Upcoming Events

FRIDAY, APR 20, 2018

12:00 PM

INCLUDEnyc LIVE-Disability vs. Language Barrier for English Language Learners
For students whose native language is not English, it can be a challenge to distinguish the difference between the process of learning a second language and a disability. In this workshop, we will learn about typical second language learning patterns, ideal learning environments, and the importance of a student’s home language. We will also take a look at how all of these things relate to the disability referral process and a student’s eligibility to receive supports and services.
WHEN:

Apr. 20, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

http://www.includenyc.org/resources/includenyc-live/includenyc-live-disability-vs.-language-barrier-for-english-language-learne

CONTACT INFORMATION:

INCLUDEnyc

212-677-4650

COST:

FREE

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SATURDAY, APR 21, 2018

8:00 AM

Orange Mound Community Garden Launch, Memphis
Did you know that JUICE Orange Mound plans to create a garden on Park Avenue? YES indeed and we want YOU to be a part of our next community-based project. With two months since the close of Kroger as our primary food source, we thought it would be most appropriate to explore filling the gap by growing our OWN FOOD. It turns out that our community has a natural green thumb and we cannot wait to reap the harvest. Join us on April 21st to help prepare the land for our community garden. We are asking all to donate either your TIME or RESOURCES to assist us in launching this project. If you have items to donate or know someone else who does, leave a comment below. Grab the whole family and meet us on Park Avenue for this family-friendly event. A specific list of needed items will be released soon. As always, we appreciate your support!
WHEN:

Apr. 21, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

WHERE:

2522 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38114-2412, United States

CONTACT INFORMATION:

JUICE Orange Mound

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9:00 AM

Kindergarten Readiness Fair, Nashville
Get an early start on the first day of school with the Kindergarten Readiness Fair for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. The event provides a one-stop shop for incoming kindergarten families featuring kindergarten enrollment and assessments, EL services, student immunizations, MNPS & community partner information booths, kindergarten transition workshop, car seat safety checks, and door prizes. Go here for more information.
WHEN:

Apr. 21, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Ave.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

615-259-4636

COST:

Free

10:00 AM

Citywide Independent Charter School Job Fair
Join C3S (Coalition of Community Charter Schools) and Hunter College School of Education for our Citywide Independent Charter School Job Fair. Independent charter schools in NYC provide unique opportunities for new and experienced entrants in the field of education. Our schools represent a remarkable diversity in teaching models and school culture, where your ideas are valued and supported. Many of our schools feature collaborative working environments to best meet the needs of our students. Our schools are looking for teachers, specialists, school leaders, guidance counselors, operations, social workers, and more! Please join us and RSVP on our website: http://bit.ly/2npOjUU Registering will grant job seekers express entry into our job fair.
WHEN:

Apr. 21, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

WHERE:

Hunter College - The 68th Street Main Campus - Located at East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Edward Rivera

COST:

FREE for Job Seekers

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10:00 AM

Citywide Independent Charter School Job Fair
Join C3S (Coalition of Community Charter Schools) and Hunter College School of Education for our Citywide Independent Charter School Job Fair. Independent charter schools in NYC provide unique opportunities for new and experienced entrants in the field of education. Our schools represent a remarkable diversity in teaching models and school culture, where your ideas are valued and supported. Many of our schools feature collaborative working environments to best meet the needs of our students. Our schools are looking for teachers, specialists, school leaders, guidance counselors, operations, social workers, and more! Please join us and RSVP on our website: bit.ly/2npOjUU Registering will grant job seekers express entry into our job fair.
WHEN:

Apr. 21, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

WHERE:

Hunter College - The 68th Street Main Campus - Located at East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Coalition of Community Charter Schools (C3S)

COST:

