Conferences, Events, and Workshops List

The United States Department of Education-Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) tracks national and international conferences as they relate to education. The National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) checks with ERIC and other sources on a weekly basis to be sure all of its members have access to the latest conferences available. All conferences are listed in order by date.  (Updated January 5, 2014).

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events

2014

April

Ready by 21 National Meeting
Conference
April 22, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Covington, KY
http://tinyurl.com/lhu4hqh
The 2014 Ready by 21 National Meeting is an opportunity to network with colleagues and experts from around the nation about what’s been, what’s been learned, and what’s on the horizon, with information about research, experiences, and strategies for creating change and measuring impact in programs, communities and states. Topics will include: Building and strengthening your partnerships; expanding learning outcomes and opportunities; aligning policies and resources; reaching opportunity youth; evaluating coalitions; certifying programs, leadership structures and backbone organization; and creating child and youth master plans.

2014 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities: Building Engaging Educational Communities for Native Students
Forum
April 27, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Prior Lake, MN
http://tinyurl.com/nt8rfyd
The 2014 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities: Building Engaging Educational Communities for Native Students will be held April 27-30, 2014, in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Forum is a professional development activity sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, the National Indian Education Association, the Alaska Staff Development Network, Minnesota Department of Education, the South Dakota Department of Education, the Wisconsin Department of Education, the Foundation for the Advancement of Culture and Education, Leech Lake Tribal College, and Augsburg College. It will feature presentations on strategies that work with native students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. The conference strands are: addressing the opportunity gap, instructional strategies to increase learning, emotional supports, school climate safety and student wellness, service learning and restorative justice, digital communication and engagement, re-engagement and recovery strategies, and culture and language.

 

June

Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes and Seminars
Institute
June 9, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Washington, DC
http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/teacherinstitute/
The Library of Congress is accepting applications through March 24, 2014, for its week-long summer programs for K-12 educators. Held in Washington, DC, at the Library of Congress, the professional development institutes provide educators with tools and resources to integrate primary sources into classroom teaching, with an emphasis on student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. Three sessions are open to K-12 teachers and school librarians across content areas, Session 1 June 9-13, Session 2 July 7-11, Session 3 July 21-25. A Science Seminar for upper elementary to secondary educators with teaching responsibilities directly related to the area of focus and a desire to tap the potential of primary sources for science education will be held July 14-18; and a Civil Rights Institute for teachers and school librarians with responsibilities related to civil rights July 28-Aug 1, 2014.

 

July

Community Works Institute’s Summer Institutes For Educators
Institute
July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Shelburne, VT
http://www.communityworksinstitute.org/
Community Works Institute (CWI) will hold the first of two 2014 Summer Institutes on Place, Service-Learning, and Sustainability, the CWI-East Summer Institute, in Shelburne, VT, July 14-18, 2014. Early-bird registration is available through February 28, 2014. CWI’s Summer Institutes are professional gatherings that focus on curriculum design and planning, using field tested service-learning best practices and principles of sustainability. Educators attending can learn concrete ways to engage K-16 students in academically-based service that contributes to sustainable communities.

Community Works Institute’s Summer Institutes For Educators
Institute
July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
http://www.communityworksinstitute.org/
Community Works Institute (CWI) will hold the second of two 2014 Summer Institutes on Place, Service-Learning, and Sustainability, the CWI-West Summer Institute, in Los Angeles, CA, July 28-August 1, 2014. Early-bird registration is available through February 28, 2014. CWI’s Summer Institutes are professional gatherings that focus on curriculum design and planning, using field tested service-learning best practices and principles of sustainability. Educators attending can learn concrete ways to engage K-16 students in academically-based service that contributes to sustainable communities.

