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Following are dates for workshops, conferences, and other professional- development opportunities for teachers. Some events may 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

March 2 and 30 ENGLISH AND HISTORY

Chiseling Out the Argument: Using Debate in English and History Classrooms. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, in New York City. For more information, contact: Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, Teachers College, Columbia University, P.O. Box 525, 120th St., New York, NY 10027; (212) 678-3987; fax (212) 678-8417; e-mail ceoi_mail@exchange.ts.columbia. edu; www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

March 6-11 TESOL

Special TESOL Materials: The Creative Classroom. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, in New York City. For more information, contact: Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, Teachers College, Columbia University, P.O. Box 525, 120th St., New York, NY 10027; (212) 678- 3987; fax (212) 678-8417; ceoi_mail@exchange.ts.columbia. edu; www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

April 2, 3, and 5 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Morristown, N.J. (April 2); Long Branch, N.J. (April 3); and Concord, N.H. (April 5). Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail www.pdkintl.org.

April 2-4 CURRICULUM

Linking Curriculum Standards and Principles of Deep Understanding to Performance-Based Learning and Assessment. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Middlebury, Conn. For more information, contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

April 3-6 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2001 Education Odyssey: From Froebel to the Internet. Sponsored by the Association for Childhood Education International, in Toronto. For more information, contact: Patricia Monkres, Director of Conferences, ACEI, 17904 Georgia Ave., Suite 215, Olney, MD 20832; (301) 570-2111; fax (301) 570-2212; e-mail ACEImc@aol.com.

April 4-7 READING

Conference. Sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: Anita Gibson, Director of Conferences and Events, RRCNA, 1929 Kenny Rd., Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43210-1069; (614) 292-7111; fax (614) 292-4404; www.readingrecovery.org.

April 5 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Monthly meeting. Sponsored by the New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative Inc., in Union, N.J. For more information, contact: Maria Eckert, Business Administrator, NJECC Inc., PBM 378, 551 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043; (888) 305-2211; fax (800) 435-9202; www.njecc.org.

April 6 COMMUNITY SERVICE

Community Service Workshop. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Baltimore. For more information, contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460; fax (404) 355-4435; e- mail info@csee.org; www.csee.org.

April 17-21 RISK PREVENTION

Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Association of School Psychologists, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: Jacqueline Williams, Director of Meetings and Conventions, NASP, 4340 East West Hwy., Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 657-0270; fax (301) 657-0275; e-mail jwilliams@naspweb.org; www.naspweb.org.

April 20-22 TESOL

Experience Learning Another Language: The Silent Way. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, in New York City. Contact: Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, Teachers College, Columbia University, P.O. Box 525, 120th St., New York, NY 10027; (212) 678-3987; fax (212) 678- 8417; e-mail ceoi_mail@exchange.ts.columbia. edu; www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

April 21 and 22 MATH AND SCIENCE

Issues in Mathematics and Science Education: Mathematics and Science in the Media. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, in New York City. Contact: Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, Teachers College, Columbia University, P.O. Box 525, 120th St., New York, NY 10027; (212) 678-3987; fax (212) 678-8417; ceoi_mail@exchange.ts.columbia. edu; www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

*April 25 TESTING

Test Success in the Brain-Compatible Classroom. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Albany, N.Y. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339- 1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*April 30 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Augusta, Maine; Washington, Pa.; and Williamsport, Pa. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*May 1 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Rochester, N.Y. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339- 1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*May 1, 3, and 4 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Boston (May 1); Scranton, Pa. (May 1); Warwick, R.I. (May 3); Columbia, Md. (May 4); and Ronkonkoma, N.Y. (May 4). Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339- 1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*May 3-10 ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS

Building and Maintaining Educational Alternatives in a Multicultural Society. Sponsored by the Office of the Alternative, Adult, and Continuing Education Schools and Programs; the National Academy of Alternative Education; and the International Network of Productive Schools, in New York City. For more information, contact: 2001 International Conference Committee, 47 E. 87th St., Suite 10E, New York, NY 10128-1005; (212) 534-2294; e-mail cueinc@cue.org.

