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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

*September 23 TESTING

National SAT I Conference. Sponsored by Hofstra University, in Hempstead, N.Y. Contact: Barbara Calvo- Moran or Martin Blum, HU, Hempstead, NY 11549; (516) 463-5750; www.hofstra.edu.

*September 24-26 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

2003 No Child Left Behind Summit. Sponsored by the Performance Institute, in Washington, D.C. Contact: James Simpson, PI, 1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 894-0481; fax (703) 894-0482; e-mail simpson@performanceweb.org; www.performanceweb .org/education/s133/s133.htm.

*September 24-26 SCHOOL SAFETY

Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program, Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Hartford, Conn. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104- 2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*September 25 ASSESSMENT

Assessment Summit. Sponsored by the Association of American Publishers School Division, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Lydia Sutton, AAPSD, 50 F St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 220-4547; fax (202) 347-3690; e-mail lsutton@publishers.org; www.publishers.org.

*September 25 EDUCATION FUNDING

2003 Legislative Conference: Strengthening America's Future. Sponsored by the Committee for Education Funding, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: Adenike Akintilo, CEF, 122 C St. N.W., Suite 280, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 383-0083; fax (202) 383-0097; e-mail akintilo@cef.org; www.cef.org.

*September 30 BEHAVIOR

Social and Emotional Learning Seminar: Educating the Heart and Mind. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Pittsburgh. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 6203; fax (206) 343-1445; e- mail storgan@cfchildren.org; www.cfchildren.org.

*September 30- October 1 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Rochester, N.Y. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax (508) 647-0062;e-mail labsafe@aol.com; www.labsafety.org.

*October 4 BEHAVIOR

Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop: Understanding and Working With Bullies and Scapegoats in School Settings. Sponsored by Bergen Community College and GroupWorks for Education, in Paramus, N.J. Deadline: Sept. 23. Contact: Dr. Toby Feinson, GroupWorks for Education, 39-15 D'Auria Dr., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; (201) 819-9285; e-mail drtoby@groupswork.org.

*October 9- 10 ACCOUNTABILITY

Seminar: Improving the Validity of States' Standards-Based Assessment and Accountability Systems. Sponsored by the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment and WestEd, in Nashua, N.H. Deadline: Sept. 5. For more information, contact: Laura Lee Lebel, P.O. Box 351, Dover, NH 03820; (603) 516-7900; fax (603) 516-7910; e-mail llebel@nciea.org; www.nciea.org.

*October 27-29 MATHEMATICS

Academy for Professional Development Algebra Institute. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Mystic, Conn. Deadline: Sept. 26. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-9988; (800) 235-7566; www.nctm.org/academy.

*November 19- 20 FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Annual conference. Sponsored by the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages, in Philadelphia. Deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: Peggy Boyles, Putnam City Schools, 9705 Briarcreek Dr., Oklahoma City, OK 73162; (405) 495- 5200, ext. 1223; fax (405) 491-7514; e-mail peggyboyles@cox.net; http://ivc.uidaho.edu/nadsfl.

Midwest/Plains

*September 22 & 23 BEHAVIOR

Social and Emotional Learning Seminar: Educating the Heart and Mind. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in East Lansing, Mich. (Sept. 22), and Detroit (Sept. 23). Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 6203; fax (206) 343- 1445; e-mail storgan@cfchildren.org; www.cfchildren.org.

*September 22- 24 SCHOOL SAFETY

Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program, Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Peoria, Ill. For more information, contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200; fax (206) 343- 1445; www.cfchildren.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.

*September 24-25 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Akron, Ohio. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax (508) 647-0062; e-mail labsafe@aol.com; www.labsafety.org.

*September 25 & 26 BEHAVIOR

Social and Emotional Learning Seminar: Educating the Heart and Mind. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Cleveland (Sept. 25) and Columbus, Ohio (Sept. 26). For more information, contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 6203; fax (206) 343-1445; e-mail storgan@cfchildren.org; www.cfchildren.org.

*September 25- 27 SEX EDUCATION

Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality. Sponsored by the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, in Minneapolis. Contact: Bill Herring, NCSAC, P.O. Box 725544, Atlanta, GA 31139; e-mail herring@mindspring.com; www.ncsac.org.

