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October

1--Aggression: Preventing Child-on-Child Sexual Abuse, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for educators, counselors, and medical staff, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

1--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

1--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

1--Middle schools: 2nd Annual Related Arts Conference: Fitting All the Pieces Together, sponsored by the Indiana Middle Level Education Association, for grades 5-9 arts teachers, at the Indianapolis Downtown Westin Hotel in Indianapolis. Contact: Sally S. Steward, Executive Director, IMLEA, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208; (317) 940-8036; e-mail: ssteward@butler.edu; Web site: www.butler.edu.

1-2--Leadership: National Academy of Science and Mathematics Education Leadership: Cohort IV, sponsored by WestEd, for educators, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City, Mich. Contact: Deanna Maier, WestEd, 622 N. Country Club Road, Suite E, Tucson, AZ 85716-4537; (520) 888-2838; fax: (520) 888- 2621; e-mail: dmaier@wested.org; Web site: www.edgateway.net/cs/ege/pr int/docs/154.

1-3--Achievement gap: ADAPTS Training, sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, for principals, superintendents, and educators, at the Richland School District One, in Richland, S.C. Deadline: Sept. 19. Contact: Jessica Sellers, APQC, 123 N. Post Oak Lane, Third Floor, Houston, TX 77024; (713) 685-4652; fax: (713) 685-4611; e-mail: jsellers@apqc.org; Web site: www.apqc.org/education.

1-4--Professional development: 31st Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Society for Experiential Education, for educators, administrators, community members, and business leaders, at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Contact: Leesa Kuo, NSEE, 9001 Braddock Road, Suite 380, Springfield, VA 22151; (800) 803-4170; fax: (800) 528-3492; e-mail: leesa@nsee.org; Web site: www.nsee.org.

1-31--Libraries: 21st Century Information Fluency Program, sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, for teams of librarians, teachers, and administrators, at the academy in Aurora, Ill. Contact: Online Learning Department, IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5970; fax: (630) 907-5918; e-mail: wizard@imsa.edu; Web site: http://wizard.imsa.edu.

2--Behavior: Behavior Management for the Middle School Classroom, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for teachers of grades 3-7, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

2--Best practices: Putting Best Practices to Work on Behalf of Student Learning, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for teachers and administrators, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Five days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax: (847) 995-9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

2--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Portland Conference Center in Portland, Ore. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

2--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pa., and New York University in New York City. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

2-5--Health: 76th National School Health Conference: Advocacy for Student Health and School Success, sponsored by the American School Health Association, for school health professionals, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA, 7263 State Route #43, PO Box 708; Kent, OH 44240; (330) 678-1601, ext. 127; fax: (330) 678-4526; e-mail: mbramsi@ashaweb.org; Web site: www.ashaweb.org.

2-5--School improvement: Tech Prep: Creating the System for Student Success, sponsored by the National Tech Prep Network, for teachers, administrators, counselors, and technology coordinators, at the Cincinnati Convention Center in Cincinnati. Contact: Vickie Wiese, NTPN, PO Box 21689, Waco, TX 76702-1689; (800) 518- 1410, ext. 297; fax: (254) 776-2306; e-mail: ntpn@cord.org; Web site: www.ntpn.info.

3--Aesthetic realism: Teaching Method: Every Subject Is About the World and Oneself!, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for teachers, administrators, and all school-based personnel, at the foundation in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4426; Web site: www.AestheticRealism.org.

3--History: Electronic Field Trip: In the General's Secret Service, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for grades 4-8 students and educators, to be broadcast on national television. Contact: Russ Glissman, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8976; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: rglissman@cwf.org; Web site: www.history.org/trips.

3--Study skills: Study Skills for the Lower and Middle School Student, sponsored by the Hill Center, for elementary and middle school educators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

3-4--School improvement: Focusing on Student Performance: Creating Research-Based, Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for teachers and administrators, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Five days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax: (847) 995-9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

3-5--English: Annual Conference, sponsored by the North Carolina English Teachers Association, for English teachers, at the Sheraton Four Seasons and Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C. Deadline: Sept. 25. Contact: Linda G. Jobe, 115 W. Burnette Ave., Enfield, NC 27823; (252) 445-2173; fax: (252) 445- 5515; e-mail: jobelg@mindspring.com.

