Below are upcoming opportunities to explore.
2018 College Changes Everything® Conference Register Now! July 19, 2018 (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. The conference keynote speaker will be Mandy Savitz-Romer, senior lecturer in education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Savitz-Romer is also the director of HGSE’s master’s program in Prevention Science and Practice and Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling programs, which train future school counselors, school social workers, and youth development staff. Her work examines how school and nonprofit organizations structure postsecondary supports that address developmental skills and readiness. She writes and speaks extensively on college and career readiness and school-based counseling, specifically as it relates to students of color and first-generation college students. She is the co-author of Ready, Willing, and Able: A Developmental Approach to College Access and Success and Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First-Generation College Students.
2018 National Forum to Advance Rural Education and 110th NREA Convention and Research Symposium October 11–13, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. In the spirit of collaboration, Battelle for Kids and the National Rural Education Association (NREA) will host the 2018 National Forum to Advance Rural Education and 110th NREA Convention and Research Symposium. This annual event is designed to create an environment for collaboration and innovation with a diverse community—national experts, K–12 and higher education practitioners, leading researchers, policymakers, and philanthropic leaders—to learn and share ideas around the topics at the forefront of rural education and to ensure 21st century learning is a reality for all rural students.