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December

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—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—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—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—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—Mental health: Academic Teaching Conference Series: The State of the State of Children's Mental Health Care in Massachusetts, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children's Center and Children's Hospital Boston, for school administrators 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.

**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—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; email: 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—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.

4-6—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.

4-7—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.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.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.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.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.communitiesofhope.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.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—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.

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/.

**18--Early childhood: Academic Teaching Conference Series: From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children's Center and Children's Hospital Boston, for teachers and school administrators, 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; email: cfontaine@jbcc.harvard.edu; Web site: www.jbcc.harvard.edu/lectures. htm.

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.

January 2003

2-5--Linguistics: 77th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America, for linguistics teachers, at the Hilton Atlanta and Towers in Atlanta. Contact: Margaret W. Reynolds, LSA, 1325 18th St. N.W., Suite 211, Washington, DC 20036-6501; (202) 835-1714; fax: (202) 835-1717; e-mail: lsa@lsadc.org; Web site: www.lsadc.org.

7-11--Early childhood: 7th Annual Head Start and Child Care Birth to Three Institute, sponsored by the Zero to Three's Early Head Start National Resource Center, for early-childhood educators and program directors, at the Grand Hyatt and Renaissance hotels in Washington. Deadline: Nov. 31, 2002. Contact: Everett T. Schupe II, Meeting Manager, 2000 M St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 638-1144; fax: (202) 638-0851; e-mail: e.shupe@zerotothree.org; Web site: www.ehsnrc.org.

**8-10--Reading: 12th Annual Illinois Reading Recovery Descubrendo La Lectura Institute Conference: The Gift of Literacy, sponsored by the Illinois Reading Recovery Program and National-Louis University, for educators, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown in Chicago. Contact: Ellen Swengel, IRR, 1205 W. Charles St., Champaign, IL 61821; (217) 359-7434; (217) 359-7495; e-mail: eswengel@aol.com.

9--Writing: Teaching Writing as Problem Solving Across the Curriculum, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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.

9-10--High schools: Secondary School Renewal and Student Motivation: A Formula for Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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.

9-10--School improvement: Creating the Capacity for Change, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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.

9-15--Early childhood: Learning and Development Module and Culture, Family, and Providers Module, sponsored by the WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies, for educators, program managers, and child-care providers, at the Catamaran Resort in San Diego. Contact: Alicia Tuesta, WestEd, 180 Harbor Drive, Suite 112, Sausalito, CA 94965; (415) 289-2300; e-mail: atuesta@wested.org; Web site: www.pitc.org.

10--Classroom management: Conscious Classroom Management: Bringing Out the Best in Students and Teachers, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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.

13-14--Social studies: Language and Social Studies 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.

13-17--Federal programs: Federal Policy Institute, sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University, for superintendents and principals, at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington. 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.

14--Instruction: Understanding by Design: One Strategy for Effective Instruction, 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.

15--Instruction: Differentiated Instruction in the Mathematics 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.

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

16--Religious education: Islam and Religious Diversity, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for educators and administrators, at the Brick Church School in New York City. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355- 4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

16--Science: Active and Alive Science 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.

**16-18--At-risk youths: 13th Annual National Conference and Training Seminar on Educating Adjudicated, Incarcerated and At-Risk Youth: Bridging Professional Perspectives, sponsored by the College of Extended Learning, California State Univerity, San Bernardino, for correctional education teachers, in Palm Springs, Calif. Deadline: Jan. 3. Contact: Yvete Bugarinim CSU, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, CA 92407; (909) 880-5981; fax: (909) 880- 5907; Web site: www.webreg.com/csusb/bpp03.

16-19--Professional development: The All-Canadian Conference on Teaching and Learning, sponsored by the Western Quebec School Board, for educators, in Hull, Quebec. Contact: TW Branun and Associates, (800) 531-0082 or (604) 465-8499; fax: (866) 465-2325 or (604) 465-2325; e-mail: info@twblearn.com; Web site: www.twblearn.com/conferences.html .

