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15--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Baltimore; Louisville, Ky.; and Winston-Salem, N.C. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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.

15-16--Character education: Developing Character in the Classroom, sponsored by the Hyde School, for teachers and administrators, at the school in Woodstock, Conn. Contact: Reg Ruhlin, HS, 616 High St., Bath, ME 04530; (207) 443-7311; fax: (207) 443-8631; e-mail: rrhulin@hyde.edu; Web site: www.hydeteachertraining.org.

15-16--Public policy: 2002 Public Policy Conference, sponsored by the Alliance for Children and Families, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, Md. Contact: ACF, 1701 K St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006; (800) 220-1016; fax: (202) 331-7476; e-mail: policy@alliance1.org; Web site: www.alliance1.org.

**15--Special education: Online Seminar: Special Education Referrals: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Economically Disadvantaged Populations, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators, policymakers, and counselors, at www.cec.sped.org/pd. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704; (800) 224-6830, ext. 516; fax: (703) 620-2521; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd/.

16-17--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, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545- 5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

16--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Arlington, Va.; Arlington Heights, Ill.; Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Ind.; and Sharonville, Ohio. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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.

16--Parental involvement: Nervous, Worried, Scared?: Parents' Guide to Helping Children Deal With Their Fears, 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.

16--Principals: Principals' Academy, The Principal, Politics, and the Community, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for K-12 principals, at Cleveland State University, in Cleveland. 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.

16--Principals: Raking Leaves in a High Wind: Building Community Connectedness, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals and assistant principals, at the Radisson Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483; (703) 684-3345, ext. 208; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: lhoffman@naesp.org; Web site: www.naesp.org.

16--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/.

**16--Parental involvement: Workshop for Parents With Adopted Children With LD/ADHD, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for educators and parents, at the school in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3083; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

17--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Wilmington, N.C. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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--Principals: Raking Leaves in a High Wind: Building Community Connectedness, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals and assistant principals, at the Montgomery Civic Center in Montgomery, Ala. Contact: NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483; (703) 684-3345, ext. 208; fax: (703) 518-6281; e- mail: lhoffman@naesp.org; Web site: www.naesp.org.

17--Professional development: Assessing Professional Development, sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, for educators, professional-development coordinators, and curriculum leaders, at the academy in Aurora, Ill. Deadline: April 3. Contact: Guy Todnem, IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506- 1000; (630) 907-5970; fax: (630) 907-5918; e-mail: gtodnem@imsa.edu; Web site: www.imsa.edu.

17-20--Poetry: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Association for Poetry Therapy, for counselors and creative-writing faculty, at the Hyatt Regency in Denver. Contact: Angela Comfort, NAPT, 5505 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 280, Washington, DC 20015; (202) 966-2536; fax: (202) 966-2283; e-mail: PoetryTherapy@danielgrp.com; Web site: www.poetrytherapy.org.

17-20--Professional development: Peter Senge in Schools That Learn, sponsored by the Peel District School Board, for teachers, administrators, parents, and community leaders, in Toronto. Contact: TW Branun and Associates, (800) 531-0082; fax: (866) 465- 2325; Web site: www.twblearn.com/conferences.html< /a>.

**17--Early-childhood education: Workshop for Preschool Teachers Working With Students at Risk for Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for educators, at the school in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3083; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

**17-20--Principals: Leading Schools to Improve Learning for All Students: 19th Annual Conversation, sponsored by the International Network of Principals’ Centers of Harvard University, for K-12 principals, principal educators, and principals’ center leaders, at the Principals’ Center of Georgia State University in Atlanta. Contact: Cindy Teston, (706) 867-2849; Web site: www.principalscenter.org.

18--English: Infusing Poetry Into Successful Teaching Practice, sponsored by the English Language Arts Council/United Federation of Teachers, for English teachers, in New York City. Contact: Vita Rosenberg, (212) 598-9298; fax: (212) 533-5402; e-mail: uftprocomm@aol.com.

18-20--Science: Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in New York City. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

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

18--History: Electronic Field Trip: Taxes, Tea, and Tyranny, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for grade 4-8 students and teachers, to be broadcast on national television. Contact: Russ Glissman, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8976; (757) 565-8916; e-mail: rglissman@cwf.org; Web site: www.history.org/trips.

18--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Anderson, Ind.; Gulfport, Miss.; Richmond, Va.; and Stillwater, Okla. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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.

18-19--Principals: Don't Laugh at Me: Creating a Ridicule-Free Zone in Every School, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals and assistant principals, at Dover Downs in Dover, Del. Contact: NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483; (703) 684-3345, ext. 208; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: lhoffman@naesp.org; Web site: www.naesp.org.

