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November

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: 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 c e.

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.orgwww.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; e-mail: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: Resource@aol.com.

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</ a>; 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.

*8—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.

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