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Following are dates for workshops, conferences, and other professional-development opportunities for teachers. Some events may also include administrators, policymakers, parents, and others. Registration deadlines may close before the date of the event. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.

*November At-Risk Youths

Working With Aggressive Youth. Sponsored by Boys Town, at sites throughout the country. For more information, contact: National Resource and Training Center Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; www.boystown.org.

*November Study Skills

HM Study Skills Seminar for Leaders. Sponsored by HM Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, at sites throughout the country. Deadline: 10 working days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02495; (617) 965-0048; fax (617) 965-0056, e-mail edaven1010@aol.com.

*November-December Algebra

Hands-On Equations: Making Algebra Child's Play! Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, at sites throughout the United States. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 9-10 Multiple Intelligences

The Rubrics Way: Using Multiple Intelligences To Assess Understanding. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Austin, Texas. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 10 Testing

Teachers, Testing, and Change. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in San Francisco. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 10-12 Partnerships

National Symposium on Partnerships in Education. Sponsored by the National Association of Partners in Education, in Arlington, Va. Contact: NAPE, 901 N. Pitt St., Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-4880; fax (703) 836-6941; e-mail NAPEhq@NAPEhq.org; www.partnersineducation.org.

*November 10-13 Diversity

Balancing Unity and Diversity: Professional Preparation for Changing Educational Environments. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children's Teacher Education Division, in Palm Springs, Calif. Contact: Mary Anne Prater, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1776 University Ave.-WA 2-128, Honolulu, HI 96822; e-mail prater@hawaii.edu.

*November 10-13 Diversity

Mosaic: Connecting Communities for Action. Sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, in San Francisco. Contact: Molly Nowotny, NAIS, 1620 L St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 973-9774; fax (202) 973-9790; www.nais.org.

*November 10-14 Diversity

Crossing Borders for Equity and Justice. Sponsored by the National Association for Multicultural Edu cation, in San Diego. For more information, contact: NAME, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-6263; fax (202) 628-6263; e-mail nameorg@erols.com; www.umd.edu/name.

*November 11 Technology

Information Technology and School-to-Careers. Sponsored by the National Alliance of Business, the Information Technology Association of America, and the Northeast Ohio Software Association, in Cleveland. Contact: NAB, 1201 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (800) 787-2848; fax (202) 289-1303; e-mail info@nab.com; www.nab.com.

*November 11-12 Special Education

Transcend the Past...Walk Into the Future. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children's Teacher Education Division, in Morgantown, W.Va. Contact: Kathy Walker, 404 Old Main Dr., Summersville, WV 26651; (304) 872-6440, ext. 26; fax (304) 872-6442; e-mail kwalker@access.k12.wv.us.

*November 11-12 Women Educators

Second Annual Leadership Conference for Women Educators. Sponsored by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, in Charlottesville, Va. Contact: Curry School, UVa, Ruffner Hall, 405 Emmet St., Charlottesville, VA 22903-2495; (804) 392-8893; fax (804) 392-1911; e-mail bde4a@virginia.edu.

*November 11-13 Math

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Mathematical Understanding. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics, and the Northeast Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics, in Topeka, Kan. Registration deadline: Oct. 7. Contact: NCTM, Convention Services Dept., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1593; (800) 235-7566; fax (703) 476-2970 or fax-on-demand (800) 220-8483; e-mail orders@nctm.org; www.nctm.org.

*November 11-13 Teaching

Teaching and Learning in the New Millennium, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, for new and retired teachers, in Baltimore. Contact: KDP, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1158; (800) 284-3167; fax (317) 704-2323; www.kdp.org.

*November 11-13 Technology

Technology and Learning Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association's Institute for the Transfer of Technology to Education, in Dallas. Contact: Cheryl Williams, Director, Technology Programs, NSBA-ITTE, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax (703) 683-7590; e-mail cheryl@nsba.org.

*November 11-13 Testing

The National Conference on Testing, sponsored by the Richland Northeast High School, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, contact: Lori Marrero or Patrick Downing, RNHS, 7500 Brookfield Rd., Columbia, SC 29223; (803) 699-2800.

*November 12 Exceptional Children

Ohio Federation Council for Exceptional Children Fall Conference, sponsored by the OFCEC, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Tim Monahan, OFCEC, 14789 Lancelot Ln. East, North Royalton, OH 44133; (440) 243-6000, ext. 268; fax (440) 234-2309.

