Events & Conference Calendar

Alabama Educational Technology Conference (AETC) @ Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC)
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day

AETC is the state’s technology conference, held each year in Birmingham at the BJCC. This conference includes one-hour concurrent sessions, hands-on workshops, student showcases, and one of the largest exhibit halls featuring educational technology products.

Targeted Audience : Coordinators,LEA Central Office,Principals,SDE Staff,Superintendents,Teachers

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AEA Leadership Conference 2015
Jun 11 – Jun 13 all-day

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Auburn University 5th Annual Anti-Bullying Summit @ Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center
Jun 18 @ 5:25 pm – Jun 19 @ 6:25 pm

The Summit will provide 13 CEU contact hours and has been approved for 1 PLU by the Alabama Department of Education, meeting Leadership Standard 5 (see PLUACLD332 at It also has been approved for 1 PLU by the Georgia Department of Education. Additional information can be found online at

The Anti-Bullying Summit is designed to provide teachers, school administrators, parents, community leaders, law enforcement, counselors and mental health professionals with an opportunity to learn ways to address the pervasive issue of bullying in schools and communities.

Keynote presenters will be Missy Jenkins Smith and Ole Pete Key. Missy Smith, who survived a 1997 school shooting in Kentucky that left her paralyzed from the chest down, went on to achieve numerous successes as a counselor for troubled students, a public speaker and a parent. She was named “Kentuckian of the Year” and has appeared on “Oprah,” “Dateline,” and “Anderson Cooper 360,” among others.

Ole Pete Key is a coach, consultant, international motivational speaker, certified HIV/AIDS instructor and mentor. He has completed consultant work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Education and the juvenile justice system, and has spoken at SAMSA (Subtance Abuse and Mental Health Services) and other conferences.

The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation’s Choice Bus, a drop-out prevention program that stresses making correct choices, will be present on June 18.

This year’s program will offer approximately 30 break-out sessions that examine a range of topics, such as cyberbullying protection, the correlation between bullying and school violence, school climate rating, community involvement in bullying prevention, diversity training for school implementation and model intervention programs.

Hero Awards will be presented to individuals and community groups who have taken proactive measures to eliminate bullying in their schools and communities. A variety of educational resource vendors that focus on bullying prevention products will be on site.

To register, go to Early registration rates end May 18. Registration is accepted without payment if a purchase order is provided. For more information, contact Myra Girard in Auburn University’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education at (334) 844-3100 or

Alabama Reading Association (ARA) Fall Conference @ Birmingham Grandview Marriott
Nov 12 – Nov 13 all-day

Confirmed speakers include Jeff Anderson and Ann Marie Corgill.

Registration will open July 1, 2015.

For more information, please contact: Conference Consultant, Dr. Betty Dean Newman, or Beth Fuller, Conference Chair,