Mar 29

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education

The Carnegie Foundation will host its 4th annual Improvement in Education Summit on March 27-29 in San Francisco, California. The summit will consider how education can improve in response to demands for higher levels of knowledge and workforce skills, increased global educational and economic competition, and the need to prepare for the changes brought about by technology. 

Summit on Improvement in Education: Transforming Teaching & Learning Through Improvement Science

2017 marks the fourth annual Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education. This three-day event draws more than a thousand of the best minds on the vanguard of improving education by applying innovative approaches to research and development carried out in networks to address real problems of practice. Make connections and join the largest - and growing - community of educators, researchers, innovators, and policymakers dedicated to challenging the status quo and changing how the education field learns to improve.

Mar 27

ASCD Empower17: The Conference for Every Educator

This is the mission-driven nonprofit's 72nd annual conference and exhibit show. Empower17 will take place in Anaheim, Calif., and will empower educators-teachers, teacher leaders, principals, central office staff, and superintendents-to create their own personalized professional learning experience.

To register for ASCD Empower17, visit . Visit our conference pricing page for individual, ASCD member, and group rates. To learn more about ASCD and the benefits associated with becoming a member, visit 

Mar 9


The SXSWedu® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders across a variety of backgrounds in education. The seventh annual SXSWedu will return to Austin, March 6-9, 2017, for four days of compelling sessions, in-depth workshops, engaging learning experiences, mentorship, film screenings, startup events, policy-centered discussions, business opportunities, networking and so much more! Through collaboration, creativity and social action, SXSWedu empowers its global community to connect, discover and impact.

SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

Mar 3

National Conference on Bullying

The conference is the largest and most comprehensive conference focused on all the aspects bullying and youth victimization. Focused on protecting children on all levels using proven best practices and innovative localized programs and efforts, this conference brings together the most knowledgeable and internationally renowned keynote presenters into one forum to provide the highest quality professional development possible in one conference. In addition to our exceptional keynote presenters, you will be able to take advantage of over 30 breakout sessions by current professionals in the fields of education, social services, law enforcement, prosecution, and child protective services addressing the most pressing issues facing the victimization and bullying of our youth today.

To register go to:

Mar 1

Mid-Atlantic Conference on Personalized Learning

With a theme of "Innovating Education for All Learners"  this conference is for thought leaders, researchers, and educators whether you are personalizing, customizing, blending or hybridizing learning.

 Join us to learn or share on key topics in K-12 education including:

  • Accelerating Achievement through Competency-based Education
  • Incorporating Student Voice and Choice in Today's Classrooms
  • Creating Open and Inviting Learning Spaces
  • Developing New Models of Professional Development
  • Leading Change and Innovation in Education

Learn and share successes and lessons learned from education leaders in other states and school districts.  Return home better informed and prepared to implement practices for "Innovating Education for All Learners." Visit the MACPL website at to learn more and to register.

Feb 14

Targeted Feedback Institute: University of Washington

Giving targeted feedback is a powerful skill and an important support for helping teachers grow their practice throughout a school year. This kind of professional support serves to give immediate feedback to teachers in relation to a specific learning goal or area of focus they choose.

The Center for Educational Leadership has been training teacher, school and district leaders in targeted feedback work for the past several years. In this institute, school teams will work on developing three specific skills that will support them in giving effective feedback to their teachers. They will create a plan for how to implement feedback systems in their school.

For more information on each webinar and to register, click

Feb 14

National Teacher Center's 19th National Symposium on Teacher Induction

Join New Teacher Center for its 19th National Symposium on Teacher Induction as we connect education leaders to inspire each other with best practices for developing a talented and effective teaching workforce that can REALIZE student success. Making high-quality education possible for every student is not something to dream about, it is something we can REALIZE. We know that with the right support, educators can grow their practice, deliver effective teaching and lead our next generation to be college, career and community-ready.

