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**19-20--Technology: 11th Annual Conference, sponsored by EdAccess, for educators, business leaders, and administrators, at Purnell School in Pottersville, N.J. Contact: Rob Mancabelli, (908) 439-4038; e-mail: rmancabelli@purnell.org; Web site: www.edaccess.org.

19-21--Assessment: National Assessment Seminar, sponsored by the Northwest Evaluation Association, for assessment directors, administrators, school board members, and teachers, at the Marriott Downtown in Portland, Ore. Contact: NWEA, 12909 S.W. 68th Parkway, Suite 400, Portland, OR 97223; (503) 624-1951; fax: (503) 639-7873; e-mail: munse@nwea.org; Web site: www.nwea.org.

19-21--Space: JASON XIV: Shore to Sea National Educators Conference, sponsored by the JASON Foundation for Education, for educators and trainers, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University Center in Milwaukee. Deadline: June 7. Contact: UW-Milwaukee, JASON Project, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203; (414) 227-3366; fax: (414) 227-3168.

20-21--Safety: Safe and Effective Secondary Schools, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, administrators, 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; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

20-21--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 before 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.

20-22--Assessment: Assessment-A Shared Commitment, sponsored by the American Association for Higher Education, for educators, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston. Contact: AAHE Service Center, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, DC 20036-1110; (202) 293-6440, ext. 761; fax: (202) 293-0073; e-mail: servicecenter@aahe.org; Web site: www.aahe.org/conferences.htm.

20-23--Urban schools: Issues Forum, sponsored by the Council of Urban Boards of Education, for school board members and administrators from urban districts, in New York City. Contact: Katrina Kelley, Director, CUBE, National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 683-7590; e-mail: kkelley@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cube.

20-25--Professional development: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Peer Helpers Association, for students and educators, in Baltimore. Contact: NPHA, PO Box 32272, Kansas City, MO 64171-5272; (877) 314-7337; fax: (866) 314-7337; e-mail: npha2002@peerhelping.org; Web site: www.peerhelping.org.

22-25--Parental involvement: 106th National PTA Convention and Exhibition, sponsored by the National Parent/Teacher Association, for members, parents, and educators, at the San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio. Deadline: April 19. Contact: Vicki Loise, Meetings Director, NPTA, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 670-6782, ext. 306; fax: (312) 670-6783; e-mail: v_loise@pta.org; Web site: www.pta.org.

23-25--Community involvement: Community Schools Work! 2002 National Forum, sponsored by the Coalition for Community Schools, for educators, community leaders, policymakers, and parents, at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington. Contact: Sheri DeBoe Johnson, CCS, 1001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 310, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-8405, ext. 154; fax: (202) 872-4054; e-mail: johnsons@iel.org; Web site: www.communityschools.org.

23-27--Teacher education: Teacher Education as a Social Mission: A Key to the Future-4th International Conference on Teacher Education, sponsored by the Israel Ministry of Education, the Israel Department of Teacher Education, and the MOFET Institute, for teacher educators, at the Achva College of Education in Israel. Contact: Yodfat Kirmayer, Conference Coordinator, Achva College of Education, M.P. Shikmim 79800, Israel; (972) 8-8588092; fax: (972)8-8588116; e-mail: yodfat_k@macam.ac.il; Web site: www.conf4.achva.ac.il.

**23-28--Middle schools: Transforming Middle Schools: Focus on Instruction in Grades 5-9, sponsored by AEL Inc. and the University of Charleston, for teams of teachers, principals, and curriculum supervisors, at the University in Charleston, W.Va. Contact: Terry Foster, (800) 624-9120; fax: (304) 347-0489; e-mail: fosterf@ael.org; Web site: www.ael.org/ael-uc.htm.

24-28--Space: Space Discovery Graduate Courses: Earth Systems Sciences, sponsored by the Space Foundation, for K-12 educators, at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post in Colorado Springs, Colo. Deadline: May 1. Contact: Julie Howell, Communications Manager, SF, 2860 S. Circle Drive, Suite 2301, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (719) 576-8000; e-mail: julie@spacefoundation.org; Web site: www.spacefoundation.org.

