International Association of Laboratory Schools       

                    "dedicated to the empowerment of university-affiliated and research-based pre k through 12 schools"

 Association      "dedicated to the empowerment of university-affiliated and research-based pre k-12 schools" 

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2015 IALS Annual Conference

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The International Association of Laboratory Schools 

2015 Conference

 April 22-24, 2015    

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Chicago, Illinois

The Freedom to Learn:

Explorations in Academic Communities

Hotel information:

You may now make your reservations for the 2015 IALS Conference! 

Our conference hotel:

Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center

5225 S. Harper Ave. Chicago, IL 60615

Direct: 773.420.2610  F: 773.752.5400 E:

Guests may either call the 24 hour reservations line at (800)233-1234 and reference the “IALS Conference”.

Or guests may click the hyperlink below to easily reserve online:

If you have any questions or need assistance with booking, please contact me.

Warmest Regards,

Briana J. Pickett

Sales Manager

2014 Annual Conference

Lab Schools and the 3 R’s: Reflect, Reframe, Reform

April 2-4 2014 in New York City

Hosted by 

• Teachers College, Columbia University

• The School at Columbia University

• Bank Street School for Children

• Hunter College Campus Schools

These themes are framed to guide us in looking back, forward, inward, and outward. It is a time to look back at the best of our past practices (Reflect). It is also a time to look forward and to consider the role of laboratory and university affiliated schools in furthering a 21st century education agenda in our schools and communities (Reframe). We must also acknowledge how the world has changed and actively create socially just, student-centered, research-based communities where all children will thrive (Reform). As educational leaders we are charged with leading the way to a better tomorrow.

2013 Annual Conference
The Role of Beliefs in Facilitating Success
March 6-8, 2013
Louisiana State University Laboratory School     
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The LSU Conference Web Site button below is still active because there is a link on that site to downloadable presentations from the conference.
2012 Annual Conference
Sharpening the Aim:
Targeted Approaches in Research, Teacher Education,
& Assessment Culture in Laboratory Schools       
Tallahassee, Florida - March 28-30, 2012 - Florida State University Schools.  

Keynote speaker Dr. Barbara Foorman. Dr. Foorman is a professor of education and Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research. Dr. Foorman has over 100 publications in the reading and language development field and along with serving on numerous boards and committees, she has also been actively involved in outreach programs to both schools and the public. 

2011 Annual Conference
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Creating Campus and Community Connections
Carlow University - The Campus School
Carnegie Mellon University - The Children's School
The University of Pittsburgh - The Falk School 
April 13th - 15th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania