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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

*November 14-15 COMMUNITY SERVICE
Community Service Workshop. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in New York City. Deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 298-4899; fax (404) 355-4435;e-mail
[email protected]; www.csee.org.

*November 14-15 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
National Conference: Stepping Forward Together. Sponsored by the Foundation for Excellent Schools, in Bolton Landing, NY. Contact: Rick Dalton, FES, 1634 Route 30, Cornwall, VT 05753; (802) 462-3170; fax (802) 462-3180; e-mail [email protected]; www.fesnet.org.

*November 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; e-mail [email protected]; www.lesley.edu.

*November 15 ACHIEVEMENT
Preventing Academic Failure: Part I. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 301 E. 29th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; fax (212) 722-6555; e-mail [email protected]; www.churchillcenter.org.

*Novembe r 15 MENTAL HEALTH
National Conference Protecting the Emotional Health of the New Educators: Maintaining Sanity in the Midst of Chaos. Sponsored by GroupWorks for Education, in Long Branch, N.J. Contact: Dr. Toby Feinson, GroupWorks for Education, 39-15 D'Auria Dr., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; (201) 819-9285; e-mail [email protected].

*November 15 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Workshop: Antisocial Behavior Management in the Classroom. Sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Special Education, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Susan Kando, LUCSE, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 349-8260 or (800) 999-1959, ext. 8260; e-mail [email protected]; www.lesley.edu.

*November 17-18 ARTS EDUCATION
15th Annual Unified Arts Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Sullivan, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01913; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail [email protected]; www.nelms.org.

*November 17-19 EARLY CHILDHOOD
Early Childhood Institute. Sponsored by Lesley University, in Framingham, Mass. Contact: Kari Nygaard, LU, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 999- 1959, ext. 8922; fax (617) 349-8125; e-mail [email protected]; www.lesley.edu/kc.

*November 19-21 SCHOOL SAFETY
Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program, Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Boston. 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.

*November 19- 22 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
66th Annual NYS AHPERD Conference: Passion and Commitment: The Foundation For Excellence. Sponsored by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, in Buffalo, N.Y. Contact: Linda Serow, Conference Director, NYS AHPERD, 77 N. Ann St., Little Falls, NY 13365; (315) 823-1015; fax (315) 823-1012; e-mail [email protected]; www.nysahperd.org.

*November 21-23 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Conference. Sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in Philadelphia. For more information, contact: Louise Patierno, ACTFL, 6 Executive Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701; (914) 963-8830; fax (914) 963- 1275; e-mail [email protected]; www.actfl.org.

*November 22 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Living Classrooms Workshop. Sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Peaceable Schools, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCPS, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 349-8134 or (800) 999-1959, ext. 8134; e-mail [email protected]; www.lesley.edu/peace.html.

*Dec ember 1-2 ACCOUNTABILITY
Developing Grading and Reporting Systems for Student Learning. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Washington, D.C. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578- 9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*December 1-2 AT-RISK YOUTH
High Achievement for High-Poverty Learners: Practices for Success. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Washington, D.C. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311- 1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*December 1-3 COLLABORATION
Data-Driven Dialogue: Practical Strategies for Collaborative Inquiry. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Washington, D.C. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311- 1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*December 1-3 INSTRUCTION
Instructional Strategies That Promote and Improve Student Learning. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Washington, D.C. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311- 1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*December 3-7 BOARDING SCHOOLS
2003 TABS Conference. Sponsored by the Association of Boarding Schools, in Boston. Contact: ABS, 4455 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite A-200, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 966-8705; fax (202) 966-8708; e-mail [email protected]; www.schools.com.

*December 11-12 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Math and Science at the Middle-Level Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Sullivan, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail [email protected]; www.nelms.org.

*December 13 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Collaboration and Communication with Families Workshop. Sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Special Education, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Susan Kando, LUCSE, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 999-1959, ext. 8260 or (617) 349-8260; e-mail [email protected]; www.lesley.edu.

