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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

*October 6 and 8 MENTAL HEALTH

Educating the Heart and Mind Seminar on Social and Emotional Learning. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Newark, N.J. (Oct. 6), and Sewell, N.J. (Oct. 8). Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 6203, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 6203; fax (206) 343-1445; e-mail [email protected]; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 13-16 HEALTH

School Facilities: Safe or Sorry Conference. Sponsored by the American School Health Association, in Pittsburgh. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; (336) 678-1601, ext. 127; fax (336) 678-4526; e-mail [email protected]; www.ashaweb.org/conferences.html.

*October 14, 21, and 28 EARLY EDUCATION

Responsive Classroom Introductory Workshop. Sponsored by the Northeast Foundation for Children, in Killington, Vt. (Oct. 14); Ewing, N.J. (Oct. 21); and Chelmsford, Mass. (Oct. 28). Contact: Danielle Letourneau, NFC, 39 Montague City Rd., Greenfield, MA 01301; (800) 360-6332, ext. 130; fax (877) 206-3952; e-mail [email protected]; www.responsiveclassroom.org.

*October 14-15 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Leadership Development Conference. Sponsored by the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore. Contact: Kenyatta Williams, NNPS/JHU, 3003 N. Charles St., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21218; (410) 516-2318; fax (410) 516-8890; e-mail [email protected]; www.partnershipschools.org.

*October 14-16 MATHEMATICS

Northeast Conference: Believe in the Power of Mathematics. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Baltimore. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (800) 235-7566 or (703) 620-9840; www.nctm.org/meetings/baltimore.

*October 19-20 CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT

Teacher as Assessor Workshop. Sponsored by Measured Progress, in Providence, R.I. For more information, contact: Denise Speechley, MP, 171 Watson Rd., Dover, NH 03820; (603) 749-9102, ext. 6314; fax (603) 749-6398; e-mail [email protected]; www.measuredprogress.org.

*October 20-23 ASSESSMENT

International Conference: Teaching to the Mind/Reaching for the Heart. Sponsored by the Educational Records Bureau, in New York City. Contact: Christine Phelan, ERB, 220 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017; (212) 672-9807; fax (212) 370-4096; e-mail [email protected]; www.erbtest.org.

*October 21-22 LITERACY

Literacy Issues 2004 and Beyond Conference. Sponsored by the New England Reading Association, in Nashua, N.H. Contact: Duane Small, NERA, P.O. Box 997, Portland, ME 04104-0997; (207) 838-8157; e-mail [email protected]; www.erbtest.org.

*October 21-22 SPECIAL EDUCATION

25th Annual Fall Conference on Mainstreaming Students With Hearing Loss. Sponsored by the Mainstream Center-Clarke School for the Deaf, in Springfield, Mass. Contact: Barbara Rochon, MC/CSD, 48 Round Hill Rd., Northampton, MA 01060; (413) 587-7313 or (413) 582-1121; fax (413) 586-6654; e-mail [email protected]; www.clarkeschool.org/mainstreamfall.html.

*October 21-24 MATHEMATICS

Building Connections Between Communities Conference. Sponsored by the North American chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact: PME, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON, M5S 1V6; e-mail [email protected] ; http://pmena.org/2004.

*October 23 and 30 ACHIEVEMENT

Preventing Academic Failure, Part 1. 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.

*October 27-29 SCHOOL SAFETY

Persistently Safe Schools Conference. Sponsored by the Hamilton Fish Institute, in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact: Becky Ritchey, HFI, George Washington University, 2121 K St. N.W, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20037; (202) 496-2200 or (859) 626-1346;e-mail [email protected]; www.hamfish.org/conference.

*November 2-3 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Flushing, N.Y. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

*November 3-4 CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT

Teacher as Assessor Workshop. Sponsored by Measured Progress, in Bangor, Maine. For more information, contact: Denise Speechley, MP, 171 Watson Rd., Dover, NH 03820; (603) 749-9102, ext. 6314; fax (603) 749-6398; e-mail [email protected]; www.measuredprogress.org.

