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November

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—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.

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

19-21—Career education: 25th Annual Career Education Association Conference, sponsored by the Career Education Association, for K-12 educators, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Marcia Helentjaris, CEA, 585 E. Livingston St., Celina, OH 45822; (419) 586-7060; fax: (419) 586-9503; e-mail: helenm@celina.k12.oh.us;Web site: www.c-e-a.org.

19-21—Counseling education: Advice for Advisors Workshop, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for middle and high school educators, at the Gilman School in Baltimore. 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.

19- 21—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 Boston and New Orleans. 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.

*20—Leadership: Workshop: Leadership Skills, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Concord, N.H. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

20—Special education: Web Seminar: Supervising Paraeducators, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 educators, online. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, 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.

*20- 21—Early childhood: 2003 National Head Start Symposium, sponsored by the Performance Institute, for early-childhoodeducators, at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans. 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.

20- 21—Leadership: Leadership for Continuous Improvement: Strategies and Guidelines for System-wide 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.

20- 21—Professional development: Project Based Learning Workshop, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for middle and high school 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.

20-21—Teacher compensation: National Conference on Teacher Compensation and Evaluation, sponsored by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, for teachers, administrators, union leaders, and policy makers, in Chicago. Contact: Lisa Armstrong, CPRE, UW-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-4260; fax: (608) 263-9390; e-mail: llarmst1@facstaff.wisc.edu; Web site: www.wcer.wisc.edu/cpre/conferen ce.

20-22—Mathematics: Canadian Regional Conference: Taking Mathematics to the Nth Degree, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for teachers, teacher educators, curriculum developers, and administrators, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 235-7566; fax: (703) 476-2970; Web site: www.nctm.org/meetings/edmonton .

20-22—Native American education: 2003 Annual National Conference, sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, for educators and native American students, at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M. Deadline: Nov. 7. Contact: Cristy Davies, AISES, PO Box 9828, Albuquerque, NM 87119; (505) 765-1052 ext. 108; e-mail: cristy@aises.org; Web site: www.aises.org.

20- 23—Accountability: 2003 Conference & Exhibit: Leave No School Behind: Challenges and Opportunities, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for K- 12 educators, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis Union Station in St. Louis. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: information@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

20-25— English: 2003 Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, at the Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Contact: Customer Service Department, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (877) 369-6283; fax: (217) 328-9645; e-mail: public_info@ncte.org; Web site: www.ncte.org.

21—Classroom Management: Workshop: Facilitating Students’ Engagement in Learning, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin- Madison, for K-12 educators, 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; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

*21—Leadership: Workshop: Leading for Results, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Concord, N.H. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

21- 23—Foreign language: Conference, sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for foreign language teachers and administrators, at the Marriott and Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Contact: Louise Patierno, ACTFL, 6 Executive Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701; (914) 963-8830; fax: (914) 963-1275; e-mail: headquarters@actfl.org; Web site: www.actfl.org.

21-23—Foreign language: Annual Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German, for German teachers and professors, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Pre-registration: Oct. 11. Contact: Helene Zimmer-Loew, AATG, 112 Haddontowne Court #104, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3668; (856) 795-5553; fax: (856) 795-9398; e- mail: helene@aatg.org; Web site: www.aatg.org.

21-23—High schools: Annual Conference, sponsored by the California League of High Schools, for high school educators, at the Marriott in Monterey, Calif. Contact: CLHS, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (562) 430-3136; fax: (562) 430-5607; e-mail: info@clhs.net; Web site: www.clhs.net.

22—Professional development: Living Classrooms Workshop, 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; (617) 349-8134 or (800) 999-1959 ext. 8134; e- mail: peace@lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/peace.html.

22—Technology: Technology Fair, sponsored by the Computer-Using Educators, Inc., for K-16 teachers and administrators, at Kearny High School in San Diego. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Cynthia Chandler, SDCUE; (858) 571-1199; Web site: www.sdcue.org.

22-24— Education reform: LISTEN: The 1st World Conference on Children’s Concerns, sponsored by the Delhi Public School Society, for K-12 educators and policymakers, at the Convention Hall and Ashok Hotel in New Delhi, India. Contact: Deepa Raghavan, Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, New Delhi, India 110022; (91-11)-2-6161893; fax: (91-11)-2-6184023; e- mail: dps_wconf _cc@hotmail.com; Web site: www.dpsrkp.net.

