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September

24—Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, in Canton, N.Y., Erie, Pa., and Philadelphia. Contact: Stephen L. DiPietro, CB, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 900, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; (610) 667-8900 ext. 124; fax: (610) 667-6998; e-mail: sdipietro@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

24-25— College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. Contact: Deb Balzer, Brainerd High School, 402 S. Fifth St., Brainerd, MN 56401; (218) 824-6330; e-mail: tdblazer@brainerd.k12.mn.us; Web site: www.nacac.com.

24-25—New teachers: Workshop: Improving Student Achievement Through Teacher Observation and Feedback, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for new teachers, in Orange County, Calif. Contact: NTC; (831) 459-3082; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

24- 25—Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-20 science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Four Points Sheraton in Akron, Ohio. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

24-26—School improvement: 2003 No Child Left Behind Summit, sponsored by the Performance Institute, for administrators, grant specialists, and teachers, at the Wyndham City Center Hotel in Washington. Contact: James Simpson, PI, 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 894-0481; fax: (703) 894-0482; e-mail: Simpson@PerformanceWeb.org; Web site: www.performanceweb .org/education/s133/s133.htm.

24-26—School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Hartford, Conn. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

25— Assessment: Assessment Summit, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers School Division, for K-12 educators and policymakers, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington. Contact: Lydia Sutton, AAPSD, 50 F St., N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 220-4547; fax: (202) 347-3690; e-mail: lsutton@publishers.org; Web site: www.publishers.org.

25— Behavior: Social Emotional Learning Seminar - Educating the Heart and Mind, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for principals, counselors, state and local administrators, and character education coordinators, in Cleveland. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

25— Counseling: Adjustment to Hearing Loss: What it Means to Your Student, sponsored by the Mainstream Center at the Clarke School for the Deaf, for adjustment counselors, school psychologists, social workers, and guidance counselors, at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, Mass. Contact: Barbara Rochan, MCCSD, 48 Round Hill Road, Northampton, MA 01060; (413) 587-7313; fax: (413) 586-6654; e-mail: brochon@clarkeschool.org; Web site: www.clarkeschool.org.

25— Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Contact: Stephen L. DiPietro, CB, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 900, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; (610) 667-8900 ext. 124; fax: (610) 667-6998; e-mail: sdipietro@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

25— Education funding: 2003 Legislative Conference: Strengthening America's Future, sponsored by the Committee for Education Funding, for K-20 educators and lobbyists, at the National Press Club in Washington. Contact: Adenike Akintilo, CEF, 122 C. St. N.W., Suite 280, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 383- 0083; fax: (202) 383-0097; e-mail: akintilo@cef.org; Web site: www.cef.org.

25—Teacher education: Workshop: Study Skills for the Elementary and Middle School Student, sponsored by the Hill Center, for middle and elementary school teachers, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, N.C. 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489- 7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

25-26—Professional development: Problem Based Government Workshop, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for high school civics teachers, at the institute in Novato, Calif. Contact: BI, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e- mail: info@bie.org; Web site: www.bie.org.

25-27—Sex education: Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality, sponsored by the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, for K-12 educators and counselors, in Minneapolis. Contact: Bill Herring, NCSAC, PO Box 725544, Atlanta, Ga. 31139; (770) 541-9912; e-mail: herring@mindspring.com; Web site: www.ncsac.org.

25-28— Accountability: No Child Left Behind Training Workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators, for NCLB administrators and state directors, in Arlington, Va. Contact: John A. Pfaff, Sheboygan Area School District, 830 Virginia Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081; (920) 459-3596; (920) 459-4049; e-mail: jpfaff@sheboygan.k12.wi.us; Web site: www.nafepa.org.

26—Behavior: Social Emotional Learning Seminar - Educating the Heart and Mind, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for principals, counselors, state and local administrators, and character education coordinators, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104- 2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

26—Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, in Lawrenceville, N.J. and Garden City, N.Y. Contact: Stephen L. DiPietro, CB, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 900, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; (610) 667-8900 ext. 124; fax: (610) 667-6998; e-mail: sdipietro@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

26-27— Classroom management: Workshop: Teaching Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Sydney, Australia. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

26- 28—Foreign language: Multiple Language Literacy Conference: Policies to Build Successful Multiple Language Literacy Programs in Schools, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators and administrators, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: Aug. 25. Contact: Crystal Jackson, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600 ext. 272; e-mail: cjackson@reading.org; Web site: www.reading.org.

27-30— Facilities: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for architects, facility planners and K-12 administrators, at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago. Contact: Barbara C. Worth, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove Drive, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: barb@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org/chicago2003.

28- 30— Principals: Beginning Administrators Conference, sponsored by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, for administrators, at the Marriott Hotel at Round Rock in Austin, Texas. Contact: Lisa Holloway, TEPSA, (512) 478-5268; e-mail: lisa@tepsa.org; Web site: www.tepsa.org.

