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IALS: International Association of Laboratory Schools

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2014 Annual Conference

Hosted by 

• Teachers College, Columbia University

• The School at Columbia University

• Bank Street School for Children

• Hunter College Campus Schools

New York City from April 2-4 2014


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

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.

Please plan to join educators from laboratory and university affiliated school around the world as we dialogue about these issues in the context of visiting innovative schools in New York City.  Consider sharing your best work via paper, poster, workshop, or roundtable discussion.  Click the 2014 Request for Proposals button below to download the RFP.  Proposals are due by January 25, 2014.


We have obtained group rates at the following hotels. Please call the hotel and let them know that you are with IALS Conference. 
Even though group rates are available you may be able to find more reasonable hotels in the area.

The Hotel Beacon -      2130 Broadway (75th Street)      212-787-1100
The Lucerne Hotel -     210 W. 79th Street)     212-875- 1000

On the Avenue NYC -   2178 Broadway (76TH Street)    212-362-1100 

Other Hotels: When choosing a hotel for the conference, we suggest that you look around the Upper West Side.  
This will bring you closer to the conference sites.  

Excelsior Hotel - 45 W. 81st Street - 212-362-9200

Park 79 - 117 W. 79th Street    212-787-3300

Milburn   242-W. 76th Street    212-362-1006

Belleclaire   250 W. 77th Street    212-706-4321 

We recommend that you fly into LaGuardia Airport

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 

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