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November

5—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 Dallas and Los Angeles. 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.

5— College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in Boise, Idaho. Contact: Kathi Lecertua, Borah High School, 6001 Cassia St., Boise, ID 83709; (208) 322-3855; e-mail: Kathi_lecertua@boiseschools.org</ a>; Web site:www.nacac.com.

5- 6—Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-20 science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Comfort Suites in Denver. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760- 2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

5-7—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 Albuquerque, N.M. 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.

5-7— School safety: Talking About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum, 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.

5-8—Early childhood: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for early childhood teachers, administrators, and researchers, at McCormick Place in Chicago. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 232-8777; fax: (202) 328-1846; e-mail: conference@naeyc.org; Web site: www.naeyc.org.

5-9— Achievement: From Rhetoric to Reality: Student Achievement in Multicultural Societies, sponsored by the National Association for Multicultural Education, for K-20 educators, policymakers, and parents, at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Seattle. Contact: Brenda Tolliver, NAME, 733 15th St., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-6263; fax: (202) 628-6264; e-mail: name@nameorg.org; Web site: www.nameorg.org.

6—Learning disabilities: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for K-12 educators working with young children at risk for learning disabilities, in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-2232; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: lois.meyer@labschool.org.

6- 7—Leadership: Fourth Northeast Principals’ Leadership Network Summit, sponsored by the Education Alliance at Brown University and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for building administrators, at the Hilton Mystic in Mystic, Conn. Contact: Grace Rivera, EA, 222 Richmond St., Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903; (800) 521- 9550 ext. 249; e-mail: Grace_Rivera@brown.edu.

6-7— School improvement: Focusing on Student Performance Institute: Creating Research- Based Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for teachers and administrators, at NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: 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.

6-8—Accelerated schools: Fifth Annual Conference, sponsored by the Southwest Center for Accelerated Schools, for educators, at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Bonnie Hamill, SCAS, 4030 W. Braker Lane, Bldg. 2, Suite 243, Austin, TX 78759; (512) 232-0701; fax: (512) 232-0707; e-mail: bhamill@mail.utexas.edu; Web site: www.swacceleratedschools.net.

6- 8—Community involvement: Second National Youth Summit: Building on the Strengths of America’s Youth, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, for K-12 educators, youth-service workers, and policymakers, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington. Contact: Meg Gwaltney, National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth, PO Box 13505, Silver Spring, MD 13505; (301) 608-8098; e-mail: mgwaltney@ncfy.com; Web site: www.ncfy.com/Summit2003.

6-8— Foreign language: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, for foreign language teachers, at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Appleton, Wis. Contact: James Oakley, WAFLT, 720 Ellis Drive, Ashland, WI 54806; (715) 682-9418; e-mail: joakley@hnet.net; Web site: www.waflt.org.

6-8—Gifted education: Gifted Education and No Child Left Behind: Walking Together for All Children, sponsored by the Virginia Association for the Gifted, for educators, administrators, and parents, at the Marriott in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Liz Nelson, VAG, PO Box 26212, Richmond, VA 23260-6212; (804) 355-6212; fax: (804) 355-5137; e-mail: vagifted@attbi.com; Web site: www.vagifted.org.

6-8— Mathematics: Southern Regional Conference: Mathematics Journeys in Historic Charleston, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for educators, at the Charleston Area Convention Center in Charleston, S.C. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 235-7566; fax: (703) 476-2970; Web site: www.nctm.org/meetings/charleston .

6-8—Middle schools: 30th Annual Conference and Exhibit:, Middle Level Education: Middle Level on our Minds, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle- level educators, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Contact: Chris Risheill NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730 ext. 226; fax: (614) 895-4750; e-mail: crisheill@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

6-9— Accountability: 11th National Quality Education Conference: Doorways to Performance Excellence—Standards, Assessment, and Accountability, sponsored by the American Society for Quality, for administrators, teachers, and business leaders, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Dale Tuttle, ASQ, 600 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005; (414) 272-8575 ext. 7438; fax: (414) 765-8664; e-mail: dtuttle@asq.org; Web site: http://nqec.asq.org.

