Upcoming Events

SATURDAY, OCT 21, 2017

3:00 PM

Education and Social Justice in the 21st Century, Memphis
In this pivotal moment, education remains a crucial and complex site for thinking about social justice both inside and outside of the classroom. Our schools both shape and reflect the broader questions of equity, access and opportunity that shape our larger society. In this event, two premier educational scholars will consider the questions and issues facing educators, students and communities as they negotiate the changing educational, social and political landscape. Please join us for this exciting event with two of the leading voices in these urgent conversations In this event, two premier educational scholars, Bettina Love and Kevin Kumashiro, will consider the questions and issues facing educators, students and communities as they negotiate the changing educational, social and political landscape. Please join us for this exciting event with two of the leading voices in these urgent conversations. Dr. Kevin Kumashiro is an internationally recognized expert on educational policy, school reform, teacher preparation, and educational equity and social justice, with a wide-ranging list of accomplishments and awards as a scholar, educator, leader, and advocate. The former Dean of the School of Education at the University of San Francisco, he has taught in schools and colleges across the United States and abroad, and has written 10 award-winning books and numerous articles. Dr. Bettina Love is an award-winning scholar and Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research focuses on the ways that urban youth use hip-hop to form new identities and create new ways of thinking about urban education and intersectional social justice. An inaugural Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at Harvard University, Dr. Love has written and spoken extensively, including her award-winning first book Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South. The event will take place on Rhodes College campus in Hardie Auditorium in Palmer Hall. This lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
WHEN:

Oct. 21, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WHERE:

Rhodes College 2000 N Parkway, Memphis, Tennessee 38112

CONTACT INFORMATION:

The Memphis Center at Rhodes College

COST:

Free

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7:00 PM

The Memphis Lift Parent Awards
Join The Memphis Lift for their Powerful Parent Awards. The event seeks to honor the parents that have paved the way, that have stood up and that have helped make powerless parents powerful. Six parents will be honored.
WHEN:

Oct. 21, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

WHERE:

Streets Ministries 430 Vance Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38126

CONTACT INFORMATION:

The Memphis Lift

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MONDAY, OCT 23, 2017

1:00 PM

Lead the Change 2018, Nashville
This is a forum hosted by the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition to inform education advocates about the distinct levers of power in education policy in Tennessee. Attendees will hear from a panel of four Tennessee policymakers, as well as from David Johns, who led the White House Office for Educational Excellence for African-Americans.
WHEN:

Oct. 23, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

WHERE:

Nashville Music City Center, 201 5th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Gini Pupo-Walker

(615) 714-7043

COST:

Free

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WEDNESDAY, OCT 25, 2017

6:30 PM

Jeffco School Board Candidate Forum for Diverse Learners
Edgewater Collective is partnering with Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children (JAGC) to organize a Diverse Learners Candidate Forum. The focus is on hearing the perspective of candidates for Jeffco School Board on programming for diverse learners, diversity of social/emotional needs of students, achievement gaps, sustained academic challenges, and funding concerns.
WHERE:

Jefferson Jr/Sr High School, 2305 Pierce Street, Edgewater, CO 80214

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Edgewater Collective

303-748-0631

COST:

Free

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THURSDAY, OCT 26, 2017

8:00 AM

2017 Lights on Afterschool Summit
Join Colorado Afterschool Partnership, CAP, as the only statewide network solely dedicated to afterschool at the 2017 Celebrating Lights on Afterschool Summit with our collaborative partner CDE 21st CCLC! About the Summit: This Summit is for those who provide direct services or support programs for youth who access out-of-school activities: before school, after school, summer and even online. As our first collaborative event with Colorado Department of Education 21st CCLC, this Lights on Afterschool Summit is for both the 21st CCLC provider and those not affiliated with 21st CCLC (e.g. you do not need to be a current or former grantee to attend this event). We are finalizing our presenters/speakers for the event with a highlighted presentation by Kaiser Permanente Arts Integrated Resources "Laughaceuticals". Bring your team and join us for a statewide networking event! Regarding food, on site water will be provided for the duration of the event; a light breakfast snack (e.g. pastry) will be available in the morning; and pizza will be provided during lunch (1230-1p) to continue onsite networking and learning. Please note, this is a limited seating event - a maximum of 150. Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-lights-on-afterschool-summit-tickets-38497830046
WHEN:

Oct. 26, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

The Summit Event & Conference Center, Aurora, CO

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Melissa A. Beck

720-580-2271

COST:

FREE

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6:00 PM

Frayser Community PTSA STEM Workshop
Fun activities for all kids. RSVP is required: Call 601-8840 or email: [email protected] by October 13th for planning purposes Refreshments will be served. PLUS, everyone will have chances to win great door prizes and more! PLEASE NOTE: All children MUST have a caregiver with them. STEM + Families is meant to engage families together in fun STEM experiences. Join us and enjoy a night of interactive math games with your child.
WHEN:

