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December

*15—Accountability: National Conference on Adequate Yearly Progress: Progress and Challenges, sponsored by the Academy for Educational Development, for K-12 administrators, teachers, and education policy makers, at the AED Conference Center in Washington.Contact: Ashley Carlton or Mairin Brady, Washington Partners, 1101 Vermont Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 289-3903; fax: (202) 371-0197; e-mail: conference@wpllc.net; Web site: www.WPLLC.net.

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.

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.

January 2004

*6-10—Arts education: 2004 ARTS Week Educators Conference, sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, for K-12 educators and administrators, at the Wyndham Miami Airport Hotel in Miami. Contact: NFAA, 800 Brickell Ave., Suite 500, Miami, FL 33131; (305) 377-1140; Web site: www.nfaa.org.

8-11—Linguistics: 78th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America, for linguists, at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Boston. Contact: LSA, 1325 18th St., N.W., Suite 211, Washington, DC 20036-6501; (202) 835-1714; fax: (202) 835-1717; e-mail: lsa@lsadc.org; Web site: www.lsadc.org.

8-11—Science: 2004 International Conference, sponsored by the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, for K-12 science teachers, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: AETS, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306; Web site: http://aets.chem.pitt.edu.

10— Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part II, 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.

*10—Education funding: 2003 Education Grants Symposium, sponsored by the Performance Institute, for K-12 educators, at the U.S. Grand Hotel in San Diego. 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.EducationPerformance.org.

10—Teacher education: Waldorf Teacher Preparation for Grades Four and Five, sponsored by the Waldorf Institute of Southern California, for educators, in San Diego and Los Angeles. Contact: WISC, 17100 Superior St., Northridge, CA 91325, (877) 394-1444; fax: (818) 349-2390; e-mail: info@waldorfteaching.org; Web site: www.waldorfteaching.org.

12- 13—Middle schools: Language Arts and Social Studies at the Middle Level, 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.

*13-16—Professional development: National Classroom Walk-Throughs Institute, sponsored by the UCLA School Management Program, for PK-12 educators, at the Hilton Hotel in Glendale, Calif. Deadline: Dec. 3. Contact: Lisa Manning, UCLA, 1201 Hershey Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7268; (310) 825-2488; fax: (310) 206-4116; e-mail: smpevents@smp.gseis.ucla.edu; Web site: www.smp.gseis.ucla.edu.

*15— Mathematics: Seminar: Differentiated Instruction for Math, 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.

15-16—Reading: Illinois Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura Institute, sponsored by National Louis University, for Title I teachers and Reading Recovery personnel, at the Marriott Downtown in Chicago. Contact: Ellen Swengel, Institute Coordinator, 1205 W. Charles St., Champaign, IL 61821; (217) 359- 7434; fax: (217) 359-7495; e-mail: eswengel@aol.com; Web site: www.illinoisreadingrecovery.org .

15-17—Dropouts: 10th Joint National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension and Dropping Out of School, sponsored by the Safe Schools Coalition, for educators, at the Hyatt Orlando in Kissimmee, Fla. Contact: David Anderson, SSC, 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217; (800) 537-4903; fax: (941) 778- 6816; e-mail: ssc@tampabay.rr.com; Web site: www.thesafeschools.org.

*16— Leadership: Seminar: Leadership Skills, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Monson, 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.

16—Mental health: National Conference: Recovering From Emotional Fatigue—Effectively Bearing the Burdens of Teaching and Counseling, sponsored by GroupWorks for Education, for teachers and administrators, in Long Branch, N.J. Contact: Toby Feinson, GWE, 39-15 D'Auria Drive, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; (201) 819-9285; e-mail: drtoby@groupswork.org.

16-17— Facilities: Sustainable Schools Symposium, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school architects, K-12 and college administrators, school maintainence and operations professionals, and school suppliers, at Pointe South Mountain Resort in Phoenix. Contact: Barbara C. Worth, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove Drive, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: barb@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

16-18—Technology: Annual Technology Conference, sponsored by the National High School Association, for middle and high school educators, in Monterey, Calif. Contact: Contact: NHSA, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (562) 430-3136; fax: (562) 430-5607; e-mail: info@clhs.net; Web site: www.clhs.net, www.clms.net, or www.nhsa.net.

18-20—Independent schools: 34th Annual Independent Schools Conference, sponsored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools, for administrators, at the Hilton in Washington. Contact: Barbara Berry, CASE, 1307 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 478-5641; fax: (202) 387-4973; e-mail: berry@case.org; Web site: www.case.org.

*20—Leadership: Seminar: Leadership for Results, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Monson, 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.

*21—Foreign language: Seminar: World Languages: Active and Alive, 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.

21-22—Data: Workshop: Improving Student Learning: Using Data for Instructional Decision Making, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K- 12 educators and administrators, in Miami. 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.

21-22—Instruction: Workshop: Creating Concept-Based Interdisciplinary Units: Designing for Deep Understanding, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Miami. 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.

21-23—Best practices: Workshop: Principles and Practices That Make A Difference—A Framework for Quality Teaching, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Miami. 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.