6-9— Education research: Brain Research and Implications for Teaching and Learning Workshop, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for educators and administrators, at the Wyndham Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 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.

6-9—Higher education: 17th Annual Convention, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, for administrators and graduate students, at the Hilton Portland & Executive Towers in Portland, Ore. Contact: Michelle Young or Ann Houck-Sleper, UCEA, 205 Hill Hall, Columbia, MO 65211; (573) 884-8300; fax: (573) 884-8302; e-mail: youngmd@missouri.edu; Web site: www.ucea.org.

6-9—International education: Cultural Integration for New International Open Societies, sponsored by the International Schools Association, for K-12 teachers and administrators, at the SEK International School in Budapest, Hungary. Deadline: Oct. 31. Contact: Gabriella Gidro, SEK International School, Huvosvolgyi ut 131, Budapest 1021, Budapest; 011-361-394-2968; fax: 011-361-200-6615; e-mail: gabriella.gidro@isaschools.org or gidrog@sekmail.com; Web site: www.isaschools.org.

6-9—Montessori education: Leadership Weekend, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for Montessori educators, at the Wyndham Bonaventure Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 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.

6-9—Sex education: Fifty Years After Kinsey’s Female Report: Sexual Science and Gender, sponsored by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, for sex educators, researchers, school nurses, and family therapists, at the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio. Contact: David L. Fleming, SSSS, PO Box 416, Allentown, PA 18105; (610) 530- 2483; fax: (610) 530-2485; e-mail: Thesociety@inetmail.att.net; Web site: www.sexscience.org.

7— College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, Portland, Ore. Contact: Joe Bernard, Valley Catholic School, 4275 S.W. 148th, Beaverton, OR 97007; (503) 520-4702; jbernard@ssmo.org;Web site: www.nacac.com.

7—Early childhood: Workshop: Language Development in Preschool Students, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for K-12 educators, in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-2232; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: lois.meyer@labschool.org.

7— Federal programs: Regional Conference: Federal Showcase of K-12 Education Resources, sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Federal Interagency Commission on Education, for K-12 school administrators, at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky. Contact: Shireley LaFavors or Wanda Darland, Kentucky Association of School Administrators; (502) 875-3411; ARC, 1666 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20009-1068; Web site: www.arc.gov/index.do? nodeId=1878.

7—Literacy: Workshop: Literacy Practices for the Differentiated Classroom, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for teachers and administrators, at the University in Wisconsin-Madison, 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 .

*7—Media literacy: International Media Literacy Conference, sponsored by the National Telemedia Council, for K-12 educators, in New York City, Seattle, Madison, Wis., Toronto, London or online. Contact: Karen Ambrosh or Marieli Rowe, NTC, 1922 University Ave., Madison, WI 53726; (608) 218-1182; fax: (608) 218-1183; e-mail: Ntelemedia@aol.com; Web site: www.nationaltelemediacouncil.org .

7—Reading: Workshop: Phonological Awareness, 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.

7— Technology: No Teacher Left Behind: Technology Across the Curriculum, sponsored by SCOPE, for classroom teachers, technology coordinators, and administrators, in Smithtown, N.Y. Contact: Betty Westcott, SCOPE, 100 Lawrence Ave., Smithtown, NY 11787; (631) 360-0800 ext. 129; fax: (631) 360-0356; e-mail: bwestcott@LI-SCOPE.org; Web site: www.li-scope.org.

7-8— Leadership: UCEA Annual Convention, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, for professors and practitioners of K-12 educational administration, at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in Portland, Ore. Contact: UCEA, 205 Hill Hall, Columbia, MO 65211; (573) 884-8300; fax: (573) 884-8302; e-mail: admnucea@coe.missouri.edu; Web site: www.ucea.org.

