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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 | Midwest/Plains | South | West



East
*October 11-13 languages
Speak Your Peace Through Languages. Sponsored by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, in Ellenville, N.Y. Contact: Linda Zusman, 43 Greenway N., Albany, NY 12208; (518) 438- 1202; e-mail
nysaflt@aol.com.

*October 17-18 English
Annual Conference: Reflections—Mirrors of Our Past, Windows to the Future. Sponsored by the New York State English Council, in Albany, N.Y. For more information, contact: Danielle Brain, NYSEC, 10 Lois Ct., Albany, NY 12205; (315) 339-5638; e-mail bdbrain@borg.com.

*October 18-19 English
Literacy . . . With the Accent on “Lit.” Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, in Pittsburgh. For more information, contact: Shannon Varley, Conference Chair, PCTELA, 201 Doris Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15236; (412) 886-1545; e-mail svarley@baldwin.k12.pa.us.

*October 18-19 Gifted education
Developing America’s Talent, a New England Response: Choices and Challenges in Gifted Education. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education and the departments of education of the six New England states, in Quincy, Mass. Deadline: Oct. 1. For more information, contact: Beverly Quilty-Dunn or Marion Phaneuf, MAGE, Plymouth South Middle School, GT Program, Plymouth, MA 02360; (508) 224-2725, ext. 1423; fax (508) 224-5660; e-mail bquilty- dunn@plymouth.k12.ma.us or mphaneuf@plymouth.k12.ma.us; www.necgt.org.

*October 18-21 Ethics
Honor Codes and Honor Councils. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Boston. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax (404) 355-4435; www.csee.org.

*October 19-20 Service learning
Service Learning: Educating Youth Through Service. Sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, in New York City. Contact: CEOI, Teachers College, Columbia University, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax (212) 678-8417; www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

*October 21, 24, and 25 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Buffalo, N.Y. (Oct. 21); North Syracuse, N.Y. (Oct. 24); and Providence, R.I. (Oct. 25). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e- mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 23 Career education
Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Workers. Sponsored by SCOPE and the Long Island School-to-Career Partnership, in Great River, N.Y. Contact: Betty Westcott, SCOPE, 100 Lawrence Ave., Smithtown, NY 11787; (631) 360-0800, ext. 129; fax (631) 360-0356; e-mail bwescott@li-scope.org; www.li-scope.org.

*October 23-25 Character education
School Ethos and Student Character: A Conference on Moral Assessment. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Hershey, Pa. For more information, contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298- 4599; fax (404) 355- 4435; www.csee.org.

*October 23-26 Accountability
Mission Possible: Can Schools Do It All? Sponsored by the Educational Records Bureau, in New York City. Contact: Dorothy Moore, 19 Stanworth Rd., Kendall Park, NJ 08824; (732) 297-2230; www.erbtest.org.

*October 23-26 Service learning
Service Learning in Human Services: Doing, Thinking, and Learning. Sponsored by the National Organization for Human Service Education, in Providence, R.I. For more information, contact: NOHSE, 9001 Braddock Rd., Suite 380, Springfield, VA 22151; (703) 426-8100; fax (703) 426-8400; www.nohse.com.

*October 24-26 Middle schools
22nd Annual Conference: Middle-Level Education—Capture the Power. Sponsored by the New York State Middle School Association, in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Deadline: Oct. 16. For more information, contact: Linda Ruest, Conference Director, WNY School Support Center, Erie 1 BOCES, 1050 Maryvale Dr., Cheektowaga, NY 14225; (716) 630-4275; fax (716) 630-4224; e-mail lruest@erie1.wnyric.org; www.nysmsa.org.

*October 25-26 Staff development
Supporting High-Quality Programs: A Conference on the High/Scope Approach. Sponsored by the High/ Scope Educational Research Foundation, in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, contact: Marianne McDonnell, HSERF, 600 N. River St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; (734) 485-2000; fax (734) 485-4467; e- mail training@highscope.org; www.highscope.org.

*October 25-27 At-risk youths
Risk and Resilience: Protective Mechanisms and School-Based Prevention Programs. Sponsored by the Devereaux Foundation and the Judge Baker Children’s Center, in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, contact: Devereaux Foundation, P.O. Box 638, Villanova, PA 19085; (610) 542-3090; www.riskandresilience.org.

