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10-5--Science: Workshop: Science in Focus, sponsored by the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for K-12 educators, broadcast online. Contact: Annenberg/CPB; (800) Learner; e-mail: channel@learner.org; Web site: www.learner.org.

11-12--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.

11-12--School Improvement: Workshop: Skills for New School Leaders: Mobilizing Staff for School Improvement, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for school leaders, in Schaumburg, Ill. Contact: Cheryl Gray, NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax: (847) 995-9088; e- mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

11-13--Education finance: Annual Conference, sponsored by the American Education Finance Association, for K-12 educators, education finance researchers, and policy analysts, at the Marriott-City Center Hotel in Salt Lake City. Contact: Ed Steinbrecher, 8365 S. Armadillo Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439; (303) 674-0857; fax: (303) 670-8986; e-mail: esteinbr@du.edu; Web site: www.aefa.cc.

11-6--Economics: Workshop: The Economics Classroom, sponsored by the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for high school educators, broadcast online. Contact: Annenberg/CPB; (800) Learner; e-mail: channel@learner.org; Web site: www.learner.org.

12--Diversity: Cultural Fluency Conference: Finding the Common Ground, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Equity Center, for K-12 educators and parents, in Washington. Contact: Susan Shaffer, MAEC, 5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 655, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; (301) 657-7741 ext. 108; fax: (301) 657-8782; e-mail: sshaffer@maec.org; Web site: www.maec.org.

12-14--Middle schools: Annual Conference, sponsored by the California League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. Contact: CLMS, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (562) 430-3136; fax: (562) 430-5607; e-mail: info@clms.net; Web site: www.clms.net.

14--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836- 2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

14-15--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836- 2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

14-16--Technology: Education Technology Site Visit to Montgomery County, Md., Public Schools, sponsored by the National School Boards Association's ITTE Education Technology Programs, for technology directors, superintendents, and school board members, at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, Md. Contact: Ann Flynn, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6764; e-mail: aflynn@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/itte.

14-17--Professional development: Bargaining in Difficult Times in the Big Easy, sponsored by the North American Association of Educational Negotiators, for school labor relations professionals and educational negotiators, in New Orleans. Contact: Lyn King, NAAEN, 122 White Pine Drive, Springfield, IL 62707; (217) 529-7902; fax: (217) 529-7904; e-mail: naen@aol.com; Web site: www.naen.org.

15--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff members, at the Grand Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

15-16--Data: Workshop: Using Data to Improve Student Achievement, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for pre-K-16 educators, in Schaumburg, Ill. Contact: Cheryl Gray, NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax: (847) 995-9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

15-16--Education reform: National Conference: Informing Policy in Support of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education, sponsored by the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education, for K-12 educators, at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington. Contact: Deborah Murtay, TCSTE, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 516-5960; fax: (703) 516-5969; e-mail: tricoal@triangle-coalition.org; Web site: www.triangle- coalition.org.

15-18--Arts education: VSA Arts International Institute, sponsored by the Vision, Strength, and Artistic Expression Arts Institute, for pre-K-12 educators, at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. Contact: Janice Hastings, VSA, 1300 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036; (800) 933-8721; fax: (202) 737-0725; e- mail: janiceh@vsarts.org; Web site: www.vsarts.org.

17--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center in Warren, Mich. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

17-19--Best practices: Various workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New Orleans. 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--Leadership: National Principals' Institute 2004, sponsored by ATLAS Communities, Inc., for K-12 principals and administrators, at the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla. Deadline: January 31. Contact: Kathryn Troyan, ATLAS Communities, Inc., 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02458; (617) 618-2443; e-mail: ktroyan@atlascommunities.org; Web site: www.atlasprincipals.org.

17-19--School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in San Diego, Calif. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

17-20--Learning disabilities: 41st Annual International Conference, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, for K-12 educators, parents, and school psychologists, at the Hilton in Atlanta. Contact: Mary-Clare Reynolds, LDAA, 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234; (412) 341-1515; fax: (412) 344-0224; e-mail: mcreynolds@ldaamerica.org; Web site: www.ldaamerica.org.

18--Teacher education: Workshop: Learning Strategies, sponsored by the Hill Center, for K-12 educators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, N.C. 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

18-19--Collaboration: Coalition Directors' Annual Meeting, sponsored by the National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions, for K-12 educators, policymakers, and business leaders, at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum Heights, Md. Deadline: March 4. Contact: Deborah Jones, NASSMC, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22201-3000; (703) 516-5970; fax: (703) 516-5979; e-mail: info@nassmc.org; Web site: www.nassmc.org.