7- 8—Learning disabilities: Annual Learning Differences Conference: Effort, Persistence, and Resilience … Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success, sponsored by Harvard Graduate School of Education, for K-12 educators, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Rebecca Udler, HGSE, 14 Story St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 545-1849; fax: (617) 496-8051; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe.

7-8— Literacy: Northeast Literacy Summit: Scientifically Based Research, sponsored by Adelphi University and the Long Island Network of Teacher Centers, for K-12 educators, at the university in Garden City, N.Y. Contact: Kathleen Gooding, AU, 4 Pennington Drive, Huntington, NY 11743; (631) 673-9299; fax: (631) 424-2779; e-mail: kathy@goodingassociates.com.

7-9—Administrators: Annual Policy Forum and Business Meeting, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers, for state school administrators, in Indianapolis. Contact: Jill Henry, CCSSO, One Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 408-5052; fax: (202) 408-8072; Web site: www.ccsso.org.

7- 9—Administrators: 2003 UCEA Convention, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, for graduate students and teachers, at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in Portland, Ore. Contact: Michelle Young, UCEA, 205 Hill Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-2185; (573) 884-8300; fax: (573) 884-8302; e-mail: execucea@coe.missouri.edu; Web site: www.ucea.org.

7-9— Literature: Playing with Literature: Developing a Script in Your Classroom, sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Foundation, for educators and administrators, in Cleveland. Deadline: Nov. 1. 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.

7- 9—Standards: 11th National Quality Education Conference, sponsored by the American Society for Quality, for teachers and administrators, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Dave Tuttle, ASQ, 600 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53201-3005; (800) 248-1946 ext. 7438; fax: (414) 272-1734; e- mail: dtuttle@asq.org; Web site: www.asq.org.

8—Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part I, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for teachers in grades 1-3 and remedial, 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.

8—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in Jacksonville, Fla. Contact: Clarence Richardson, Florida Community College at Jacksonville, 501 W. State St., Room 160, Jacksonville, FL 32202-4097; (904) 632-3164; e-mail: crich@fccj.edu; Web site: www.nacac.com.

8—Service learning: Annual International Conference and Education Track, sponsored by the Earthwatch Institute, for K-12 educators, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Phoebe Congalton, EI, 3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 100, Maynard, MA 01754-0075; (978) 461-0081 ext. 211; fax: (978) 450-1288; e- mail: pcongalton@earthwatch.org; Web site: www.earthwatch.org.

9—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in Seattle. Contact: Alice Tanaka, Mercer Island High School, 9100 S.E. 42nd St., Mercer Island, WA 98040-4199; (206) 236-3364; e-mail: Alica_tanaka@misd.webnet.edu; Web site: www.nacac.com.

9- 11—Education funding: 2003 Annual Conference: Reclaiming Democracy- Intermediaries, Local Education Funds, and Public Education, sponsored by the Public Education Network, for K-12 administrators, teachers, and policymakers, at the Fairmont Hotel in Washington. Contact: Greg Hickman, PEN, 601 13th St. N.W., Suite 900 N., Washington DC 20005; (202) 628-7460; e-mail: ghickman@PublicEducation.org; Web site: www.publiceducation.org.

9- 11—Literacy: Northeast Early Literacy Conference and Reading Recovery Institute, sponsored by Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery, for early childhood educators, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402 or (800) 999-1959, ext. 8402; fax: (617) 349-8490; e-mail: literacy@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/literacyforall.

9-12—Higher education: 13th Annual Strategic Enrollment Management Conference, sponsored by the American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, for college enrollment managers, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel, in Boston. Contact: AACRO, One Dupont Circle, Suite 520, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 293- 9161; fax: (202) 872-8857; e-mail: meetings@aacrao.org;Web site: www.aacrao.org/sem13.

10— Mathematics: One-day Workshop: Making Algebra Child’s Play, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for math teachers and administrators, in Birmingham, Ala. and Buffalo, N.Y. 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.

10— Writing: Workshop: Keys to the Code—Multisensory Grammar and Sentence Writing Strategies, Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics, 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.

