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April

1—Curriculum: Animals in the Classroom Workshop, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in St. Petersburg, Fla. Contact: John Pitts, 3881 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3237; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

1-3—Curriculum: Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ascd.org/annualconference.

1-5—Education policy: 2006 National Conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education, for K-12 educators, in Denver. Contact: NASDME, Office the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Bldg. 600 Washington St. S.E., PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98501; (360) 725-6150; Web site: www.nasdme.org.

2-4—Dropouts: 2006 Effective Strategies Institute, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center and the Iowa Association of Alternative Education, for educators, administrators, and counselors, at the Des Moines Downtown Marriott in Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: John Peters, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-0253; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: [email protected].

2-4—Higher education: All Students College And Work Ready: What Will It Take to Close the Gap?, sponsored by The Education Trust-West, for educators, administrators, and counselors, at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Gary Reinecke, 155 Grand Ave., Suite 1025, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 465-6444; fax: (510) 465-0859; e-mail: [email protected].

2-5—Leadership: 2006 Annual Meeting: Learning Matters, sponsored by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, for educators and administrators, at the Chicago Downtown Marriott in Chicago. Contact: NCA CASI, PO Box 871008, Tempe, AZ 85287-1008; (800) 525-9517; fax: (480) 773-6901; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ncacasi.org.

3-6—International education: International Education Forum 2006: Engaging the World through Education, sponsored by the Australian Department of Education, for K-12 educators, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia. Contact: AEI Events, Department of Education, Science and Training, GPO Box 9880 (LC430), Canberra Act 2601;+61 2 6240 5188; fax: +61 2 6240 7196; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://aei.dest.gov.au/AEI/MIP/Activities/05Activity09.htm.

5—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Woonsocket, R.I. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

5-6—Instruction:Small Schools Institute, sponsored by the Center for Effective School Practices at Rutgers University, for secondary-level administrators and educators, Douglas Campus, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. Deadline: March 17. Contact: Ryan Peterson, 80 Cottontail Lane, Suite 410, Somerset, NJ 08873; (732) 564-0024; fax: (732) 564-9099; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://cesp.rutgers.edu/events/SMS05.html.

5-7—Instruction: Second Step Training for Trainers, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for pre-K-9 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Boston. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 634-4449 ext. 6223; fax: (206) 438-6765; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

5-7—Leadership: Change Leadership Group’s 3-Day Learning Lab: Systemic Change for Student Success, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for educators and administrators, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Kati Livingston, 8 Story St., 1st Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 496-2770; e-mail: [email protected]. Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/clg/programs.html.

5-8—Health and safety: 2nd Annual Summit, sponsored by the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, for health educators and school nurses, at the Marriot at Metro Center in Washington. Contact: The National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Center for Drug Abuse Research, Howard University, 2900 Van Ness Street N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 806-8600; fax: (202) 537-3806; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.naadpc.org.

5-8—Learning disabilities: Annual Convention and Expo, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 educators, in Salt Lake City. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22201; (888) 232-7733; Web site: www.cec.sped.org.

6—Higher education: College Opportunity 2006: Connecting Policy with Practice, sponsored by the Council for Opportunity in Education and the National College Access Network, for counselors and policymakers, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington. Contact: Kim Kiely, NCAN; (202) 347-4848; e-mail: [email protected].

6-8—Education law: COSA School Law Seminar, sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s Council of School Attorneys, for school attorneys, at the Hyatt McCormick Place in Chicago. Contact: Barbara B. Moody, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 535-1630; fax: (703) 548-5560; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nsba.org/cosa.

7-11—Education research: Education Research in the Public Interest, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association, for education researchers, in San Francisco. Contact: AERA, 1230 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 223-9485; fax: (202) 775-1824; Web site: www.aera.net.

8-9—Curriculum: Animals and Children Conference, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, in Tallahassee, Fla. Contact: John Pitts, 3881 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3237; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

8-11—School boards: 66th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school board members, at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place in Chicago. Deadline: March 23. Contact: Barbara Moody, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 548-5560; e-mail: [email protected]nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

9-11—Technology: 80th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Distance Education and Training Council, for educators involved in distance education, at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle. Contact: Cindy Donahue, DETC, 1601 18th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20009; (202) 234-5100; Web site: www.detc.org.

10—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Lubbock, Texas. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

10-May 4—English: Language Arts Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning April 10, 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: [email protected]; Web site: www.nelms.org.

12-May 5—Mathematics: Math Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning April 12, 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: [email protected]; Web site: www.nelms.org.

13-15—Foreign languages: 5th Language for Specific Purposes International Seminar, sponsored by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, for teachers, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Contact: UTM, Dept. of Modern Languages, Faculty of Management and Human Resource Development, 81310 UTM, Skudai, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia; Web site: www.lsputm.org.

17-18—Education research: Research for Better Schools 2006 Annual Conference, sponsored by Research for Better Schools, for educators and administrators, at the Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. Deadline: March 27. Contact: Jim Multari, 112 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102; (215) 568-6150 ext. 284; fax: (215) 568-7260; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.rbs.org.

19—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Burlington, Vt. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

19-23—Music education: 2006 National Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, for music teachers, in Salt Lake City. Contact: MENC, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 336-3768; Web site: www.menc.org.

20-23—Minority education: 20th Anniversary National Convention, sponsored by the National Council on Educating Black Children, for educators and administrators, at the Hillside Holiday Inn Expo & Conference Center in Hillside, Ill. Deadline: March 29. Contact: Diana Daniels, PO Box 55752, Indianapolis, IN 46205-0752; (866) 380-2610; fax: (317) 546-2290; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ncebc.org.

21-23—Community involvement: National & Global Youth Service Days, sponsored by Youth Service America, for educators and students, nationwide. Contact: Karen Daniel, 1101 15th St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 296-2992; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ysa.org/nysd.

22—Instruction:2006 Annual CHILD Conference, sponsored by the Institute for School Innovation, for K-8 educators and administrators, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Deadline: March 24. Contact: Winky Jenkins-Rice, 1339 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308; (850) 671-3706; fax: (850) 671-5390; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ifsi.org.

23-27—Magnet schools: 24th National Conference on Magnet Schools, sponsored by the Magnet Schools of America, for magnet school educators, in Omaha, Neb. Contact: MSA, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 824-0672; fax: (202) 737-0100; Web site: www.magnet.edu.

24-25—Curriculum: Various Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Washington. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ascd.org/pd.

24-26—Mathematics: 38th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, for mathematics teachers and administrators, in St. Louis. Contact: NCSM, PO Box 150368, Lakewood, CO 80215-0368; (303) 274-5932; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://mathforum.org/ncsm.

24-26—Technology: NSBA’s ITTE 2006 Site Visit, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school technology directors and administrators, at the Warren Township School District in Indianapolis. Deadline: April 3. Contact: Jason Assir, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nsba.org.

25-26—English-language learners: Supporting English-Language Learners in the Classroom and Community, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for educators and administrators, at the Pyle Center in Madison, Wis. Contact: Sue Schroeder, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-0951; fax: (608) 265-4309; e-mail: [email protected].

26—Charter schools: Grantwriting Made Easy, sponsored by the National Charter School Clearinghouse, for charter school and other nonprofit administrators at the University of Phoenix. Deadline: April 12. Contact: Lynn Kepford, PO Box 11864, Tempe, AZ 85284; (480) 907-5900; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ncsc.info.

26-27—Curriculum: Animals in the Classroom Workshop, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, at the Humane Society in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: John Pitts, 3881 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3237; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

26-29—Mathematics: 2006 Annual Meeting and Exposition, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for mathematics teachers, in St. Louis. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476-2970; Web site: www.nctm.org/meetings.

27-29—Health and safety: National Leadership Conference 2006, sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, for administrators and school food-service professionals, in San Antonio. Contact: SNA, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax: (703) 739-3915; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.schoolnutrition.org.

27-30—Teachers: Accreditation, Accountability, and Quality Conference, sponsored by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Contact: Barbara J. Olexer, NCATE, 2010 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036-1023; (202) 466-7496; e-mail: [email protected]; Web sites: www.ncate.org, www.aacte.org.

28—Public relations: Using Data-Driven Communication to Boost Influence and Results, 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: [email protected]; Web site: www.nspra.org.

28—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Waco, Texas. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

28-29—Foreign languages: NYSAFLT Colloquium, sponsored by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, for foreign-language educators, at the Wyndham Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y. Contact: John Carlino, 2400 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214; (716) 836-3130; fax: (716) 836-3020; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nysaflt.org.

29—Curriculum: Animals in the Classroom Workshop, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, in Denver. Contact: John Pitts, 3881 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3237; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

29—Reading: Reading Research 2006 Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for researchers and educators, at the McCormick Place South in Chicago. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; Web site: www.reading.org.

30—Reading: El día de los niños, El día de los libros (Children’s Day, Book Day), sponsored by the American Library Association, for librarians, educators, and students, nationwide. Contact: ALA; (800) 545-2433 ext. 1398; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ala.org/dia.

30-May 1—Health and safety: Beyond Bullying, sponsored by the California League of Middle Schools and the California League of High Schools, for secondary-level educators, at the Hyatt Regency North Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nev. Contact: Katie Winchell, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (800) 326-1880; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.clms.net.

30-May 4—Reading: 2006 Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for K-12 educators, in Chicago. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; Web site: www.reading.org.

May

1—Assessment: Using Test Data to Define and Improve Adequate Yearly Progress, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for educators and administrators, at the Pyle Center in Madison, Wis. Contact: Sue Schroeder, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-0951; fax: (608) 265-4309; e-mail: [email protected].

1—Technology: New Technologies: A Virtual Symposium, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for science teachers, online. Contact: Steve Lanphear, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-5140; fax: (608) 265-4309; e-mail: [email protected].

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