*November 3-5 SCHOOL SAFETY

Talk About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Philadelphia. For more information, contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*November 4 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Responsive Classroom Introductory Workshop. Sponsored by the Northeast Foundation for Children, in Providence, R.I. Contact: Danielle Letourneau, NFC, 39 Montague City Rd., Greenfield, MA 01301; (800) 360-6332, ext. 130; fax (877) 206-3952; e-mail [email protected]; www.responsiveclassroom.org.

*November 4-6 ENGLISH

Northeast Conference. Sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, in Annapolis, Md. Contact: Peggy Walton, National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 278-3849 or (877) 369-6283; fax (217) 328-9645; e-mail [email protected]; www.tycanortheast.org.

*November 5 TEACHING

National Teachers’ Night. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Tracey Enright, SCEMS, P.O. Box 37012, Arts and Industries Bldg., MRC 402, Washington, DC 20013; e-mail [email protected]; www.teachersnight.org.

*November 5 WRITING

Writer as Reader Workshop. Sponsored by the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking, in Annandale, N.Y. Deadline: Oct. 25. Contact: Judi Smith, IWT, Bard College, Annandale, NY 12504; (845) 758-7484; fax (845) 758-7629; e-mail [email protected]; www.writingandthinking.org.

*November 6 SCIENCE

Annual Conference and Educator Track. Sponsored by the Earthwatch Institute, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Phoebe Morad, EI, 3 Clock Tower Place, Maynard, MA 01754-0075; (978) 461-0081, ext. 211; fax (978) 450-1288; e-mail [email protected]; www.earthwatch.org.

*November 6 SCIENCE

Inquiry and Children’s Engineering. Sponsored by Hofstra University’s IDEAS Institute, in Hempstead, N.Y. Contact: IDEAS Institute, HU, Hagedorn Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549; (516) 463-5750; www.hofstra.edu.

*November 7-9 LITERACY

Northeast K-6 Literacy Conference and Reading Recovery Institute. Sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, in Providence, R.I. Contact: Literacy For All, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; fax (617) 349-8490; e-mail [email protected]; www.lesley.edu/crr/lfa_intro.html.

*November 11-12 LEARNINGDIFFERENCES

20th Annual Learning Differences Conference. Sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Sara Huff, HGSE, 14 Story St., Fourth Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 496-8215; fax (617) 496-8051; e-mail [email protected]; www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe .

*November 12-13 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Believing in Achieving Conference. Sponsored by the Foundation for Excellent Schools, in Bolton Landing, N.Y. Contact: Rick Dalton, FES, 1634 Rte. 30, Cornwall, VT 05753; (802) 462-3170; fax (802) 462-3180; e-mail [email protected]; www.fesnet.org.

*November 13 MONTESSORI EDUCATION

Children, Learning Differences, and Montessori Seminar. Sponsored by the American Montessori Society, in Buffalo, N.Y. Contact: Kristin Whitlock, Nardin Academy, 700 W. Ferry St., Buffalo, NY 14222; (716) 881-6565; fax (716) 886-5931; e-mail [email protected]; www.amshq.org.

*November 14-16 PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

Schools and Community: Public Education in a Democratic Society International Conference. Sponsored by the Public Education Network, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Greg Hickman, PEN, 601 13th St. N.W., Suite 900N, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-7460; fax (202) 628-1893; e-mail [email protected]; ww www.publiceducation.org.

*November 16-17 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

Using and Understanding Data Workshop. Sponsored by Measured Progress, in Merrimack, N.H. Contact: Denise Speechley, MP, 171 Watson Rd., Dover, NH 03820; (603) 749-9102, ext. 6314; fax (603) 749-6398; e-mail [email protected]; www.measuredprogress.org.

*November 19-21 SOCIAL STUDIES

Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, in Baltimore. Contact: Trinika Harley, NCSS, 8555 16th St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588-1800, ext. 108; fax (301) 588-2049; www.socialstudies.org.

