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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

*May 13 AESTHETIC REALISM
The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Makes Every Subject Truly Anti-Prejudice and Students Learn. 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; e- mail
arfdn@aol.com; www.aestheticrealism.org.

*May 14-17 EQUITY
Commemoration Conference: Brown Plus 50—A Renewed Agenda for Social Justice. Sponsored by New York University, in New York City. Contact: LaRuth Gray, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, 82 Washington Square E., New York, NY 10003; (212) 998-5137; fax (212) 995-4199.

*June 16-18 CHARTER SCHOOLS
2004 Charter Schools National Conference. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, in Miami Beach, Fla. Contact: Dean Kearn, USED, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20202; (202) 260-1882; e-mail dean.kern@ed.gov; www.uscharterschools.org.

*June 18-20 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
International Recruitment Center Conference. Sponsored by International Schools Services, in Philadelphia. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Jane Larsson, ISS, 15 Roszel Rd., P.O. Box 5910, Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 452-0990; fax (609) 452-2690; e-mail edustaffing@iss.edu; www.iss.edu.

*June 21-25 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Differentiating Instruction Academy. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in New York City. 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.

*June 23-July 2 HISTORY
Primarily Teaching: A Workshop for Educators on Using Historical Documents. Sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, in College Park, Md. Deadline: May 12. Contact: Kahlil G. Chism, NARA, 8601 Adelphi Rd., #3700, College Park, MD 20740; (301) 837-2064; (301) 837-3601; e-mail kahlil.chism@nara.gov; www.archives.gov.

*June 25-27 URBAN SCHOOLS
Council of Urban Boards of Education Issues Seminar. Sponsored by the National School Boards Association, in Baltimore. Contact: Judy Tucker, CUBE; (703) 838-6705; fax (703) 548-5613; e-mail cube@nsba.org; www.nsba.org/cube.

*July 21-24 EQUITY
Educational Equity as a Civil Right Conference. Sponsored by the Association for Gender Equity Leadership in Education and the Mid-AtlanticEquity Center, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Susan Shaffer, MAEC, 5454 Wisconsin Ave., #655, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; (301) 657-7741, ext. 108; fax (301) 657-8782; e-mail sshaffer@maec.org.

*July 26-30 EDUCATION LAW
10th Annual Education Law Conference. Sponsored by the Franklin Pierce Law Center, in Portland, Maine. Contact: Sarah E. Redfield, FPLC;e-mail redfield@maine.rr.com; www.edlaw.org.

*July 29-August 1 EDUCATION REFORM
With All Deliberate Speed: Social Justice and the Future of Public Education. Sponsored by the National Coalition of Education Activists, in Philadelphia. Contact: NCEA, 1420 Walnut St., Suite 720, Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 735-2418; fax (215) 735-2419; e-mail conference@edactivists.org; www.edactivists.org.

*August 8-11 TEACHER EDUCATION
Annual Conference: Obtaining Excellence in Education for All Learners. Sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, in Cambridge, Mass. Deadline: July 15. Contact: ATE, 1900 Association Dr., Suite ATE, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 602-3110; fax (703) 620-9530; e-mail ate1@aol.com; www.ate1.org.

*October 7 AESTHETIC REALISM
Through the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method, Students Want To Be Fair to Knowledge and People. 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; e-mail arfdn@aol.com; www.aestheticrealism.org.

*October 13-17 HEALTH
School Facilities: Safe or Sorry Conference. Sponsored by the American School Health Association, in Pittsburgh. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA, 7263 State Rte. 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; (336) 678- 1601; fax (336) 678-4526; e-mail mbramsi@ashaweb.org; www.ashaweb.org.


MIDWEST/PLAINS

*June 18-20 GIFTED EDUCATION
National Conference—Beyond IQ: Classroom and Homeschool Practices with the Highly and Profoundly Gifted. Sponsored by Gifted ConferencePlanners, in Chicago. For more information, contact: Josh Shaine, GCP; (978) 597-0977; fax (801) 729-5081; e-mail giftedconferenceplanners@yahoo.com; www.giftedconferenceplanners.org .