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Upcoming Conferences, Workshops and Events

2014

February

National Conference on Education: Evolve Your Perspective
Conference
February 13, 2014 - February 15, 2014
Nashville, TN
http://tinyurl.com/mcteoql
The theme of AASA’s 2014 National Conference on Education is “Evolve Your Perspective.” The conference features influential education researchers and education superintendents who have case studies to share addressing critical topics facing public school educators, as well as displays from over 200 companies committed to improving the K-12 space.

Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM: Providing Hope and Support In and Beyond the Classroom
Forum
February 16, 2014 - February 19, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC
http://www.dropoutprevention.org/conferences/26th-annual-risk-youth-national-forum
The 26th Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM: “Providing Hope and Support In and Beyond the Classroom,” will be held February 16-19, 2014, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This year’s FORUM is designed to enhance the leadership skills of all adults seeking to strengthen interventions among school, community, and families, especially to assist those in at-risk situations. Presentations will share information about programs and research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math; juvenile justice and law enforcement; educational alternatives; connections and engagement; interacting with specific populations; leadership, policy, and governance; and future teachers in action.

Learning Disabilities Association of America’s 51st Annual International Conference
Conference
February 19, 2014 - February 22, 2014
Anaheim, CA
http://www.ldaamerica.org/conference/
The mission of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. LDA believes everyone can succeed at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community – given the right opportunities and supports as needed. The LDA Conference features presentations, workshops, and exhibits with the latest in LD research, effective teaching techniques and strategies, and critical policy issues.

March

Family Law Institute for Judges and Lawyers
Conference
March 2, 2014 - March 5, 2014
Monterey, CA
http://my.ncjfcj.org/NCJFCJ/Events/Event_Details.aspx?EventKey=CJIF1403CA
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ conference on Family Law Institute for Judges and Lawyers, will be held March 2-5, 2014, in Monterey, CA. The institute will provide information and tools to improve case processing and outcomes for youth, families, victims, and communities.

Topics will include e- discovery and ethics, effects of psychotropic medications, child toxic stress, child sexual and physical abuse and neglect, custody issues, cyber-stalking, interviewing children, and 21st-century parenting. Sessions will also highlight marriage and divorce in a post-Defense of Marriage Act world, trauma-informed courts, virtual contact visitation, and judicial health and wellness. Early bird registration ends February 6, 2014.

ASCD 69th Annual Conference
Conference
March 15, 2014 - March 17, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
http://ac14.ascd.org/attendee/welcome/registration-information.aspx
The ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show is a professional development event for education, where attendees can explore new ideas in education, examine developments in content areas or grade levels, stretch their professional development learning into new areas, and focus on issues of concern to examine in depth.

 

April

Ready by 21 National Meeting
Conference
April 22, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Covington, KY
http://tinyurl.com/lhu4hqh
The 2014 Ready by 21 National Meeting is an opportunity to network with colleagues and experts from around the nation about what’s been, what’s been learned, and what’s on the horizon, with information about research, experiences, and strategies for creating change and measuring impact in programs, communities and states. Topics will include: Building and strengthening your partnerships; expanding learning outcomes and opportunities; aligning policies and resources; reaching opportunity youth; evaluating coalitions; certifying programs, leadership structures and backbone organization; and creating child and youth master plans.

2014 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities: Building Engaging Educational Communities for Native Students
Forum
April 27, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Prior Lake, MN
http://tinyurl.com/nt8rfyd
The 2014 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities: Building Engaging Educational Communities for Native Students will be held April 27-30, 2014, in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Forum is a professional development activity sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, the National Indian Education Association, the Alaska Staff Development Network, Minnesota Department of Education, the South Dakota Department of Education, the Wisconsin Department of Education, the Foundation for the Advancement of Culture and Education, Leech Lake Tribal College, and Augsburg College. It will feature presentations on strategies that work with native students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. The conference strands are: addressing the opportunity gap, instructional strategies to increase learning, emotional supports, school climate safety and student wellness, service learning and restorative justice, digital communication and engagement, re-engagement and recovery strategies, and culture and language.

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