Upcoming Events

MONDAY, JUL 23, 2018

12:00 AM

Tennessee Charter School Conference, Nashville
The Tennessee Charter School Centers is hosting its inaugural charter school conference as a professional development opportunity for teachers, support staff, instructional coaches, executive directors, board members, and community leaders. You can view the schedule online. Registration price all conference sessions, meals, and activities including the welcome reception and a gala event that Tuesday evening.
WHEN:

Jul. 23, 12:00 AM to Jul. 25, 12:00 AM

WHERE:

Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University: 2555 West End Avenue Nashville, TN 37203

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tennessee Charter School Center

COST:

$149 per person

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8:00 AM

Education Technology Integration Institute
Emerging technology in education follows the same trend as all forms of technology -- it’s constantly improving and features an array of functions that are certainly useful to those utilizing it; however, the ways it can be used are seemingly endless, and giving it purpose in learning environments can be difficult. This institute will support educators in mitigating the inevitable learning curve associated with some of the emerging technology in education. Participants will also be tasked with reassessing some of the tech that has been moved out of the circle of “innovative” and into to the area of “obsolete”, and discover new ways to use this tech in their school or classroom. Ultimately, this institute will cover technology in many areas -- from Raspberry Pis to Google Classroom, to cutting edge robotics like Sphero and Dash and Dot, to QR Codes, to Osmo for iPhones and iPads and tons of other tech -- and leverage expert facilitators, all while exploring how education technology can be integrated into learning environments to increase student engagement exponentially. Topics and Questions Covered: Computer science skill development in tandem with the use of robotics technology and cutting-edge apps built to develop these skills in students. Apps, programs and websites designed specifically for the implementation of gamification learning strategies in your school or classroom. Reassess tech that has been written off as no longer useful to education, or in its own right, and explore some truly innovative ways to use what’s been deemed as lacking innovation. Tech built to support educators in working collaboratively with one another, and to also aid them in the organization of class curriculum and materials necessary to their learning outcomes. Tech built to help educators automate certain aspects of their workflow, and create a more streamlined process that will help them save time. How is emerging technology, and tech on the horizon, integral to the future careers of students? Leverage the support of industry partners who are witnessing the implications of a technology-driven world first-hand. Who should attend this Institute? Any educator interested in leveraging unused technology in their school or classroom to design new curriculum strategies, and ultimately increase student engagement by using education technology to their advantage Instructional coaches who seek a deeper understanding of education technology and new insights pertaining to how it can be used in the learning environments they are trying to help their adult learners cultivate Administrators who desire a more focused approach to education technology in their school, but may not know the best ways to proceed Teams of educators in schools who are looking to approach the use of technology in their school from all angles, and want a calculated investigation of its uses, especially with how it pertains to student learning Anyone outside of education interested in developing a deeper understanding of technology and it’s benefits in work environments Participants of this institute will leave with a deeper knowledge of some of the most relevant technology currently available to education, and how it can be implemented in both specific and broad ways to ultimately increase student engagement. If you’re interested in education technology at any level -- novice or expert -- this institute is for you. When: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27, 8:00am-4:30pm Where: 455 South Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226 Cost: $500/early bird pricing (through 12/31/17) and $625/per person regular pricing Register here: http://bit.ly/techinstitute1
WHEN:

Jul. 23, 8:00 AM to Jul. 27, 4:30 PM

WHERE:

455 South Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226

CONTACT INFORMATION:

mindSpark Learning

(303) 963-5390

COST:

$500/early bird pricing (through 12/31/17) and $625/per person regular pricing

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TUESDAY, JUL 24, 2018

9:00 AM

TN Equity Coalition ESSA Update, Memphis
Join us for a half-day of learning and connecting at one of our Regional Equity Coalition Meetings. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, we will share the latest updates on ESSA implementation and changes to accountability under new legislation. We will also share information about our work in each policy priority area, and give you time to connect and network with local partners in your area. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.
WHEN:

Jul. 24, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

National Civil Rights Museum

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

(615) 320-5152

COST:

FREE

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WEDNESDAY, JUL 25, 2018

12:00 AM

BASIS Independent Manhattan PreK–8 Information Session
Join us at our upcoming Information Session to learn what exactly sets us apart from other private schools in New York City. At this event, you will learn about our acclaimed PreK–8 program, hear from our Head of School, meet faculty and staff, and get to know enrolled families. Don't forget to ask about our transportation options! REGISTER AT https://hubs.ly/H0cS5BH0
WHERE:

BASIS Independent Manhattan

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Admissions Team

(347) 305-4960

COST:

Free

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9:00 AM

College, Career and Technical Education Showcase, Memphis
Shelby County Schools is hosting a showcase for its new college, career and technical education courses and job certification programs. Parents and students can also learn about school-year internships at one of two sessions: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. There will also be prizes for the first 100 students at each session.
WHEN:

Jul. 25, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

University Center 499 University Street Memphis, TN 38152

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MONDAY, AUG 13, 2018

9:30 AM

Park for Every Classroom PD
Register today to become a Park For Every Classroom Educator with the National Park Service! Join us for a week long workshop August 13-17 to learn the skills needed to transform classroom teaching into effective and exciting place-based service learning. The workshop will be held at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens with trips to Floyd Bennett Field, Fort Tilden and Fort Wadsworth. The program is free and open to all educators teaching in a prek-12 classroom. Teachers will work with the support of community and park partners during the school year to develop their own curriculum units suited to their classroom needs. Middle and high school teachers can apply through CUNY for graduate credit and all teachers will be eligible for P credits. Register today by contacting Education Ranger Dan: [email protected]
WHEN:

Aug. 13, 9:30 AM to Aug. 17, 3:30 PM

WHERE:

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York City, NY

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Dan Meharg

7183544755

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WEDNESDAY, AUG 15, 2018

12:00 AM

BASIS Independent Manhattan PreK–8 Information Session
Join us at our upcoming Information Session to learn what exactly sets us apart from other private schools in New York City. At this event, you will learn about our acclaimed PreK–8 program, hear from our Head of School, meet faculty and staff, and get to know enrolled families. Don't forget to ask about our transportation options! REGISTER AT https://hubs.ly/H0cS2Ly0
WHERE:

BASIS Independent Manhattan

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Admissions Team

(347) 305-4960

COST:

Free

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FRIDAY, AUG 17, 2018

4:00 PM

Drop the Mic Poetry Symposium, Memphis
The Drop the Mic Poetry Slam and Syposium is designed for creatives to use their art for activism by taking a stand on important social issues today based on the foundations of the Civil Rights Movement of our past. This is the fifth year the Museum has hosted the Poetry Slam, and is continuing the two-day experience. With the Symposium on the first day, the intent is to not only serve as a platform of expression, but also as a forum for creative solutions on important issues. Organizations working to bring about positive social change are invited to raise awareness and help artists bridge the gap between speaking “truth to power” and grassroots organizing and authentic activism. ***Educators, seasoned artists and slam champions are encouraged to submit workshop proposals for the Drop the Mic Syposium on Friday, August 17, at the National Civil Rights Museum. A stipend is provided. Deadline for proposals is June 29, 2018.**** The Poetry Symposium will feature: * A MasterClass with a seasoned artist * Workshops constructed along four tracks of Poetry as – Activism, Youth Voice, Technique, and Business * A Keynote message from a top artist * A panel of discussion of seasoned artists for an audience Q&A * Wrap up with an Open Mic for workshop participants and facilitators To be a workshop facilitator or to just attend the Symposium and register for sessions, click on the link in the tickets tab. EVERYTHING IS FREE!
WHEN:

Aug. 17, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE:

450 Mulberry St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

CONTACT INFORMATION:

National Civil Rights Museum

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WEDNESDAY, AUG 29, 2018

7:00 PM

Free Webinar – NYC Public High School Admissions: Fall 2018 Keys to Success
If you are a middle school family or school counselor/leader/PTA member anticipating the Fall 2018 admissions season, this webinar is for you. In this FREE webinar, you will learn about: Your summer is over - now what? Timeline: What to expect and when, and how to keep track! Myths vs. reality Applying to specialized & selective high schools, and the SHSAT Practical next steps to put in place immediately Changes for this year Key resources you should be using Leveraging your school counselor How to avoid round 2 & appeals (content subject to change) Presenter: Maurice Frumkin is President of NYC Admissions Solutions and former Deputy Executive Director of High School Admissions with the NYC Department of Education (DOE). Maurice has counseled hundreds of families on the HS admissions process, and while with the DOE he supervised the SHSAT administration and trained and supported dozens of school counselors throughout NYC on all aspects of the HS admissions process. Maurice is a frequent lecturer at schools and PTA meetings across the city. NYC Admissions Solutions helps families and schools navigate K-college public and private school admissions.
WHEN:

Aug. 29, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

Webinar

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Maurice Frumkin, NYC Admissions Solutions

3477092258

COST:

Free

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THURSDAY, SEP 13, 2018

12:00 AM

BASIS Independent Manhattan PreK–8 Information Session
Join us at our upcoming Information Session to learn what exactly sets us apart from other private schools in New York City. At this event, you will learn about our acclaimed PreK–8 program, hear from our Head of School, meet faculty and staff, and get to know enrolled families. Don't forget to ask about our transportation options! REGISTER AT https://hubs.ly/H0cS2LW0
WHERE:

BASIS Independent Manhattan

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Admissions Team

(347) 305-4960

COST:

Free

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FRIDAY, SEP 14, 2018

5:00 PM

Moonbeam Harvest for Clayton Early Learning
Moonbeam Harvest for Clayton Early Learning is a casual outdoor walk-about at which guests enjoy small plate tastings of garden-to-table fare. The garden-fresh theme of the event originates from the Clayton focus on the importance of health and nutrition in their comprehensive approach to early childhood education. Moonbeam Harvest features a collection of local chefs, each creating an original recipe including a fresh produce ingredient that is grown on the Historic Clayton Campus. Adding to the festive atmosphere, guests at Moonbeam Harvest will enjoy a special appearance by basketball legend, Chauncey Billups. A Denver native who grew-up in the Park Hill neighborhood, Billups rose to sports stardom with career highlights that include an NBA Championship and MVP honors.
WHERE:

Historic Clayton Campus, 3801 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Denver, CO 80205

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Candice Leary-Humphrey

303.953.6759

COST:

$150 for individual tickets; sponsorship packages are available.

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TUESDAY, SEP 18, 2018

6:30 PM

The Succeeds Prize
Mark your calendar for the biggest night of the year for Colorado educators: The Succeeds Prize! A collaborative effort between Colorado Succeeds, 9NEWS, and mindSpark Learning, The Succeeds Prize is the most prestigious awards and recognition event for Colorado’s public schools and educators. This live, one-of-a-kind awards celebration is sponsored by Colorado's business community and kicks off a year-long effort to strengthen our state’s public schools. Colorado educators are the night's VIPs and will have access to our exclusive Teachers' Lounge with signature drinks, snacks, and party favors. Join us for another year of celebrating the best in public education and rewarding Colorado's top schools & educators.
WHERE:

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jamie Trafficanda

8184291144

COST:

FREE

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WEDNESDAY, SEP 26, 2018

9:30 AM

WE Day U.N.
WE is hosting its second annual WE Day U.N. at the Barclays Center on September 26th, 2018. WE Day U.N. is a free, full day event that will bring together over 15,000 students from across the NY Tristate region to celebrate public service and inspire civic engagement. Local youth will take the stage along with world renowned humanitarians, celebrities, and musicians. In the past we've had people such as Prince Harry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Michelle Obama, Charlize Theron, Selena Gomez, and Alicia Keys on the WE Day stage, just to name a few. These celebrity figures all come together to inspire students to take action on issues they're passionate about and celebrate positive change in their communities. Registration for this inspiring event is currently open to schools in the New York Tri-State area who have taken part in service activities over the course of the 2017-2018 school year. For more information and to register, please visit the WE Day U.N. registration page here: https://www.we.org/2018/04/09/we-day-un-fall-2018/
WHERE:

Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

WE (we.org)

347-633-1609

COST:

Free for middle and high school students (and their educators) who participated in service-learning activities.

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THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018

5:30 PM

Denver Scholarship Foundation Annual Gala 2018
Join us for the Annual Gala 2018 – Supporting DPS students on their journeys to and through college Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) has changed the life trajectory of more than 6,300 Scholars since its founding in 2006. Our strategic investment in the community has provided $36 million in scholarships to graduates of Denver Public Schools who are enrolled in Colorado’s universities, colleges, and technical schools. Join us to celebrate and connect with DSF Scholars, learn more about our nationally-recognized programs, and hear inspirational remarks from Former US Senator Hank Brown. Brown’s longstanding commitment to the state of Colorado and our education system provides unique context for his presentation on the role of education in revitalizing America. Tickets and sponsorships are available at denverscholarship.org/gala.
WHEN:

Oct. 11, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Latia Henderson

COST:

Varies

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