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The Horizon: Upcoming Events in the Education Sector

FutureEd is partnering with Fritzwire to share upcoming events in the education policy world.  If you would like to add listings, contact FutureEd at info@future-ed.org or Fritzwire at fritz@publicprivateaction.com

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

WORKSHOP: Healthy Policy and Parent Education: This workshop geared towards to early educators is hosted by Healthy Apple, a San Francisco initiative that promotes better nutrition and physical activity policies in child care. The workshop will be beneficial in helping educators adopt policies that would encourage parents to implement healthy habits at home.
San Francisco, CA
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 27

WEBINAR: Removing Barriers to Student Success: This Inside Higher Ed webcast will look at why curriculum changes are essential to changing generations of students and why universities are hesitant to embrace these changes.
Online at 2PM
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

WEBINAR: How to Scale Ed-Tech Innovations in Your Schools: This Inside Higher Ed webcast will explore the benefits of ed-tech initiatives and the difficulties of implementing them in school districts.
Online at 2 p.m.
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

WEBINAR: Building Teacher Confidence and Camaraderie Through Math Coaching: This Inside Higher Ed webcast featuring an instructional coach and math teacher will explain how their school district made changes in their teaching and learning practices in the math field to promote student inquiry and teacher agency. They will discuss how their instructional coaching changes can be spread to other areas.
Online at 2 p.m.
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

COMMITTEE HEARING: "A $1.5 Trillion Crisis: Protecting Student Borrowers and Holding Student Loan Servicers Accountable": The House Financial Services Committee will be holding a hearing focused on the student loan servicing industry.
Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2128, 10 a.m.
Washington, D.C.

TUESDAY, SEPTMBER 24

PANEL DISCUSSION:  The Iceberg Problem: Join a provocative conversation about the hidden truths of students' unfinished learning in middle school mathematics. In this lively panel at Georgetown University, leading experts will discuss and debate the takeaways from The Iceberg Problem, New Classrooms' report examining how education policies can unintentionally force educators to measure just a small portion of students’ knowledge. Thomas Toch of FutureEd will moderate the discussion.
10 a.m.-noon
Hart Auditorium, Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington D.C.
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OCTOBER 3-4

CONFERENCE: 2019 Social and Emotional Learning Exchange: The inaugural 2019 SEL Exchange will gather individuals committed to the comprehensive development and success of all students. Participants will learn with and from those at the frontiers of social and emotional learning research, policy, practice, and communication and discover new ways of collaborating with one another to amplify their impact. The SEL Exchange is for those who are committed to improving the way we design, implement, and support learning experiences for all children in this country including: state, district, and school leaders; classroom educators; youth development practitioners; researchers and scholars; policy-shapers; and funders.
Chicago, IL
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OCTOBER 4

CONFERENCE: Education, Leadership, Research and Policy International Conference: The conference will provide opportunities to meet leaders in various educational fields including; educational studies, educational leadership, education policy, education management, educational psychology, liberal arts education, and more!
College Park, MD
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OCTOBER 28-31

CONFERENCE: 2019 iNACOL Symposium: iNACOL’s annual conference is the leading event for K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. With over 200 sessions, it brings together over 3,500 experts, EdLeaders and educators to explore next-gen learning for K-12 students.
Palm Springs, CA
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NOVEMBER 3-6

CONFERENCE: SETDA Leadership Summit & Education Forum: With the 2018 event wrapped up, SETDA looks ahead to its 18th year. As one of the most important convenings for state EdTech officials, SETDA brings together leaders from over 40 state departments of education to join leaders in EdTech, assessment, instructional materials and professional development to collaborate and engage in in-depth dialogue.
Arlington, VA
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NOVEMBER 7-9

CONFERENCE: Annual Conference for Middle Level Education: A valuable and comprehensive PD conference for educators and administrators working with middle school students. AMLE features over 300 sessions in 30 topic areas with hands-on and meet-and-greet opportunities. Because AMLE knows everybody learns differently, the conference caters to the needs of every educator with a multifaceted approach—various session types and styles, opportunities for one-on-one discussions with the leaders, explanations and explorations of technology, and networking—for a most valuable and comprehensive professional development event.
Nashville, TN
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NOVEMBER 8-10

CONFERENCE: ASCD Resilient Schools in Action: The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is hosting a conference for education leaders and teachers searching ways to improve their school climate. The interactive learning opportunities will look at countering a culture of hate, understanding implicit bias, stimulating schools to be trauma sensitive, and encouraging a resilient, safe, and equitable learning environment for students.
National Harbor, MD
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NOVEMBER 13-15

POLICY FORUM: 8th Annual Alternative Accountability Policy Forum: The Reaching At-Promise Students Association (RAPSA) is hosting a forum that will feature various issues, such as school choice, dropout prevention, teaching strategies, and more, that are related to school accountability. RAPSA is a nonprofit that supports educators working with at-risk students - who are then identified as at-promise students because they have the capabilities to succeed despite any obstacles they may face. The conference will hold 27 concurrent sessions to choose from that will be formatted as panels or interactive learning sessions. Sessions will be presented by dedicated leaders who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-promise students.
San Diego, CA
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DECEMBER 6-7

CONFERENCE: 2nd International Conference on Education, Educational Policy, Leadership and Management (ICEPLM): Research Link International is hosting the interdisciplinary ICEPLM where innovative research in the educational field will be showcased. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the trends, concerns, and challenges encountered in education, policy, leadership and management.
Greensboro, NC
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