3-5--English: Wyoming Literacy Conference: Trails to Balanced Literacy, sponsored by the Wyoming Association of Teachers of English, the Wyoming Reading Council, and the Wyoming Early Literacy Council, for English teachers, in Gillette, Wyo. Contact: Roseine Church; e-mail: toread4@aol.com.

3-5--History: Discovering History Conference, sponsored by the National Council for History Education, for educators, historians, teacher-educators, and curriculum specialists, at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Elaine Wrisley Reed, Executive Director, NCHE, 26915 Westwood Road, Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; (440) 835-1776; fax: (440) 835- 1295; e-mail: nche@nche.net; Web site: www.history.org/nche.

3-6--Urban schools: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Council of Urban Boards of Education of the National School Boards Association, for urban educators and administrators, at the Renaissance Madison Hotel in Seattle. Contact: Katrina Kelley, Director, CUBE, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838- 6722; e-mail: kkelley@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cube.

4--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at the University of the Arts in Pittsburgh. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

4--Mathematics: Hands-On Math for K-5, sponsored by the Hill Center, for elementary teachers, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

4-5--Professional development: Supporting High-Quality Programs: A Conference on the High/Scope Approach, sponsored by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, for teachers, administrators, and parents, in Iselin, N.J. Contact: Marianne McDonnell, HSERF, 600 N. River St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; (734) 485-2000, ext. 228; fax: (734) 485-4467; e-mail: training@highscope.org; Web site: www.highscope.org.

4-6--Literacy: Early Literacy Institute: Clay's Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery, for primary-classroom teachers, literacy specialists, and administrators, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; e-mail: literacy@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu.

5--Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part I, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for general and remedial teachers of grades 1-3, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

5--Bilingual education: Let's Get Rolling With All Bilingual Students, sponsored by the Wisconsin/Jalisco Sister State Inc., for educators, at the La Hacienda Meeting Room in Madison, Wis. Contact: Rafael Gomez, Chair, W/JSSI, 4301 Nakoma Road, Madison, WI 53711; (608) 277-8342.

5--English: Coming Full Circle: Language and Literature, sponsored by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, for English teachers, in Dublin, Ohio. Contact: Marge Ford, (330) 755-0162; e-mail: camp_mf@access-k12.org.

5--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

5--Reading: Catch Them Before They Fail: Kindergarten Reading Readiness, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for teachers of grades K-1, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722- 0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

5--Science: Earth 2 Class, sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University, for science teachers, at the college in New York City. Contact: CEOI, TC, CU, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax: (212) 678-8417; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

5-6--Technology: Recent Innovations in Learning Technology and Constructivist Models of Learning, sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University, for science and technology teachers, at the college in New York City. Contact: CEOI, TC, CU, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax: (212) 678-8417; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

6--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Cincinnati Convention Center in Cincinnati, and the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

6--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

6-8--Federal programs: Fall 2002 Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, for superintendents and school business officials, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington. Deadline: Sept. 27. Contact: Lynn Watkins, Information Systems Director, 444 N. Capitol St. N.W., Suite 419, Washington, DC 20001-1512; (202) 624-5455; fax: (202) 624-5468; e-mail: watkinsl@sso.org; Web site: www.sso.org/nafis.

6-8--Principals: Beginning Administrator's Conference, sponsored by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, for administrators, at the Austin DoubleTree Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Lisa Holloway, TEPSA, (512) 478-5268; e-mail: lisa@tepsa.org; Web site: www.tepsa.org.

7--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley in San Diego. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

7--English: Meeting the Classroom Challenge, sponsored by the Nebraska English Language Arts Council, for English teachers, in Omaha, Neb. Contact: Clark Kolterman, (402) 643-6138 or (402) 643-2988; e-mail: ckolte00@connectseward.org.

7--Instruction: Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887- 6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

**7-9--Grants: Closing the Gap: 6th Annual Conference, sponsored by Grantmakers for Education, for education grantmakers, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Denver, Colo. Contact: Chris Tebben, Program Director, (503) 595-2100; fax: (503) 595- 2102; e-mail: chris@edfunders.org; Web site: www.edfunders.org.

