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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

May 14-17 PARTNERSHIPS

Partners in Education Institute 2003. Sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Partners in Education, JFKCPA, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, DC 20566-0001; (202) 416- 8806; fax (202) 416-8860; e-mail [email protected]; www.kennedy- center.org/partners.

*May 15 AESTHETIC REALISM

Through the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Interest Wins, Cynicism Loses in Students and Teachers. 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.

*June 23-27 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Institute in Catholic Identity: Called to Be Authentic. Sponsored by the Manhattan College Catholic School Administrator Program, in Riverdale, N.Y. Contact: Sister Remigia Kushner, CSAP, MC School of Education, Riverdale, NY 10471; (718) 862-7473; fax (718) 862-7816; e-mail [email protected]; http: //home.manhattan.edu/remigia.kushner//ICI/2003/index.html.htm.

* June 28-July 1 LITERACY

Literacy and Liberty: Roles and Responsibilities in a Media Age. Sponsored by the Alliance for a Media Literate America, in Baltimore. Contact: David Considine, (828) 262-2270;e-mail [email protected]; www.amlainfo.org.

*July 10-13 STANDARDS

Quality Educational Standards in Teaching Conference. Sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Lydia Ellis, AFT, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001; (800) 238-1133, ext. 5684; fax (202) 879-4537; e-mail [email protected]; www.aft.org.

*July 12-17 ETHICS

Summer Ethics Institute. 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.

*July 14-17 INTERMEDIATE-LEVEL LITERACY

20th Annual 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 [email protected]; www.lesley.edu.

*July 21-24 EARLY LITERACY

Early Literacy Institute: An Introduction to Guided Reading in a Good Literacy Program. 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 [email protected]; www.lesley.edu.

*July 22 EQUITY

2003 Forum on Educational Equity. Sponsored by the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, in Washington, D.C. Deadline: July 8. Contact: Forum Coordinator, AAUWEF, 1111 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 728- 7609; fax (202) 463-7169; e-mail [email protected]; www.aauw.org.

*July 23- 26 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

EDVentures 2003. Sponsored by the Association of Education Practitioners and Providers and the Educators in Private Practice Foundation, in Boston. Contact: Chris Yelich, Executive Director, AEPP/EPPF, P.O. Box 348, Watertown, WI 53094-0348; (800) 252-3280; fax (920) 206-1475; e- mail [email protected]; www.aepp.org.

*July 28-Aug.1 EDUCATION LAW

Education Law Institute. Sponsored by the Franklin Pierce Law Center, in Concord, N.H. Contact: Sarah Redfield, FPLC, 2 White St., Concord, NH 03301; (603) 228-1541, ext.1151; fax (603) 225-4016; e-mail [email protected]; www.piercelaw.edu

*July 31- August 3 DRAMA

AATE/ATHE Joint Conference. Sponsored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and the Association of Theatre in Higher Education, in New York City. Contact: Christy M. Taylor, AATE, ASU-Department of Theatre, P.O. Box 872002, Tempe, AZ 85287- 2002; (480) 965-6064; fax (480) 965-5351; e-mail [email protected]; www.aate.com.

*August 1-9 EDUCATION LAW

Mountain Northeast Region Summer Institute. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, in Boston. Contact: Susan Roe, Director of Professional Development, 5146 Douglas Fir Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax (818) 591-9330; e-mail [email protected].

*August 3-9 EDUCATION LAW

New York State We the People Summer Institute. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Michele Ringrose, Russell Sage College, 45 Terry St., Troy, NY 12180; (518) 244-2363; fax (518) 244- 3125; e-mail [email protected].

*August 11-15 K- 2 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; e- mail [email protected]; www.lesley.edu.

*August 18-22 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Schools-Attuned Training. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and the Peel District School Board, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Contact: David Leeder, Peel SD; (905) 890-1010;e-mail [email protected]; www.allkindsofminds.org.