24-28--Special education: Specialized Classroom Management, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for specialized classroom instructors and teacher aides, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

24-29--Catholic schools: Institute in Catholic Identity, sponsored by the Manhattan College Graduate School of Educational Leadership, for Catholic school educators, at the college in Riverdale, N.Y. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Sister Remigia Kushner, Director, Catholic School Administrator Program, MC, Riverdale, NY 10471; (718) 862-7473; fax: (718) 862-7816; e-mail: rkushner@manhattan.edu; Web site: www.manhattan.edu/~rkushner/.

**24-29--Teacher: National Board Facilitators’ Institutes Combination Program, sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, for national board- certified teachers, teacher-educators, and state and local administrators, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Contact: NBPTS, (800) 228- 3224; Web site: www.nbpts.org.

24-1--History: Colonial Williamsburg Teachers' Institute-Elementary School, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for 5th grade social studies teachers, in Williamsburg, Va. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: tbroyles@cwf.org; Web site: www.history.org/teach.

24-1--History: Colonial Williamsburg Teachers' Institute-Middle School, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for social studies teachers for grades 7- 12, in Williamsburg, Va. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: tbroyles@cwf.org; Web site: www.history.org/teach.

25-27--Administrators: Administrative Intervention, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for principals, administrators, counselors, social workers, and team leaders, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org; Web site: www.girlsandboystow n.org/pros/training/index.htm.

25-27--Principals: Managing With a Difference: Decisionmaking With a Purpose and Data, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals and assistant principals, at the Radisson Harbor Inn in Sandusky, Ohio. 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.

27-29--Bilingual education: Multilingual and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Dyslexia, sponsored by the International Dyslexia Association, for educators, administrators, university professors, policymakers, and researchers, at the Omni Hotel in Washington. Contact: IDA, Chester Building #382, 8600 LaSalle Road, Baltimore, MD 21286; (410) 296-0232; fax: (410) 321-5069; Web site: www.interdys.org/conference. stm#multi.

29-26--Developmental education: Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators, sponsored by the National Center for Developmental Education, for practitioners and administrators, at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Deadline: April 16. Contact: Sandy Drewes or Maggie Mock, KITCDE, NCDE, Appalachian State University, PO Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608; (828) 262-3057; fax: (828) 262-2128; e-mail: drewess@appstate.eduormock mt@appstate.edu; Web site: www.ncde.appstate.edu.

30-3--School nurses: 34th Annual Conference, Partners with Children, sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses, for school nurses, school nurse administrators, school nurse consultants, and school health educators, at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Contact: NASN, Eastern Office, PO Box 1300, Scarborough, ME 04070-1300; (207) 883-2117 or (877) 627-6476; fax: (207) 883-2683; e-mail: nasn@nasn.org; Web site: www.nasn.org.

1-2—Professional development: Strategies for Teaching Content: Unit Organizer, Concept Mastery, Concept Comparison, and Framing, 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- 3—Gifted education: Instructional Models for the Education of Gifted Students, sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University, for teachers and administrators, at the college in New York City. Contact: James Borland or Lisa Wright, (212) 678-3849; fax: (212) 678-4048; e-mail: lrw22@columbia.edu.

1- 5—Higher education: International Conference on the First-Year Experience, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators, in Bath, England. Contact: Nina Glisson, Conference Coordinator, NRCFYEST, University of South Carolina, 1629 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-6029; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: ninaL@gwm.sc.edu; Web site: www.sc.edu/fye.

7- 9—Professional development: 2002 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, for educators with five or fewer years of experience teaching about the Holocaust, at the museum in Washington. Contact: Sylvia Kay, Conference Coordinator, (202) 488-2639; fax: (202) 488-2696; e-mail: skay@ushmm.org; Web site: www.ushmm.org.

8-9—Professional development: Study Skills, 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.