Oct. 26, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Ed Rice Community Center 2907 North Watkins Street, Memphis, TN

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Frayser Community PTSA

COST:

Free

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6:00 PM

Littleton High School Military and Protective Services Career Event
The Littleton High School Military and Protective Services Career Exploration Workshop will be hosted by Littleton High School. Students from all Littleton School district, Englewood schools and other south metro area schools, as well as parents, will be invited. Representatives from the branches of the armed forces will provide information tables and will present in break-out sessions. Staff from Criminal Justice, Fire Science, and Emergency Services programs in local Community Colleges and CTE programs will be available. This event is free and open to all interested participants.
WHEN:

Oct. 26, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE:

Littleton High School 199 East Littleton Boulevard Littleton, CO 80121

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Cindy Anderson

COST:

Free

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SATURDAY, OCT 28, 2017

8:00 AM

2017 CAMLE Schools-to-Watch Conference
"Thriving Learners. Compassionate Schools". Annual conference of the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education. Dozens of Breakout Sessions. Keynote speaker: Nick Thompson. camle.com for details and registration.
WHERE:

Preston Middle School, Fort Collins

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Joe Cushing

720-544-1978

COST:

$100

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9:00 AM

Career & Technical Education (CTE) High School Fair
New York (October 2, 2017)- The New York City Department of Education is pleased to announce the third annual citywide Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School Fair at George Westinghouse High School. This event will provide middle school students, parents, guardians and families an opportunity to interact with leaders and students from our over 130 CTE schools and programs. The event will also showcase industry and college partners collaborating with CTE programs and a panel on "Bright Futures: Girls in CTE". CTE cutting edge programs unlock Pathways to Success in the following industries: *Automotive and Transport *Business and Finance *Construction and Sustainability *Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism *Engineering, Architecture and Robotics *Healthcare *Information Technology *Law and Public Safety *Media Technology and Design
WHERE:

George Westinghouse HS, 105 Johnson St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Entrance on Tillary Street)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Career & Technical Education; Office of Postsecondary Readiness

COST:

Free

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WEDNESDAY, NOV 1, 2017

11:30 AM

Avenues to Equity: Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon
Join us for a reflective and insightful conversation with Sonia Manzano, actress, author, and advocate. A staunch champion for education, Sonia shares her extraordinary talent to help children to succeed. The Colorado Children’s Campaign is delighted to have Sonia Manzano share the story of her personal journey and lend her familiar, engaging voice to our conversations of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Colorado Children’s Campaign Annual Luncheon is one of our signature events and our largest fundraiser. Each year the luncheon brings together over 700 of the most influential community and business leaders from across the state to support the Children’s Campaign in improving the well-being of every child in Colorado and to examine the most pressing issues facing our kids. Tickets available at http://www.coloradokids.org/luncheon
WHEN:

Nov. 1, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

WHERE:

The Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Annie Slothower

303-620-4533

COST:

$100

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THURSDAY, NOV 2, 2017

3:30 PM

Colorado Green Schools Summit
The Green Schools Summit is Colorado's only conference dedicated to convening green building industry professionals, school decision makers, educators and parents to further advance healthy, safe and sustainable schools statewide. The annual education and networking event, hosted by USGBC Colorado and organized in partnership with volunteers from the Green Schools Initiative, provides a unique opportunity to discuss how we can to create better learning environments for students. This year's Summit theme is "Making Green Schools Add Up" and programming will focus on resource efficiency in schools. More information about the event, including registration, programming, plenaries, happy hour, and sponsors, can be found on the event website: http://www.cogreenschools.org.
WHEN:

Nov. 2, 3:30 PM to Nov. 3, 6:00 PM

WHERE:

Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities

CONTACT INFORMATION:

USGBC Colorado

303-292-6181

COST:

$40-$170

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MONDAY, NOV 6, 2017

8:00 AM

Learning Forward Colorado 2017 Conference
Register for The 2017 LFC Annual Conference featuring Dr. Ellie Drago-Severson. Our focus this year is: Leading Adult Learning: Building Capacity by Supporting Adult Development! Join us on Nov. 6, for a full day workshop with Dr. Drago-Severson and Nov. 7, for a full day of break out sessions and facilitated conversations. Learn a developmentally-based model for leadership and professional learning. Receive practical, on-the- ground strategies for designing learning environments to support adult growth. Register at http://www.learningforwardcolorado.org Registration includes a copy of the book Leading Adult Learning!
WHEN:

Nov. 6, 8:00 AM to Nov. 7, 3:00 PM

WHERE:

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Training Center 1500 East 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Veronica Anderson

7195103288

COST:

$200 for members, $250 for nonmembers, includes membership and materials

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TUESDAY, NOV 7, 2017

8:30 AM

Literacy Summit, Memphis
Literacy Mid-South's Literacy Summit brings together educators and community members to connect, learn and mobilize around the importance of increasing grade-level reading proficiency by third grade. This year's summit will feature author Shawn Ginwrightas the keynote speaker.