*November 12 Volunteerism

How To Establish and Maintain a School Volunteer Program. Sponsored by the Kentucky Coalition of School Volunteer Organizations Inc., in Louisville, Ky. Registration deadline: Oct. 15. For more information, contact: Nancy Rogers, KCSVO, P.O. Box 516, Lebanon, KY 40033; (270) 692-1300; e-mail KCSVO@kih.net; www.MyAd.net/KCSVO.

*November 12-13 History

Kids Learning History Conference. Sponsored by the National Council for History Education, National History Day, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Cincinnati History Museum, in Cincinnati. Contact: Elaine Wrisley Reed, Executive Director, NCHE, 26915 Westwood Rd., Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; (440) 835-1776; fax (440) 835-1295; e-mail nche19@idt.net; www.history.org/nche.

*November 12-13 Math

Mathematics With Meaning. Sponsored by the College Board, Equity 2000, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: Marlene Guy, CB, 1233 20th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-2304; (202) 822-5930, ext. 120; fax (202) 822-5939; e-mail mguy@collegeboard.org.

*November 14 Parents

Involving Parents as Partners: Annual Meeting of New England League of Middle Schools Parent Network. Sponsored by NELMS, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Candice Short, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 877-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail coshort@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*November 14-16 Teaching

Annual conference of the Public Education Network, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: PEN, 601 13th St. N.W., Suite 900 N., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-7460; fax (202) 628-1893; e-mail PEN@PublicEducation.org; www.PublicEducation.org.

*November 15 Discipline

Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Los Angeles. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 15-16 Arts

Unified Arts Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail bjblanch@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*November 15-16 School Improvement

Effective Use of Data To Drive Decisions and Monitor Reform. Sponsored by the College Board, Equity 2000, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: Marlene Guy, CB, 1233 20th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-2304; (202) 822-5930, ext. 120; fax (202) 822-5939; e-mail mguy@collegeboard.org.

*November 16 Discipline

Getting Beyond Disruption, Hos tility, and Excuses. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Denver. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 17 Discipline

Meeting the Challenge of Difficult Students. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 17 Math

Hands-On Math. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Atlanta. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 17-20 Reading

27th Annual Southwest Regional Conference. Sponsored by the International Reading Association, in Sherwood, Ark. Contact: Sarah Womble, IRA, Sherwood, AR 72120; (501) 490-2227, ext. 278; fax (501) 490-0254.

*November 18 Arts

The Start With Arts Program: Integration That Works. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Portland, Maine. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 18 Discipline

Meeting the Challenge of Difficult Students. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 18 Learning Strategies

Active Learning Strategies for Extended Blocks of Time. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Rockford, Ill. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 18 Testing

Teachers, Testing, and Change. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 18-20 Science

Regional convention of the National Science Teachers Association, in Tulsa, Okla. Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 328-8998 or (703) 312-9288; fax (703) 522-6193.

*November 18-21 English

Annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, in Denver. Registration deadline: Oct. 18. For more information, contact: Member Service Representative, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870, ext. 251; fax (217) 328-0977; e-mail convreg@ncte.org.

*November 18-21 Social Studies

Defining the Common Good. A Challenge for the 21st Century, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, in Orange, Fla. Contact: Jaime Hitchcock, Meetings Director, NCSS, 3501 Newark St. N.W., Washington, DC 20016; (202) 966-7840 or (800) 296-7840; fax (202) 966-2061; e-mail conference@ncss.org; www.socialstudies.org/conference.

*November 19 Arts

The Start With Arts Program: Integration That Works. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Concord, N.H. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 19-20 Gifted Children

Opportunities and Options: Making Responsible Choices for Gifted Children III. Sponsored by the Roeper Review, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Contact: Vicki Rossbach, Roeper Review Conference, 2190 N. Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304; (248) 203-7321; e-mail roeperr@roeperreview.org or ruthan@roeperreview.org; www.roeperreview.org.

*November 19-21 Foreign Languages

Annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the American Association of Teachers of German, the American Association on the Teaching of Italian, the Chinese Language Teachers Association, the National Council for Secondary Teachers of Japanese, and the Texas Foreign Language Association, in Dallas. Contact: Sharon Torres-Denet, Convention Coordinator, ACTFL; (914) 963-8830, ext. 214; e-mail sdactfl@aol.com.

