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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          

April 19-28

CONFERENCE: 2021 Summit on Improvement in Education: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is hosting a virtual conference to reenergize with colleagues, immerse attendees in new ways of thinking, refine and deepen their improvement skills, and gather new ideas and actionable strategies.
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April 21

WEBINAR: K12 Climate Action Listening Session VI: Growing the Movement for Climate Action in Schools:  This listening session will focus on how we can continue to grow a movement that leads to widespread, sustained changes at all levels to support the education sector in moving toward climate action, solutions, and environmental justice.
1:00-2:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: Where Are All the Students?: Dis-Enrollment in America: Join this session as part of PPI’s Reinventing America’s Schools (RAS) and The 74's series on the impact of parents dis-enrolling their children from public schools amid the COVID pandemic. Tune in to learn about how we got here, but more importantly where we go next, from an expert panel that includes a parent, school leader, journalist, researcher, and politician.
1:00-2:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: Leadership for Equity Through Positive Relationships: What role do schools play in the lives of children in the “new normal”? In this edWebinar, they will focus on how school and district leaders can encourage and foster positive relationships amongst teachers, students, and the community. They will also examine the relationship between equity and social and emotional learning.
4:00-5:00 pm est
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April 22

WEBINAR: The path forward for education and climate action: What if, with a little leadership from global heads of state, there was an opportunity to catalyze a movement that simultaneously combats climate change, strengthens the civic health of communities, and bolsters teacher capacity? The Center for Universal Education and Education International will host a webinar to discuss the path forward for education and climate action, and the recent Brookings policy brief “Unleashing the creativity of teachers and students to combat climate change: An opportunity for global leadership.”
10:00-11:00 am est
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WEBINAR: Thinking Creatively to Evaluate Student Learning During COVID-19: Student Growth Now & Into the Future: The suspension of 2020 assessments is a roadblock for measuring growth, but it’s not the end of the road: states can and should continue to measure student growth in 2021. Join this Hunt Institute webinar to hear about best practices for measuring student growth during this unprecedent year and ensuring every student gets the support they need to get back on track for success.
1:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: Adopting Materials Through an Equity-Focused Lens: Designing an Instructional Vision:  How does your vision of instruction drive the why and what of your adoption?  In this EdReports webinar, you will hear from Dr. Todd Davis (Aldine, TX ISD) and Jesse Melgares (New Teacher Center) about how they tackled the creation of an instructional vision and how this work has impacted their materials adoption process.
2:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: The Role of Education in Climate Change Policy and ActionJoin the Education Policy Fellowship Program for this panel discussion on the role of education in climate change policy and practice. Gain a deeper understanding in advancing climate change in education policy and in the classrooms, in curriculum and through authentic teacher, student, and community engagement.
2:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: Let’s Hear It from the Next Generation! Virtual Panels with Mastery Collaborative Youth Advisors:  What do middle and high school students wish all adults magically knew about them? You’re invited to a conversation with Mastery Collaborative Youth Advisors, cohosted by the Mastery Collaborative (MC), CompetencyWorks, and KnowledgeWorks as NYC public school students speak out about various topics such as sense of belonging in school and more.
3:30-5:30 pm est
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WEBINAR: AASA Leading for Equity: Michigan’s Journey to Create Social Justice Leaders Through Diversity, Equity and InclusionWe are living in a time when we must confront the issues of equity, social justice, diversity, race and racism in schools. Join Michigan’s MASA leaders of SDEI (Social Justice through Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) to hear more about their work, their journey, and their plans for an 18-month collaborative to build a better, equitable education system for all students.
4:00 pm est
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April 23

Webinar: Learning from Student Perspectives: Young people nationwide have been vocalizing how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their lives — from the complex challenges they faced to the opportunities they seized. Join YouthTruth as they examine and compare findings from student voice surveys taken before and during the pandemic.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm est
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Webinar: A Fireside Chat with Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director: The Infectious Disease Society of America, the County of the Great City Schools, Chiefs for Change, and the American College Health Association are hosting a discussion with Walensky, moderated by former Gov. Dirk Kempthorne (R-ID) and Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) on how we can safely and sustainably reopen schools and the economy.
2:00-3:00 pm est
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April 24

Summit: Students for Equitable Education Summit: Moving From Advocacy to Action: The SEE Summit hosted by Digital Promise, League of Innovative Schools is a national social justice summit envisioned and led by students from districts across the country. This summit will offer you an opportunity to deepen understanding of how oppression influences the school experiences of students of color, celebrate student voice and leadership, and build coalitions across differences to transform education.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm est
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April 24-25

CONFERENCE: Network for Public Education Action 2021 Conference: Hosted in Philadelphia, PA, the keynote speakers for this event will include Diane Ravitch, Nikhil Goyal, Noliwe Rooks, and more.
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April 27

WEBINAR: Private Schooling and COVID-19: How Has the Sector Fared?:  Since the first announcement of a private school closing permanently due to the pandemic, Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom has monitored private schooling’s condition. In this forum, the Center will give their assessment of the health of private K–12 education, and speakers representing three major parts of the private schooling spectrum will discuss how their institutions have fared and what the future holds.
12:00 - 1:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: Design for Inclusion: Ensuring Techquity in All Learning Spaces: Technology plays a critical role in today’s schools, but the past year has highlighted the challenges in providing students with equitable access to technology and learning. Join educator and consultant Ken Shelton for this edLeader Panel to learn how to move beyond digital equity to use classroom technologies to create truly inclusive and culturally conscious learning environments.
1:00 - 2:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: HBCU Spotlight: Part I: This webinar, hosted by the Hunt Institute, will be a discussion with current state and federal leaders around support for HBCUs with a special focus on he inequities that exist in funding, how these inequities can be addressed through policy, and the crucial role that HBCUs serve.
3:00 - 4:00 pm est
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April 28

