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

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:

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:

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:

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:; Web site:

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:; Web site:

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:

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:; Web site:

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:; Web site: or

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:; Web site:

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:; Web site:

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:; Web site: .

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:; Web site:

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:; Web site:

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:

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:; Web site:

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:; Web site:

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:

**18--Parent involvement: Education News Parents Can Use: Title IX: Equal Opporunitiy 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; email:; Web site:

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:; Web site:

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:; Web site:

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:; Web site:

19-22--Native American education: Dream Catching: Hands-On Math and Science Workshops for Teachers of Aboriginal Students, sponsored by the Native Access to Engineering Program at Concordia University, for educators of Native American students, at the university in Montreal. Contact: Dawn Wiseman, NAEP, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8; (514) 848-7824; fax: (514) 848-4596; e-mail:; Web site:

**20--Charter schools: Grant Writing and Fund Development, sponsored by the National Charter School Clearinghouse, for charter school administrators, online. Contact: Lynn Kepford, NCSC, 3900 East Camelback Road, Suite 312, Phoenix, AZ 85018; (602) 954-1414; fax: (602) 654-1415; email:; Web

20-21--Classroom management: The Well-Managed Classroom, 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:

20-22--Ethics: Moral Instruction of Children: Middle School, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for educators and administrators, at St. Martins Episcopal School in New Orleans. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355-4435; Web site:

20-22--Special education: Symposium 2003: Rethinking Special Education and Behavior Disorders, sponsored by the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, for special education teachers and professionals, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: MSLBD, PO Box 40001, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-8755; fax: (913) 492-2546; Web site:

20-23--Administrators: AASA 2003 Annual Conference and Exposition, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for administrators, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Contact: HeidiAnne Werner, AASA, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 875-0700; fax: (703) 841-1543; e- mail:; Web site:

20-23--Substitutes: SubSolutions 2003 Winter Conference, sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University, for educators and substitute teaching administrators, at the Salt Lake City Marriott City Center in Salt Lake City. Deadline: Jan. 20. Contact: STI/USU, 6516 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-6516; (800) 922-4693; fax: (435) 797-0944; e-mail:; Web site:

**20-23--Teacher education: Workshop: Facing Fear, Finding Freedom, sponsored by the Waldorf Institute of Southern California, for educators, at the Highland Hall Waldorf School in Northridge, Calif. Contact: WISC; (818) 349-6272 or (877) 349-1444; e-mail:

21--Administrators: Administrators Overview, sponsored by the Hill Center, for administrators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site:

21-22--English: Young Adult Voices, sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Jekyll Island, Ga. Contact: Julie Rucker, (229) 386-8733 or (229) 468-9421; e-mail: julie_rucker@breadnet.middlebu r

21-22--Professional development: Supporting High-Quality Programs: A Conference on the High/Scope Approach, sponsored by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, for teachers, administrators, and parents, in North Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Marianne McDonnell, HSERF, 600 N. River St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; (734) 485-2000, ext. 228; fax: (734) 485-4467; e-mail:; Web site:

21-23--English: Assembly for Research Midwinter Conference, sponsored by the Assembly for Research of the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers and researchers, in Minneapolis. Contact: Caroline Clark; e-mail:; Web site: .

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