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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. The list is organized by region, though some events are national meetings. Registration deadlines may close before the date of the event. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.

East

*February 25-26 MATH

Math specialty conference. Sponsored by the Middle States Regional Office of the College Board, in Philadelphia. Contact: MSRO, 3440 Market St., Suite 410, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215) 387-7600; fax (215) 387-5805; www.collegeboard.org.


*February 29 READING

Individual and Group Kindergarten Reading Readiness Screening Tests. 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 churchillcenter@churchillschool.com.


*March 1-4 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been? Sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, in Baltimore. For more information, contact: Joanna Lanzi rotti, NAIS, 1620 L St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 973-9769; fax (202) 973-9790; www.nais.org.


*March 2-5 LITERATURE

Third International Shakespeare Conference. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English Professional Development Services Institute, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Membership Service Representative, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870; fax (217) 328-0977; e-mail conv reg@ncte.org.


*March 3 SPACE EDUCATION

Conference. Sponsored by the United States Space Foundation, in New York City. For more information, contact: USSF, 2860 South Circle Rd., Suite 2301, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (800) 691-4000; fax (719) 576-8801; e-mail barbarap@ussf.org; www.spacefoundation.org.


*March 3-4 SCHOOL REFORM

Parent/Family Involvement and Community Engagement in School 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.


*March 4 LEARNING STRATEGIES

First Letter Mnemonics. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. For more information, contact: Susan Spero, CC, 22 East 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax (212) 410-3199; e-mail churchillcenter@churchillschool.com.


*March 10-11 COMPUTER SCIENCE

Workshop. Sponsored by the Middle States Regional Office of the College Board, in Philadelphia. For more information, contact: MSRO, 3440 Market St., Suite 410, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (215) 387-7600; fax (215) 387-5805; www.collegeboard.org.


*March 11-14 PARENTS AND TEACHERS

National PTA's Annual Legislative Conference. Sponsored by the National PTA, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: National PTA, Meetings Department, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 670-6782; fax (312) 670-6783; e-mail info@pta.org; www.pta.org.


*March 13 and 14 CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE

Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Harrisburg, Pa. (March 13) and Albany, N.Y. (March 14). 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.


*March 14-18 SERVICE LEARNING

Leadership for the Common Good. Sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, in Providence, R.I. Contact: Mike Huck, Conference Director, 1910 W. County Rd. B, St. Paul, MN 55113; (651) 631-3672, ext. 230; fax (651) 631-2955; e-mail mhuck@nylc.org; www.nylc.org.


Midwest/Plains

*February 15 PHONICS

Integrated Phonics Through Literacy Routines. 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.


*February 15 DISCIPLINE

Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Co lumbus, 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.


*February 23 SCIENCE

Hands-On Science. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Madison, Wis. 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.


*February 24-26 BEHAVIOR DISORDERS

19th Annual Regional Conference. Sponsored by the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Kirsten McBride, Conference Manager, MSLBD, P.O. Box 40001, Overland Park, KS 66201; (913) 492-8755; fax (913) 492-2546; www.mslbd.org.


*February 26-29 TEACHER EDUCATION

Making a Difference in the Lives of All Children. Sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, in Chicago. For more information, contact: Daryka Anderson, AACTE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005-4701; (202) 293-2450; e-mail danderson@aacte.org.


*February 27-29 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Piecing the Puzzle Together: Pooling Our Perspectives. Sponsored by the Midwestern Regional Office of the College Board, in Chicago. For more information, contact: Jan Coons, College Board, Midwestern Regional Office, 1560 Sherman Ave., Suite 1001, Evanston, IL 60201-4805; (847) 866-1700; fax (847) 866-9280; e-mail jcoons@collegeboard.org.


*March 1 READING

Linking Reading Assessment and Intervention. Sponsored by the North east Regional Professional Development Center, in Cleveland. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, NRPDC, CSU, Route 901, 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.


*March 2-4 URBAN EDUCATION

National Middle School Association's Urban Conference. Sponsored by the NMSA, in Chicago. Contact: Jim Kappenhagen, Meeting Manager, NMSA, 4151 Executive Pkwy., Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; fax (614) 895-4750; e-mail jakappen@aol.com; www.nmsa.org.


*March 6-10 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Specialized Classroom Management. Sponsored by Boys Town, in Boys Town, Neb. 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.


*March 7 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Active Learning Strategies for Extended Blocks of Time. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Lansing, 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.


*March 8 LITERACY

Getting Results: Developing Literacy. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Des Moines, Iowa. 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.


*March 9 LITERACY

Getting Results: Developing Literacy in Grades 3-8. 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.


*March 9-10 MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES

Multiple Intelligences Lesson Planning and Curriculum Design Prac ticum. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Elk Grove Village, Ill. 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.


*March 13-15 TECHNOLOGY

17th Annual Midwest Education and Technology Conference. Sponsored by Cooperating School Districts, in St. Louis. 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; www.info.csd.org.