8-10—Gifted education: Differentiating Curriculum and Instruction: Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students in Heterogeneous Classrooms, sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University, for teachers, administrators, and specialists in gifted education, at the college in New York City. Contact: James Borland or Lisa Wright, (212) 678-3849; fax: (212) 678-4048; e-mail: lrw22@columbia.edu.

8-11--Curriculum management: Maximizing Student Achievement Through Systems Factors: Governance, Leadership, and Support Services, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Bloomington, Ind. 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.

8-11--Literacy: 19th Annual Literacy Institute: Guiding Readers and Writers in the Intermediate Grade Classroom, sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery, for intermediate-grade teachers, literacy specialists, and administrators, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Literacy for All, LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349- 8402; (617) 349-8490.

8-12--Curriculum: Designing Differentiated Curriculum Academy, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Tampa, 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.

8-12--Professional development: Critical Friends Group Coaches Institute, sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, school-management program, for educators, at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. Deadline: June 14. Contact: Lisa Manning, Program Manager, UCLASMP, 1201 Hershey Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7168; (310) 825-2488; fax: (310) 206-4116; e-mail: lmanning@smp.gseis.ucla.edu; Web site: http://www.smp.gseis.ucla.edu.

8-12--Professional development: Understanding by Design, sponsored by Relearning by Design, for educators interested in the Understanding by Design program, in Pottersville, N.J. Contact: Carol Wander, Project Manager, RBD, 65 S. Main St., Building B, Pennington, NJ 08534-2821; (609) 730-1199; fax: (800) 329-3122; e-mail: conferences@relearning.org; Web site: www.relearning.org.

8-12--Space: Space Discovery Graduate Courses: Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space, sponsored by the Space Foundation, for K-12 educators, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Deadline: May 1. Contact: Julie Howell, Communications Manager, SF, 2860 S. Circle Drive, Suite 2301, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (719) 576-8000; e-mail: julie@spacefoundation.org; Web site: www.spacefoundation.org.

8-15--History: Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute-Elementary School, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for 5th grade social studies teachers, in Williamsburg, Va. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: tbroyles@cwf.org; Web site: www.cwf.org/teach.

**8-26--Civil rights: Birmingham and the Civil Rights Movement Course, sponsored by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, for educators, at the school in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: Virginia Volker, (205) 934-3182; e-mail: vvolker@civmail.circ.uab.edu.

8-3--Charter schools: Waldorf Education Annual Summer Seminars, sponsored by the Waldorf Institute of Southern California, for K-12 educators, education students, and parents, in Los Angeles. Contact: WISC, 17100 Superior St., Northridge, CA 91325; (818) 349-6272; e-mail: wisc01@hotmail.com.

9--Language arts: Preventing Academic Failure: Part 1, 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.

9--College fair: Online College Fair for General Interest 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.

9-11--Administrators: Administrative Intervention, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for principals, administrators, counselors, social workers, and team leaders, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

9-16--History: Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute-Middle School, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for social studies teachers for grades 7-12, in Williamsburg, Va. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: tbroyles@cwf.org; Web site: www.cwf.org/teach.

10--Language arts: Preventing Academic Failure: Part 1, 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.

**10--Leadership: Identification and Classroom Management of the Child with a Central Auditory Processing Disorder, 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.

**10-11--Safety: Threat Assessment Seminars, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Secret Service, for school personnel and law-enforcement officials, in Boston. Contact: USDE, Allison Marks, (202) 628-8080, ext. 376, or (800) 628-8442; Web site: www.threatassessmentseminars.org.

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

10-12--Professional development: Overcoming Obstacles Professional Development Workshop, sponsored by the Community for Education Foundation, for middle and high school teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators, in Dallas. Contact: Heather Burke, Professional Development Coordinator, CEF, 111 John St., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10038; (888) 840-9606; fax: (212) 406-7480; e-mail: mail@overcomingobstacles.org; Web site: www.overcomingobstacles.org.

