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May

14--Mental health: Academic Teaching Conference Series: Searching for Gold? The Processes Involved in Piecing Together the Possible Causal Paths Leading To and Away From Disease, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children's Center and Children's Hospital Boston, for school 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.htm .

14-16--Best practices: Education, Technology, and Curriculum Summit 2003, sponsored by Teachers College, for K-12 educators, at Columbia University in New York City. Contact: Betty Mintz; (888) 464-5624 or (203) 840-5624; Web site: www.edtechsummitk12.org.

14-17--Partnerships: Partners in Education Institute 2003, sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for educators and arts organizations, at the Center in Washington. Contact: Partners in Education, JFKCPA, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, DC 20566-0001; (202) 416-8806; fax: (202) 416-8860; e-mail: partnersineducation@kennedyce nter.org; Web site: http://kennedycenter.org/partners".

15--Education law: Educational Freedom and Urban America: Brown v. Board After Half a Century, sponsored by the Cato Institute, for educators, in Washington. Deadline: May 12. Contact: Conference Department, CI, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001; (202) 218-4633; fax: (202) 371-0841; e-mail: urban@cato.org; Web site: www.cato.org/events.

15--Aesthetic realism: Through the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Interest Wins, Cynicism Loses in Students and Teachers, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for educators and administrators, in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426; Web site: www.AestheticRealism.org.

20--African-American education: Educating the African American Male Child National Seminar, sponsored by African American Images, for educators, in Chicago. Contact: AAI, 1909 W. 95th St., Chicago, IL 60643; (773) 445-0322.

20--Parent involvement: Education News Parents Can Use: Education Technology, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for parents, teachers, and administrators, at the WETA Studios in Arlington, Va. Deadline: Day of the event by 10am. Contact: Jennifer Walsh, Tricom Associates, 2009 N. 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/televisi on.

20--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/.

28-31--Engineering: NACME Forum, sponsored by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, for educators, professionals, and students, at the Inter- Continental Hotel in Houston. Contact: Tracey Wilson, NACME, 350 Fifth Ave., Suite 2212, New York, NY 10118-2299; (800) 888- 9929; fax: (212) 629-5178; Web site: www.nacme.org/news/road/forum.ht ml.

30--Job fair: Gaston County Schools Round Up Job Fair, sponsored by the Gaston County Schools, for teachers and administrators, at the Highland School of Technology in Gastonia, N.C. Contact: Tommie Paul, GCS, 1351 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia, NC 28054; (704) 861-2497; fax: (704) 866- 6193; e-mail: gasteacher@yahoo.com; Web site: www.gaston.k12.nc.us.

31—Reading: Under the Spell of Books Conference: Where Do Stories Come From?, sponsored by Rhode Island College, the Rhode Island Office of Higher Education, and the Rhode Island Council of Teachers of English, for K-20 teachers, college students, and librarians, at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. Contact: R.I. Writing Project at RIC; (401) 456-8668; e-mail: riwp@ric.edu.

June

2-4—Teacher education: 2003 ChemCom Teacher Training Workshop, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, for chemistry teachers, in Jacksonville, Fla. Contact: Angela Powers, ACS, 1155 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 872-6383; fax: (202) 833- 7732; Web site: http://chemistry.org/chemcom /workshops.html.

3-5--Charter schools: Strategic Services for Charter Schools: "Don't Mess with Charter Schools", sponsored by the National Charter School Clearinghouse, for the charter school teachers, administrators, and parents, at the Omni Hotel in Austin, Texas. Deadline: May 23. Contact: Andrea Zavislak, NCSC, 3900 E. Camelback Road, Suite 312, Phoenix, AZ 85018; (602) 954-1414; fax: (602) 954- 1415; e-mail: fir@aibt.edu; Web site: www.ncsc.info.