10-11—Diversity: Midwest Conference: Moving Towards Respect, sponsored by Minnesota State University and the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, for middle and high school educators, in Faribault, Minn. Contact: Suzanne Bunkers, MSU, 230 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN 56001; (507) 389-5503; e-mail: suzanne.bunkers@mnsu.edu; Web site: http://c-hef.org.

11—Science: Academy for Science Teaching and Learning, sponsored by the JASON Foundation for Education, for teachers of grades 4-9, online. Deadline: Oct. 28. Contact: Jennifer Walsh, JASON FE, 2009 N. 14th St., Suite 407, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 276-2772 ext. 13; fax: (703) 528- 5058; e-mail: pr@jason.org; Web site: www.jason.org.

12- 13—Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-20 science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at AmeriSuites in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

12-14— 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.

12- 14—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.

12-15— Learning diabilities: 54th Annual Conference: Our Mission to Literacy, sponsored by the International Dyslexia Association, for K-12 educators, in San Diego. Contact: IDA, 8600 La Salle Rd., 382 Chester Bldg., Baltimore, MD 21286; (410) 296-0232; e-mail: info@interdys.org; Web site: www.interdys.org.

12- 16—Gifted education: Half Century Celebration: 50 Years and Racing to the Future, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, for educators and administrators, at the Westin, Omni Severin, and Hyatt hotels in Indianapolis. Contact: Lancey Boros, Convention Manager, NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; fax: (202) 785-4248; e- mail: nagc@nagc.org; Web site: www.nagc.org.

13—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in Atlantic City, N.J. Contact: Barbara Kichline, Atlantic City High School, 1400 N. Albany Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401; (609) 343-7300 ext. 2165; e-mail: ocbarbk@worldnet.att.net; Web site: www.nacac.com.

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

13—Reading: Workshop: Reading Skills, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for K-12 educators working with children who have poor reading skills, in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-2232; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: lois.meyer@labschool.org.

13- 14—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.

13-14— Diversity: Midwest Conference: Moving Towards Respect, sponsored by Minnesota State University and the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, for middle and high school educators, in Mankato, Minn. Contact: Suzanne Bunkers, MSU, 230 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN 56001; (507) 389-5503; e-mail: suzanne.bunkers@mnsu.edu; Web site: http://c-hef.org.

*13- 14—Diversity: Midwest Conference: Moving Towards Respect, sponsored by Minnesota State University and the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, for middle and high school educators, in Mankato, Minn. Contact: Suzanne Bunkers, MSU, 230 Armstrong Hall, Mankato, MN 56001; (507) 389-5503; e-mail: suzanne.bunkers@mnsu.edu; Web site: http://c-hef.org.

13-14—Special education: Fifth Institute on Disproportionality, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for administrators and teachers, in San Antonio. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830 ext. 516; fax: (703) 620-2521; e-mail: conteduc@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd.

13- 15—Education law: 49th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Education Law Association, for teachers, administrators, and attorneys, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Mandy Bingaman, ELA, 300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469; (937) 229-3589; fax: (937) 229-3845; e-mail: ela@dayton.edu; Web site: www.educationlaw.org.

13-15— Independent schools: Fall Forum 2003: Making School a Place of Meaning, sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools, for teachers, administrators, and policy makers, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Brett Bradshaw, CES, 1814 Franklin St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 433-1451; fax: (510) 433-1455; e-mail: info@essentialschools.org;Web site: www.essentialschools.org.

13- 15—Professional development: NSTA Regional Conference, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science educators, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 312-9371; (703) 841-0250; e-mail: carla.daniels@nsta.org; Web site: www.nsta.org.

13-15—School improvement: Courageous Leadership for School Success, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for teachers and administrators, in Denver. 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.

13-16—Standards: 2003 NBPTS National Conference, sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, for teachers, administrators, and researchers, at the Washington Hilton in Washington. Contact: Walter Rabchuk, Education Manager, NBCT Leadership Initiatives, 26555 Evergreen Road, Suite 400, Southfield, MI 48076; (248) 351-4444 ext. 566; fax: (248) 351-4170; e-mail: wrabchuk@nbpts.org; Web site: www.nbpts.org.

