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** marks events that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.

December

1--Reading: Teaching Older Students to Decode Fluently Through Syllabication, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722- 0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

1-5--Early-childhood education: Annual conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children's division for early childhood, for educators, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Contact: CEC Conference Office, 3 Church Circle, Suite 194, Annapolis, MD 21401; (410) 269-6801; fax: (410) 267-0332; e-mail: office@gomeeting.com.

1-5--Staff development: Scaling Summits: Clear Views of Critical Issues, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for educators interested in individual and organizational development and school improvement, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver. Contact: Leslie Miller, NSDC Business Office, PO Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax: (513) 523-0638; e-mail: NSDCHavens@aol.com.

**2--Boarding schools: Boarding-School Informational Fair, sponsored by the Association of Boarding Schools, for parents and educators, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown in Chicago. Contact: ABS, 4455 Connecticut Ave., Suite A-200, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 966-8705; fax: (202) 966-8708; e-mail: tabs@schools.com; Web site: www.schools.com.

2-5--Professional development: Weaving the Tapestry: Connecting the Pieces, sponsored by the New York State Association for Comprehensive Education, for teachers, reading teachers, administrators, and staff involved with Title I programs, at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Deadline: Nov. 17. Contact: Linda Clarkson, President, NYSACE, 3163 Hidden Lake Drive, Baldwinsville, NY 13027; (315) 656- 7246; e-mail: Lclarkson@mail.esmschools.org;orCynthiaGillmore,Treasurer,NYSACE,802S. Melcher St., Johnstown, NY 12095; (518) 762-2279;

3--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in King of Prussia, Pa.; Lansing, Mich.; Tarrytown, N.Y.; and Tupelo, Miss. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

3-4--Middle schools: Unified Arts 13th Annual Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

3-6--Crisis prevention: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program, sponsored by the Crisis Prevention Institute, for educators, in Columbus, Ohio and Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Contact: CPI, 3315-K N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI 53005; (800) 558-8976; fax: (262) 783-5906; e-mail: info@crisisprevention.com; Web site: www.crisisprevention.com.

**4--Arts education: The Arts Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for general and special education teachers, at the school in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: dianalab@aol.com.

4--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Newburgh, N.Y.; New Orleans; Southfield, Mich.; and Sumter, S.C. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e- mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

4-7--Crisis prevention: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program, sponsored by the Crisis Prevention Institute, for educators, in Denver; Sacramento, Calif.; Spokane, Wash.; Springfield, Ill.; and St. Louis. Contact: CPI, 3315-K N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI 53005; (800) 558-8976; fax: (262) 783-5906; e-mail: info@crisisprevention.com; Web site: www.crisisprevention.com.

5--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Baton Rouge, La.; Chapel Hill, S.C.; Fort Worth, Texas; Montgomery, Ala.; Overland Park, Kan.; and Spartanburg, S.C. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

5-7--Professional development: Searching for Balance: Content Knowledge and Effective Instruction, sponsored by the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, at the Williamsburg Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va. Deadline: Nov. 20. Contact: VASCD, 106 Yorkview Road, Yorktown, VA 23692; (757) 898-4434; e-mail: jbyrne@visi.net; Web site: webserver2.ascd.org/affilia tes/virginia/.

**6-7--Troubled youths: Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth, sponsored by Youth Change, for special educators, teachers, counselors, parents, court workers, job trainers, juvenile corrections workers, social workers, and psychologists, in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: YC, 275 N. Third St., Woodburn, OR 97071; (800) 545-5736; fax: (503) 982-7910; e-mail: dwells@youthchg.com; Web site: www.youthchg.com.

6--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Allentown, Pa.; Orlando, Fla.; Pensacola, Fla.; and Phoenix. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e- mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

6-7--Middle schools: Math and Science Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

**7--Early-childhood education: Changing Children, Changing Practice: A New Look at Early-Childhood Education, sponsored by the Velma E. Schmidt programs of the University of North Texas, for early-childhood educators, child-care providers, program directors, parents, administrators, health-care professionals, and caregivers, at the university in Denton, Texas. Contact: Velma E. Schmidt Programs, (940) 565-4477; fax: (940) 369-7533; e-mail: kaymiles@unt.edu.