4-7--Counseling: Transforming School Counselors Summer Academy, sponsored by the Education Trust/MetLife, for school counselors, at the Green Valley Ranch in Las Vegas. Contact: Charles Williams, ET, 1725 K St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 293-1217; fax: (202) 293- 2605; e-mail: cwilliams@edtrust.org; Web site: www.edtrust.org.

4-7--Reading: 2003 Teacher Leader Institute, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, for teachers, at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio. Contact: Anita Gibson RRCNA, 1929 Kenny Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43210; (614) 292- 0269; fax: (614) 247-7323; e-mail: agibson@readingrecovery.org; Web site: www.readingrecovery.org.

5-6—Character education: Connections in Character Education: An Institute for Educators and Researchers, sponsored by Azusa Pacific University and the Azusa (Calif.) Unified School District, for researchers, teacher-educators, elementary and secondary teachers,and graduate students, at the university in Azusa, Calif. Deadline: May 5. Contact: Beverly Stanford, APU; (626) 815-5363; e-mail: character@apu.edu; Web site: www.apu.edu/connections.

7-14--Education law: Florida We the People Summer Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for middle and high school teachers, at the Florida State University-Center for Professional Development in Tallahassee, Fla. Contact: Annette Bord Pitts or Ernest Abisellan, 1625 Metropolitan Circle, Suite B, Tallahassee, FL 32308; (850) 386- 8223; fax: (850) 386-8292; e-mail: ABPflreaEd@aol.comorejaflr ea@netally.com.

8--Technology: Education Technology 2003 conference, sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology, for educators, at the Ritz- Carlton Hotel in Arlington, Va. Contact: Yvonne Beichner, SALT; (800) 457- 6812; fax: (540) 349- 3169; Web site: conference_info@lti.org.

8-11--Teacher education: Teacher Preparation and Certification, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for educators, human-resources officers, teacher-educators, professionaldevelopment providers, and teacherpreparation officials, at the West Coast Grand Hotel in Seattle. Contact: Roy Einreinhofer, NASDTEC, 39 Nathan Ellis Highway, PMB 134, Mashpee, MA 02649; (508) 539-8844; fax: (508) 539-8868; e-mail: nasdtec@attbi.com; Web site: www.nasdtec.org.

2003 ChemCom Teacher Training Workshop, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, for chemistry teachers, in Dallas. Contact: Angela Powers, ACS, 1155 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 872-6383; fax: (202) 833-7732; Web site:

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9-13--Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and the Christian Learning Center Midwest RTS, for teachers and administrators, at the Park Tudor School in Indianapolis. Contact: Doug Bouman, CLCM RTS; (616) 748- 9024; e-mail: doug@clcnetwork.org; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

11-12--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: www.girlsandboystown.org.

11-12--Safety: Safe and Effective Secondary Schools, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, administrators, resource officers, and staff members, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

11-13--Technology: Alabama Educational Technology Conference, sponsored by the Alabama Department of Education, for teachers, administrators, and technology coordinators, at the Birmingham- Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: Kathy Birdnow, ADE, 50 N. Ripley St., Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 242- 9594; fax: (334) 353-5886; e-mail: kbirdnow@alsde.edu; Web site: www.aetc.cc.

15-18--Professional development: National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for administrators, teachers, and researchers, at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in Portland, Ore. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 232- 8777; fax: (202) 328-1846; Web site: www.naeyc.org.

15-19--Independent schools: 2003 National Admission Workshop, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, for admissions officers, at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel in Charlottesville, 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.

15-20--Education law: Tennessee We the People State Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for teachers in grades 5-12, at the Robert Penn Warren Center, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Mary Catherine Bradshaw, 5845 Merrimac Court, Nashville, TN 37215; (615) 376-5108; fax: (615) 298-8402; e-mail: marycatbrad@yahoo.com.

15-20--Education law: Mississippi We the People Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for teachers, at Mississippi State University in Mississippi State, Miss. Contact: Susie Burroughs, Curriculum & Instruction, PO Box 9705. Mississippi State, MS 39762; (662) 325-3747; fax: (662) 325-7124; e-mail: sburroughs@colled.msstate.edu.

