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.

Annual Conference for Middle Level Education

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: October 9-12, 2016
Location: Austin, TX
Description: The most valuable and comprehensive professional development opportunity in the world for any person working with students ages 10–15. Top Reasons to Attend: Go home with activities to use in your school or classroom the very next day.; Discover new ways to engage your students and increase achievement.; Learn intervention strategies that help struggling learners catch up.; Receive practical solutions from leading presenters in middle level education.; Attend more than 500 sessions in 60 topic areas. There really is something for everyone! Get personal attention from the experts in the 20-minute Speed Learning Sessions. Learn more

AECT International Convention

Organization: Association for Educational Communications and Technology
Date: October 17-21, 2016
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Description: The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.  AECT members may be found in colleges and universities; in the Armed Forces and industry; in museums, libraries, and hospitals; in the many places where educational change is underway.  AECT members carry out a wide range of responsibilities in the study, planning, application, and production of communications media for instruction. Learn more

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

Organization: International Association for K-12 Online Learning
Date: October 25-28, 2016
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Description: Attendees will find unprecedented networking opportunities and gain access to expertise, analysis, and trends in competency-based, blended and online education. Through thought-provoking sessions and information sharing, these leaders shape the future of education. The symposium includes more than 200 sessions, each with a specific track to guide attendees toward sessions that fit their unique professional learning needs. Learn more.

Celebrate Science: 10,000 Connections

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: October 27–29, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Description: To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Minneapolis conference, the Conference Committee has planned the conference around three strands that explore topics of current significance, enabling you to focus on a specific area of interest or need. Learn more.

38th Annual APPAM Fall Research Conference

Organization: Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
Date: November 3-5, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The 2016 APPAM Fall Research Conference will be held November 3-5 in Washington, D.C. at the Washington Hilton. The theme of the 2016 conference is "The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective". Sessions were solicited and accepted with this theme in mind. For a full description of the theme, please click on the "General Conference and Theme" button on the right. The Fall Conference will feature over 260 sessions and 225 posters will be presented. Learn more.

2016 Conference on Educational Leadership

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Date: November 4-6, 2016
Location: National Harbor, MD
Description: Start setting goals and develop a solid plan for improving student achievement. Take your leadership skills to the next level at the 2016 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership in National Harbor, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. Learn more

NAME 26th Annual Conference

Organization: National Association for Multicultural Education
Date: November 9-13, 2016
Location: Cleveland, OH
Description: Through NAME 2016 we continue to improve our problem-solving abilities related to the existing “isms” that damage our society. This year’s conference aims at sharing practices that enhance the human condition for our global society to effectively face the inequities of, that include but not limited to, forms of violence, inequitable distribution of resources, institutional systems that oppress (consciously or unconsciously), those who are disadvantaged and marginalized. By sharing our work and experiences, we are extending our hands in solidarity with ALL who face these forms of injustices. As pioneers of a world striving for equity for ALL, the conference seeks to embrace every individual as a human being with dignity and respect. Learn more

Faces of Advocacy: NCTE Annual Convention

Organization: National Council of Teachers of English
Date: November 17-20, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: When we hear the word "advocacy" in connection to our profession, every one of us—teachers, instructors, professors, researchers, writers—has a different definition of what that means. There are people who might think that this only has to do with talking to senators and representatives in government about affecting changes on a state or national level. While this is certainly a part of advocacy, it is not the only piece of advocacy that this Convention wishes to explore.

There are many faces of advocacy to think about and explore. Teachers as advocates for/as: Themselves and other teachers; Our profession; Our own well-being and health; Our students; Literacy and learning; Social change; Researchers and writers; Parents, grandparents, or guardians. Learn more

Innovative Leadership: Navigating Changes in Literacy Education

Organization: National Council of Teachers of English
Date: November 20-22, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: We all know that change is inevitable. Changes in education, however, can be extremely demanding on teachers, administrators, students and parents alike. How can today’s literacy leaders not only bring about necessary changes but navigate changes imposed upon us? Educational policy, standards, high-stakes  testing, college readiness — these constantly evolving and controversial issues create tension, chaos and concern for the future of education. How can innovators — the fools, the madmen — navigate the rough seas of change? How can we steer literacy education in the right direction? How can we fight against injustice and focus on promoting literacy? How can literacy leaders bring about change, build communities and prepare teachers for the road ahead? In what ways can innovative leaders expand literacy capacities on the local, state and national levels? 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

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