7--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Macon, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; St. Joseph, Mo.; and Tampa, Fla. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e- mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

10-13--Crisis prevention: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program, sponsored by the Crisis Prevention Institute, for educators, in Toledo, Ohio. Contact: CPI, 3315-K N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI 53005; (800) 558-8976; fax: (262) 783-5906; e-mail: info@crisisprevention.com; Web site: www.crisisprevention.com.

11--College fair: Online College Fair for Special Needs Students, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for students, teachers, and parents, at www.OnlineCollegeFair.com. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com.

11--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Athens, Ga.; Houston; and Vicksburg, Miss. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

11--Principals: One-Day Workshop for Principals, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for K-6 principals, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Lynda Irvin, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684- 3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; Web site: www.naesp.org.

11-14--Crisis prevention: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program, sponsored by the Crisis Prevention Institute, for educators, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Salem, Ore.; Salt Lake City; San Diego; and Sioux Falls, S.D. Contact: CPI, 3315-K N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI 53005; (800) 558-8976; fax: (262) 783-5906; e-mail: info@crisisprevention.com; Web site: www.crisisprevention.com.

12--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Beaumont, Texas and Waco, Texas. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

12-13--Professional development: Understanding by Design, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and other interested educators, at Cleveland State University. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, GCEDC, RT 901, CSU, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: b.m.jenkins@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.gcedcohio.org.

12-14--Professional development: Understanding by Design, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in San Diego. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

**13-17--Improving schools: Eighth Annual Regional Conferences on Improving America’s Schools, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for teachers, parents, school counselors, state and local education officials, and federal program coordinators, at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio. Contact: National Conference Logistics Center, (800 ) 203-5494; e-mail: ias_conference@ed.gov; Web site: http://www.ncbe.gwu.edu/i asconferences/info.shtml.

13--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Berkeley, Calif.; College Park, Ga.; Daytona Beach, Fla.; and Los Angeles. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

13-14--Accountability: Creating a Culture of Shared Accountability, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in San Diego. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575- 5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

13-14--Reading: Reading to Learn: Strategies That Work, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in San Diego. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575- 5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

14--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Fort Myers, Fla.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Shreveport, La.; and Stockton, Calif. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457- 4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

17-20--Crisis prevention: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program, sponsored by the Crisis Prevention Institute, for educators, in Albuquerque, N.M.; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Missoula, Mont.; Phoenix; San Antonio; and Seattle. Contact: CPI, 3315-K N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI 53005; (800) 558- 8976; fax: (262) 783-5906; e-mail: info@crisisprevention.com; Web site: www.crisisprevention.com.

**18--Foreign language: Promoting Culture in a Foreign Language Classroom/Creating Culturally Rich Units, sponsored by the Parker School Regional Teachers Center, for educators, at the school in Devens, Mass. Contact: PSRTC, PO Box 2129, Devens, MA 01432; (978) 772-2687; Web site: www.parker.org/rtc.

**20--English: Vic’s Picks, sponsored by the English Language Arts Council and the United Federation of Teachers, for educators, in New York City. Contact: Vita Rosenberg, (212) 598-9298; fax: (212) 533-5402; e-mail: uftprocomm@aol.com.

27-30--Foreign language: Conference, sponsored by the Modern Language Association of America, for modern language teachers, in New Orleans. Contact: MLA, 26 Broadway, Third Floor, New York, NY 10004-1789; (646) 576-5000; fax: (646) 458-0030; e-mail: convention@mla.org; Web site: www.mla.org.

January 2002

3-6--Linguistics: Conference, sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America, for educators, in San Francisco. Contact: Margaret Reynolds, LSA, 1325 18th St. N.W., Suite 211, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 835-1714; fax: (202) 835-1717; e- mail: lsa@lsadc.org; Web site: www.lsadc.org.

8--College fair: Online College Fair for Science and Engineering Students, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for students, teachers, and parents, at www.OnlineCollegeFair.com. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com.

