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.

NSTA National Conference: Sun, Surf & Science

Organization: National Science Teachers Association
Date: March 30, 2017–April 2, 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: To help you make the most of the professional learning opportunities available at the Los Angeles 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 NGSS: The Generation of Science Teaching, 2017: A STEM Odyssey, Science & Literacy Reloaded, and Mission Possible: Equity for Universal Access. Learn more

Leaders to Learn From

Organization: Education Week
Date: March 31, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Join more than 200 of America’s most influential leaders from every area of K-12 education. Discover how the next class of Leaders To Learn From honorees have discovered and implemented effective solutions to the challenges facing today’s districts. Meet the most innovative leaders in K-12 education. Learn the keys to their success. Learn more

CoSN 2017 Annual Conference

Organization: Consortium for School Networking
Date: April 3-6, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: CoSN events are designed to engage technology leaders in topics specific to common challenges, emerging trends, and best practices. They also provide opportunities for individuals to network and share ideas with peers, companies, and presenters. Join us to see first-hand what makes CoSN so unique. Learn more

Nurturing the Whole Child-Brain: Using Brain And Positive Science To Improve Student Learning, Behavior And Resilience

Organization: Learning and the Brain
Date: April 7-9, 2017
Location: Arlington, VA
Description: Children and students today face a host of challenges in being able to succeed in school, in society and in life: from stress and poverty, to anger and violence. Brain Science, Behavior Science and Positive Psychology are providing answers to not only how these affect the brain and learning, but also how we can reduce violence and behavior problems, improve cognitive development and well-being, increase education and income, overcome effects of poverty, manage emotions and raise resilience. Explore the science behind developing healthy and resilient students, improving their achievement and providing them the skills they need for a positive, productive life.  Learn more

2017 NASSP Advocacy Conference

Organization: National Association of Secondary School Principals
Date: April 24-26, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Description: The NASSP Advocacy Conference brings together state leaders, including state coordinators, presidents-elect, state executive directors, state lobbyists, and members of the Federal Grassroots Network (FGN). The conference includes: panel discussions with representatives from other national education associations, congressional staff members, and officials from the U.S. Department of Education or the White House; a briefing on the latest news in Congress and on NASSP's legislative agenda; and a day on Capitol Hill attending meetings with principals' respective members of Congress and their staff. You will also have ample opportunity to network with principals and education policy experts from across the country. Learn more

35th Annual National Conference on Magnet Schools: Catch a Rising Star

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: April 26-30, 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: More than a thousand magnet school teachers, principals, and administrators from across the country participate in MSA’s annual meeting. It features outstanding keynote speakers and sessions focusing on best practices in curriculum and instruction, technology integration, school leadership, and magnet school design. Learn more

Annual IDRA La Semana del Niño Parent Institute

Organization: Intercultural Development Research Association
Date: April 27, 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
Description: This annual institute offers families, school district personnel and community groups from across Texas the opportunity to network, obtain resources and information, and receive training and bilingual materials on IDRA’s nationally-recognized research-based model for parent leadership in education. This institute is interactive and participatory. All presentations are bilingual (English-Spanish). Learn more

Institute for Middle Level Leadership

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: June 25-28, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: The AMLE Institute for Middle Level Leadership offers a multifaceted opportunity to learn and participate while strengthening your leadership skills. With a focus on research-based practice, each day of the institute combines: interactive classroom sessions, discussion, peer-facilitated learning and opportunities for you to address topics that matter to you! Learn more

National Principals Conference

Organization: NASSP and NAESP
Date: July 9-11, 2017
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Description: From preK through high school, school leaders share the same goals for student success. When they come together to give life to that vision, something very powerful happens.


NASSP is excited to partner with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) for this first-ever joint national conference. Attendees will learn from a large pool of their peers and work together to prepare students for each step of their education journey. Come experience the power of preK through 12 school leaders joining together to shape the education landscape. Learn more

Institute for Middle Level Leadership

Organization: Association for Middle Level Education
Date: July 9-12, 2017
Location: San Diego, CA
Description: The AMLE Institute for Middle Level Leadership offers a multifaceted opportunity to learn and participate while strengthening your leadership skills. With a focus on research-based practice, each day of the institute combines: interactive classroom sessions, discussion, peer-facilitated learning and opportunities for you to address topics that matter to you! Learn more

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