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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

*March 12 DIVERSITY
Cultural Fluency Conference: Finding the Common Ground. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Equity Center, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Susan Shaffer, MAEC, 5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 655, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; (301) 657-7741, ext. 108; fax (301) 657-8782; e-mail sshaffer@maec.org; www.maec.org.

*March 18-21 EDUCATION LAW
National Conference—Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Unfinished Business of Brown v. Board of Education. Sponsored by Hood College, in Frederick, Md. Contact: Olivia White, HC, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701; (301) 696-3573; e-mail owhite@hood.edu; www.hood.edu/brownvboard.

*Marc h 20 JOB FAIR
National Minority Careers Education Expo. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and Tylin Promotions, in New York City. Contact: Fred Greenspan, TP, P.O. Box 1300, Massapequa, Long Island, NY 11758-0905; (516) 799-2274; fax (516) 795-1887;e-mail worldtradecenter@deptofed.org; www.deptofed.org.

*April 14-15 ETHICS
Ethics Colloquium. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Washington, D.C. Deadline: March 31. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 298-4899; fax (404) 355-4435; e-mail info@csee.org; www.csee.org.

*April 15-18 FOREIGN LANGUAGE

51st Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Sponsored by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in New York City. Deadline: March 15. Contact: Rebecca R. Kline, NECTFL, Dickinson College, P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013- 2896; (717) 245-1977; fax (717) 245-1976; e-mail nectfl@dickinson.edu; www.nectfl.org.

*April 21-24 MATHEMATICS
82nd Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Philadelphia. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; e-mail annlmtg@nctm.org; www.nctm.org/meetings.

*April 22- 25 MONTESSORI EDUCATION
2004 National Conference. Sponsored by the American Montessori Society, in Boston. Contact: Mimi Basso, AMS, 281 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010; (212) 358-1250; fax (212) 358-1256;e-mail mimi@amshq.org; www.amshq.org.

*April 28-30 SCHOOL SAFETY
Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Plymouth, Maine. 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.

*April 30-May 2 GIFTED EDUCATION
National Conference—Beyond IQ: Theory and Practice with the Highly and Profoundly Gifted. Sponsored by Gifted Conference Planners, in Boston. Contact: Josh Shaine, GCP; (978) 597-0977; fax (801) 729-5081; e- mailgiftedconferenceplanners@yahoo.com; www.giftedconferenceplanners.org .

Midwest/Plains

*March 20-23 READING
48th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Michigan Reading Association, in Detroit. For more information, contact: Gary Gillissie, MRA, 668 Three Mile Rd., Suite C, Grand Rapids, MI 49544; (616) 647-9310; fax (616) 647-9378;e-mail mra@michiganreading.org; www.michiganreading.org.

*March 27 READING
Arts Integration Seminar: Visualizing Literature through Art. Sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, in Cleveland. Deadline: March 20. For more information, 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.

*March 28-31 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
109th Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, in Chicago. Contact: Ron Stastney, NCA CASI, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 874705, Tempe, AZ 85287- 4705; (800) 525-9517, ext. 54485; fax (480) 965-8658;e-mail rstastney@ncacasi.org; www.ncacasi.org.

*March 29-30 EDUCATION REFORM
Second Annual Conference on Differentiation and Inclusive School Reform. Sponsored by the University ofWisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706- 1386; (608) 262-7419;e-mail outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu ; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

*April 1-3 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Making Connections. Sponsored by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in Dearborn, Mich. Deadline: March 8. For more information, contact: Patrick T. Raven, CSCTFL, P.O. Box 251, Milwaukee, WI 53201; (414) 405-4645; fax (414) 276-4650; e-mail csctfl@aol.com; www.centralstates.cc.

*April 2-3 PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Practical Parenting Partnerships Family Festival. Sponsored by the Practical Parenting Partnership Center, in Osage Beach, Mo. Contact: Darlene Robinett, PPP, 2412C Hyde Park Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65109; (573) 761-7770; fax (573) 761-7760; www.pppctr.org.

*April 2-4 ARTS EDUCATION
Weekend Retreat: The Arts and Assessment. Sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, in Cleveland. Deadline: March 29. 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.

*April 14-18 ARTS EDUCATION
|National Conference: Connect With Music. Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, in Minneapolis. Deadline: March 31. Contact: Pat Woofer, NAME; (800) 336-3768;e-mail patw@menc.org; www.menc.org.

*April 22 ASSESSMENT
Smart Choices for Intellectual Assessment. Sponsored by the Universityof Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; (608) 262-7419; e-mail outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu ; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

*April 23 TEACHER EDUCATION
Using Results To Get Results: Improving Teaching and Learning With the WKCE. 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 outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu ; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

*April 24 ARTS EDUCATION
Arts Integration Seminar: People on the Move. Sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, in Cleveland. Deadline: April 18. 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.

*April 28-May 1 DIVERSITY
White Privilege Conference 5. Sponsored by Central College, in Pella, Iowa. Deadline: April 1. Contact: Eddie Moore, CC, 812 University, Pella, IA 50219; (641) 628-5134; fax (641) 628-5338; e-mail mooree@central.edu; www.whiteprivilegeconference.com .

*April 29-30 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Workshops. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*April 29-30 TEACHER EDUCATION
How To Train, Support, and Evaluate Paraeducators. 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 outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu ; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

*June 28-July 31 LITERATURE
Milton's Paradise Lost in its 17th Century Contexts. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Arizona, in Tucson. Contact: Peter E. Medine, Department of English, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721; (520) 621-5539; fax (520) 621-7397; e-mail medine@u.arizona.edu.

