Upcoming Events


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SECC and MWCC Regional Institute
Nurturing High-Quality Early Learning and Leadership Across the Pre-K-3 Continuum
Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

Early Childhood Institute

The Southeast and Midwest Comprehensive Centers at American Institutes for Research are cohosting an early childhood institute entitled, Nurturing High-Quality Early Learning and Leadership Across the Pre-K-3 Continuum. The purpose of the institute is to convene early education teams from various states to collaboratively engage in discussions on research-based information and explore evidence-based early childhood resources. Participants will engage in sessions led by experts in the field, hear about the progress and challenges other states are facing, and discuss strategies for improving early childhood supports for Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation efforts. The two-day institute will take place September 27–28, 2017, at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel. It will begin with a networking meet-and-greet on the evening of September 26. Participation is by invitation only.

Contact: Kathleen Theodore
Phone: 504-533-9093/504-228-8695

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Learning Forward Mississippi Learning Retreat
Improving Leadership to Impact Learning
Eagle Ridge Conference Center
Raymond, Mississippi

The focus of this retreat will be on how leadership facilitates an environment that impacts both educator and student learning. Strategies, tools, and examples will be provided. Additionally, a panel from the Mississippi Department of Education will provide updates from offices such as professional development, assessment, and federal programs.

Contact: Learning Forward
Phone: N/A

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GACIS Fall Conference
Visible Learning for Literacy
The Classic Center
Athens, Georgia

The Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instruction Supervisors (GACIS) is hosting its fall conference, which includes keynote speakers and breakout sessions of interest to educators.

Contact: Deborah White
Phone: 706-250-4801

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Southeast Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (SETESOL) Regional Conference
Transforming Lives Through Languages and Cultures
Hyatt Regency Birmingham - The Wynfrey Hotel
Birmingham, Alabama

The Regional SETESOL conference is open to everyone involved with the teaching and administration of programs for English language learners in the Southeast. These conferences serve K–12 teachers, intensive language teachers on college campuses, community program teachers, administrators (K–12, college, and community), researchers, and graduate students. The 2017 conference is hosted by the Alabama-Mississippi TESOL affiliate.

Featured speakers include Stephen Krashen, Ofelia Garcia, Rebecca Oxford, Paulette Dilworth, Ester de Jong,  Amy Hewett-Olatunde, and others.

Contact: Alison Stamps, President AMTESOL

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South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC) Fall Conference 2017
Making A Difference
Midlands Technical College – Airport Campus
Columbia, South Carolina

The SCAEYC conference takes place October 13–14 in Columbia, South Carolina. Refer to the website, which will be updated as event details become available.

Contact: Sally McClellan, Ph.D.
Phone: 803-641-3289

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Building Partnerships…Working Together Conference
Mississipppi Department of Education Annual Parent Conference
Jackson Convention Center
Jackson, Mississippi

The purpose of the conference is to bring together parents, educators, advocates, organizers, and other stakeholders to promote positive family-school relationships resulting in successful students reaching high academic goals. Conference sessions will focus on the rights of parents and children with disabilities, the educational process, resources, best practices, and research-based strategies.

Contact: Dr. Armerita Tell

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EDTECH 2017 Mission: Possible
South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET)
Myrtle Beach Convention Center
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 

South Carolina EdTech offers content and activities that span all areas of educational technology with diverse workshops, presentations, speakers, exhibitors, and recognition events. The conference is managed by the South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET), a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Contact: director@scaet.org

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Mississippi Council for the Social Studies Fall 2017 Conference
Mississippi Moments: 200 Years of Social Studies Content and More!
Mississippi State University - Colvert Student Union
Starkville, Mississippi

The theme for the Mississippi Council for the Social Studies’ annual conference is Mississippi Moments: 200 Years of Social Studies Content and More! Teacher scholarships to attend the fall conference are available.

Contact: Paul Binford
Phone: N/A

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Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE) Annual Conference
Lights, Camera, MAMLE in Action! 
Hollywood Resort
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

The Mississippi Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE) will host its annual conference focused on all middle level educators–Grades 5–9. The anticipated audience includes teachers, administrators, and education specialists. Participants will have opportunities to interact with exhibitors.


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GAEL 2017 Fall Legal Issues Conference
With Hartley, Harbin, & Hawkins, LLP
The Georgia Center’s UGA Hotel and Conference Center
Athens, Georgia

This is the only legal issues conference that will be held in Georgia this year to provide information about drafting a legally defensible code of conduct, pitfalls to avoid in conducting student tribunals, student searches, discipline for the disabled student, and other issues facing educators.

Contact: Ginny Smith
Phone: Ginny Smith

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GAESP & GAMSP Fall Conference
“Don’t Stop Believing! There is Joy in the Journey”
Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel
Savannah, Georgia

The Georgia Association of Elementary Principals and the Georgia Association of Middle School Principals is hosting their fall conference, which includes keynote speakers and breakout sessions of interest to educators.

Contact: Hal Beaver
Phone: 706-250-4801

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The Georgia Council of Administrators of Special Education Fall Conference
Everyday HEROES—Highly Effective Resources and Opportunities for Exceptional Students
Marriott Savannah Riverfront Hotel
Savannah, Georgia

This is an opportunity for learning about partnering with community resources, agencies, and other stakeholders to meet the needs of the whole child and improve the graduation rates of students with disabilities.


Contact: Sarah West