*November 20 MONTESSORI EDUCATION

Practical Life Through the Ages Seminar. Sponsored by the American Montessori Society, in Basking Ridge, N.J. Contact: Jean A. Hicks, Albrook School, 361 Sommerville Rd., Basking Ridge, NJ 07920; (908) 580-0661; fax (908) 580-0785; e-mail [email protected].

*November 20-22 EDUCATION REFORM

SepCon2004. Sponsored by the Alliance for the Separation of School and State, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Bea Knaapen, 1071 N. Fulton St., Fresno, CA 93728; (559) 499-1701; fax (559) 499-1703; e-mail [email protected]; www.getthekidsout.org.

*November 22-23 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Ottawa, Canada. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

Midwest/Plains

*October 9 ANIMAL EDUCATION

Animals in the Classroom Workshop. Sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, in Chicago. Contact: John L. Pitts, PCT, 3951 Leland Valley Rd. W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3311; e-mail [email protected]; www.petcaretrust.org.

*October 12-13 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Parent Leadership Seminar—An Untapped Resource in Education. Sponsored by the Center for Parent Leadership at the Prichard Committee, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Kim Gardner, P.O. Box 1658, Lexington, KY 40588; (859) 233-9849, ext. 229; e-mail [email protected]; www.centerforparentleadership.org.

*October 15-16 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Midwest Workshop: Mentoring to Recruit, Retain, and Sustain. Sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, in Chicago. Contact: ISACS, 1550 N. Dearborn Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 255-1244; www.isacs.org.

*October 17-19 ACCOUNTABILITY

2004 National Quality Education Conference: Accelerating Actions and Results. Sponsored by the American Society for Quality, in Rosemont, Ill. Contact: Keith Grant, ASQ, 600 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203; (800) 248-1946, ext. 7347; fax (414) 765-8664; e-mail [email protected]; www.asq.org/ed/conferences/nqec.

*October 18 ASSESSMENT

Assessment Literacy 101 Workshop. Sponsored by the University ofWisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wis. Contact: Linda Shriberg, UWM Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., #304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 262-4477; fax (608) 265-4309; e-mail [email protected]; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach.

*October 19, 20, and 21 MENTAL HEALTH

Educating the Heart and Mind Seminar on Social and Emotional Learning. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Chicago (Oct. 19); Peoria, Ill. (Oct. 20); and Springfield, Ill. (Oct. 21). Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 634-4449, ext. 6203, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 6203; fax (206) 343-1445; e-mail [email protected]; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 19 READING

Using Assessment to Improve Reading Workshop. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wis. Contact: Linda Shriberg, UWM Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., #304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 262-4477; fax (608) 265-4309; e-mail [email protected]; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach.

*October 19-22 RURAL EDUCATION

96th Annual Convention: Rural Schools—Crossroads to Our Future—Charting a New Direction. Sponsored by the National Rural Education Association, in Indianapolis. Contact: Bob Mooneyham, NREA, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 227, Normal, OK 73019; (405) 325-7959; fax (405) 325-7959; e-mail [email protected]; www.nrea.net.

*October 20-23 GEOGRAPHY

2004 Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the National Council for Geographic Education, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: NCGE, Jacksonville State University, 206A Martin Hall, 700 Pelham Rd. N., Jacksonville, AL 36265; (256) 782-5293; www.ncge.org.

*October 20-24 ARTS EDUCATION

Merging Worlds: Dance, Education, Society, and Politics National Conference. Sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization, in East Lansing, Mich. Contact: Jane Bonbright, NDEO, 4948 St. Elmo Ave., Suite 301, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 657-2880; fax (301) 657-2882; e-mail [email protected]; www.ndeo.org.

*October 22 MATHEMATICS

Workshop: Anchoring Math Problems in Video-Based and Applied Contexts. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Lodi, Wis. Contact: Julie Seaborg, UWM Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., #304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 262-5315; fax (608) 265-4309; e-mail [email protected]; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach

*October 27-29 SCHOOL SAFETY

Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 27-31 DIVERSITY

International Conference: Unmasking the Legacy of the Brown Decisions Through Multicultural Education. Sponsored by the National Association for Multicultural Education, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Eliza Wiggins, NAME, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-6263; fax (202) 628-6264; e-mail [email protected]; www.nameorg.org.

