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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</ a>.

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—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.< p>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</ a>

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—Accountabilit y: 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.

10—Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at Seton Hall University in South Orange, 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.

10— School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Family Guide Facilitator 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.

11—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 Anti- Cruelty SPCA of Illinois in Chicago. Contact: Tammie Bouschor or John Pitts, PCTF, 36-951 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (312) 644-8338 ext. 344 or (360) 765-3311; fax: (360) 765-3399; e- mail: tbouschor@anticruelty.org or jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

11— 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 Interlochen, Mich. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

13-14—Assessment: Workshop: Contemporary Cognitive Assessment, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin- Madison, for teachers and administrators, at the university in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; (608) 262-7419; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu</ a>; Web site:www.education.wisc.edu/outreach</ a>.

13- 15—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 Lansing, Mich. 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.

13-15— Special education: Hill Methodology Workshop Part 1, sponsored by the Hill Center, for special educators, 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.

13-17—Early childhood: Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Workshop, sponsored by the Devereaux Foundation, for K-12 teachers, therapists, and coordinators of early childhood and mental health programs for children ages 2-5, at the Edwards Conference Center in Villanova, Pa. Contact: Susan Damico, DF, 444 Devereaux Drive, Villanova, PA, 19085; (610) 542-3108; fax: (610) 542-4468; e- mail: sdamico@devereux.org; Web site: www.devereauxearlychildhood.org</ a>.

13- 17—Mathematics: One-day Workshops: Making Algebra Child’s Play, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for math teachers and administrators, offered at various locations nationwide. Contact: Maria Roach, AIT, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457- 4509 or (812) 339- 2203 ext. 216; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: workshops@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net/workshops.

14—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 Chicago. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

15—Best practices: Workshop: What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Philadelphia. 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.

15—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 St. Paul, Minn. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

15—Instruction: Workshop: Classroom Instruction That Works, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Philadelphia. 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.

15—Substitutes: Seminar: A Research- Based One-Day Training Model to Enhance Substitute Teacher Success in the Classroom, sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University, for administrators or personnel managing substitutes, at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. Contact: Geoffrey G. Smith, STI, 6516 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-6516; (800) 922-4693; fax: (435) 797-0944; e-mail: gsmit@subed.usu.edu; Web site: http://subed.usu.edu.

15-16—Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-20 science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at AmeriSuites, Paradise Road, in Las Vegas. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

15-17—Education research: Developing Success for Youth Conference, sponsored by Drury University, for educators, administrators, and preservice teachers, at the university in Springfield, Mo. Deadline: Oct. 15. Contact: Loleta Sartin, DU, 900 N. Benton Ave., Springfield, MO 65802; (417) 873-7344; fax: (417) 873-7269; e-mail: lsartin@drury.edu; Web site: www.drury.edu/dsy.

15-17—Parent involvement: 80th National African-American Parent Involvement Day Conference, sponsored by NAAPID, for parents, teachers, and administrators, at the Detroit Metro Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ann Arbor, Mich. Contact: NAAPID, 4377 Textile Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 or NAAPID, PO Box 2043, Ann Arbor, MI 48106; (800) 351-4097 or (734) 434-4611; fax: (734) 434-5281; e-mail: naapid@aaps.k12.mi.us; Web site: www.naapid.org.

15-18— Administrators: 65th Annual Conference: Sailing Into Baltimore: Port of Call for School Personnel Solutions, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for school personnel administrators, at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. Contact: AASPA, 533-B N. Mur-Len Road, Olathe, KS 66062; (913) 829- 2007; fax: (913) 829-2041; e-mail: aaspa@aaspa.org; Web site: www.aaspa.org.

15-18—Economics: Annual Economic Education Conference, sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education, for K-12 teachers, at the Sheraton in New Orleans. Deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: Gwen Pajotte, NCEE, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036; (212) 730-1792; fax: (212) 730-1793; e-mail: gpajotte@ncee.net; Web site: www.ncee.net/conference.

