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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

*January 23 ARTS EDUCATION
Promising Practices for Unified Arts Teams. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*January 24 DATA
Using Data to Improve Instruction. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e- mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*January 27 CURRICULUM
Curriculum Mapping. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*January 28 ASSESSMENT

Varied Student Assessment Practices. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*January 29 CHARACTER EDUCATION
Developing Respectful Learners. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*January 30 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
The Ins and Outs of Transitions. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*February 1 LITERACY
Midwinter Saturday Seminar for Reading Recovery Teachers. Sponsored by Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; (617) 349-8490; e-mail literacy@mail.lesley.edu; www.lesley.edu.

*February 1- 3 DIVERSITY
Healing the Heart of Diversity Retreat. Sponsored by Healing the Heart of Diversity, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Monica R. Bryant, HHD, 712 Staunton Ave., Roanoke, VA 24016; (540) 343-5192; fax (540) 343-0407; email monicabryant@mindspring.com; www.healingtheheart.org.

*Februa ry 3 BEST PRACTICES
Best Middle-Level Instructional Practices. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in New Bedford, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*February 6- 7 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
From Assignment to Assessment: Inspiring a Passion for Quality Work. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Philadelphia. 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.

*February 6-7 INSTRUCTION
Enhancing the Instructional Environment of Diverse Learners. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Philadelphia. 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.

*February 6-7 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Understanding by Design and School Culture: Developing and Enhancing a Results-Oriented School. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Philadelphia. 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.

*February 7-8 LITERACY
Midwinter Literacy Institute: Guiding Readers and Writers in the Intermediate Grade Classroom. Sponsored by Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349- 8402; (617) 349-8490; e-mail literacy@mail.lesley.edu; www.lesley.edu.

*February 7-9 LITERACY
Early Literacy Institute: Clay’s Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. Sponsored by Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; (617) 349-8490; e-mail literacy@mail.lesley.edu; www.lesley.edu.

*February 7- 9 RELIGION
Religion, Ethics, and the Media. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Washington, D.C. 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.

*February 14-15 ENGINEERING
National Engineers Week at Carnegie Science Center. Sponsored by the Carnegie Science Center and the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, in Pittsburgh. Contact: Janet Henke, CSC, 1 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212-5850; (412) 237-1640; fax (412) 237-3375; e-mail henkej@csc.clpgh.org; www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

*March 6 INSTRUCTION
Differentiated Instruction. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Westboro, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*March 13-16 FOREIGN LANGUAGES
10th Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting. Sponsored by the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, in Purchase, N.Y. Contact: George Castellanos, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY 10577; e-mail castellanosg@mvlle.edu.

*March 14-15 LITERACY
13th Annual Literacy and Learning Institute. Sponsored by the East Suffolk BOCES and the New York State Education Department, in Melville, N.Y. Contact: Joan Daly- Lewis, (631) 244-4201; fax (631) 244-4216; e-mail jdalylew@sricboces.org.

*March 14-16 LITERACY
Early Literacy Institute: Clay’s Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement. Sponsored by Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; (617) 349-8490; e-mail literacy@mail.lesley.edu; www.lesley.edu.

*March 23-26 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
22nd Annual Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Providence, R.I. Deadline: March 1. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.


Midwest/Plains

*February 14-15 MATHEMATICS
Problem-Based Learning Symposium 2003. Sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. Contact: Deb Gerdes, IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506-1000; (630) 907-5957; fax (603) 907- 5946; e-mail
dgerdes@imsa.edu; www.imsa.edu/team/cpbl/cpbl.html .

*February 19-20 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
14th Annual State Conference. Sponsored by the Indiana Middle-Level Education Association, in Indianapolis. Contact: Sally S. Steward, Executive Director, IMLEA, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46208; (317) 940- 8036; e-mail ssteward@butler.edu; www.butler.edu.

*February 20-21 STUDENT MANAGEMENT
The Well-Managed Classroom. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource and Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; email nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

* February 20-22 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Symposium 2003: Rethinking Special Education and Behavior Disorders. Sponsored by the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: MSLBD, P.O. Box 40001, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-8755; fax (913) 492-2546; www.mslbd.org.

*February 21-23 ENGLISH
Assembly for Research Midwinter Conference. Sponsored by the Assembly for Research of the National Council of Teachers of English, in Minneapolis. Contact: Timothy Lensmire, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota, 159 Pillsbury Dr. S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455; (612) 625-2092; e- mail lensmire@umn.edu; www.education.umn.edu/ci/nctear .

*February 26- March 1 LEARNING ISSUES
40th Annual International Conference. Sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, in Chicago. Contact: Andrea Turkheimer, Conference Coordinator, LDAA, 4156 Library Rd., Suite 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15234; (412) 341-1515; fax (412) 344-0224; e-mail info@ldaamerica.org; www.ldaamerica.org.

*February 28- March 2 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
12th Annual Urban Conference on Middle Level Initiatives. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730 or (800) 528-6672; fax (614) 895-4750; e-mail info@nmsa.org; www.nmsa.org.

*March 3-7 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Specialized Classroom Management. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

* March 4-7 AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Before and After School Training of Trainers. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

*March 14 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Converting Assessment Results Into Effective Classroom Programming for Children With Autism. Sponsored by the Shaklee Institute, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Kim Soule, Shaklee Institute, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634- 8792; fax (316) 634-0555; email ksoule@heartspring.org; www.heartspring.org.


South

*January 22-23 AT-RISK YOUTH
Understanding Students Living in Poverty. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Orlando, Fla. 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.

*January 22-24 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Quality Teaching Makes the Difference. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Orlando, Fla. 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.