*October 28-30 HISTORY

Teaching About the Holocaust Conference. Sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Chicago. Contact: Sarah Lee Cover, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024-2126; (202) 314-7826; fax (202) 314-7888; e-mail [email protected];
www.ushmm.org
.

*November 2-5 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Common Sense Parenting Workshop Training for Parent Trainers. Sponsored by Girls and Boys Town, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: GBT, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771; fax (402) 498-1280; e-mail [email protected];www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

*November 4-5 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Annual Conference: See Schools Lead Through Curriculum. Sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, in Chicago. Contact: ISACS, 1550 N. Dearborn Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 255-1244; www.isacs.org.

*November 4-6 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

2004 Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth Conference. Sponsored by the Search Institute, in St. Paul, Minn. Contact: Liz Brekke, SI, 615 First Ave. N.E., Suite 125, Minneapolis, MN 55413; (612) 692-5555; fax (612) 692-5553; e-mail [email protected]; www.search-institute.org.

*November 4-6 MIDDLE SCHOOLS

31st Annual Conference and Exhibit. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Minneapolis. Contact: Al Summers, NMSA, 4151 Executive Pkwy., Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; fax (614) 895-4750; e-mail [email protected]; www.nmsa.org.

*November 4-6 SCIENCE

Midwest Convention. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in Indianapolis. Contact: Jo Neville, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 243-7100; fax (703) 522-5413; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsta.org/conventions.

*November 10-13 SCIENCE

National Convention. Sponsored by the National Association of Biology Teachers, in Chicago. Contact: NABT, 12030 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 110, Reston, VA 20191-3409; (800) 406-0775; www.nabt.org.

*November 11-13 MATHEMATICS

Quality Mathematics for All Students Conference. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Minneapolis. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (800) 235-7566 or (703) 620-9840; www.nctm.org/meetings/minneapolis.

*November 11-14 LANGUAGE LEARNING

Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the National Communication Association, in Chicago. Contact: Donna Porter, NCA, 1765 N St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 464-4622; www.natcom.org/convention

*November 13 READING

28th Day of Reading Conference. Sponsored by the Secondary Reading League, in Tinley Park, Ill. Contact: Terry McHugh, SRL, 1120 Olive Rd., Homewood, IL 60430; (708) 799-5905; e-mail [email protected]; www.dayofreading.org.

*November 16-19 LEADERSHIP

Annual Winter Institute. Sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, in Lincoln, Neb. Contact: HOPE Foundation, P.O. Box 906, Bloomington, IN 47402-0906; (812) 355-6000; fax (812) 323-8140; www.hopefoundation.org.

*November 18-23 ENGLISH

2004 Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of 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 [email protected]; www.ncte.org/profdev/conv/annual.

*November 19 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Midwest Workshop: Marketing From the Inside Out. Sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, in Chicago. Contact: ISACS, 1550 N. Dearborn Parkway, Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 255-1244; www.isacs.org.

*November 19-21 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in Chicago. Deadline: Oct. 15. Contact: Helene Zimmer-Loew, AATG, 112 Haddontowne Ct., #104, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; (856) 795-5553; fax (856) 795-9398; e-mail [email protected]; www.aatg.org.

South

*October 6-8 SCHOOL SAFETY

Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 7-9 MENTAL HEALTH

Ninth Annual Conference on School-Based Mental Health. Sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health Assistance, in Dallas. Contact: Sylvia Huntley, CSMHA, University of Maryland-Baltimore, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 680 W. Lexington St., 10th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201-1570; (888) 706-0980; fax (410) 706-0984; e-mail [email protected]; http://csmha.umaryland.edu.

*October 13-15 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, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 14 CURRICULUM

What Works in Schools: Translating Research Into Action. 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.

*October 14 DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION

Workshop: Teaching Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom. 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.

*October 14 LITERACY

Workshop: Literacy Leadership for Grades 5-12. 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.

*October 14-16 ENGLISH

Southwest Conference. Sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, in Austin, Texas. Contact: David Lydic, National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (512) 223-3386; e-mail [email protected]; www.gc.edu/English/orgs/TYCA.

