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April

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: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.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: clientsupport@cfchildren.org; 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: kathrine_livingston@harvard.edu. Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/clg/programs.html.

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.

6-8—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: bmoody@nsba.org; 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: jlpitts@olympus. net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.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: lsiadams@labsafety.org; 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: vrkacian@nelms.org; 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: vrkacian@nelms.org; 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.

 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: lsiadams@labsafety.org; 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: dd4507@sbcglobal.net; 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: karen@ysa.org; Web site: www.ysa.org/nysd.

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: member@ascd.org; 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: ncsm@mathforum.org; 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: jassir@nsba.org; 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: sueschroeder@education.wisc.edu.

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: info@ncsc.info; 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: jlpitts@olympus.net; 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: servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org; 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: barbara@ncate.org; 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: ewillis@nspra.org; 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: lsiadams@labsafety.org; 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: hq@nysaflt.org; 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: jlpitts@olympus.net; 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: dia@ala.org; 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: editor@clms.net; 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: sueschroeder@education.wisc.edu.

1—Parent involvement: Can They Hear Me Now? Reaching Out to Generation X Parents, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, for educators from independent schools, at the Catherine Cook School in Chicago. Contact: ISACS Professional Staff, 1165 N. Clark St., Suite 311, Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 255-1244; fax: (312) 255-1278; e-mail: info@isacs.org; Web site: www.isacs.org.

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: slanphear@education.wisc.edu.

1-5—Learning disabilities: YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network International Conference, sponsored by YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network, for special education teachers, at the Crowne Plaza Manhattan Hotel in New York City. Contact: Aimee Horowitz, YAI/NIPDN, 460 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001; (212) 273-6255; fax: (212) 629-4113; e-mail: ahorowitz@yai.org; Web site: www.yai.org.

2—Special education: Using Response to Intervention: Ensuring a Reliable, Valid and Unbiased Process, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for special educators, administrators, and counselors, 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: sueschroeder@education.wisc.edu.

3—English: Censorship and Selection in Middle and High School Classrooms, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for secondary-level educators, librarians, curriculum developers, 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: sueschroeder@education.wisc.edu.

3—Science: Elementary Science Safety, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for elementary-level science educators, in Concord, N.H. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

3-6—Facilities: CEFPI Midwest and Great Lakes Regional Conference, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school facility planners, architects, engineers, administrators, and school board members, in Milwaukee. Contact: Mike Deegan, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: mike@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

4-6—Achievement: Failure Is Not an Option Summit, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for district and school leaders, in Toronto. Deadline: April 21. Contact: Derek Richey, 1252 N. Loesch Road, Bloomington, IN 47402; (812) 355-6000; e-mail: leadership@hopefoundation.org; Web site: www.hopefoundation.org.

5-6—Achievement: Lessons from High-Performing Urban Schools and Districts, sponsored by the National Center for Urban School Transformation, for administrators and district leaders, at the Doubletree Hotel San Diego—Mission Valley in San Diego. Deadline: April 3. Contact: Joseph F. Johnson Jr., 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-1190; (619) 594-7905; fax: (619) 594-3825; e-mail: ncust@mail.sdsu.edu; Web site: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/ncust/.

5-6—Facilities: CEFPI Northeast Regional Conference, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school facility planners, architects, engineers, administrators, and school board members, in Providence, R.I. Contact: Mike Deegan, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: mike@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

6-10—Facilities: CEFPI Pacific Northwest Regional Conference, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school facility planners, architects, engineers, administrators, and school board members, in Tacoma, Wash. Contact: Mike Deegan, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: mike@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

7-9—Facilities: CEFPI Australasia Regional Conference, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school facility planners, architects, engineers, administrators, and school board members, in Adelaide, Australia. Contact: Mike Deegan, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: mike@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

7-9—Technology: NSBA’s ITTE 2006 Site Visit, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school technology directors and administrators, at the Orange City Schools in Orange, Ohio. Contact: Jason Assir, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e-mail: jassir@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

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

8-9—Early-childhood education: Parent-Child Home Program Annual Conference, sponsored by the Parent-Child Home Program, for early-childhood educators, at the Garden City Hotel in Garden City, N.Y. Deadline: April 1. Contact: Michele Morrison, 800 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, NY 11050; (516) 883-7480; fax: (516) 883-7481; e-mail: mmorrison@parent-child.org.

9-11—Administrators: Stand Up for Public Education: Advocating for Each Child, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for administrators, at the Marriott Crystal City Gateway in Arlington, Va. Contact: AASA, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203-1730; (703) 528-0700; fax: (703) 841-1543; Web site: www.aasa.org/conferences.

10—Independent schools: How Boards Can Sustain a Culture of Equity and Justice audio seminar, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, for administrators of independent schools. Contact: ISACS Professional Staff, 1165 N. Clark St., Suite 311, Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 255-1244; fax: (312) 255-1278; e-mail: info@isacs.org; Web site: www.isacs.org.

10-13—Early-childhood education: 33rd Annual Training Conference, sponsored by the National Head Start Association, for early- childhood educators, in Detroit. Contact: Carleen Wallington, NHSA, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 299-7513; e-mail: cwallington@nhsa.org; Web site: www.nhsa.org.

13-14—Instruction: 10th Annual Reggio Emilia Institute, sponsored by Lesley University, for educators, at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Conference Staff; (617) 349-8922; e-mail: eceinfo@lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/reggio.

16—Middle schools: Young Adolescent Cognitive Theory for the Middle School, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, for middle-level educators, at the Catherine Cook School in Chicago. Contact: ISACS Professional Staff, 1165 N. Clark St., Suite 311, Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 255-1244; fax: (312) 255-1278; e-mail: info@isacs.org; Web site: www.isacs.org.

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

18—Science: Safety in Secondary School Science Labs, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Natick, Mass. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

18-19—Reading: Annual West Coast Literacy Conference and California Learning Institute, sponsored by the Foundation for Comprehensive Early Literacy Learning, for educators, in Pasadena, Calif. Contact: Foundation for Comprehensive Early Literacy Learning, 206 E. State St., Redlands, CA 92373; (909) 335-3089; fax: (909) 335-0826; Web site: www.cell-exll.com/conferences.htm.

21-26—International education: 2006 Annual Conference & Expo, sponsored by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers, for educators and professors, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Canada. Contact: Patrick Kahozi III, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 737-3699 ext. 254; fax: (202) 737-3957; e-mail: conference@nafsa.org; Web site: www.nafsa.org.

23—Technology: 2006 National Public Policy Forum, sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association, for school administrators and policymakers, at the Canon Building in Washington. Deadline: May 9. Contact: Kathleen Clemens, 8 Winter St., Suite 508, Boston, MA 02108; (800) 275-5162; fax: (617) 399-1771; e-mail: kclemens@usdla.org; Web site: www.usdla.org.

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

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

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