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February

26--Special education: Web Seminar: Creating Better IEPs, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special education teachers and administrators, online at www.cec.sped.org/pd/. Contact: Continuing Education Manager, CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830, ext. 516 or (703) 245-0616; fax: (703) 620-2521; e-mail: conteduc@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd/.

26-28--Professional development: Innovation, Education, Technology and You 2003: The Illinois Online Conference for Teaching and Learning, sponsored by the Illinois Online Conference Advisory Group, for pre-K-20 educators and practitioners, online. Contact: Deborah Hutti, IOC, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, IL 61938; (217) 234-5273; fax: (217) 234-5400; e-mail: dhutti@lakeland.cc.il.us; Web site: www.ilonlineconf.org.

26-1--Learning disabilities: 40th Annual International Conference, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, for educators, students, and parents, at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. Contact: Andrea Turkheimer, Conference Coordinator, LDAA, 4156 Library Road, Suite 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15234; (412) 341- 1515; fax: (412) 344-0224; e-mail: info@ldaamerica.org; Web site: www.ldaamerica.org.

27--Mathematics: Multisensory Math: A Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers, sponsored by the Hill Center, for secondary mathematics teachers, 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: www.hillcenter.org.

**27-28--Administrators: Education Grants Summit 2003, sponsored by The Performance Institute, for administrators, education grant managers and researchers, in Washington. Contact: Kara Farina, TPI; (703) 894-0481; fax: (703) 894-0482; e-mail: info@performanceweb.org; Web site: www.performanceweb.org.

**27-28--Animal education: Workshop: Student Safety and Humane Education with Animals in the Classroom, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust Foundation, for humane educators, teachers, administrators and school nurses, in Lafayette, Ind. Contact: John Pitts, PCTF, 36-951 Leland Valley Road West, Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765- 3311; fax: (360) 765-3399; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

**27-28--Community involvement : Small Schools Planning Institute, sponsored by the Small Schools Workshop, for teachers, community members and school leaders, at the Sudakoff Conference Center in Sarasota, Fla. Contact: Mindy, SSW, 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Room 611, Chicago, IL 60608; (312) 413-8066; fax: (312) 413-5847; Web site: www.smallschools.com.

27-28--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.collegefairs.com.

27-1--After-school programs: 2003 Conference, sponsored by the National School-Age Care Alliance, for after-school-program directors and staff members, at the Grand America and Little America Hotels in Salt Lake City. Contact: Resource Network, 19 Harrison St., Framingham, MA 01705; (800) 606-0061; fax: (508) 879-4892; Web site: www.nsaca.org.

27-1--Foreign languages: 2003 Joint Conference, sponsored by the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and the Foreign Language Association of Georgia, for foreign- language teachers, at the Sheraton Atlanta at Colony Square in Atlanta. Deadline: Jan. 10. Contact: Lynne McClendon, Executive Director, SCOLT, 165 Lazy Laurel Chase, Roswell, GA 30076; (770) 992-1256; fax: (770) 992-3464; e- mail: lynnemcc@mindspring.com; Web site: www.valdosta.edu/scolt.

28--Writing: Academic Writing: Integrating Composition Skills for the High School Student, sponsored by the Hill Center, for secondary teachers, 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: www.hillcenter.org.

**28-1--Bilingual education: 29th Annual State Convention, sponsored by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education, for pre-K-12 teachers, curriculum writers and teacher educators at the Navy Pier in Chicago. Contact: Ana King, Illinois Association of TESOL/BE, PO Box 232, 8926 North Greenwood, Niles, IL 60714-5163; (312) 409-4770; e-mail: convention@itbe.org; Web site: www.itbe.org.

28-2--Middle schools: 12th Annual Urban Conference on Middle Level Initiatives, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, in Kansas City, Mo. 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.

March

**1—Animal education: Workshop: Student Safety and Humane Education With Animals in the Classroom, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust Foundation, for humane educators, teachers, administrators, and school nurses, in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Contact: John Pitts, PCTF, 36-951 Leland Valley Road West, Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3311; fax: (360) 765-3399; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

**1-31—Arts education: Music in Our Schools Month, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, for educators, nationwide. Contact: Elizabeth Lasko, NAME, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-4000; e- mail: elizabethl@menc.org; Web site: www.menc.org

3-7—Special education: Specialized Classroom Management, 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.

4- 7—After-school programs: Before and After School Training of Trainers, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for before-and after-school program directors, supervisors, and 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.