*January 23 MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES
Multiple Intelligences for Student and Teacher Success. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Orlando, Fla. 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.

*February 5-7 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Experienced Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 8001 Franklin Farms Dr., Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23229; (804) 282-3592; fax (804) 282-3596; e-mail joanfargis@vais.org; www.vais.org.

*February 7-8 ENGLISH
Conference. Sponsored by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts, in Lexington, Ky. Contact: Elizabeth Spalding, (859) 257-4127; e-mail emspal0@uky.edu.

*February 7-8 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Symposium on Middle- Level Teacher Preparation. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730 or (800) 528-6672; fax (614) 895-4750; email info@nmsa.org; www.nmsa.org.

*February 13-15 WRITING
Conference. Sponsored by the Southeastern Writing Center Association, in Charleston, S.C. Contact: Deanna Rogers, (704) 687-4226; fax (704) 687- 6988; e-mail drrogers@email.unc.edu.

*February 15-19 AT-RISK YOUTH
15th Annual America’s At-Risk Youth National Forum. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: John Peters, NDPC/N, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax (864) 656-0136; e-mail ndpc@clemson.edu; www.dropoutprevention.org.

*Fe bruary 20-22 ETHICS
Moral Instruction of Children: Middle School. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in New Orleans. 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.

*February 21-22 ENGLISH
Young Adult Voices. Sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English, in Jekyll Island, Ga. For more information, contact: Julie Rucker, (229) 386-8733 or (229) 468-9421; e-mail julie_rucker@breadnet.middle bury.edu.

*February 21-22 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Supporting High-Quality Programs: A Conference on the High/Scope Approach. Sponsored by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, in North Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Marianne McDonnell, HSERF, 600 N. River St., Ypsilanti, MI 48198-2898; (734) 485-2000, ext. 228; fax (734) 485- 4467; e-mail training@highscope.org; www.highscope.org.

*February 23- 26 AT-RISK YOUTH
14th Annual ConferenceSuccessful Programs for Empowering Youth: Overcoming Poverty, Violence, and Failure. Sponsored by the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Sybil Fickle or Shanelle Carr, GSU, (912) 681-5555; www2.gasou.edu/contedu/yar2003.html.

*February 27 MATHEMATICS
Multisensory Math: A Workshop for Middle and High School Teachers. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*February 28 WRITING
Academic Writing: Integrating Composition Skills for the High School Student. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*March 5-8 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Chaplains Conference. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in John’s Island, S.C. 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.

*March 10-12 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
28th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the North Carolina Middle School Association, in Greensboro, N.C. Contact: NCMSA, P.O. Box 5216, Pinehurst, NC 28374; (910) 235-3761; fax (910) 215-5567; e-mail info@ncmsa.net; www.ncmsa.net.

*March 13-15 TECHNOLOGY
Annual Conference and Exhibition: Advancing Information and Knowledge Through Innovation. Sponsored by the International Technology Education Association, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: ITEA, 1914 Association Dr., Suite 201, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 860-2100; fax (703) 860-0353; e-mail itea@iris.org; www.iteawww.org.


West

*February 2-8 EARLY CHILDHOOD
Social-Emotional Growth Module and Socialization and Group Care Module. Sponsored by the WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies, in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: Alicia Tuesta, WestEd, 180 Harbor Dr., Suite 112, Sausalito, CA 94965; (415) 289-2300; e-mail
atuesta@wested.org; www.pitc.org.

*February 8-12 YEAR-ROUND EDUCATION
Meeting the Mandate for Change. Sponsored by the National Association for Year-Round Education, in San Diego. Contact: Marilyn Stenvall, Executive Director, NAYRE, P.O. Box 711386, San Diego, CA 92171-1386; (619) 276-5296; fax (858) 571-5754; e-mail info@nayre.org; www.nayre.org.

*February 10-12 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Athletic Directors’ and Coaches’ Conference. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Los Angeles. 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.

*February 13-16 ENGLISH
Valuing the Voice of the Classroom Teacher. Sponsored by the California Association of Teachers of English, in Palm Springs, Calif. Contact: Carole LeCren, CATE, 4285 Asher St., Suite 29, San Diego, CA 92110-3668; (619) 276-7868; e-mail clecren@san.rr.com; www.CATEweb.org.

*February 27- March 1 SCHOOL-AGE CARE
2003 Conference. Sponsored by the National School- Age Care Alliance, in Salt Lake City. Contact: Resource Network, 19 Harrison St., Framingham, MA 01705; (800) 606-0061; fax (508) 879-4892; www.nsaca.org.

*March 5-7 INSTRUCTION
Lesson Design for Differentiating Instruction. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in San Francisco. 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.

*March 5-7 MENTORING
Learning-Focused Mentoring: Consulting, Collaborating, and Coaching for Professional Excellence. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in San Francisco. 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.

*March 5-7 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Understanding by Design: Teaching and Assessing for In-Depth, Engaging, and Effective Learning. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in San Francisco. 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.

*March 5-8 BILINGUAL EDUCATION
Everyone’s Children: Our English-Language Learners. Sponsored by the Arizona Learning Consortium, in Phoenix. 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.ht ml

*March 6-8 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
12th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, in Phoenix. Contact: Michel Van Eersel, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (434) 977-7550; fax (434) 977-0021; e-mail michel@coreknowledge.org; www.coreknowledge.org.

*March 27-29 CHARTER SCHOOLS
California Charter Schools Conference. Sponsored by the California Network of Educational Charters, in Anaheim, Calif. Deadline: Feb. 1. Contact: Susan Bragato, CANEC, 744 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070; (650) 654- 6003; fax (650) 654-4267; e-mail bragato@canec.org; www.canec.org.

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