At this year’s conference, there will be breakout sessions focused around:

  • Workshopping literacy interventions in both the Out-of-School-Time and in-school spaces

  • Celebrating best practices in the community

  • Encouraging collaborative action

  • Identifying health barriers to grade level reading

Click here to register and for more information. 
WHEN:

Nov. 7, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

Memphis Marriott East

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Literacy Mid South

COST:

$10

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SATURDAY, NOV 11, 2017

8:00 AM

The 18th Annual Language Series
Language is nuanced, multi-modal, and ever changing. By language, we mean not just words, but all forms in which communication can be represented. In the 21st century, innovative pedagogies impact the way we teach using various ways of accessing content that are reflected in multiliteracies. The Language Series, an event hosted annually by Bank Street College of Education, will focus on teaching methods to better engage students in language and content development: not only digital technology but also explorations, music, sounds, block building, and more. There will be a keynote presentation by: Detra Price-Dennis, PhD Teachers College, Columbia University In addition, workshops with experienced practitioners and researchers will inspire and engage you through hands-on activities and specific examples. As a participant, you will take away concrete ideas for immediate implementation in your settings. For more information and to register, please visit bankstreet.edu/ls
WHEN:

Nov. 11, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Gretchen Adams

212-875-4461

COST:

$195 – $265

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TUESDAY, NOV 14, 2017

8:00 AM

MNPS Student Career Exploration Fair
The 9th annual My Future, My Way Career Exploration Fair will be held on Nov. 14 at the Music City Center. Conducted in partnership with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, this event is a highly interactive, hands-on opportunity for 7,000 high school freshmen to interact with more than 200 local business partners and discover career possibilities they may never have considered.
WHEN:

Nov. 14, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

Music City Center, 201 5th Ave. South

CONTACT INFORMATION:

MNPS and Nashville Hub

615-585-8497

COST:

Free

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FRIDAY, NOV 17, 2017

12:00 PM

Tennessee ESSA Plan Webinar Series: School Improvement
The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition is hosting a series of webinars on the state's plan to comply with the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. This webinar will focus on how the state will monitor and address school improvement in the lowest performing schools in the state.
WHEN:

Nov. 17, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

online

COST:

free

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THURSDAY, DEC 7, 2017

7:30 AM

PEBC Superintendent Forum
A Q&A with several urban and rural Superintendents will come together to share about education issues
WHERE:

Seawell Grand Ballroom @ DCPS

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Natalie Newton

720-502-4320 or 303-905-1900

COST:

$35 per person or sponsorship opportunities are avaliable

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FRIDAY, DEC 8, 2017

8:45 AM

Safe and Sound Schools Conference
The Safe and Sound Schools Conference, hosted annually by Bank Street College of Education, is a day of collaboration and study of Emotionally Responsive Practice as part of the Community of Safe and Sound Schools Initiative. This annual conference is for elementary schools and early childhood programs that want to make sure that teachers, social workers, and administrators have a deep understanding of child development, social and emotional foundations for learning, parent engagement, and mastery of supportive techniques for building a safe and empathic school community. The event will include a keynote presentation and several breakout sessions for participants. Participants will receive 6 Social Work CE credits, 6 Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Hours, or 0.6 Continuing Education Unit. To learn more and to register, please visit bankstreet.edu/safesound17.
WHEN:

Dec. 8, 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM

WHERE:

Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th Street, New York, NY 10025

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lesley Koplow

212-961-3430

COST:

$200 – $9,500

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FRIDAY, DEC 15, 2017

12:00 PM

Tennessee ESSA Plan Webinar Series: Parent Engagement
The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition is hosting a series of webinars on the state's plan to comply with the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. This webinar will focus on how Tennessee’s plan incorporates and addresses family and community engagement.
WHEN:

Dec. 15, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

online

COST:

free

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FRIDAY, JAN 19, 2018

12:00 PM

Tennessee ESSA Plan Webinar Series: School Funding
The Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition is hosting a series of webinars on the state's plan to comply with the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. This webinar will focus on school funding and how the new plan will impact the allocation and distribution of resources at the state, district and local level.
WHEN:

Jan. 19, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

online

COST:

free

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WEDNESDAY, APR 18, 2018

5:30 PM

Achieve Gala
The Achieve Gala is the DPS Foundation’s annual fundraiser to support the more than 92,000 students and nearly 200 schools in DPS. The event brings together the entire community – business leaders, elected officials, parents, educators, alumni, and more – in support of our students.
WHEN:

Apr. 18, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center - 650 15th St, Denver, CO 80202

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Denver Public Schools Foundation

(720) 423-3553

COST:

Varies

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