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The Horizon: Events and Virtual Events in the Education Sector

FutureEd is partnering with Fritzwire to share upcoming events and event cancellations 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         

SEPTEMBER 29

WEBINAR: Investing in Career & Technical Education: The Hunt Institute is hosting another webinar in its Governing Principals series to delve into the importance of workforce development and career and technical education in the wake of the pandemic.
11:00 am est
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WEBINAR: Verto Virtual College Fair: Verto Education will host a college fair featuring Jeff Selingo, who will participate in a virtual Q&A session with students, parents, and counselors.
6:00 pm est
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SEPTEMBER 30

WEBINAR: Every Learning Opportunity Matters:  Promising Strategies to Help Students Show Up: Ensuring students benefit from every learning opportunity is more essential than ever, especially given the educational inequities exacerbated by school closures last spring and the ongoing health and economic challenges created by Covid-19. Join Attendance Works' third and final 2020 Attendance Awareness Campaign webinar to hear how community, district and school leaders are supporting student attendance and participation, whether lessons are in person, remote or a blend. Our speakers will share promising approaches used by schools, districts and communities to engage and support students and families in this initial transition to school. We'll discuss their strategies and the implications for sustaining positive conditions for learning throughout the academic year.
2:00-3:30 pm est 
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WEBINAR: Opportunities for School-based Telehealth during COVID-19This webinar, presented jointly by the National Alliance for Medicaid in Education (NAME) and Healthy Schools Campaign, will provide an overview of the laws, regulations and policies that govern the delivery of telehealth in schools and how utilization can support access to care for Medicaid eligible students.
2:00 pm est
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OCTOBER 1

WEBINAR: Community College Bachelor's Degrees: An Equity and Economic Recovery StrategyThe Center for Education & Skills at New America is hosting a virtual event in conjunction with the publication of their latest research to hear leader perspectives on the value of the community college baccalaureate (CCB), research presentations from their team, and a live panel of CCB students and recent graduates speaking about their experience in these programs.
2:00-4:00 pm est 
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WEBINAR: Homeroom with Education Leaders: Measuring Student Growth: In the wake of learning disruptions as a result of COVID-19, schools are wondering how to best measure growth. Additionally, how can we put systems into place that ensure we have equitable measurements of student growth moving forward? This webinar from the Hunt institute tackles these important questions with its panelists.
7:00 pm est 
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OCTOBER 5

WEBINAR: A "Lost Year" of Data?On October 5 at 2 p.m. EST, Bellwether Education Partners will bring together leading voices from government and academia to discuss how the pursuit of evidence to improve our education systems and policies can rebound from this moment.
2:00 pm est 
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OCTOBER 5-9

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: Zero to Three Annual Conference
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OCTOBER 6

WEBINAR: Skills and Economic Opportunity in a Post-COVID AmericaThird Way and the Brookings Institute are hosting a virtual event to look at what role workforce development should play, and how we can deliver it equitably and effectively to help people continue moving up the income ladder.
11:00-11:45 am est 
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WEBINAR: Restarting and Reinventing School for Equitable and Empowering LearningThe Learning Policy Institute is hosting a webinar that features prominent education and civil rights leaders who will discuss how policymakers, educators, and advocates can seize this moment to rethink school in ways that can transform learning experiences and close opportunity and achievement gaps.
2:30-3:30 pm est 
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WEBINAR: Leadership Outlook: The Academic Workforce: The Chronicle of Higher Education with support from TIAA is hosting a virtual forum that will take an in-depth look at the changing future of the academic workforce and the challenges facing colleges and universities.
3:30-4:30 pm est 
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WEBINAR: Race and Education: Identifying and Supporting the Human Needs of Children of Color: Leaders must seek to understand the social and emotional needs of students of color who are processing recent acts of police brutality and the loss of life sweeping across the country from COVID-19. In this webinar from the Hunt Institute, hear from resource experts about the human challenges facing children of color during this period of national uncertainty and how leaders can help students through the trauma so they can focus on themselves and their learning.
7:00 pm est 
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OCTOBER 8

WEBINAR: Higher Education and COVID-19: The Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work: The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution is hosting a webcast discussion examining the future of higher education and workforce development during COVID-19 and beyond. The session will include a keynote from Rep. Bobby Scott (VA-03), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor.
11:00 am - 12:30 pm est 
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WEBINAR: Moving Carefully into the Next Normal: Enduring Leadership Dilemmas and New Organizational Contexts: This session will explore the question, "how can the teaching and learning faculty and Ed leadership faculty work together to prepare the next generation of school leaders?" Deans, department chairs, faculty and district staff will be receive a protocol designed to explore the assets of each department and how they can be combined to better prepare leaders. 
1:00-1:45 pm est 
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WEBINAR: Restarting and Reinventing School for Equitable and Empowering Learning: The Learning Policy Institute is hosting a panel of education and civil rights leaders who will discuss how policymakers, educators, and advocates can seize this moment to rethink school in ways that can transform learning experiences and close opportunity and achievement gaps.
2:30-3:30 pm est 
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WEBINAR: Early Efforts: Ensuring Developmentally Appropriate Practice Amidst a Global Pandemic: The Hunt Institute is hosting a webinar to hear from resource experts working to ensure high-quality early childhood programming under a most unusual set of circumstances.
7:00 pm est 
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OCTOBER 9

