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January

10-12—Independent schools: SAIS-NAIS Winter Retreat, sponsored by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, for independent school leaders with financial responsibilities, at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta. Contact: Lisa Dixon, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033; (404) 633-2203; fax: (404) 633-2433; e-mail: lisa@sais.org.

10-12—Instruction: 6th Annual Institute—Strategies for Success in Small Learning Communities, sponsored by the Small Schools Workshop, for educators, administrators, policymakers, and researchers, at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Contact: Dana Vance, 1608 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 912, Chicago, IL 60647; (773) 384-1030; fax: (773) 384-1226; e-mail: conferences@smallschoolsworkshop.org; Web site: www.smallschools.com.

10-12—Reading: Southeastern Regional Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference, sponsored by the Southeastern Regional Reading Recovery Association, for educators, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Holly Bartholomew, (843) 471-2357; e-mail: bartholomew.6@osu.edu; Web site: www.serrra.org.

10-13—Higher education: 2007 NFAA ARTS Week Educators Conference—How to Prepare Students for College Auditions and Admissions, sponsored by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, for arts educators and counselors, at the Marriott Airport Hotel in Miami. Contact: NFAA, 444 Brickell Ave., P-14, Miami, FL 33131; (305) 377-1140; fax: (305) 377-1149; Web site: www.nfaa.org/educators/confinfo.shtml.

11—Special education: Leadership Perspectives in Confronting the Disproportionate Representation of Black Males in Special Education, sponsored by ATLAS Learning Communities, for administrators, at Wheelock College in Boston. Contact: Jessalyn Hudgins, ATLAS Learning Communities, 222 Third St., Suite 1320, Cambridge, MA 02142; (888) 577-8585; fax: (617) 577-8686; e-mail: info@atlascommunities.org; Web site: www.atlascommunities.org.

11-12—Instruction: Various Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Phoenix. Register online at www.ascd.org/register. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723 ext. 2; fax: (703) 575-5400; Web site: www.ascd.org.

11-14—Instruction: Deep in the Heart of Learning, sponsored by the International Alliance for Learning, for educators and administrators, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. Deadline: Jan. 10. Contact: Roland Boettcher, 2380 Buford Drive, Suite 106-374, Lawrenceville, GA 30043-7683; (800) 426-2989; fax: (770) 277-3649; e-mail: office@ialearn.org; Web site: www.ialearn.org.

11-14—Secondary education: Annual Conference, sponsored by California League of High Schools, for high school-level educators and administrators, at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, Calif. Contact: Katie Winchell, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (800) 858-9365; e-mail: info@clhs.net; Web site: www.clhs.net.

11-Feb. 13—Instruction: Differentiated Instruction Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Jan. 11, 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—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Maranacook Community School in Readfield, Maine. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

12—Urban schools: The NJ LEEP Launch, sponsored by the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Project, for urban administrators, teachers, and community leaders, at the Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, N.J. Contact: Craig Livermore, NJ LEEP, One Newark Center, Room 425A, Newark, NJ 07470; (973) 242-0951; fax: (973) 242-0952; e-mail: craiglivermore@njleep.org; Web site: www.njleep.org.

12-15—Independent schools: International Conference on Jewish Education, sponsored by The Lookstein Center, for educators in Jewish schools, at the Kovens Conference Center at Florida International University in Miami. Contact: Miriam Gitman, The Shul of Bal Harbour, 9540 Collins Ave., Surfside, FL 33154; (305) 868-1411 ext. 7319; fax: (305) 861-2426; e-mail: miriam@theshul.org; Web site: www.lookstein.org/jeseminar_2007.htm.

14-16—Instruction: 2007 National Conference, sponsored by the National Center for Accelerated Schools PLUS, for educators and administrators, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn. Contact: Diane Perko, National Center for Accelerated Schools PLUS, 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3224, Storrs, CT 06269-3224; (860) 486-0287; e-mail: dperko@acceleratedschools.net; Web site: www.acceleratedschools.net.

14-18—Special education: 2007 Leadership Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Private Special Education Centers, for educators and administrators at private special education centers, at Hawk’s Cay Resort in Duck Key, Fla. Contact: NAPSEC, 1522 K St. N.W., Suite 1032, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 408-3338; fax: (202) 408-3340; Web site: www.napsec.org.

16—Gifted education: Differentiating for Bright Learners in the Regular Classroom, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, for faculty and administrators. This is an audio seminar. Contact: Kathleen Straight, 1165 N. Clark St. Suite 311, Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 255-1244; fax: (312) 255-1278; e-mail: kathleen@isacs.org; Web site: www.isacs.org.

17—Instruction: Target Spotlight School Visit: Unified Arts, 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: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

17-18—Language arts education: 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: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

18—Bilingual education: Target Spotlight School Visits: Bilingual Education, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Fuller Middle School in Framingham, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

18-19—Administrators: Support New Teachers Through Mentoring and Induction Programs, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for personnel administrators, at the WestEd Conference Facilities in Woburn, Mass. Contact: Jen Osborne, 533-B N Mur-Len Rd., Olathe, KS 66062; (913) 829-2007; fax: (913) 829-2041; e-mail: aaspa@aaspa.org; Web site: www.aaspa.org.

19—Public relations: What Does It Take to Win? How to Ensure Fiscal Security for Your District Through Finance Elections, 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) 519-1230; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

22-29—Middle schools: Teaming Retreat, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Running Brook Middle School in Derry, N.H. Consists of two sessions. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

23—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 St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

23-24—Middle schools: Supervising Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Thomas A. Blake Middle School in Medfield, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

24-26—Science: Science Institute, sponsored by the Public Education & Business Coalition, for science teachers, in Denver. Contact: Judy Hendricks, 1410 Grant St., Suite A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: jhendricks@pebc.org; Web site: www.pebc.org.

24-27—Achievement: Failure Is Not An Option Summit, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for educators and administrators, in Sedona, Ariz. Contact: HOPE Foundation, 1252 N. Loesch Road, P.O. Box 906; Bloomington, IN 47402-0906; (800) 627-0232; fax: (812) 323-8140; e-mail: leadership@hopefoundation.org; Web site: www.hopefoundation.org.

25—Middle schools: Target Spotlight School Visits: Integrated Curriculum, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Maranacook Middle School in Readfield, Maine. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

25-26—Early-childhood education: Visual Arts, sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, for early-childhood educators, in Little Rock, Ark. Deadline: Jan. 11. Contact: Core Knowledge Foundation, Preschool Department, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (800) 238-3233; fax: (434) 977-0021; e-mail: preschool@coreknowledge.org; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org/CK/calendar.htm.

25-26—Independent Schools: 2007 Annual Heads of School Conference, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, for heads of independent schools, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. Deadline: Jan. 15. Contact: Kathleen Straight, 1165 N. Clark St. Suite 311, Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 255-1244; fax: (312) 255-1278; e-mail: kathleen@isacs.org; Web site: www.isacs.org.

26-28—Technology: ITTE site visit to Richland Schools District, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for technology directors and school administrators, in Columbia, S.C. Contact: Kristen Mangus, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 838-7590; e-mail: kmangus@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

26-28—Leadership: NSBA Leadership Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for board members and administrators, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Contact: Valarie Carty, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 683-7590; e-mail: vcarty@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

27—Urban education: CUBE Issues Forum, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for urban school leaders, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Judy Adams, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 838-7590; e-mail: jadams@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

28-30—Independent schools: 2007 Independent Schools Conference, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools, for independent school educators and administrators, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia. Contact: CASE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005-4701; (202) 328-2273; fax: (202) 387-4973; Web site: www.case.org/conferences/casenaisplash/default.cfm.

29-31—Career and technical education: Careers Conference 2007, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center on Education and Work, for educators, administrators, and counselors, at the Marriott Madison West in Madison, Wis. Contact: Carol Edds, 1025 W. Johnson St., #964 Ed Sciences, Madison, WI 53706; (800) 446-0399; fax: (608) 262-3063; e-mail: cewconf@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.cew.wisc.edu.

29-Feb. 5—Middle schools: Teaming Retreat, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Whitefield School in Whitefield, N.H. Consists of two sessions. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

30-Feb. 2—Special education: 10th Annual Conference on Cognitive Disabilities/Mental Retardation, Autism, and Other Developmental Disabilities, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Developmental Disabilities, for special education teachers and researchers, at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa in Kona, Hawaii. Contact: Cindy Perras; e-mail: cindy.perras@cogeco.ca; Web site: www.dddcec.org.