15-18— Health: 77th School Health Conference: School Health Beyond the Borders, sponsored by the American School Health Association, for health educators, physicians, and health professionals, at the Camino Real Hotel in El Paso, Texas. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramiser, ASHA, 7263 State Route 43, PO Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; (330) 678-1601; fax: (330) 678-4526; e-mail: mbramsi@ashaweb.org; Web site: www.ashaweb.org.

15-18—Professional development: 32nd Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Society for Experiential Education, for educators, administrators, and business and community leaders, at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis. Contact: NSEE, 9001 Braddock Road, Suite 380, Springfield, VA 22151; (800) 803-4170 or (703) 426-4268; fax: (800) 528-3492 or (703) 426-8400; e-mail: conference@nsee.org; Web site: www.nsee.org.

15-19—Arts education: Culture, Language, and Dance Conference, sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization, for teachers, administrators, and state and local arts curriculum coordinators, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Jane Bonbright, NDEO, 4948 Saint Elmo Ave., #301, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 657-2880; fax: (301) 657-2882; e-mail: info@ndeo.org; Web site: www.ndeo.org.

15-19—Health: School Health Beyond the Borders, sponsored by the American School Health Association, for educators, school nurses, and mental health professionals, at the Camino Real Hotel in El Paso, Texas. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA, 7263 State Route 43, PO Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; (330) 678- 1601; fax: (330) 678- 4526; e-mail: mbramsi@ashaweb.org.

16— Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at SUNY Buffalo in Buffalo, 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.

16-17— 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.

16- 17—Data: Seize the Data! Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning, 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.

16-17—Parent involvement: Leadership Development Conference, sponsored by the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University, for school and state administrators, at the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Deadline: Sept. 22. Contact: Kenyatta Williams, NNPS, 3003 N. Charles St., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218; (410) 516-2318; fax: (410) 516-8890; e-mail: kwilliams@csos.jhu.edu; Web site: www.partnershipschools.org.

1 6-17—School boards: School Board Politics Conference, sponsored by the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, for educators, at the Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. Deadline: Oct. 9. Contact: Antonio Wendland, PEPG, 79 JFK St., Taubman 308, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-7976; fax: (617) 496-4428; e-mail: pepg_administrator@ksg.harvard .edu; Web site: www.ksg.harvard.edu/pepg.

16- 18—Achievement: Conference on Teaching and Learning: What Works in Schools—Increasing Student Achievement Through Research-Based Practices, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Philadelphia. 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.

16-18—Character education: Annual National Forum, sponsored by the Character Education Partnership, for educators, policymakers, administrators, and researchers, in Washington. Contact: Merle Schwartz, CEP, 1025 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296-7743 ext. 26; fax: (202) 296-7779; e-mail: mschwartz@character.org; Web site: www.character.org.

16-18—English: 2003 Pacific Coast Conference—Crafting Literacy in the Community College, sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, for teacher-educators, in San Diego. Contact: Heidi Ramirez, TYCA; e- mail: hramirez@jafar.hartnell.cc.ca.us ; Web site: www.ccctyc.org.

16-18—History: History and Biography: The Individual and Historical Change, sponsored by the National Council for History Education and the California Department of Education, for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, administrators, and historians, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles. Contact: Elaine W. Reed, NCHE, 26915 Westwood Road, Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; (440) 835-1776; fax: (440) 835-1295; e-mail: nche@nche.net; Web site: www.history.org/nche.

16-18— Scholarships: National Conference and Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, for educators, members, and volunteers, in Chicago, Ill. Contact: CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road, St. Peter, MN 56082; (800) 537-4180; fax: (507) 931-9168; e-mail: tkirby@csfa.org; Web site: www.csfa.org.

16-18—School boards: 2003 Conference: Effective Leadership in Challenging Times, sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Education, for state and local school board members, at the Wyndham Inner Harbor in Baltimore. Deadline: Sept. 19. Contact: Doris Cruel, NASBE, 277 S. Washington St., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-4000; fax: (703) 836-2313; e-mail: dorisc@nasbe.org; Web site: www.nasbe.org.

17—School safety: Talk About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum 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.