13-17— Literacy: Inaugural 2003 Conference: Celebrate Literacy, sponsored by Pro Literacy Worldwide, for K-20 educators and students, at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington. Contact: Marty Kuppinger, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210; (315) 422-9121 ext. 352; fax: (315) 422-6369; e-mail: mkuppinger@proliteracy.org; Web site: www.proliteracy.org.

14-15— Community involvement: Community Service Workshop, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for middle and high school educators, at the Masters School in New York City. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 298-4899; fax: (404) 355-4435; e-mail: info@csee.org; Web site: www.csee.org.

14-15—School improvement: National Conference: Stepping Forward Together, sponsored by the Foundation for Excellent Schools, for K-12 teachers, administrators, and school board members, at the Sagamore Resort Hotel in Bolton Landing, NY. Contact: Rick Dalton, FES, 1634 Route 30, Cornwall, VT 05753; (802) 462-3170; fax: (802) 462-3180; e-mail: info@fesnet.org;Web site: www.fesnet.org.

14-16—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.

14- 16—Social studies: 83rd Annual Conference: The Power of One, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, for K-16 teachers, curriculum writers, teacher educators, and researchers, at the Hyatt in Chicago. Contact: Ella McDowell, NCSS, 8555 16th St., Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588-1800 ext. 109; fax: (301) 588-2049; e-mail: emcdowell@ncss.org; Web site: www.ncss.org.

15— Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part I, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for teachers in grades 1-3 and remedial, 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.

15— Mental health: National Conference: Protecting the Emotional Health of the New Educators—Maintaining Sanity in the Midst of Chaos, sponsored by GroupWorks for Education, for teachers and administrators, in Long Branch, N.J. Contact: Dr. Toby Feinson, GWE, 39-15 D’Auria Drive, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; (201) 819-9285; e-mail: drtoby@groupswork.org.

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

16—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in Philadelphia. Contact: Elizabeth Kulick, Bucks County Community College, 434 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940-1196; (215) 968-8123; e-mail: Kulicke@bucks.edu; Web site: www.nacac.com.

17— Achievement: Workshop: Enhancing Student Learning Through Brain-Based Strategies, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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.

17- 18—Arts education: 15th Annual Unified Arts Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Sullivan, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01913; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e- mail: vrsulliv@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

17-18—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, high school students, and parents, in Baltimore. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; e-mail: ctishman@nacac.com; Web site: www.nacac.com.

17- 18—Leadership: Workshop: Building Leadership Capacity Through Shared Responsibility for Student Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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.

17-18— Reading: Workshop: Reading is a Multi-Subject Curriculum—Strategies for Reading Non-Fiction and Fiction, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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.

17-19—Early childhood: Early Childhood Institute, sponsored by Lesley University, for K-3 educators, at the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Framingham, Mass. Contact: Kari Nygaard, LU, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 999-1959 ext. 8922; fax: (617) 349-8125; e-mail: eceinfo@lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/kc.

17- 20—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.

17-23— Reading: Children’s Book Week, sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, for educators, students, and parents, with events nationwide. Contact: JoAnn Sabatino-Falkenstein, CBC, 12 W. 37th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018-7480; (212) 966-1990; fax: (212) 966-2073; e-mail: joann.sabatino _falkenstein@cbcbooks.org; Web site: www.cbcmbooks.org/html/book_week.html.

18—Behavior: Workshop: Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plan—Doing It Right, 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.

18—Classroom management: Workshop: Classroom Management That Works, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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.

18—Professional development: Satellite Town Meeting with Rod Paige, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for K- 12 educators, to be broadcast on national television. Contact: USDE,; (800) 872-5327; e-mail: Satellite.Town.Meeting@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/inits/stm.

18-19— Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-20 science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Wingate Inn in Chicago. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

Vol. 23, Issue 9, Pages 36-37

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