George Lucas Educational Foundation
Teacher Development

Teacher Events

A directory of conferences and other professional-development opportunities for educators.

    February 2010

    National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 2011 Annual Convention, Feb. 22-25, San Francisco, CA

    March 2010

    ASCD Annual Conference, March 26-28, San Francisco, CA
    (Edutopia is a Media Sponsor and Presenter)

    April 2010

    2011 NSBA Annual Conference, April 9-11, San Francisco, CA
    (Edutopia is a Media Sponsor and Presenter)

    Inciting the Social Imagination (American Educational Research Association), April 8-12, New Orleans, LA

    June 2010

    ISTE Annual Conference, June 26-29, Philadelphia, PA

    October 2010

    ASCD's Fall Conference on Teaching & Learning, Oct. 29-31, Chicago, IL
    (Edutopia is keynoting)

    July 2009

    National Conference on Differentiated Instruction
    19-22, Las Vegas

    Learn, network, and have fun as you explore more than 260 solution-filled sessions, talk with authors, and listen to speakers.

    Helping Children with Reading and Writing Difficulties in the K-12 Classroom
    20-23, New York City

    Spend four days looking at research for writing, content literacy, and reading for K-12, as well as reading-intervention practices.

    Technology Institute for Developmental Educators
    26-31, San Marco, Texas

    A five-day workshop of mentoring and hands-on activities to enhance your technology know-how.

    Teaching for Global Understanding in the 21st Century
    27-31, Boston

    Explore new ways to prepare your students to think and learn in an interconnected world.

    Milwaukee Digital Media Conference
    27-30, Milwaukee

    Follow the student track for students in grades 3-6, or take your secondary school students to this conference for hands-on learning about practical real-world technologies, and projects you can take back to the classroom.

    Visible Power: Art in National Life
    27-31, Berkeley, California

    This free teacher event (with registration) provides a connection between unique art and historical themes such as peace and conflict, and migration and encounters.

    ePals Conference
    28, Boston

    This year's conference is presented in conjunction with the Building Learning Communities Conference to create dialogue between professionals about research and practices that students can implement globally.

    Teaching for Learning: Connecting Brain and Cognitive Science With the Classroom
    28-31, Los Angeles

    Intensive summer training covering student learning and behavior, with a special focus on several areas, including teaching students with learning disabilities and innovative assessment methods.

    August 2009

    Bridging Literacies: Critical Connections in a Digital World
    1-4, Detroit

    Connect with new classroom media for a deeper understanding of best practices, grassroots organizations, resources, and curriculum.

    Lincoln Center Institute National Educator Workshop
    3-7, Albany, New York

    Professional artists share their practices to help you create new ways of unlocking imagination by engaging with works of art.

    Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning
    4-7, Madison, Wisconsin

    Get ready to expand your understanding of best practices and resources about distance learning and training, with insights from around the globe.

    Differentiation and Giftedness
    10-12, Crandon, Wisconsin

    Meet your student's classroom needs at this conference is differentiated for administrators and teachers.

    The Brain, Learning, and Applications
    18-19, Avon, Connecticut

    Incorporate the latest brain research into your teaching practices. Some of the topics the institute will cover include ADD and ADHD, cognitive development, reading disorders, neuroanatomy, memory and recall, and emotions and learning.

    September 2009

    Bridges to Understanding: Teaching That Matters for English Learners
    23-25, Los Angeles

    Learn ways to engage your ELL students through hands-on curriculum that allows for participation, growth, and support.

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