29— Behavior: Social Emotional Learning Seminar - Educating the Heart and Mind, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for principals, counselors, state and local administrators, and character education coordinators, in Cincinnati. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

29-Oct. 1— School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

29-Nov. 1— Special education: AD/HD Through the Years: From Science to Practice, sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, for educators, parents, social workers, and individuals with AD/HD, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver. Contact: Marsha Bokman, CHADD, 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 306-7070 ext. 108; fax: (301) 306-7091; e-mail: marsha_bokman@chadd.org; Web site: www.chadd.org.

30—Behavior: Social Emotional Learning Seminar - Educating the Heart and Mind, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for principals, counselors, state and local administrators, and character education coordinators, in Pittsburgh. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

30—Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at Rutgers College of New Jersey in New Brunswick, N.J. Contact: Stephen L. DiPietro, CB, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 900, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; (610) 667-8900 ext. 124; fax: (610) 667-6998; e-mail: sdipietro@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

30—Middle schools: Day One and Beyond, Part 1, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for educators, online. Contact: Mary Henton, NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (800) 528-NMSA; fax: (614) 895-4750; e-mail: mhenton@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

30-Oct. 1— Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-20 science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Holiday Inn, Rochester Airport, in Rochester, N.Y. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

October

1—Behavior: Social Emotional Learning Seminar—Educating the Heart and Mind, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for principals, counselors, state and local administrators, and character education coordinators, in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

1-2—Classroom management: Workshop: Teaching Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Auckland, New Zealand. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

1-3—Professional development: Problem Based Economics Workshop, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, high school economics teachers, at the institute in Novato, Calif. Contact: BI, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883- 0122; e-mail: info@bie.org; Web site: www.bie.org.

2—Behavior: Social Emotional Learning Seminar—Educating the Heart and Mind, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for principals, counselors, state and local administrators, and character education coordinators, in Harrisburg, Pa. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104- 2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

2—Learning disabilities: Workshop: Overview of Learning Disabilities/Attention Deficit Disorder, sponsored by the Hill Center, for teachers and administrators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, N.C. 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

2-3—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: Five 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.

2-4—Behavior: International Conference on Meeting the Diverse Needs of Children and Youth with Learning and Behavioral Problems: Strategies, Supports, and Services that Work!, sponsored by the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, for teachers and administrators, at the Airport Marriott Hotel in St. Louis. Contact: Lyndal M. Bullock, ICCBD, University of North Texas, PO Box 310860, Denton, Texas 76203; (940) 565-3573; fax: (940) 565-4055; e-mail: bullock@tac.coe.unt.edu; Web site: www.unt.edu/behavioraldisorders.

2-4—Counseling: 59th National Conference, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for high school guidance counselors and college admission officers, at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center in Long Beach, Calif. Contact: Gudleif Ellerts, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: registration@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacacconference.com.

2- 4—English: 2003 Northeast Conference—At the Hub of Discovery: Where Teaching Meets Learning and Research Meets Practice, sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, for teacher- educators, in Boston. Contact: Dave Critchett, TYCA; e-mail: d.j.critchett@worldnet.att.net ; Web site: www.tycanortheast.org.

2-4— Mathematics: Western Regional Conference: Ignite the Mathematics Within, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for educators, administrators, and curriculum developers, at Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 235-7566; fax: (703) 476-2970; Web site: www.nctm.org/meetings/slc.

2- 5— Urban schools: Council of Urban Boards of Education 35th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for urban school leaders and educators, at the Omni Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: Katrina Kelley, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838- 6722; fax: (703) 548-5613; e-mail: cube@nsba.org or kkelley@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cube.

3— Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at American University in Washington. Contact: Stephen L. DiPietro, CB, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 900, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; (610) 667-8900 ext. 124; fax: (610) 667-6998; e-mail: sdipietro@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

3-4—Education research: Measurement and Research in a New Accountability Era Conference, sponsored by the Educational Testing Service, for educators, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Contact: Phyllis Murphy, ETS, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541; (800) 611-8690; e-mail: pmurphy@ets.org; Web site: www.ets.org/aboutets /invitational/imdex.html

*3-4—Education research: Measurement and Research in a New Accountability Era Conference, sponsored by the Educational Testing Service, for educators, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Contact: Phyllis Murphy, ETS, Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08541; (800) 611-8690; e-mail: pmurphy@ets.org; Web site: www.ets.org/aboutets /invitational/imdex.html.

3-4—Writing: Write Here! Write Now!, sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English, for writing and English teachers, at the Holiday Inn Skytop in Rome, Ga. Deadline: Sept. 22. Contact: Alan Perry, GCTE, 944 Highway 114, Summerville, GA 30747; (706) 857-4696; fax: (706) 857-2565; e-mail: Aperry4214@aol.com; Web site: www.gcte.net.