22- 25—Technology: 2003 Midwest Education Technology Conference, sponsored by Technology Information Education Solutions, for K-12 educators, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis. Contact: Barbara Raygor, TIES, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., Saint Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-6523; fax: (651) 999-6598; e-mail: raygor@ties.k12.mn.us; Web site: www.ties.k12.mn.us/ties2003.

*24—Leadership: Workshop: Leadership Skills, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

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

30- Dec. 2—School safety: Executive Management Symposium on School and Community Safety, sponsored by the National Association of School Resource Officers, for administrators and law enforcement officers, at the LaQuinta Resort and Spa in Palm Springs, Calif. Contact: Curtis Lavarello, NASRO, PO Box 39, Osprey, FL 34229; (888) 316-2776; fax: (352) 369-8519; e-mail: Resource@aol.com; Web site: www.nasro.org.

December

*1—Instruction: Seminar: Teaming: Focus on Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

1-2—Accountability: Workshop: Developing Grading and Reporting Systems for Student Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Washington. 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.

1-2—At-risk youth: Workshop: High Achievement for High-Poverty Learners: Practices for Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Washington. 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.

1-2— Dropouts: Workshop: Truancy: Principles and Practices of Effective Interventions, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for K-12 educators, 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; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

1-3—Collaboration: Workshop: Data-Driven Dialogue—Practical Strategies for Collaborative Inquiry, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Washington. 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—Instruction: Workshop: Instructional Strategies That Promote and Improve Student Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Washington. 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.

1-5—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.

*1-5— School improvement: Third Annual National Inclusive Schools Week, sponsored by the National Institute for Urban School Improvement, for K-12 educators, with events worldwide. Contact: Bonnie Johnson Barry, NIUSI/EDC, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02458; (877) 332-2870; fax: (617) 969-3440; e-mail: niusi@edc.org; Web site: www.inclusiveschools.org.

*2—Accountability: Seminar: Leave No Teacher Behind: NCLB Issues, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887- 6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

2—Special education: Web Seminar: Racial Inequality in Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 administrators, teachers, and policymakers, online. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, 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.

2- 3—Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-12 and college science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Sands Regency Casino in Reno, Nev. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

*3— Best practices: Seminar: Bridging Neuroscience and Educational Practice, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

*3—Counseling: Northeast Conference: Academic Teaching Conference: Child Mental Health—Development and Society, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children’s Center, for educators, psychologists, and social workers, at the center in Boston. Contact: Mariellen Diemand, JBCC, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115; (617) 232-8390 ext. 2104; fax: (617) 730- 5440; e-mail: mdiemand@jbcc.harvard.edu; Web site: www.jbcc.harvard.edu/lectures.

3-5—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.

3-6— Administrators: AESA Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Educational Service Agencies, for administrators, at the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Fla. Contact: Kari M. Arfstrom, AESA, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 528-0700; e-mail: karfstrom.aesa@aasa.org; Web site: www.aesa.us.

3-6—Community education: Creating Communities of Learning: No One Left Behind, sponsored by the National Community Education Association, for community educators, administrators, board members, and social services, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. Contact: NCEA, 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91-A, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 359-8973; fax: (703) 359-0972; e- mail: ncea@ncea.com; Web site: www.ncea.com.

3-6—Independent schools: People of Color Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, for school diversity coordinators, in Honolulu. Deadline: Nov. 15. Contact: Simone Katchay, NAIS; (202) 973-9790; e-mail: katchay@nais.org; Web site: www.nais.org/events/upcom ing_events.cfm.

3- 7—Boarding schools: 2003 TABS Conference, sponsored by the Association of Boarding Schools, for boarding school professionals, in Boston. Contact: ABS, 4455 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite A-200, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 966- 8705; fax: (202) 966-8708; e-mail: TABS@schools.com; Web site: www.schools.com.

*4—Character education: Seminar: Developing Responsible Students, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

4-5— 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.

4-6—Professional development: National Science Teachers Western Regional Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science teachers and administrators, in Reno, Nev. 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.