*July 8-10 CHARACTER EDUCATION
10th Annual Character Education Conference. Sponsored by the Cooperating School Districts, in St. Louis. Contact: Dorothy White, CSD, 1460 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146; (314) 872-8282; fax (314) 872-9128; e-mail dwhite@csd.org; www.csd.org.

*July 19-22 SERVICE LEARNING
National Teacher Institute for Service Learning. Sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, in St. Paul, Minn. Contact: Pam Siebert, NYLC, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., Suite D300, St. Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-7377; fax (651) 631-2955; e-mail psiebert@nylc.org; www.nylc.org.

*July 21-24 MATHEMATICS
12th Annual Harris Institute: Introduction to Problem-Based Learning Design. Sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. Deadline: May 15. Contact: Deb Gerdes, IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5957; fax (630) 907-5946; e-mail dgerdes@imsa.edu; www.imsa.edu/center.

*July 21- August 1 MATHEMATICS
Ninth Annual Summer Sleuths Institute: Introduction to Problem-Based Learning Coaching. Sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. Deadline: May 15. Contact: Deb Gerdes, IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5957; fax (630) 907-5946; e-mail dgerdes@imsa.edu; www.imsa.edu/center.

*July 25-28 HEALTH
Annual National Conference on Child Nutrition. Sponsored by the American School Food Service Association, in Indianapolis. Contact: Barb Dunlavey, ASFSA, 700 S. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax (703) 739-3915; e-mail servicecenter@asfsa.org; www.asfsa.org.

*July 28-30 EDUCATION REFORM
EdVentures 2004. Sponsored by the Education Industry Foundation, in Evanston, Ill. Contact: Chris Yelich, EIF, P.O. Box 348, 104 W. Main St., #101, Watertown, WI 53094-0348; (800) 252-3280; fax (920) 206-1475;e-mail cyelich@educationindustry.org; www.educationindustry.org.

*August 2-6 BEST PRACTICES
What Works in Schools: Translating Research Into Action Academy.Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in St. Louis. 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.

*October 20-23 GEOGRAPHY
2004 Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the National Council for Geographic Education, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Sharon Pittser, NCGE, Education Division, Newman University, 3100 McCormick Ave., Wichita, KS 67213-2097; (316) 942-4291; fax (316) 942-4483; e-mail pittsers@newmanu.edu; www.ncge.org.

*October 30- November 2 TEACHING
Forum 2004 National Conference. Sponsored by the College Board, in Chicago. Contact: CB, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023; (212) 713-8050; fax (212) 649-8442; e-mail forum@collegeboard.org; www.collegeboard.com/forum.

* November 4-6 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
31st Annual Conference and Exhibit. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Minneapolis. For more information, contact: Jim Kappenhagan, NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; fax (614) 895-4750; e-mail jkappenhagan@nmsa.org; www.nmsa.org.

*November 18-23 ENGLISH
2004 Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachersof English, in Indianapolis. 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.


SOUTH

*June 14- 16 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Hill Methodology Workshop Part I. 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.

*June 16-18 CHARTER SCHOOLS
National Trade Show: Charter Marketplace. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Small/Rural Schools, in Miami. Deadline: June 9. Contact: Dee Anne Holcomb, CSSRS, 555 E. Constitution St., Room 138, Norman, OK 73072; (405) 325-1450; fax (405) 325- 0755;e-mail dholcomb@ou.edu; http://cssrs.ou.edu.

*June 21-23 TECHNOLOGY
Jammin’ and Jazzin’ With Technology Conference. Sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education, in New Orleans. Contact: NECC, 245 W. Fifth Ave., Eugene, OR 97401; (800) 280-6218; fax (541) 434-9589; e-mail neccinfo@iste.org; www.iste.org/necc.