*Oct ober 3-5 K-2 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; e-mail [email protected]; www.lesley.edu.

*October 9 AESTHETIC REALISM

The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Can End the Crisis in American Education: Teachers Tell How! 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.

*October 23-25 WRITING

National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. Sponsored by the International Writing Centers Association, in Hershey, Pa. Contact: Ben Rafoth, Conference Chairman, University of Pennsylvania English Department, Indiana, PA 15705; (724) 357- 3029; e-mail [email protected]; www.wc.iup.edu/2003conference.

*October 23-25 MIDDLE SCHOOLS

23rd Annual Conference. Sponsored by the New York State Middle School Association, in Syracuse, N.Y. Contact: Linda Ruest, NYSMSA, Erie 1 BOCES, 1050 Maryvale Dr., Checktowaga, NY 14225; e-mail [email protected]; www.nysmsa.org.

Midwest/Plains

May 7-8 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

The Well-Managed Classroom. 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 [email protected].

May 13-16 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Common Sense Parenting: Training for Parent Trainers. 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 [email protected].

*June 11-12 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

The Well- Managed Classroom. 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 [email protected].

*June 11-12 SAFETY

Safe and Effective Secondary Schools. 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.

*June 23-27 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 [email protected].

*June 28-30 INSTRUCTION

Conference on Differentiating Instruction. Sponsored by the Associationfor Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575- 5400; e-mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*June 28-July 1 STUDENT HEALTH

Partners With Children, Families, and Communities. Sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses, in Cincinnati. Contact: Gloria Durgin, NASN, P.O. Box 1300, Scarborough, ME 04070; (207) 883-2117; fax (207) 883- 2683; e-mail [email protected]; www.nasn.org

*July 14-18 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 [email protected].

*July 21-25 MATHEMATICS

Harris Institute: Introduction toProblem-Based Learning Design Institute. Sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. Deadline: June 15. Contact: Deb Gerdes, IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907- 5957; fax (630) 907-5946; e-mail [email protected]; www.imsa.edu/team/cpbl/cpbl.html .

*July 22-23 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

The Well-Managed Classroom. 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 [email protected].

*July 22-25 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.

*July 24-25 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

The Well-Managed Classroom for Catholic Schools. 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.

*July 28-August 1 MATHEMATICS

Summer Sleuths Institute: Introduction to Problem-Based Learning Coaching. Sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. Deadline: June 15. Contact: Deb Gerdes, IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5957; fax (630) 907-5946; e-mail [email protected]; www.imsa.edu/team/cpbl/cpbl.html

*July 31-August 5 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, in Chicago. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Carol E. Klein, Executive Director, AATSP, 423 Exton Commons, Exton, PA 19143-2451; (610) 363-7005; fax (610) 363-7116; e-mail [email protected]www.aatsp.org.

*August 2-6 PHYSICS

127th AAPT National Meeting. Sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, in Madison, Wis. Deadline: June 2003. Contact: Carol Heimpel, Director of Meetings & Exhibits, AAPT, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740; (301) 209-3340; fax (301) 209-0845; www.aapt.org.

*August 4- 6 HEALTH

10th Annual Summer Institute. Sponsored by the American School Health Association, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; (330) 678- 1601 ext. 127; (330) 678-4526; e-mail [email protected]; www.ashaweb.org.

*August 4-8 CURRICULUM

Understanding by Design Advanced Academy. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Cleveland. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*August 7-8 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

The Well-Managed Classroom. 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 [email protected]

*September 9-10 SAFETY

Safe and Effective Secondary Schools. 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; www.girlsandboystown.org.

*September 16-19 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Common Sense Parenting: Training for Parent Trainers. 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; www.girlsandboystown.org.

*September 22-26 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; www.girlsandboystown.org.

*October 2-3 MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Conference. Sponsored by the Association of Illinois Middle-Level Schools, in Tinley Park, Ill. Contact: Deb Schrock, AIMS, P.O. Box 11076, Champaign, IL 61826; (217) 333- 7104; fax (217) 333-2440; e-mail [email protected]; www.cprd.uiuc.edu/aims.