8--College fair: Westchester-Putnam College Conference, sponsored by the Westchester- Putnam College Conferences Committee, for educators and students, at Yorktown High School in Yorktown, N.Y. Contact: Louis C. Brunelli, PO Box 90, Crompond, NY 10517; (914) 739-2313; fax: (914) 734-9644; e-mail: Louis.Brunelli@worldnet.att.net ; Web site: www.wpccc.org.

8--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

8--Leadership: Middle Level Leadership in the Age of CMTS, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

8-10--Character education: Classrooms With Character, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for educators and teaching aides, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

9--College fair: Westchester-Putnam College Conference, sponsored by the Westchester- Putnam College Conferences Committee, for educators and students, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y. Contact: Louis C. Brunelli, PO Box 90, Crompond, NY 10517; (914) 739-2313; fax: (914) 734-9644; e-mail: Louis.Brunelli@worldnet.att.net ; Web site: www.wpccc.org.

9--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and Westchester County's Guidance Expo in Westchester, N.Y. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

9--Counseling: Guidance Expo 2002, sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam College Conferences Inc. and the New York Counseling Association, for professional counselors, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y. Contact: Louis C. Brunelli, PO Box 90, Crompond, NY 10517; (914) 739-2313; fax: (914) 734-9644; e-mail: guidanceexpo@worldnet.att.net.

9-11--Achievement gap: ADAPTS Training, sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, for administrators and educators, at the Clover Park School District in Lakewood, Wash. Deadline: Sept. 27. Contact: Jessica Sellers, APQC, 123 N. Post Oak Lane, Third Floor, Houston, TX 77024; (713) 685-4652; fax: (713) 685- 4611; e-mail: jsellers@apqc.org; Web site: www.apqc.org/education.

9-12--Economics: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency Islandia in San Diego. Deadline: Sept. 25. Contact: Gwen Pajotte, NCEE, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036; (212) 720-1792; fax: (212) 730-1793; e-mail: gpajotte@ncee.net; Web site: www.ncee.net.

9-13--Dropouts: 14th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and the California Dropout Prevention Network, for teachers, administrators, counselors, district staff, and social service agencies, at the Town and Country Convention Center and Resort in San Diego. Contact: Susan Claire, Educational Alliance, 122 Library Lane, Santa Cruz, CA 95062; (831) 425-0299; fax: (831) 425-1244; e-mail: admin@edualliance.org; Web site: www.edualliance.org.

9-31--Distance learning: Facilitating Online Learning by Moving Out of the Middle, sponsored by the Concord Consortium, for online leaders and instructors, online at http://concord.org/courses. Contact: Cynthia McIntyre, CC, 10 Concord Crossing, Suite 300, Concord, MA 01742; (978) 369-4367; fax: (978) 371-0696; e-mail: courses@concord.org; Web site: http://concord.org/courses.

10--Behavior: Web Seminar: Behavior Intervention Planning, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for teachers, administrators, psychologists, and special education professionals, online at www.cec.sped.org/pd/. Contact: Continuing Education Manager, CEC, 1110 N.Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830, ext. 516; fax: (703) 620-2521; e-mail: conteduc@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd.

10--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Chicago College of Performing Arts in Chicago. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836- 8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

10--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at the State University of New York, Maritime, in Throggs Neck, N.Y. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

10--Instruction: Instructional Strategies for Enhancing Student Achievement, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575- 5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

10--Leadership: Instructional Leadership: A Catalyst to Student Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575- 5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

10-11--Federal programs: 2002 Edward F. Reidy Jr. Interactive Lecture Series: Implementing the No Child Left Behind Act, sponsored by the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment and WestEd, for educators, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nashua, N.H. Contact: LauraLee Lebel, PO Box 4084, Portsmouth, NH 03802; (603) 766-7900; fax: (603) 766-7910; e-mail: llebel@nciea.org; Web site: www.nciea.org.

10-12--Science: Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

10-12--Science: Using "Atlas of Science Literacy," sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in San Francisco. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

10-12--Community involvement: Community Partners: Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools and Civic Engagement, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, for K-16 teachers and administrators, at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa. Deadline: Sept. 15. Contact: Carol E. Klein, Executive Director, AATSP, 423 Exton Commons, Exton, PA 19341-2451; (610) 363- 7045; fax: (610) 363-7116; e-mail: corporate@aatsp.org; Web site: www.aatsp.org.