New Teacher Center is pleased to invite you to our 19th National Symposium on Teacher Induction, REALIZE: Grow + Teach + Lead. Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, in Burlingame, California - See more at:

Jan 22

Global Game Jam

The Global Game Jam is the world's largest weekend game jam, at hundreds of sites around the world! Think of it as a hackathon focused on game development. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, we could come together, be creative, share experiences and express ourselves in a multitude of ways using video games – it is very universal. The weekend stirs a global creative buzz in games, while at the same time exploring the process of development, be it programming, iterative design, narrative exploration or artistic expression. It is all condensed into a 48 hour development cycle. The GGJ encourages people with all kinds of backgrounds to participate and contribute to this global spread of game development and creativity.

The following link- lists all the sites!

1:00 pm13:00

Work-Based Learning: Promoting a Well-Rounded Education for All Students a College & Career Readiness and Success Center

Work-based learning is a key element in the successful implementation of career pathways and the development of career readiness for students. In the provision of a well-rounded education under ESSA, and through other federal legislation including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Carl D. Perkins Act, there is an opportunity for states and districts to leverage resources and align their efforts to support a variety of work-based learning models. During this webinar, participants will explore various work-based learning models, key principles for effective work-based learning, and how states can support work-based learning.

Presenters include:

  • Charlotte Cahill, Associate Director, Pathways to Prosperity, Jobs for the Future
  • Kama Staton, Career Guidance & Work-Based Learning, Education Associate, South Carolina Department of Education
  • GeMar Neloms, Technical Assistant Consultant, College and Career Readiness and Success Center


Dec 21

NY EdTech Week

An education innovation festival focusing on how edtech can drive advancements in learning.

9:00 am09:00

A conversation with Secretary John B. King, Jr.

Please join the Center for American Progress for remarks from Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. on the future of the nation's education system. The Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, provides states with an opportunity and obligation to design new accountability systems and improve educational outcomes to ensure every student is ready to succeed in college and in their career. The nation's Founding Fathers all recognized the importance of education to freedom and liberty, and there is no greater investment to the nation's future than an education system that benefits all students, families, and communities.

  • Introductory remarks: Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Remarks:John B. King, Jr., Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Hear from Secretary King about the importance of public education and what it means for the strength of the nation's democracy and economy.

To be held from 10 to 11 AM EST at the Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC

RSVP to attend:



8:00 am08:00

Participation Matters: Strategies for Increasing Participation in NCES Assessments

This program will explore issues affecting participation in the voluntary NCES surveys and tests which are used to monitor the condition and progress of education in the United States. Discussion will focus on possible strategies to improve participation in these activities. 

Participation Matters is part of a larger NCES effort to improve participation rates across its national and international surveys and assessments. High participation rates ensure NCES can continue to report critical information about the American education system, such as comparisons to education systems abroad and the achievement of student demographic groups. 

We welcome your participation and contributions to this important discussion. Your participation can help ensure that NCES continues to provide meaningful information through its assessments and surveys, such as NAEP-The Nation's Report Card, used to monitor educational progress in this country; and PISA, TIMSS, and PIRLS, used to compare the achievement of American students to their peers abroad. Together, these surveys are used to monitor the condition and progress of education in the United States. 

During the first part of the day, panelist members will each present a singular key topic of our forum. The second portion of the meeting is reserved for working group discussions to generate recommendations and strategies for consideration by NCES to address the issues raised during the day. 

Please note: The event will also be available via livestream webcast for virtual attendance.

To be held from 8 AM to 5PM EST at the Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 550 C Street, SW, Washington, DC(across from the U.S. Department of Education)

To Register and see updated information and to view the event agenda,

For questions about the event, please contact: Britton Smith--Phone: 301-577-3999  

8:30 pm20:30

New Schools Venture Fund Summit

Registration is open now, and this is a great time to get your Early Bird discount. Register today to pay only $795; that's a savings of $200 off the regular price. If you're nearing the end of your fiscal year, this could be a great time to use those dollars!