*May 7-9 SATELLITES

Satellites and Education Conference. Sponsored by the Educational Center for Earth Observation Systems, in West Chester, Pa. For more information, contact: Nancy McIntyre, ECEOS, 189 Schmucker Science Center, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383; (610) 436-2393; fax (610) 436-3045; www.wcupa.edu.

*May 17 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The Answer to America's Learning Crisis: The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method. Sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4490; fax (212) 777- 4426; www.AestheticRealism.org.

*May 18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Monthly meeting. Sponsored by the New Jersey Educational Computing Cooperative Inc., in Union, N.J. Contact: Maria Eckert, Business Administrator, NJECC Inc., PBM 378, 551 Valley Rd., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043; (888) 305-2211; fax (800) 435-9202; www.njecc.org.

Midwest/Plains

April 2 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in St. Louis. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

April 4 and 5 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Green Bay, Wis. (April 4); and Rockford, Ill. (April 5). Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

April 14 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Establishing Learning Communities. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Elk Grove, Ill. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018 www.pdkintl.org.

April 17-22 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Annual Convention and Expo. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, in Kansas City, Mo. For more information, contact: CEC, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1589; (888) 232-7733; e-mail conteduc@cec.sped.org.

April 18-20 CONSTRUCTIVIST TEACHING

Emotions, Learning, and the Brain. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Indianapolis. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

April 18-20 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Instructional Strategies for Flexible Schedules. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Indianapolis. For more information, contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*April 23-28 TECHNOLOGY

The Integration of Technology and Curriculum. Sponsored by the Magnet Schools of America and the St. Louis Public Schools, in St. Louis. Contact: Rita Holmes- Bobo, St. Louis Public Schools, 801 N. 11th St., St. Louis, MO 63101; (314) 345- 2283; fax (314) 345-2658; e-mail rbobo@dtd1.slps.k12.mo.us.

*April 24, 26, and 27 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Topeka, Kan. (April 24); Springfield, Ill. (April 26); Omaha, Neb. (April 26); Toledo, Ohio (April 26); Quincy, Ill. (April 27); and Springdale, Ohio (April 27). Deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402- 0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018;www.pdkintl.org.

*April 27-May 1 PARENTS

Born to Learn. Sponsored by Parents as Teachers National Center, in St. Louis. For more information, contact: Patti Holman, PATN Inc., 10176 Corporate Square Dr., Suite 230, St. Louis, MO 63132; (314) 432-4330; fax (314) 432-8963; e-mail patnc@patnc.org.

*May 1 and 3 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Bismark, N.D. (May 1); and Aberdeen, S.D. (May 3). Deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*May 2 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Flint, Mich. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339- 1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*May 2-3 MENTORING

Mentoring the New Teacher. Sponsored by Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, in Cleveland. For more information, contact: Barbara Jenkins, NRPDC, Rhodes Tower 901, Cleveland State University, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax (216) 687-5422; e-mail nrpdc@csuohio.edu; www.nrpdc.org.

*May 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in South Bend, Ind. (May 7); Akron, Ohio (May 7); Downers Grove, Ill. (May 8); Grand Rapids, Mich. (May 8); Ann Arbor, Mich. (May 9); Columbus, Ohio (May 10); and Cleveland (May 11). Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*May 16-18 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. Contact: Lisa Armstrong, CPRE/CASB Seminars, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-4260; fax (608) 263-6448; www.wcer.wisc.edu/cpre.

*May 24-26 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Seminar. Sponsored by True Colors Communications Group, in Detroit. For more information, contact: TCCG, 12395 Doherty St., Riverside, CA 92503; (888) 698- 2577; fax (909) 371-1701.