*November 19-23 School Improvement

21st Annual National Conference of the National Council of States for the Improvement of Education, in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Myrtle Braithwaite, NCSIE, 1750 N.E. 167th St., North Miami Beach, FL 33162; (954) 262-8505 or 8596 or (800) 986-3223, ext. 8505; fax (954) 262-3878; e-mail myrtle@fcae.nova.edu.

*November 20 Writing

Sentence Writing Strategy. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, at the University of Kansas. For more information, contact: Susan Spero, CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax (212) 410-3199; e-mail churchillcenter@churchillschool.com.

*November 20-22 Technology

A World in Transition: Kids, Technology, and Learning. Sponsored by ThinkQuest, in Los Angeles. Contact: ThinkQuest; (914) 765-8301; e-mail conference@thinkquest.org; www.thinkquest.org/conference.

*November 21-23 Technology

Tap Into the Power of Today's Technology. Sponsored by New York State Computers and Technologies in Education, in Buffalo, N.Y. Contact: Amy Perry, Conference Chair, NYSC&TE; (315) 332-7207; e-mail amyperry@pop.servtech.com.

*November 29-December 1 Curriculum

Curriculum Management Audit Writing Training. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Tucson, Ariz. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 29-December 3 Curriculum

Curriculum Management Audit Training. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Tucson, Ariz. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 30 Handwriting

How To Teach Handwriting and Address Specific Handwriting Problems. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. For more information, contact: Susan Spero, CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax (212) 410-3199; e-mail churchillcenter@churchillschool.com.

*November 30 Parent Conferences

Collaborative Parent/Teacher Conferences, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Austin, Texas. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 30 Science

Hands-On Science. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*December 1 Parents

Parents on Our Side. Sponsored by the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, in Cleveland. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, NRPDC, Route 901, CSU, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax (216) 687-5422; e-mail nrpdc@csuohio.edu or jenkins@popmail.csuohio.edu.

*December 1-4 Gifted And Talented

Annual Professional Development Conference of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, in Houston. Contact: Connie McLendon, TAGT, 406 E. 11th St., Suite 310, Austin, Texas, 78701; (512) 499-8248; fax (512) 499-8264; e-mail cjm@tenet.edu; www.tenet.cc.utexas.edu/tagt.

*December 2 Health

Hands-on Health Workshop. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: Gaynelle Bowden, AAAS, 1200 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 326-6670; fax (202) 371-9849; e-mail gbowden@aaas.org.

*December 2 Internet

Beginner's Guide to the Internet. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Gay nelle Bowden, AAAS, 1200 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 326-6670; fax (202) 371-9849; e-mail gbowden@aaas.org.

*December 2-3 Life Skills

Teaching Social Skills to Youth. Sponsored by Boys Town, in Los Angeles. Contact: National Resource and Training Center Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; www.boystown.org.

*December 2-3 School Culture

Changing School Cultures To Support High Achievement for All Students. Sponsored by the College Board, Equity 2000, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Marlene Guy, CB, 1233 20th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-2304; (202) 822-5930, ext. 120; fax (202) 822-5939; e-mail mguy@collegeboard.org.

*December 2-4 Science

Regional convention of the National Science Teachers Association, in Reno, Nev. Contact: NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 328-8998 or (703) 312-9288; fax (703) 522-6193.

*December 3 Assessment And Standards

Annual standards-based curriculum and assessment conference of the Center for the Study of Expertise in Teaching and Learning and Adelphi University, in Garden City, N.Y. For more information, contact: Diane Cunningham, 2400 Gladmore St., East Meadow, NY 11554; (516) 794-4694.

*December 3 Internet

Beginner's Guide to the Internet. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Gay nelle Bowden, AAAS, 1200 New York Ave., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 326-6670; fax (202) 371-9849; e-mail gbowden@aaas.org.

*December 3 Preschool

Preschool Science and Math Workshop. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Gaynelle Bowden, AAAS, 1200 New York Ave., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 326-6670; fax (202) 371-9849; e-mail gbowden@aaas.org.

*December 3-4 Assessment

Moving Beyond Assessment. Sponsored by the New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Bedford, N.H. Contact: Jean M. Stefanik, Executive Director, NHASCD, 285 Beaver St., Manchester, NH 03104-5569; e-mail NHASCD@aol.com.