17-18— Assessment: Balancing Instruction and Assessment through Differentiation, sponsored by Regent University School of Education, for educators, at the university in Virginia Beach, Va. Contact: Hope Jordan, RUSE, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464; (757) 226-4438; fax: (757) 226-4147; e-mail: hopejor@regent.edu; Web site: www.regent.edu/edconference.

17- 18—English: 2003 Pacific Northwest Conference—At Home on the Range: Lessons for Success in the Pacific Northwest, sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, for teacher-educators, in Spokane, Wash. Contact: Dana Elder, TYCA; e-mail: dana.elder@mail.ewu.edu; Web site: http://ef.linnbenton.edu/depts/tyca/web.cfm?pgID=85.

17-19— Montessori education: Science Catches Up to Montessori Conference, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for educators, at the Coast Anaheim Hotel, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Mimi Basso, AMS, 281 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010; (212) 358-1250; fax: (212) 358-1256; e- mail: mimi@amshq.org; Web site: www.amshq.org.

18—Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part I, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for teachers in grades 1-3 and teachers of remedial classes, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-6555; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com; Web site: www.churchillcenter.org.

18- 21—Technology: North America Web-Based Teaching and Learning Conference 2003, sponsored by the University of New Brunswick, for educators, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Contact: UNB; (506) 447-3018; fax: (506) 453-3590; e-mail: naweb@unb.ca; Web site: http://naweb.unb.ca.

19—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at St. Louis University in St. Louis. Contact: Lainie Wade, SLU, 221 N. Grand Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63103; (314) 977-3416; e-mail: wadel@slu.edu; Web site: www.nacac.com.

19—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 Philadelphia. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

19-21—Principals: 11th Annual State Principals’ Conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals, for elementary, middle-level, and secondary school principals, at the Radisson/Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill, Pa. Contact: PAESSP, 122 Valley Road, PO Box 39, Summerdale, PA 17093; (717) 732-4999; fax: (717) 732-4890; e-mail: sherit@paessp.org; Web site: www.paessp.org.

19-21—Professional development: Overcoming the Barriers: Achieving Excellence and Success, sponsored by the National Black Child Development Institute, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. Contact: Vicki D. Pinkston, NBCDI, 1101 15th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 833-2220; fax: (202) 833-8222; e- mail: moreinfo@nbcdi.org; Web site: www.nbcdi.org.

19-22—Leadership: Exploration of Executive Leadership Seminar, sponsored by Aurora University’s Center for Educational Executives, for school leaders, at the Wisconsin campus in Williams Bay, Wis. Deadline: Sept. 26. Contact: Marvin Edwards, AUCE, 347 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 844-4625; fax: (630) 844- 5530; e-mail: medwards@aurora.edu; Web site: www.aurora.edu/cee.

19-25—School safety: Safe Schools Week, sponsored by the National School Safety Center, for elementary, middle, and secondary educators, with events scheduled nationwide. Contact: NSSC, 141 Duesenberg Drive, Suite 11, Westlake Village, CA 91362; (805) 373-9977; Web site: www.nssc1.org.

20—Best practices: Workshop: Best Practices and New Developments in Reading and Literacy, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin- Madison, for teachers and administrators, at the university in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; (608) 262- 7419; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu</ a>; Web site:www.education.wisc.edu/outreach</ a>.

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

20-24—Mathematics: One- day Workshops: Making Algebra Child’s Play, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for math teachers and administrators, offered at various locations nationwide. Contact: Maria Roach, AIT, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509 or (812) 339-2203 ext. 216; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail: workshops@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net/workshops.

20-24— Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, for K-12 educators, in Olean and Lake George, NY. Contact: Barbara Van Wicklin, BOCES; (716) 376- 8321; e-mail: barb_Vanwicklin@cabo.wynric.org</ a>; Web site:www.allkindsofminds.org.

21— Counseling education: Fall Counselor Workshop, sponsored by the College Board, for secondary school counselors, at Commonwealth High School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 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.

21— Middle schools: Day One and Beyond, Part 2, 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.

21—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/.