10-12--Teacher compensation: Teacher Compensation Design Seminar, sponsored by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and the Center for Advanced Studies in Business, for teams of educators, at the Fluno Center for Executive Education at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. Contact: CPRE/CASB Seminars, UW- Madison, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-4260; fax: (608) 263- 6448; e-mail: llarms1@facstaff.wisc.edu; Web site: www.wcer.wisc.edu/cpre/conference .

**10-12--Education policy: 2002 National Forum on Education Policy, sponsored by the Education Commission of the States, for governors, legislators, administrators, school board members, educators, and business people, at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. Contact: ECS, (303) 299-3600; Web site: www.ecs.org/ecs/NationalForum2001 .

10-13--Equity: National Conference, sponsored by the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education, for teachers, administrators, supervisors, equity specialists, and staff developers, at the Coronado Marriott in San Diego. Deadline: July 1. Contact: Ed Little, AGELE, 1800 N.W. Bliss Road, Vancouver, WA 98685; (360) 313-3200; fax: (360) 313-3201; e-mail: elittle@vansd.org; Web site: www.ncsee.org/.

**10-13--Professional development: 2002 Institute for Staff Development, sponsored by the National Academy Foundation, for educators, administrators, business leaders, and career education professionals, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. Contact: Jenna Mandel, Associate Director, NAF Conferences, (212) 635-2400, ext. 224; fax: (212) 635-2409; e-mail: jenna@naf.org; Web site: www.naf.org.

10-17--Civic education: We the People ... The Citizen and Constitution Virginia State Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary, middle, and high school educators, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Contact: Andrew Washburn, 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22357; (540) 672-0024; e-mail: awashburn@montpelier.org; Web site: www.montpelier.org/wethepeople.ht m.

10-20--Physical education: First China-U.S. Physical Education Conference: Best Practices in K-12 Physical Education, sponsored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and Global Interactions, for educators, in Beijing. Contact: Cindy Weisman, NASPE, (703) 476-3413; fax: (703) 476-8316; e-mail: cweisman@aahperd.org; Websites : www.aahperd.org. or www.globalinteractions.org

11--Language arts: Preventing Academic Failure: Part 1, 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.

11-13--Staff development: SubSolutions, sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute/Utah State University, for human resources directors, substitute managers, and substitute callers, at Yarrow Hotel and Conference Center in Park City, Utah. Deadline: June 6. Contact: Andrae Ferguson, STI/USU, 6516 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322; (800) 922-4963; fax: (435) 797-0944; e-mail: subed@subed.usu.edu; Web site: http://subed.usu.edu.

**11-13--After-school programs: Quality Counts: Promising Practices That Enhance After-School Programs Now and in the Future, sponsored by the After-School Corporation, for after- school practitioners, policymakers, and administrators, in New York City. Contact: Fred McIntosh, (212) 547-6955; e-mail: fmcintosh@tascorp.org; or Brenda Sanchez, (212) 547-6054; e-mail: bsanchez@tascorp.org.

11-14--French: National Conference, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, for French teachers, at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston. Contact: Jayne Abrate, Executive Director, AATF, Mailcode 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4510; (618) 453-5731; fax: (618) 453-5733; e- mail: abrate@siu.edu; Web site: http://aatf.utsa.edu/.

11-14--Montessori education: A New World for A New Humanity: Educate for Peace, sponsored by the Association Montessori International/USA, for Montessori educators, at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel in Minneapolis. Contact: Sanya Pelrah, AMI/USA, 410 Alexander St., Rochester, NY 14607; (585) 461-5920; fax: (585) 461- 0075; e-mail: usaami3@aol.com; Web site: www.montessori-ami.org.

12--Language arts: Preventing Academic Failure: Part 1, 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.

**12-13--English: Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Fishkill, N.Y. Contact: Amy Benjamin, (845) 896-6474; e-mail: mrsbenj@aol.com; Web site: www.ateg.org.

12-19--Civic education: We the People ... The Citizen and Constitution Summer Central Region Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary, middle, and high school educators, at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. Deadline: March 22. Contact: Susan Roe, CCE, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax: (818) 591-9330; e-mail: roe@civiced.org; Web site: www.civiced.org.