18-19--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.

18-19--Professional development: 2004 National Conference: Summer Learning for All-Programs, Policy, and Research, sponsored by the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University, for K-12 teachers, summer-program providers, and youth-development professionals, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Baltimore. Deadline: Dec. 19. Contact: Toni Decker, JHU; (410) 516-3962; e-mail: tdecker@hd.jhu.edu; Web site: www.summerlearning.org.

18-19--Professional development: Various workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New Orleans. 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.

18-20--Early childhood: 55th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Southern Early Childhood Association, for early-childhood educators, at the Adams Mark Hotel and Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Deadline: Feb. 20. Contact: Patricia Blacksher, SECA, 1123 S. University Ave., Suite 255, Little Rock, AR 72204; (501) 221- 1648 or (800) 305-7322; fax: (501) 227-5297; e-mail: blacksherp@southernearlychild hood.org; Web site: www.southernearlychildhood.org.

18-20--Elementary education: Annual International Technology Education Association Conference, sponsored by the Technology Education for Children Council, for elementary educators, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: International Technology Education Association,1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539; (703)860- 2100; fax; (703)860-0353; Web site: www.iteawww.org.

18-20--Foreign language: 2004 Conference, sponsored by the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, for pre-K-16 foreign-language educators, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Mobile, Ala. Deadline: February 1. Contact: Lynne McClendon, 165 Lazy Laurel Chase, Roswell, GA 30076; (770) 992-1256; fax: (770) 992-3464; e-mail: lynnemcc@mindspring.com; Web site: www.valdosta.edu/scolt.

18-21--Education law: National Conference: Looking Back, Moving Forward-The Unfinished Business of Brown v. Board of Education, sponsored by Hood College, for K-12 educators, at the college in Frederick, Md. Contact: Olivia White, HC, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701; (301) 696-3573; e-mail: owhite@hood.edu; Web site: www.hood.edu/brownvboard.

18-13--History: Workshop: Primary Sources, sponsored by the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for high school educators, broadcast online. Contact: Annenberg/CPB; (800) Learner; e-mail: channel@learner.org; Web site: www.learner.org.

19--School improvement: Teacher Research Conference 2004, sponsored by the National Teacher Research Panel, for educators, in Birmingham, England. Contact: NTRP, 4A Sanctuary Bldg., Great Smith St., London SW1P 3BT; e-mail: teacher.researchconf04@dfes. gsi.gov.uk.

19--Professional development: Various workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New Orleans. 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.

20--Job fair: National Minority Careers Education Expo, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and Tylin Promotions, for educators, at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Contact: Fred Greenspan, TP, PO Box 1300, Massapequa, Long Island, NY 11758-0905; (516) 799-2274; fax: (516) 795-1887; e-mail: WorldTradeCenter@DeptofEd.org; Web site: www.DeptofEd.org.

20--Montessori education: Southern Conference: Redirecting Children's Behavior, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for K-12 educators, at Lander University Culture Center in Greenwood, S.C. Contact: Evelyn Jackson, AMS, 281 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010; (212) 358-1250; fax: (212) 358-1256; e-mail: evelyn@amshq.org; Web site: www.amshq.org.

20-22--Teachers: Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New Orleans. 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.

20-23--Urban schools: Legislative/Policy Conference, sponsored by the Council of Great City Schools, for urban administrators and school board members, at the Westin Grand Hotel in Washington. Contact: Terry Tabor, CGCS, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-2427; fax: (202) 393-2400; Web site: www.cgcs.org.

21--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York City. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836- 2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

22-24--Technology: TechEd Ontario, sponsored by the Community College Foundation, for K- 12 and college educators, at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif. Contact: William Neece, TE, 1901 Royal Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95815; (916) 418-5136; fax: (916) 922-2346; e-mail: wneece@techedevents.org; Web site: www.techedevents.org.

22-26--Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, for K-12 educators, in Rochester, N.Y. Contact: AKM; Web site: www.allkindso fminds.org/sa/siteLocationsAndDates.aspx.

22-17--Literature: Workshop: Teaching Multicultural Literature in High School, sponsored by the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for high school educators, broadcast online. Contact: Annenberg/CPB; (800) Learner; e-mail: channel@learner.org; Web site: www.learner.org.