*June 23-28 MENTORING
Conference. Sponsored by the National Peer Helpers Association, in Austin, Texas. Contact: NPHA, P.O. Box 32272, Kansas City, MO 64171-5272; (913) 362-0794; fax (913) 362-0735; e-mail npha@peerhelping.org; www.peerhelping.org.

*June 24 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Workshop: Foreign Language 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.

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.

*July 12-16 TEACHER EDUCATION
Hill Center Institute. Sponsoredby 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.

*July 24-27 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT
Congress for Excellence in Public Education. Sponsored by the Christian Educators Association International, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Contact: CEAI, P.O. Box 41300, Pasadena, CA 91114; (888) 798-1124; fax (626) 798-2346; e-mail judy@ceai.org; www.ceai.org.

*July 28-August 4 HISTORY
Colonial Williamsburg National Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in Williamsburg, Va. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187-1776; (757) 220-7975; fax (757) 565-8916;e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.history.org/history/teaching/tchsti.cfm.

*August 1-6 NEW TEACHERS
New Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, in Front Royal, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 6802 Paragon Place, Suite 525, Richmond, VA 23230; (804) 282-3592; fax (804) 282-3595;e-mail joanfargis@vais.org; www.vais.org.

*September 30- October 3 URBAN SCHOOLS
Council of Urban Boards of Education 36th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National School Boards Association, in San Antonio. Contact: Judy Tucker, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6705; fax (703) 548-5613; e-mail cube@nsba.org; www.nsba.org/cube.

*October 20-23 SCIENCE
International Conference: 2004Frontiers in Education. Sponsoredby the American Society for Engineering Education and the Institutefor Electrical and Electronics Engineers, in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Joseph Hughes, (404) 894-2975, or Mary Heberling, (877) 404-5823;e-mail joe.hughes@ece.gatech.edu or mheberling@ukans.edu; www.fie-conference.org.

*October 30-November 3 AT-RISK YOUTH
16th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NDPCN, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax (864) 656-0136; e-mail ndpc@clemson.edu; www.dropoutprevention.org.


WEST

*June 9-11 SCHOOL SAFETY
Talk About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum 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.

*June 16-18 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.

*June 24-27 ENGLISH
2004 Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning Conference. Sponsored by the National Teachers of English, in Estes Park, Colorado. Contact: Robert Root or Susan Schiller, Central Michigan University, Department of English, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859; e-mail root1rl@cmich.edu or schillsa@cmich.edu; www.chsbs.cmich.edu/robert_root/mapping/mapping_nonfiction.htm.

*July 11-13 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
International Assembly. Sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, in San Diego. Contact: Barbara Berry, CASE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 478-5641; fax (202) 387-4973;e-mail berry@case.org; www.case.org.

*July 15-17 SUBSTITUTES
SubSolutions Conference. Sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University, in Park City, Utah. For more information, contact: Geoffrey G. Smith, STI, 6516 Old Main Hall, Logan, UT 84322; (800) 922-4693; fax (435) 797-0944; e-mail gsmit@subedu.usu.edu; http://subed.usu.edu.

*July 17-22 ETHICS
Adult Ethics Institute. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Santa Fe, N.M. Deadline: July 3. 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.

*July 21-23 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Sixth Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition, in Colorado Springs, Colo. For more information, contact: Shellie Campos, MCEC, 108 East FM 2410, Suite D, Harker Heights, TX 76548; (254) 953-1923; fax (254) 953-1925;e-mail shellie.campos@militarychild.org ; www.militarychild.org.

*July 22 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Workshop: Understanding by Design. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in San Diego. 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.

*July 23-25 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Conference on Understanding by Design. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in San Diego. 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.

*December 4-8 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
36th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Contact: NSDC, P.O. Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax (513) 523-0638; e-mail nsdcoffice@aol.com.

Vol. 15, Issue 6, Pages 62-66

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