22-23—Special education:Hill Methodology Workshop Part II, sponsored by the Hill Center, for special educators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

*22—Science: Seminar: Science: Active and Alive, 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.

*22-23—Assessment: Workshop—Effective Practices in Assessment and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs, sponsored by Heartspring, for early-childhood educators, nurses, and administrators, in San Antonio. Contact: Evelyn Short, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8881; fax: (316) 634-0555; e- mail: eshort@heartspring.org; Web site: www.heartspring.org.

22-24— Teacher education: Eighth Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, for educators, in San Diego. Contact: Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education,San Diego State University, 6475 Alvarado Road, Suite 206, San Diego, CA 92120-5013; (619) 594-5090; Web site: www.sci.sdsu.edu/CRMSE/AMTE.

22-24—Technology: Florida Educational Technology Conference, sponsored by the Florida Educational Technology Corporation, for K-20 educators, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Laurie Freedman, FETC, PO Box 13468, Tallahasse, FL 32317; (850) 219-9600; fax: (850) 219-9610; e-mail: info@fetc.org;Web site: www.fetc.org.

24—Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part II, 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.

24— Reading: Arts Integration Seminar: Music and Stories of the Underground Railroad, sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Cleveland. Deadline: Seven 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.

*26—Leadership: Seminar: Leadership Skills, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in New Bedford, 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.

*26—Social Studies: Seminar: Social Studies: Active and Alive, 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.

26—Special education: Web Seminar: Involving Families in Secondary Transition, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 administrators, teachers, and secondary transition managers, 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.

*26-28— Professional development: Bridges to Understanding: Teaching that Matters for English Language Learners Institute, sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, for K-12 educators, in Los Angeles. Deadline: Dec. 19. Contact: Lisa Manning, UCLA School Management Program, 1201 Hershey Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095; (310) 825-2488; fax: (310) 206-4116; e-mail: smpevents@smp.gseis.ucla.edu; Web site: www.smp.gseis.ucla.edu.

26- 28—Technology: Midwest Education Technology Conference, sponsored by the Cooperating School Districts, for educators, parents, and technology coordinators, at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet in St. Louis. Contact: Dorothy J. White, CSD, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146; (314) 872-8282 or (314) 692-1250; fax: (312) 872-9128; e-mail: dwhite@csd.org; Web site: www.csd.org/metc2004.

26-31— Science: JASON XV: Rainforest at the Crossroads Live Expedition Broadcast, sponsored by JASON Foundation for Education, for teachers and students, online. Contact: Jennifer Walsh, JASON, 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.

27—Middle schools: Webcast: Increasing Student and Parent Involvement through Student-Led Conferences, sponsored by the 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.

27—Reading: Breaking the Code for Reading and Spelling Success, sponsored by the Hill Center, for elementary educators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

*28—Character education: Educating the Heart and Mind Seminar, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 administrators and counselors, in Hamden and Hartford, Conn. 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.

*28—Reading: Seminar: Remedies for Reluctant Readers, 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.

*29—Character education: Educating the Heart and Mind Seminar, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 administrators and counselors, in Fort Smith, Ariz. And Little Rock, Ark. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

*29—Foreign language: Seminar: Language Arts: Active and Alive, 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.

29-31—Technology: No Technology Left Behind, sponsored by the Indiana Computer Educators, for teachers, administrators, and technology coordinators, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Contact: Laurenda Jackson, ICE, PO Box 42208, Indianapolis, IN 43242-0208; (317) 274-3465; fax: (317) 274-6864; e- mail: ice@iupui.org; Web site: www.iupui.edu/

*30—Character education: Educating the Heart and Mind Seminar, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 administrators and counselors, in Harrisburg, Ariz.. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6203; fax: (206) 343-1445; e-mail: storgan@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

*30-Feb. 1— Bilingual education: National Conference on Language Acquisition and Development in a Bilingual Context, sponsored by the Council of International Schools in the Americas, for K-12 educators, at the Academia Britanica Cuscatleca in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. Contact: Nancy J. Maly, Council of International Schools, 105 Tuxford Terrace, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920; (908) 903-0552; fax: (908) 580-9381; e-mail: malyecisna@aol.com; www.cois.org.

30-Feb. 1—Facilities: The School Equipment Show, sponsored by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, for school purchasing officers and architects, at the Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. Contact: Monique Ferguson, NSSEA, 8380 Colesville Road, Suite 250, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (800) 395-5550; fax: (301) 495-3330; e-mail: mferguson@nssea.org; Web site: www.nssea.org.

31—Achievement: Preventing Academic Failure: Part II, 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.

31— Urban schools: Council of Urban Boards of Education Issues Forum, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for urban superintendents and board members, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Contact: Judy Tucker, CUBE; (703) 838-6705; fax: (703) 548-5613; e-mail: cube@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cube.

31-Feb 3.— Literacy: 2004 National Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference: Every Child Counts, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, for K-12 educators, early literacy specialists, and school board members, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Anita Gibson, RRCNA, 1929 Kenny Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43210; (614) 292- 7111 ext. 2; fax: (614) 247-7323; e-mail: conferenceinfo@readingrecovery .org; Web site: www.readingrecovery.org.

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