South

April 3, 4, and 5 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Columbus, Ga. (April 3); Alexandria, Va. (April 4); and Gainesville, Fla. (April 5). Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

April 19-22 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Seminar. Sponsored by the True Colors Communications Group, in Hot Springs, Ark. For more information, contact: TCCG, 12395 Doherty St., Riverside, CA 92503; (888) 698-2577; fax (909) 371-1701.

April 23, 25, and 26 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Charlotte, N.C. (April 23); Durham, N.C. (April 25); Richmond, Va. (April 25); Knoxville, Tenn. (April 26); and Charleston, W.Va. (April 26). Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402- 0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018;www.pdkintl.org.

*April 24 TESTING

Test Success in the Brain-Compatible Classroom. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Alexandria, Va. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339- 1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*April 26-28 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Seminar. Sponsored by the True Colors Communications Group, in Tulsa, Okla. For more information, contact: TCCG, 12395 Doherty St., Riverside, CA 92503; (888) 698-2577; fax (909) 371-1701.

*April 27 and 30 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Kingsport, Tenn. (April 27); Parkersburg, W.Va. (April 27); Myrtle Beach, S.C. (April 30); and Corpus Christi, Texas (April 30). Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; ">; www.pdkintl.org.

*May 2 and 3 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Hollywood, Fla. (May 2); Atlanta (May 3); and Orlando, Fla. (May 4). Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339- 0018; www.pdkintl.org.

West

April 3 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Tucson, Ariz. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

April 4-8 SERVICE LEARNING

Partnerships for a Civil Society: 12th Annual National Service-Learning Conference. Sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, in Denver. For more information, contact: NYLC, 1910 W. County Rd. B, Roseville, MN 55113- 1337; (651) 631-3672; fax (651) 631-2955; e-mail conference@nylc.org; www.nylc.org.

*April 23, 24, and 25 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Billings, Mont. (April 23); Berkeley, Calif. (April 24); Missoula, Mont. (April 24); and Sacramento, Calif. (April 25). Deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*April 26-28 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Northwest Regional Affiliate Conference. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and its Northwest affiliates, in Boise, Idaho. Contact: Driek Zirinsky, Boise State University, English Dept., 1991 University Dr., Boise, ID 83725; (208) 385-1246; fax (208) 343-5292; e-mail dzirin@micron.net.

*April 30 CURRICULUM

Curriculum Management Audit. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Seattle. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*May 3 and 4 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in San Diego (May 3) and Los Angeles (May 4). Deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; www.pdkintl.org.

*May 3-4 ASSESSMENT

Instructional Strategies for State Assessments and Standards. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Los Angeles. For more information, contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575- 5400; www.ascd.org.

*May 3-4 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Supervising With the Brain in Mind. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Los Angeles. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*May 3-4 READING

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Los Angeles. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*May 9 and 11 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Lynnwood, Wash. (May 9); Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (May 11); and Portland, Ore. (May 11); Deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500, or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018 www.pdkintl.org.

*May 17-18 GRADING

Grading and Reporting to Support Student Learning and Encourage Student Success. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Albuquerque, N.M. For more information, contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400;www.ascd.org.

*May 17-18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Strategies to Create Brain-Compatible Classrooms. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; www.ascd.org.

*May 17-19 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Seminar. Sponsored by the True Colors Communications Group, in Laguna Beach, Calif. For more information, contact: TCCG, 12395 Doherty St., Riverside, CA 92503; (888) 698-2577; fax (909) 371-1701.

*May 17-19 TECHNOLOGY

Spring 2001 conference. Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators Inc., in Anaheim, Calif. For more information, contact: Lora Sanders, CUE Inc., 1210 Marina Village Pkwy., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; e-mail cueinc@cue.org; www.cue.org.

*May 17-20 LITERACY

West Coast Literacy Conference. Sponsored by the California Early and Extended Literacy Learning Institute, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Eventcity Event Planners, 26441 Sandy Creek, Lake Forest, CA 92630; (949) 951-2542; fax (949) 951-2650.

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