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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

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

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 uUpdate you on the latest breakthrough practices for school and district administration; eEquip 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

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

Learning Forward Annual Conference: Connect. Engage. Learn.

Organization: Learning Forward
Date: December 6-10, 2014
Location: Nashville, TN
Description: Learning Forward's 2014 Annual Conference in Nashville Dec. 6-10 promises you outstanding content and invaluable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional learning back to your workplace.

Learn from the innovative work of your peers and the perspectives of national leaders. Become skilled in data-driven decision making and implementing effective school improvement. Gain deep insight into the attributes of high-functioning school teams and learning communities, and the actions you can take as leaders to put these principles into practice. Learn more

National Title I Conference: Leading With Wonder

Organization: National Title I Association
Date: February 5-8, 2015
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Description: Inspiration for the 2015 National Title I Conference theme - Leading with Wonder - comes from President Johnson’s comments at the signing of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, creating Title I:

“Remember the magic time when the world of learning began to open before our eyes.”

Conference activities will celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark legislation and sessions will highlight current, successful Title I programs that ensure every child achieves at high levels. Learn more

National Association of Secondary School Principals Conference

Organization: National Association of Secondary School Principals
Date: February 19-21, 2015
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: For middle level and high school principals and assistant principals who know the critical necessity of staying current, connected, and equipped for leadership, one national conference is the clear “must-attend” choice.

Ignite ’15 is the only professional development event devoted exclusively to your needs—bringing together a national network of expertise, resources, and inspiration to help you meet the many unique challenges you face, and more effectively guide your schools to greatness.

When knowledge meets know-how at the most important principals’ conference in North America, you will kindle your passion and enhance your capacity to lead. Learn more