*December 16-17 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Worcester, Mass. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax (508) 647-0062; [email protected]; www.labsafety.org.

*February 8-12 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
International Recruitment Center Conference. Sponsored by the International Schools Services, in New York City. Deadline: Dec. 1. Contact: Jane Larsson, ISS, 15 Roszel Rd., P.O. Box 5910, Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 452-0990; fax (609) 452-2690; e-mail [email protected]; www.iss.edu.

*March 18-19 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
2004 National Conference: Summer Learning for All—Programs, Policy, and Research. Sponsored by the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore. Deadline: Dec. 19. Contact: Toni Decker, JHU; (410) 516-3962; e-mail [email protected]; www.summerlearning.org.

Midwest/Plains

*November 13-15 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Fall Forum 2003: Making a Place of Meaning. Sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Brett Bradshaw, CES, 1814 Franklin St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 433-1451; fax (510) 433-1455; e-mail
[email protected]; www.essentialschools.org.

*Novem ber 13-15 SCIENCE
NSTA Regional Conference. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 312-9371; (703) 841-0250; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsta.org.

*November 14-16 SOCIAL STUDIES
83rd Annual Conference: The Power of One. Sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, in Chicago. Contact: Ella McDowell, NCSS, 8555 16th St., Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588-1800, ext. 109; fax (301) 588-2049; e- mail [email protected]; www.ncss.org.

*November 18-19 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Chicago. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647- 1900; fax (508) 647-0062; e-mail [email protected]; www.labsafety.org.

*November 19-21 CAREERS
25th Annual Career Education Association Conference. Sponsored by the Career Education Association, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Marcia Helentjaris, CEA, 585 E. Livingston St., Celina, OH 45822; (419) 586-7060; fax (419) 586- 9503; e-mail [email protected]; www.c-e-a.org.

*November 20-21 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: five 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.

*November 20-21 TEACHER COMPENSATION
National Conference on Teacher Compensation and Evaluation. Sponsored by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, in Chicago. Contact: Lisa Armstrong, CPRE, UW-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263- 4260; fax (608) 263-9390;e-mail [email protected]; www.wcer.wisc.edu/cpre/conferenc e.

*November 20-23 ACCOUNTABILITY
2003 Conference & Exhibit—Leave No School Behind: Challenges and Opportunities. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in St. Louis. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail [email protected]; www.pdkintl.org.

*November 21 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Facilitating Students' Engagement in Learning. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; (608) 262-7419; e-mail [email protected]; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach.

*November 22-25 TECHNOLOGY
2003 Midwest Education Technology Conference. Sponsored by Technology Information Education Solutions, in Minneapolis. Contact: Barbara Raygor, TIES, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., Saint Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-6523; fax (651) 999- 6598; e-mail [email protected]; www.ties.k12.mn.us/ties2003.

*December 1-2 DROPOUTS
Truancy: Principles and Practices of Effective Interventions. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; (608) 262- 7419; e-mail [email protected]; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach.

*December 6 READING
Arts Integration Seminar: Exploring Tom Sawyer Through Drama. Sponsored by 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 [email protected]; www.yagc.org.

*December 10-13 SPECIAL EDUCATION
2003 TASH Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Association for the Severely Handicapped, in Chicago. Deadline: Nov. 28. Contact: Denise Marshall, TASH, 29 W. Susquehana Ave., Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21204; (410) 828-8274, ext. 103; e-mail [email protected]; www.tash.org.

South

*November 17 ACHIEVEMENT
Enhancing Student Learning Through Brain-Based Strategies. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Dallas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail
[email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*November 17-18 LEADERSHIP
Building Leadership Capacity Through Shared Responsibility for Student Learning. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Dallas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*November 17-18 READING
Reading is a Multi-Subject Curriculum: Strategies for Reading Non-Fiction and Fiction. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Dallas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*November 18 BEHAVIOR
Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plan: Doing It Right. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*November 18 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
Classroom Management That Works. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Dallas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e- mail [email protected]; www.ascd.org.