*March 14 LEARNING STRATEGIES

Active Learning Strategies for Extended Blocks of Time. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Columbus, Ohio. 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.


*March 14, 23, and 29 STUDY SKILLS

Hm Learning and Study Skills Seminar. Sponsored by Hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, in Springfield, Ill. (March 14), Indianapolis (March 23), and Cleveland (March 29). Registration 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.


South

*February 17 ARTS

The Start With Arts Program: Integration That Works. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Dallas. 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.


*February 18 ARTS

The Start With Arts Program: Integration That Works. 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.


*February 24 TESTING

How To Raise Test Scores. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Houston. 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.


*March 2-4 BILINGUAL EDUCATION

A Mosaic of Languages and Culture. Sponsored by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, in Beaufort, S.C. For more information, contact: Marty Siarkowski, Carolina TESOL, 2668 Joshua Circle, Beaufort, SC 29902; www.intrex.net/cartesol/spconf.htm.


*March 2-4 SPECIAL EDUCATION

Kentucky CEC Federation Conference. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, in Louisville, Ky. For more information, contact: Barbara Ungvary, CEC, 151 S. Locust Hill Dr., Lexington, KY 40517; (606) 381-3546; fax (606) 381-3560; e-mail bungvary@fayette.k12.ky.us.


March 2-4 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Racing Into the New Millennium: Students in the Winner's Circle. Sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Education and the Jefferson County Public Schools, in Louisville, Ky. Contact: KDE, Division of Customer Support Services, 500 Mero St., 19th Floor CPT, Frankfort, KY 40601-1972; (502) 564-7168; fax (502) 564-6470; e-mail lsledge@kde.state.ky.us; www.kde.state.ky.us.


March 4-7 SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

Learning To Care: Caring To Learn. Sponsored by the National Paideia Center, in Greensboro, N.C. For more information, contact: Jim Mascenik, NPC, P.O. Box 26171, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402; (336) 334-3729; fax (336) 334-3739.


March 6 CURRICULUM

Curriculum-Driven Budgeting. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Jacksonville, Fla. 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.


March 7 PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING

Problems as Possibilities: Problem-Based Learning for Today's Learners. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Austin, Texas. 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.


March 7-8 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

What Works in Curriculum and Instruction. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Jacksonville, Fla. 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.


March 9-10 ACHIEVEMENT

Maximizing Achievement Through Alignment. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Jackson ville, Fla. 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.


March 9-11 READING

Regional conference. Sponsored by the International Reading Association, in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Sheree Bryant, Chairperson, IRA, 335 Cypress Ln., Stockbridge, GA 30281; (770) 787-1330; fax (770) 385-6421; e-mail srbryant@gateway.net; www.reading.org.


March 10 MATH

Hands-On Math. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Oklahoma City. 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.


West

*February 27-29 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

The Western Regional Assembly of the College Board. Sponsored by the Western Regional Office of the College Board, in Honolulu. Contact: Susan Shanahan, College Board, Western Regional Office, 2099 Gateway Pl., Suite 480, San Jose, CA 95110; (408) 573-5620; fax (408) 453-7396; e-mail sshanahan@collegeboard.org.


*February 28-March 2 INTERNATIONAL

34th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of International Education, in San Francisco. For more information, contact: Lewis Grell, Executive Director, AAIE, Thompson House, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA 16172; (724) 946-7172; fax (724) 946-7194; e-mail grella@westminster.edu; www.aaie.org.


*February 28-March 3 CURRICULUM

Curriculum Management Audit Training. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Albuquerque, N.M. 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.


*March 7 and 8 LITERATURE AND MATH

Connecting Literature to Mathematics. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Phoenix (March 7) and Denver (March 8). 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.


*March 9 STANDARDS

Creating High-Performing Standards. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Portland, Ore. 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.


*March 9-10 STUDY SKILLS

Hm Implementation 2 Seminar. Sponsored by Hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, in Las Vegas. Registration 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.


*March 12-14 SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK

Launching Pupil Services Teams Into the New Millennium. Sponsored by the School Social Work Association of America and the Western Alliance of School Social Workers, in Las Vegas. For more information, contact: Karen Ditmar, 2333 N.E. Ridgewood Dr., Portland OR 97212; (503) 282-4133 or (847) 289-4642; fax (503) 282-6175; e-mail dbogucki@ix.netcom.com.


*March 13-15 TECHNOLOGY

The Future Is Now. Sponsored by Arizona State University, in Tempe, Ariz. Contact: Julie Solomon, Events Coordinator, ASU, P.O. Box 870908, Tempe, AZ 85287-0908; (480) 965-7363; fax (480) 965-8887; e-mail MEC2000@asu.edu.

--Karen L. Abercrombie And Michelle Galley

Vol. 11, Issue 4, Pages 61-65

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