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16--Special education: Recognizing and Helping the Child with Occupational Therapy Issues in the Classroom, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for general and remedial teachers of grades 1-3, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-1387; Web site: www.churchillcenter.com.

**16--Science: Annual Conference : Engaging the Public in Scientific Field Research, sponsered by the Earthwatch Institute, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Earthwatch Institute, 3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 100, Box 75, Maynard, MA 01754-0075; (800) 776-0188; email:info@earthwatch.org; Web site: www.earthwatch.org/conference.

16--Job fair: 12th Annual National Minority (Culturally Diverse) Careers in Education Expo, sponsored by the National Minority Careers in Education Expo, for educators, at the Holiday Inn in Rosemont, Ill. Contact: Tylin Promotions, PO Box 1300, Massapequa, NY 11758-0905; Web site: www.DeptofEd.org.

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

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

17-19--Achievement gap: Annual Closing the Gap Conference: All Kids College Ready-What Would It Take?, sponsored by the Education Trust, for educators, administrators, parents, business leaders, and community leaders, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Nevin Brown, ET, e-mail: nbrown@edtrust.org; Web site: www.edtrust.org.

18--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Manchester, N.H.; Medford, Ore.; and Melbourne, Fla. Contact: AIT, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: info@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net.

18-19--Arts education: 14th Annual Unified Arts Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Deadline: Oct. 30. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

**18-20--Diversity: Diversity in the 21st Century: Partnerships for Positive Change, sponsored by the Georgia Project, Inc. and the Georgia Association of Educators, for educators, business leaders, government professionals, and community leaders, at the Northwest Georgia Trade & Convention Center in Dalton, GA. Contact: GPI, PO Box 886, Dalton, GA 30722-0886; (706) 281-1530; fax: (706) 281-1540; e-mail: georgiaproject@alltel.net; Web site: www.mcraeco.com/gaproject.html.

18-24--Reading: National Children's Book Week, sponsored by the Children's Book Council, for educators and students, with events scheduled nationally. Contact: JoAnn Sabatino-Falkenstein, 12 W. 37th St., Second Floor, New York, NY 10018- 7480; (212) 966-1990; fax: (212) 966-2073; e-mail: joann.sabatino- falkenstein@cbcbooks.org; Web site: www.cbcbooks.org/html/book_wee k .html.

19--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Aberdeen, Md.; Montpelier, Vt.; and New Bern, N.C. 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.

19--Reading: Phonological Awareness, sponsored by the Hill Center, for teachers and administrators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

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

19--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/.

19-20--Foreign languages: Annual Meeting, sponsored by the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages, for supervisors and coordinators of foreign language, at the Wyndham Hotel in Salt Lake City. Contact: Pat Barr-Harrison, Prince George's County Public Schools, 9201 E. Hampton Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743; e-mail: PBHiCi@aol.com; Web site: http://ivs.uidaho.edu/nadsfl.

20--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Columbia, Md.; Minneapolis; and Stuart, Fla. 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.

**20--At-risk youths: Academic Teaching Conference Series: Is Juvenile Justice the De Facto Child Mental Health System?, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Children’s Hospital Boston, for teachers, school counselors and policymakers, at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston, Mass. Contact: Catherine Fontaine, JBCC, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115; (617) 232-8390 ext. 2104; fax: (617) 730-5440; e-mail:cfontaine@jbcc.harvard.edu; Web site: www.jbcc.harvard.edu/lectures.htm.

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

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

20-23--Early childhood: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for educators, early-childhood professionals, and Head Start personnel, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426; (202) 232- 8777; fax: (202) 328-1846; Web site: www.naeyc.org.

20-23--Partnerships: Global Partnership Summit on Learning, Employability, and Citizenship, sponsored by the National Association of Partners in Education and the International Partnership Network, for educators, community members, and business leaders, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington. Deadline: Nov. 7. Contact: Carol Pierce, NAPE, 901 N. Pitt St., Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-4880; fax: (703) 836-6941; e-mail: napehq@napehq.org; Web site: www.partnersineducation.org.

**20-23--Early childhood: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for educators, early-childhood professionals, and Head Start personnel, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426; (202) 232- 8777; fax: (202) 328-1846; Web site: www.naeyc.org.

21--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Olympia, Wash.; Parkersburg, W.Va.; and Worcester, Mass. 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.