*November 19-21 SCHOOL SAFETY
Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program, Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in New Orleans. 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.

*December 3-6 COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Creating Communities of Learning... No One Left Behind. Sponsored by the National Community Education Association, in New Orleans. Contact: NCEA, 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91-A, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 359-8973; fax (703) 359- 0972; e-mail [email protected]; www.ncea.com.

*December 5-7 EARLY CHILDHOOD
National Training Institute. Sponsored by Zero to Three, in New Orleans. Contact: ZTT, 2000 M St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 638-1144; fax (202) 638-0851;e-mail [email protected]; www.zerotothree.org.

*December 6- 9 HIGHER EDUCATION
Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Joint Commissions for Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Schools. Sponsored by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Lucille Welzant-Hayden, 1866 Southern Ln., Decatur, GA 30033; (404) 679-4501 ext. 565 or (800) 248-7701; fax (404) 679-4533; e-mail [email protected]; www.sacs.org.

*December 6-10 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
35th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, in New Orleans. Contact: NSDC, P.O. Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax (513) 523-0638; e-mail [email protected].

*December 7-10 TECHNOLOGY
Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning. Sponsored by the ASPIRA Association and the Council for Opportunity in Education, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contact: ASPIRA Association, 1444 I St. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 825-3600; fax (202) 835-3613; www.aspira.org.

*December 9-10 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Tampa, Fla. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647- 1900; fax (508) 647-0062; [email protected]; www.labsafety.org.

*December 11-14 CAREER EDUCATION
Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo. Sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Julia Richardson, ACTE, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 683-3111; fax (703) 683-7424; e-mail [email protected]; www.acteonline.org.

*December 17- 18 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Richmond, Va. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647- 1900; fax (508) 647-0062; [email protected]; www.labsafety.org.

West

*November 19-20 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Bakersfield, Calif. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760; (508) 647-1900; fax (508) 647-0062; e-mail
[email protected]; www.labsafety.org.

*November 20-22 MATHEMATICS
Canadian Regional Conference: Taking Mathematics to the Nth Degree. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (800) 235-7566; fax (703) 476-2970; www.nctm.org/meetings/edmonton.

*November 20-25 ENGLISH
2003 Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, in San Francisco. Contact: Customer Service Department, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (877) 369-6283; fax (217) 328-9645; e-mail [email protected]; www.ncte.org.

*November 21-23 HIGH SCHOOLS
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the California League of High Schools, in Monterey, Calif. Contact: CLHS, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (562) 430-3136; fax (562) 430-5607; e-mail [email protected]; www.clhs.net.

*November 24-25 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760- 2252; (508) 647-1900; fax (508) 647-0062; e-mail [email protected]; www.labsafety.org.

*December 2-3 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Reno, Nev. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax (508) 647-0062; [email protected]; www.labsafety.org.

*December 3-5 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.

*December 4-6 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
National Science Teachers Western Regional Convention. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in Reno, Nev. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 312-9371; (703) 841-0250; e- mail [email protected]; www.nsta.org.

*December 5-6 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Technology Integration Practicum. Sponsored by the WestEd Teacher Development Center, in Cupertino, Calif. Contact: Harlin Hansen, TDC, Portal School, 10300 N. Blaney Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014; (408) 252-3000, ext. 167; fax (408) 973-8259; e-mail [email protected] 2.ca.us; www.wested.org.

*December 15-17 MATHEMATICS
Academy for Professional Development Data Analysis and Probability Institute. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Denver. Deadline: Nov. 14. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191-9988; (800) 235-7566; www.nctm.org/academy.

*December 27-30 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Annual convention. Sponsored by the Modern Language Association of America, in San Diego. Contact: Maribeth T. Kraus, Director of Convention Programs, MLA, 26 Broadway, Third Floor, New York, NY 10004-1789; (646) 576-5000; fax (646) 576-9930; e-mail [email protected]; www.mla.org.

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