**13--English: Assembly on the Literature and Culture of Appalachia Conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Radford, Va. Contact: JoAnn Asbury, (540) 831-6152; e-mail: jasbury@radford.edu.

14-16--Administrators: 2002 Summer Institute, sponsored by the School Administrators Association of New York State, for New York state school administrators, at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Nancy Arthur, Coordinator of Events, SAANYS, 8 Airport Park Blvd., Albany Airport Park, Latham, NY 12110; (518) 782-0600; fax: (518) 782-9552; e-mail: narthur@saanys.org; Web site: www.saanys.org.

14-17--Public relations: Annual Seminar, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school public relations professionals, superintendents, principals, and teachers, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Diego. Contact: NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax: (301) 519- 0494; e-mail: nspra@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

14-17--Rural education: Rural/Small School Leaders Conference, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for rural- and small-school administrators, at the Renaissance Harbor Place Hotel in Baltimore. Contact: AASA, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 875-0769; fax: (703) 841- 1543; e-mail: info@aasa.org; Web site: www.aasa.org.

14-19--Administrators: 2002 IDEA Fellows Program, sponsored by the Institute for Development of Educational Activities, for school administrators and leaders, in Atlanta; Denver; and Green Bay, Wis. Contact: IDEA, 259 Regency Ridge, Dayton, OH 45459; (937) 434-6969; fax: (937) 434-5203; e-mail: idea@idea.org; Web site: www.idea.org.

14-19--Resource officers: National Conference, sponsored by the National Association of School Resource Officers, for school law-enforcement professionals, administrators, and security personnel, at the LaQuinta Resort in Palm Springs, Calif. Contact: Curtis Lavarello, NASRO, PO Box 40, Boynton Beach, FL 33425-0040; (888) 316- 2776; fax: (561) 736-1736; e-mail: resourcer@aol.com; Web site: www.nasro.org.

14-19--Superintendents: Superintendents' Summer Institute in Our Nation's Capital, sponsored by the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University, for district leaders, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington. Contact: Conference Management Services, GWU, 2029 K St. N.W., Suite 501, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 973- 1110; fax: (202) 973-1111; e-mail: cms@admin.dup.gwu.edu; Web site: www.gwu.edu/~cms/superintendent.

14-21--Civic education: We the People ... The Citizen and Constitution Wisconsin Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary, middle, and high school educators, in Madison, Wis. Contact: Dee Runaas, State Bar of Wisconsin, 5302 Eastpark Blvd., Madison, WI 53718; (608) 250-6191; e-mail: drunaas@wisbar.org; Web site: www.legalexplorer.com.

15-17--Middle schools: 7th Annual Summer NELMS Conference and Leadership Academy, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school 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.

15-18--Literacy: Early Literacy Institute: An Introduction to Guided Reading in a Good Literacy Program (K-2), sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery, for primary classroom teachers, literacy specialists, and administrators, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Literacy for All, LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349- 8402; (617) 349-8490.

15-19--Mathematics: Problem-Based Learning Institute for Coaching and Design, sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, for K-16 teachers, at the academy in Aurora, Ill. Contact: IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5956; fax: (630) 907-5946; e-mail: dgerdes@imsa.edu; Web site: www.imsa.edu/center/pbl/intro.htm l.

15-19--Space: Space Discovery Graduate Courses: Biology and Physical Research, sponsored by the Space Foundation, for K-12 educators, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Deadline: May 1. Contact: Julie Howell, Communications Manager, SF, 2860 S. Circle Drive, Suite 2301, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (719) 576-8000; e-mail: julie@spacefoundation.org; Web site: www.spacefoundation.org.

15-19--Special education: Specialized Classroom Management, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for specialized classroom instructors and teacher aides, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

15-20--Principals: 5th Annual National Principals Leadership Institute: Revisiting Leadership-Defining the Purpose of Schools, sponsored by the Fordham Center for Educational Research and Leadership, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for principals, at Fordham University in New York City. Contact: Lew Smith, Director, FU, (212) 636-6433; e-mail: lewsmith@fordham.edu; Web site: www.fordham.edu/gse/programs/ npli.html.

