ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is hosting multiple workshops this summer, beginning with the Conference on Teaching Excellence, National Harbor, Md., June 28-30. This event brings education professionals up-to-date on recent revelations about best practices in the classroom, how to make them routine in every grade and subject, and how to scale them system-wide. http://www.ascd.org/conference-on-teaching-excellence.aspx
ASCD’s Conference on Educational Leadership will be held in Las Vegas, Nev., November 1-3. Sponsored by publishers of Educational Leadership magazine, this conference promises to add important ideas to your leadership knowledge base, focus on thinking about what matters most, and connect you to the top leaders in school districts across the country. http://www.ascd.org/conference-on-educational-leadership.aspx
Class Measures, in partnership with the Institute for Excellence in Education, is sponsoring a series of summer professional development for educators, with topics that include “Navigating the Common Core,” “From Data to Differentiation,” and “Partnering for Success: Teacher Mentor Training.” For more information: http://www.classmeasures.com/20130301/42-summer-professional-development-opportunities/.
Discovery Education will be hosting Common Core Academies across the country throughout the summer months to empower teachers and administrators to successfully implement the new standards into classrooms. The immersive, two-day professional development events are designed to give educators and administrators a better understanding of the key components of the Common Core State Standards, strategies for effectively integrating the standards and methods for aligning assessments to the standards. Topics include “Connecting Specialized Instruction to Common Core State Standards: An Academy for Teachers of Students with Special Needs,” “Moving Toward Greater Focus and Coherence In Your Classroom: Making Common Sense Out of the Math Common Core State Standards,” and more. Academies will be hosted in multiple U.S. locations throughout the summer. http://www.discoveryeducation.com/Common-Core-Academy/
This year marks EdTechTeacher’s 11th Annual Summer Teaching With Technology workshop series, focused on topics such as “The iPad Classroom,” “Creating Digital Course Content,” and more. Workshops will be held in Atlanta, Ga., June 10-14; Chicago, Ill., June 17-21; and Cambridge, Mass., June 24 through Aug. 2. http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/summer-workshops
Harvard’s Graduate School of Education will host professional development for educators at its Principal’s Center, including topics such as “School Turnaround Leaders,” “Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership,” and “National Institute for Urban School Leaders,” starting June 3, and lasting through November 20. http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/programs/principals-center/portfolio/index.html.
Harvard also has many other PreK-12 and Higher Education professional development programs, which include “The transformative power of teacher teams,” and “Harvard Seminar for New Presidents. preK-12: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/programs/prek-12/portfolio/index.html Higher Education: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/programs/higher-education/portfolio/index.html