September PD Events

Every month we’ll be sharing information with you on exciting opportunities for professional development across the country. Take a look at what’s happening in in September, and visit the links for more information on how to register and find future events:

September 9-10, 2016
Oakley, CA
EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit
https://www.edsurge.com/e/summits/silicon-valley-tech-for-schools-summit-2016-in-oakland/overview

Education Leaders Workshop & All Educator Day

Education Leaders Workshop

  • "Workshops give education leaders the inside track on emerging tech & trends
  • Engage in small group sessions with leading edtech companies selected based on your district priorities
  • Take part in thoughtful conversations around critical issues such as data management, evaluating tech & building partnerships
  • Meet & share your experiences with peers from other schools & districts"

All Educator Day

  • "Get hands-on with products in a place where your voice is heard
  • Try out the latest innovations for supporting teaching
  • Give your feedback so companies know how to tune their products to fit your needs
  • Meet other teachers and expand your network of friends & colleagues"

September 10, 2016
Santa Monica, CA
TED Talks on PBS: Education Revolution Event
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ted-talks-education-revolution-in-socal-tickets-26935616153

“Join PBS SoCal and CUE for an evening of big ideas in education with TED Talks: Education Revolution. The event will explore changes in education through talks from local educational innovators and will include:

  • Erin Gruwell, teacher, author, and founder of the Freedom Writers Foundation
  • Victor Rios, award-winning professor and author of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys
  • The Amoeba People, a science-focused rock band
  • Sneak peeks of the show, set to premiere September 13 on PBS SoCal.”

September 16-17, 2016
Buffalo, NY
Conference on Case Study Teaching in Science http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/training/conference/

About case study teaching, from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science: “Cases can be used not only to teach scientific concepts and content, but also process skills and critical thinking.  And since many of the best cases are based on contemporary, and often contentious, science problems that students encounter in the news, the use of cases in the classroom makes science relevant. We have also found the method to be extraordinarily flexible. We have seen it used as the core of entire courses or for single experiences in otherwise traditional lecture and lab courses. Moreover, cases can be presented in a variety of formats and taught in a variety of ways, ranging from the classical discussion method used in business and law schools to Problem-Based Learning and Team Learning, with their emphasis on small-group, cooperative learning strategies.”

“Hosted by the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, the conference offers hands-on workshop sessions for both the beginner and the advanced case study teacher.”

September 17. 2016
The Woodlands, TX
TEDxYouth
https://tedxyouththewoodlands.com/
Bold Creative Ideas

“BOLD and CREATIVE ideas are ideas that change the world. Our purpose is to bring you a collection of those ideas. Join us at the upcoming TEDxYouth@TheWoodlands event on September 17th, 2016, and be inspired to solve problems, innovate, and learn new things. This event welcomes both youths and adults, and speakers will be both youths and adults.”

September 24, 2016
Berkeley, CA
EBCUE Cool Tools in the Fall 2016
http://www.eastbaycue.org/cool-tools-fall-16/

“Cool Tools is the premiere locally organized educational technology event! Featuring Bay Area educators, tech gurus, and fabulous prizes, Cool Tools is the place to learn!”

“CUE inspires innovative learners by fostering community, personalizing learning, infusing technology, developing leadership, and advocating educational opportunities for all. Any individual or corporation who supports CUE's mission can become a member. Members are faculty, administration and staff of public and private schools, colleges, universities, and home schools.”

September 26-28, 2016
San Antonio, TX
NSEE 45th Annual Conference
http://www.nsee.org/

Experiential Education: Institutional Impact, Diversity, and Student Success

“The Vision of the National Society for Experiential Education is the establishment of effective methods of experiential education as fundamental to the development of the knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower learners and promote the common good. The mission of the NSEE is to cultivate educators who effectively use experiential education as an integral part of personal, professional, civic and global learning.”

September 26-28, 2016
New Orleans, LA
IARSLCE 2016
http://www.researchslce.org/conferences/

Reaffirming Our Purpose, Bridging Our Understandings & Broadening Our Collective Impact

“The mission of the IARSLCE is “to promote the development and dissemination of research on service-learning and community engagement internationally and across all levels of the education system.Our objectives are to advance the fields of service-learning and community engagement research across the educational spectrum (primary, secondary, post-secondary, and further education).”

September 30 – October 1, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
CUENV 21st Century Learning Conference Everlasting Learning
https://cuenv-fall2016.eventbrite.com

“The Computer Using Educators of Nevada are dedicated to bringing technology integration activities to the classroom teacher through the following activities.

  • Offer relevant training opportunities.
  • Share tools and techniques in which to engage students.
  • Engage in 21st Century Learning activities.
  • Explore new tools to use in the classroom.
  • Collaborate with peers.
  • Interact with experts.”

September 30 – October 1, 2016
Savannah, GA
Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/ce/conferences/infolit/

“The mission of the Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy is to provide the opportunity to share research and best methods related to teaching, learning, and assessing essential lifelong learning skills:

  • How to determine the extent of information needed in a given situation.
  • How to access the needed information effectively and efficiently.
  • How to evaluate information and its sources critically.
  • How to incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge base.
  • How to use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
  • How to understanding the economic, legal, ethical, and social issues surrounding the use of information.”