FREE for Job Seekers

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10:00 AM

Candidate forum on education, Memphis
Education advocacy group Campaign for School Equity (CSE) will host a candidate forum on education for high school students across Memphis. The forum is free and open to the public. (As a nonpartisan organization, Campaign for School Equity will not be endorsing any candidates in connection with this forum.) The candidates will engage in a debate style Q&A moderated by students while also asking questions from the audience. Candidates currently confirmed to attend: Shelby County School Board: Chris Caldwell, District 1; Michael Scruggs, District 1; Shante Avant, District 6; Percy Hunter, District 6; Kori Hamner, District 9 Shelby County Commission: Mark Billingsley, District 4; Michael Whaley, District 5; Sam Goff, District 7; Tami Sawyer, District 7; Daryl Lewis, District 8; Pamela Kelly, District 9; Rosalyn Nichols, District 9; Charles Belenky, District 13  
WHEN:

Apr. 21, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WHERE:

University of Memphis UC Theater, 499 University St, Memphis, TN 38152

COST:

Free

THURSDAY, APR 26, 2018

4:00 PM

Early Childhood Education Design Conference
The 5th annual Early Childhood Education Design Conference will continue its tradition of bringing together internationally recognized experts and thought leaders to highlight best practices in evidence based design and education for early learners. For more information go to earlychildhooddesign.com
WHEN:

Apr. 26, 4:00 PM to Apr. 27, 4:30 PM

WHERE:

4/26 History Colorado 4/27 PPA Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Alan Ford of ECE Design Partners

720-961-9130

COST:

$195

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FRIDAY, APR 27, 2018

10:00 AM

Pueblo Military and Protective Services Career Exploration Workshop
As part of the College and Career Services at Generation Schools Network, MAPS Exploration Workshop is a one-day event in which students and their families explore all military and protective services careers. The purpose of the Workshop is to encourage students and parents to consider military & protective services as an achievable pathway to pursue after high school. This event will provide opportunities for them to directly communicate with members of each branch of the military through multiple interactive sessions. The Workshop will also lay out pathways for enlistment that outline how students can begin building their careers.
WHERE:

Pueblo West High School

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Serena Whitaker

3157049317

COST:

Free

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5:30 PM

DSST Public Schools: Annual Slice of Pi event
The annual Slice of Pi event supports DSST students by sustaining school operations such as technology, curriculum development, electives, and much more. This unique event brings together supporters, parents, students and staff for an evening of fun, interactive presentations and a program celebrating our entire community. Slice of Pi 2018 will honor Senator Michael Bennet for his support of DSST's mission to eliminate educational inequity in Denver and beyond. For questions or sponsorship information, please contact Bill Tortorici, Senior Manager of Individual Giving, at bill.tortorici@scienceandtech.org
WHERE:

DSST: Stapleton High School, 2000 Valentia Street Denver, CO, 80238

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bill Tortorici

303-524-6363

COST:

$100 for an Individual Ticket, Sponsorships Available

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SATURDAY, APR 28, 2018

11:30 AM

Aurora S.T.E.A.M. Festival
S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Aurora S.T.E.A.M. Festival is an excellent opportunity for elementary, middle and high school students to demonstrate their S.T.E.A.M. explorations in and out of the classroom and extensions of the inquiry process posed in their projects and demos. The Festival itself will offer a venue for students to showcase the fruits of their S.T.E.A.M. studies and hard work, professionals to show how S.T.E.A.M. is used to better our communities, and spectators to participate in hands-on experiments. The Festival will connect our schools to the community, our students to professionals, and generate interest and excitement for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
WHEN:

Apr. 28, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

WHERE:

Town Center at Aurora

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Lotus School for Excellence

(303)360-0052

COST:

FREE

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MONDAY, APR 30, 2018

10:00 AM

Good Eats: Healthy School Meals
Join Action for Healthy Kids, Colorado PTA and LiveWell Colorado to learn how school meal programs work and how parents can provide support and meaningful collaboration to create healthier school meals that kids want to eat. Participate in a taste test and equipment demo from LiveWell’s School Food Initiative and enjoy a complimentary lunch while you network with members of Colorado AFHK’s Parent Advisory Board and other healthy school food champions. For all interested parents and caregivers. This event will include Spanish interpretation. Learn more and register: ActionforHealthyKids.org/Denver-Parent-Workshop
WHEN:

Apr. 30, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

WHERE:

Lowry Conference Center 1061 Akron Way Denver, Colorado 80230

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Denise Marques

303-781-1705

COST:

Free

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6:00 PM

CEC5 Legal Rountable
The CEC5 Legal Roundtable is comprised of attorneys, elected officials, parent leaders, principals and parent coordinators from District 5. They gather every three months to share their insights and ideas on how to better support students and parents according to the New York State Department of Education Laws and the New York City Department of Education Chancellor’s Regulations.
WHEN:

Apr. 30, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE:

Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, NYC 1

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Diane Tinsley

(212) 222-1395 Ext. 2321

COST:

Free

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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018

7:30 AM

Green Schools Conference and Expo
The Green Schools Conference & Expo (GSCE) is the premier education and engagement opportunity for leaders and advocates who are passionate about the future of healthy, sustainable schools throughout the country and around the world. GSCE is the only event to bring together all of the players involved in making green schools a reality: the people who lead, operate, build and teach in our nation’s schools. The 2018 GSCE will be held May 3-4 in Denver, CO, and co-located with Rocky Mountain Green, a regional sustainability conference. The event will feature pre-conference workshops and two days of conference programing, kicking off with an opening plenary headlined by the renowned author and pioneer of biophilic design, Janine Benyus. The 2018 conference will focus on ways to inspire students to create and innovate by focusing on the future, encouraging each to approach our global challenges as stewards of the earth, its resources, and its people. Experienced educators will address how green schools impact students and how sustainability efforts at school play an important part in equity and inclusion. Workshops and education sessions by passionate professionals will cover the latest trends and case studies in energy efficiency, facilities management, public health and sustainability education. GSCE is also proud to host a Student Summit, which brings together youth from around the nation who are committed to making an impact in their schools, communities and in the lives of others. Registration for the Student Summit is available through the general registration portal. Register today! Visit greenschoolsconference.org for more information.
WHEN:

May. 3, 7:30 AM to May. 4, 2:00 PM

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kristen Keim

8326330555

COST:

Pricing Varies

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5:30 PM

Pitch Night 2018, Memphis
Want to help select the next great entrepreneurial idea in Memphis? Want to help students reach their dreams? Join LITE on Thursday, May 3rd from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm to hear 36 amazing high school students pitch their entrepreneurial ideas to the community. Audience members will help in selecting thousands of dollars in additional funds for the student ideas. Tickets are free but we ask that you RSVP to reserve your seat as space is limited at the venue. From 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm, audience members will hear from 28 different students via elevator pitches at booths. From 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, 8 finalists will pitch on stage to the community for the chance at funding.
WHERE:

Clayborn Temple, 290 Hernando St, Memphis, Tennessee 38126

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Let's Innovate through Education

COST:

Free

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6:00 PM

Upcycle fundraiser for RAFT
Raise a glass and come see what's UP at RAFT (Resource Area For Teaching)! At Upcycle, RAFT's primary fundraising event, we have transformed our 30,000 square-foot teacher resource center into an immersive, interactive environment where you can mess-about and casually mix and mingle with business leaders, philanthropists, and top-notch educators. Ditch the pantyhose and blacktie and come as you are—to experience the power and fun of hands-on learning. Our Honorees are Ronni McCaffrey & b Frank, Peder Hansen, Phyllis Lucas, and AT&T, celebrated for their service, dedication, and contributions to education. Open bar. Fantastic food by Sage Hospitality restaurants. Live Jazz by Keith Oxman Group. Valet by Jay’s Valet.
WHEN:

May. 3, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE:

RAFT Colorado, 3827 Steele Street, Denver, CO

CONTACT INFORMATION:

RAFT Colorado

720-242-8833

COST:

