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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

May 2 AESTHETIC REALISM
Teaching Method: Anger Changes to Respect for Knowledge and People. Sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4426; www.aestheticrealism.org.

May 2-5 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Conference. Sponsored by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in New York City. For more information, contact: NECTFL, Dickinson College, P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896; e-mail nectfl@dickinson.edu; www.dickinson.edu/nectfl.

May 3-5 GIFTED EDUCATION
Beyond IQ: Paradoxes and Oxymorons in the Lives of Profoundly Gifted Children. Sponsored by Gifted Conference Planners, in Wakefield, Mass. For more information, contact: Josh Shaine, Gifted Conference Planners, (978) 597-0977; fax (801) 729-5081; e-mail giftedconferenceplanners@yahoo. com; www.geocities.com/gifte dconferenceplanners.

May 21 READING
Teaching Grammar and Writing to Children With Language Problems. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. For more information, contact: Susan Spero, Churchill Center, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail sspero@churchillschool.com.

*June 9-15 WRITING
Wildbranch Workshop in Outdoor, Natural History, and Environmental Writing. Sponsored by the Orion Society, in Craftsbury Common, Vt. Registration deadline: May 1. For more information, contact: Dale Abrams, Orion Society, 187 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230; (888) 909-6568; e-mail dabrams@orionsociety.org; www.oriononline.org/oi.

*June 20-25 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Peer Helpers Association, in Baltimore. For more information, contact: NPHA, P.O. Box 32272, Kansas City, MO 64171-5272; (877) 314-7337; fax (866) 314-7337; e-mail npha2002@peerhelping.org; www.peerhelping.org.

*June 24-28 NATURE WRITING
Into the Field. Sponsored by the Orion Society, in Sheffield, Mass. Contact: Dale Abrams, Orion Society, 187 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230; (888) 909-6568; e-mail dabrams@orionsociety.org; www.oriononline.org/oi.

*June 24-29 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Institute in Catholic Identity. Sponsored by the Manhattan College Graduate School of Educational Leadership, in Riverdale, N.Y. Application deadline: June 1. For more information, contact: Sister Remigia Kushner, Director, Catholic School Administrator Program, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY 10471; (718) 862-7473; fax (718) 862-7816; e-mail rkushner@manhattan.edu.

*July 8-12 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Understanding by Design. Sponsored by Relearning by Design, in Pottersville, N.J. Contact: Carol Wander, Project Manager, Relearning by Design, 65 S. Main St., Building B, Pennington, NJ 08534-2821; (609) 730-1199; fax (800) 329-3122; e-mail conferences@relearning.org; www.relearning.org.

*July 11-14 FRENCH
Conference. Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, in Boston. For more information, contact: AATF, Mailcode 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4510; (618) 453-5731; fax (618) 453-5733; e-mail abrate@siu.edu; aatf.utsa.edu.

*July 18-20 THEATER
Broadway Teaching Lab. Sponsored by Broadway Classroom and Music Theatre International, in New York City. For more information, contact: Theatre Direct's Broadway Classroom, 1650 Broadway, Suite 910, New York, NY 10019; (800) BROADWAY; e-mail gordong@theatredirect.com; www.broadwayclassroom.com.

*July 22-24 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Understanding by Design. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Boston. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*July 22-25 EDUCATION LAW
Education Law Institute. Sponsored by the Franklin Pierce Law Center, in Concord, N.H. For more information, contact: FPLC, 2 White St., Concord, NH 03301; (603) 228-1541, ext. 1152; e-mail sredfield@fplc.edu; www.edlaw.fplc.edu.

*July 25-27 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
EdVentures 2002. Sponsored by EdVentures and the Association of Education Practitioners and Providers, in Philadelphia. Contact: Chris Yelich, AEPP, (800) 252-3280; fax (920) 206-1475; e-mail cyelich@aepp.org; www.aepp.org.

*August 11-15 WRITING
Stories in the Land. Sponsored by the Orion Society, in Sheffield, Mass. Contact: Dale Abrams, Orion Society, 187 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230; (888) 909-6568; e-mail dabrams@orionsociety.org; www.oriononline.org/oi.

Midwest/Plains

May 1-3 DATA
Seize the Data: Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Contact: Sharon Steindam, NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843- 6773; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www.nsse.org.

May 9-10 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Focusing on Student Performance: Creating Research-Based Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Registration deadline: 15 days prior to event. For more information, contact: Sharon Steindam, NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843-6773; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www.nsse.org.

*June 10-14 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Schools Attuned. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information, contact: Doug Bouman, Christian Learning Center, 2520 Eastern Ave., Grand Rapids, MI 49507; (616) 245-8388; e-mail dbpsychski@aol.com; www.allkindsofminds.org.

*June 17-20 CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT
Maximizing Student Achievement Through Curriculum Assessment and Design and Delivery. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Bloomington, Ind. Deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766- 1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail headquarters@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*June 18-19 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Reaching the Tough to Teach: Summer Training Institute. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children/Ohio, in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, contact: Sherri Denish, 3185 W. 41st St., Cleveland, OH 44109; (216) 631-3633; e-mail slden23@aol.com.

*June 19-21 SPACE
JASON XIV: From Shore to Sea. Sponsored by the JASON Foundation for Education, in Milwaukee. Registration deadline: June 7. Contact: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, JASON Project, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203; (414) 227-3366; fax (414) 227- 3168.

*July 8-11 CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT
Maximizing Student Achievement Through Systems Factors: Governance, Leadership, and Support Services. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Bloomington, Ind. Deadline: two weeks before event. 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 headquarters@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

*July 15-19 and 22-26 MATHEMATICS
Problem-Based Learning Institute for Coaching and Design. Sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. For more information, contact: IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5956; fax (630) 907-5946; e-mail dgerdes@imsa.edu; www.imsa.edu/center/pbl/intro.h tml.