Also, hotel rooms are limited and will definitely sell out. Don't forget to book your room now, so you'll be close to all the activities. Looking forward to seeing you...


NewSchools is committed to having a diverse group of Summit attendees. If you or someone you know is a Black or Latino emerging education leader who would benefit from Summit, but needs financial assistance to attend, a limited number of scholarships are available to cover registration fees. Other travel-related costs may also be covered. Applications are due March 1, and scholarship applicants will be notified by the end of March.

We are looking for leaders who will contribute to the Summit experience by sharing a range of perspectives and bringing ideas back to their organizations.


Nov 2

Quality Matters Conference

Quality Matters will host its 8th Annual conference on quality assurance in online learning. Quality Matters is an organization with over 1000 subscribers which seeks to "promote and improve the quality of online education and student learning". This year's Blazing New Trails theme will explore the future of online education and the role of quality management within it.  

Oct 16

The National Forum on Character Education: Educate, Inspire, Empower

How do we empower our communities and inspire students to act as productive citizens? This year, addresses that task with more than 50 breakout sessions at the National Forum on Character Education, "Educate, Inspire, Empower: Building Productive and Caring Citizens." Just a few weeks before a presidential election, the National Forum will take place in Washington D.C., where we will discuss civic responsibility, creating good citizenship and building leadership in our communities.

The conference is where educators, superintendents, and researchers will gather and enjoy keynote presentations by Michele Borba, Bob Woodson and Cathryn Berger Kaye. Join us and other thought leaders in developing comprehensive character education strategies that mobilize our communities to work.

Sessions include, but are not limited to:

  • "Research-based Strategies for Promoting Social, Emotional, and Academic Skills" by Kathy Beland
  • "Helping Adolescents Understand, Connect, and Participate in The World Outside the Classroom Door" by Shanie Israel
  • "The Mindset Revolution: A Unique Approach to Schoolwide Success" by Scott Shickler  
  • "Social Justice and Citizenship: Inspiring and Empowering Young People through Humanities and Character Education" by Tara Phillips

Register at:


3:00 pm15:00

Creating Coherence with Career Pathways

Connect your career pathways system to existing key college and career readiness initiatives to establish a coherent system for college and career readiness. Discover key initiatives that should be considered as states make decisions on career pathways and how pathways fit into the larger education context.



1:00 pm13:00

EdWeek: Making Project-Based Learning Work

Project-based learning (PBL) is becoming increasingly popular. But it's easier to call something "project-based learning" than it is to develop rigorous, effective projects. The Buck Institute for Education developed guidelines for "gold standard" project-based learning to help guide teachers and schools looking to make the most of project-based learning.

In this webinar, we'll be joined by John Larmer, the editor-in-chief at the Buck Institute for Education, and two expert project-based learning practitioners to discuss the "gold standard" project-based learning elements and the challenges and possibilities inherent in this approach.


  • Andre Daughty, Buck Institute for Education national faculty and educational technology instructor in Oklahoma City Public Schools
  • John Larmer, editor-in-chief, Buck Institute for Education, and co-developer of the "gold standard project-based learning" guidelines
  • Eric Wycoff, Buck Institute for Education national faculty and social studies teacher, El Molino High School, Forestville, Calif.

This webinar will be moderated by Jaclyn Zubrzycki, contributing writer, Education Week


2:00 pm14:00

ESSA and Assessments: Stakeholder Perceptions and Key Questions to Ask

Over the next several months, states will be making major decisions about their state assessment system. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives states important flexibility in how and when to assess students, and which types of tests to use. In 31 states, state boards of education have the sole authority to make these calls. In more than half of all states, the state is a key player.  Join NASBE as they kick off a series of webinars on assessments and talk with the Northwest Evaluation Association's Kelly Goodrich about how students, parents, teachers, principals and administrators perceive assessments, and other key findings from the recent NWEA/Gallup poll "Make Assessment Work for All Students." We'll also review the key questions state policymakers ought to consider before adopting a new state assessment system.

