March Issue
March 05, 2014

Short Takes: Teaching & Learning 2014 conference March 14-15

Source: NYSUT United

Teaching & Learning 2014 conference March 14-15

Dubbed “America's newest education conference,” Teaching & Learning 2014 takes place March 14-15 in Washington, D.C. There is no deadline to register.

The conference, sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, features panels and practical workshops. Speakers include American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel and teacher effectiveness expert Charlotte Danielson.

For more info or to register, visit National Board Certified Teachers receive a reduced registration rate. Registered attendees are able to participate in several pre-conference workshops held throughout D.C.

Underground railroad focus of conference

The non-profit Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region Inc. hosts its 13th annual public history conference April 11-13 at Russell Sage College in Troy.

“Slavery and the Underground Railroad: The Larger Context, the Lingering Legacy” is organized for educators and community members. Participants have the opportunity to hear from Steven Schwerner, brother of slain civil rights worker Michael Schwerner, who was one of three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964.

For more info or to register, visit or call 518-432-4432.

Certificates verifying attendance will be available.