*October 15-17 TEACHER EDUCATION

Teaching and Learning Conference—What Works in Schools: Sustaining Student Success. 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.

*October 18 LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT

Phonological Awareness Workshop. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; www.hillcenter.org.

*October 19, 20, and 21 MENTAL HEALTH

Educating the Heart and Mind Seminar on Social and Emotional Learning. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Amarillo, Texas (Oct. 19); Lubbock, Texas (Oct. 20); and San Angelo, Texas (Oct. 21). Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 6203, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 6203; fax (206) 343-1445; e-mail [email protected] www.cfchildren.org.

*October 19-20 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

*October 20-22 SCHOOL SAFETY

Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 20-23 SCIENCE

International Conference: 2004 Frontiers in Education. Sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education, in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Mary Heberling, (785) 864-5823; fax (785) 864-4871; or Joseph Hughes, [email protected]; www.fie-conference.org.

*October 21-23 CHARACTER EDUCATION

National Call to Character Conference. Sponsored by the Character Education Partnership, in Houston. Contact: Merle Schwartz, CEP, 1025 Connecticut Ave. N.W., #1011, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 296-7743; fax (202) 296-7779; e-mail [email protected]; www.character.org.

*October 21-24 MINORITY EDUCATION

2004 National Conference. Sponsored by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, in Austin, Texas. Contact: Rocio Ruiz, SACNAS, P.O. Box 8526, Santa Cruz, CA 95061; (831) 459-0170, ext. 235; fax (831) 459-0194; www.sacnas.org.

*October 22 ACHIEVEMENT

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

*October 27-28 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

*October 27-30 LEARNING DISABILITIES

16th Annual International Conference on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Alison Harris, CHADD, 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 306-7070, ext. 108; fax (301) 306-7090;e-mail [email protected]; www.chadd.org.

*October 30-November 3 DROPOUTS

16th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, contact: NDPCN, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax (864) 656-0136; e-mail [email protected]; www.dropoutprevention.org.

*October 30-November 4 AT-RISK YOUTH

94th Annual Truancy, Dropout, and Delinquency Prevention Conference. Sponsored by the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention, in New Orleans. Contact: Darryl Norwood, IATDP, 27 Court House Square, District Court Bldg., Rockville, MD 20850; (301) 279-1416; fax (301) 279-8549; e-mail [email protected]; www.iatdp.org or www.lacwap.org.

*November 3-4 DROPOUTS

National Special Education Forum. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NDPC, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax (864) 656-0136; e-mail [email protected]; www.dropoutprevention.org.

*November 3-4 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Marietta, Ga. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

*November 3-5 SCHOOL SAFETY

Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in San Antonio. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*November 4-5 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

National Conference. 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, ext. 301; fax (804) 282-3596; e-mail [email protected]; www.vais.org.

*November 4-5 LEARNING DISABILITIES

Bridging the Gap: Research to Practice Conference. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Charles Hughes, DLD, 227 Cedar, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802; (814) 863-1699; fax (814) 863-1002;e-mail [email protected]; www.teachingld.org *November 4-6 MATHEMATICS

Math: Hot and Spicy Conference. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in New Orleans. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (800) 235-7566 or (703) 620-9840; www.nctm.org/meetings/neworleans.

*November 4-7 EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Annual International Conference. Sponsored by the Association for Experiential Education, in Norfolk, Va. Contact: AEE, 3775 Iris Ave., Suite 4, Boulder, CO 80301; (303) 440-8844; www.aee.org.

*November 4-7 HEALTH

International Conference: Sexual Science and Politics. Sponsored by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: David Fleming, SSSS, P.O. Box 416, Allentown, PA 18105; (610) 530-2483; fax (610) 530-2485; e-mail [email protected]; www.sexscience.org.

*November 6-10 ENVIRONMENT

Annual Conference. Sponsored by the North American Association for Environmental Education, in Biloxi, Miss. Contact: NAAEE, 2000 P St. N.W., Suite 540, Washington, DC 20036; www.naaee.org.

