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January

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.

**29-30—School safety: A Community Oriented Approach to School Safety: What Works, sponsored by the U.S Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, for educators, parents and community members, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Rich Bindell, COPS; (877) 561-5577; Web site: http://www.communitypol icing.org/copsconference.

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-Feb. 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—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/c cissues2003.html.

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—Montessori education: The Great Lessons and Beyond, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for Montessori educators, in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Martha Torrence, AMS Teachers Section Chair; (513) 745-3425; fax: (513) 745-4378.

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.

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/pr ecollege/faraday/index.htm.

**4-6—Technology: The Florida Educational Technology Conference, sponsored by the Florida Educational Technology Corporation, for educators at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Tammy Smith, FETC, PO Box 13468, Tallahassee, FL 32317; (850) 906-0099; fax: (850)906-0077; e-mail: registration@fetc.org; Web site: www.fetc.org.

**5—Mental health: Academic Teaching Conference Series: Children and Commercial Culture: Implications for Mental Health Professionals, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children's Center and Children's Hospital Boston, for social workers 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; e-mail: cfontaine@jbcc.harvard.edu; Web site: www.jbcc.harvard.edu/lectures.h tm.

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-March 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-April 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.

**6-9—Arts education: MENC Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, for music educators, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, RI. Contact: Margaret Jamborsky, MENC, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-4000; e-mail: margaretj@menc.org; Web site: www.menc.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—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; fax: (617) 349-8490; e-mail: literacy@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/literacyforall.

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.

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.org; 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.nacac.com/fairs.html.

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: Barbara James or Joseph Dulin, 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.org; Web site: www.jonssonschool.org/schoolleadership.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.

**13-16—Montessori education: The Heart of the Montessori Movement: What do we have to teach America?, sponsored by the American Montessori Movement, for educators, at the Wyndham Bonaventure Resort & Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: Bob Bates, AMS, 281 Park Ave. South, New York, NY 10010-6102; (212) 358-1250; fax: (212) 358-1256; e-mail: bob@amshq.org; Web site: www.AmericanMontessorriSociety.org or www.amshq.org.

**14-15—Behavior: International Forum on School-Based Programming for Preventing and Treating Non-Compliant, Acting-Out, and Aggressive Behavior: Promoting Positive Educational Outcomes, sponsored by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, for teachers, administrators, researchers and assessment personnel working with students with challenging behaviors, at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. Deadline: Feb. 1. Contact: Lyndal M. Bullock, University of North Texas, PO Box 310860, Denton, Texas 76203; (940) 565-3583; fax: (703) 565-4055; e-mail: bullock@tac.coe.unt.edu; Web site: www.unt.edu/behavioraldisorders .

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.html .

**14-15—Teacher education: Differentiation: Creating Responsive Classrooms for Diverse Learners, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin- Madison school of education, for teachers and administrators at the Monona Terrace in Madison, Wis. Deadline: Feb. 14. Contact: Julie Seaborg, UWMSE, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Suite 304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 262-5315; fax: (608) 265-4309; e-mail: seaborg@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

**14-16—Arts education: MENC Northwest Division Biennial In-Service Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, for music educators, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Contact: Margaret Jamborsky, MENC, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-4000; e-mail: margaretj@menc.org; Web site: www.menc.org.

**14-16—Montessori education: 2003 Winter Regional Conference, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for Montessori educators, at the Wyndham Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Early Registration deadline: Jan. 30. Contact: Bob Bates, AMS; (336) 994-4180; e-mail: ams2000@amshq.org.

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.

**15-19—Teacher education: 2003 Annual Meeting: Teacher Educators Leading the Challenge for Academic Excellence in the 21st Century, sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Jacksonville, Fla. Contact: ATE, 1900 Association Drive, Suite ATE, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-3110; fax: (703) 620-9530; e-mail: ATE1@aol.com; Web site: www.ATE1.org.

16—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Radisson Mart Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Miami. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

**18—Parent involvement: Education News Parents Can Use: Title IX: Equal Opportunity in Athletics, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for parents and educators, at the WETA Production Center, PBS Studio in Arlington, Va. Deadline: 10 a.m. day of event. Contact: Jennifer Walsh, Tricom Associates, 2009 North 14th St., Suite 407, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 276-2772 ext. 13; fax: (703) 528-5058; e-mail: jennifer@tricomassociates.com; Web site: www.ed.gov/offices/OIIA/television.

18—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—Middle schools: 14th Annual State Conference, sponsored by the Indiana Middle Level Education Association, for teachers of grades 5-9 and administrators, at the Indianapolis Downtown Westin Hotel in Indianapolis. Contact: Sally S. Steward, Executive Director, IMLEA, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208; (317) 940-8036; e-mail: ssteward@butler.edu; Web site: www.butler.edu.

**19-21—Technology: Conference on New Learning Technologies, sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology, for educators, at the Hyatt Orlando Hotel in Kissimmee, Fla. Contact: Yvonne Beichner, SALT, 50 Culpepper St., Warrenton, VA 20186; (800) 457-6812; fax: (540) 349-3169; e-mail: conference_info@lti.org; Web site: www.salt.org.

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