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The Horizon: Events and Virtual Events in the Education Sector

FutureEd is sharing upcoming events and event cancellations in the education policy world.  If you would like to add listings, contact FutureEd at info@future-ed.org          

August 2

WEBINAR: CALDER Policymakers Council Summer 2021 Webinar: What does the science of learning suggest is effective in academic recovery and acceleration? What is the evidence supporting different types of programs/interventions that might be considered for ESSER funds, and how should interventions/programs be monitored for implementation and effectiveness? Please join us for the Summer 2021 CALDER Policymakers Council webinar to discuss these important questions!
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August 4

WEBINAR: Welcomed: Embracing Students, Families and Educators in the New School Year: Join the third part of the the 2021 Attendance Awareness Campaign webinar series. Co-hosted by Attendance Works and Institute of Educational Leadership, you will learn about welcoming families and staff back to school in the fall and promoting the routine of attendance and leverage and amplify rituals.
2:00 - 3:30 pm et
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WEBINAR: We Got Next: The Future of School Choice: Join PPI and The 74 for a one-hour Zoom webinar with the leaders who will shape the next chapter in the fight for educational equity in America. In a follow-up to PPI’s celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the passage of the first charter school law in America, they look forward 30 years. What will America's public school system look like in 2050? What should we be fighting for? Who should be at the table driving change? Tune in to learn from experts who are taking steps to shape the future of Black & Brown students in America. The webinar is the first in a series co-sponsored by Reinventing America's Schools (RAS) Project and The 74.
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August 3 - 4

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: 2021 National ACT State Organizations: The inaugural 2021 National ACT® State Organizations Virtual Conference is the perfect way to experience new connections, insights, and deeper knowledge for college and career preparation. Join education and workforce professionals from around the nation for this one-of-a-kind experience. Attendees will gain new perspectives, expand their knowledge, and find solutions to problems facing the education and workforce landscape. After the event, attendees will also receive a certificate of completion toward their Professional Development.
11:30 am - 5:00 pm et
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August 5

WEBINAR: How COVID Changed Education | What We Need to Know Now and In Coming Years: Johns Hopkins School of Education is hosting a panel of experts to address the following topics: (1) What's the plan for K-12 schools if the Delta variant remains dominant? (2) Will the impacts of the COVID pandemic impede student success for years to come-- and if so, what are the warning signs? (3) What is the best way to get those students who fell behind back on track?
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WEBINAR: A New School Year: Teaching for Understanding: We have learned so much about engaging students through the pandemic. This session will discuss using rich, complex subject matter to promote student learning. Structuring lessons using a repertoire of instructional techniques for multiple paths to learning will be addressed. Please read Proposition 2 in What Teachers Should Know and Be Able To Do prior to the webinar at www.accomplishedteacher.org
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August 9 - 11

SUMMIT: ASU+GSV Summit: Started in 2010 with a collaboration between Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV), the annual ASU+ GSV Summit connects leading minds focused on transforming society and business around learning and work. Their north star is that ALL people have equal access to the future. Hear from educators, investors, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs. Virtual option also available on website
San Diego, CA
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August 12

WEBINAR: A New School Year: Monitoring Student Learning with Evidence: Managing and monitoring student learning while meeting individual student needs is important. This session will focus on using evidence of learning in checking for understanding. Please read Proposition 3 in What Teachers Should Know and Be Able To Do prior to the webinar at www.accomplishedteacher.org
12:00 pm et
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August 18

WEBINARThe Cost of OER and Return on Investment: SREB is hosting a webinar on what it takes to develop open educational resources, how much they can serve students, and their return on investment. 
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August 19

WEBINAR: A New School Year: Being a Reflective Teacher with a Growth Mindset: With a growth mindset, educators are always learning. This session will include ways to use feedback, research and reflection to improve your practice. Please read Proposition 4 in What Teachers Should Know and Be Able To Do prior to the webinar at www.accomplishedteacher.org
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August 26

WEBINAR: A New School Year: Collaborating with Colleagues, Families, Community: Education improves through community. This webinar will focus on collaborating and building partnerships with a broad learning community including educators, families, and local groups and businesses to meet student and educator needs. Please read Proposition 5 in What Teachers Should Know and Be Able To Do prior to the webinar at www.accomplishedteacher.org
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September 16 - 18

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE: NSBA’S CUBE 2021 Annual Conference: For the past 53 years, NSBA’s CUBE Annual Conference has convened school board members from across the nation to network and share the continually evolving strategies they are using to address the unique educational challenges that exist in our nation's urban centers. With an entrepreneur, engineer, and former NASA astronaut and a prominent actor, director, and activist as CUBE 2021’s keynote speakers, this limited-attendance event is packed with thought-provoking topics that will help you make a lasting impact with your students.
Atlanta, GA

September 22

WEBINAR: Dual Enrollment in CTE | Making a Case for Student Success: SREB is hosting a webinar on how integrating open educational resources in dual enrollment for career and technical education can lead to student success in K-12 and postsecondary studies.
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September 29