**4-7—Professional development: Learning Walks/ Classroom Walk-Throughs Institute, sponsored by the UCLA School Management Program, for PK-12 teachers and administrators. Deadline: Feb 25. Contact: Lisa Manning, UCLA SMP, 1201 Hershey Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7168; (310) 825-2488; fax: (310) 206-4116; e-mail: lmanning@smp.gseis.ucla.edu; Web site: www.smp.gseis.ucla.edu.

**5— Mental health: Academic Teaching Conference Series: From Clinical Efficacy to Service Effectiveness to System Change: Interdisciplinary Intergration in Children's Mental Health, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children's Center and Children's Hospital Boston, for teachers, school counselors, and administrators, at the Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston. 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—Professional development: Effective Strategies and Accommodations, sponsored by the Hill Center, for teachers and 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: www.hillcenter.org.

5-7— Instruction: Lesson Design for Differentiating Instruction, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in San Francisco. 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.

5-7—Mentoring: Learning- Focused Mentoring: Consulting, Collaborating, and Coaching for Professional Excellence, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in San Francisco. 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.

5-7—Professional development: Understanding by Design: Teaching and Assessing for In-Depth, Engaging, and Effective Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in San Francisco. 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.

**5-7—Special education: 10th Annual EBD Institute, sponsored by Marathon County Special Education, for educators and administrators, at the Westwood Conference Center in Wausau, Wis. Contact: MCSE, 1200 Lakeview Drive, Suite 350, Wausau, WI 54403; (715) 261-1980; fax: (715) 261-1981; e-mail: conferences@mcspecialeducation .com; Web site: www.mcspecialeducation.com.

5-8—Bilingual education: Everyone's Children: Our English-Language Learners, sponsored by the Arizona Learning Consortium, for educators, in Phoenix. 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.

5-8—Religious education: Chaplains Conference, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for chaplains, religion teachers, and administrators, at St. Christopher's Retreat Center in John's Island, S.C. 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.

6—Instruction: Differentiated Instruction, 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.

**6-7—Principals: Southern California Principals' Round Table, sponsored by the California Department of Education, for principals, in Los Angeles, Calif. Contact: CDE; (916) 319-0878; fax: (916) 323-2728; e-mail: ElemNet@cde.ca.gov.  

6- 7—Professional development: Various Pre-Conference Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in San Francisco. 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: Teaching the Holocaust, sponsored by the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum, for classroom and pre-service teachers, at the University of Vermont, Waterman Bldg., in Burlington, Vt. Deadline: Feb. 21. Contact: Jill Nissan, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 314-7826; fax: (202) 314-7888; e-mail: nationaloutreach@ushmm.org; Web site: www.ushmm.org.

**6-7—School improvement: Focusing on Student Performance Institute: Creating Research-based Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for teachers and administrators, at NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: 5 days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843-6773; fax: (847) 995-9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

6-8—Professional development: 12th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, for teachers, principals, and district personnel, at the Hyatt Regency Crowne Plaza and Civic Plaza in Phoenix. Contact: Michel Van Eersel, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (434) 977-7550; fax: (434) 977- 0021; e-mail: michel@coreknowledge.org; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org.

7— Professional development: Various Pre-Conference Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in San Francisco. 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—Professional development: Paraeducators as Critical Team Members in Supporting Students with Disabilities, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin School of Education, for teacher aides, instructional assistants, paraeducators and administrators, at American Family Insurance in Madison, Wis. Deadline: Day of the event. Contact: Karen Fiske, UWSE, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Suite 304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 262-7419; fax: (608) 265- 4309; e-mail: kfiske@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

**7-8—Reading: Phonics Lessons: Systematic Teaching of Phonics and Spelling in the Primary Classroom, sponsored by Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, for K-3 teachers, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LU, CRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; fax: (617) 349-8490; e-mail: literacy@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/literacyforall.

**8—Behavior: Workshop: Stop Managing Anger, sponsored by the Worldview Foundation, for teachers, counselors, and administrators, at the Worldview Foundation Center in Tampa, Fla. Deadline: Day of the event. Contact: Linda Herbert-Ford, WF, 521 Herschel Drive, Tampa, FL 33617; (800) 987-9444; fax: (813) 985-4505; e-mail: drlindahf@aol.com.

**8—Foreign languages: Twin Cities—Twin Challenges: Traditional Values and Contemporary Perspectives, sponsored by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for K-12 and college educators, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Contact: Patrick T. Raven, CSCTFL; e-mail: csctfl@aol.com; Web site: www.centralstates.cc.

—Marianne Hurst

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