23--Science: Workshop: Paracelus Goes to School, sponsored by the Society of Toxicology, for K-12 teachers, in Baltimore. Deadline: March 1. Contact: Betty Eidemiller, SOT, 1821 Michael Faraday Drive, Suite 300, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 438-3115 ext. 1430; fax: (703) 438-3113; e-mail: betty@toxicology.org; Web site: www.t oxicology.org/publicoutreach/k12resources/snapshots.html.

23-24--Character education: The Fifth Annual Northeast United States Conference on Character Education, sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College, for K-12 educators, at the college in Troy, N.Y. Contact: HVCC, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180; (518) 629-HVCC or (877) 325- HVCC; Web site: www.hvcc.edu/k- 12/charactered/annual/index.html.

24--School safety: Talking About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum Staff Training Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

24-26--Professional development: Schools Attuned Training, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, for K-12 educators, in Dunkirk, N.Y. Contact: AKM; Web site: www.allkindso fminds.org/sa/siteLocationsAndDates.aspx.

24-27--English: Annual Convention-Making Composition Matter, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for teacher-educators, in San Antonio. Contact: NCTE Customer Service Department, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 278-3849 or (877) 369-6283; fax: (217) 328-9645; e-mail: public_info@ncte.org; Web site: www.ncte.org.

24-27--Space education: National Conference on Aviation and Space Education: Teaching Today for Tomorrow, sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Air Force, for K- 12 educators and homeschoolers, at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. Contact: Kathy Buucum, CAP, National Headquarters, Aerospace Education, 105 S. Hansell St., Bldg. 714, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112; (334) 953-4213; fax: (334) 953-4245; e- mail: kbaucum@cap.gov; Web site: www.cap.gov/events/ncmain.html.

25--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

25--School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Staff Training Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

25--Teacher education: National Teleconference: Creating Engaged Learning Environments, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, for secondary educators and counselors, online. Contact: Nina Glisson, NRC, 1629 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777- 8158; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: nina1@gwm.sc.edu; Web site: www.sc.edu/fye.

25-26--Early childhood: Workshop: Effective Practices in Assessment and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Special Needs, sponsored by Heartspring, for K-12 educators, nurses, and administrators, at the Hyatt Regency in Denver. Contact: Evelyn Short, Heartspring, 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.

25-27--Education law: School Law Seminar, sponsored by the National School Boards Association's Council of School Attorneys, for school attorneys, at the Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Lyndsay Andrews, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6738; e-mail: landrews@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cosa.

26--School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Family Guide Facilitator Training Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle, Calif. 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.

26-28--Urban schools: CUBE's Pre-Conference Programming, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for urban administrators, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Judy Tucker, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6705; fax: (703) 548-5613; e-mail: cube@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cube.

27--Reading: Arts Integration Seminar: Visualizing Literature through Art, sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Cleveland. 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.

27-30--School boards: 64th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school board members and administrators, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Dobby Wall, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838- 6790; e-mail: dwall@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/conference.

27-24--Education reform: Workshop: Critical Issues in School Reform, sponsored by the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting, for K-12 educators, broadcast online. Contact: Annenberg/CPB; (800) Learner; e-mail: channel@learner.org; Web site: www.learner.org.

28--College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Mid- South Coliseum in Memphis, Tenn. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

28-30--Middle schools: Annual Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Deadline: March 1. 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.

28-31--Higher education: Grants Resource Center Spring Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, for campus-sponsored program administrators, at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington. Contact: Jim Cummins, AASCU, 1307 New York Ave., N.W., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-7070; fax: (202) 296-5819; e-mail: cumminsj@aascu.org; Web site: www.aascu.org.

28-31--School improvement: 109th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, for K-12 and college educators, in Chicago. Contact: Ron Stastney, NCACASI, Arizona State University, PO Box 874705, Tempe, AZ 85287-4705; (800) 525-0517 ext. 54485; fax: (480) 965-8658; e-mail: rstastney@ncacasi.org; Web site: www.ncacasi.org.

28-31--Service learning: National Service Learning Conference, sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, for K-12 educators, teacher educators, and students, at the Caribe Royal Resort in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Rebecca Cape, NYLC, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., Suite D300, St. Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-7365; fax: (651) 631-2955; e-mail: nylcinfo@nylc.org; Web site: www.nylc.org.

29-30--Education reform: Workshop: Second Annual Conference on Differentiation and Inclusive School Reform, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for teachers and administrators, at the university in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; (608) 262- 7419; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach.

29-30--Education reform: Midwest Conference: Creating Responsive Learning Environments: Structuring Schools and Classrooms for the Success of All Students, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison office of education outreach, at the Pyle Center in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Suite 304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-5140; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach.

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