Register at:


Jul 14

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

2016 NCES Summer Forum and STATS-DC Data Conference, "Better Data from the Inside Out"

NCES will hold their annual data conference July 12-14 in Washington, DC. The conference provides opportunities for professional networking as well as information about the best new approaches in collecting, reporting, and using education statistics. It will include training and business meetings for state Common Core of Data (CCD) and EDFacts data coordinators. There will also be a range of informative sessions targeted toward a variety of interests. The conference registration deadline is June 17, 2016 and the deadline to submit a proposal is May 9.

For more information

Jun 29

ISTE 2016

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) will host its annual conference and expo in Denver, CO. For more than three decades the ISTE Conference has been the premier forum for attendees and industry representatives to learn, exchange ideas and survey the field of education technology. The event gathers over 18,000 teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policy makers to enjoy world-class keynotes, hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats, and a massive expo hall. For more information or to register for ISTE 2016, visit the website --

1:20 pm13:20

EdTech Panel at TechWeek: Chicago

EdTech: Innovation and Exploration

Producing engaging and effective technology is essential for the 21st-century classroom. For edu-preneurs, working with teachers and students is crucial in creating or improving products and services. The role of education research is pivotal to the process; collecting and analyzing data and systematically comparing the benefits of different product features, researchers can support innovators and teachers in designing products students grow  and learn from. More info here:


Jun 24

TechWeek: Chicago

Techweek is a week long technology festival for entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders to meet and enable the innovation ecosystem across the globe. Techweek was founded 5 years ago in Chicago to showcase and support Chicago’s unheralded emerging tech ecosystem, Techweek draws attendees that are an attractive demographic ideal for recruiters and marketers alike. Find out more at

May 11

New School Venture Fund Summit

The NewSchools Venture Fund Summit will take place ate the Hyatt Regency Hotel, San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, California. An invitation-only event, the Summit brings together educators, policymakers, community leaders, and entrepreneurs to share ideas and resources pertaining to improving public education for underserved children.

To learn more about the event, sponsorship opportunities, and the NSVF go to:

7:00 am07:00

Early Childhood Education Design Conference

Early Childhood Education Design Conference: Designing for High-Performance Learning and Development

ECE Design Partners, in collaboration with the Association for Learning Environments (formerly CEFPI), is excited to announce its 4th Annual Early Childhood Education Design Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado at the Auraria Campus, Tivoli Turnhalle. The 2016 Conference will continue its tradition of bringing together nationally recognized experts and thought leaders to highlight best practices and cutting edge research in designing, developing and managing high performance learning environments for early childhood education.


Amazing spaces for early learners are created when the right people come together to collaborate! This conference brings those connections closer for people that share the mission to create the most innovative learning environments possible for young children.


The Early Childhood Design Conference offers a unique opportunity to build relationships and share knowledge with hundreds of individuals and organizations committed to improving the quality of early childhood educational environments. Conference participants from around the world are provided the opportunity to get inspired and gain access to the latest resources and tools in the world of early childhood education and design. The organizers of this conference include architects, developers, designers, operators and policy makers in the field of early childhood education who are dedicated to making this information more accessible.

Conference topics may include: 

  • Twenty-first century learning principles for early childhood spaces
  • Brain science behind designing cognitively rich learning environments
  • Case studies in evidence-based design
  • Learning through the senses
  • Designing for special needs
  • Promoting brain development through movement
  • Outdoor learning environments
  • Biophilic design
  • Technology in design
  • Industrial design
  • Maker labs
  • How to prepare for the expanding ECE market
  • Best Practices for safety and security

We are currently accepting Conference speaker proposals. If you would like to submit a proposal or have a suggestion for a speaker in this field, please email us at

