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Local Professional Development Events

All of the events below meet the guidelines for AMS hours of professional development. They are hosted by colleagues in the wider community. If you have questions please direct them to the event hosts—not to AMS. A reminder that events hosted by AMS can also earn you hours of professional development.

To have your event listed on this page, check the guidelines for event types and formats. If you believe your event qualifies, send an e-mail to us that includes each of the following details in a bullet-pointed list. Note, submissions must be for events no less than 30 days in the future. 

  • Event website (required). We do not link to postcards or flyers.
  • Date
  • City and state (or country, if not in the U.S.)
  • Type of event (conference, workshop, etc.)
  • Event Name
  • Sponsoring organization
  • Is this a free event?

Upcoming Events

On Demand

Online Course
Creative Mindset Blueprint: Arts Integration Focus
The Vision Board, LLC

Online Course
Designed to Steam: Steam Education Focus
The Vision Board, LLC

Online Course
Managing the Arts Integrated Classroom: Classroom Management Focus
The Vision Board, LLC

Online Course
Project Based Learning in the Arts: Project Based Learning Focus
The Vision Board, LLC

2018

June 18 – 22, 2018
Milwaukee, WI
Workshop
Sketchbook: Gathering Inspiration for the Classroom & Beyond
Milwaukee Institute for Art & Design

June 18 – 22, 2018
Milwaukee, WI
Workshop
Advanced Studio Development: Printmaking
Milwaukee Institute for Art & Design

June 19 – 20, 2018
Newark, DE
Workshop
“2018 Summer Program for Innovative Educators: for K – 12 Teachers and Leaders”
University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship

June 19 – 21, 2018
Napa Valley, CA
Conference
PBL World 2018
Buck Institute for Education

June 20 – 23, 2018
Atlanta, GA
Conference
At-Risk & Struggling Students Conference
Accutrain

June 21 – 26, 2018
New Orleans, LA
Conference
ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition
American Library Association

June 24 – 27
Orlando, FL
Conference
“2018 Model Schools Conference”
International Center for Leadership in Education

June 24 – 30, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Workshop
Teacher Summer Institute
Moore College of Art & Design

June 25 – 27, 2018
Arlington, VA
Conference
The National Research Conference on Early Childhood
The Administration for Children and Families

June 25 – 28, 2018
Toronto, CA
Conference
Canada International Conference on Education
CICE

June 25 – 29, 2018
Boston, MA
Summer Institute
“The Power of Mindsets”
Learning & the Brain

June 25 – 30, 2018
Manchester, NH
Summer Retreat
Art Educators Summer Retreat
New Hampshire Institute of Art

June 28 – 30, 2018
New York, NY
Festival
2018 Games for Change Festival
Games for Change

June 28 – 30, 2018
San Diego, CA
Workshop
Summer Inquiry Institute 2018
The Fleet Science Center

June 29 – July 1, 2018
Dallas, TX
Conference
ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence
Association for Supervision and Curriculum

June 30 – July 3, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Conference
“ICIS 2018: Building Bridges”
International Congress of Infant Studies

July 1 – 7, 2018
Cincinnati, OH
Course
Montessori School Leadership Course
Cincinnati Montessori Secondary Teacher Education Program

July 8 – 11, 2018
Alexandria, VA
Conference
2018 Special Education Legislative Summit
Council for Exceptional Children

July 9 – 13, 2018
Manchester, NH
Conference
“Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018”
Constructing Modern Knowledge

July 9 – 13, 2018
New York, NY
Workshop
Summer Educator Institute
Metropolitan Museum of Art

July 9 – 12, 2018
Brooklyn, NY
Workshop
Orton-Gillingham for Classroom Educators
Teacher Resource Center at LIU Brooklyn

July 9 – 13, 2018
Boston, MA
Summer Institute
“The Power of Mindsets”
Learning & the Brain

July 9 – 13, 2018
Denver, CO
Multi-Day Workshop
Camp Spark: A Dynamic Summer Camp Just for Teachers
Montessori School of Denver

July 10 – 12, 2018
San Diego, CA
Workshop
Summer Inquiry Institute 2018
The Fleet Science Center

July 11 – 14, 2018
New York, NY
Workshop
Music Educators Workshop: Summer Program
Carnegie Hall

July 10 – 12, 2018
Manassas, VA
Conference
Serious Play Conference DC
Serious Play Events

July 12 – 16, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Conference
New Tech Annual Conference
New Tech Network

July 15 – 18, 2018
Dublin, Ireland
Conference
World Congress on Education Conference
World Congress on Education

July 16 – 18, 2018
San Diego, CA
Conference
2018 QRIS National Meeting
Quality Rating & Improvement System National Network

