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.

2017 National Title I Conference

Organization: National Title I Association
Date: February 22-25, 2017
Location: Long Beach, CA
Description: The National Title I Conference is an annual project of the National Title I Association and the only conference focused entirely on national Title I issues. The Conference emphasizes the critical nature of doing what’s right and what’s needed – today – to help every child succeed and achieve at high levels. Join thousands of other Title I practitioners from across the country for this incredible professional development opportunity. Learn more

The Principal Influence: Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

Organization: ASCD
Date: February 23, 2017
Location: St. Paul, MN
Description: The research is clear: Principals make a difference in teacher and student success. Leadership matters! So, what leadership development practices should be in place to ensure that principals and aspiring principals reach their full leadership potentials so that students benefit? How can we ensure that prinicpal leadership development becomes a catalyst for overall school improvement? How can we approach principal growth and professional learning using strengths-based strategies and practices?

In this institute, participants will explore the answers to these questions by examining the four key roles and 17 criteria of effective instructional leaders. They will leave this session armed with an increased repertoire of leadership development practices and action plans to use in their schools and districts.

Participants will examine tools, strategies, and practices they can use as principals and aspiring principals; develop individual action plans to guide them in implementing their next steps in their leadership development journey; and understand the changing roles and responsibilities of principal supervisors, district-level instructional leaders, mentors, and coaches in ensuring highly effective principal leadership development. Learn more

2017 NEA National Leadership Summit

Organization: National Education Association (NEA)
Date: February 24-26, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: The purpose of the National Leadership Summit is to develop activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead a relevant and thriving association. Activist leaders are from all segments of the association that demonstrate, through action, a deep commitment to the goals, values, and vision of the NEA.

The Summit objectives are to deliver annually a unified, strategic, and interdisciplinary approach to leadership development that reinforces and supports key leadership competencies in six strategic areas. The leadership summits are one vehicle to support the institutionalization of a competency-based and continuous learning system designed to develop the next generation of leaders and Activist Leaders. Learn more

National Conference on Education

Organization: The School Superintendents Association
Date: March 2-4, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Description: The National Conference on Education will be full of exciting speakers and challenging forums, with plenty of opportunity for peer exchange. The conference will focus on 7 major themes; Common Core Standards and Assessments, Superintendent/School Board Relationships, Personalizing Education, Leadership, Instructional Leadership, Innovative Technology and Healthy School Environments. Learn more

South Carolina Association for Middle Level Education

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: March 4-5, 2017
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
Description: SCAMLE provides a fantastic opportunity for middle level educators at the annual conference.  If you work with young adolescents in any capacity, you don’t want to miss the  conference! Learn more

The Principal Influence: Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

Organization: ASCD
Date: March 8, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: The research is clear: Principals make a difference in teacher and student success. Leadership matters! So, what leadership development practices should be in place to ensure that principals and aspiring principals reach their full leadership potentials so that students benefit? How can we ensure that prinicpal leadership development becomes a catalyst for overall school improvement? How can we approach principal growth and professional learning using strengths-based strategies and practices?

In this institute, participants will explore the answers to these questions by examining the four key roles and 17 criteria of effective instructional leaders. They will leave this session armed with an increased repertoire of leadership development practices and action plans to use in their schools and districts.

Participants will examine tools, strategies, and practices they can use as principals and aspiring principals; develop individual action plans to guide them in implementing their next steps in their leadership development journey; and understand the changing roles and responsibilities of principal supervisors, district-level instructional leaders, mentors, and coaches in ensuring highly effective principal leadership development. Learn more

2017 NEA-Retired Organizing Conference - Unite, Inspire, Lead: Still Doing It

Organization: National Education Association (NEA)
Date: March 21-23, 2017
Location: Dallas, TX
Description: The 2017 NEA-Retired Organizing Conference - Unite, Inspire, Lead: Still Doing It is the theme for the 2017 conference. The conference is devoted to training retired members to organize their communities to advance the cause of public education. Scheduled for March 21-23, 2017 the conference will be held at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX. The event will feature national speakers, skill development and knowledge building, workshops, fun times as well as opportunities to network with peers. Learn more

ASCD EMPOWER17

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: March 25–27, 2017
Location: Anaheim, CA
Description: ASCD Empower17 will empower educators—teachers, teacher leaders, principals, central office staff, and superintendents—to create their own personalized professional learning experience. Through engaging sessions, collaborating with thought leaders, and learning with colleagues and peers, ASCD Empower17 will deliver a high-value experience for attendees. Learn more

NSTA National Conference: Sun, Surf & Science

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: March 30, 2017–April 2, 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: To help you make the most of the professional learning opportunities available at the Los Angeles 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. The strands are NGSS: The Generation of Science Teaching, 2017: A STEM Odyssey, Science & Literacy Reloaded, and Mission Possible: Equity for Universal Access. Learn more

Leaders to Learn From

Organization: Education Week
Date: March 31, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Join more than 200 of America’s most influential leaders from every area of K-12 education. Discover how the next class of Leaders To Learn From honorees have discovered and implemented effective solutions to the challenges facing today’s districts. Meet the most innovative leaders in K-12 education. Learn the keys to their success. Learn more

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