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2017 SLJ Leadership Summit: Confronting Our Literacy Crisis

7 - 8 Oct 2017
Fee: No
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

The 13th annual SLJ Leadership Summit: Confronting Our Literacy Crisis will bring together a dynamic group of school librarians, education leaders, and tech innovators, as well as authors, publishers, and vendor stakeholders to discuss how to take on a greater leadership role in overcoming the current literacy crisis—from teaching about and defending quality information over Fake News to fostering digital literacy and learning in these ever changing technological times.







NCFL Families Learning Conference 2017

9 - 11 Oct 2017 | Tucson, AZ
Fee: Yes
Open to public: No
Category: Community

The nation’s largest family and community literacy conference, presented by the National Center for Families Learning, takes place in Tucson, Arizona this year. Gather with family literacy professionals, educators, researchers, advocates, coalition members, and policy makers from across the United States for the latest resources in education, networking opportunities, and more.







National Summer Learning Association National Conference

23 - 25 Oct 2017 | Phoenix, AZ
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

Research confirms summer as one of the most inequitable times of the year for millions of young people in America and this year’s theme We’ve Got the Power! captures the critical work underway to change that. We’ve Got the Power! calls upon our collective will and the leadership of legions of educators, community members and corporate leaders to step up, speak out and stand in the gap for our nation’s children. At this year’s conference, workshops will focus on four strands:







NAEYC Webinar: Tech in Early Childhood: Playful, Sensible Strategies for the Digital Age

Nov 2 2017
Fee: No
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

Five years after releasing the joint position statement, Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8, Chip Donohue, Roberta Schomburg, and Sabrina Burroughs will be discussing further developments and findings on the use of technology and interactive media in early childhood programs. RSVP for the free webinar taking place Thursday, November 2 at 3pm ET. Learn More







Dust or Magic 2017 Fall Institute

5 - 7 Nov 2017 | Lambertville, NJ
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

A group of reviewers, designers and researchers meet to review the past year in children’s interactive media, as well as the latest research, writing and trends. The three day event includes review of child development theory applied to the latest interactive media, plus demos, critiques, testing and brainstorming sessions.







Media Literacy Week

6 - 10 Nov 2017
Fee: No
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

Media Literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, communicate, and create using all forms of communication. The mission of the United States Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. There are countless ways to participate in Media Literacy Week and the Media Literacy community!







TELOS Learning Across Boundaries Symposium

Nov 8 2017
Fee: No
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center presenting

Children’s learning experiences in home, school, and community settings are often disconnected from one another, and this challenge particularly affects those who are already under-served. How might learning be better linked to support children’s development? How are some communities innovating to address this persistent challenge and how can digital technologies contribute toward solutions? Join the TELOS Initiative and FamLAB for a special symposium highlighting ongoing national research presented by members of the FamLAB project (Families Learning Across Boundaries) and featuring examples of…







Global Education Conference

13 - 16 Nov 2017
Fee: No
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

The Global Education Conference Network is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Conference activities are designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. The event is free and takes place entirely online.







2017 NAEYC Annual Conference

15 - 18 Nov 2017
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

The Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is the largest gathering of thought leaders, classroom teachers and faculty, administrators, and other important practitioners and contributors in early childhood education.







Family Online Safety Institute Conference

Nov 16 2017 | Washington D.C.
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

The FOSI Annual Conference is the premier gathering of the online safety community. Hear from leaders in government, industry, the NGO sector as well as leading researchers, academics and practitioners in this growing space. This year’s theme is “Trust & Civility in a Challenging World”. The conference will address a wide range of issues that weaken trust, safety and civility online and the positive ways to respond to these challenges. Learn More