July 16 – 19, 2018
Orlando, FL
Conference
BbWORLD
BbWORLD+Devcon

July 16 – 20, 2018
Boston, MA
Summer Institute
A Teacher's Guide to the Learning Brain
Learning and the Brain

July 16 – 20, 29018
Santa Barbara, CA
Summer Institute
The Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities
Learning and The Brain

July 16 – 20, 2018
Laguna Beach, CA
Workshop
2018 SummerStudio Design Thinking
National Art Education Society

July 17, 2018
Webinar (3:00 PM EDT)
“Reading Writing, and Rigor: Helping Students Achieve Greater Depth of Knowledge in Literacy”
ASCD

July 17 – 19
Buffalo, NY
Conference
Serious Play Conference NY
Serious Play Events

July 17 – 20, 2018
Washington D.C.
Workshop
SummerVision DC
National Art Education Society

July 22 – 27, 2018
Boston, MA
Conference
Building Learning Communities—Education Conference 2018
November Learning

July 23 – 28, 2018
Sharon, NH
Summer Retreat
Art Educators Summer Retreat
New Hampshire Institute of Art

July 30 – August 12, 2018
Online Workshop
Educating Global Citizens
Harvard Graduate School of Education

July 30 – August 12, 2018
Online Workshop
Learning to Talk by Talking: A Developmental Approach to Maximizing Language and Literacy Skills
Harvard Graduate School of Education

July 31 – August 3, 2018
Gillette, WY
Conference
2018 STE(A)M Conference: Exploring Maker Spaces
Wyoming Department of Education

August 2 – 3, 2018
San Antonio, TX
Workshop
HLFI 2018 Innovation Leadership for Educators
Henry Ford Learning Institute

August 5 – 9
San Francisco, CA
Conference
Clute International Conference
Clute Institute

August 6 – 7, 2018
San Antonio, TX
Seminar
HFLI 2018 Innovation Collaborative for Educators
Henry Ford Learning Institute

August 13 – 14, 2018
Madison, WI
Conference
Play Make Learn Conference
Play Make Learn

August 14, 2018
Detroit, MI
Leadership Session
Empowerment Philosophies Increase Employee Engagement
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children

August 15, 2018
Grand Rapids, MI
Leadership Session
Empowerment Philosophies Increase Employee Engagement
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children

August 16, 2018
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Leadership Session
Empowerment Philosophies Increase Employee Engagement
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children

August 27 – 28, 2018
Phoenix, AZ
Conference
First Things First Early Childhood Summit
Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children

September 11 – 14, 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
Conference
EAIR Conference & Exhibition
European Association for International Education

September 13 – 15, 2018
Raleigh, NC
Conference
65th Anniversary Conference: Connecting our Foundation to our Future
North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children

September 18 – 19, 2018
Helsinki, Finland
Festival
Dare To Learn Festival

September 22, 2018
Durango, CO
COAEYC Fall Conference
Colorado Association for the Education of Young Children

September 29, 2018
Lancaster, PA
Conference
Lancaster Early Childhood Conference: A Great Place to Grow!
Pennsylvania Assocation for the Education of Young Children

September 26 – 28, 2018
Prior Lake, MN
Conference
36th Annual Closing The Gap Conference
Closing The Gap

October 1 – 4, 2018
Dallas, TX
Conference
“Division for Early Childhood's 34th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families”
Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children

October 2 – 4, 2018
Nashville, TN
Conference
Conference on Educational Leadership
ASCD

October 2 – 5
Pittsburgh, PA
Conference & Expo
2018 AASHE Conference & Expo
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

October 3 – 5, 2018
Denver, CO
Annual Conference
Explore New Territory
Zero to Three

October 5 – 6, 2018
West Columbia, SC
SCAEYC Conference
South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children

October 5 – 6, 2018
Alpharetta, GA
GAEYC Annual Conference
Georgia Assocation for the Education of Young Children

October 6, 2018
Houston, TX
Conference
Montessori Back to School Conference
The Institute of Montessori Education (TIME)

October 7 – 10, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
Conference
Clute International Conference
Clute Institute

October 10 – 16, 2018
Dallas, TX
Conference
NBCDI 48th Annual Conference
National Black Child Development Institute

October 11 – 13, 2018
Jackson, TN
Conference
2018 TACEE State Conference
Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children

October 11 – 13, 2018
Burlington, VT
VAEYC Annual Conference
Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children

October 11 – 13, 2018
Galveston, TX
TXAEYC Annual Conference
Texas Association for the Education of Young Chilren

October 11 – 13, 2018
Little Rock, AR
AECA 57th Annual Conference
Arkansas Early Childhood Association

October 12 – 13, 2018
St. Louis, MO
Conference
“Mindful Pedagogy: The Importance & Joy of Our Work”
Hope Montessori Educational Institute