10-12--Learning disabilities: 24th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, for special educators and professionals, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver. Contact: CLD, PO Box 40303, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-8755; fax: (913) 492-2546; Web site: www.cldinternational.org.

10-12--Reading: 29th Plains Regional Conference: Literacy Land of AHs, sponsored by the Kansas Reading Association, for educators, at the Kansas Expocentre and Capitol Hill Plaza in Topeka, Kan. Contact: International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600; fax: (302) 731- 1057; Web site: www.reading.org.

10-12--Scholarships: Dollars for Scholars/ScholarShop National Conference and Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, for educators, members, and volunteers, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road, St. Peter, MN 56082; (800) 537-4180; fax: (507) 931-9168; e- mail: tkirby@csfa.org; Web site: www.csfa.org.

10-12--School boards: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Education, for state and local school board members, at the Westin Horton Plaza Hotel in San Diego. Contact: Doris Cruel, NASBE, 277 S. Washington St., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-4000; fax: (703) 836-2313; e-mail: dorisc@nasbe.org; Web site: www.nasbe.org.

11--Counseling: 2002 College Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at four universities across New York by videoconference. Contact: Joanne King, (215) 387-7600, ext. 113; e-mail: jking@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com.

11--Study skills: Study Skills for the High School Student, sponsored by the Hill Center, for secondary school teachers, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

11-12--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center in Portland, Ore. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

11-12--Data: Academic Systems Improvement: Using Data for Decision Making, sponsored by the Institute for Development of Educational Activities, for administrators and curriculum directors, at the National-Louis University in Wheeling, Ill. Deadline: Sept. 15. Contact: Jane Schumacher, IDEA, 259 Regency Ridge, Dayton, OH 45459; (937) 434-6969; fax: (937) 434-5203; e-mail: idea@idea.org; Web site: www.idea.org.

11-12--Special education: Autism and Oral Sensory-Motor Deficits: Effective Speech-Language Treatment Techniques, sponsored by the Shaklee Institute, for educators and speech-language pathologists, at the Heartspring Conference Center in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Kim Soule, SI, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634- 8792; fax: (316) 634-0555; e-mail: ksoule@heartspring.org; Web site: www.heartspring.org.

11-13--Achievement: Conference on Teaching and Learning: Increasing Student Achievement: Instructional Leadership Practices that Work, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

11-13--Early childhood: 2002 Fall Regional Conference: Every Child a Masterpiece, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for Montessori educators, at the Millennium Hotel Complex in St. Louis. Contact: Terri Byrd, AMS, (212) 358-1250, ext. 207; e-mail: terri@amshq.org.

11-13--Foreign languages: Speak Your Peace Through Languages, sponsored by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, for language teachers, at the Nevele Grande Resort and Country Club in Ellenville, N.Y. Contact: Linda Zusman, 43 Greenway North, Albany, NY 12208; (518) 438-1202; e-mail: nysaflt@aol.com.

12--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Mich. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836- 8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

12--Scheduling: Beyond Tweak: Aligning School Schedule With Mission Workshop, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for administrators, at the JW Marriott Conference Center in Atlanta. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355-4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

13-15--Leadership: Courageous Leadership for School Success 2002: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement and School Climate, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for superintendents, assistant superintendents, staff developers, curriculum and instructional staff, principals, and team leaders, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Kristina Anderson, 3925 Hagan St., Suite 105, Box 906, Bloomington, IN 57502; (812) 355-6000; fax: (812) 323- 8140; e-mail: hope@communitiesofhope.org; Web site: www.communitiesofhope.org.

14-16--Special education: Hill Methodology Workshop, sponsored by the Hill Center, for special education teachers, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

14-18--Health: 1st Annual Healthcare Industry Partners With Education Week, sponsored by the National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education, for educators, with events scheduled nationally. Contact: NCHSTE, Carole Stacy, Executive Director, 2410 Woodlake Drive, Suite 440, Okemos, MI 48864-3997; (517) 347-3332; fax: (517) 347-4096; e-mail: cstacy@mhc.org; Web site: www.NCHSTE.org.

14-18--Reading: Teaching Reading K-2: A Library of Classroom Practices, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation, for teachers of grades K-2, to be broadcast nationally. Contact: Annenberg/CPB Channel, (800) 532-7637; Web site: www.learner.org/redi rect/channel/register.html.

