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A symbol (**) marks events that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.

**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--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/cci s sues20 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/precollege/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. Deadline: Jan. 17. 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.htm l .

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.

**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--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.

—Marianne Hurst

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