Upcoming Events

SATURDAY, JUN 23, 2018

2:00 PM

The Memphis Lift Block Party
Come on out and celebrate three years with The Memphis Lift. There will be games, food, and good music.
The Memphis Lift is a people's campaign to build widespread awareness of the criminal manner in which many Memphis school children are undeserved, and to build widespread demand for high-quality schools and radical changes in public education to disrupt systematic educational inequity through choice and healthy competition.
WHEN:

Jun. 23, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

WHERE:

1637 Britton St., Memphis

CONTACT INFORMATION:

The Memphis Lift

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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TUESDAY, JUN 26, 2018

8:00 AM

Indiana Standards Bootcamps
Indiana Standards Bootcamps are three-day intensive summer trainings offered in both math and ELA for K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 grade bands, focused on the most challenging standards for each content area. Indiana Standards Bootcamps are made possible by the generous support of the Mind Trust and are free of charge to Indianapolis educators. Over the course of the three-day training, teachers will engage as learners in a series of tasks to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the expectations of the grade-level standards. In ELA sessions, participants will analyze the targeted standards, identify challenging concepts and work through them together. They will also discuss the progression, distinctions, and relationships of standards within and across grades, and analyze the intended depth of the standards. Teachers will grow their expertise in reading, comprehending, and analyzing complex informational texts and text sets. In math sessions, participants will work through a series of aligned tasks that build in rigor. For each task, teachers will do the math themselves and identify the key mathematical understandings, common misconceptions, and standards aligned to the task. They will also explore the preceding standards and skills that are required for success on the task. Through deepening their own content knowledge of the focus standards and common challenges, all participants will be better prepared to support students in the standards covered. For more information, or to register, visit https://instructionpartners.org/indiana-standards-bootcamps/
WHEN:

Jun. 26, 8:00 AM to Jun. 28, 2:00 PM

WHERE:

Marian University

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Instruction Partners

574-286-9733

COST:

Free

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12:00 PM

TN Equity Coalition ESSA Update, Nashville
Join us for a half-day of learning and connecting at one of our Regional Equity Coalition Meetings. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, we will share the latest updates on ESSA implementation and changes to accountability under new legislation. We will also share information about our work in each policy priority area, and give you time to connect and network with local partners in your area. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.
WHEN:

Jun. 26, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

WHERE:

Casa Azafran, 2195 Nolensville Road

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

(615) 320-5152

COST:

FREE

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WEDNESDAY, JUN 27, 2018

9:00 AM

Denver Public Schools Hiring Fair
DPS is hosting a hiring fair for full-time and part-time positions across transportation, facilities, food services and more!
WHEN:

Jun. 27, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

WHERE:

Northeast Terminal (4937 Dallas St.) - Denver, CO.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Angela Rodriguez

7204232014

COST:

Free

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THURSDAY, JUN 28, 2018

8:00 AM

TN Equity Coalition ESSA Update, Chattanooga
join us for a half-day of learning and connecting at one of our Regional Equity Coalition Meetings. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, we will share the latest updates on ESSA implementation and changes to accountability under new legislation. We will also share information about our work in each policy priority area, and give you time to connect and network with local partners in your area. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.
WHEN:

Jun. 28, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

Bessie Smith Cultural Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

(615) 320-5152

COST:

FREE

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3:00 PM

LGBTQ-Inclusive Educational Practices Institute
This two-day statewide educator institute will bring educators, administrators, and other youth-serving adults together to engage in professional development around LGBTQ-inclusive educational practices. Research continues to show that school professionals lack the knowledge, resources, and support needed to appropriately build classrooms, curriculum, and school environments that are safe and affirming of all students. This Institute will be by educators/ for educators. Facilitators and session leaders will be people who work with youth in schools, classrooms, and community organizations. We stand by the idea that in teaching, "practice makes practice." All sessions will include resources, practical strategies, and time for participants to practice the work of creating safe and affirming schools. Hosted by A Queer Endeavor (housed in the CU Boulder School of Education) with support from Boulder Valley School District, GSA Network, ONE Colorado, and Out Boulder County. Register at: http://www.cvent.com/d/mtq6wr
WHEN:

Jun. 28, 3:00 PM to Jun. 29, 5:00 PM

WHERE:

Casey Middle School, Boulder, Colorado

CONTACT INFORMATION:

A Queer Endeavor and partners

303-492-6937

COST:

$50, but scholarships may be available

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THURSDAY, JUL 12, 2018

8:00 AM

TN Equity Coalition ESSA Update, Knoxville
Join us for a half-day of learning and connecting at one of our Regional Equity Coalition Meetings. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, we will share the latest updates on ESSA implementation and changes to accountability under new legislation. We will also share information about our work in each policy priority area, and give you time to connect and network with local partners in your area. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.
WHEN:

Jul. 12, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

Public Works Complex

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

(615) 320-5152

COST:

FREE

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THURSDAY, JUL 19, 2018

6:30 PM

Chalkbeat presents: Candidate forum for Shelby County Schools board
Get to know candidates running for the Shelby County Schools board before elections in August. In conjunction with our partners, Chalkbeat is hosting a forum for candidates on July 19. Students from throughout Shelby County, as well as Chalkbeat journalists, will ask candidates about their stances on testing, school safety, student discipline, and more. This is a free event, but please RSVP to let us know you are coming. Food will be provided.
  • When: July 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Where: BRIDGES USA, 477 N. 5th Street, Memphis, TN 38105
Do you have a question you want to ask your school board candidate? Feel free to email us at tn.tips@chalkbeat.org, and please come on July 19 ready to listen and ask great questions. Need a primer on who is running? We’ve got you covered A huge thanks to our partners: BRIDGES, Campaign for School Equity, Facing History and Ourselves, and Stand for Children.
WHEN:

Jul. 19, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE:

BRIDGES USA, 477 N. 5th Street, Memphis, TN 38105

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Chalkbeat Tennessee

COST:

Free

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FRIDAY, JUL 20, 2018

8:00 AM

TN Equity Coalition ESSA Update, Jackson
Join us for a half-day of learning and connecting at one of our Regional Equity Coalition Meetings. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, we will share the latest updates on ESSA implementation and changes to accountability under new legislation. We will also share information about our work in each policy priority area, and give you time to connect and network with local partners in your area. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.
WHEN:

Jul. 20, 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

DoubleTree Hotel, 1770 US-45 ByPass, Jackson, TN 38305

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

(615) 320-5152

COST:

FREE

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MONDAY, JUL 23, 2018

8:00 AM

Education Technology Integration Institute
Emerging technology in education follows the same trend as all forms of technology -- it’s constantly improving and features an array of functions that are certainly useful to those utilizing it; however, the ways it can be used are seemingly endless, and giving it purpose in learning environments can be difficult. This institute will support educators in mitigating the inevitable learning curve associated with some of the emerging technology in education. Participants will also be tasked with reassessing some of the tech that has been moved out of the circle of “innovative” and into to the area of “obsolete”, and discover new ways to use this tech in their school or classroom. Ultimately, this institute will cover technology in many areas -- from Raspberry Pis to Google Classroom, to cutting edge robotics like Sphero and Dash and Dot, to QR Codes, to Osmo for iPhones and iPads and tons of other tech -- and leverage expert facilitators, all while exploring how education technology can be integrated into learning environments to increase student engagement exponentially. Topics and Questions Covered: Computer science skill development in tandem with the use of robotics technology and cutting-edge apps built to develop these skills in students. Apps, programs and websites designed specifically for the implementation of gamification learning strategies in your school or classroom. Reassess tech that has been written off as no longer useful to education, or in its own right, and explore some truly innovative ways to use what’s been deemed as lacking innovation. Tech built to support educators in working collaboratively with one another, and to also aid them in the organization of class curriculum and materials necessary to their learning outcomes. Tech built to help educators automate certain aspects of their workflow, and create a more streamlined process that will help them save time. How is emerging technology, and tech on the horizon, integral to the future careers of students? Leverage the support of industry partners who are witnessing the implications of a technology-driven world first-hand. Who should attend this Institute? Any educator interested in leveraging unused technology in their school or classroom to design new curriculum strategies, and ultimately increase student engagement by using education technology to their advantage Instructional coaches who seek a deeper understanding of education technology and new insights pertaining to how it can be used in the learning environments they are trying to help their adult learners cultivate Administrators who desire a more focused approach to education technology in their school, but may not know the best ways to proceed Teams of educators in schools who are looking to approach the use of technology in their school from all angles, and want a calculated investigation of its uses, especially with how it pertains to student learning Anyone outside of education interested in developing a deeper understanding of technology and it’s benefits in work environments Participants of this institute will leave with a deeper knowledge of some of the most relevant technology currently available to education, and how it can be implemented in both specific and broad ways to ultimately increase student engagement. If you’re interested in education technology at any level -- novice or expert -- this institute is for you. When: Monday, July 23 - Friday, July 27, 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/techinstitute1
WHEN:

Jul. 23, 8:00 AM to Jul. 27, 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

RSVP
TUESDAY, JUL 24, 2018

9:00 AM

TN Equity Coalition ESSA Update, Memphis
Join us for a half-day of learning and connecting at one of our Regional Equity Coalition Meetings. In partnership with the Tennessee Department of Education, we will share the latest updates on ESSA implementation and changes to accountability under new legislation. We will also share information about our work in each policy priority area, and give you time to connect and network with local partners in your area. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register here.
WHEN:

Jul. 24, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

WHERE:

National Civil Rights Museum

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition

(615) 320-5152

COST:

FREE

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FRIDAY, AUG 17, 2018

4:00 PM

Drop the Mic Poetry Symposium, Memphis
The Drop the Mic Poetry Slam and Syposium is designed for creatives to use their art for activism by taking a stand on important social issues today based on the foundations of the Civil Rights Movement of our past. This is the fifth year the Museum has hosted the Poetry Slam, and is continuing the two-day experience. With the Symposium on the first day, the intent is to not only serve as a platform of expression, but also as a forum for creative solutions on important issues. Organizations working to bring about positive social change are invited to raise awareness and help artists bridge the gap between speaking “truth to power” and grassroots organizing and authentic activism. ***Educators, seasoned artists and slam champions are encouraged to submit workshop proposals for the Drop the Mic Syposium on Friday, August 17, at the National Civil Rights Museum. A stipend is provided. Deadline for proposals is June 29, 2018.**** The Poetry Symposium will feature: * A MasterClass with a seasoned artist * Workshops constructed along four tracks of Poetry as – Activism, Youth Voice, Technique, and Business * A Keynote message from a top artist * A panel of discussion of seasoned artists for an audience Q&A * Wrap up with an Open Mic for workshop participants and facilitators To be a workshop facilitator or to just attend the Symposium and register for sessions, click on the link in the tickets tab. EVERYTHING IS FREE!
WHEN:

Aug. 17, 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

WHERE:

450 Mulberry St, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

CONTACT INFORMATION:

National Civil Rights Museum

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FRIDAY, SEP 14, 2018

5:00 PM

Moonbeam Harvest for Clayton Early Learning
Moonbeam Harvest for Clayton Early Learning is a casual outdoor walk-about at which guests enjoy small plate tastings of garden-to-table fare. The garden-fresh theme of the event originates from the Clayton focus on the importance of health and nutrition in their comprehensive approach to early childhood education. Moonbeam Harvest features a collection of local chefs, each creating an original recipe including a fresh produce ingredient that is grown on the Historic Clayton Campus. Adding to the festive atmosphere, guests at Moonbeam Harvest will enjoy a special appearance by basketball legend, Chauncey Billups. A Denver native who grew-up in the Park Hill neighborhood, Billups rose to sports stardom with career highlights that include an NBA Championship and MVP honors.
WHERE:

Historic Clayton Campus, 3801 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Denver, CO 80205

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Candice Leary-Humphrey

303.953.6759

COST:

$150 for individual tickets; sponsorship packages are available.

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THURSDAY, OCT 11, 2018

5:30 PM

Denver Scholarship Foundation Annual Gala 2018
Join us for the Annual Gala 2018 – Supporting DPS students on their journeys to and through college Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) has changed the life trajectory of more than 6,300 Scholars since its founding in 2006. Our strategic investment in the community has provided $36 million in scholarships to graduates of Denver Public Schools who are enrolled in Colorado’s universities, colleges, and technical schools. Join us to celebrate and connect with DSF Scholars, learn more about our nationally-recognized programs, and hear inspirational remarks from Former US Senator Hank Brown. Brown’s longstanding commitment to the state of Colorado and our education system provides unique context for his presentation on the role of education in revitalizing America. Tickets and sponsorships are available at denverscholarship.org/gala.
WHEN:

Oct. 11, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

WHERE:

Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Latia Henderson

COST:

Varies

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