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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

Dismantling Fronteras through Multicultural Education: Con Comunidad, Cariño y Coraje

Organization: National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
Date: November 5-9, 2014
Location: Tucson, AZ
Description: We invite you (students, parents, educators, scholars, and community activists) to participate in the 2014 conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education in Tucson, Arizona, where we will seek ways in which a critical, social justice oriented multicultural education can serve as a tool aimed at dismantling false fronteras that divide us from ourselves. We especially invite those whose work moves between the P-16 classroom and the community to address pressing social challenges. Learn more

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: November 6-8, 2014
Location: Nashville, TN
Description: It's a fact! Everybody learns differently. That is why AMLE has created a multifaceted conference to meet the needs of every educator–no matter how they learn. Educators who work with students in grades 5-9 could attend.

Various session types and styles; One-on-one discussions with the leaders in education; Networking opportunities; and Technology explained and explored throughout the conference.

Please join us in Nashville for three days of innovation, creativity, and inspiration. Learn more

National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention: Story as the Landscape of Knowing

Organization: National Council of Teachers of English
Date: November 20-23, 2014
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The 2014 NCTE Convention will be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Sessions will explore the many dimensions of story as the landscape of knowing--story as literary and informational text, story as cross-disciplinary collaborations, story as multiple literacies and genres, story as memory and identity, story as teacher knowledge and research, story as community and culture, story as marginalization, and story as resistance.

The 2014 NCTE Annual Convention is an opportunity to take back the right to tell our stories, to create our own landscapes, and to “talk story” with each other. Learn more

NCUEA Fall Conference

Organization: National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA)
Date: December 3-6, 2014
Location: Nashville, TN
Description: The 2014 NCUEA Fall Conference will be held at the Sheraton Downtown in Nashville, Tennessee, December 3-6, 2014. We will again be providing the All Day Media training on Wednesday, December 3, prior to the start of the Fall Conference. This year we are going to highlight the work that is happening in NCUEA locals along with other requested training sessions. Learn more

Magnets in a School Choice Arena: Innovators of Change

Organization: Goodwin College Center for Magnet and School Choice Leadership
Date: December 4, 2014
Location: East Hartford, CT
Description: Hosted by Goodwin’s Center for Magnet and School Choice Leadership, the conference brings together leading researchers, educational and policy leaders, administrators, teachers, and community to share findings on the future of public school magnet programs.

There will be presentations on the effects of magnets on school success; case studies in education and public policy; benefits of “theme-based” instructional practices for program improvement; retention of students; and the effects of school choice on student diversity, academic achievement, and instructional practices. Time for small and large group discussions will be available. Learn more