21-24— Parental involvement: Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers: Training of Trainers, 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.

21- 29—Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, for K-12 educators, in Fredonia, NY. Contact: Barbara Van Wicklin, BOCES; (716) 376-8321; e-mail: barb_Vanwicklin@cabo.wynric.org</ a>; Web site:www.allkindsofminds.org.

22— College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; e-mail: skarpf@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

22—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 Boston. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com

22—Mentoring: National Peer Helpers Day, sponsored by the National Peer Helpers Association, for educators and peer advisers, with events nationwide. Contact: NPHA, PO Box 32272, Kansas City, MO 64171-5272; (800) 362-7337; fax: (913) 362-0735; e-mail: npha@peerhelping.org; Web site: www.peerhelping.org.

22-23— Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-20 science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Wingate Inn in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

22-24—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 San Diego, Calif. and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 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.

22-24— Technology: T+L2: Leading Learning to a Higher Level Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for technology directors, teachers, and administrators, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Ann Flynn, Director of Education Technology Programs, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e-mail: aflynn@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/itte.

22-25—Rural education: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Rural Education Association, for rural educators and administrators, at the Holiday Inn in Kearney, Neb. Contact: Bob Mooneyham, NREA, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 227, Norman, OK 74019; (405) 325-7959; fax: (405) 325-7959; e-mail: bmooneyham@ou.edu; Web site: www.nrea.net.

22-26—Libraries: 11th National Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by the American Association of School Libraries, for school library media specialists, at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo. Deadline: Sept. 19. Contact: Jared Cohen, AASL, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 280-1393; fax: (312) 664- 7459; e-mail: jcohen@ala.org; Web site: www.ala.org/aasl/kc.

22-26—Urban schools: 47th Annual Fall Conference, sponsored by the Council of the Great City Schools, for urban school superintendents, administrators, and board members, at the Westin Grand Hotel in Chicago. Contact: Terry Tabor, CGCS, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-2427; fax: (202) 393-2400; e-mail: ttabor@cgcs.org; Web site: www.cgcs.org.

23—Staff development: Workshop: Master Schedule, sponsored by Hofstra University, for school personnel and 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.

23-24— Assessment: A Delicate Balance: Technology and the Human Connection, sponsored by the Educational Records Bureau, for teachers, administrators, and admissions directors, at the Crowne Plaza Manhattan Hotel, in New York City. Contact: Karen Crawford, ERB, 220 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017; (973) 509-7526; fax: (973) 632-0821; e-mail: kaconsite@aol.com.

23-24— Leadership: Leadership for Continuous Improvement: Strategies and Guidelines for Systemwide Planning and Support for Local Schools, 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.

23-24—Learning disabilities: 24th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss, sponsored by the Mainstream Center at the Clarke School for the Deaf, for teachers of the deaf, classroom teachers, school psychologists, early intervention specialists, and graduate students, at the Sheraton Hotel in Springfield, Mass. Contact: Barbara Rochan, MCCSD, 48 Round Hill Road, Northhampton, MA 01060; (413) 587-7313; fax: (413) 586-6654; e-mail: brochon@clarkeschool.org; Web site: www.clarkeschool.org.

23-25— Reading: 54th Annual Reading Conference, sponsored by the New England Reading Association, for K-12 educators and administrators, at the Marriott and Crowne Plaza Hotels in Nashua, N.H. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Duane L. Small, NERA, PO Box 997, Portland, ME 04104-0997; (207) 838- 8157; e-mail: nera@maine.rr.com; Web site: www.nereading.org.

23-25—Sex education: 13th Joint International Conference on Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campus, sponsored by the Safe Schools Coalition, for teachers, administrators, school law enforcement officials, and school board and community members, at the Hyatt Orlando Hotel in Kissimmee, Fla. Contact: David Anderson, SSC, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217; (800) 537-4903; fax: (941) 778-6818; e- mail: ssc@tampabay.rr.com; Web site: www.thesafeschools.org.

