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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


PANEL DISCUSSION: Bringing Title I into the Twenty-First Century: The American Federation for Children (AFC), ExcelinEd and the Congressional Caucus on Education Innovation and opportunity are hosting an event to discuss Title I in our educational landscape. Ginny Gentles will moderate the talk with the panelists Clair Voorhees from ExcelinEd on Title I Basics; Halli Faulkner from AFC on How Funding Portability Affects School Choice; Susan Pendergrass from the Show-Me Institute on How to Bring Title I into the Twenty-First Century; and McKenzie Snow from the U.S. Department of Education on the Education Department's  Perspective on Funding Portability.

2:30 - 3:30 pm  ET
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Room 2103
Washington, DC 20515

JUNE 18-19

WORKSHOP: Classroom Instruction That Works: 51 Strategies and Tools for Increasing Student Engagement and Achievement: This practical, hands-on, activity-based workshop gives educators dozens of dynamic, ready-to-use, research-based teaching strategies and learning activities aligned with McREL's Classroom Instruction That Works (CITW).
McREL International
Denver, CO

JUNE 18-20

CONFERENCE: PBL World: In its eighth year, PBL World is the premier project-based learning conference, bringing together dedicated teachers, instructional coaches and school and district leaders who want to connect and learn more about PBL. Rather than a conference with short sessions by various presenters, this event is an institute where participants go through a continuous multi-day experience. The conference, hosted by Buck Institute for Education’s (BIE), stands by the belief that PBL transforms students and PBL World transforms educators.
Napa Valley, CA


FutureEd is pleased to join the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in releasing the latest results from the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) for the United States and 47 other countries and economies. Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills Andreas Schleicher will share insights from the survey of more than 150,000 teachers and school leaders worldwide, at Georgetown University's law center, followed by a panel discussion on the future of the U.S. teaching profession. FutureEd Director Thomas Toch will moderate the discussion among Schleicher and panelists Mayme Hostetter, President, Relay Graduate School of Education; Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality; Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers; Joanne Weiss, former Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
10-11:45 a.m. ET
Georgetown University Law Center, Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Ave. NW

JUNE 23-26

CONFERENCE: ISTE: As the “epicenter of edtech,” ISTE is where educators and school leaders go to learn about new tools and strategies. With over 550 companies, 1,000 sessions and 16,000 educators attending, this event boasts endless learning opportunities perfect for industry reps, teachers, tech coordinators/directors, administrators, library media specialists and policymakers.
Philadelphia, PA

CONFERENCE: Model Schools Conference: Model Schools Conference is an event focused on helping you bring out the best in your school or district by showcasing success stories of the nation's most rapidly improving schools and innovative districts.
Washington, DC

JUNE 23-28

CONFERENCE: Special Education Law Symposium: Lehigh University's intensive one-week symposium provides a practical analysis of legislation, regulations, and court decisions relating to the education of students with disabilities.  The symposium is designed for special education coordinators and teachers, principals, psychologists, parent advocates, charter school personnel, attorneys (on both sides), hearing officers, state education agency personnel, and other individuals interested in a thorough exploration of the special education legal landscape.
Bethlehem, PA



CONFERENCE: National Charter Schools Conference: NCSC is the best learning and networking event for school educators, leaders and advocates. At the 2018 event, attendees had an opportunity to connect with over 4,700 others in over 100 breakout sessions, 17 meet-ups, eight charter talks and five networking lounges. Participants walk away with an incredible learning experience and opportunity to share ideas and strategies for growing and improving charter schools.
Las Vegas, NV

JULY 8-10

CONFERENCE: The Future of Public Higher Ed: Join Inside Higher Ed for IHE NOW as we examine issues such as the eroding business models of many state colleges and universities and the impact of partisanship on academe. This three-day summit, "The Future of Public Higher Ed," will feature experts from every sector of public higher education, as well as political and corporate leaders.
Baltimore, MD

WORKSHOP: Digital Promise Challenge Institute: This will be a fully immersive, hands-on, professional learning experience that transcends the traditional divide between speakers and participants to create a vibrant and ongoing community.
Monterey, CA

JULY 10-11

WORKSHOP: #FormYourFuture FAFSA Completion Institute: Join NCAN and presenters from these and other cities to learn how to significantly boost FAFSA completion in your community and to plan for the 2019-20 FAFSA completion season.
Dallas, TX

JULY 10-12

CONFERENCE: National Forum on Education Policy: This is Education Commission of the States' annual, premier convening. It includes three days of engaging plenaries, informative breakout sessions and the all-important opportunities for networking. Speakers, workshops and other activities cover the spectrum of education policy, from early childhood through postsecondary and career.
Denver, CO

CONFERENCE: National Family and Community Engagement Conference: This conference is a professional development and networking opportunity for state leaders, school and district leaders, administrators, educators, community-based organizations, researchers and families to come together and focus on solutions that enhance and expand engagement and improve student success through family-school-community partnerships.
Reno, NV

JULY 22-25

CONFERENCE: Big Bang: Hosted by Big Picture Learning, this conference is for school leaders and educators looking to discover strategies and best practices for advancing student-centered learning, student voice, learning from the community, equity and activism. Big Bang has grown to over 600 attendees from around the world and perhaps our favorite part is that most of the panels are led or include students from the big picture network. This is one you will not want to miss in 2019!
Detroit, MI


CONFERENCE: IHEP-AIR Policy Summit: The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) will host an interactive policy summit for institutions of higher education that are using data to promote student success and affect policy change.
Minneapolis, MN


CONFERENCE: Distance Teaching & Learning Conference: This conference attracts a broad range of professionals in distance education and online learning. In over 30 years, the conference has grown to over 800 participants and 130 sessions. Attendees can expect to connect with online learning leaders from across the nation and around the world and discover innovative ways to teach and support online learners, as well as best strategies, practices and solutions. We are staying tuned for more information on next year’s event.
Madison, WI


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


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


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


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


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