**16-19--Professional development: 28th Annual IAL Conference: Everything New To Know About Learning, sponsored by the International Alliance for Learning, for educators, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. Discount applied for attendees who register before Dec 1. Contact: Sherry Mills, IAL; (800) 426- 2989; e-mail: info@ialearn.org; Web site: www.ialearn.org.

17--Instruction: Differentiated Instruction, 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--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/.

21-24--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; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

22--Assessment: Instruction and Assessment Using Memory Pathways, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Orlando, 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.

22--Collaboration: Massachusetts Effective Teaming Practices, 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.

22--Scheduling: Scheduling, 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.

22-23--At-risk youths: Understanding Students Living in Poverty, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Orlando, 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.

22-24--Teachers: Quality Teaching Makes the Difference, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Orlando, 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.

23--Arts education: Promising Practices for Unified Arts Teams, 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.

23--Multiple intelligences: Multiple Intelligences for Student and Teacher Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Orlando, 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.

23-25--Choice: America's Choice National Conference, sponsored by America's Choice and the National Center on Education and the Economy, for school board members, administrators, and teachers, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Yvette Mimms, AC, 1 Thomas Circle N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 783-3668; fax: (202) 783-3672; Web site: www.ncee.org.

23-25--Technology: ICE 2003: Learning Without Boundaries, sponsored by Indiana Computer Educators, for teachers, technology staff, administrators, and library and media specialists, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Contact: Laurenda Jackson, ICE, PO Box 42208, Indianapolis, IN 46242-0208; (317) 274- 3465 or (888) 353-3465; fax: (317) 274-6864; e-mail: ice@iupui.edu; Web site: www.iupui.edu/~ice.

24--Service learning: Community Service, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for service-learning coordinators, in Dallas. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355-4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

24--Data: Using Data to Improve Instruction, 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.

24-25--Facilities: Sustainable Schools Symposium, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, for education facility planners, architects, administrators, educators, policymakers, and construction personnel, at Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact: Barbara C. Worth, Assistant Director, Public Relations and Policy, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove Drive, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: barb@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

24-25--Literacy: Midwinter Literacy Institute: Guiding Readers and Writers in the Intermediate Grade Classroom, sponsored by Lesley University's Center for Reading Recovery, for educators of grades 3-6, 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.

24-27--Teacher education: 55th Annual Meeting and Exhibits, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, for teacher-educators, higher education administrators, policymakers, researchers, and K-12 teachers, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans. Deadline: Jan. 2. Contact: Brinda L. Albert, AACTE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-2450; fax: (202) 457-8095; e-mail: balbert@aacte.org; Web site: www.aacte.org.

27--Curriculum: Curriculum Mapping, 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.

27-29--Administrators: Texas Administrators' Midwinter Conference, sponsored by the Texas Education Agency, for public education administrators, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Contact: Scott Lewis, TEA, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701; (512) 463-8306; e-mail: specproj@tea.state.tx.us; Web site: www.tea.state.tx.us/midwinter.

27-1--Science: JASON XIV: Shore to Sea Live Expedition Broadcast, sponsored by the JASON Foundation for Education, for educators and students, to be broadcast nationally. Contact: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, JASON Project, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203; (414) 227-3366; fax: (414) 227-3168.

28--Assessment: Varied Student Assessment Practices, 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.

28-1--Bilingual education: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Bilingual Education, for teachers and administrators, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Contact: Josefina Velasco, NABE, 1030 15th St. N.W., Suite 470, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 898-1829; fax: (202) 789-2866; e-mail: conference@nabe.org; Web site: www.nabe.org.

29--Character education: Developing Respectful Learners, 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.

29--Collaboration: Effective Teaming 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.

29-31--Independent schools: Business Officers/Legal Issues Conference, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, for headmasters, business managers, division directors, and admissions directors, at the Woodlands Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 8001 Franklin Farms Drive, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23229; (804) 282-3592; fax: (804) 282-3596; e- mail: joanfargis@vais.org; Web site: www.vais.org.

30--Middle schools: The In's and Out's of Transitions, 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.

30--Scheduling: Scheduling, 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.

31-2--Ethics: Honor Codes and Honor Councils, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for educators, administrators, and students, at the Miami Country Day School in Miami. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355- 4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

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