October 16 – 18, 2018
State College, PA
Conference
The Early Childhood Education Summit
Pennsylvania Assocation for the Education of Young Children

October 18 – 20, 2018
Alexandria, LA
Conference
Hocus Pocus: Early Childhood is our Focus
Louisiana Early Childhood Association

October 18 – 20, 2018
Peoria, IL
Conference
Illinois AEYC Growing Futures 2018 Conference
Illinois Association for the Education of Young Children

October 19 – 20, 2018
Somerset, NJ
Conference
2018 NJAEYC Annual Stateership Day and Conference
New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children

October 20, 2018
Cromwell, CT
CTAEYC Pathways to Quality Conference
Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children

October 21 – 24, 2018
Nashville, TN
Symposium
Driving The Transformation of Learning
iNACOL

October 26 – 27, 2018
Middleton, WI
2018 WECA Annual Conference
Wisconsin Early Childhood Association

October 26 – 27, 2018
Manhattan, KS
KSAEYC Annual Conference
Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children

October 25 – 27, 2018
Lynwood, WA
42nd Annual WAEYC Conference
Washington Association for the Education of Young Children

October 27, 2018
Dallas, TX
Conference
Montessori Back to School Conference
The Institute of Montessori Education (TIME)

November 2, 2018
Detroit, MI
The Infant Toddler Conference
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Chilren

November 2 – 4, 2018
Nashville, TN
Conference
Educational Leadership
ASCD

November 4 – 7, 2018
Arlington, VA
Leadership Summit
“Championing Education Leaders in the Digital Age”
State Educational Technology Directors Association

November 7 – 10, 2018
Barcelona, Spain
Conference
2018 CIEE Annual Conference

November 8 – 9, 2018
Detroit, MI
Conference
Independent Schools Association of the Central States Annual Conference
Independent Schools Association of the Central States

November 8 – 11, 2018
San Diego, CA
Conference
2018 Professional Development Conference
National Association of Biology Teachers

November 13 – 14
San Antonio, TX
Conference
AIE Conference
Advancing Improvement in Education

November 14 – 17, 2018
Washington, DC
NAEYC 2018 Annual Conference
National Association for the Education of Young Children

November 15 – 18, 2018
St Louis, MO
Convention
NCTE Annual Convention
National Council of Teachers of English

November 16, 2018
Galloway, NJ
Conference
Diversity Issues in Higher Education Conference” 
American Conference on Diversity

November 16 – 18, 2018
Boston, MA
Conference
“Reaching for Greatness”
Learning & the Brain

November 28, 2018
White Plains, NY
Seminar
“The Neuropsychology of Mathematics”
Learning & the Brain

November 30, 2018
White Plains, NY
Seminar
“Building a Growth Mindset in Readers”
Learning & the Brain

December 6, 2018
White Plains, NY
Seminar
“Making Mindfulness Stick”
Learning & the Brain

2019

January 5 – 8, 2019
Honolulu, HI
Conference
Hawaii International Conference on Education

February 1 – 2, 2019
St. Paul, MN
2019 MNAEYC-MNSACA Annual State Conference
Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children

February 15 – 17, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Conference
“Educating with Empathy”
Learning & the Brain

February 22 – 24, 2019
Louisville, KY
Meeting
AACTE 71st Annual Meeting
AACTE

February 28 – March 2, 2019
Orlando, FL
Conference
SECA 70 Years Strong: Embracing the Joy
Southern Early Childhood Association

April 4 – 6, 2019
Verona, NY
NYAEYC Annual Conference
New York Association for the Education of Young Children

March 2, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Early Childhood Conference
Utah Association for the Education of Young Children

May 3 – 5, 2019
New York, NY
Conference
“Schooling Social Minds”
Learning & the Brain

June 4 – 6, 2019
Dublin, Ireland
Conference
World Anti-Bullying Forum
FRIENDS International Centre Against Bullying

April 4 – 6, 2019
Pierre, SD
Conference
South Dakota Early Childhood Education Conference
South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children

April 4 – 6, 2019
Verona, NY
NYAEYC 2019 Annual Conference
New York Association for the Education of Young Children

April 11 – 19, 2019
Grand Rapids, MI
Annual Early Childhood Conference
Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children

April 25 – 27, 2019
Sandusky, OH
Ohio Early Childhood Conference
Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children

April 25 – 27, 2019
Las Vegas, NV
2018 NevAEYC State Conference
Nevada Association for the Education of Young Children

June 25 – 28, 2019
Sydney Australia
Conference
International Society on Early Intervention Conference 2019
International Society on Early Intervention

June 27 – 29, 2019
San Juan, Puerto Rico
28th Annual Conference
World History Association

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