8-11--Crisis prevention: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program, sponsored by the Crisis Prevention Institute, for educators, in Colorado Springs, Colo.; El Paso, Texas; Kahuku Oahu, Hawaii; San Francisco; San Juan, Puerto Rico (program taught in Spanish); Tucson, Ariz.; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: CPI, 3315-K N. 124th St., Brookfield, WI 53005; (800) 558-8976; fax: (262) 783-5906; e-mail: info@crisisprevention.com; Web site: www.crisisprevention.com.

9-11--Women: Fundraising Seminar for Women, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, for women presidents and vice-presidents, in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Chris Bitting or Susan Chilcott, AASCU, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-7070; fax: (202) 296-5819; e-mail: bittingc@aascu.orgorchilcott s@aascu.org; Web site: www.aascu.org.

9-12--Higher education: 2002 First-Year Experience Conference-West, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators, in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: NRCFYEST, University of South Carolina, 1629 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-6029; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: fyeconf@gwm.sc.edu; Web site: www.sc.edu/fye.

9--Principals: Principals' Academy: Conflict Analysis and Conflict Resolution, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for K-12 principals and interns, at Cleveland State University. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, GCEDC, RT 901, CSU, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: b.m.jenkins@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.gcedcohio.org.

9-11--Administrators: Reflections and Visions 2002, sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators, for pupil services and special education administrators, at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Monterey, Calif. Contact: Sue Periera or Lynne Ganas, ACSA, 1517 L St., Sacramento, CA 95814; (916) 444-3216; fax: (916) 444-3739; e-mail: speriera@acsa.orgorlganas@acsa.or g; Web site: www.acsa.org.

10-12--At-risk youths: Bridging Professional Perspectives: The 12th Annual Conference and Training Seminar on Educating Adjudicated, Incarcerated, and At-Risk Youth, sponsored by California State University-San Bernardino, for alternative and correctional educators and others who deal with at-risk youth, in Palm Springs, Calif. Deadline: Jan. 4. Contact: AnnMarie Deasy, CEL, CSU-SB, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407; (909) 880-5981; fax: (909) 880-5907; Web site: www.regweb.com/csusb/bpp02.

**11-12--Professional development: The High/Scope Regional Training Conference, sponsored by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, for preschool teachers, directors, administrators, home-based day care providers, principals, and infant/toddler care givers, at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, Calif. Contact: H/SERF, 600 N. River Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198; fax: (734) 485-0704; Web site: www.highscope.org.

14-17--Curriculum management: Maximizing Student Achievement Through Curriculum Assessment and Design and Delivery, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, at the Holiday Inn on the Bay in San Diego. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: headquarters@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

**16--Behavior disorders: Rethinking the Assessment and Treatment of Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Disorders of Attention, and Disorders of Learning, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for parents and educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

16-17--Classroom management: The Well-Managed Classroom, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, administrators, and support staff, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact, NRTC Support Services, PO Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

16-17--Mentoring: Mentoring the New Teacher: Professional Development for Reflection and Growth, sponsored by the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: NRPDC, RT 901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687- 5422; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.nrpdc.org.

16-18--Literacy: Early Literacy and Learning: Wiring a Brain for Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 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.

16-18--Professional development: Teaching and Assessing Habits of Mind, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 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.

17-18--Assessment: Testing K-12: Assessment Data and Policy, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 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.

17-18--Middle schools: Language Arts and Social Studies Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle level educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887- 6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

17-19--Principals: Proficiencies for Principals: Performance and Evaluation, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals, at the headquarters of the Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administrators in Oklahoma City. Contact: Sandy Wisley, Associate Executive Director, CCOSA; (405) 524-1191.

18-19--Professional development: Elements of Effective Instruction, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: GCEDC, RT 901, Cleveland State University, 1860 E. 2nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: gcedc@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.gcedcohio.org.

18--Principals: Managing Unmanageable Students, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals and assistant principals, in Seattle. Contact: Elaine McEwan-Atkins, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483; (703) 684-3345 or (800) 386-2377; fax: (703) 549-5568 or (800) 396-2377; Web site: www.naesp.org.