21--Principals: Perspectives and Possibilities of the Assistant Principalship, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

21-22--School improvement: Focusing on Student Performance: Creating Research-Based, Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for teachers and administrators, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Five days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax: (847) 995-9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

21-22--Social studies: Problem-Based Government, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for high school social studies teachers, at the institute in Novato, Calif. Contact: Nancy Wright, BIE, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; fax: (415) 883-0260; e-mail: nancy@bie.org; Web site: www.bie.org.

21-22--Teacher compensation: National Conference on Teacher Compensation, sponsored by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and the Center for Advanced Studies in Business, for national, state, and local policymakers; administrators; and educators, in Chicago. 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 .

21-22--Women: Women Education Leaders Annual Conference, sponsored by Women Education Leaders in Virginia, for administrators and prospective administrators, in Zehmer Hall at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Contact: Mary Holm, WELV, PO Box 400277, Charlottesville, VA 22904; (434) 924-6137; fax: (434) 924-3866; e-mail: welv@virginia.edu.

21-24--English: Annual Convention: Celebrating the Language and Literacies of Our Lives, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for all levels of English teachers and teacher-educators, in Atlanta. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 278-3870; fax: (217) 278-3761; e- mail: public_info@ncte.org; Web site: www.ncte.org.

21-24--Journalism education: Assembly for Advisers of Student Publications Convention, sponsored by the Journalism Education Association, for school publication advisers and English teachers, in Dallas. Contact: Linda Putney, (785) 532-7822; fax: (785) 532-5532; e-mail: lindarp@ksu.edu; Web site: www.jea.org.

21-24--Social studies: 82nd Annual Conference: A Century of Character and Change, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, for teachers, curriculum supervisors, administrators, and teacher-educators, at the Phoenix Civic Center in Phoenix. Contact: Katrina Wright, NCSS, 8555 16th St., Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588-1800, ext. 108; fax: (301) 588-2049; e-mail: kwright@ncss.org; Web site: www.ncss.org.

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

22--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Appleton, Wis.; Lowell, Mass.; Paducah, Ky.; Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Wheeling, W.Va. 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.

22-23--Mathematics: NCTM Academy Institute on Mathematics, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for mathematics teachers, at the Meadowview Conference and Resort in Kingsport, Tenn. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476- 2970; e-mail: academy@nctm.org; Web site: www.nctm.org/academy.

22-24--Foreign languages: ACTFL Conference and AATG Annual Meeting, sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the American Association of Teachers of German, for foreign-language teachers, in Salt Lake City. Deadline: Oct. 9. Contact: ACTFL, 6 Executive Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701-6801; (914) 963- 8830; fax: (914) 963-1275; e-mail: actflhq@aol.com; Web site: www.actfl.org.

22-1--Diversity: Teaching in Diverse Cultures: Russia Study Tour, sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University, for teachers, in New York City and Russia. Contact: CEOI, TC, CU, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax: (212) 678-8417; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

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

23-26--Technology: 2002 Conference: Soaring on the Wings of Change, sponsored by the New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, for educators, technology coordinators, and administrators, at the Buffalo Convention Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Contact: Amy S. Perry-DelCorvo, 220 Weiland Woods Lane, Rochester, NY 14626; (716) 261-3074; fax: (315) 331-7045; Web site: www.nyscate.org.

27-30--Religious education: International Children's Educators Conference, sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International, for teachers, administrators, counselors, school board members, and support staff, at the Dalat International School in Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Anne Jones, ACSI, PO Box 35097, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3509; (719) 867-0222; fax: (719) 531-0631; e-mail: icec@acsi.org; Web site: www.acsi.org/intmin.

2-4--Crisis prevention: Crisis to Catastrophe, sponsored by the University of Nevada-Reno, for administrators, psychologists, counselors, and social workers, at Ceasar's Palace Hotel in Las Vegas. Contact: Maria Lohrasb, TW Branun and Associates, 800 5th Ave., Suite 101-147, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 531-0082; fax: (866) 465- 2325; e-mail: info@twblearn.com; Web site: www.twblearn.com.

2-4--Diversity: Healing the Heart of Diversity Retreat, sponsored by Healing the Heart of Diversity, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Monica R. Bryant, HHD, 712 Staunton Ave., Roanoke, VA 24016; (540) 343-5192; fax: (540) 343-0407; e- mail: monicabryant@mindspring.com; Web site: www.healingtheheart.org.

**3--Reading comprehension: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for educators of adolescents with learning disabilities, in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3083; fax: (202) 965- 5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

3--Best practices: Best Middle Level Instructional Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Westboro, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

3--Foreign languages: Middle Level World Languages for Everyone, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

3--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Elk Grove Village, Ill.; Plymouth, Mass.; and York, Pa. 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.

