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.

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success

Organization: ASCD
Date: January 19–20, 2017
Location: Stone Mountain, GA
Description: How can principals, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and teachers work together to ensure that all teachers are continually increasing their effectiveness?”

The research is clear that teacher quality is the number one determinant of student success, and it is time to put forth every effort to support teacher growth. With content based on century-old research from John Dewey and grounded in the practical experiences of the past two decades, this collaborative two-day institute supports every role that supports teacher development. Principals and other administrators will learn how to create a school culture that values instructional coaching, continuous growth, rich feedback, and professional dialogue. Instructional coaches and teacher leaders will discover the art and strategies of providing individualized support to teachers in a way that addresses their unique needs. Classroom teachers will identify and strengthen their patterns of thought so that that they can grow as reflective practitioners, taking the reins of their own professional growth.

Teams will be guided by ASCD's Building Teachers' Capacity cadre members as they develop a comprehensive Capacity-Building Site Plan. These two days will have a lasting effect on both individuals and teams. Learn more

6th Annual California Project Lead The Way Conference

Organization: Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
Date: January 23-25, 2017
Location: Riverside, CA
Description: The 6th Annual California Project Lead The Way Conference will take place at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California. In 2016, the conference had over 100 sessions with more than 1100 attendees. This year, additional workshops will feature in-depth knowledge on the key areas of PLTW and STEM education for our California Schools. This is your time to interact, learn and engage educators, students, parents, school administrators, business partners and university and college administrators. Learn more

Changing Perspectives on Educational Outcomes for Students Living in Poverty

Organization: ASCD
Date: February 15–16, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: Disrupting poverty's adverse influence on student learning and creating equitable access for Hispanic/Latino students to succeed educationally bare commonalities that require us to transform how we think, lead, and practice. Implementing sustainable change challenges us to move beyond careful examination of poverty's effects. It requires a commitment to creating and navigating a multilayered plan in action. Learn more

National Policy Training Conference: Building on a Legacy of Excellence

Organization: Magnet Schools of America
Date: February 15-17, 2017
Location: Washington, DC
Description: Held annually in the nation's capital during National Magnet School Month in February, the policy conference is designed to help magnet school professionals understand the complex federal, state, and local policy issues that matter most. During general sessions, policy experts and magnet school practitioners will provide their guidance and analysis relating to the Every Student Succeeds Act, federal education funding, grant writing, legal and civil rights issues, and other policy topics emerging in magnet schools and classrooms. Learn more

The Science of Student Learning: Using Brain Science, Mindsets, Mastery, Expertise And Effective Feedback To Boost Student Achievement

Organization: Learning and the Brain
Date: February 17-19, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Description: A consensus is emerging from mind, brain, cognitive and education research on how to boost academic performance. Research by John Hattie, Carol Dweck, and reports such as Deans for Impact on "The Science of Learning", which examined the current brain and cognitive science research on student learning and practical implication for teaching and learning, as well as other studies, have found the most important scientifically-based factors for learning were: prior knowledge, memory, interleaving and practice, mastery and expertise, self-efficacy and growth mindsets, effective feedback and assessments, design thinking, students' personal beliefs, agency and interests, and the power of peers. Explore these "science of student learning" topics, common neuro-myths, and learn effective strategies and ideas for increasing student achievement. Learn more

2017 National Title I Conference

Organization: National Title I Association
Date: February 22-25, 2017
Location: Long Beach, CA
Description: The National Title I Conference is an annual project of the National Title I Association and the only conference focused entirely on national Title I issues. The Conference emphasizes the critical nature of doing what’s right and what’s needed – today – to help every child succeed and achieve at high levels. Join thousands of other Title I practitioners from across the country for this incredible professional development opportunity. Learn more

The Principal Influence: Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

Organization: ASCD
Date: February 23, 2017
Location: St. Paul, MN
Description: The research is clear: Principals make a difference in teacher and student success. Leadership matters! So, what leadership development practices should be in place to ensure that principals and aspiring principals reach their full leadership potentials so that students benefit? How can we ensure that prinicpal leadership development becomes a catalyst for overall school improvement? How can we approach principal growth and professional learning using strengths-based strategies and practices?

In this institute, participants will explore the answers to these questions by examining the four key roles and 17 criteria of effective instructional leaders. They will leave this session armed with an increased repertoire of leadership development practices and action plans to use in their schools and districts.

Participants will examine tools, strategies, and practices they can use as principals and aspiring principals; develop individual action plans to guide them in implementing their next steps in their leadership development journey; and understand the changing roles and responsibilities of principal supervisors, district-level instructional leaders, mentors, and coaches in ensuring highly effective principal leadership development. Learn more

2017 NEA National Leadership Summit

Organization: National Education Association (NEA)
Date: February 24-26, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Description: The purpose of the National Leadership Summit is to develop activist leaders and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to lead a relevant and thriving association. Activist leaders are from all segments of the association that demonstrate, through action, a deep commitment to the goals, values, and vision of the NEA.

The Summit objectives are to deliver annually a unified, strategic, and interdisciplinary approach to leadership development that reinforces and supports key leadership competencies in six strategic areas. The leadership summits are one vehicle to support the institutionalization of a competency-based and continuous learning system designed to develop the next generation of leaders and Activist Leaders. 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

The Principal Influence: Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

Organization: ASCD
Date: March 8, 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Description: The research is clear: Principals make a difference in teacher and student success. Leadership matters! So, what leadership development practices should be in place to ensure that principals and aspiring principals reach their full leadership potentials so that students benefit? How can we ensure that prinicpal leadership development becomes a catalyst for overall school improvement? How can we approach principal growth and professional learning using strengths-based strategies and practices?

In this institute, participants will explore the answers to these questions by examining the four key roles and 17 criteria of effective instructional leaders. They will leave this session armed with an increased repertoire of leadership development practices and action plans to use in their schools and districts.

Participants will examine tools, strategies, and practices they can use as principals and aspiring principals; develop individual action plans to guide them in implementing their next steps in their leadership development journey; and understand the changing roles and responsibilities of principal supervisors, district-level instructional leaders, mentors, and coaches in ensuring highly effective principal leadership development. Learn more

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