WEBINAR: Fully Present: Leveraging Attendance Data to Ensure Ongoing Success: Attend the the fourth part of the the 2021 Attendance Awareness Campaign webinar series. Co-hosted by Attendance Works and Institute of Educational Leadership, you will learn about leveraging attendance to ensure ongoing success and hear and maintaining your Attendance Awareness Campaign throughout the school year.
2:00 - 3:30 pm et
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October 5-7

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Rebuilding for Postsecondary Equity: The NCAN conference is the premier professional development event in the field of postsecondary attainment for students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and first-generation-to-college students. Join the conference to explore topics such as connecting college and career success, putting data into practice, how to model diversity, equity, and inclusion at you organization/ program, K-12 practice for postsecondary success, organizational leadership and capacity building, embedding equity in policy change and student inclusion.
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October 12-13 (virtual option October 12-22)

CONFERENCE: Celebrating 25 Years: A Vision for the Future of Learning and Justice: Join Grantmakers for Education to learn and build pathways to the equitable future we seek for young people. Options for viewing: In Person: Join viewing parties in Los Angeles, CA or Dallas, TX for live plenaries, workshops, site visits and receptions, October 12 - 13. Virtual: Access plenaries, a case study and more than 70 learning sessions live streamed directly to you, October 12 - 22.
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October 13-15

CONFERENCE: The National Family Engagement Summit: The 2021 Summit is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and make new connections. Together we will reimagine what family engagement looks like in this new post-pandemic world. In addition to the exciting keynote speakers, more than 20 breakout sessions will cover a wide range of topics such as: Equity Through Family Partnership: Strategies to Continue Post-Covid, The Power of Yet: The "Best" Approach to Connecting with Families of English Learners, Fanning the Flame of Parent Leadership: Systems & Sustainability, and Trauma, Toxic Stress and Caregiver Well-Being: Practices for Fostering Resilience with Families. The summit is being held both virtually and in person- details on registration page. 
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October 22-23

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE: NSBA Equity Symposium West: NSBA's Equity Symposium West provides a forum for school board members, public school advocates, and community leaders to examine equity opportunities in Oklahoma and the Western Region, develop actionable solutions to help eliminate barriers to student success, and discuss the legalities of equity in public K-12 schools. Join education leaders from across the Western Region to put your ideas into action.
Oklahoma City, OK
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IN-PERSON CONFERENCE: EWA Education Seminar: The Education Writers Association is hosting its annual higher education seminar in Washington DC. It will offer journalists training on issues ranging from the ongoing health challenges confronting colleges, the changing finances of higher education, and the ongoing debate over what educators should be teaching about racism.
Washington, DC
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October 23-24

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE: The 6th Annual National NPE/NPE Action Conference: Registration will open later in 2021.
Philadelphia, PA
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October 25

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: 2021 Aurora Institute Symposium: Hosted in Palm Springs, CA, the annual conference includes more than 200 thought-provoking sessions, engaging workshops, and inspiring keynote addresses. Attendees collaborate with leading innovators, industry experts, education leaders, practitioners, policymakers, and researchers working together to drive systems change, address challenges, and explore next-generation learning
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October 25-27

IN-PERSON CONFERENCE: The Families Learning Conference: The National Center for Families Learning is hosting a conference to discover innovative strategies, evidence-based practices, and resources to help families succeed in accomplishing their educational and economic goals.
Dallas, TX
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November 2-4

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Building Bridges to Healthy & Resilient Communities: The conference will focus on ways school-based childhood and adolescent health providers can help bridge health equity gaps and build resilience for students impacted by trauma and the COVID-19 pandemic. We have already secured three amazing keynote speakers: Dr. Shawn Ginwright on Tuesday, Nov. 2: One of the nation’s leading innovators, provocateurs, and thought leaders on youth development, Dr. Ginwright’s research examines the ways in which youth in urban communities navigate through the constraints of poverty and struggle to create equality and justice in their schools and communities. Dr. Janine Jones on Wednesday, Nov. 3: A certified school psychologist and associate dean at the University of Washington, Dr. Jones' research focuses on providing culturally responsive interventions in schools, including identity and belonging as critical elements in school engagement for youth of color. Lastly, Dr. Howard Pinderhughes on Thursday, Nov. 4: A social and behavioral scientist and author, Dr. Pinderhughes has conducted research and program development in the areas of race relations among youth and adolescent violence prevention and intervention.
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December 5-7

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Learning Forward’s Annual Conference: Known for 50 years as THE Learning Conference for educator professional learning hosted by Learning Forward, this year’s theme is transformation. The theme of transformation parallels our shared experiences as we seek to recover from the pandemic. Join the conference to hear from more than 100 top experts including Thomas Guskey, Marcia Tate, Michael Fullan, Zaretta Hammond, Nancy Frey, Doug Fisher, Joellen Killion, Jim Knight, and many more. 
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