Apr 7

CoSN 2016 Annual Conference

 The Consortium for School Networking's annual conference, titled "Accelerating Success: Powered by an eLearning Culture," will take placein Washington, DC. The three main focus areas structuring the conference are: ubiquity and access, vision and leadership, and pioneering innovation. Specifically, discussions will focus on organizational culture, digital options, and accelerating success in school districts. Special events include a CETL immersion course, a district site visit tour, and an advocacy dinner and auction.  For registration and more information, please visit the website:

Apr 4

71st ASCD Annual Conference

ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, is pleased to announce the 71st ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show. The conference will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga., and will feature more than 200 professional learning sessions for educators of all roles and interests.

"The ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show is designed to challenge educators' thinking, provide them with meaningful professional learning on the subjects that matter most, and prepare them to implement new and innovative ideas in their work," said Deborah S. Delisle, ASCD executive director and CEO. "We want attendees to consider exactly what it means to learn, teach, and lead and to engage in a conference experience that will equip them with the tools to bring top-notch instruction and guidance to their classrooms, schools, and districts."

In addition to the professional learning sessions -- including those led by invited speakers who are among the leading voices in education today -- the conference will have an exhibit hall featuring more than 300 education companies and opportunities for attendees to network with thousands of fellow educators. For full details, visit

Mar 10


The SXSWedu® Conference & Festival fosters innovation in learning by hosting a diverse and energetic community of stakeholders from a variety of backgrounds in education. The four-day event affords registrants open access to engaging sessions, interactive workshops, hands on learning experiences, film screenings, early stage startups and a host of networking opportunities. By providing a platform for collaboration, SXSWedu works to promote creativity and social change.

SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals that includes SXSW Music, Film and Interactive; SXSW Eco and SXSW V2V. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for the creative arts, SXSWedu extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement beyond musicians, filmmakers and new media innovators to include society’s true rock stars: educators!

9:30 am09:30

Digital Learning Day 2016

Digital Learning Day began in 2012 with the simple goal of powering the wave of digital innovation that was transforming a small number of schools and districts. These pockets of innovation existed, but far too many students were excluded from the type of personalized, interactive, and engaging learning experiences that technology makes possible. Although we are still making progress toward ensuring equitable access to technology both in and out of school, there is so much to celebrate on the upcoming fifth anniversary of Digital Learning Day!

We hope that you will mark your calendars and join thousands of educators, students and communities in celebrating the evolution of teaching and learning in the 21st century. Why? Change is hard, and changing entire school systems is even harder. But, together, we are making it happen.

Feb 9

2016 Global Forum on Girls' Education: Creating a World of Possibilities,

NCGS is proud to host this groundbreaking conference in partnership with pre-eminent educational organizations from all over the globe including our founding partner, the Young Women's Leadership Network, as well as the Alliance of Girls Schools AustralasiaThe Association of Boarding SchoolsCanadian Accredited Independent SchoolsEuropean Association of Single-Sex EducationGirls' Schools Association (U.K.),Independent Schools Association of Southern AfricaNew York State Association of Independent Schools, Philippine Alliance for Girls' Education, South African Girls' Schools AssociationWomen's College Coalition, and Young Women's Preparatory Network.

The Global Forum will be an opportunity to bring together the leading educators, researchers, advocated, authors and practitioners, and related-industry leaders from across the globe to exchange best practice and innovative approaches for academic excellence and the healthy development of girls. To learn more click here

Jan 27

NSBA: Advocacy Institute

By attending the Advocacy Institute, you will:

  • Develop a winning legislative strategy to help you in Washington, D.C. and at home to make you a better advocate for your local school district.
  • Expand your advocacy network by swapping best practices, challenges, and successes with other school board members from across the country.
  • Attend timely and topical breakout sessions lead by NSBA’s knowledgeable staff and outside experts.
  • Discover why in-person visits on the Hill grow your influence.

You can register online for Advocacy Institute 2016. Register now