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November

9—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Indianapolis. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

9-10—Curriculum: Various Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Miami. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

9-11—Curriculum: Teaching for Understanding Workshop, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Miami. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

9-12—Learning disabilities: 28th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 educators, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. Contact: CEC, Teacher Education Division; Web site: www.tedcec.org.

9-12—Reading: 32nd Plains Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for K-12 educators, in Minneapolis. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; Web site: www.reading.org.

9-13—Gifted education: 52nd Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, for K-12 educators, in Louisville, Ky. Contact: 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.

9-13—Multicultural education: 15th Annual International Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Multicultural Education, for K-12 educators, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: Joyce E. Harris, NAME, 733 Fifteenth St. N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-6263; fax: (202) 628-6264; e-mail: name@nameorg.org; Web site: www.nameorg.org.

10-11—Parent involvement: Common Sense Parenting of Toddlers and Preschoolers Training for Parent Trainers Workshop, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for early-childhood educators, counselors, and therapists, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: GBT NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@girlsandboystown.org; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

10-12—Science: Eastern Area Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science educators, in Chicago. Contact: NSTA, PO Box 98087, Washington, DC 20090; (800) 328-8998; fax: (703) 243-3924; Web site: www.nsta.org/conventions.

10-13—Administrators: Annual Convention, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, for school staff and administrators, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Laarni D. Goma, UCEA, UMC, 205 Hill Hall, Columbia, MS 65211; (573) 884-8300; fax: (573) 884-8302; e-mail: ucea@missouri.edu.

**10-13—Multiculturalism: Evolving Personal and Professional Identity in Times of Change, sponsored by the National MultiCultural Institute, for educators, at the Marriott Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. Contact: Maria Morukian, National Multicultural Institute, 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 438, Washington, DC 20008-2556; (202) 483-0700, ext 228; fax: 202-483-5233; e-mail: mmorukian@nmci.org; Web site: www.nmci.org/conferences/default.htm.

11—Behavior: Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention, sponsored by the Hill Center, for teachers and administrators, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Jean Neville, HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, NC, 27705; (919) 489-7464; e-mail: jneville@hillcenter.org; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

**11—Literacy: Annual Reading Conference, sponsored by Kent State University, the University of Akron, and Youngstown State University, for pre-K-12 educators, at the University of Akron Student Union, Akron, Ohio. Contact: Ruth Oswald, Zook Hall 32, Akron, OH 44325-4205; (330) 972-5483; fax: (330) 972-5209; e-mail: roswald@uakron.edu.

11-13—Arts education: 2nd Annual Conference on Arts-Curriculum-Community, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for K-12 educators, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wis. Deadline: Nov. 11. Contact: Nancy Blake, 1050 University Ave. #340, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 262-4650; fax: (608) 265-4309; e-mail: nblake@education.wisc.edu.

12—Animal education: Animals in the Classroom Workshop, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, in South Kitsap County, Wash. Contact: Dianne Canafax, PCT, 7600 Old Military Road, Bremerton, WA 98409; (360) 297-4165; e-mail: canafaxd@earthlink.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

**13-19—Teachers: American Education Week, sponsored by the National Education Association, for educators and school staff, nationwide. Contact: NEA, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-3290; (202) 822-7200; fax: (202) 822-7974; e-mail: spo@nea.org; Web site: www.nea.org/aew.

14-20—Reading: Children’s Book Week, sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, for teachers and students, nationwide. Contact: CBC, 12 W. 37th St. 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018; (212) 966-1990; fax: (212) 966-2073; Web site: www.cbcbooks.org.

15-20—African-American education: 33rd Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Alliance of Black School Educators, for researchers, teachers, and policymakers, in Detroit. Contact: NABSE, 310 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, DC 20003; (800) 221-2654; Web site: www.nabse.org.

16—English: Building Your Knowledge of Vocabulary and Structural Analysis, sponsored by the Hill Center, for teachers, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Jean Neville, HC, 3200 Puckett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; e-mail: jneville@hillcenter.org; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

16—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in St. Augustine, Fla. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

**16-17—Arts education: 17th Annual Unified Arts Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston Street, Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org, Web site: www.nelms.org.

16-17—Learning disabilities: Teaching Language Skills to Children with Autism Workshop, sponsored by Heartspring World Reach, for special education teachers, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Evelyn Horton, HWR, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8700; fax: (316) 634-0555; e-mail: ehorton@heartspring.org.

16-19—Administrators: Chief Financial Officers Conference, sponsored by the Council of the Great City Schools, for administrators, in Hollywood, Fla. Contact: Terry Tabor, CGCS, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-2427; fax: (202) 393-2400; Web site: http://www.cgcs.org.

17—Achievement: Improving Student Achievement Through Teacher Observation and Feedback, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for administrators, in Burlingame, Calif. Contact: Eleanor Tapel, NTC, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (800) 672-3494; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

17—Writing: Colorful Writing: Multisensory Grammar and Composition Workshop, sponsored by the Hill Center, for teachers, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Jean Neville, HC, 3200 Puckett Road, Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; e-mail: jneville@hillcenter.org; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

17-19—Assessment: 2005 Conference: Educational Assessment, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 educators, in Alexandria, Va. Contact: Cheryl Fielding, CEC, 2806 Tara Drive Pharr, TX 78577; (956) 381-3404; fax: (956) 381-2395; e-mail: fieldingc@panam.edu; Web site: www.unr.edu/educ/ceds.

17-19—Education law: 51st Annual Conference, sponsored by the Education Law Association, for school administrators and attorneys, at the Peabody in Memphis, Tenn. Contact: Mandy Schrank, ELA, 300 College Park Ave., #0528, Dayton, OH 45469; (937) 229-3589; fax: (937) 229-3845; 229-3589; fax: (937) 229-3845; e-mail: ela@udayton.edu; Web site: www.educationlaw.org.

17-20—Social studies: 2005 Social Studies Conference: The Heart of the Curriculum, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, for social studies teachers and administrators, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: NCSS, 8555 16th St., Silver Spring, MD 20910; Web site: www.socialstudies.org.

17-22—English: 2005 Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers and teacher-educators, in Pittsburgh. 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/profdev/conv/annual.

**18—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston Street, Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

18-20—Technology: Technology Infused Teaching Conference, sponsored by the National High School Association, for middle and high school teachers and administrators, at the Marriott in Monterey, Calif. Deadline: Nov. 11. Contact: Peter F. Murphy, NHSA, 6615 East Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (800) 326-1880; fax: (562) 430-5607; e-mail: info@nhsa.net.

19-22—Middle East education: Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Middle East Studies Association of North America, for educators and administrators, in Washington. Contact: MESANA, University of Arizona, 1219 N. Santa Rita Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721; (520) 621-5850; fax: (520) 626-9095; e-mail: mesana@u.arizona.edu.

**20-22—After-school education: Shaping Our Future in Out-of-School Time, sponsored by the Partnership for After-School Education, for educators, at the Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park, in New York City. Contact: PASE National Conference, 120 Broadway, Suite 3048, New York, NY 10271; (212) 571-2664; fax: (212) 571-2676; Web site: www.pasesetter.org.

21—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Winnipeg, Canada. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

27-29—Reading: Celebrate Reading Literacy Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for K-12 educators, in Toronto, Canada. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; Web site: www.reading.org.

27-Dec. 1—International education: World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education, sponsored by the University of New Zealand, the Waikato Institute of Technology, and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, for educators, in Hamilton, New Zealand. Contact: Aroha Te Kanawa, Te Wänanga o Aotearoa, WIPCE Office, 11th Floor, Tower Building, Centreplace Ward St., Hamilton, PO Box 19439, Hamilton, New Zealand; + 64 7 838 7649; fax: +64 7 838 7606; e-mail: info@wipce2005.com; Web site: http://www.wipce2005.com.

**29-Jan. 13—Curriculum: Differentiated- Instruction Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Nov. 29, and then continuing on two nonconsecutive days. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston Street, Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

29—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Framingham, Mass. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

29—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Natick, Mass. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

30—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

**30-Dec. 2—English-language learners: 4th Annual Celebrate Our Rising Stars Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s office of English-language acquisition, for educators and administrators who serve English-language learners, researchers, and policymakers, at the Hilton Washington, in Washington. Deadline: Nov. 9. Contact: Lisa Barrera, 733 15th Street, NW, Suite 1120, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 638-6631; fax: (202) 638-4063; e-mail: info@barreraassociates.com; Web site: www.salemine.com/risingstars4.

30-Dec. 3—Educational services: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Educational Service Agencies, for educators and education service providers, in Savannah, Ga. Contact: AESA, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22301; (703) 875-0739; fax: (703) 807-1849; e-mail: info@aesa.us; Web site: www.aesa.us.