18--School choice: School Choice, Charters, and Vouchers-Critical Issues of Today and Tomorrow, sponsored by the University of San Diego schools of education and law, for California public, private, and charter school teachers, principals, superintendents, school attorneys, education and law professors, deans, union officials, and others interested in school choice, at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. Contact: Kellard J. Dunks, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492; (619) 260-7585; fax: (619) 260-4695; e-mail: kdunks@sandiego.edu; Web site: www.sandiego.edu/soe/conference .html.

19-23--School reform: Fiesta-An Accelerated Schools Celebration: 5th National Conference, sponsored by the Southwest Center for Accelerated Schools, for educators interested in comprehensive school reform, at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: SCAS; Web site: www.tenet.edu/accelerate dschools/index.html.

21-24--Professional development: Success by Design Pre-Conference Workshops, sponsored by the National Center on Education and the Economy, for teachers, principals, administrators, and superintendents, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: NCEE, One Thomas Circle N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 783-3668; fax: (202) 783-3672; e-mail: NC2002@ncee.org; Web site: www.ncee.org/NC2002.

23-25--Special education: Putting the Pieces Together With Behavior-Part 1, sponsored by the Council of Administrators of Special Education, for general and special education administrators and service providers, at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Deadline: Jan. 2. Contact: CASE, 615 16th St. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104; (505) 243-7622; fax: (505) 247-4822; e-mail: casecec@aol.com; Web site: http://members.aol.com/casecec.html .

24-26--Professional development: Success by Design, annual conference, sponsored by the National Center on Education and the Economy, for teachers, principals, administrators, and superintendents, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: NCEE, One Thomas Circle N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 783-3668; fax: (202) 783-3672; e-mail: NC2002@ncee.org; Web site: www.ncee.org/NC2002.

25--Abuse: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: GCEDC, RT 901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: gcedc@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.gcedcohio.org.

25-27--Teaching: Bi-Annual Good Teaching Conference, sponsored by the California Teachers Association, for educators, at the Westin Hotel in Los Angeles. Contact: CTA, (650) 552-5350; Web site: www.cta.org.

28-29--Change: Creating the Capacity for Change, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Washington. 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.

28-29--New teachers: 4th Annual Symposium on Teacher Induction-Launching the Next Generation of New Teachers, sponsored by the New Teacher Center at the University of California, for educators, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Contact: NTC at USC; (831) 459-4323; e-mail: ntc@zzyx.ucsc.edu; Web site: www.newteachercenter.or.

28-29--Professional development: Putting Sense in Consensus: Making Collaborative Decisions, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Washington. 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.

28-29--Standards: Constructivism in the Age of Standards, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Washington. 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.

28-30--Career education: Careers-Linking Learning to Life, sponsored by the Center on Education and Work and the Wisconsin Career Development Association, for career development practitioners serving K-16 and adults, at the Marriott Madison West Hotel in Madison, Wis. Contact: CEW, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 964 Educational Sciences Building, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706-1796; (800) 446-0399; fax: (608) 262-9197; e-mail: cewconf@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.cew.wisc.edu/careers.

28-8--Space: JASON XIII: Frozen Worlds, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Star Schools, National Marine Sanctuaries, and the Office of Naval Research, for middle school students and teachers, via satellite and the Internet. Contact: Sarah Welcome, The JASON Project, 11 Second Ave., Needham Heights, MA 02494; (888) 527-6600; fax: (781) 444-8313; e-mail: info@jason.org; Web site: www.jasonproject.org.

29-1--Parental involvement: Common Sense Parenting: Training for Parent Trainers, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for guidance counselors, early-childhood and parent educators, and administrators, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact, NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

29--Reading: Phonemic Awareness and DIBELS, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

31-1--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 principals, teachers, and administrators, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: 15 days prior to event. Contact: Sharon Steindam, NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843-6773; fax: (847) 995-9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

February

1-2--Space: National Educator Conference: Space in the Classroom, sponsored by the Space Foundation, for K-12 educators, at the Golden State Museum in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: Julie Howell, Communications Manager, SF, 2860 S. Circle Drive, Suite 2301, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (719) 576-8000; fax: (719) 576-8801; e- mail: custserv@spacefoundation.org; Web site: www.spacefoundation.org.