23-25— Technology: 2003 Fall CUE Conference, sponsored by Computer-Using Educators, Inc., for educators and administrators, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. Contact: Annie Martin, CUE, 2150 Mariner Square, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 814-6630; fax: (510) 814-0195; e- mail: cueinc@cue.org; Web site: www.cue.org.

23-25—Technology: National Student Conference of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools in Mathematics, Science and Technology: Rebuilding the American Dream Through Engineering and Technology, sponsored by Polytechnic University and Brooklyn Technical High School, for high school students and teachers, at the university in Brooklyn, N.Y. Contact: Noel N. Kriftcher, Executive Director, Packard Center for Technology and Educational Alliance, PU, (718) 260-3524; fax: (718) 260-3733; e- mail: nkrift@poly.edu; or Matthew M. Mandery, Director, Brooklyn Technical High School, CARETECH Project; (718) 797-2285; fax: (718) 797-9304; e-mail: Mmmandery@aol.com.

23-25—Writing: National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, sponsored by the International Writing Centers Association, for writing center directors, writing teachers, and secondary teachers, in Hershey, Pa. Contact: Ben Rafoth; e-mail: brafoth@iup.edu; Web site: www.wc.iup.edu/2003conference.< p>24—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 Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Contact: Jeanne Chowning or John Pitts, PCTF, 36-951 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (206) 956-3647 or (360) 765-3311; fax: (360) 765-3399; e-mail: jchowning@wabr.org or jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

24— College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, in Chicago. Contact: Michael Dessimoz, Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605-1395; (312) 341-2121; e-mail: mdessimo@roosevelt.edu; Web site: www.nacac.com.

24—Counseling: Mid- Atlantic Regional Workshop: The Passionate Educator—Sustaining and Rediscovering the Adventure in Teaching and Counseling, sponsored by Ocean County College and GroupWorks for Education, for teachers and administrators, in Toms River, N.J. Deadline: Oct. 17. Contact: Dr. Toby Feinson, GWE, 39-15 D’Auria Drive, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; (201) 819-9285; e-mail: drtoby@groupswork.org.

25— Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part I, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for teachers in grades 1-3 and teachers of remedial classes, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 722-6555; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com; Web site: www.churchillcenter.org.

25— Arts education: The Role of the Arts in the Transformation of School Culture, sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Peaceable Schools, for K-12 educators, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCPS, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 999-1959 ext. 8134 or (617) 349-8134; e-mail: peace@lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/peace.html.

25—Special education: Workshop: Individualized Education, sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Special Education, for K-12 educators, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Susan Kando, LUCSE, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 999-1959 ext. 8260 or (617) 349-8260; e-mail: skando@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu.

26—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 Washington. Contact: Michael McNutt, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; e-mail: mmcnutt@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

26-28—Assessment: Midwest Conference on Quality: Strategies to Enhance Classroom Performance, sponsored by the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, for K-12 educators, at the Cincinnati Airport Marriott in Hebron, Ky. Deadline: Oct. 17. Contact: Sylvia Lasita, HCESC, 11083 Hamilton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45231; (513) 674-4259; fax: (513) 742-5525; e-mail: lasita_s@hcesc.org; Web site: www.hcese.org/pdevents.

26-29— At-risk youth: 15th Annual National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Conference, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Network, for educators, policymakers, social workers, and law enforcement personnel, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Linda Shirley, NDPN, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631-1555; (864) 656-2675; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu; Web site: www.dropoutprevention.org.

26- 29—Leadership: Executive Leadership Seminar, sponsored by the Aurora University Center for Educational Executives, for administrators, at the Wisconsin campus in Williams Bay, Wis. Deadline: Oct. 3. Contact: Marvin Edwards, AUCE, 347 S. Gladstone Ave., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 844-4625; fax: (630) 844-5530; e-mail: medwards@aurora.edu; Web site: www.aurora.edu/cee.

27—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, in Milwaukee. Contact: Jeff Artero, Nicolet High School, 6701 N. Jean Nicolet Road, Glendale, WI 53217; (414) 351-7556; e-mail: Jeff_artero@nicolet.k12.wi.us; Web site: www.nacac.com.

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