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December

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.

January

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.

February

1--Literacy: Midwinter Saturday Seminar for Reading Recovery Teachers, sponsored by Lesley University's Center for Reading Recovery, for educators, 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.

**1--Counseling education: Second Annual Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling Education, sponsored by Georgia Southern University, for educators, school counselors, volunteers and community leaders, at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Sybil Fickle or Shanelle Carr, GSU; (912) 681- 5555; Web site: www2.gasou.edu/contedu/ccissues20 03.html.

1-3--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.

1-4--Federal programs: Beyond Boundaries: National Title I Conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Title I Directors, for administrators, teachers, and Title I officials, at the Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Deadline: Dec. 31, 2002. Contact: A+ Events, 836B Southampton Road, Suite 304, Benicia, CA 94510; (800) 256-6452; fax: (707) 516-2702; e-mail: titlei@aplusevents.com; Web site: www.titlei.org.

2-4--Mentor teachers: 5th New Teacher Center Symposium: Transforming the Profession Through Teacher Induction, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for mentor teachers, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Contact: NTC, University of California at Santa Cruz, (831) 459-4323; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

2-8--Early childhood: Social-Emotional Growth Module and Socialization and Group Care Module, sponsored by the WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies, for educators, program managers, and child-care providers, at the Holiday Inn in Sacramento, Calif. 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.

3--Best practices: Best Middle Level Instructional 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.

3-4--Higher education: 2003 New York State Legislative Forum, sponsored by the College Board, for counselors, college personnel, and financial-aid officers, at the Marriott Hotel and Legislative Office Building in Albany, N.Y. Contact: Brian Petraitis, Director, NYS Office, CB, 122 S. Swan St., Albany, NY 12210; (518) 472-1515; fax: (518) 472-1516; e-mail: bpetraitis@collegeboard.org.

3-7--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.

4--Engineering: 2003 Faraday Lecture: Footprints, Fingerprints, and Forensics, sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, for middle and high school teachers and students, to be broadcast internationally. Contact: Lynn Murison, IEEE Educational Activities Outreach Administrator; e- mail: l.murison@ieee.org; Web site: www.ieee.org/eab/prec ollege/faraday/index.htm.

5-6--Foreign languages: World Language 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.

5-6--Instruction: Differentiated Instruction 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.

5-7--Counseling: Advice for Advisers: Making the Rough Places a Plain, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for advisers and administrators, at the Foxhollow Retreat Center in Louisville, Ky. 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.

5-7--Teachers: Experienced Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, for educators with seven or more years of experience, 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.

5-18--Distance learning: Designing and Teaching Online Courses, sponsored by the Concord Consortium, for online leaders and instructors, online at http://concord.org/courses. Contact: Cynthia McIntyre, CC, 10 Concord Crossing, Suite 300, Concord, MA 01742; (978) 369-4367; fax: (978) 371-0696; e-mail: courses@concord.org; Web site: http://concord.org.

5-29--Distance learning: Facilitating Online Learning by Moving Out of the Middle, sponsored by the Concord Consortium, for online leaders and instructors, online at http://concord.org/courses. Contact: Cynthia McIntyre, CC, 10 Concord Crossing, Suite 300, Concord, MA 01742; (978) 369-4367; fax: (978) 371-0696; e-mail: courses@concord.org; Web site: http://concord.org.

6-7--Education publishing: AAP School Division Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers School Division, for publishers and policymakers, at the Registry Resort in Naples, Fla. Contact: Diane Bowman, 50 F St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20001-1530; (202) 220-4553; fax: (202) 347-3690; e-mail: dbowman@publishers.org; Web site: www.publishers.org.

6-7--Instruction: Enhancing the Instructional Environment of Diverse Learners, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Philadelphia. 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.

6-7--Professional development: From Assignment to Assessment: Inspiring a Passion for Quality Work, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Philadelphia. 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.

6-7--School improvement: Understanding by Design and School Culture: Developing and Enhancing a Results-Oriented School, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Philadelphia. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578- 9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

7-8--English: Conference, sponsored by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts, for English teachers, in Lexington, Ky. Contact: Elizabeth Spalding, (859) 257-4127; e-mail: emspal0@uky.edu.

7-8--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.

