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May

1-2—Mental health: Selective Mutism Conference, sponsored by the Selective Mutism Anxiety, Research, and Treatment Center, for K-12 educators, at the Embassy Suites in Boca Raton, Fla. Contact: E. Shipon-Blum, SMart Center, 1130 Herkness Drive, Meadowbrook, PA 19046; (215) 887-5748; fax: (215) 887-1098; e-mail: SmartCenter@selectivemutism.org ; Web site: www.selectivemutismcenter.org.

1-4—Linguistics: Annual Conference, sponsored by the American Association for Applied Linguistics, for educators, in Portland, Ore. Contact: AAAL, 3416 Primm Lane, Birmingham, AL 35216; (205) 824-7700; fax: (205) 823- 2760; Web site: www.aaal.org.

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

2- 3—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, N.Y. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

2- 6—Professional development: 49th Annual Convention: Teaching the World to Read, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for pre-K-12 classroom teachers, reading consultants, teacher trainers, and researchers, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno-Tahoe, Nev. Contact: Virginia Devonshire, IRA, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600 ext. 345; e-mail: conferences@reading.org; Web site: www.reading.org/2004.

3- 7—Learning disabilities: 25th National Institute for People with Disabilities International Conference, sponsored by the YAI/ National Institute for People with Disabilities Network, for K-12 educators, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City. Contact: Abbe Wittenberg, 460 W. 34th St., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001; (212) 273-6193; fax: (212) 629-4113; e- mail: awittenberg@yai.org; Web site: www.yai.org.

3-7—Substitutes: SubWeek, sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University, for substitute teachers, with events nationwide. Contact: Geoffrey G. Smith, STI, 6516 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-6516; (800) 922-4693; fax: (435) 797-0944; e-mail: gsmit@subed.usu.edu; Web site: http://subed.usu.edu.

4—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

4— College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Onondaga County Convention Center at OnCenter in Syracuse, N.Y. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

4- 7—Early childhood: Born to Learn Conference, sponsored by Parents as Teachers National Center, Inc., for early childhood educators, at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis. Contact: PATNC, 2228 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146; (314) 432-4330; fax: (314) 432-8963; e-mail: info@patnc.org; Web site: www.patnc.org.

5-6—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for K-12 educators, administrators, and staff, at the Convention Center in Edison, N.J. Contact: NACAC, College Fair Department, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-2222; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

5- 7—Leadership: 16th Annual Superintendents’ Leadership Institute, sponsored by the Education Alliance at Brown University, for superintendents, at the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina, in Newport, R.I. Contact: Laureen Cervone, EABU, 222 Richmond St., Suite 300, Providence, RI, 02903; (800) 521-9550 ext. 280; e- mail: Laureen_Cervone@brown.edu.

6-8—Mental health: National Conference on Research and Service in Support of Children and Their Families, sponsored by the Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health, for pre-K-12 educators, school mental health staff, and administrators, at the Hilton in Portland, Ore. Contact: Lynwood Gordon, RTCFSCMH, PO Box 751, Portland, OR, 97207-0751; (503) 725-4114; fax: (503) 725-4180; e-mail: gordonl@pdx.ed; Web site: www.rtc.pdx.edu/pgConference.shtml.

11-13—Accountability: 2004 Schoolwide Institute, sponsored by the Region VII Comprehensive Center and the University of Oklahoma, for K- 12 educators and federal program administrators, at the Adams Mark Hotel in St. Louis. Deadline: April 23. Contact: Mark Richman, RVIICC, 555 Constitution St., Norman, OK 43072; (800) 228-1766; fax: (405) 325-1824; e-mail: markrichman@ou.edu.

11-14—At- risk youth: The Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Conference 2004, sponsored by Children, Youth and Families at Risk Program, for K-12 educators and researchers, at the Westin Seattle Hotel in Seattle. Contact: USDA, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Stop 2201,Washington, DC 20250-2201; Web site: http://www.reeusda.gov/4h/cyfar/cyfar2004/announcement.htm.

13— Aesthetic realism: The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Makes Every Subject Truly Anti-Prejudice and Students Learn, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for educators, in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426; e-mail: arfdn@aol.com; Web site: www.AestheticRealism.org.

13— Education law: 32nd Special Education Law Conference: NCLB and Other New IDEAs, sponsored by Lehigh University, for superintendents, school attorneys, and principals, at the Mountaintop Campus in Bethlehem, Pa. Contact: Theresa Freeman, LU, 111 Research Drive, A-219, Bethlehem, PA 18015; (610) 758-6563; fax: (610) 758-3227; e-mail: specprog@lehigh.edu; Web site: www.lehigh.edu/specialseminars .

14-17—Equity: Commemoration Conference: Brown Plus Fifty—A Renewed Agenda for Social Justice, sponsored by New York University, for K-12 educators, at the university in New York City. Contact: LaRuth Gray, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, 82 Washington Square E., New York, NY 10003; (212) 998-5137; fax: (212) 995-4199.