*October 25-27 Staff development
Annual Fall Conference. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. For more information, contact: Anthony Mello, Executive Director, NYSASCD, 15 Dogwood Lane, Tuxedo Park, NY 10987; (845) 753-3793; fax (845) 753-3795; e- mail AnMello@aol.com; www.nysascd.org.

*October 27-29 Literacy
Literacy for All: 13th Annual Northeast Early Literacy Conference and Reading Recovery Institute. Sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery, in Providence, R.I. For more information, contact: Literacy for All, LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; (617) 349-8490; www.lesley.edu/earlyedconference/rreli/earlylit.html.

*October 30 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Phillipsburg, N.J. Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 31-November 2 Brain Research
Learning and the Brain. Sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, in Cambridge, Mass. For more information, contact: Anne Rosenfeld, Public Information Resources Inc., 20 McKenna Terr., Third Floor, West Roxbury, MA 02132; (617) 469-6789, ext. 21; e-mail learning_brain@yahoo.com; www.edupr.com.



Midwest/Plains
*October 15, 17, and 18 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Troy, Mich. (Oct. 15); Indianapolis (Oct. 17); and Fort Wayne, Ind. (Oct. 18). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333- 4278; e-mail
info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 15-16 Safety
Safe and Effective Secondary Schools. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. For more information, contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail nrtcmarketing@boystown.org; www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

*October 16-17 Curriculum
Designing and Connecting Powerful Learning Experiences. Sponsored by the MidAmerica Nazarene University, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062; (913) 791-3439; fax (913) 791-3407; e-mail recert@mnu.edu.

*October 16-18 Ethnic education
Seventh Annual NAAPID Conference: We Are the Village—Building on Our Strengths and Mobilizing Our Energies. Sponsored by the National African American Parent Involvement Day, in Romulus, Mich. For more information, contact: Barbara James or Joseph Dulin, NAAPID, P.O. Box 2043, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2043; (800) 351-4097 or (734) 434-1144; e-mail naapid@aaps.k12.mi.us; www.naapid.org.

*October 17-20 Special education
Educational Therapy: Best Practices in the 21st Century. Sponsored by the Association of Educational Therapists, in Chicago. Contact: Cheryl Peugh, Association of Educational Therapists, (800) 286-4267; fax (818) 843-7423; e-mail aet@aetonline.org; www.aetonline.org.

*October 18 English
Fall Conference: Celebrate Teaching. Sponsored by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English, in Lansing, Mich. Contact: Julia Reynolds, 135 Wallinwood Ave. N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503; (616) 456- 9396; fax (616) 732-4581; e-mail JMRLiteracy@aol.com; www.msu.edu/user/mcte/mcte.html.

*October 18-19 Mathematics
NCTM Academy Institute on Geometry. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Kansas City, Mo. Deadline: Sept. 28. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840; fax (703) 476-2970; e-mail academy@nctm.org; www.nctm.org/academy.

*October 21, 22, and 25 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Akron, Ohio (Oct. 21); Cincinnati (Oct. 22); and Fargo, N.D. (Oct. 25). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 23-25 and 29-31 Achievement
ADAPTS Training: Assess, Disaggregate, Analyze, Plan, Transform, Sustain. Sponsored by the American Productivity and Quality Center, in Kalamazoo, Mich. (Oct. 23-25; deadline: Oct. 9); and Fort Wayne, Ind. (Oct. 29-31; deadline: Oct. 15). Contact Jessica Sellers, APQC, 123 N. Post Oak Lane, Third Floor, Houston, TX 77024; (713) 685-4652; fax (713) 685-4611; e-mail jsellers@apqc.org;
www.apqc.org/education
.

*October 24-25 Data
DataPoint Software Training. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Oct. 19. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www.nsse.org.

*October 24-25 English
Celebrate Kansas! Sponsored by the Kansas Association of Teachers of English, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Karen Ann Stous, KATE Conference Chair, 21085 O Rd., Holton, KS 66436; (785) 364-3390; e- mail kstous@mail.holton.k12.ks.us.; old.jccc.net/~aanders/kate/.