*October 2-3 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

Focusing on Student Performance Institute: Creating Research-Based Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline:5 days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843-6773; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsse.org.

*October 15-17 PARENT INVOLVEMENT

80th National African- American Parent Involvement Day Conference. Sponsored by NAAPID, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Contact: NAAPID, 4377 Textile Rd., Ypsilanti, MI 48197 or NAAPID, P.O. Box 2043, Ann Arbor, MI 48106; (800) 351-4097 or (734) 434-4611; fax (734) 434- 5281; e-mail [email protected]; www.naapid.org.

*October 15-18 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

32nd Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Society for Experiential Education, in Minneapolis. Contact: NSEE, 9001 Braddock Rd., Suite 380, Springfield, VA 22151; (800) 803-4170 or (703) 426-4268; fax (800) 528-3492 or (703) 426-8400; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsee.org.

*October 16-17 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

The Well-Managed Classroom. 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; www.girlsandboystown.org.

*October 16-17 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Seize the Data! Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: 5 days before event. For more information, contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843-6773; fax (847) 995-9088;e-mail [email protected]; www.nsse.org.

*October 16-18 SCHOLARSHIPS

National Conference and Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, in Chicago, Ill. Contact: CSFA, 1505 Riverview Rd., St. Peter, MN 56082; (800) 537-4180; fax (507) 931-9168; e- mail [email protected]www.csfa.org.

*October 22-25 RURAL EDUCATION

Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Rural Education Association, in Kearney, Neb. Contact: Bob Mooneyham, NREA, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 227, Norman, OK 74019; (405) 325-7959; fax (405) 325-7959; e-mail [email protected]www.nrea.net.

*October 23-24 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

A Bridge to Other Cultures Conference. Sponsored by the Michigan Foreign Language Association, in Lansing, Mich. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Tom Lovik, MFLA, Linguistics and Languages, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; (517) 355-3809; fax (517) 432-2736; e-mail [email protected]; www.mfla.org.

*October 23-24 LEADERSHIP

Leadership for Continuous Improvement: Strategies and Guidelines for Systemwide Planning and Support for Local Schools. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: 5 days before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843- 6773; fax (847) 995-9088;e-mail [email protected]; www.nsse.org

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South

*June 11-13 TECHNOLOGY

Alabama Educational Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Alabama State Department of Education, in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: Kathy Birdnow, ADE, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery, AL 35130; (334) 242-9594; fax (334) 353-5886; e-mail [email protected]; www.aetc.cc.

*June 16-18 SPECIAL EDUCATION

Hill Methodology Workshop. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*June 20- 25 COLLABORATION

2003 Conference. Sponsored by the National Peer Helpers Association, in Atlanta. Contact: NPHA, P.O. Box 32272, Kansas City, MO 64171-5272; (877) 314-7337; fax (913) 362-0735; email [email protected]; www.peerhelping.org.

*June 24 ELEMENTARY READING

Breaking the Code for Reading and Spelling Success. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*June 25 MIDDLE-LEVEL READING

Foundations for Fluent Reading and Writing. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*July 14- 18 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Hill Center Institute. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: Gaye Thompson, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489- 7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*July 21-25 INSTRUCTION

Instructional Leadership Academy. 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 [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*August 3-8 NEW TEACHERS

New Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, in Front Royal, Va. For more information, contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 8001 Franklin Farms Dr., Suite 100, Richmond VA 23229; (804) 282- 3592; fax (804) 282-3596; e-mail [email protected]; www.vais.org.

*August 6-8 TECHNOLOGY

Education Technology 2003. Sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology, in Arlington, Va. Deadline: July 23. Contact: Yvonne Beichner, SALT, 50 Culpeper St., Warrenton, VA 20816; (540) 347-0055; e-mail [email protected].