18-21--Foreign language: Teaching in Changing Times: The Courage to Lead, sponsored by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for foreign-language teachers, at the Hilton in New York City. Contact: Susan Cavenagh, NCTFL, PO Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013; (717) 245-1977; fax: (717) 245-1976; e-mail: nectfl@dickinson.edu; Web site: www.nectfl.org.

19--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Hattiesburg, Miss.; Las Vegas; and Portland, Maine. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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.

19--Principals: Leading Quality Learning Communities, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals and assistant principals, at the OAESA Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483; (703) 684-3345, ext. 208; fax: (703) 549-5568; e-mail: lhoffman@naesp.org; Web site: www.naesp.org.

19-21--Mathematics: Annual Conference: Seize the Opportunity, Provide the Leadership, sponsored by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, for leaders in mathematics education, at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Deadline: March 15. Contact: NCSM, PO Box 10667, Golden, CO 80401; (404) 274-5932; fax: (404) 274- 5932; e-mail: ncsm@mathforum.com; Web site: www.ncsmonline.org.

**19--Middle schools: Meeting and Maintaining Standards: A Middle School Perspective, sponsored by Lehigh University, for teachers, administrators, board members, and parents, at the university in Bethlehem, Pa. Contact: Lisa Collins, LU, (610) 758-3234; fax: (610) 758-3227; e-mail: lic4@lehigh.edu.

**19-20--English: Writing Centers and Diversity, sponsored by the Northeast Writing Centers Association, for educators, in Smithfield, R.I. Contact: J.P. Nadeau; e- mail: jnadeau@bryant.edu; or Sue Dinitz; sdinitz@zoo.uvm.edu; Web site: http://web.bryant.edu/NEWCA.htm.

20--Montessori education: 2001-02 Teachers' Section Annual Touring Symposium, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for Montessori educators, in Phoenix. Contact: Evelyn Jackson, AMS, (212) 358-1250, ext. 201; e-mail: evelyn@amshq.org.

**20--English: Embracing Diversity: Changes and Challenges in TESOL, sponsored by the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, for educators, at Molloy College in Rockville Center, N.Y. Contact: Irene Pompetti- Szul, NYSTESOL, (516) 686-7660; e-mail: ipompetti@rcn.com.

21--Reading: The Writing Road to Reading: A Comprehensive Introduction, sponsored by the Reading Reform Foundation of New York, for educators, at the foundation in New York City. Contact: RRF, 333 W. 57th St., Suite 1L, New York, NY 10019; (212) 307-7320; fax: (212) 307-0449; e-mail: readingreform@mindspring.com; Web site: www.readingreformny.org.

21-23--Professional development: 2002 Spring Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, for public school superintendents, business managers, and school officials, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington. Deadline: April 2. Contact: Lynn Watkins, NAFIS, 444 N. Capitol St. N.W., Hall of States, Suite 419, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 624-5455; fax: (202) 624-5468.

21-24--Mathematics: 80th Annual Meeting: Realizing the Vision of School Mathematics, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for mathematicsteachers and educators, at the Sands Expo, the Venetian, and Harrah's in Las Vegas. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191, (703) 620-9840; fax: (800) 220-8483; Web site: www.nctm.org.

22--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Norwood, Mass., and San Antonio. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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.

22-24--Professional development: Understanding by Design: Teaching and Assessing for Understanding, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K- 12 educators and administrators, in New York City. 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.

**22-23--Small schools: Planning Your Small Schools workshop, sponsored by the Small Schools Workshop, for educators and community leaders who are creating small schools, at the Allegro Hotel in Chicago. Contact: Mindy Feicke, SSW, (312) 413-8066; e- mail: mfeick1@uic.edu.

**22--Classroom management: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses: A Reality Therapy Approach, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for teachers, counselors, and principals, at the Holiday Inn Select Airport in Indianapolis. Deadline: Two weeks before event. 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.

23--Learning disabilities: Interpreting Evaluations for Classroom and Remedial Use, 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.

23--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Monroe, La. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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.

23-24--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for high school students and their parents, at the Maryland Agricultural Center in Gaithersburg, Md. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com.

23-24--Developmental education: Organizing Schools Using Brain Research, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New York City. 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.

23-24--Diversity: Instructional Strategies for Academically Diverse Learners: A Look at Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New York City. 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.

23-25--Early childhood: Annual La Semana del Niño Early-Childhood Educators Institute, sponsored by the Intercultural Development Research Association, for educators, administrators, and parents, in San Antonio. Deadline: April 15. Contact: José Rodriguez or Carol Chavez, IDRA, 5835 Callaghan Road, Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228-1190; (210) 444-1710; fax: (210) 444-1714; e-mail: contact@idra.org; Web site: www.idra.org.