31—Middle schools: Target Spotlight School Visits: Teams and Teaming, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Brook Middle School in Duxbury, Vt. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

31-Feb. 2—Achievement: Getting to Proficiency by Looking at Assignments, Assessments, and Student Work, sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board, for secondary-level educators and administrators, at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel in Atlanta. Contact: SREB, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318; (404) 962-9629; Web site: www.sreb.org/Programs/hstw/hstwindex.asp.

31-Feb. 2—Technology: New Learning Technologies Conference, sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology, for educators and professionals who work with learning technologies and educational software, at the Sheraton World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Contact: SALT, 50 Culpeper St., Warrenton, VA, 20186; (540) 347-0055; Web site: www.salt.org.

February

1—Middle schools: Target Spotlight School Visits: Appropriate Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at East Lyme Middle School in Niantic, Conn. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

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

1-2—Early-childhood education: Building Oral Language Skills, sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, for early-childhood educators, in Little Rock, Ark. Deadline: Jan. 18. Contact: Core Knowledge Foundation, Preschool Department, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (800) 238-3233; fax: (434) 977-0021; e-mail: preschool@coreknowledge.org; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org/CK/calendar.htm.

1-2—Independent schools: Academy for Division Heads, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, for division heads of independent schools, at Hotel Allegro in Chicago. Contact: Kathleen Straight, 1165 N. Clark St. Suite 311, Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 255-1244; fax: (312) 255-1278; e-mail: kathleen@isacs.org; Web site: www.isacs.org.

1-3—At-risk youths: Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, & Dropping Out of School, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, for alternative education staff members and community counselors, at the Royal Plaza Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Contact: Mona Christensen, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001; (800) 892-2118; fax: (920) 465-2552; e-mail: christem@uwgb.edu.

3—Teachers: I Teach Regional Conference, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, for teachers, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Contact: Kappa Delta Pi, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1158; (800) 284-3167; fax: (317) 704-2323; Web site: www.kdp.org/conference/iteachregional.php.

3—Reading: Children’s Books 101, sponsored by the Bank Street College New Perspectives Program, for educators, parents, and writers, at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Contact: Bank Street College New Perspectives Program, 610 W. 112th St., New York, NY 10025; (212) 875-4649; fax: (212) 875-4777; Web site: www.bankstreet.edu/newperspectives.

3-6—Reading: 2007 Reading Recovery & K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference: Championing Children Through Literacy and Literature, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, for elementary-level educators, administrators, and school librarians, at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: RRCNA, 400 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 250, Worthington, OH 43085; (614) 310-7323; fax: (614) 310-7345; e-mail: conferenceinfo@readingrecovery.org; Web site: www.readingrecovery.org.

4-6—Teacher education: Ninth National Symposium on Teacher Induction, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for teacher educators, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Contact: New Teacher Center, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (831) 459-4323; fax: (831) 459-3822; e-mail: symposium@newteachercenter.org; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org/annual_symposium_ti.php.

4-8—Science: Dialogues on Education for Sustainable Living, sponsored by the Center for Ecoliteracy, for science teachers, at the IONS Retreat Center in Sonoma County, Calif. Deadline: Jan. 15. Contact: CEL, 2528 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702; e-mail: info@ecoliteracy.org; Web site: www.ecoliteracy.org/seminars/sustainability-seminar.html.

5-6—Career and technical education: Career Academy Evaluation Training, sponsored by the National Career Academy Coalition, for academy practitioners and business partners, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Nigel A. Whyte, P.O. Box 600490, North Miami Beach, FL 33160; (800) 986-3223 ext. 5082; fax: (954) 262-3988; e-mail: nwhyte@nsu.nova.edu.

5-6—Middle schools: Middle Level Essentials Conference, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, in St. Louis. Deadline: Jan. 19. Contact: Al Summers, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; e-mail: info@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

5-8—Reading: Winter Thinking Strategies Institute: Leadership in Literacy, sponsored by the Public Education & Business Coalition, for educators and administrators, in Denver. Contact: Judy Hendricks, 1410 Grant St., Suite A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: jhendricks@pebc.org; Web site: www.pebc.org.

5-9—Technology: 2007 Annual Convention and Exposition, sponsored by the Texas Computer Education Association, for educators and administrators, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Deadline: Jan. 12. Contact: TCEA, P.O. Box 141759, Austin, TX 78714; (512) 476-8500; fax: (512) 476-8574; e-mail: tceaoffice@tcea.org; Web site: www.tcea2007.org.

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