December

1-2—Curriculum: Differentiated Instruction: Beginning the Journey Workshop, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Hilton Head, S.C. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

1-3—Science: Eastern Area Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science educators, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: NSTA, PO Box 98087, Washington, DC 20090; (800) 328-8998; fax: (703) 243-3924; Web site: www.nsta.org/conventions.

1-4—Mathematics: Annual Fall Asilomar Mathematics Conference, sponsored by the California Mathematics Council, for teachers and administrators, at the Asilomar State Conference Center in Monterey, Calif. Deadline: November 20. Contact: Mike Contino, CMC, PO Box 880, Clayton, CA 94517; (925) 680-8573; fax: (925) 680-8573; e-mail: cmc-math@sbcglobal.net.

2—Early-childhood education: 11th Annual Velma E. Schmidt Fall Conference, sponsored by the University of North Texas, for early- childhood educators, at the university in Denton, Texas. Contact: Caroline Mitchell, UNT, PO Box 305458, Denton, TX 76203; (940) 565-4477; fax: (940) 369-7533; e-mail: Cmitchell@coe.unt.edu.

2—Public relations: Winning Financial Elections: From Soup to Nuts, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school communications officers and administrators, via teleconference. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

2-4—Writing: Weekend Writing Workshop, sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College, for high school teachers, in Annandale, N.Y. Deadline: Nov. 21. Contact: Judi Smith, IWTBC, Annandale, NY 12504; (845) 758-7484; fax: (845) 758-7629; e-mail: jsmith@bard.edu.

3-6—Technology: TIES 2005 Education Technology Conference, sponsored by TIES, for teachers and technology specialists, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Contact: Barb Raygor, TIES, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-6523; e-mail: raygorb@ties.k12.mn.us.

3-7—Staff development: 37th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for K-12 educators, in Philadelphia. Contact: Leslie Miller, NSDC, PO Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax: (513) 523-0638; e-mail: nsdcoffice@aol.com; Web site: www.nsdc.org.

4-7—Technology: Technology Tools for Management and Instruction Conference, sponsored by ASPIRA Association, for K-12 educators, at the Wyndham El San Juan Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contact: ASPIRA, 1444 Eye St. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 835-3600; fax (202) 835-3613; e-mail info@aspira.org; Web site: www.aspira.org.

**5—Middle schools:Team Leaders, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

**5-6—Mathematics and science:Math & Science Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

**5-6—Middle schools: The Classroom as an Effective Learning Environment, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

6—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Jackson, Md. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

6-8—Staff development: Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for school administrative staff, in Los Angeles. Contact: Eleanor Tapel, NTC, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (800) 672-3494; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

**7—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the CAS Center in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

7—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Jackson, Miss. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

7-9—Instruction: Second Step Training for Trainers Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Deadline: Nov. 30. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 438-6765; e-mail: clientsupport@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

7-10—Early-childhood education: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for early-childhood educators, in Washington. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (800) 424-2460; e-mail: conferences@naeyc.org; Web site: www.naeyc.org.

8-9—Achievement: Improving Student Achievement Through Supervision for Best Teaching Practices, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for administrators, in Burlingame, Calif. Contact: Eleanor Tapel, NTC, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (800) 672-3494; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

8-9—Early-childhood education: Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Part 2, sponsored by Heartspring World Reach, for special education teachers, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Evelyn Horton, HWR, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8700; fax: (316) 634-0555; e-mail: ehorton@heartspring.org.

**8-10—Career and technical education: 2005Convention and Career Tech Expo, sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, for career and technical teachers, administrators, and counselors, at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Mo. Deadline: Nov. 23. Contact: Convention Registration, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 826-9972; Web site: www.acteonline.org/convention.

9—Assessment: Up to the Minute Help with the New English Language Learner Assessment Process, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for special education teachers, at the Sheraton in Madison, Wis. Contact: Sue Schroeder, UWM, 1050 University Ave. #304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-5140; fax: (608) 265-4309; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu.

11-14—Reading: 24th Southest Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for K-12 educators, in New Orleans. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; Web site: www.reading.org.

14-16—Instruction: Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age International Conference, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, for K-12 educators, in Porto, Portugal. Contact: IADIS; e-mail: celda2005@iadis.org; Web site: www.iadis.org.

14—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Bakersfield, Calif. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

16-20—Early-childhood education: 22nd Annual Parent Training Conference, sponsored by the National Head Start Association, for early-childhood educators, in Washington. Contact: Carleen Wallington, NHSA, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 299-7513; e-mail: cwallington@nhsa.org; Web site: www.nhsa.org.