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

24--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Decatur, Ala., and Malvern, Pa. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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.

24-26--Data: Seize the Data! Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for principals, teachers, administrators, and superintendents, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: 15 days before event. Contact: 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.

24-27--Middle schools: Annual Middle Years Conference: Inspiration to Implementation, sponsored by the Middle Years Association of British Columbia, for teachers, administrators, and parents, at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. Contact: TW Branun and Associates, (800) 531-0082; fax: (866) 465- 2325; Web site: www.twblearn.com/myabc/myabc.html.

25--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Billings, Mont.; Houston; Irving, Texas; Norcross, Ga.; Orangeburg, N.Y.; and San Diego. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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.

25--Special education: Inclusive Schools Conference, Restructuring for Caring and Effective Education: The Inclusive Schools, sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Centers, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: Northeast Regional Professional Development Centers, 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.

25-26--Multiple intelligences: Multiple Intelligences Institute, sponsored by the New City School, for teachers, administrators, and curriculum specialists, at the school in St. Louis. Contact: M. Patricia Nuernberger, New City School, 5209 Waterman Ave., St. Louis, MO 63108-1155; (314) 361-6411; fax: (314) 361-1499; e-mail: pnuernberger@newcityschool.org; Web site: www.newcityschool.org.

25-27--Principals: Proficiencies for Principals Workshops: Political and Communication Skills, 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 Wisely, Associate Executive Director, CCOSA; (405) 524-1191.

25-28--Montessori education: Clearing the Cobwebs: Rediscovering the Treasures of a Montessori Education, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for Montessori school educators, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Contact: Hilary Green, AMS, 281 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010; (212) 358-1250; Web site: www.amshq.org.

**25-27--Segregation: 3rd Annual Conference: The Resegregation of America’s Schools: What’s at Stake? What Should Be Done?, sponsored by the Learning Communities Network, for educators, funders, policymakers, and reform advocates, at the Rio All- Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Contact: Linda Boozer, Black Diamond Summit, (303) 758-6567; e-mail: lindab@bdsummit.com.

**25-27--Resegregation: 3rd Annual Conference: The Resegregation of America's Schools: What's at Stake?, sponsored by the Learning Communities Network Inc., for educators, funders, policymakers, and reform advocates, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Contact: Linda Boozer, Black Diamond Summit, (303) 758- 6567; e-mail: lindab@bdsummit.com.

26-27--English: Finding Our Voices, sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, for English teachers, in Appleton, Wis. Contact: Debbie Kinder, (608) 342-1920; e-mail: kinderd@uwplatt.edu.

26--African-American education: Education Policy Forum and Annual Awards Dinner, sponsored by the National Commission for African-American Education, for educators and parents, at Howard University in Washington. Contact: Claude Mayberry, NCAAE, 2141 Industrial Parkway, Suite 202, Silver Spring, MD 20904; (301) 680-0148; fax: (301) 680-9240.

26-27--English: Spring Conference 2002, sponsored by the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English, for English Teachers, in St. Cloud, Minn. Contact: Gerry Lidstrom; e-mail: glidstrom@forestlake.k12.mn.us.

26--Counselors: Counseling the ADD/ADHD/LD Student workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for guidance counselors, at Mercer County Community College in Trenton, N.J. Contact: Stephen DiPietro, CB, 3440 Market St., Suite 410, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215) 387-7600, ext. 124; fax: (215) 387-5805; e-mail: sdipietro@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

26--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Bakersfield, Calif.; Bozeman, Mont.; Corpus Christi, Texas; and Middletown, N.Y. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. 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.

26-27--Parental involvement: Family Festival: Bright Futures, sponsored by the Practical Parenting Partnerships Center, for teachers, administrators, counselors, social workers, parents, and students, at the Tan Tar A Resort in Osage Beach, Mo. Contact: Darlene Robinett, Director, PPPC, 2412C Hyde Park, Jefferson City, MO 65109; (573) 761-7770; fax: (573) 761-7760; e-mail: drobinet@pppctr.org; Web site: www.pppctr.org.

26-28--Parental involvement: International Conference: Born to Learn, sponsored by the Parents as Teachers National Center, for early-childhood educators, parent educators, child-care providers, health-care professionals, social workers, and other professionals who work with young children, at the Adams Mark Hotel in St. Louis. Contact: PATNC, 10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 230, St. Louis, MO 63132; (314) 432-4330; fax: (314) 432-8963; e-mail: jhinr@patnc.org; Web site: www.patnc.org.

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