$80 General; $50 Teacher

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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018

9:30 AM

Strolling Thunder Colorado
Please join the Colorado Children’s Campaign and Clayton Early Learning on Tues May 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for Strolling Thunder™ – a community play date, rally and march to raise awareness of issues facing expecting families, pregnant women, infants and toddlers and to encourage policymakers to make them a priority! Decisions that affect babies and families happen at all levels of government, not only in Washington, D.C. That's why Clayton Early Learning and Colorado Children's Campaign have partnered with ZERO TO THREE to bring Strolling Thunder™ to Colorado! We’re inviting expecting families, parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers and everyone who cares about Colorado’s youngest residents to pack up their strollers and join us on May 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a stroll around the Capitol followed by a huge play date for babies, toddlers, and families. Strolling Thunder is a fun, family-friendly rally to encourage policymakers to Think Babies™ in support of stronger families, vibrant communities, and prosperity across the country! For more information about Strolling Thunder and Think Babies™, feel free to contact me at 303-620-4547 or jacy@coloradokids.org.
WHEN:

May. 8, 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

WHERE:

Colorado State Capitol

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jacy Montoya Price

3036204547

COST:

Free

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MONDAY, JUN 25, 2018

8:00 AM

Mindfulness and SEL Strategies for Wellness Institute
Mindfulness and social and emotional learning (SEL) continue to be extremely important and relevant to students and educators alike, especially as more and more schools take the initiative to focus on the implications of emotionally-developed students. At their core, mindfulness and SEL might seem similar, but the two have distinct purposes, ideologies, frameworks and strategies which support personal growth in a variety of ways. Both support self-awareness and emotional development, and it can be powerful to explore them in tandem. This institute is designed to support educators with the research and tools they need to successfully implement strategies and practices, with their students, that focus on developing the skills necessary to managing emotions and being mindfully aware of the impact those emotions have on daily life. This starts with educators who are not only knowledgeable about the practices -- like feeling and sharing empathy, making informed decisions based on managed emotions and setting positive goals -- but who also embrace the benefits of implementing said practices into their daily lives. Topics and Questions Covered: What is SEL and how is it beneficial to students’ learning environments and to their future careers? What is mindfulness and how does it breed self-awareness? How can mindful practices and SEL concepts be developed to help students understand why they react the way they do, and how to respond with intention? How can educators embody these mindful practices and ultimately teach their students how to do the same? How are these concepts and strategies relevant beyond the school environment (i.e. interpersonal relationships and career readiness)? How does focusing on the adoption of these strategies result in an enhanced ability to deal with the rigors associated with reaching academic goals? Who should attend this Institute? Any educator, or school mental-health professional, who is interested in mindfulness and SEL practices for themselves and their students Instructional coaches who want to support adult learners in their quest to develop these skills themselves Administrators who wish to bring a more advanced understanding of SEL and a culture of mindfulness to their schools Teams of educators who want proven strategies that work to bring these mindsets to their school, at every level. Anyone outside of education interested in developing a deeper understanding of mindfulness and SEL and it’s benefits in work environments Participants of this institute will leave with a deep understanding of how SEL and mindfulness can impact the lives of their students in profound ways, and help them develop into emotionally aware individuals who thrive in their environments. If you’re seeking to further your knowledge of mindfulness and SEL and how both relate to the emotional well-being of students, this institute is for you. When: Monday, June 25 - Friday, June 29, 8:00am-4:30pm Where: 455 South Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226 Cost: $500/early bird pricing (through 12/31/17) and $625/per person regular pricing Register here: http://bit.ly/mindfulnessselinstitute1
WHEN:

Jun. 25, 8:00 AM to Jun. 29, 4:30 PM

WHERE:

455 South Pierce Street, Lakewood, CO 80226

CONTACT INFORMATION:

mindSpark Learning

(303) 963-5390

COST:

$500/early bird pricing (through 12/31/17) and $625/per person regular pricing

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