Upcoming Events


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Mississippi Association of School Administrators Spring Leadership Conference
Everyday Heroes – The Power of Leadership
Jackson Hilton
Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi Association of School Administrators will host its spring leadership conference, “Everyday Heroes–The Power of Leadership,” on April 2–4, 2017, in Jackson, Mississippi. Pre-conference sessions will begin April 2, with the conference beginning on April 3.

Contact: Mississippi Association of School Administrators
Phone: 662-574-1147

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Chronic Absenteeism Summit
Mississippi Department of Education
Riley Center
Meridian, Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Education will host its first Chronic Absenteeism Summit to increase public awareness of chronic absenteeism. The key speaker will be Hedy Chang, executive director of Attendance Works. Participants will be provided with strategies and resources to combat chronic absenteeism. 

Contact: Tenette Smith

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Doing the Impossible Just Takes a Little Bit Longer
Mississippi Department of Education Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement
Robert E. Lee Building
Jackson, Mississippi

The focus of this alternative education conference is collaboration; culture and climate; goal development; Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs), Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and Individualized Instruction Plans (IIPs); and transition. The targeted audience includes administrators, alternative education staff, teachers, counselors, social workers, and other interested parties.

Contact: Damian Thomas
Phone: 601-359-5743

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2017 NCSTIIID Annual Meeting
Garland Hotel
Los Angeles, California

The first day of the meetings will be dedicated to Title III and English learner (EL) staff at both the state and local level, with joint meetings in the morning and the afternoon breakouts separated by state education agencies and local education agencies. The second day will be a half-day joint meeting with the Council of Great City Schools.

Contact: National Council of State Title III Directors
Phone: 517-373-9524

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Georgia Association of School Personnel Administrators Spring Conference
King and Prince Resort
St. Simons Island, Georgia

The Georgia Association of Personnel Administrators 2017 spring conference will take place May 31–June 2, 2017, at the King and Prince Resort. The theme of the conference is “Cultivating Climate and Culture.” A tentative agenda for the conference will be posted on the GASPA website when it becomes available.

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The Institute Designed for Educating All Students (IDEAS) 2017
Epworth by the Sea
St Simons Island, Georgia

The conference offers a variety of topics—accessibility, assistive technology, behavior and mental health, innovative teaching practices, transition, high- and low-incidence disabilities, and best practices—from local and national presenters.

Contact: Sarah West
E-mail: swest@gael.org

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Mississippi Education and Technology Innovation Symposium
Jackson Convention Complex
Jackson, MS

The second annual symposium of the Mississippi Education and Technology Innovation Symposium (METIS) will be hosted by the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Office of Technology and Strategic Services. The symposium’s targeted audience is superintendents, school and district administrators, instructional technology/technical staff and directors, teachers, business managers, school improvement team members, education program managers, and anyone interested in quality data to improve student achievement. Symposium topics include best practices in technology usage, state and federal reporting requirements, significance of quality data, and the importance of data privacy and security. There will be both educational and technical seminars as well as exhibitors.

Contact: Debra Hines or Barbara Young
Phone: 601-359-3487

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2017 Summer Leadership Conference
U.S. Cellular Center
Asheville, North Carolina

This annual conference is designed as a professional development opportunity for district administrators, school board members, and state education agency leadership and staff. This year’s conference will feature Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, Dr. Connie Kamm, and Lt. General Robert Van Antwerp.

Contact: Kathy Carver
Phone: 828-774-5681

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Mississippi Association of Federal Education Program Directors 2017 Summer Conference
Engagement Revolution
Jackson Hilton
Jackson, Mississippi

The Mississippi Association of Federal Education Program Directors will host its 2017 Summer Conference on June 27–30, 2017, in Jackson, Mississippi. The theme of the conference is “Engagement Revolution.” Registration and the president’s reception will be on June 27, with general and concurrent sessions, as well as vendor exhibits, beginning on June 28.

Contact: Eileen Dowsing, President
Phone: 662-252-2184

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2017 Georgia Education Leadership Institute
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

GELI features timely information that matters the most to Georgia educators leaders. Strands include Culture of Success, Educating Georgia’s Future Workforce, School Climate and Safety, Teacher and Leader Development, and Business and Operational Management.

Pre-institute sessions will include Assessment and Accountability, How the Consolidation of Funds Pilot is Helping Students Across Georgia, and how CCRPI is Impacted by Social, Emotional, and Mental Health. Ken Williams will be the keynote luncheon speaker.

Contact: Matt Cardoza
Phone: 404-651-7358