WEBINAR: The Value of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel in Improving School and Student Outcomes Post COVID-19The services SISP provide are critical to address the impact of the COVID-19 instructional disruption on student’s learning and physical  and mental health to ensure every student has the supports needed to thrive. Join the National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel in this virtual briefing from a panel discussion of professionals representing the major SISP sectors.
10:30 am est
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WEBINAR: Embedding Social-Emotional Supports in School Reopening: Hear from experts in research, policy, and state leadership in this NASBE webinar about recommendations for embedding social-emotional supports in school reopening activities, state examples of this work, and the research underpinning such recommendations.
3:00 - 4:00 pm est
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April 29

WEBINAR: Turnaround for Children Toolbox: Ideas and Resources for a More Equitable, Whole-Child DesignIn this webinar, learn how to jump in and begin designing holistic, equitable learning experiences for students using the new, free Turnaround for Children Toolbox.
1:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: NASBE-Child Trends Symposia on Role of School Nurses, Session 2: Facilitated Peer Learning Exchange: Join this NASBE virtual peer learning session on supporting school nurses throughout the pandemic and school reopening efforts. NASBE is cohosting this session with Child Trends, a national research organization that focuses on improving the lives of children and youth.
3:00 pm est
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May 2-5

SEMINAR: 74th National Seminar Registration: Hosted by EWA, this seminar will focus on the theme of "Now What? Reporting on Education Amid Uncertainty. COVID-19, viral examples of racism, financial distress and political discord: Reporters covering education amid these crises have never faced more challenges, or been more important to the nation. Four afternoons of conversations, training and presentations will give attendees deeper understanding of these crises, as well as tools, skills and context to help them better serve their communities — and advance their careers.
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May 4

WEBINAR: Accelerating Learning: Best Practices for Expanded Learning TimeThe Accelerating Learning series features five webinars designed for school system leaders, their teams, and other education stakeholders to inform their work in supporting student learning in the pandemic and post-pandemic world. Join panelists as they discuss reimagining the traditional school day through such strategies as partnerships with community-based organizations and community school approaches.
12:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: GLR Learning Tuesdays Webinar: Technology To Accelerate Learning: Tech-Enabled Solutions to Address Learning LossCGLR Learning Tuesdays affirms the Campaign's commitment to get better at getting better by learning with and from each other. Join this webinar to hear from national experts about how to use technology to accelerate learning.
3:00 - 4:30 pm est
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May 6

WEBINAR: Every Place is a Place: The Power of Place-Based Education For Building Curiosity and Community: Join the next Getting Smart Town Hall, focused on the power of place-based education (PBE). They will share examples of how schools in diverse contexts and environments have adopted place-based programs as a way to better engage students this summer while attaining three important goals of education: student agency, equity, and community.
10:00 am est
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WEBINAR: Adopting Materials Through an Equity-Focused Lens: Establishing Adoption Priorities: What does your data tell you about the students that are being served by your district and those that are not? How can your data help determine the priorities for your adoption? Join this EdReports webinar to learn how you can apply your district’s data to establish local priorities and lift up the importance of high-quality standards to guide your investigation and selection of new materials.
2:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: What's Worked, What Hasn't, and What's in Our Future for K12: AASA, the superintendent's association, is hosting a webinar on what we've learned over the past year and what the future of K12 education could look like.
3:00-4:00 pm est
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WEBINAR: Education Law Center's 2021 Education Justice Lecture - The First 100 Days: The Biden Administration and Public Education:  Join ELC on EST for the Annual Education Justice Webinar.
4:00 pm est
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May 19-20

Conference: Ready by 21 National Meeting: The 9th annual Ready by 21 National Meeting is set to begin. Join leaders like you who are working to improve outcomes for young people in communities and states across the country. You'll hear strategies, research, and stories about partnering for better impact, aligning policies, improving program quality and performance, and embracing readiness in the pursuit of robust equity.
2:00 - 3:30 pm est
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May 20

Webinar: Adopting Materials Through an Equity-Focused Lens: Stakeholder Engagement: This webinar by EdReports, brings together district leaders who successfully led adoption processes that included diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas. You'll also hear about one district’s work to communicate with stakeholders throughout every step of their adoption process.
2:00 pm est
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May 21

Webinar: American Rescue Plan Act: Funding Social and Emotional Learning: Join this CASEL webinar to learn more about how you can leverage ARP to bolster evidence-based implementation of SEL and fully support students, families and educators. Recommended for district and state leaders.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm est
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May 26

WEBINAR: Engaged: Using Summer to Connect with Students and Families: Join the second part of the the 2021 Attendance Awareness Campaign webinar series. Co-hosted by Attendance Works and Institute of Educational Leadership, you will learn about intensifying engagement over the summer and using your local data to create a differentiated re-engagement strategy and organize summer supports.
2:00 - 3:30 pm est
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June 1-4

HYBRID CONFERENCE: National Family and Community Engagement Conference: The Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) will host a hybrid convening to highlight work by the School District of Philadelphia.
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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 est
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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 est
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October 25

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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