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June/July 2019

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Plug In, Connect, Recharge Get Schooled on STEM The 8th Annual STEM Forum & Expo, July 24–26 in San Francisco, is hosted by the National Science Teachers Association. The event brings together educators and exhibitors, and provides tools and resources for successful STEM education, outreach programs, partnerships, schools and curricula. Keynote speaker is Bernard A. Harris Jr., CEO of the National Math + Sci- ence Initiative, which aims to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement in STEM education across the country. The first African American to walk in space, Harris is a medical doctor and former NASA scientist. PBL World 2019 JUNE 18–20 Conference American Canyon High School, Napa Valley. PBL World, sponsored by the nonprofit Buck Institute for Education, is the premier confer- ence for Project Based Learning. ISTE 2019 Conference & Expo JUNE 23–26 Conference Philadelphia. More than 16,000 educators will attend the nonprofit International Society for Technology in Education's annual convention, which offers over 1,000 professional development opportunities and edtech exhibits. ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence JUNE 25–27 Conference Orlando, Florida. "Building Resilient Schools." Hear experts present essential trauma-informed practices and concrete ways to instill self- worth and a tenacious, optimistic mindset for every student. Learn suc- cessful strategies for even the most challenged student. NEA Representative Assembly JULY 2–7 Convention Houston. With about 8,000 dele- gates, the RA is the world's largest democratic deliberative body. CTA members will help set policy and chart the direction of NEA business. Presidents Conference JULY 18–21 Conference Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. Geared for local chapter leaders. New and second-year presidents and new community college chapter presi- dents begin Thursday with specially tailored core training; others join Friday for electives and workshops to enhance leadership skills. Hotel cut- off: June 25. 2019 CA MTSS Professional Learning Institute JULY 29–31 Conference The California Multi-Tiered System of Support gathering offers "immersive" learning on creating equitable and inclusive school conditions for all. Summer Institute JULY 28–AUG. 1 Conference UCLA Conference Center, Los Angeles. CTA's premier training workshop offers six concurrent full-week strands that prepare you to accomplish your leadership role in your chapter and meet your professional development goals. Example: the Instruction & Professional Development strand explores how the brain impacts student learning, encompassing brain science, trauma-informed prac- tices and more. Registration deadline: July 14. T H A T ' S T H E T H E M E of NEA's 2019 Conference on Racial and Social Justice, June 30–July 2 in Houston, Texas. Workshops, panels and ple- naries will give you information and resources to plan, strategize and engage on issues that impact educational opportunities for com- munities of color, LGBTQ+ and women. See for details. 9 J U N E / J U L Y 2 019

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