*November 7-9 LITERACY

23rd Southeast Regional Conference. Sponsored by the International Reading Association, in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Carol DeSantis Dunn, IRA, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600; fax (302) 731-1057;e-mail [email protected]; www.reading.org.

*November 12 ASSESSMENT

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Intervention Plan Workshop. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; www.hillcenter.org.

*November 12-13 CURRICULUM

Workshop: Advancing Differentiation—Curriculum Differentiation to Enhance Student Achievement. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Atlanta. 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 12-13 DATA

Workshop: Using Data To GuideInstruction and Increase Student Achievement. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Atlanta. 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 12-13 TEACHER QUALITY

Workshop: Designing and Evaluating Effective Professional DevelopmentThe Key To Promoting Teacher Quality. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Atlanta. 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 15 INSTRUCTION

Keys to the Code Workshop. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; www.hillcenter.org.

*November 16-21 MINORITY EDUCATION

Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Alliance of Black School Educators, in Dallas. Contact: NABSE, 310 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E., Washington, DC 20003; (800) 221-2654; www.nabse.org.

*November 17-18 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Fairfax, Va. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

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October 6-7 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Golden, Colo. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

October 7-9 ENGLISH

West Conference. Sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, in Las Vegas. Contact: Annie Hendricks, National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 278-3849 or (877) 369-6283; fax (217) 328-9645; e-mail [email protected]; www.ncte.org/groups/tyca.

October 7-9 LEARNING DISABILITIES

26th International Conference on Learning Disabilities. Sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, in Las Vegas. Contact: Andrea Falzarano, CLD, P.O. Box 4014, Leesburg, VA 20177; (571) 258-1010; fax (571) 258-1011; e-mail [email protected]; www.cldinternational.org.

October 10-12 SPECIAL EDUCATION

Developmental Disabilities Conference: Issues and Trends. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Developmental Disabilities, in Las Vegas. Contact: Tom E.C. Smith, CEC/DDD, P.O. Box 3512, Fayetteville, AR 72702; (479) 575-3326; fax (479) 575-6676; e-mail [email protected].

*October 12-13 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Long Beach, Calif. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

*October 13-15 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, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 14 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, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200;fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 15 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, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 15-16 COLLABORATION

Fall National Academy—Teacher as Researcher: School and University Collaborations. Sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, in Las Vegas. Contact: ATE, 1900 Association Dr., Suite ATE, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-3110; fax (703) 620-9530; www.ate1.org.

*October 15-16 ENGLISH

Pacific Northwest Conference. Sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, in Portland, Ore. Contact: Holly Cullom, National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 278-3849 or (877) 369-6283; fax (217) 328-9645; e-mail [email protected]; http://cf.linnbenton.edu/depts/tyca

*October 21-24 EDUCATION REFORM

2004 Conference and Exhibit: Changing Times, Changing Needs, Developing New Strategies. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Las Vegas. Contact: PDKI; (800) 766-1156; e-mail [email protected]; www.pdkintl.org.

*October 21-24 HEALTH

Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Association of Educational Therapists, in Las Vegas. Contact: AET, 1804 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91506; (800) 286-4267; e-mail [email protected]; www.aetonline.org.

*October 22 SCHOOL SAFETY

Talk 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, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200;fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 23 MONTESSORI EDUCATION

Pacific Seminar—Children, Learning Differences, and Montessori. Sponsored by the American Montessori Society, in Bellevue, Wash. Contact: Patricia Feltin, Eton School, 2701 Bellevue-Redmond Rd., Bellevue, WA 98008; (425) 881-4230; fax (425) 862-8011; fax (425) 862-8011; e-mail [email protected].

*October 26-27 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Mesa, Ariz. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

*October 27-29 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, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*October 27-29 TECHNOLOGY

T+L2 Leading Learning to a Higher Level Conference. Sponsored by the National School Boards Association, in Denver. Contact: Ann Flynn, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6764; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsba.org/t+l.