15-26--Professional development: 7th Annual Summer Sleuths Institute: Introduction to Problem-Based Learning-Coaching, sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, for K-16 educators, at the academy in Aurora, Ill. Contact: Debra Gerdes, IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5957; fax: (630) 907-5946; e-mail: dgerdes@imsa.edu; Web site: www.imsa.edu.

16--Language arts: Preventing Academic Failure: Part 2, 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.

**16-18--Language arts: Preventing Academic Failure: Part 2, 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.

**16-18--Reading: Project Read: Framing Your Thoughts, 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.

16-19--Parental involvement: Common Sense Parenting: Training for Parent Trainers, 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.

16-19--Physical education: 1st China-U.S. Conference on Physical Education, sponsored by Global Interactions, for K-16 physical education professionals, at the Beijing University of Physical Education in Beijing, China. Deadline: May 1. Contact: Jerrie Ueberle, GI, 14 W. Cheryl Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85021; (602) 906-8886; fax: (602) 906-8887; e-mail: pe@globalinteractions.org; Web site: www.globalinteractions.org.

17--Language arts: Preventing Academic Failure: Part 2, 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.

17-19--Science: Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Anchorage, Alaska. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

17-19--Administrators: Leaders Shaping Tomorrow's Heroes, sponsored by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, for administrators, at Galt House East in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Rhonda Caldwell, KASA, 152 Consumer Lane, Frankfort, KY 40601; (502) 875-3411; fax: (502) 875-4634; e-mail: rhonda@kasa.org; Web site: www.kasa.org.

17-21--Higher education: Summer Academy: Organized for Learning, sponsored by the American Association for Higher Education, for educators, in Mount Snow, Vt. Contact: AAHE Service Center, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, DC 20036-1110; (202) 293-6440, ext. 761; fax: (202) 293-0073; e-mail: servicecenter@aahe.org; Web site: www.aahe.org/conferences.htm.

18--Language arts: Preventing Academic Failure: Part 2, 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.

**18-19--Education grants: 2002 Education Grants Summit, sponsored by the Performance Institute, for educators, administrators, and grant-proposal writers, in San Diego, Calif. Contact: PI, 311 N. Washington St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 519- 6270; Web site: www.performanceweb.org.

18-26--Civic education: We the People ... The Citizen and Constitution Summer National Elementary Level Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary school educators, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Deadline: March 22. Contact: Susan Roe, CCE, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax: (818) 591-9330; e-mail: roe@civiced.org; Web site: www.civiced.org.

**21-23--Professional development: 2002 Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators: A Next Step, sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, for educators with at least five years of experience teaching about the Holocaust, at the museum in Washington. Contact: Sylvia Kay, Conference Coordinator, (202) 488-2639; fax: (202) 488-2696; e-mail: skay@ushmm.org; Web site: www.ushmm.org.

21-24--Administrators: Suburban School System Leaders Conference, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for suburban administrators, at the Biltmore in Providence, R.I. Contact:, AASA, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 875-0769; fax: (703) 841-1543; e-mail: info@aasa.org; Web site: www.aasa.org.

21-24--Higher education: Council of Presidents, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, for presidents and chancellors, at the Alyeska Prince Hotel in Girdwood, Alaska. Contact: Chris Bitting or Rosemary Lauth, AASCU, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293- 7070; fax: (202) 296-5819; e-mail: bittingc@aascu.orgorlauthr@aasc u.org; Web site: www.aascu.org.

**21-26--Reading: National Institute on Reading Apprenticeship: Building Local Capacity for Middle and High School Reading Improvement, sponsored by WestEd’s Strategic Literacy Initiative, for teams of educators, curriculum directors, professional- development leaders, and middle and high school teacher-leaders, in Oakland, Calif. Contact: Jana Bouc, SLI, WestEd, 300 Lakeside Drive, 18th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3534; (510) 302-4245; fax: (510) 302-4242; e-mail: jbouc@wested.org; Web site: www.wested.org/stratlit.