3-5—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.

3-7— Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact: David Leeder, PEEL School District; (905) 890-1010; e-mail: david.leeder@peelsb.com; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

4— Arts education: Young Audiences/ New York Showcase Conference, sponsored by Young Audiences/New York, for K-12 teachers, at the Brooklyn Children's Museum in Brooklyn, N.Y. Contact: Joanne Bermstein- Cohen, YA/NY, One E. 53 St., New York, NY 10022; (212) 319-9269 ext. 223; e- mail: jbc@yany.org; Web site: www.yany.org.

4—Behavior: Mid- Atlantic Regional Workshop: Understanding and Working With Bullies and Scapegoats in School Settings, sponsored by Bergen Community College and GroupWorks for Education, for teachers and administrators, in Paramus, N.J. Deadline: Sept. 23. Contact: Dr. Toby Feinson, GWE, 39-15 D'Auria Drive, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; (201) 819-9285; e-mail: drtoby@groupswork.org.

4— Reading: Arts Integration Seminar: Story Telling Across Cultures, sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Cleveland. Deadline: 7 days before the event. Contact: Emily Davidson, YAGC, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite C203, Cleveland, OH 44120; (216) 561-5014; fax: (216) 561-3444; e-mail: emily@yagc.org; Web site: www.yagc.org.

4-5—Independent schools: Leadership Through Partnership: A Workshop for School Heads and Board Chairs, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, for administrators and school board members, at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Chicago. Deadline: Sept. 9. Contact: Tina Wood, NAIS; (202) 973-9790; e-mail: wood@nais.org; Web site: www.nais.org/events/upcom ing_events.cfm.

5—College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in Los Angeles. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

5-6—Leadership: Women in Educational Leadership Conference, sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, for K-20 educators and administrators, at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Neb. Contact: Marilyn L. Grady, UNL, 128 Teachers College Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0360; (402) 472-0974; fax: (402) 472-4300; e-mail: mgrady1@unl.edu.

6— Behavior: Social Emotional Learning Seminar—Educating the Heart and Mind, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for principals, counselors, state and local administrators, and character education coordinators, in Greenville, N.C. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

6-8— Principals: Workshop: Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for K-12 administrators, in Orange County, Calif. Contact: NTC; (831) 459-3082; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

7— College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in San Francisco. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

7—Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at Rennselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y. Contact: Stephen L. DiPietro, CB, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 900, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; (610) 667-8900 ext. 124; fax: (610) 667-6998; e-mail: sdipietro@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

7-8— Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-20 science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Wingate Inn, Austin North, in Austin, Texas. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647- 0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

7-11—Environmental education: NAEE 32nd Annual Conference: Thinking Globally While Acting Culturally, sponsored by the North American Association for Environmental Education, for K-20 teachers and non-formal educators, at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska. Contact: Eric Wade, Alaska Natural Resource and Outdoor Education Association, 1200 Tierra Grande Drive, Wasilla, AK 99654; (907) 376-0970; fax: (907) 376-2396; e-mail: admin@anroe.org; Web site: www.anroe.org.

8—Animal education: Workshop: Animals in the Classroom, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust Foundation, for humane educators, K- 12 teachers, administrators, and school nurses, at the Aquaculture Education Center in Hampton, NH. Contact: Dyanna Smith or John Pitts, PCTF, 36-951 Leland Valley Road West, Quilcene, WA 98376; (603) 626-1650 or (360) 765-3311; fax: (360) 765-3399; e-mail: dyanna@teachfish.org or jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

8— Behavior: Social Emotional Learning Seminar—Educating the Heart and Mind, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for principals, counselors, state and local administrators, and character education coordinators, in Ashville, N.C. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

8—College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in Seattle. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

8—Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, in Syracuse, N.Y., and Westchester, N.Y. Contact: Stephen L. DiPietro, CB, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 900, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004; (610) 667-8900 ext. 124; fax: (610) 667-6998; e-mail: sdipietro@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

8-9—Mentoring: Workshop: Session One, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for K-12 educators and administrators working with new teachers, in Waunakee, Wis. Contact: NTC; (608) 849-2858; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

8-11—Geography: 2003 Annual Meeting, sponsored by the National Council for Geographic Education, for educators, in Salt Lake City. Contact: Cliff Craig, NCGE, 35 N. 300 E., Smithfield, UT 84335; (435) 797-1370; fax: (435) 797-4048; e-mail: cbcraig@cc.usu.edu; Web site: www.ncge.org.

