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Annual Leadership Conference for Administrators on Minority Issues
"Ensuring Equity for all Students: Addressing Emerging Issues in Education”
Hollywood Hotel
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

This conference is designed to provide professional development to administrators and aspiring administrators. It enhances skills needed to address issues such as bridging the educational divide, discipline, parental involvement, and Civil Rights as they relate to educational opportunities. In order to meet the needs of all students’ federal/state requirements, administrators must be equipped and prepared to serve as positive role models for minority and non-minority students.

Contact: Ethel Cain-Carson
Phone: 601-624-0139

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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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Academic and Behavioral Innovations for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Mississippi e-Center
Jackson, Mississippi

The focus of this two-day conference is evidence-based strategies and practical ideas for teaching preK though Grade 12 students with severe disabilities. Key speakers include Dr. Fredda Brown and Dr. Sheldon Loman.

 

Contact: Brittany Herrington

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2017 G-CASE/DOE IDEAS
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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Second Annual Literacy Coaching Symposium
Mississippi Department of Education
Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
Biloxi, Mississippi

The Literacy Coaching Symposium is a one-day pre-conference institute at the 2017 Making Connections Conference. The purpose of the symposium is to provide a focused professional learning opportunity for K–12 literacy coaches, reading specialists, instructional coordinators, lead teachers, and administrators who work directly with teachers to support literacy instruction. Presenters will include both national and Mississippi Department of Education literacy experts. The format will include interactive sessions and will conclude with a panel discussion.

Contact: Southern Regional Education Service Agency
Phone: 601-266-6777

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2017 Making Connections Conference
Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center
Biloxi, Mississippi

The 2017 Making Connections Conference will provide innovative and practical classroom teaching strategies and will emphasize inspiration, practical skills, and networking among Mississippi educators. The conference format includes concurrent sessions, a keynote speaker, and vendor exhibits. The topic of the keynote speaker, Dave Burgess, is “Teach Like a Pirate.”

Contact: Southern Regional Education Service Agency
Phone: 601-266-6777

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Conversations with Innovators
Innovation and ESSA: Conversations with Innovators on Educational Change
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennyslvania

This event includes the following:

June 13 – A one-day Institute on Innovation in Personalized Learning

June 14 – A full-day Conversations with Innovators Event

June 15 – Breakfast with Innovators

For more information, contact Marilyn Murphy, director for Center on Innovations in Learning.

Contact: Marilyn Murphy, Director for Center on Innovations in Learning
Phone: 215-204-3372

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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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7th Annual Anti-Bullying Summit
Wyndham Peachtree Hotel and Conference Center
Peachtree City, Georgia

The 7th International Anti-Bullying Summit, hosted by Auburn University, will provide a meaningful dialog for anyone interested in taking a stand against bullying in our schools and communities, to include teachers/administrators, higher education faculty, mental health practitioners, social workers, counselors, legal advocates, health care providers, public policymakers, community leaders, military leaders, law enforcement, emergency management, parents, and students.

The conference agenda includes the following:

  • Sessions that engage and facilitate action-oriented conversations among teachers, school leaders, community organizers, parents and students
  • Exhibitors with valuable resources for teachers, administrators, community leaders, parents, and others
  • Networking opportunities with other stakeholders who have an interest in preventing bullying in schools and communities
  • Awards for individuals and groups who have demonstrated a commitment to end bullying
Contact: Alan Spencer

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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 MASS/Alliance Summer Convention
Mississippi Association of School Superintendents
Beau Rivage Resort
Biloxi, Mississippi

The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS) and the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi will host their 2017 Summer Convention on July 9–14, 2017, in Biloxi, Mississippi. The targeted audience includes superintendents and deputy/assistant superintendents; principals; federal programs, special education, career and technical education, and school personnel directors; curriculum/technology coordinators; and public information officers. Vendor exhibits will be available.

Contact: Mississippi Association of School Superintendents
Phone: 601-352-8868

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2017 GAEL Summer Conference
Sharpen Your Saw
Jekyll Island Convention Center
Jekyll Island, Georgia

The annual summer meeting of the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) includes seven educator organizations across various roles and responsibilities to provide unity to school leadership across the state. This meeting provides leadership development, advocacy, and a resource network for Georgia educational leaders.

 

Phone: 706-250-4800

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2017 Beginning Teacher Summit
Mississippi Department of Education
Eagle Ridge Conference Center
Raymond, Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Education will host a series of three, one-day beginning teachers' summits designed for teachers with 0–3 years of teaching experience. Targeted topics include hands-on instructional skills and knowledge about the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards, strategies to effectively teach students with disabilities, classroom management techniques, communication skills with families, networking, National Board Certification, and leadership opportunities.

Contact: Latawnia Mainor

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2017 Beginning Teacher Summit
Mississippi Department of Education
Lake Terrace Conference Center
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

The Mississippi Department of Education will host a series of three, one-day beginning teachers' summits designed for teachers with 0–3 years of teaching experience. Targeted topics include hands-on instructional skills and knowledge about the Mississippi College and Career Readiness Standards, strategies to effectively teach students with disabilities, classroom management techniques, communication skills with families, networking, National Board Certification, and leadership opportunities.

 

 

Contact: Latawnia Mainor

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2017 Georgia Education Leadership Institute
(GELI)
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