22--Inclusion: Co-Teaching for Effective Inclusion, 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.

22-24--Civic education: We the People ... Project Citizen National Finals competition, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for educators, legislators, and legislative staff, at the National Conference of State Legislatures' annual meeting in Denver. Contact: Michael Fischer, CCE, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax: (818) 591-9330; e-mail: fischer@civiced.org; Web site: www.civiced.org.

22-24--Professional development: Understanding by Design Conference, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators andadministrators, in Boston. 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.

**22-24--Reading: Kindergarten Reading Readiness: Catch Them Before They Fail, 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.

22-25--Education law: Education Law Institute, sponsored by the Franklin Pierce Law Center, for superintendents, principals, special education administrators, teachers, lawyers, and law students, at the center in Concord, N.H. Contact: FPLC, 2 White St., Concord, NH 03301; (603) 228-1541, ext. 1152; e-mail: sredfield@fplc.edu; Web site: www.edlaw.fplc.edu.

22-26--Mathematics: Problem-Based Learning Institute for Coaching and Design, sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, for K-16 teachers, at the academy in Aurora, Ill. Contact: IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5956; fax: (630) 907-5946; e-mail: dgerdes@imsa.edu; Web site: www.imsa.edu/center/pbl/intro.htm l.

22-26--Professional development: Critical Friends Group Coaches Institute, sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, school-management program, for educators, at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles. Deadline: June 21. Contact: Lisa Manning, Program Manager, UCLASMP, 1201 Hershey Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7168; (310) 825-2488; fax: (310) 206-4116; e-mail: lmanning@smp.gseis.ucla.edu; Web site: http://www.smp.gseis.ucla.edu.

22-26--Space: Space Discovery Graduate Courses: Astronomy Principles for the Classroom, sponsored by the Space Foundation, for K-12 educators, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Deadline: May 1. Contact: Julie Howell, Communications Manager, SF, 2860 S. Circle Drive, Suite 2301, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (719) 576-8000; e-mail: julie@spacefoundation.org; Web site: www.spacefoundation.org.

22-29--Civic education: We the People ... The Citizen and Constitution Summer Western Region Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary, middle, and high school educators, at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. Deadline: March 22. Contact: Susan Roe, CCE, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax: (818) 591-9330; e-mail: roe@civiced.org; Web site: www.civiced.org.

22-29--History: Colonial Williamsburg Teachers' Institute-Elementary School, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for 5th grade social studies teachers, in Williamsburg, Va. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: tbroyles@cwf.org; Web site: www.history.org/teach.

23--Inclusion: Co-Teaching for Effective Inclusion, 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--Equity: 4th Annual Forum on Educational Equity, sponsored by the American Association of University Women Education Foundation, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Washington. Deadline: July 10. Contact: Coordinator, Forum on Educational Equity, AAUWEF, 1111 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 728-7609; fax: (202) 463-7169; e-mail: ertf@aauw.org; Web site: www.aauw.org/7000/ef/forumrecap .html.

23-24--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.

23-27--Christian educators: Teachers Light the Way National Convention, sponsored by the Christian Educators Association International, for educators, in Indianapolis. Contact: Judy Turpen, Convention Coordinator, CEAI, PO Box 41300, Pasadena, CA 91114; (888) 798-1124; e-mail: info@ceai.org; Web site: www.ceai.org.

23-27--Early childhood: 3rd Annual CIERA Summer Institute, sponsored by the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement, for teachers, administrators, reading specialists, curriculum directors, and special education professionals, at the University of Michigan League in Ann Arbor, Mich. Deadline: June 15. Contact: Diane Piel, CIERA, Room 1600 SEB, 610 E. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109- 1259; (734) 647-6940; fax: (734) 615-4858; e-mail: ciera@umich.org; Web site: www.ciera.org.

23-30--History: Colonial Williamsburg Teachers' Institute-Middle School, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for social studies teachers for grades 7- 12, in Williamsburg, Va. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: tbroyles@cwf.org; Web site: www.history.org/teach.