*September 29 BEHAVIOR

Social and Emotional Learning Seminar: Educating the Heart and Mind. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Cincinnati. Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 6203; fax (206) 343-1445; e- mail storgan@cfchildren.org; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 2-3 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

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: Sept. 26. Contact: 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.

*October 4 READING

Arts Integration Seminar: Storytelling Across Cultures. Sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, in Cleveland. Deadline: 7 days before event. Contact: Emily Davidson, YAGC, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite C203, Cleveland, OH 44120; (216) 561-5014; fax (216) 561-3444; e- mail emily@yagc.org; www.yagc.org.

South

*September 17 MATHEMATICS

Hands-On Math. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, N.C. 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*September 17 MENTAL HEALTH

Conference—Child Sexual Abuse: Evaluation, Treatment, and Legal Issues. Sponsored by the American Association for Sexual Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, in Louisville, Ky. Deadline: Sept. 16. Contact: Bill Finger, AASECT; (804) 644-3288;e-mail wwfinger@yahoo.com; www.aasect.org.

*September 19-20 ACCOUNTABILITY

8th Annual Conference: Lead, Follow or Make Way! Setting the Stage for Student Success. Sponsored by the Education Leaders Council, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Todd Johnson, ELC, 1225 19th St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 261- 2639; fax (202) 261-2638; e-mail info@educationleaders.org; www.educationleaders.org.

*September 22 FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Foreign Language Strategies. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, N.C. 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489- 7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*September 25 TEACHER EDUCATION

Study Skills for the Elementary and Middle School Student. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, N.C. 27705-6010; (919) 489- 7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*October 3-4 WRITING

Write Here! Write Now! Sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English, in Rome, Ga. Deadline: Sept. 22. Contact: Alan Perry, GCTE, 944 Highway 114, Summerville, GA 30747; (706) 857-4696; fax (706) 857-2565; e-mail aperry4214@aol.com; www.gcte.net.

*October 9-11 LITERACY

Regional Fall Conference: Confluence 2003. Sponsored by the North Carolina English Teachers Association, in New Bern, N.C. Deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: George Mewborn, NCETA, P.O. Box 5, Snow Hill, NC 28580; (252) 747-3864; fax (252) 751-7202; e- mail georgemewborn@earthlink.net; www.nceta.info.

*October 15-18 ECONOMICS

Annual Economic Education Conference. Sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education, in New Orleans. Deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: Gwen Pajotte, NCEE, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036; (212) 730- 1792; fax (212) 730-1793;e-mail gpajotte@ncee.net; www.ncee.net/conference.

*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 mbramsi@ashaweb.org.

West

*September 17-19 SCHOOL SAFETY

Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program, Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in San Francisco. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104- 2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*September 21-24 MAGNET SCHOOLS

2003 Grant Writing Workshop. Sponsored by the Magnet Schools of America and the National Association of Magnet School Development, in Las Vegas. Deadline: Sept. 15. Contact: Judith Stein, MSA, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 824-0672; fax (202) 638-7865; e-mail nationaldirector@magnet- dc.org; www.magnet.edu.

*September 23-24 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Spokane, Wash. For more information, contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647- 1900; fax (508) 647-0062; e-mail labsafe@aol.com; www.labsafety.org.

*September 26- 28 FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Multiple Language Literacy Conference: Policies to Build Successful Multiple Language Literacy Programs in Schools. Sponsored by the International Reading Association, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Deadline: Aug. 25. For more information, contact: Crystal Jackson, IRA, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 272; e-mail cjackson@reading.org; www.reading.org.

*September 29- October 1 SCHOOL SAFETY

Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program, Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Seattle. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 29-November 1 AD/HD

AD/HD Through the Years: From Science to Practice. Sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, in Denver. Contact: Marsha Bokman, CHADD, 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 306-7070, ext. 108; fax (301) 306-7091; e- mail marsha_bokman@chadd.org; www.chadd.org.

*October 29-November 1 AD/HD

15th Annual CHADD International Conference. Sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, in Denver. Deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: Marsha Bokman, CHADD, 8181 Professional Place, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 306-7070, ext. 118; fax (301) 306-7090;e-mail marsha_bokman@chadd.org; www.chadd.org.

—By Lillian Hsu & Marianne Hurst

Vol. 15, Issue 1, Pages 56-59

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