15—Montessori education: Pacific Conference: Montessori Meets the Point-and-Click Brain, sponsored by the America Montessori Society, for K-12 educators, in Denver, Colo. Contact: Evelyn Jackson, AMS, 281 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010; (212) 358-1250; fax: (212) 358-1256; e-mail: evelyn@amshe.org; Web site: www.amshq.org.

19—Best practices: Spring Forum 2004: Personalizing Education MidAtlantic Conference, sponsored by the Center for Effective School Practices, Rutgers University, for teachers and administrators, in Somerset, N.J. Contact: Barbara Horr, CESP/RU, 80 Cottontail Lane, Suite 410, NJ 08873; (908) 564-9100; e-mail: bhorr@rci.rutgers.edu; Web site: http://cesp.rutgers.edu

20-21— Science: Fourth Annual Leadership Initiative in Science Education, sponsored by the Chemical Heritage Foundation, for K-12 educators, science- based industry personnel, and professional organizations, in Philadelphia. Deadline: May 7. Contact: Don McKinney, CHF, 315 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106; (215) 925-2178 ext. 320; e-mail: donm@chemheritage.org; Web site: www.chemheritage.org.

23- 28—Higher education: 56th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors: Association of International Educators, for education exchange professionals, in Baltimore. Contact: Shari Thomas, NASFA, 1307 New York Ave., N.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 737-3699 ext. 254; fax: (202) 737-3657; e-mail: conference@nasfa.org; Web site: http://www.nafsa.org/splash.cfm.

24-25—Home school: 2004 Annual Conference, sponsored by the Parent-Child Home Program, for early childhood educators and administrators, in Garden City, NY. Contact: Michele Morrison, PCHP, 800 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050; (516) 883-7480; fax: (516) 883-7481; e-mail: mmorrison@parent-child.org; Web site: www.parent-child.org.

27— Reading: Midatlantic Conference: Putting Reading Research into Practice, sponsored by AC-ACLD/ An Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Inc., for K-12 educators, psychologists, social workers, and school staff, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Deadline: May 18. Contact: Traci Pellegrini, AC-ACLD, 4900 Girand Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15227-1444; (412) 881-2253; fax: (412) 881-8631; e-mail: info@acldonline.org; Web site: www.acldonline.org.

June

9-11—School safety: Talk About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum Train the Trainer Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

11-14— Leadership: Millennium Leadership Institute, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, for senior and mid-level administrators, in Washington. Contact: Rosemary Lauth or Danita Young, AASCU, 1307 New York Ave., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 2005; (202)293-7070; fax: (202) 296-5819; e-mail: lauthr@aascu.org or youngd@aascu.org; Web site: www.aascu.org.

13-17— Administrators: National Admission Institute, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, for new independent school educators, at the Virginia Crossings Resort in Richmond, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 6802 Paragon Place, Suite 525, Richmond, VA 23230; (804) 282-3592; fax: (804) 282-3595; e-mail: joanfargis@vais.org; Web site: www.vais.org.

14-15—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.

14-16—Special education: Hill Methodology Workshop Part 1, sponsored by the Hill Center, for special 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.

16-18—Charter schools: 2004 Charter Schools National Conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for K-12 educators, at the Fontainebleau Hilton in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Dean Kearn, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20202; (202) 260-1882; e-mail: dean.kern@ed.gov: Web site: www.uscharterschools.org.

16- 18—Charter schools: National Trade Show: Charter Marketplace, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Small Rural Schools, for K-12 educators, in Miami. Deadline: June 9. Contact: Dee Anne Holcomb, CSSRS, 555 E. Constitution-138, Norman, OK 73072-7820; (405) 325-1450; fax: (405) 325-0755; e-mail: dholcomb@ou.edu; Web site: http://cssrs.ou.edu.

16-18—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.

17-18— 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- 20—Gifted education: National Conference Beyond IQ: Classroom and Homeschool Practices with the Highly and Profoundly Gifted, sponsored by Gifted Conference Planners, for K-12 educators and parents, in Chicago. Contact: Josh Shaine, GCP; (978) 597-0977; fax: (801) 729-5081; e-mail: giftedconferenceplanners@yahoo .com; Web site: www.giftedconferenceplanners.org .

18-20—International education: International Recruitment Center Conference, sponsored by the International Schools Services, for K-12 educators, in Philadelphia. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Jane Larsson, ISS, 15 Roszel Road, PO Box 5910, Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 452-0990; fax: (609) 452- 2690; e-mail: edustaffing@iss.edu; Web site: www.iss.edu.

19-25—Science: Workshop: Earthworks—Earth System Science for Secondary Teachers, sponsored by NASA, for high school teachers, in Boulder, Colo. Contact: Genny Healy, University of Colorado, UCB 216, Boulder, CO 80309; (303) 735-3641; e-mail: ghealy@cires.colorado.edu; Web site: http://cires.colorado.edu/~k-12/earthworks.  

20-23—Early childhood: National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for early childhood teachers, at the Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 232-8777; fax: (202) 328-1846; e-mail: institute@naeyc.org; Web site: www.naeyc.org/conferences.