8-11—Professional development: 2003 NTPN Conference, sponsored by the National Tech Prep Network, for educators, administrators, school counselors, and employers, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Vickie Wiese, NTPN, 601 Lake Air Drive, Waco, TX 76710; (800) 518-1410 ext. 297; fax: (254) 776-2306; e-mail: vweise@cord.org; Web site: www.ntpn.info.

8-11—School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Baltimore. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

8-11— Science: The Next Step Institute, sponsored by the Association of Science Materials Centers and the National Science Resources Center, for school leaders with K-8 science programs, at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis. Deadline: April 15. Contact: Tom Peters, ASMC, #3 Hwy. 93 Sears House, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634-0977; (864) 656-1863; fax: (864) 656-1864; e-mail: tpeters@clemson.edu; Web site: www.ces.clemson.edu/aophub/ASMC

8-Nov. 18—Teacher education: Designing and Teaching Online Courses, sponsored by the Concord Consortium, for teachers and administrators, in Concord, Mass. Contact: Cynthia McIntyre, CC, 10 Concord Crossing, Suite 300, Concord, MA 01742; (978) 369-4367; fax: (978) 371-0696; e-mail: cynthia@concord.org; Web site: http://www.concord.org/courses.

8-Dec. 30—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 or Sarah Haavind, CC, 10 Concord Crossing, Suite 300, Concord, MA 01742; (978) 369-4367; fax: (978) 371- 0696; e-mail: courses@concord.org or sarah@concord.org; Web site: http://www.concord.org/courses.

9—Accountability: Workshop: Legal Clinic, sponsored by Hofstra University, for school administrators, at the university in Lawrence, N.Y. Contact: Barbara Calvo-Moran or Martin Blum, HU, Hempstead, NY 15549; (516) 463-5750; Web site: www.hofstra.edu.

9— Aesthetic realism: The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Can End the Crisis in American Education: Teachers Tell How!, 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.

9— College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in Portland, Ore. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

9—School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Staff Training Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

9-10— Accountability: Seminar: Improving the Validity of States' Standards-Based Assessment and Accountability Systems, sponsored by the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment and WestEd, at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, N.H. Deadline: Sept. 5. Contact: Laura Lee Lebel, PO Box 351, Dover, NH 03820; (603) 516-7900; fax: (603) 516- 7910; e-mail: llebel@nciea.org; Web site: www.nciea.org.

9-11—Education law: Council of School Attorneys' Advocacy Seminar, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school attorneys, at the Wigwam Resort in Litchfield Park, Ariz. Contact: Susan Butler, Director of the Council of School Attorneys, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e- mail: sbutler@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cosa.

9-11—English: 2003 Midwest Conference—Discourse Rocks! Interpreting Language, Interpretting Texts, sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, for teacher- educators, in Cleveland. Contact: Jay Wootren, TYCA; e-mail: wootten@salem.kent.edu; Web site: http://faculty.icc.edu/presnick /tyca.htm.

9-11—English: 2003 West Conference—The Ever Expanding World of the English Classroom in the West, sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, for teacher-educators, in Rock Springs, Wy. Contact: Joanna Tardoni, TYCA; e-mail: jtardoni@wwcc.cc.wy.us; Web site: www.cac.cc.az.us/tycawest.

9-11—Learning disabilities: 25th International Conference on Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, for special education professionals, parents, and higher education faculty and researchers, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bellevue, Wash. Contact: CLD, PO Box 40303, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-8755; fax: (913) 492-2546; Web site: www.cldinternational.org.

9-11— Literacy: Regional Fall Conference: Confluence 2003, sponsored by the North Carolina English Teachers Association, for middle, high school, and college English teachers, at the Sheraton Grande Hotel in New Bern, N.C. Deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: George Mewborn, NCETA, PO Box 5, Snow Hill, NC 28580; (252) 747-3864; fax: (252) 751-7202; e-mail: georgemewborn@earthlink.net; Web site: www.nceta.info.

9-11—School improvement: Courageous Leadership for School Success, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for teachers and administrators, in Monterey, Calif. Contact: HOPE Foundation, 3925 Hagan St., Suite 105, PO Box 906, Bloomington, IN 47402- 0906; (812) 355-6000; fax: (812) 323-8140; e-mail: hope@communitiesofhope.org; Web site: www.communitiesofhope.org.

10— Accountability: Making Students as Important as Standards, sponsored by Seattle Pacific University, for educators, at the university in Seattle. Deadline: Oct. 3. Contact: Keith Overa, SPU, 3307 Third Ave. W., Suite 209, Seattle, WA 98119-1950; (206) 281- 2875; fax: (206) 281-2271; e-mail: kovera@spu.edu; Web site: www.spu.edu/spiral.

10— Behavior: Social Emotional Learning Seminar— Educating the Heart and Mind, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for principals, counselors, state and local administrators, and character education coordinators, in Greensboro, N.C. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

Vol. 23, Issue 2, Pages 36-37

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