*September 23-26 CONTINUING EDUCATION

2003 Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Adult and Community Educators of Florida, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Contact: Valorie Boyd, ACE of Florida, 912 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32301; (850) 222-2233; fax (850) 222-0133;e-mail [email protected]; www.aceofflorida.org.

*October 2-5 URBAN SCHOOLS

Council of Urban Boards of Education Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National School Boards Association, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: Katrina Kelley, Director of CUBE, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsba.org/cube.

*October 8-11 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

2003 NTPN Conference. Sponsored by the National Tech Prep Network, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Kelli Kennedy, NTPN, 601 Lake Air Dr., Waco, TX 76710; (254) 772-8756 ext. 253; fax (254) 776-2306; e-mail [email protected]; www.ntpn.info.

*October 9-11 ENGLISH

Fall Conference: Confluence 2003. Sponsored by the North Carolina English Teachers Association, in New Bern, N.C. Deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: Linda G. Jobe, NCETA, P.O. Box 156, Halifax, NC 27839-0156; (252) 583- 5111; fax (252) 445- 5515; e- [email protected].

*October 15-19 HEALTH

School Health Beyond the Borders. Sponsored by the American School Health Association, in El Paso, Texas. Preregistration deadline: Sept. 26. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA, 7263 State Route 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; (330) 678-1601; fax (330) 678-4526; e-mail [email protected].

*November 2-3 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

2003 Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, in Richmond, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 8001 Franklin Farms Dr., Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23229; (804) 282-3592; fax (804) 282-3596; e- mail [email protected]; www.vais.org.

West

May 7-9 TECHNOLOGY

Technology Site Visit to Poway Unified School District. Sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s Education Technology Programs, in San Diego. Contact: Ann Flynn, Director of Education Technology, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsba.org/itte.

*June 4-6 CHARACTER EDUCATION

Connections in Character Education: An Institute for Educators and Researchers. Sponsored by Azusa Pacific University, in Azusa, Calif. Contact: Beverly Hardcastle Stanford, Center for Research in Ethics and Values, APU, 701 E. Foothill Blvd., Azusa, CA 91702; (626) 815-5363; fax (626) 815-5336; e-mail [email protected]; www.apu.edu/crev.

*June 8-11 TEACHER EDUCATION

Teacher Preparation and Certification. Sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, in Seattle. Contact: Roy Einreinhofer, NASDTEC, 39 Nathan Ellis Highway, PMB 134, Mashpee, MA 02649; (508) 539-8844; fax (508) 539-8868; e-mail [email protected]i.com; www.nasdtec.org.

*June 16- 20 SPACE  HISTORY AND LAW

Space Law. Sponsored by the Space Foundation, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Misty Garland, SF, 310 S. 14th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904; (719) 576-8000; fax (719) 576-8801; e-mail [email protected]; www.spacefoundation.org/educati on.

*June 23- 27 EARTH SCIENCE

Earth Systems Science. Sponsored by the Space Foundation, in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more information, contact: Misty Garland, SF, 310 S. 14th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904; (719) 576-8000; fax (719) 576-8801; e- mail [email protected]; www.spacefoundation.org/educati on.

*July 7-11 CURRICULUM

Understanding by Design Academy. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Los Angeles. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*July 7-11 SPACE BIOLOGY

Rocketry and the Biology of Living in Space. Sponsored by the Space Foundation, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Misty Garland, SF, 310 S. 14th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904; (719) 576-8000; fax (719) 576-8801; e- mail [email protected]; www.spacefoundation.org/educati on.

*July 9-12 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

2003 Institute for Staff Development. Sponsored by the National Academy Foundation, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact: Jenna Mandel, Associate Director, NAF Conferences, (212) 635-2400, ext. 224; fax (212) 635-2409; e-mail [email protected]; www.naf.org.

*July 10-12 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

SubSolutions 2003 Summer Conference. Sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University, in Park City, Utah. Deadline: June 10. Contact: STI/USU, 6516 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-6516; (800) 922- 4693; fax (435) 797-0944; e-mail [email protected]; http://subed.usu.edu.

