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Area Conference: Raising the Stakes in Science

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: December 3-5, 2015
Location: Kansas City, MO
Description: To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Kansas City 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. Topics include:  The Art and Craftsmanship of Teaching, Combining Science with Agriculture, and Achieving Success with the NGSS. Learn more  

Learning Forward Annual Conference

Organization: Learning Forward
Date: December 5-9, 2015
Location: National Harbor, MD
Description: Learning Forward's 2015 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. Dec. 5-9 provides educators with outstanding content and valuable tools to bring the most powerful forms of professional learning back home to the educators with whom they work.

Sessions will address pressing issues facing today's educators, including: Implementing college- and career-ready standards; Coaching; Teacher leadership; Presentation and facilitation skills; Online and blended learning; and Teacher and principal evaluation. Learn more

2016 National Title I Conference

Organization: National Title I Association
Date: January 28-31, 2016
Location: Houston, TX
Description: At this conference you'll have the chance to ask questions of education leaders and network with colleagues from all over the country. You will receive important updates from the U.S. Department of Education about national education funding issues and meet professionals who have taken significant steps to help students succeed. Attendees know the National Title I Conference is the most significant professional development event of the year - and the only one focused entirely on Title I issues. Learn more

Shaping Student Mindsets: Promoting Academic Attitudes, Persistence and Performance

Organization: Learning and the Brain
Date: February 11-13, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: Psychological science has shown that changing student mindsets (beliefs and attitudes about themselves, their feelings about school and their sense of social belonging) can motivate them to work harder, be more persistent and achieve more. Research by Stanford’s Carol Dweck and others have found that students who were told their brains can change had a “growth mindset” (a belief that their success is based on effort and not talent or IQ) and were more likely to have successful outcomes than those who were not told. Discover how the “Psychology of Mindsets” can help boost academic motivation, persistence and performance and raise student achievement. Learn more

National Conference on Education

Organization: American Association of School Administrators
Date: February 11-13, 2016
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Description: 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

Ignite '16

Organization: National Association of Secondary School Principals
Date: February 25-27, 2016
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: Ignite ’16 is the only professional development event devoted exclusively to the unique needs of middle level and high school administrators.

In just three days, you will make valuable connections, learn proven leadership techniques, and take home practical solutions to carry you and your school to success.

You are leading learning for students every day. At Ignite ’16, step out of your office and get the insight you need to: Close the achievement gap, Build teacher and leadership capacity, and Enhance stakeholder engagement. Learn more

NSTA National Conference: Science: Empowering Performance

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: March 31-April 3, 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
Description: To help you make the most of the professional development opportunities available at the Nashville 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: Setting the Stage: Scientific Literacy, Building the Band: Involving Community Stakeholders, Harmonizing Concepts: Integrating Instruction, and Stringing It All Together: Three-Dimensional Learning. Learn more

ASCD Annual Conference

Organization: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Date: April 2-4, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: From hands-on workshops to inspiring speeches, the 2016 ASCD Annual Conference has more than 200 sessions on an extensive range of topics. So whether you are a new teacher or a seasoned administrator, you can customize a program to meet your professional needs.

Comprising 125,000 members—superintendents, principals, teachers, professors, and advocates from more than 138 countries—the ASCD community also includes 56 affiliate organizations. The nonprofit's diverse, nonpartisan membership is its greatest strength, projecting a powerful, unified voice to decision makers around the world.

The association provides expert and innovative solutions in professional development, capacity building, and educational leadership essential to the way educators learn, teach, and lead. Learn more

Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies

Organization: American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Date: April 8-12, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
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. Learn more

USA Science and Engineering Festival

Organization: USA Science and Engineering Festival - Founding Sponsor Lockeed Martin
Date: April 16-17, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The USA Science & Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.  Our exhibitors, performers, speakers, partners, sponsors and advisers are a who-is-who of science and engineering: from major academic centers and leading research institutes and government agencies to cutting-edge high tech companies, museums and community organizations. Learn more