*December 4 Writing

Paragraph Writing Strategy. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 22 East 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax (212) 410-3199; e-mail churchill center@churchillschool.com.

*December 4-8 Staff Development

Annual conference of the National Staff Development Council, in Dallas. Contact: Shirley Havens, NSDC Business Office, P.O. Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax (513) 523-0638; e-mail nsdchavens@aol.com.

*December 5-8 School Reform

Opportunities and Options: Making Schools Right for Children. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Comprehensive Education Inc., in Sarasota Springs, N.Y. Contact: Jerry Rice, NYSACE, 4681 Cosmos Hill Rd., Cortland, NY 13045; (607) 749-6415; fax (607) 749-3032; e-mail jrice@mail.odyssey.net.

*December 6 Middle Schools

Best Practices: Reading at the Middle Level. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail bjblanch@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*December 6-7 Technology

Reality Bytes. Sponsored by Cooperating School Districts, in St. Louis. For more information, contact: CSD, 1460 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146; (314) 872-8282 or (800) 835-8282; fax (314) 872-9128; e-mail christin@info.csd.org; info.csd.org.

*December 6-8 Student Behavior

The Well-Managed Classroom. Sponsored by Boys Town, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: National Resource and Training Center Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; www.boystown.org.

*December 7 Scheduling

School Scheduling: Ideas and Perspectives. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail bjblanch@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*December 8 Math And Science

Math and Science at the Middle Level. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504.

*December 8 Social Studies

Tips and Strategies for the Social Studies Classroom. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1332; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail bjblanch@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*December 8 Testing

Teachers, Testing, and Change. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Austin, Texas. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box, 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail cpds@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*December 8-10 Teacher Compensation

Teacher Compensation Design Seminar. Sponsored by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and the Center for Advanced Studies in Business Inc., in Madison, Wis. For more information, contact: Lisa Armstrong, CPRE/CASB Seminars, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-4260; fax (608) 263-6448; www.wcer.wisc.edu/cpre.

*December 8-11 Vocational Education

Winter conference of the National Association of State Directors of Vocational Technical Education Consortium, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NASDVTEC, the Hall of States, 444 N. Capitol St., N.W., Suite 830, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 737-0303; fax (202) 737-1106; e-mail nasdvtec@iris.org.

*December 9-10 Life Skills

Teaching Social Skills to Youth. Sponsored by Boys Town, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: National Resource and Training Center Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; www.boystown.org.

*December 9-12 Early Childhood

Children With Special Needs. Sponsored by the Division for Early Childhood, in Washington, D.C. Registration deadline: Nov. 8. Contact: Kristie Chlanda, DEC, 1444 Wazee St., Suite 230, Denver, CO 80202; (303) 620-4579; (303) 620-4588; e-mail dec@ceo.cudenver.edu; dec-sped.org.

*December 9-12 Early Childhood

Crossing Boundaries: Visions for the 21st Century. Sponsored by the Division for Early Childhood, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Lorraine Birks; DEC Conference Office; 3 Church Circle, Suite 194, Annapolis, MD 21401; (410) 269-6801; fax (410) 267-0332; e-mail birks@gomeeting.com.

*December 9-12 Vocational Education

Annual convention of the American Vocational Association, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: AVA Meetings Department; (800) 826-9972; www.avaonline.org.

*December 10 Grant Writing

Grant Writing Tips and Techniques. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. For more information, contact: Candice Short, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail coshort@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*December 10 Instruction

Using Rubrics To Enhance Instruction. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Candice Short, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail coshort@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*December 10 Math And Science

Math and Science at the Middle Level Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. For more information, contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail alaleckn@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*December 10 Middle School Research

Research That Supports Middle Level Education. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Candice Short, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 877-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail coshort@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*December 12-15 Technical Education

Annual convention and trade show. of the Association for Career and Technical Education, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Meetings Department, ACTE, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 826-9971; fax (703) 681-3111; www.acte online.org.

*December 14 Self-Directed Learning

Proud Team of Self-Directed Learners. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail bjblach@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*December 15 Literature

Literature Circles and Other Effective Strategies. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail bjblanch@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

-Karen L. Abercrombie And Michelle Galley

Vol. 11, Issue 2, Page 57

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