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Policy Training Conference

Organization: Magnet Schools Of America
Date: February 4-6, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Please plan to attend Magnet Schools of America's National Policy Training Conference February 4-6, 2015 and learn how you can play an important part in the policy making process and be an influential voice for magnet schools. It will be held just blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC at the Liaison Hotel. During the conference you will hear from leading education experts and political insiders who will help you understand the issues that your school or district must pay close attention to in a new political landscape emerging after the midterm elections. 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

8th Annual CALDER Conference - Two Way Street: Research and Research Users

Organization: American Institutes for Research
Date: February 20, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Description: This year’s conference will bring together prominent education researchers and funders with policy makers and practitioners to have a dialogue about the types of research being produced and how the work ends up being used in the field. Learn more

AASA National Conference: Celebrating Public Education in America

Organization: American Association of School Administrators
Date: February 26-28, 2015
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: AASA has been bringing together education leaders for generations, and the 2015 National Conference on Education will be the pinnacle of knowledge sharing and networking. Hear from speakers who are galvanizing our nation’s school systems, and take home ideas and approaches to invigorate your own district. Connect with like-minded leaders and share strategies on improving student outcomes, district performance, and so much more.

Now more than ever, superintendents are the voice for all children in their communities. And it’s a tough but rewarding job to make sure that voice carries far and wide. Keep our education values strong and your knowledge and networks fresh. Learn more

National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: March 12-15, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Chicago 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: Natural Resources, Natural Partnerships; Teaching Every Child by Embracing Diversity; The Science of Design: Structure and Function; and Student Learning—How Do We Know What They Know?. Learn more

Improving Writing Instruction: An Advanced Institute in 6+1 Trait Writing

Organization: Education Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory- REL Northwest
Date: March 17-19, 2015
Location: San Antonio, TX
Description: For those dedicated to improving writing instruction across schools and districts, we are offering a three-day institute that will guide you on how to implement our proven 6+1 Trait® Writing Model. If you are a teacher leader, literacy coach, curriculum coordinator, or administrator with the goal of improving writing instruction across the system, this hands-on professional development opportunity is not to be missed. In 6+1 Trait Writing, teachers and students analyze writing through characteristics, or “traits,” of written work such as ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation. This institute provides the support and resources that implementation leaders need to bring this model to scale. Learn more

Leaders to Learn From 2015

Organization: Education Week
Date: March 18, 2015
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Leaders to Learn From 2015 is your one chance to join more than 150 of the most powerful, influential education leaders from across America to gather in one room and celebrate real heroes in K-12 education:  the practical innovators who have found frontline, effective solutions to the challenges facing today’s districts. Learn more

Challenging Convention: Leading Disruptive Innovations

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: March 21-23, 2015
Location: Houston, TX
Description: The conference theme, Challenging Convention: Leading Disruptive Innovations, is a call to action for the global community of educators. We are from many places, but one world. In this time of uncertainty and the need for global connectivity, will you rise to the challenge to learn, teach, and lead? We have a civic responsibility to address the global challenges we face. Will you have the courage to act collectively to create disruptive innovations? Will you challenge the conventional? Will you break ineffective patterns? Will you break down boundaries that limit transformation and sustainability? Without disruptive innovation, there is no transformational change. Patterns of normalcy without evolution do not cause transformation. The status quo is not sustainable. It is incongruent with our complex learning ecosystem. We must question processes that are not working, and we must have patience with those things that are working so that we might see their effectiveness. There is urgency to our work. We must strive for global connections. We must innovate. We must ensure a celebration of diversity and promote social justice. We challenge educators to embrace changes in teaching and learning, to be leaders of change through professional development, and to eliminate achievement gaps. Learn more

AERA Annual Meeting: Toward Justice: Culture, Language, and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis

Organization: American Educational Research Association
Date: April 16-20, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: The AERA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of scholars in the field of education research. It is a showcase for ground-breaking, innovative studies in a diverse array of areas -- from early education through higher education, from digital learning to second language literacy. It is where to encounter ideas and data that will shape tomorrow's education practices and policies, and where to connect with leading thinkers from the U.S. and around the world.

The 2015 Annual Meeting theme is intended to focus our attention on justice—locally as well as globally—in a spirit of mutually respectful collaborative engagement with our disciplines and modes of inquiry in the context of the world around us. The aim is to make room for democratized knowledge and knowledge production in which the experiences of all people are shaped by principles and practices of justice. When we do so, our scholarly interests can align more closely with the interests of justice for those who have been and are educationally marginalized, dispossessed, and excluded. Learn more