*October 28-31 MINORITY EDUCATION

National Conference: Weaving a Lifelong Journey With Tradition and Education. Sponsored by the National Indian Education Association, in Phoenix. Contact: NIEA, 700 N. Fairfax St., Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-2870; fax (703) 838-1620; e-mail [email protected]; [email protected].

*November 1 and 5 MENTAL HEALTH

Educating the Heart and Mind Seminar on Social and Emotional Learning. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Lakewood, Colo. (Nov. 1), and Albuquerque, N.M. (Nov. 5). Contact: Susan Torgan, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 6203, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 6203; fax (206) 343-1445;e-mail [email protected]; www.cfchildren.org.

*November 3-7 GIFTED EDUCATION

51st Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, in Salt Lake City. Contact: Lancey Boros, NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; fax (202) 785-4248;e-mail [email protected]; www.nagc.org.

*November 4-5 SCHOOL SAFETY

Steps to Respect: A Bullying Prevention Program 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, or (206) 343-1223, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.

*November 6 and 12 ANIMAL EDUCATION

Animals in the Classroom Workshop. Sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, in Martinez, Calif. (Nov. 6), and Santa Barbara, Calif. (Nov. 12). Contact: John L. Pitts, PCT, 3951 Leland Valley Rd. W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3311; e-mail [email protected]; www.petcaretrust.org.

*November 8-9 ANIMAL EDUCATION

Animals in the Classroom Workshop. Sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: John L. Pitts, PCT, 3951 Leland Valley Rd. W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3311; e-mail [email protected]; www.petcaretrust.org.

*November 8-9 EARLY CHILDHOOD

Pre-NAEYC Conference. Sponsored by the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: David Frank, CAJE, 261 W. 35th St., New York, NY 10001; (212) 268-4210; fax (212) 268-4214; e-mail [email protected]; www.caje.org.

*November 10-13 ARTS EDUCATION

National Conference: Rhythms of Life, Oceans of Voices. Sponsored by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, in Long Beach, Calif. Contact: AOSA, P.O. Box 391089, Cleveland, OH 44139; (440) 543-5366; fax (440) 543-2687; e-mail [email protected]; www.aosa.org.

*November 10-13 EARLY CHILDHOOD

Annual Conference and Expo. Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (800) 424-2460; e-mail [email protected]; www.annualconference.naeyc.org

*November 11-13 LEADERSHIP

Fall Forum. Sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools, in San Francisco. Contact: CES, 1814 Franklin St.,Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612; www.essentialschools.org.

*November 11-13 MINORITY EDUCATION

National Conference and Career Fair. Sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, in Anchorage, Alaska. Contact: AISES, P.O. Box 9828, Albuquerque, NM 87119; www.aises.org.

*November 16-17 SCIENCE

Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Sandy, Utah. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

*November 17-20 SPECIAL EDUCATION

2004 TASH Conference. Sponsored by the Association for Persons With Severe Handicaps, in Reno, Nev. Contact: Denise Marshall, TASH, 29 W. Susquehanna Ave., Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21204; (410) 828-8274, ext. 103; fax (410) 828-6706; e-mail [email protected]; www.tash.org.

*November 18-19 STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Project-Based Learning Workshop. Sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, in Novato, Calif. Contact: BIE, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e-mail [email protected]; www.bie.org.

*November 18-20 SCIENCE

Northwestern Convention. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in Seattle. Contact: Jo Neville, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 243-7100; fax (703) 522-5413; e-mail [email protected]; www.nsta.org/conventions.

*November 18-22 CAREER EDUCATION

Eighth Annual National Career Academy Conference. Sponsored by the National Career Academy Coalition, in Santa Fe, N.M. Contact: Connie Majka, NCAC, P.O. Box 600490, N. Miami Beach, FL 33160; (215) 546-6300, ext. 104; fax (215) 546-9174;e-mail [email protected]; www.ncacinc.org.

*November 20-23 MIDDLE EAST EDUCATION

Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Association of North America, in San Francisco. Contact: MESANA, University of Arizona, 1219 N. Santa Rita Ave., Tucson,AZ 85721; (520) 621-5850; http://fp.arizona.edu/mesassoc/mesa04/mesa04.htm.

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