January 2006

4-5—Distance education: International Conference on Distance Collaborative E-Learning, sponsored by the Institute of Education Development, for K-12 educators, in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. Contact: IED, Dwelling 2, Intekma Resort & Convention Centre, Seksyen 7, 40000 Bandaraya Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia; Web site: www.ined.uitm.edu.my/dcel2006.htm.

6-9—International education: 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, sponsored by the East West Council for Education and the University of Hawaii West O’ahu, for K-12 educators, at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu. Contact: Andrew Burge, PO Box 75036, Honolulu, HI 75036; (808) 949-1455; fax: (808) 947-2420; e-mail: education@hiceducation.org; Web site: www.hiceducation.org.

**10—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

**10-11—Assessment: Assessment in the Classroom and on the Team Seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston Street, Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

**10-11—Language arts and social studies: Language Arts & Social Studies Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

**11—Teachers: Co-Teaching Seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

12—Curriculum: Classroom Management That Works Workshop, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Las Vegas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

12-13—Behavior: The Fine Art of Discrete Trial Training, sponsored by Heartspring World Reach, for special education teachers and paraprofessionals, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Evelyn Horton, HWR, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8700; fax: (316) 634-0555; e-mail: ehorton@heartspring.org.

12-13—Curriculum: Various Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Las Vegas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

12-14—Science: 2006 International Conference, sponsored by the Association for Science Teacher Education, for science teachers, in Portland, Ore. Contact: AETS; Web site: www.aets.org. http://aste.chem.pitt.edu.

12-15—Education reform: 31st Annual Conference, sponsored by the International Alliance for Learning, for educators, in Alexandria, Va. Contact: IAL, PO Box 374, 2380 Buford Drive, Suite #106-374, Lawrenceville, GA 30043-7638; (678) 518-4034; fax: (770) 277-3649; e-mail: info@ialearn.org; Web site: www.ialearn.org.

13—Standards: Inquiry and Discovery: Learning in a Standards-Based World Workshop, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Las Vegas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

15-17—Health: Child Nutrition Industry Conference 2006, sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, for health educators and school food service professionals, at the Disney Contemporary Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Contact: SNA, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax: (703) 739-3915; e-mail: servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org; Web site: www.schoolnutrition.org.

16-19—Libraries: 2006 Conference, sponsored by the Association for Library and Information Science Education, for school librarians, in San Antonio. Contact: ALISE, 1009 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 150, PO Box 4219, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; (865) 425-0155; fax: (865) 481-0390; e-mail: contact@alise.org; Web site: www.alise.org.

**16-19—Special education: 2006 Leadership Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Private Special Education Centers, for private-school special educators, at the Hawk’s Cay Resort in Duck Key, Fla. Contact: Sherry L. Kolbe, Executive Director and CEO, NAPSEC, 1522 K Street, NW, Suite 1032, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 408-3338; fax: (202) 408-3340; e-mail: napsec@aol.com; Web site: www.napsec.org.

18-19—Achievement: Improving Student Achievement Through Supervision for Quality Instruction of English Learners, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for administrators, in Burlingame, Calif. Contact: Eleanor Tapel, NTC, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (800) 672-3494; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

18-21—Bilingual education: 35th Annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Bilingual Education, for K-12 educators, in Phoenix. Contact: NABE, 1030 15th St. N.W., Suite 470, Washington, DC 20005;(202) 898-1829; fax: (202) 789-2866; e-mail: nabe@nabe.org; Web site: www.nabe.org.

**18-Feb.13—Special education: Special Education Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Jan. 18, and then continuing on two nonconsecutive days. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

19-20—Reading: Descubriendo La Lectura and Classroom Literacy Conference, sponsored by National Louis University, for early literacy teachers and administrators, at the Marriott Downtown in Chicago. Deadline: Dec. 20. Contact: Ellen Swengel, NLU, 4000 Farhills Drive, Champaign, IL 61822; (217) 359-7434; e-mail: eswengel@insightbb.com.

20—Public relations: Vital PR Research and Feedback Strategies, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school communications officers and administrators, via teleconference. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

21—Animal education: Animals in the Classroom Workshop, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, in San Diego. Contact: John L. Pitts, PCT, The Southern Building, 805 15th St., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (626) 566-2293; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

**21-25—Physics: 2006 Winter Meeting: Celebrating AAPT’s 75th Anniversary, sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, at the William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center-Hilton Hotel in Anchorage, Alaska. Deadline: Dec. 22. Contact: Natasha Randall, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3845; (301) 209-3340; fax: (301) 209-0845; e-mail: aapt-meet@aapt.org; Web site: www.aapt.org.

