2014

Organization: Education Northwest
Date: October 26-28, 2014
Location: Seattle, WA
Description: GEAR UP West is a collaborative regional conference for college access practitioners from 10 western states, and attendees include GEAR UP and other college access program staff, evaluators, higher education professionals, middle and high school teachers, counselors, and administrators. Learn more

ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: October 31-November 2, 2014
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: New standards and benchmarks for performance, new evaluation measures for your staff and yourself, new technologies and curricula to implement in every grade and subject—school leaders have to juggle way more complexity than they ever have before. But you can learn the secrets to great leadership practices at the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership this fall in Florida. This annual event will update you on the latest breakthrough practices for school and district administration; equip you with new strategies and technologies for heightening school performance; and connect you to the top leaders in school districts across the country. Learn more

2014 AECT International Convention

Organization: Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Date: November 4-8, 2014
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Description: This year’s convention theme is Learning, Design, and Technology. During the last few years, AECT has moved in the direction of providing international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning. We seek to be the premier international organization in educational technology, the organization to which others refer for research and best practices. Learn more