15-20--Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and Cattaraugus- Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES, for teachers and administrators, at Holiday Valley in Olean, N.Y. Contact: Barbara Van Wicklin, CAEW BOCES; (716) 376-8321; e-mail: barb_vanwicklin@cabo.wnyric.org ; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

15-22--Education law: Arizona State Summer Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for teachers, at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. Contact: Susan Nasal, 111 W. Monroe, Suite 1800, Phoenix, AZ 85003-1742; (602) 340-7361; fax: (602) 416-7561; e-mail: nusall@azflse.org; Web site: www.azflse.org/we_the_people.

16-18--Special education: Hill Methodology Workshop, sponsored by the Hill Center, for special education 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.

16-18--Special education: Summer Institute on Legal and Educational Issues, sponsored by Marathon County Special Education, for educators and administrators, at the LaCrosse Center in LaCrosse, Wis. Contact: MCSE, 1200 Lakeview Drive, Suite 350, Wausau, WI 54403; (715) 261-1980; fax: (715) 261-1981; e-mail: conferences@mcspecialeducation.c om; Web site: www.mcspecialeducation.com.

16-20--Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and the Christian Learning Center Midwest RTS, for teachers and administrators, at the Haworth Conference Center in Holland, Mich. Contact: Doug Bouman, CLCM RTS; (616) 748-9024; e-mail: doug@clcnetwork.org; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

16-20--Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and The Learning Center of North Texas, for teachers and administrators, at the Shelton School in Dallas. Contact: Lucille Helton, LCNT; (817) 336-0808; e- mail: l.helton@thelearningcenterofnt.o rg; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

16-20--Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and the Christian Learning Center Midwest RTS, for teachers and administrators, at the Old Trail School in Bath, Ohio. Contact: Doug Bouman, CLCM RTS; (616) 748- 9024; e-mail: doug@clcnetwork.org; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

16-20--Space education: Space Law, sponsored by the Space Foundation, for educators, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Misty Garland, SF, 310 S. 14th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904; (719) 576-8000; fax: (719) 576- 8801; e-mail: misty@spacefoundation.org; Web site: www.spacefoundation.org/education .

16-25--Education law: Mountain/Plains Region Summer Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers, at Montana State University in Billings, Mont. Contact: Susan Roe, Director of Professional Development, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax: (818) 591- 9330; e-mail: roe@civiced.org.

17--Parent involvement: Education News Parents Can Use: Summer Reading, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for parents, teachers, and administrators, at the WETA studios in Arlington, Va. Deadline: Day of the event at 10 a.m. Contact: Jennifer Walsh, Tricom Associates, 2009 N. 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/televisi on.

17--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/.

18-20--Administrators: Administrative Intervention, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for principals, administrators, counselors, social workers, and team leaders, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

18-24--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 Shelter Pointe Hotel 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.

19-20—Classroom management: Inspire the Best ... Strategies for Success, sponsored by Calvert School Education Services, for teachers and administrators, at the Calvert School in Baltimore. Deadline: May 30. Contact: Megin Renaud, CSES, 10713 Gilroy Road, Suite B, Hunt Valley, MD 21031; (877) 485-8283 ext. 2; fax: (410) 785-3418; e-mail: schools@calvertservices.org; Web site: www.calvertschool.org.

19-27--Education law: Southeastern Region Summer Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers, at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. Contact: Susan Roe, Director of Professional Development, 5146 Douglas Fir Road, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax: (818) 591- 9330; e-mail: roe@civiced.org.

20-22--Parental involvement: National PTA Convention, sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association, for educators and child advocates, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: NPTA, Customer Service; fax: (312) 670- 6783; e-mail: info@pta.org; Web site: www.pta.org.

20-25--Collaboration: 2003 Conference, sponsored by the National Peer Helpers Association, for educators, at the Sheraton Colony Square Hotel in Atlanta. Contact: NPHA, PO Box 32272, Kansas City, MO 64171-5272; (877) 314-7337; fax: (913) 362- 0735; e-mail: npha@peerhelping.org; Web site: www.peerhelping.org.