21-23—Technology: Jammin’ and Jazzin’ with Technology Conference, sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education, for K-12 teachers, teacher educators, and technology coordinators, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Contact: NECC, 245 W. Fifth Ave., Eugene, OR 97401; (800) 280-6218; fax: (541) 434-9589; e-mail: neccinfo@iste.org; Web site: www.iste.org/necc.

21-25— Professional development: Workshop: Differentiating Instruction Academy, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K- 12 educators and administrators, in New York City. 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.

22-24—Professional development: Problem Based Economics Workshop, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for high school economics 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.

22-25—Technology: National Educational Technology Conference, sponsored by edACCESS, for K- 12 technology educators, in Groton, Mass. Contact: JT Amirawlt, PO Box 991, Groton, MA 01450; (978) 448-7510; e-mail: jamirault@groton.org; Web site: www.groton.org.

23-28— Mentoring: Conference, sponsored by the National Peer Helpers Association, for teachers and peer advisers, at the Hilton in Austin, Texas. Contact: NPHA, PO Box 32272, Kansas City, MO 64171-5272; (913) 362-0794; fax: (913) 362-0735; e-mail: npha@peerhelping.org; Web site: www.peerhelping.org.

**22-25— Technology: National Educational Technology Conference, sponsored by edACCESS, for K- 12 technology educators, in Groton, Mass. Contact: JT Amirawlt, PO Box 991, Groton, MA 01450; (978) 448-7510; e-mail: jamirault@groton.org; Web site: www.groton.org.

23-28— Mentoring: Conference, sponsored by the National Peer Helpers Association, for teachers and peer advisers, at the Hilton in Austin, Texas. Contact: NPHA, PO Box 32272, Kansas City, MO 64171-5272; (913) 362-0794; fax: (913) 362-0735; e-mail: npha@peerhelping.org; Web site: www.peerhelping.org.

23-July 2— History: Primarily Teaching: A Workshop for Educators on Using Historical Documents, sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, for social studies teachers, librarians, archivists, and museum educators, at the National Archives in College Park, Md. Deadline: Six weeks before event. Contact: Kahlil G. Chism, NARA, 8601 Adelphi Road, #3700, College Park, MD 20740; (301) 837-2064; (301) 837-3601; e-mail: Kahlil.Chism@nara.gov; Web site: www.archives.gov.

24—Foreign language: Workshop: Foreign Language Strategies, sponsored by the Hill Center, for high school and college foreign language teachers, 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.

24-27— English: 2004 Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning Conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for K-12 educators, in Estes Park, Colorado. Contact: Robert Root or Susan Schiller, Central Michigan University, Department of English, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; e-mail: Root1RL@CMICII.EDU or SchillSA@CMICII.EDU; Web site: ww w.chsbs.cmich.edu/Robert_Root/Mapping/Mapping_Nonfiction.htm.

**25- 27—Alternative education: International Conference: Setting the Agenda for the Education Revolution, sponsored by the Alternative Education Resource Center, for K-12 educators, at Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. Contact: Isaac Graves, AERO, 417 Roslyn Heights, NY 11577-2620; (800) 769-4171; fax: (516) 625-3257; e-mail: aeroconference@educationre volution.org; Web site: www.educationrevolution.org.

25-27—Early childhood: Educating the Young Child: Conversations in Excellence, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association and Boston College, for Catholic school administrators and teachers, at the college in Boston. Deadline: June 11. Contact: Michael Coombe, NCEA, 1077 30th St. N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 337- 6232; fax: (202) 333-6706; e-mail: nabccce@ncea.org; Web site: www.ncea.org/dep artments/cace/programs/spice.asp.

25-27—Urban schools: Council of Urban School Boards of Education Issues Seminar, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for urban school administrators and school board members. Location: TBA. Contact: Judy Tucker, CUBE; (703) 838-6705; fax: (703) 548-5613; e-mail: cube@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cube.

25-29— Professional development: Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Educational Testing Service, for K-12 educators, in Philadelphia. Contact: ETS, 33 S. Delaware Ave., Suite 102, Yardley, PA 19067; (800) 297-9051; Web site: www.ets.org.

26-28—Parental involvement: 108th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association, for educators and parents, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: NPTA, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 670-6782; Web site: www.pta.org.

27-30—Counseling: Annual Conference, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, for school counselors and administrators, in Reno, Nev. Deadline: May 2004. Contact: Kelly Frey, ASCA, 801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 310, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 683-2722; fax: (703) 683-1619; e-mail: kfrey@schoolcouselor.org; Web site: www.schoolcounselor.org.

**27-30—Early childhood: Early Childhood and Day School Conference, sponsored by the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, for early childhood and day school educators, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Contact: David Frank, CAJE, 261 W. 35th St., Floor 12A, New York, NY 10001; (212) 268-4210; fax: (212) 268-4214; e-mail: Dfrank@caje.org; Web site: www.caje.org.

**28-30—Reading: Seminar: Using the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study Database for Research and Policy Discussion, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, for K-12 educators, in Washington. Deadline: June 7. Contact: Joy Butler, NCES, 1990 K St. N.W, Washington, DC 20006; (703) 807- 2315; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/conferences.

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