*July 23-27 CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS
Teachers Light the Way National Convention. Sponsored by the Christian Educators Association International, in Indianapolis. For more information, contact: Judy Turpen, Convention Coordinator, CEAI, P.O. Box 41300, Pasadena, CA 91114; (888) 798-1124; e-mail info@ceai.org; www.ceai.org.

South

*June 24-28 and July 15-19 TEACHING
Schools Attuned. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, contact: Lucille Helton, The Learning Center of North Texas, 1701 River Run Rd., Suite 710, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 336-0808; e-mail l.helton@thelearningcenterofnt. org; www.allkindsofminds.org.

*July 8-12 CURRICULUM
Designing Differentiated Curriculum. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Tampa, Fla. For more information, contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*July 10-12 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Overcoming Obstacles. Sponsored by the Community for Education Foundation, in Dallas. For more information, contact: Heather Burke, Professional Development Coordinator, Community for Education Foundation, 111 John St., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10038; (888) 840-9606; fax (212) 406-7480; e-mail mail@overcomingobstacles.org; www.overcomingobstacles.org.

*July 24-26 TECHNOLOGY
Education Technology 2002. Sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology, in Arlington, Va. Registration deadline: July 10. Contact: Learning Technology Institute, 50 Culpeper St., Warrenton, VA 20186; (540) 347-0055 or (800) 457-6812; fax (540) 457-3169; e-mail conference_infor@lti.org; www.salt.org.

West

May 2-3 HIGH SCHOOLS
Rethinking High Schools: The Future Is Now. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

May 2-3 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Multiple Intelligences for Student and Teacher 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; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933- 2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

May 2-3 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Designing Solid Evaluations for Professional-Development Programs. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575- 5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*June 17-21 and August 5-9 TEACHING
Schools Attuned. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, in Palo Alto, Calif. Contact: Karen Grites, Children's Health Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304; (650) 326-5530; e-mail kgrites@chconline.org; www.allkindsofminds.org.

*June 23-28 INSTRUCTION
16th Annual Summer Institute: Integrated Thematic Instruction. Sponsored by Susan Kovalik and Associates, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. For more information, contact: Susan Kovalik and Associates, 17051 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 17, Kent, WA 98042; (253) 631-4400; fax (253) 631-7500; e-mail skovalik@oz.net; www.kovalik.com.

*June 24-28 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Schools Attuned. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, in Los Angeles. Contact: Elaine Kupfer, Etta Israel Center, 8846 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; (310) 285-0909, ext. 238; e-mail elainekupfer@aol.com; www.allkindsofminds.org.

*July 9-12 CURRICULUM
Integrated Curriculum: Embedding Skills and Standards Through Integrated Content. Sponsored by Susan Kovalik and Associates, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. For more information, contact: Susan Kovalik and Associates, 17051 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 17, Kent, WA 98042; (253) 631-4400; fax (253) 631-7500; e-mail skovalik@oz.net; www.kovalik.com.

*July 21-26 READING
National Institute on Reading Apprenticeship: Building Local Capacity for Middle and High School Reading Development. Sponsored by WestEd's Strategic Literacy Institute, in Oakland, Calif. Registration deadline: March 30. For more information, contact: Jana Bouc, Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd, 300 Lakeside Dr., 18th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3534; (510) 302-4245; fax (510) 302-4242; e-mail jbouc@wested.org; www.wested.org/stratlit.

*July 22-24 CIVIC EDUCATION
We the People . . . Project Citizen National Finals. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, in Denver. Contact: Michael Fischer, Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax (818) 591-9330; e-mail fischer@civiced.org; www.civiced.org.

*July 24-26 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Overcoming Obstacles. Sponsored by the Community for Education Foundation, in Denver. Contact: Heather Burke, Professional Development Coordinator, Community for Education Foundation, 111 John St., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10038; (888) 840-9606; fax (212) 406-7480; e-mail mail@overcomingobstacles.org; www.overcomingobstacles.org.

*July 25-28 TEACHER EVALUATION
11th Annual National Evaluation Institute. Sponsored by the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation and Boise State University, in Boise, Idaho. Early registration deadline: June 1. Contact: CREATE, Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5237; (616) 387-5895; fax (616) 387- 5923; create.wmich.edu.

*July 28-August 2 INSTRUCTION
16th Annual Summer Institute: Integrated Thematic Instruction. Sponsored by Susan Kovalik and Associates, in Seattle. For more information, contact: Susan Kovalik and Associates, 17051 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 17, Kent, Washington 98042; (253) 631-4400; fax (253) 631- 7500; e-mail skovalik@oz.net; www.kovalik.com.

*August 11-16 READING
National Institute on Reading Apprenticeship: Building Local Capacity for Middle and High School Reading Development. Sponsored by WestEd's Strategic Literacy Institute, in Oakland, Calif. Registration deadline: March 30. For more information, contact: Jana Bouc, Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd, 300 Lakeside Dr., 18th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3534; (510) 302-4245; fax (510) 302-4242; e-mail jbouc@wested.org; www.wested.org/stratlit.

*September 22-27 READING
National Institute on Reading Apprenticeship: Building Local Capacity for Middle and High School Reading Development. Sponsored by WestEd's Strategic Literacy Institute, in Oakland, Calif. Registration deadline: March 30. For more information, contact: Jana Bouc, Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd, 300 Lakeside Dr., 18th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3534; (510) 302-4245; fax (510) 302-4242; e-mail jbouc@wested.org; www.wested.org/stratlit.

—Vanessa Dea

Vol. 13, Issue 7, Pages 56-58

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