South

*March 17-19 BEST PRACTICES
Workshops. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575- 5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*March 17-20 LEARNING DISABILITIES
41st Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, in Atlanta. Contact: Jane Browning, LDAA, 4156 Library Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15234; (412) 341-1515; fax (412) 344-0224; e-mail info@ldaamerica.org; www.ldaamerica.org.

*March 18 TEACHER EDUCATION
Workshop: Learning Strategies. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466; www.hillcenter.org.

*March 18-20 READING
37th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Virginia State Reading Association, in Richmond, Va. Contact: Beth Check, VSRA Executive Secretary, P.O. Box 2426, Poquoson, VA 23662; bethcheck@aol.com.

*March 20-22 CURRICULUM
Annual Conference and Exhibit Show. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400;e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*March 24-27 ENGLISH
Annual Convention: Making Composition Matter. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, in San Antonio. Contact: NCTE Customer Service Department, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 278-3849 or (877) 369-6283; fax (217) 328-9645; e-mail public_info@ncte.org; www.ncte.org.

*March 24-27 SPACE EDUCATION
37th Annual National Congress on Aviation and Space Education: Teaching Today for Tomorrow. Sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Air Force, in Atlanta. Contact: Judy Stone, National Headquarters, CAP, 105 S. Hansell St., Bldg. 714, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332; (334) 953-7590.

*March 28-31 SERVICE LEARNING
National Service Learning Conference. Sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Rebecca Cape, NYLC, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., Suite D300, St. Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-7365; fax (651) 631-2955; e-mail nylcinfo@nylc.org; www.nylc.org.

*April 1-4 SCIENCE
National Convention. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in Atlanta. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 312-9371; fax (703) 841-0250; e-mail carladaniels@nsta.org; www.nsta.org.

*April 4-5 TECHNOLOGY
Second Annual Technology Retreat. Sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, in Richmond, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 6802 Paragon Place, Suite 525, Richmond, VA 23230; (804) 282-3592; fax (804) 282-3596; e- mail joanfargis@vais.org; www.vais.org.

*April 13-17 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Annual Convention and Expo. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, in New Orleans. Contact: Victor Erickson, CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 264-9454; fax (703) 264-1637; e-mail victore@cec.sped.org; www.cec.sped.org.

*April 18-20 ACCOUNTABILITY
2004 Effective Strategies Institute on No Child Left Behind. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, in Tunica, Miss. Contact: NDPC, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax (864) 656-0136; e- mail ndpc@clemson.edu; www.dropoutprevention.org.

*Ap ril 18-22 EQUITY
Magnet Schools of America Conference 2004. Sponsored by the Magnet Schools of America, in Raleigh, N.C. For more information, contact: Judith Stein, MSA, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 824-0672; fax (202) 638-7895; e- mailnationaldirector@magnet-dc.org; www.magnet.edu.

*June 25-July 23 SKILLSDEVELOPMENT
Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators. Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute, in Boone, N.C. Deadline: April 16. Contact: KI, National Center for Developmental Education, ASU, Box 32098, Boone, NC 28608; (828) 262-3057; fax (828) 262-2128; www.ncde.appstate.edu.

*July 5- August 6 LITERATURE
From Beowulf to Postmodernism: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Texas A&M University-Commerce, in Commerce, Texas. Contact: Dr. Robin Anne Reid, Department of Literature and Languages, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX 754219; (903) 886-5268; fax (903) 886-5980;e-mail robin_reid@tamu- commerce.edu; www.tamu- commerce.edu/tolkien.

West

*March 11-13 ECONOMICS
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the American Education Finance Association, in Salt Lake City. Contact: Ed Steinbrecher, 8365 S. Armadillo Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439; (303) 674-0857; fax (303) 670-8986; e-mail esteinbr@du.edu; www.aefa.cc.

*March 12-14 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the California League of Middle Schools, in San Jose, Calif. Contact: CLMS, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (562) 430-3136; fax (562) 430-5607; e-mail info@clms.net; www.clms.net.

*March 17-19 SCHOOL SAFETY
Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in San Diego. 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.

*March 18-20 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
Annual International Technology Education Association Conference. Sponsored by the International Technology Education Association, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: ITEA,1914 Association Dr., Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539; (703) 860-2100; fax (703) 860-0353; www.iteawww.org.

*March 22-24 TECHNOLOGY
TechEd Ontario. Sponsored by the Community College Foundation, in Ontario, Calif. Contact: William Neece, TE, 1901 Royal Oaks Dr., Sacramento, CA 95815; (916) 418-5136; fax (916) 922-2346; e-mail wneece@techedevents.org; www.techedevents.org.

*March 24 SCHOOL SAFETY
Talking About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum Staff Training 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.

*March 25 SCHOOL SAFETY
Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Staff Training 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.

*March 26 SCHOOL SAFETY
Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Family Guide Facilitator Training 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.

*March 31- April 2 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.

*April 12-16 EDUCATION RESEARCH
85th Annual Meeting: Enhancing the Visibility and Credibility of Educational Research. Sponsored by the American Educational Research Association, in San Diego. Contact: Robert Smith, AERA, 1230 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 223-9485, ext. 114; fax (202) 775-1824;e-mail rsmith@aera.net; www.aera.net.

*April 16-20 ARTS EDUCATION
Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Art Education Association, in Denver. Contact: Kathy Duse, NAEA, 1916 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-8000, ext. 213; fax (703) 860-2960; e-mail kduse@naea-reston.org; www.naea-reston.org.

*April 23-24 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Community Service Workshop. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Atherton, Calif. Deadline: April 9. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 298-4899; fax (404) 355-4435; e-mail info@csee.org; www.csee.org.

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