Five Notable Conferences For Educators in 2018
- Advancing Improvement In Education
- Excel in Ed National Summit
- Serious Play
- Distance Teaching & Learning Conference
- Personalized Learning Summit 2018
Conferences provide an opportunity for members of an industry to gather and discuss current practices, new developments, and plans for the future, and the 2018 education conferences are no different. According to a Forbes report, a growing trend at these events is to bring together education professionals, tech developers, and entrepreneurs to discuss how technology can change teaching methods. Some popular education conferences include the following.
1. Advancing Improvement In Education
The AIE Conference for educators is a two-day event occurring in San Antonio, Texas, starting on November 13, 2018. Many of the speakers present research findings related to techniques that get better outcomes in a traditional classroom. Teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and educational service center professionals are all welcome. Some of the sessions are even interactive allowing groups of educators to work on plans with input from industry experts.
2. Excel in Ed National Summit
This event attracts individuals who are working to reform the education system in the United States, and the presentations focus on policy ideas, outcome-based systems, and standardized assessments. Participants can listen to debates on school choice and charter school issues. Other speakers discuss practices that can be directly implemented in schools to motivate students to perform to their full potential as well as how schools can recruit and retain talented educators. The 2018 summit will be held in Washington, D.C., from December 5th to 7th.
3. Serious Play
In its eighth year, the Serious Play Conference is another useful professional education meetup. Bringing attendees from different industries including corporate trainers, speakers present research demonstrating how games enhance learning across all age groups and subject matter. They do demonstrations and detail specific techniques that can be used in the classroom setting. Forbes reports that adding table-top, video, and role-playing games into lesson plans is gaining popularity and is backed up by data.
4. Distance Teaching & Learning Conference
Held in Madison, Wisconsin, education professionals involved with distance learning programs will gather from August 7th to 9th. With the increasing popularity of online classes, this worthwhile 2018 education conference can help traditional teachers make the switch and can introduce new techniques to long-time distance educators. Topics discussed include evidenced-based best practices regarding designing online lesson plans and engaging distance students in discussion boards and interactive activities.
5. Personalized Learning Summit 2018
Personalized learning describes a method of instruction where students can move through modules at their own pace and even complete entire degrees. There are also applications for this type of education at the elementary and high school levels, and market analysis indicates that this is the future of the industry. At the conference, educators meet with tech experts to help shape how this technology will be used in future classrooms. This event will be in San Francisco, California, in early May 2018.
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Meeting with other educators from across the world is beneficial for teachers and administrators as a professional development and networking tool. The popular 2018 education conferences will definitely introduce attendees to new ideas and approaches to learning.