15--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Boise Centre on the Grove in Boise, Idaho. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

15--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

15--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Natchez, Miss., and Troy, Mich. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

15--Professional development: Satellite Town Meeting With Rod Paige, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for K-12 educators, to be broadcast on national television. Contact: USDE, (800) 872-5327; e-mail: Satellite.Town.Meeting@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/inits/stm/.

15-16--Safety: Safe and Effective Secondary Schools, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, administrators, and support staff, school resource officers, and counselors, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

15-19--Health: Beyond the Borders, sponsored by the American School Health Association, for educators, school nurses, counselors, physicians, school boards, and social workers, at the Camino Real Hotel in El Paso, Texas. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA; e-mail: mbramsi@ashaweb.org; Web site: www.ashaweb.org.

16--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at Rice University in Houston. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

16--Instruction: Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Brattleboro, Vt. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887- 6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

16-17--Curriculum: Designing and Connecting Powerful Learning Experiences, sponsored by the MidAmerica Nazarene University, for teachers and administrators, at the Tivoli Theater in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: MNU, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062; (913) 791-3439; fax: (913) 791-3407; e-mail: recert@mnu.edu.

16-17--Ethics: Pruning the Moral Thicket: A Conference for Parents, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for parents and educators, at Westridge School in Pasadena, Calif. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355-4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

16-18--Achievement gap: ADAPTS Training, sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, for educators and administrators, at the Mobile County Public Schools in Mobile, Ala. Deadline: Oct. 2. Contact: Jessica Sellers, APQC, 123 N. Post Oak Lane, Third Floor, Houston, TX 77024; (713) 685-4652; fax: (713) 685- 4611; e-mail: jsellers@apqc.org; Web site: www.apqc.org/education.

16-18--African-American education: 7th Annual NAAPID Conference: We Are the Village: Building on Our Strengths and Mobilizing Our Energies, sponsored by the National African- American Parent Involvement Day, for parents, teachers, administrators, and community members, at the Detroit Metro Airport Crowne Plaza Hotel in Romulus, Mich. Contact: Barbara James or Joseph Dulin, NAAPID, PO Box 2043, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2043; (800) 351-4097 or (734) 434-1144; e-mail: naapid@aaps.k12.mi.us.

16-19--Administrators: We Are One, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for personnel and human resources administrators, at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, B.C. Contact: Jody Sheldon, AASPA, 533-B N. Mur-Len Road, Olathe, KS 66062; (913) 829-2007; fax: (913) 829-2041; e-mail: aaspa@aaspa.org; Web site: www.aaspa.org.

16-19--Professional development: The Future of Learning, sponsored by the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic District School Board, for educators, in Ottawa, Ontario. Contact: TW Branun and Associates, (800) 531-0082 or (604) 465-8499; fax: (866) 465-2325 or (604) 465-2325; e-mail: info@twblearn.com; Web site: www.twblearn.com/conferences.html .

16-19--Rural education: Journey to Discovery, sponsored by the National Rural Education Association, for rural educators, at the DoubleTree Hotel, Jantzen Beach in Portland, Ore. Deadline: Oct. 2. Contact: Bob Mooneyham, NREA, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 227, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019; (405) 325-7959; fax: (405) 325-7959; e-mail: bmooneyham@ou.edu; Web site: www.nrea.net.

16-20--Urban schools: 46th Annual Fall Conference, sponsored by the Council of the Great City Schools, for urban school superintendents, senior administrators, board members, and deans of colleges of education, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: Terry Tabor, CGCS, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-2427; fax: (202) 393- 2400; Web site: www.cgcs.org.

17--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Spokane Center in Spokane, Wash. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

17--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

17--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Greenville, Miss.; Helena, Mont.; and Indianapolis. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

17-18--Choice: The Promise and Reality of School Choice: The Milwaukee Experience, sponsored by the Public Policy Forum, for educators, administrators, policymakers, and researchers, at the Downtown Milwaukee Hilton in Milwaukee. Deadline: Oct. 14. Contact: Anneliese Dickman or Emily Van Dunk, PPF, 633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 406, Milwaukee, WI 53203; (414) 276-8240; fax: (414) 276- 9962; e-mail: ppf@execpc.com; Web site: www.publicpolicyforum.org.