2-6--Teacher education: The Best Teachers for ALL Our Children Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, for educators, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver. Contact: ATE, 1900 Association Drive, Suite ATE, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-3110; fax: (703) 620-9530; e-mail: ATE1@aol.com; Web site: www.ATE1.org.

2--Mathematics: Improving Math Competence, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

3-5--Principals: Making It Happen: Assistant Principals Conference, sponsored by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, for elementary and middle school assistant principals from Texas, at the Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Lisa Holloway, TEPSA, 510 E. 10th St., Austin, TX 78701; (512) 478-5268; fax: (512) 478-1502; e-mail: lisa@tepsa.org; Web site: www.tepsa.org.

3-5--School boards: Federal Relations Network Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for grassroots lobbyists and school board members, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Contact: NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 683-7590; e-mail: info@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

6-8--Data: Seize the Data! Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for principals, teachers, district administrators, and superintendents, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Contact: Sharon Steindam, NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Shaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843- 6773; fax: (847) 995-9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

6-8--Special education: Putting the Pieces Together With Behavior-Part 2, sponsored by the Council of Administrators of Special Education, for general and special education administrators and service providers, at the Sheraton Old Town in Albuquerque, N.M. Deadline: Jan. 2. Contact: CASE, 615 16th St. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87104; (505) 243-7622; fax: (505) 247-4822; e-mail: casecec@aol.com; Web site: http://members.aol.com/casecec.html .

7-8--Administrators: Transforming Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, for school principals, assistant principals, and all levels of administrators, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. Deadline: Feb. 1. Contact: Arthur A. Fumarolo, CPAA, 221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1550, Chicago, IL 60601; (312) 263-7767; fax: (312) 263-2012; e-mail: afumarolo@cpaa.cps.k12.il.us.

7-8--Assessment: Assessment for Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Denver. 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.

7-8--Mentoring: Learning Focused Mentoring: Consulting, Collaborating, and Coaching for Professional Excellence, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Denver. 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.

7-8--Professional development: Facilitating Your Team's Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Denver. 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.

7-10--Higher education: Academic Affairs Resource Center Winter Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, for chief academic officers, at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. Contact: George Mehaffy or Patricia Fesci, AASCU, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-7070; fax: (202) 296-5819; e-mail: mehaffyg@aascu.orgorfescip@aasc u.org; Web site: www.aascu.org.

9-12--Reading: National Reading Recovery and Descubriendo La Lectura Conference and Pre-Conference Institutes: Literacy for Every Child, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, for reading recovery and early literacy educators, Title I teachers, principals, administrators, school board members, university professors, and researchers, at the Hyatt Regency and Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Deadline: one month prior to event. Contact: Anita Gibson, Director of Conferences and Events, RRCNA, 1929 Kenny Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43210-1069; (614) 292-7111, ext. 2; fax: (614) 292-4404; e-mail: gibson.313@osu.edu; Web site: www.readingrecovery.org.

9-13--Year-round education: Connecting Time and Learning: 33rd Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Year-Round Education, for teachers, administrators, students, parents and board members, at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. Contact: NAYRE, PO Box 711386, San Diego, CA 92171-1386; (619) 276-5296; fax: (858) 571-5754; e-mail: info@nayre.org; Web site: www.nayre.org.

9-10--Principals: Early-Childhood Institute, sponsored by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, for Texas elementary and middle school principals, assistant principals, and teachers, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Lisa Holloway, TEPSA, 510 E. 10th St., Austin, TX 78701; (512) 478- 5268; fax: (512) 478-1502; e-mail: lisa@tepsa.org; Web site: www.tepsa.org.

10--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for high school students and their parents, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com.

12--Principals: Principals' Academy, Seeking and Analyzing: Problem Analysis Skills for the Principal, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for K-12 principals and interns, at Cleveland State University. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, GCEDC, RT 901, CSU, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: b.m.jenkins@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.gcedcohio.org.

12--College fair: Online College Fair for Transfer Applicants, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for students, teachers, and parents, at www.OnlineCollegeFair.com. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com.