*October 24-26 Ethnic education
High Achievement for Latino Learners: The Tools to Make It Happen. Sponsored by the Chicago Area Hispanic Consortium, in Chicago. Contact: TW Branun and Associates, (800) 531- 0082 or (604) 465- 8499; fax (866) 465-2325 or (604) 465-2325;
e-mail info@twblearn.com; www.twblearn.com/conferences.html.

*October 25-26 English
The Heart of the Matter in the English Language Arts Classroom. Sponsored by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English, in Springfield, Ill. Contact: Mary Lou Flemal, IATE, English Department, Campus Box 4240, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4240; (815) 756-2233 or (815) 754-2144; e-mail mlflemal@tbcnet.com; www.iateonline.org.

*October 25-27 Writing
Midwest Writing Centers Association Conference: Learning With Writing Tutors. Sponsored by the Midwest Writing Centers Association, in Lawrence, Kan. For more information, contact: Michele Eodice, University of Kansas, Continuing Education, 1515 St. Andrews Dr., Lawrence, KS 66047-1625; (785) 864-5823 or (877) 404-5823; fax (785) 864-4871; e-mail michele@ku.edu; www.writing.ku.edu/ncptw-mwca.

*October 28, 29, and 30 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Des Moines, Iowa (Oct. 28); Madison, Wis. (Oct. 28); Salina, Kan. (Oct. 28); Milwaukee (Oct. 29); Sioux City, Iowa (Oct. 30); and Wichita, Kan. (Oct. 30). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 30-November 1 Data
Seize the Data! Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Oct. 25. For more information, contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www.nsse.org.

*October 30-November 1 Scholarships
ScholarShop Coordinator Orientation and Professional-Development Session. Sponsored by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, in Minneapolis. Contact: CSFA, 1505 Riverview Rd., St. Peter, MN 56082; (800) 537-4180; fax (507) 931-9168; e-mail cfreeman@csfa.org; www.csfa.org.

*October 31-November 2 languages
The Professional C’s: Collaboration, Collegiality, Commitment. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, 
in Appleton, Wis. Contact: E. R. Lowry, President, WAFLT, Classical Studies, Ripon College, P.O. Box 248, Ripon, WI 54971; (920) 748-8710; e-mail lowrye@ripon.edu; www.waflt.org.


South
*October 15 and 17 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Natchez, Miss. (Oct. 15); and Greenville, Miss. (Oct. 17). For more information, contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333- 4278; e-mail
info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 17-19 Behavior
14th Annual International Conference. Sponsored by Children and Adults With Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Marsha Bokman, CHADD, 8181 Professional Pl., Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 301-7070, ext. 118; fax (301) 306-7071; e- mail marsha_bokman@chadd.org; www.chadd.org.

*October 17-19 Character education
Cultivating Citizens for a Changing World. Sponsored by the Character Education Partnership, in New Orleans. For more information, contact: Iris Wyatt, Character Education Partnership, 1025 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296-7743, ext. 12; fax (202) 296- 7779; e-mail lwyatt@character.org; www.character.org.

*October 18-19 Gifted education
Discussing Gifted Topics in the Tropics. Sponsored by the Florida Association for the Gifted, in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla. For more information, contact: Art Dimter, Pinellas County Schools Gifted Program, 8625 Oriole Lane, Seminole, FL 33777; (727) 588-6037; fax (727) 588-6441; e-mail dimtera@pinellas.k12.fl.us.

*October 20-23 Dropouts
92nd Annual Dropout and Delinquency Prevention Conference. Sponsored by the International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers, in Alexandria, Va. For more information, contact: Darryl Norwood, (443) 845-1490; e-mail darryl_norwood@fc.mcps.k12.md.us; www.iappw.com.

*October 21 and 22 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Memphis, Tenn. (Oct. 21); Petersburg, Va. (Oct. 21); and Charlottesville, Va. (Oct. 22). For more information, contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 23, 24, and 25 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Fairfax, Va. (Oct. 23); Houston (Oct. 24); Dallas (Oct. 25); and Midland, Texas (Oct. 25). For more information, contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 24-25 English
Teaching Challenges: Building Bridges to Literacy. Sponsored by the Mississippi Council of Teachers of English, in Jackson, Miss. Contact: Deborah LeSure-Wilbourn, (662) 562-3253; e-mail deborahw@gmi.net.