5—Early childhood: Velma E. Schmidt Annual Conference on Early-Childhood Education: Creating Environments for Change in Early-Childhood Education, sponsored by the University of North Texas, for educators, at the university in Denton, Texas. Contact: UNT, PO Box 305458, Denton, TX 76203-5458; (940) 565-4477; fax: (940) 369-7533; Web site: www.unt.edu/SuccessForLife.

5 -6—Professional development: Technology Integration Practicum, sponsored by the WestEd Teacher Development Center, for K-8 teachers, at the Teacher Development Center in Cupertino, Calif. Contact: Harlin Hansen, TDC, Portal School, 10300 N. Blaney Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014; (408) 252-3000 ext. 167; fax: (408) 973-8259; e-mail: Hansen_Harlin@pc.cupertino.k 12.ca.us; Web site: www.WestEd.org.

5- 7—Early childhood: National Training Institute, sponsored by Zero to Three, for K-3 educators, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. Contact: ZTT, 2000 M St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 638-1144; fax: (202) 638-0851; e-mail: bmcall@zerotothree.org; Web site: www.zerotothree.org.

6—Reading: Arts Integration Seminar: Exploring Tom Sawyer Through Drama, 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.

6-9—Higher education: Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Joint Commissions for Elementary , Middle, and Secondary Schools, sponsored by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, for pre-K-12 educators, at the Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Lucille Welzant-Hayden, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; (404) 679-4501 ext. 565 or (800) 248-7701; fax: (404) 679-4533; e-mail: lucyh@mail.sacs.org; Web site: http://SACS.org.

6-10—Staff development: 35th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for K-12 educators, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans. Contact: NSDC, PO Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax: (513) 523-0638; e-mail: nsdcoffice@aol.com.

7-10— Technology: Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning, sponsored by the ASPIRA Association and the Council for Opportunity in Education, for educators, at the Wyndham El San Juan Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contact: ASPIRA Association, 1444 I St., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 825- 3600; fax: (202) 835-3613; Web site: www.aspira.org.

*8—Data: Seminar: Using Data to Improve Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

20—Special education: Web Seminar: Child Study Teams – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 educators, online. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, 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.

8- 12—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.

*9— Counseling education: Seminar: Advisory: More Than "Feel Good" , sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

9—Middle schools: Webcast: Reading and Writing with Purpose: Building Solid Foundations for Literacy Across Content Areas, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle school 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.

9-10—Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-12 and college science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Holiday Inn Express in Tampa, Fla. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760- 2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

10-12— Mentoring: Workshop: Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success: A Training for Coaches Site, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for K-12 administrators, in Burlingame, Calif. Contact: NTC; (800) 672-3494; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

10- 13—Special education: 2003 TASH Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association for the Severely Handicapped, for teachers of students with disabilities, at the Chicago Hilton and Towers in Chicago. Deadline: Nov. 28. Contact: Denise Marshall, TASH, 29 W. Susquehana Ave., Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21204; (410) 828-8274 ext. 103; e-mail: dmarsh@tash.org; Web site: www.tash.org.

11- 12—Middle schools: Math and Science at the Middle-Level 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 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrsulliv@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

11- 14—Career education: Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, for teachers, administrators, and counselors, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Julia Richardson, ACTE, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 683-3111; fax: (703) 683-7424; e-mail: julia@acteonline.org; Web site: www.acteonline.org.

13— Special education: Collaboration and Communication with Families Workshop, 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.

*15—Best practices: Workshop: Sustaining and Growing Middle Level Best Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Concord, N.H. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983- 1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

15-17—Mathematics: Academy for Professional Development Data Analysis and Probability Institute, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for mathematics teachers, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Downtown in Denver. Deadline: Nov. 14. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-9988; (800) 235-7566; Web site: www.nctm.org/academy.

*16— Leadership: Workshop: Leading for Results, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e- mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

16—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/.

16- 17—Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-12 and college science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Holiday Inn in Worcester, Mass. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

*17—Best practices: Workshop: Sustaining and Growing Middle Level Best Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983- 1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

17-18—Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-12 and college science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Wingate Inn in Richmond, Va. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

27-30— Foreign language: Annual convention, sponsored by the Modern Language Association of America, for language teachers, in San Diego. Contact: Maribeth T. Kraus, Director of Convention Programs, MLA, 26 Broadway, Third Floor, New York, NY 10004-1789; (646) 576-5000; fax: (646) 576-9930; e-mail: conventions@mla.org; Web site: www.mla.org.

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