WEBINAR: Next-Generation Assessment amid the Pandemic: In this webinar from the National Association of State Boards of Education, Standard authors, including our very own Lynn Olson of FutureEd, NWEA’s Abby Javurek, and Chris Domaleski of The Center For Assessment, discuss the landscape of assessments both from a historical standpoint and amid the pandemic and school reopening, as well as the opportunities and challenges ahead for state leaders weighing state assessment systems and their role in school accountability.
1:00 pm est 
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OCTOBER 12-15

CONFERENCE: NACSA Annual Conference: The Association of Charter School Authorizers is hosting more than 500 authorizing professionals to promote networking and the sharing of innovative, effective practices and ideas. 
12:00-4:00 pm est
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OCTOBER 13

WEBINAR: How COVID-19 Has Changed Online Teaching Strategies: Inside Higher Ed is hosting a panel of campus leaders who were on the front lines of supporting faculty and students through the emergency transition to online learning, and their strategies for improving student engagement and online course effectiveness this fall.
2:00 pm est 
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WEBINAR: How Districts Can Support Meaningful Learning Through Performance Assessments: The Learning Policy Institute is hosting a panel of members from three districts that were the focus of LPI's forthcoming report, "District Initiatives to Meaningfully Assess Student Learning: Lessons from the California Performance Assessment Collaborative."
3:00 pm est 
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OCTOBER 13-17

TRANSITIONING to virtual:CONFERENCE: 64th Annual Fall Conference: The Council of the Great City Schools is holding a conference for superintendents, board members, senior administrators and college deans of education.  Call for presentations has been extended to May 15. There is no registration link yet.
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OCTOBER 14-16

TRANSITIONING to virtual:CONFERENCE: Social and Emotional Learning Exchange: The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) invites passionate, caring educators to convene and discuss techniques for creating productive and equitable schools that cater to the idea of the “whole child”. Here, there is a specific focus on ensuring that all students can thrive by using high quality research to inform practice and policies. Join over 2,000 caring educators in leading the way towards a more equitable education for all. 
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OCTOBER 15

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: 2020 SEL Exchange: CASEL is hosing a virtual summit focused on this year's theme, "Catalyzing our Commitment to Youth."
12:00-4:00 pm
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OCTOBER 20-23

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: NASBE Virtual Annual Conference 2020: NASBE is hosting a conference for attendees to learn from subject-matter experts, analyze research and evidence-based solutions to policy problems, and learn more about the role of state boards in public education.
4:30 pm
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OCTOBER 22

WEBINAR: Inside Higher Ed's 2020 Survey of College and University Admissions Officers: Inside Higher Ed is hosting a webinar to discuss the results of their surveys.
2:00 pm
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WEBINAR: State and Federal Opportunities to Support More Diverse and Inclusive School Systems: This webinar from the Learning Policy Institute discusses state and federal opportunities to support and accelerate more diverse and inclusive school systems, as well as the importance of doing so.
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OCTOBER 23-25

TRANSITIONING to virtual, NEW DATE:CONFERENCE: ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership: This conference will now be virtual-only and will occur January 27-29, 2021.
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TRANSITIONING to virtual, NEW DATE: CONFERENCE: 47th AMLE Annual Conference: The Association for Middle Level Education is holding their professional development conference for all educators who work with grades 5-9.  This year, the conference will be virtual-only and held on its new dates, October 23-25.
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OCTOBER 26-28

TRANSITIONING to virtual: SYMPOSIUM: 2020 Aurora Institute Symposium (formerly iNACOL): The annual conference held by Aurora Institute brings together EdLeaders and educators to explore next-gen learning for K-12 students with a focus on K-12 competency-based, blended, and online learning.
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NOVEMBER 11-13

CANCELED: SUMMIT: PIE Network Summit:  Policy Innovators in Education invites education policy leaders to a creative space where big ideas can be explored and debated among dedicated, qualified partners. Come to share,, discover new policy interventions, assess research, and work to analyze and improve education and current policy.
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NOVEMBER 17-21

NEW DATE: Bilingual, Immigrant and Refugee Meeting: The Council of the Great City Schools is holding a conference for ELL directors, ELL administrators and staff, school leaders and ELL educators. Make sure to click below to look for updated details.
Embassy Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk Downtown
San Antonio, TX

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NOVEMBER 21-22

RESCHEDULED:CONFERENCE: 6th Network for Public Education Action National Conference: Originally scheduled for March 28-29, the annual conference hosted by NPE, an advocacy group devoted to preserving, promoting, improving, and strengthening public schools for current and future generations of students, will now take place in November. NPE will be rolling registration information so there is no need to re-register.
Philadelphia, PA
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DECEMBER 1-3

TRANSITIONING to virtual, NEW DATE: SUMMIT: ExcelinEd's National Summit on Education: Organized by ExcelinEd, the annual National Summit on Education is the nation’s premier gathering of education reformers. It provides state and local policymakers, education leaders and advocates with comprehensive information on evolving laws, new trends, successful policies and the latest innovations that are transforming education for the 21st century. This year's event will be fully virtual and occur on its new dates: December 1-3.
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DECEMBER 6-8

TRANSITIONING to virtual: Learning Forward Conference: Typically held in Chicago, IL, this year's Learning Forward conference will be virtual.
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