*July 12- 16 PUBLIC RELATIONS

2003 Conference. Sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, in Denver. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Rd., Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax (301) 519-0494; e-mail [email protected]; www.nspra.org.

*July 14-18 BIOLOGY

Biology and Physical Research. Sponsored by the Space Foundation, in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more information, contact: Misty Garland, SF, 310 S. 14th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904; (719) 576-8000; fax (719) 576-8801; e-mail [email protected]; www.spacefoundation.org/educati on.

*July 21-25 ASTRONOMY

Astronomy Principles for the Classroom. Sponsored by the Space Foundation, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Misty Garland, SF, 310 S. 14th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904; (719) 576-8000; fax (719) 576-8801; e-mail [email protected]www.spacefoundation.org/educati on.

*July 22-29 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Annual Convention. Sponsored by the Christian Educators Association International, in Los Angeles. Contact: Judy Turpen, CEAI, (626) 798-1124;e- mail [email protected]; www.ceai.org.

*July 26 READING

National Institute on Reading Apprenticeship: Building Local Capacity for Middle and High School Reading Improvement. Sponsored by WestEd, in Oakland, Calif. 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 [email protected]; www.wested.org/stratlit.

* July 28-August 1 SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Space Technologies for the Classroom. Sponsored by the Space Foundation, in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more information, contact: Misty Garland, SF, 310 S. 14th St., Colorado Springs, CO 80904; (719) 576-8000; fax (719) 576-8801; e-mail [email protected]; www.spacefoundation.org/educati on.

*August 4-8 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Schools-Attuned Training. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and the Children’s Health Council, in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, contact: Karen Grites, CHC RTS; (650) 326-5530; e-mail [email protected]; www.allkindsofminds.org.

* August 11-16 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Schools- Attuned Training. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds and the Elementary School Consortium, in Kohala, Hawaii. For more information, contact: Ermile Hargrove, ESC RTS; (808) 247-9511; e-mail [email protected]; www.allkindsofminds.org.

* September 4-5 ACCOUNTABILITY

2003 CRESST Conference. Sponsored by the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, in Los Angeles. For more information, contact: Ronald Dietel, UCLA/CRESST, 300 Charles E. Young Dr. N., GSE & IS Bldg., Box 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095; (310) 794- 9168; fax (310) 825-3883; e-mail [email protected]www.cse.ucla.edu.

*October 9- 11 LEARNING DISABILITIES

25th International Conference on Learning Disabilities. Sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, in Bellevue, Wash. For more information, contact: CLD, P.O. Box 40303, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492- 8755; fax (913) 492-2546; www.cldinternational.org.

*October 9-11 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Courageous Leadership for School Success. Sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, in Monterey, Calif. For more information, contact: HOPE Foundation, 3925 Hagan St., Suite 105, P.O. Box 906, Bloomington, IN 47402- 0906; (812) 355-6000; fax (812) 323-8140; e-mail [email protected]; www.communitiesofhope.org.

*October 16-18 CHARACTER EDUCATION

Annual National Forum. Sponsored by the Character Education Partnership, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Merle Schwartz, CEP, 1025 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 1011, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296-7743 ext. 26; fax (202) 296-7779; e- mail [email protected]; www.character.org.

*October 16- 18 HISTORY

History and Biography: The Individual and Historical Change. Sponsored by the National Council for History Education and the California Department of Education, in Pasadena, Calif. Contact: Elaine W. Reed, NCHE, 26915 Westwood Rd., Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44107; (440) 835-1776; fax (440) 835-1295; e-mail [email protected]; www.history.org/nche.

*October 16-19 ARTS EDUCATION

Annual Conference: Culture, Language, and Dance Education. Sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Bill Evans, Dance Program Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; (505) 277-3660; fax (505) 277-9625; e-mail [email protected]; www.ndeo.org.

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