Conferences and Events
Upcoming Events & Webinars
Professional Interactive Learning
Professional Interactive Learning
ILA Next moves beyond a conventional conference format with a unique blend of live and on-demand content anchored by a progressive workshop that builds knowledge week to week. Whether you join us from the office, your school, or your living room couch, you can count on professional learning that's timely, relevant, and responsive to your needs. Experience the difference for yourself. Registration opens in August.
Virtual Symposium on Significant Topics in State & Federal Programs
October 14 - 15
Due to COVID-19's many obstacles, PAFPC designed a new and exciting alternative–the PAFPC Virtual Symposium. In order to provide educators with the vital information needed during this time of change, we are offering two days of virtual sessions. These sessions will include our popular keynote speakers as well as other presentations dealing with significant issues on the implementation of both the old and the new in state and federal programs.
Close Reading Virtual Professional Development Sessions
October 21 - November 4Research 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.
November 21-24 | 8:00 a.m. ESTNYSCATE is an organization of dedicated technology using educators, committed to transforming teaching and learning, to provide our children with an education that prepares them to live satisfying and productive lives.
Keystone State Literacy Association
November 29-December 1
Keystone State Literacy Association annual conferences are an exciting opportunity for professional development, networking, and finding materials for classroom use. Conferences are intended for a wide-ranging audience of classroom teachers, reading specialists, curriculum specialists, administrators, and other educators. Each conference committee plans a diverse program of speakers and workshops including researchers, practitioners, publishers, and authors.
November 29-December 5
Four days brimming with learning thanks to interactive sessions and dynamic environments. Passionate featured voices who speak to the future of learning and the heart of resilience. Access to a diverse expo hall featuring the latest edtech products and services. One year ISTE basic membership (for both new and renewing members). Premium content workshops now included at no extra cost!
January 26-29, 2021
We are here for you. FETC 2021 will be a fully interactive — FREE — virtual multi-day conference experience using state-of-the-art technology — not just a series of canned webinars.
You'll hear from blockbuster keynoters, learn from top experts and innovators in education technologies, experience AI-based networking to build your PLN, and explore the cutting-edge FETC Virtual Expo where solution providers will demonstrate all the latest apps, hardware, software and tech tools to help your school or district emerge stronger in this new era.
EdTech Expo & Conference
February 8-11, 2021
Just like everything else in our world, PETE&C 2021 will be a different kind of experience than in prior years. Are you ready for V-PETE2021?
Venture into the new PETE&C experience! it’s sure to bring value to your professional development dollars as you vault into the new challenges facing technology education and administration in a vibrant and ever-changing environment. V-Pete will vitalize your commitment to technology and verify the need to keep abreast of innovative ways to meet the technology needs of students in our schools.
February 8-11, 2021
The goal of education is to prepare young people to meet the challenges that lie ahead. Through our history, American education has prepared students for agrarian, industrial, and service oriented economies. What about now? How do we as educators (parents, families, teachers, administrators, and communities) prepare our students to navigate life after school (for college, career, military, etc.)? What about now—when our needs are changing faster than we can adapt? Our charge is to educate all students to ensure their success for tomorrow, but… What about now? With the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, tomorrow is today, the future is now. Never before has the need for technology, innovation, and creativity been greater than it is in the current hour.
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.
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?
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.
Looking Ahead: Planning for Education in a Post-COVID-19 World
April 29, 2020What 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.
Reading Interventions: How to Select, Implement and Assess the Right One
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.