24--Inclusion: Co-Teaching for Effective Inclusion, 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.

24-26--Professional development: Overcoming Obstacles Professional Development Workshop, sponsored by the Community for Education Foundation, for middle and high school teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators, in Denver. Contact: Heather Burke, Professional Development Coordinator, CEF, 111 John St., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10038; (888) 840-9606; fax: (212) 406-7480; e-mail: mail@overcomingobstacles.org; Web site: www.overcomingobstacles.org.

24-26--Technology: Education Technology 2002 Convention, sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology, for industry professionals, university professionals, and educators, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Pentagon City in Arlington, Va. Deadline: July 10. Contact: Learning Technology Institute, 50 Culpeper St., Warrenton, VA 20186; (540) 347-0055 or (800) 457-6812; fax: (540) 457-3169; e-mail: conference_infor@lti.org; Web site: www.salt.org.

24-27--Middle schools: 6th China-U.S. Conference on Middle Schools in the Middle Kingdom, sponsored by Global Interactions, for middle school educators, at Beijing Normal University in Beijing. Deadline: May 10. Contact: Jerrie Ueberle, GI, 14 W. Cheryl Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85021; (602) 906-8886; fax: (602) 906-8887; e- mail: educ@globalinteractions.org; Web site: www.globalinteractions.org.

25-26--Catholic schools: The Well-Managed Classroom for Catholic Schools, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers and administrators, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

**25-27--Diversity: Diversity in the 21st Century: Partnerships for Positive Change, sponsored by the Georgia Project Inc., for educators, business leaders, and government professionals, at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center in Dalton, Ga. Contact: GPI, PO Box 886, Dalton, GA 30722; (706) 281-1530; fax: (706) 281-1540; e-mail: georgiaproject@alltel.net.

**25-27--Professional development: EdVentures 2002, sponsored by the Association of Education Practitioners and Providers, for educators, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Deadline: July 10. Contact: Chris Yelich, AEPP, PO Box 348, Watertown, WI 53094; (800) 252-3280; fax: (920) 206-1475; e-mail: cyelich@aepp.org; Web site: www.aepp.org.

25-28--Community involvement: Reclaiming Our Children's Education: Uniting Families, Schools, and Communities, sponsored by the National Coalition of Education Activists, for parents, educators, adminstrators, and community members, at the Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee. Contact: NCEA, PO Box 679, Rhinebeck, NY 12572; (845) 876-4580; e-mail: ncea@aol.com; Web site: www.nceaonline.org.

25-28--Teacher evaluation: 11th Annual National Evaluation Institute, sponsored by the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation and Boise State University, for teachers, principals, administrators, researchers, policymakers, curriculum specialists, and teacher trainers, at the Grove Hotel in Boise, Idaho. Contact: CREATE, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5237; (616) 387-5895; fax: (616) 387-5923; Web site: http://create.wmich.edu.

**25-28--English: NCTE Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar Conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Fishkill, N.Y. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 618001-1096; Web site: www.ncte.org.

**26-27--Charter schools: Riding the Wave of Change: Nevada’s 1st Annual Charter School Conference, sponsored by the I Can Do Anything Charter High School and Resource Center, for charter school educators, special education teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, university faculty, and policymakers, at the Peppermill Hotel-Casino in Reno, Nev. Contact: Jennifer Levy, (775) 857-6825; fax: (775) 857-6825; e-mail: jlevy@icdareno.com; Web site; www.icdareno.com.

28-3--Civic education: We the People ... The Citizen and Constitution High Sierra Summer Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary, middle, and high school educators, at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev. Contact: Judith Simpson, 2678 Alpine Creek Road, Reno, NV 89509; (775) 826- 6632; e-mail: judithsimpson@hotmail.com.

28-4--Civic education: We the People ... The Citizen and Constitution California Summer Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary, middle, and high school educators, at the University of San Diego. Contact: Roy Erickson, 4808 Runway Drive, Fair Oaks, CA 95628; (916) 863-6614; e-mail: cacoord@aol.com.

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