17-18--English: Reflections: Mirrors of Our Past, Windows to the Future, sponsored by the New York State English Council, for English teachers, in Albany, N.Y. Contact: Danielle Brain, (315) 339-5638; e-mail: bdbrain@borg.com.

17-18--English: State Montana Education Association Conference-MATELA, sponsored by the Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts, for English teachers, in Missoula, Mont. Contact: Kathy Holt, (406) 657-2337; e-mail: kholt@msubillings.edu.

17-19--Behavior: 14th Annual International Conference, sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, for educators, parents, psychologists, and students, at the Fontainbleau Hilton in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Marsha Bokman, CHADD, 8181 Professional Place, Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 306-7070, ext. 118; fax: (301) 306-7071; e-mail: marsha_bokman@chadd.org; Web site: www.chadd.org.

17-19--Character education: Cultivating Citizens for a Changing World, sponsored by the Character Education Partnership, for teachers, administrators, counselors, parents, policymakers, professors, and business and community leaders, at the Radisson Hotel in New Orleans. Contact: Iris Wyatt, CEP, 1025 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296-7743, ext. 12; fax: (202) 296- 7779; e-mail: lwyatt@character.org; Web site: www.character.org.

17-20--Special education: Educational Therapy: Best Practices in the 21st Century, sponsored by the Association of Educational Therapists, for educational therapists, teachers, speech-language teachers, and social workers, at the Mart Plaza Holiday Inn in Chicago. Contact: Cheryl Peugh, AET, (800) 286-4267; fax: (818) 843-7423; e-mail: aet@aetonline.org; Web site: www.aetonline.org.

18--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Kalispell, Mont. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e- mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

18--Early childhood: Early Childhood Conference, sponsored by the Park School, for preschool teachers, assistants, and directors, at the school in Brooklandville, Md. Contact: Megan M. Ford, Primary Level Admissions Coordinator, Admissions Office, PS, PO Box 8200, Brooklandville, MD 21022; (410) 339-4133; fax: (410) 339-4127; e-mail: mford@parkschool.net; Web site: www.parkschool.net.

18--English: Fall Conference: Celebrate Teaching, sponsored by theMichigan Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich. Contact: Julia Reynolds, 135 Wallinwood Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503; (616) 456-9396; fax: (616) 732-4581; e-mail: JMRLiteracy@aol.com; Web site: www.msu.edu/user/mcte/mcte.html .

18-19--English: Literacy ... With the Accent on 'Lit', sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, for English teachers, at the Holiday Inn at Greentree in Pittsburgh. Contact: Shannon Varley, Conference Chair, PCTELA, 201 Doris Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236; (412) 886-1545; e-mail: svarley@baldwin.k12.pa.us.

18-19--Gifted education: Developing America's Talent, A New England Response: Choices and Challenges in Gifted Education, sponsored by the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education and the departments of education of the six New England states, for educators, parents, administrators, counselors, and legislators, at the Boston Marriott-Quincy in Quincy, Mass. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Beverly Quilty-Dunn or Marion Phaneuf, MAGE, Plymouth South Middle School, GT Program, Plymouth, MA 02360; (508) 224-2725, ext. 1423; fax: (508) 224-5660; e-mail: bquilty- dunn@plymouth.k12.ma.usormphaneuf@plymouth.k12.ma.us; Web site: www.necgt.org.

18-19--Gifted education: Discussing Gifted Topics in the Tropics, sponsored by the Florida Association for the Gifted, for educators and parents of gifted students, at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. Contact: Art Dimter, Pinellas County Schools Gifted Program, 8625 Oriole Lane, Seminole, FL 33777; (727) 588-6037; fax: (727) 588-6441; e-mail: dimtera@pinellas.k12.fl.us.

18-19--Mathematics: NCTM Academy Institute on Geometry, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for mathematics teachers, at the Hilton Kansas City Airport in Kansas City, Mo. Deadline: Sept. 28. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476- 2970; e-mail: academy@nctm.org; Web site: www.nctm.org/academy.

18-21--Ethics: Honor Codes and Honor Councils, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for educators, administrators, and students, at Boston College High School in Boston. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355- 4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

19--Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part I, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for general and remedial teachers of grades 1-3, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

19--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Cobb Galeria Center in Atlanta. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

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