Five Great Conferences for High School Teachers
- Deeper Learning Conference
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Empower
- State Policy Network Summit on Education Reform
- International Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference
Teachers are silent heroes. They save lives by shaping lives. Teachers of each age group face unique challenges and reap unique rewards. High school teachers battle the imminent rebellion of young people struggling against peer pressure and hormonal changes to form their own identities and make big decisions about their futures as adults. The payoff of getting to participate in their transformations from adolescents to young adults. Attending conferences is a great way for high school teachers to keep their skills sharp and their motivation high. Here are five great conferences for high school teachers in 2019.
Deeper Learning Conference
The purpose of attending conferences is to take learning deeper for educators so that they can make learning deeper for their students. This is why the Deeper Learning Conference should be on every high school teacher’s list for 2019. This event is dedicated to assisting teachers in eliminating inequalities by designing and implementing curriculum in such a way that empowers learning in students of all backgrounds and learning styles. This year’s conference will take place from March 27th to 29th in San Diego, California.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Empower
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development was created to assist educators of all levels in maintaining curriculum that utilizes the most current educational research findings and gives every student an equal opportunity for success. Their annual Empower: The Conference for Every Educator is a gathering opportunity for all educators to unite around making progress in this common goal. The focus is on exploring solutions together by listening to a diverse blend of perspectives. This year’s event will take place from March 16th to 18th in Chicago, Illinois.
State Policy Network Summit on Education Reform
It is impossible for teachers to apply positive educational changes without the support of governmental policies. The State Policy Network Summit on Education Reform provides an opportunity for teachers to connect with policy-makers to present their cases and collaborate on solutions. The 2019 event has not yet been planned, so this is the perfect time to review details from the 2018 event and begin thinking about hot topics to bring to the next event.
International Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference
The older students get, the more prevalent technology becomes in their academic and personal lives. High school teachers must stay ahead of the technology curve in order to implement the most effective teaching methods and connect with their students. The International Society for Technology in Education Annual Conference was designed to assist educators in accomplishing this goal. The event includes demonstrations of and hands-on education with the latest educational technology. The theme of this year’s conference is Bold Educators Activate Change. It will take place from June 23rd to 26th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
South by Southwest, a popular conference and festival organization, decided to focus its dedication to creativity on the are of education with the annual SXSWEdu Conference. This event is packed full of events ranging from informational sessions and hands-on workshops to renown guest speakers and film screenings. The focus ranges from educator mentorship to revitalizing educational practices. Attendees build their own schedules to suit their unique professional needs and personal interests. This year’s event will take place from March 4th to 7th in Austin, Texas.
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Most teachers believe that students learn best when they are having fun. The happiest and most successful teachers grant themselves this same opportunity. Each of these conferences focuses on a distinct aspect of education, offering an opportunity to meet every professional need and pique every teacher’s interest. These events combine learning and career networking while also scratching that itch to travel.