*October 24-26 Safety
Student Victimization: 12th International Conference on Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campus. Sponsored by the Safe Schools Coalition, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: David Andersen, Safe Schools Coalition, 5351 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217; (800) 537-4933; fax (941) 778- 6818; www.ed.mtu.edu/safe.

*October 24-26 Science
NSTA Eastern Area Convention. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Third Floor, Arlington, VA 22201- 3000; (703) 312-9371; fax (703) 243-7177; e-mail carla.daniels@nsta.org; www.nsta.org/conventions.

*October 28 and 29 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Oct. 28); and Chattanooga, Tenn. (Oct. 29). For more information, contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e- mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 29 Special education
Effective Strategies and Accommodations. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. For more information, contact: Gaye Thompson, Hill Center, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489- 7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*October 30-November 3 Diversity
We the People: Fulfilling the Promise of Democracy and Equity Through Multicultural Education. Sponsored by the National Association for Multicultural Education, in Crystal City, Va. For more information, contact: Brenda Tolliver, NAME, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-6263; fax (202) 628-6264; e-mail name@ nameorg.org; www.nameorg.org.

*October 31-November 2 Service learning
Southern Institute on Service 
Learning. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/ Network, the South Carolina Department of Education, and the National Service Learning Exchange, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, contact: NDPC/N, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631-1555; (864) 656- 2599; fax (864) 656- 0136; e-mail ndpc@clemson.edu; www.dropoutprevention.org.


West
*October 16-17 Ethics
Pruning the Moral Thicket. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Pasadena, Calif. For more information, contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax (404) 355-4435;
www.csee.org.

*October 16-19 Rural education
94th Annual Conference: Journey to Discovery. Sponsored by the National Rural Education Association, in Portland, Ore. Deadline: Oct. 2. Contact: Bob Mooneyham, NREA, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 227, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019; (405) 325-7959; fax (405) 325-7959; e-mail bmooneyham@ou.edu; www.nrea.net.

*October 17 and 18 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Helena, Mont. (Oct. 17); and Kalispell, Mont. (Oct. 18). Contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 17-18 English
MEA-MFT Educators’ Conference. Sponsored by the Montana Assoc-
iation of Teachers of English Language Arts, in Missoula, Mont. For more information, contact: Kathy Holt, Montana State University-Billings; (406) 657-2337; e-mail kholt@msubillings.edu; www.mea-mft.org.

*October 23, 24, and 25 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Modesto, Calif. (Oct. 23); Denver (Oct. 24); and Napa Valley, Calif. (Oct. 25). For more information, contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e- mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

*October 24-26 Reading
Canadian/IRA Literacy Conference: Exemplary Practices in Literacy. Sponsored by the British Columbia Literacy Council of the International Reading Association, in Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, contact: International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600; fax (302) 731-1057; www.reading.org.

*October 24-26 Science
Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics. Sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, in Honolulu. For more information, contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 737-2061; www.pdp2061.org.

*October 24-26 Technology
National Fall Conference. Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators Inc., in Sacramento, Calif. For more information, contact: Computer-Using Educators Inc., 1210 Marina Village Pkwy., Suite 100, (510) 814-6630; fax (510) 814-0195; e-mail cueinc@cue.org; www.cue.org.

*October 30-November 3 Gifted education
49th Annual Convention: Ascending New Peaks. Sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, in Denver. Deadline: Oct. 4. For more information, contact: Lancey Boros, Convention Manager, NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785- 4268; fax (202) 785- 4248; e-mail nagc@nagc.org; www.nagc.org.

*October 31-November 2 Middle schools
29th Annual Conference and Exhibit: Building Bridges to the Future. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Portland, Ore. For more information, contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Pkwy., Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730 or (800) 528-6672; fax (614) 895-4750; e- mail info@nmsa.org; www.nmsa.org.

*November 4 Mathematics
Hands-On Equations. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Santa Cruz, Calif.; and Spokane, Wash. For more information, contact: Agency for Instructional Technology, P.O. Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail info@ait.net; www.ait.net.

 —Vanessa Dea

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