7-8--Middle schools: Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Preparation, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730 or (800) 528-6672; fax: (614) 895-4750; e-mail: info@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

7-9--Religious education: Religion, Ethics, and the Media, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for educators and administrators, in Washington. 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.

7-9--Literacy: Early Literacy Institute: Clay's Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, sponsored by Lesley University's Center for Reading Recovery, for K-2 educators, 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.

8--Principals: Elementary and Early Childhood Institute, sponsored by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, for administrators, at the Austin Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Lisa Holloway, TEPSA, (512) 478-5268; e-mail: lisa@tepsa.org; Web site: www.tepsa.org.

8-11--Reading: 18th National Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference: Moving Forward, Making a Difference, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, for educators, curriculum directors, administrators, board members, researchers, and teacher-educators, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Deadline: One month before event. Contact: RRCNA, 1929 Kenny Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43210-1069; (614) 292- 7111, ext. 2; fax: (614) 247-7323; e-mail: conferenceinfo@readingrecovery.o rg; Web site: www.readingrecovery.org.

8-12--Year-round education: Meeting the Mandate for Change, sponsored by the National Association for Year-Round Education, for teachers, administrators, board members, and parents, at the Town and Country Conference Center in San Diego. Contact: Marilyn Stenvall, Executive Director, NAYRE, PO Box 711386, San Diego, CA 92171-1386; (619) 276-5296; fax: (858) 571-5754; e-mail: info@nayre.org; Web site: www.nayre.org.

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

10--African-American education: National African-American Parent Involvement Day, sponsored by the National African-American Parent Involvement Day, for parents, educators, and students, with events scheduled nationally. Contact: NAAPID Office, PO Box 2043, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2043; (800) 351-4097 or (734) 434-1144; e-mail: naapid@aaps.k12.mi.us.

10-12--Physical education: Athletic Directors' and Coaches' Conference, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for athletics educators, at the Curtis School in Los Angeles. 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.

**11--Elementary education: Kids’ Skills: Coaching Students to Overcome Behavior Problems workshop, sponsored by J. Erik Jonsson Community School, for elementary school educators, at the J. Erik Community School in Dallas. Contact: JEJCS, 106 E. Tenth St., Dallas, TX 75203; (214)915-1890; fax: (214) 946-7140; e-mail: schoolleadership@jonssonschool.o rg; Web site: www.jonssonschool.org/schoolle adership.html.

13-14--Leadership: Collaborative Leadership Improves Learning!, sponsored by the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, for administrators, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. Deadline: Feb. 7. Contact: Arthur Fumarolo, CPAA, 221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1550, Chicago, IL 60601; (312) 263-7767; fax: (312) 263- 2012; e-mail: afumarolo@cpaa.cps.k12.il.us; Web site: www.cpaa-class.org.

13-15--Writing: Conference, sponsored by the Southeastern Writing Center Association, for English teachers, in Charleston, S.C. Contact: Deanna Rogers, (704) 687- 4226; fax: (704) 687-6988; e-mail: drrogers@email.unc.edu.

13-16--English: Valuing the Voice of the Classroom Teacher, sponsored by the California Association of Teachers of English, for English teachers, at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif. Contact: Carole LeCren, CATE, 4285 Asher St., Suite 29, San Diego, CA 92110-3668; (619) 276-7868; e- mail: clecren@san.rr.com; Web site: www.CATEweb.org.

14-15--Engineering: National Engineers Week at Carnegie Science Center, sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center and the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, for educators, at the center in Pittsburgh. Contact: Janet Henke, CSC, 1 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850; (412) 237-1640; fax: (412) 237- 3375; e-mail: henkej@csc.clpgh.org; Web site: www.CarnegieScienceCenter.org.

14-15--Mathematics: Problem-Based Learning Symposium 2003, sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, for educators, at the academy in Aurora, Ill. Contact: Deb Gerdes, IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Road, Aurora, IL 60506-1000; (630) 907-5957; fax: (603) 907-5946; e-mail: dgerdes@imsa.edu; Web site: www.imsa.edu/team/cpbl/cpbl.htm .

15-19--At-risk youths: 15th Annual America's At-Risk Youth National Forum, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, for teachers, administrators, counselors, and social-services workers, at the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: John Peters, NDPC/N, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu; Web site: www.dropoutprevention.org.

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