23-25—Distance education: Fifth International Conference on Web-Based Education, sponsored by the International Association of Science and Technology for Development, for technology specialists, policymakers, and educators, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Contact: IASTED Secretariat, #80, 4500 16th Ave. N.W., Calgary, AB, Canada T3B 0M6; +1 403 288 1195; fax: + 1 403 247 6851; e-mail: calgary@iasted.org; Web Site: www.iasted.org.

24-25—Standards: Start with the Standards: Planning, Assessing, and Instructing for Student Achievement, sponsored by Measured Progress, for K-12 educators, in Portland, Maine. Contact: MP, 171 Watson Road, PO Box 1217, Dover, NH 03820; (603) 749-9102; fax: (603) 749-6398; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

25—Teachers: Team Leaders, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

25-27—Learning disabilities: Winter Institute, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 educators, in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Contact: Luann Purcell, CEC, Council of Administrators of Special Education, 1005 State University Dr., Ft. Valley, GA 31030; (478) 825-7667; e-mail: lpurcell@bellsouth.net.

25-28—Early childhood education: Leadership Institute, sponsored by the National Head Start Association, for early childhood administrators, in Arlington, Va. Contact: Carleen Wallington, NHSA, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 299-7513; e-mail: cwallington@nhsa.org; Web site: www.nhsa.org.

**26—Teachers: Co-Teaching, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

26-27—International education: Winter Specialists’ Conference for Teachers, sponsored by the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools, for middle school teachers and language professionals, at the American Community School of Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emerates. Deadline: Dec. 10. Contact: NESA Center Staff, NESACOS, Gravias St. 6, Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece, 15342; +(30) 210-600-9821; fax: +(30) 210-600-9928; e-mail: nesa@nesacenter.org; Web site: www.nesacenter.org.

**27—Curriculum: Team Curriculum Mapping Seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

28-31—Federal programs: National Title I Conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Title I Directors, for administrators, teachers, and federal program directors, in Dallas. Deadline: Dec. 23. Contact: NASTID, 836B Douthhampton Road, #304, Benicia, CA 94510; (800) 256-6452; Web site: www.titlei.org.

29-Feb. 1—Teacher education: 2006 Annual Meeting: Creating New Visions For Teacher Education, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, for teacher educators, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Contact: AACTE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W. Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005-4701; (202) 293-2450; fax: (202) 457-8095; Web site: www.aacte.org.

30-31—Achievement: Examining Student Work to Improve Achievement, sponsored by Measured Progress, for K-12 educators, in Warwick, R.I. Contact: MP, 171 Watson Road, PO Box 1217, Dover, NH 03820; (603) 749-9102; fax: (603) 749-6398; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

30-31—Middle schools: Middle Level Essentials Conference, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle level educators, at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Ky. Deadline: Jan. 18. Contact: Al Summers, NMSA, 4151 Executive Pkwy., Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; e-mail: info@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

30-Feb. 1—Career education: Careers Conference 2006, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for educators and career counselors, at the Marriott Madison West in Madison, Wis. Deadline: Jan. 30. Contact: Carol Edds, UWM, 1025 W. Johnson St. #964, Madison, WI 53706; (800) 446-0399; fax: (608) 262-3063; e-mail: cedds@education.wisc.edu.

30-Feb. 1—Technology: Midwest Education Technology Conference, sponsored by Cooperating School Districts, for educators, in St. Louis. Contact: Dorothy White, CSD, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, MO 63146; (314) 692-1250; fax: (314) 872-9128; e-mail: dwhite@csd.org; Web site: www.csd.org.

**30-Feb. 15—English-language learners: English Language Learners Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Jan. 30, and then continuing on two nonconsecutive days. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

February 2006

1-5-Reading: 31st Southwest Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for K-12 educators, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; Web site: www.reading.org.

2-Learning disabilities: Auditory Processing Deficits, sponsored by Heartspring World Reach, for special education teachers, in Wichita, Kan. Deadline: Jan 25. Contact: Evelyn Horton, HWR, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8700; e-mail: ehorton@heartspring.org.

Vol. 25, Issue 09, Pages 49-50

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