13-14--Mentoring: Mentoring the New Teacher: Professional Development for Reflection and Growth, sponsored by the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: NRPDC, RT 901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687- 5422; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.nrpdc.org.

13--Mathematics: Structural Arithmetic-Multiplication and Division, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

15-17--Administrators: The National Conference on Education, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for administrators, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. Contact: AASA, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209-1813; (703) 528-0070; fax: (703) 841-1543; e-mail: webmaster@aasa.org; Web site: www.aasa.org/conferences/nce/.

15-19--Higher education: 21st Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NRCFYEST, University of South Carolina, 1629 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-6029; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: fyeconf@gwm.sc.edu; Web site: www.sc.edu/fye.

15-17--English: Conference, sponsored by the California Association of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Oakland, Calif. Contact: Punky Fristrom, CATE; (619) 222-3934.

19-20--Professional development: The Adaptive School: Developing and Facilitating Collaborative Groups, sponsored by the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: NRPDC, RT 901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687- 5422; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.nrpdc.org.

20-21--Classroom management: The Well-Managed Classroom, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, administrators, and support staff, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact, NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

21-22--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for high school students and their parents, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com.

21-22--Principals: Proficiencies for Principals: Curriculum and Instruction, sponsored by the National Association of School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals, at the headquarters of the Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administrators in Oklahoma City. Contact: Sandy Wisley, Associate Executive Director, CCOSA; (405) 524-1191.

21-23--Behavior: The Whole Child, sponsored by the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, for special educators and professionals who work with individuals with emotional disorders, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Kirsten McBride, Conference Manager, MSLBD, PO Box 40001, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-8755; fax: (913) 492-2546; Web site: www.mslbd.org.

21-23--Scholarships: Board Meeting: Increasing Scholarship Support from the Private Sector, sponsored by the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, for CSFA board members, in Phoenix. Contact: CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road, St. Peter, MN 56082; (800) 537-4180; fax: (507) 931-9168; e-mail: cvandyke@csfa.org; Web site: www.csfa.org.

21-24--After-school programs: Beyond School Hours V: Connecting Schools, Families and Communities, sponsored by Foundations Inc., for representatives from non-profits, schools, and government, corporate, volunteer, health and human services, and philanthropic organizations, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans and the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Contact: Martha C. Young or Emilio R. Matticoli, FI, Moorestown West Coprorate Center, 101 Executive Drive, Suite 2, Moorestown, NJ 08057-4236; e-mail: Marty@foundations- inc.orgorEmilio@foundations-inc.org.

21-23--English: A Classic Language Arts Conference, sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Rome, Ga. Contact: Alan Perry, GCTE; (706) 857-3528; e-mail: Aperry4214@aol.com.

22-23--Behavior: Seminar: Getting Started With Difficult Students-K-12, sponsored by Our Other Youth at Portland State University, for teachers, counselors, administrators, and special projects managers, at Schooner's Cove Ocean Front Motel Conference Room in Cannon Beach, Ore. Deadline: Feb. 15. Contact: Jerry Conrath, OOY, 64 Junco Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261; (360) 468-3169; fax: (360) 468-3120.

23-27--Dropouts: 14th Annual America's At-Risk Youth National Forum, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, for teachers, counselors, district staff, social service agencies, juvenile justice professionals, and government leaders, at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: NDPC/N, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631-1555; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e- mail: ndpc@clemson.edu; Web site: www.dropoutprevention.org.

28--Mathematics: Structural Arithmetic and Beyond-Fractions and Decimals, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

28-2--English: The Many Facets of Literacy, sponsored by the Ohio Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, for English teachers, in Beachwood, Ohio. Contact: William Romeo, OCTELA, (440) 885-2370; e-mail: wromeo@juno.com.

28-2--Space: Space in the Classroom Education Conference, sponsored by the Space Foundation, for K-12 educators, at the Sheraton Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Julie Howell, Communications Manager, SF, 2860 S. Circle Drive, Suite 2301, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (719) 576-8000 or (800) 691-4000; e- mail: julie@spacef oundation.orgorcustserv@spacefoundation.org; Web site: www.spacefoundation.org.

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