3-4--Special education: CEC Institute on Disproportionate Representation in Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for teachers, administrators, psychologists, special education professionals, policymakers, and researchers, in Tampa, Fla. Contact: Continuing Education Manager, CEC 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830, ext. 516; fax: (703) 620-2521; e-mail: conteduc@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd.

3-4--Technology: 16th Annual Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, sponsored by the New Hampshire School Administrators Association, for pre-K-12 educators, at the Sheraton Nashua Hotel in Nashua, N.H. Contact: Tracie Fellows, NHSAA, 12 Cross St., Penacook, NH 03303; (603) 753-4479; fax: (603) 753-4611; e-mail: tracie@nhsaa.org; Web site: www.nhsaa.org.

**4--Mental health: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for mental health professionals and educators of students with learning disabilities and ADHD, in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3083; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

4--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Atlanta; Galveston, Texas; Hyannis, Mass.; and Oklahoma City. 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.

4--Middle schools: Advisory: The Why's and How's, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887- 6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

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

4-5--Mentoring: Developing Mentoring Programs: Cycles of Renewal, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Seattle. 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.

4-5--Reading: Classroom Strategies to Help Struggling Readers in Grades 5-12, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Seattle. 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.

4-5--Science: Critical Theory and Adult Learning, sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University, for higher and adult education teachers, at the college in New York City. Contact: CEOI, TC, CU, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax: (212) 678-8417; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

4-6--Instruction: Differentiated Instruction: Beginning the Journey, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Seattle. 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.

4-6--Assessment: Assessment for Student Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Seattle. 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.

4-7--Educational services: AESA Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Educational Service Agencies, for educators and education-service providers, at the Dallas Hyatt in Dallas. Contact: HeidiAnne Werner, AASA/AESA, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 875-0704; fax: (703) 841-1543; e-mail: hwerner@aasa.org; Web site: www.aesa-serves.org.

4-8--Boarding schools: 2002 Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Boarding Schools, for boarding school administrators, teachers, and residential staff members, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington. Contact: Aimee Gruber, Associate Director, 4455 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite A-200, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 966-8705; fax: (202) 966-8708; e-mail: gruber@schools.com; Web site: www.schools.com.

5--History: Electronic Field Trip: The April Conspiracy, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for grades 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.

5--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Ontario, Calif.; Richardson, Texas; and Spartanburg, S.C. 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.

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

5-7--Diversity: NAIS People of Color Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, for independent school educators, administrators, and admissions officials, at the Chicago Hyatt in Chicago. Contact: Simone Katchay, NAIS, 1620 L St. N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 973-9700; fax: (202) 973-9790; e-mail: katchay@nais.org; Web site: www.nais.org.

5-7--Science: NSTA Southwestern Area Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science teachers, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (800) 328-8998; fax: (703) 243-7177; e-mail: carla.daniels@nsta.org; Web site: www.nsta.org/conventions.

6--Best practices: Brain Research-So What: Best Instructional Practices From Research, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

6--Early childhood: Looking Ahead: Developing Bright Futures for Young Children, sponsored by the Velma E. Schmidt Programs in Early- Childhood Education at the University of North Texas, for early-childhood educators, child-care providers, administrators, and parents, at the university's Gateway Center in Denton, Texas. Contact: Kay Miles, VESPECE, PO Box 305458, Denton, TX 76203-5458; (940) 565-4477; fax: (940) 369-7533; e-mail: kaymiles@unt.edu; Web site: www.unt.edu/velma_schmidt.

6--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Auburn, Ala.; Lake Charles, La.; Naples, Fla.; Sumter, S.C.; and Tyler, Texas. 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.

6-8--Early childhood: Babies Can't Wait: 17th National Training Institute, sponsored by Zero- to-Three National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, for early education professionals, at the Hilton Washington and Towers in Washington. Contact: Meeting Management Services, 1201 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001; (202) 624-1760; fax: (202) 624-1766; Web site: www.zerotothree.org.

6-8--Literacy: Early Literacy Institute: Clay's Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery, for primary-classroom teachers, literacy specialists, and administrators, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; e-mail: literacy@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu.

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

7-11--Staff development: 34th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for educators interested in individual and organizational development, at the Hynes Convention Center and the Boston Marriott Copely Place in Boston. Contact: Leslie Miller, NSDC, Business Office, PO Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax: (513) 523-0638; e-mail: nsdcoffice@aol.com.