22-24--Professional development: PATHWISE Framework for Teaching, sponsored by the Educational Testing Service, for school staff developers, mentors, and administrators, at the Radisson O'Hare Airport in Chicago. Contact: Lisa Mannon, ETS Pathwise, 33 Delaware Avenue, Suite 102, Yardley, PA 19067; (800) 297-9051; fax: (800) 553- 4423; Web site: www.ets.org/pathwise.

22-25--Assessment: 33rd Annual Conference on Large-Scale Assessment, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers, for education agencies, test developers, universities, and policymakers, in San Antonio. Contact: Carl Andrews, CCSSO, 1 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 336-7053; e-mail: acarl@ccsso.org; Web site: www.ccsso.org/conf.html.

22-27--Education law: Oregon Summer Institute, sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, for upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers, at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. Contact: Marilyn Cover, 620 S.W. Main St., Suite 102, Portland, OR 97205; (503) 224-4424; fax: (503) 227-1721; e-mail: office@classroomlaw.org; Web site: www.classroomlaw.org.

22-27--Education law: Special Education Law Seminar, sponsored by Lehigh University's College of Education, for administrators, special education teachers, and mental health agencies, at the university's Mountaintop Campus in Bethlehem, Pa. Deadline: June 2. Contact: Theresa M. Freeman, LUCOE, 111 Research Drive, A-219, Bethlehem, PA 18015; (610) 758-6563; fax: (610) 758-3227; e-mail: specprog@lehigh.edu; Web site: www.lehigh.edu/~specprog.

**22- July 14--Principals: PTC Summer Institutes: Miami Sessions, sponsored by the Principals’ Training Center for International School Leadership, for principals, at the Roney Palace in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Donna Giberti, PTC, PO Box 458, Cummaquid, MA 02632; (508) 362- 6550; fax: (508) 362-0285; e-mail: theptc@aol.com; Web site: www.ThePTC.org.

2003 ChemCom Teacher Training Workshop, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, for chemistry teachers, at Chatsworth High School in Los Angeles and at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich. Contact: Angela Powers, ACS, 1155 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 872-6383; fax: (202) 833-7732; Web site:

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23-26—Independent schools: Administrative Institute, sponsored by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, for independent school administrators and division heads, at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C. Deadline: 2 weeks before the event. Contact: SAIS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033; (404) 622-2203; e-mail: leslie@sais.org; www.sais.org.

23-27--Career education: Commission on Technology 7th Annual Technology Conference, sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, for teachers, technology coordinators, and librarians, at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Conn. Deadline: June 16. Contact: Diane Brewer, CAIS, PO Box 159, Mystic, CT 06355; (860) 572-2950; fax: (860) 572-2938; e-mail: d_brewer@caisct.org; Web site: www.caisct.org.

Creating Strategic Systems in Education Leading and Facilitating District Strategic Planning conference, sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators, for administrators and superintendents, in Burlingame, Calif. Contact: Kathy Ohm, ACSA; (650) 259-3472; fax: (650) 692- 1508; e-mail:

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23-27—Leadership: GIS Leadership Institute, sponsored by the Missouri Botanical Garden, for grade 4-12 teachers, at the gardens in St. Louis. Contact: Bob Coulter, MBG, PO Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166-0299; (314) 577-0219; fax: (314) 577-9435; e-mail: bob.coulter@mbot.org.

23-27--Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and Holland Hall, for private school teachers and administrators, at Holland Hall in Tulsa, Okla. Contact: Carol Hoffman, HH; (918) 481-1111; e-mail: choffman@hollandhall.org; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

23-27--Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and The Learning Center of North Texas, for teachers and administrators, in Ft. Worth, Texas. Contact: Lucille Helton, LCNT; (817) 336-0808; e-mail: l.helton@thelearningcenterofnt.o rg; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

—Marianne Hurst

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