Conferences and Events

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Here are some events that we will be attending. Please stop and see us! To view recorded webinars click here.

Virtual Event

ALAS/NABSE (EDFEST)

March 9-12, 2021

Join Us in Honoring Our Youth!
ALAS and NABSE will host 8 stages of keynote speakers, panelists, engaging and interactive breakout sessions.

Virtual Conference

CGCS (COUNCIL OF GREAT CITY SCHOOLS)

March 20-22, 2021

Executive Committee Meeting Joint Task Force Meetings
• Achievement, Professional Development and ELL and Bilingual Education
• Leadership, Governance, Management & Finance
• Black and Latino Young Men and Boys & Black and Latina Young Women and Girls
Board of Directors Meeting
Speaker with Q&A: Award-Winning Journalist Bob Woodward
The “ABC’s” of Federal Education Policy
Blue Ribbon Corporate Advisory Group Meeting
CGCS Legislative Briefing
Policy Briefings from Administration Officials, Members of Congress, and Congressional Staff

Virtual Conference

TESOL

March 24-27, 2021

Using the latest technology and interactive tools from the comfort of your couch, your home office, or wherever you choose, you will be able to: Grow your professional ELT network, learn from engaging keynote speakers, gather research, strategies, and best practices from 450+ sessions, visit our Virtual Expo for information on the latest ELT products and services.

Spring Conference

NETA

2021 Spring Conference Series

Stretch Yourself! and register now for the NETA 2021 Spring Conference Series. The conference will be divided up into three series beginning in January. We have a great lineup of relevant and innovative content planned which will be available to you on the conference platform "Hopin." Many networking and engagement opportunities will be included in each series to continue to highlight the bright spots of NETA - You! 

Webinar Recordings

Using Stimulus Funds to Reverse

Learning Loss

February 10

Learn more about the stimulus funding and how districts and schools like yours can invest in programs to reverse learning loss.

Among the many questions answered:

  • What are allowable uses for stimulus funding?
  • How will educators get the funds?
  • What other kinds of funding sources are available?
  • Learn from policy expert Susan Gentz as she discusses the details of the latest stimulus package and its impact on schools.

Webinar Series

Building Confidence in Students with Dyslexia

October 29

Nancy Disterlic graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Development and Dallas Baptist University with a Master of Arts in Teaching (Multisensory Instruction). She taught in Keller ISD for 12 years, in both elementary and high school, as a classroom teacher, dyslexia therapist, and special education teacher for students with autism. She is a Certified Academic Language Therapist, Licensed Dyslexia Therapist, and a member of the Academic Language Therapy Association. She is currently serving as the Region 10 Dyslexia Consultant.

Webinar Series

Close Reading Virtual Professional Development Sessions

October 21 - November 4

Research supports that Close Reading improves language competence and reading comprehension. Join Reading Plus for a 3-part webinar with Dr. Beryl Irene Bailey, founder of From Pages to Pedagogy, LLC as she shares her process for Close Reading, Close Reading for Numeracy, and Close Reading for Social Emotional Learning.

EdWeek Webinar

Beating the "COVID Reading Slide": Reverse Reading Loss and Accelerate Growth During COVID-19

Wednesday, August 12 | 2:00 p.m. EST

How can districts and schools effectively and rapidly reverse significant expected reading loss due to the COVID-19 shutdown of 30% or more? We face an extremely challenging new school year, with many districts planning hybrid part-time schedules, others remote learning only, and many parents choosing to keep their children at home.

Free Webinar

Where is My Place in Class?

Tuesday, June 30 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT

Widespread school closures have impacted the most vulnerable populations of students, particularly African American children. Students have lost valuable classroom time, which only compounds existing systemic prejudices that keep them from their rightful place in the educational pipeline. Hear from a panel of community leaders as we discuss how the current events and existing policies are affecting the mental and physical health of African American students, their safety, and learning outcomes. What can we do now to enforce change?

Free Webinar

The Research Behind Reading Efficiency

Thursday, June 25 | 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET

Learn more about reading efficiency—a critical component of reading proficiency. You'll learn more about the physical and cognitive process of reading, the key differences between efficient and inefficient readers, and how to help your struggling readers.

70 percent of non-proficient readers read inefficiently. These students read more slowly than they speak, and they spend the bulk of their energies on the mechanics of reading rather than understanding the meaning of what they read.

30 percent of proficient readers exhibit the same characteristics, but these students have developed time-consuming personal strategies to compensate for the inefficiencies. While they can successfully comprehend text, it takes an undue amount of time to do so.

Free Webinar

Looking Ahead: Planning for Education in a Post-COVID-19 World

April 29, 2020

What challenges will school district administrators face as they plan ahead for the next school year? How will you re-establish strong learning environments and address the emotional and instructional needs of students and staff? How can you model supportive leadership? What assessment and learning gaps can you expect? Will the short-term push for remote learning have a long-term impact on instructional tools and decisions? Join our webinar for a forward-looking conversation that will be particularly valuable for district instructional leaders at every level.

Free Webinar

Reading Interventions: How to Select, Implement and Assess the Right One

EdSurge Webinar

Join a panel of administrators, educators and experts who will discuss tips for how to implement a logical process for selecting a reading intervention program that takes efficacy, research and flexibility of implementation into account.