8-11--Leadership: Courageous Leadership for School Success 2002: Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement and School Climate, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for superintendents, assistant superintendents, staff developers, curriculum and instructional staff members, principals, and team leaders, at the Radisson Hotel at Sabal Park in Tampa, Fla. Contact: Kristina Anderson, 3925 Hagan St., Suite 105, Box 906, Bloomington, IN 57502; (812) 355-6000; fax: (812) 323-8140; e-mail: hope@communitiesofhope.org; Web site: www.communitiesofhope.org.

8-11--Professional development: Facing the Challenges: Reaching All Learners, sponsored by the New York State Association for Comprehensive Education, for teachers, administrators, and Title I coordinators, at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Deadline: Nov. 27. Contact: Linda Clarkson, NYSACE, 115 Richmond Road W., East Syracuse, NY 13057; (315) 656-0877; fax: (315) 656-4309; e-mail: lclarkson@mail.esmschools.org; Web site: www.nysace.org.

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

9--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Moline, Ill.; Orangeburg, N.Y.; Portland, Ore.; Princeton, N.J.; and Tampa, Fla. 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.

9--School improvement: Turning Points 2000 as Your Vehicle for School Renewal, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

10--Bilingual education: Effective Bilingual Practices Within the Middle Level Teaming Environment, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in New Bedford, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887- 6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

10--Education law: School Law Conference: Teacher Discipline, sponsored by the New York State School Boards Association, for board members, lawyers, and superintendents, at the association's headquarters in Latham, N.Y. Deadline: Dec. 3. Contact: Jay Worona, NYSSBA, 24 Century Hill Drive, Latham, NY 12110; (518) 783-0200; fax: (518) 783-0211; e-mail: info@nyssba.org; Web site: www.nyssba.org.

10--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.; Rye Brook, N.Y.; and Tulsa, Okla. 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.

10-12--Achievement gap: ADAPTS Training, sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, for educators and administrators, at the Winchester Public Schools in Winchester, Va. Deadline: Nov. 26. Contact: Jessica Sellers, APQC, 123 N. Post Oak Lane, Third Floor, Houston, TX 77024; (713) 685-4652; fax: (713) 685- 4611; e-mail: jsellers@apqc.org; Web site: www.apqc.org/education.

11--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in East Elmhurst, N.Y.; Fort Smith, Ark.; and Panama City, Fla. 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.

11--Social studies: Active and Alive Social Studies in the Middle Level Classroom, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

11-12--Science: Math and Science Focus Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Deadline: 15 days before event. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

11-14--Developmental education: 2002 Annual Conference, sponsored by TASH, for people with disabilities, parents, caregivers, and educators, at the Sheraton Boston and Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Contact: Priscilla Newton, Director of Marketing, TASH, 29 W. Susquehanna Ave., Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21204; (410) 828-8274; fax: (410) 828-6706; e-mail: info@tash.org; Web site: www.tash.org.

12--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Maryland Heights, Mo., and Oceanside, Fla. 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.

12--Literacy: Effective Literacy Practices at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

12-13--Data: DataPoint Software Training, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for teachers and administrators, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Five days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax: (847) 995- 9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

**12-13--Facility design: Summit on Design-Build Delivery for K-12 Educational Facilities, sponsored by Design-Build Institute of America, for public and private K-12 building officials, architects, superintendents and administrators, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif. Contact: Tina Elsner, DBIA, 1010 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Third Floor, Washington DC 20002; (202) 682- 0110; Web site: www.dbia.org.

12-15--Career education: Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, for career, vocational, and technical educators and administrators, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Contact: Julia Richardson or John Russell, ACTE, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 683-3111; fax: (703) 683-7424; Web site: www.acteonline.org.

13--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Arlington, Va.; Los Angeles; Mount Vernon, Ill.; and Ocala, Fla. 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.

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

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

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/.

27-30--Foreign languages: Annual Convention, sponsored by the Modern Language Association of America, for language teachers, in New York City. Contact: Maribeth T. Kraus, Director of Convention Programs, MLA, 26 Broadway, Third Floor, New York, NY 10004-1789; (646) 576-5000; e-mail: conventions@mla.org; Web site: www.mla.org.

28-1--Boarding schools: Asia International Boarding Conference: Maintaining Healthy Marriages While Dorm-Parenting, Discipline, and Current Issues, sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International, for boarding school residential staff members, at the Faith Academy in Manila, Philippines. Deadline: Dec. 1. Contact: Anne Jones, ACSI, PO Box 35097, Colorado Springs, CO 80935-3509; (719) 867-0222; fax: (719) 531-0631; e-mail: icec@acsi.org; Web site: www.acsi.org/intmin.

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