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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
*January 14-15 ARTS EDUCATION
Outcome-Based Evaluation Workshop. Sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization and the Center for Research in Dance Education, in Philadelphia. 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.

*January 21-22 ARTS EDUCATION
Dancing With Evaluation Workshop. Sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization, in Philadelphia. 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.

*January 21-23 EDUCATION REFORM
Annual Conference: Partnering for Education in a Changing Society. Sponsored by the Holmes Partnership, in Philadelphia. For more information, contact: HP, School of Education, Baylor University, P.O. Box 97304, Waco, TX, 76798; e-mail [email protected]; www.holmespartnership.org.

*January 25 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Framingham, Mass. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

*February 17-20 INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
39th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of International Education, in Boston. Contact: Annie Jenkins, AAIE, c/o SDSU College of Extended Studies, 5250 Campanile Dr., Room 2525, San Diego, CA 92182-1923; (619) 594-2877; fax (619) 594-8566; e-mail [email protected]; www.aaie.org.

*February 20-23 TEACHER EDUCATION
Annual Meeting and Exhibit. Sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, in Washington, D.C. Contact: AACTE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-2450; e-mail [email protected]; www.aacte.org.

*March 3-5 STANDARDS
14th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, in Philadelphia. For more information, contact: CKF, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (800) 238-3233; e-mail [email protected]; www.coreknowledge.org.

Midwest/Plains
*January 13-14 LITERACY
Descubriendo La Lectura Institute. Sponsored by National-Louis University, in Chicago. Contact: Ellen Swengel, Illinois Reading Recovery, 4000 Farhills Dr., Champaign, IL 61822; (217) 359-7434; fax (217) 359-7495;e-mail [email protected]; www.illinoisreadingrecovery.org.

*January 31-February 2 TECHNOLOGY
Midwest Education Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Cooperating School Districts, in St. Louis. Contact: Dorothy L. White, CSD, 1460 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146; (314) 872-8282; fax (314) 872-9128; e-mail [email protected]; www.csd.org.

*February 2-4 HISTORY
Midwest Institute: Holocaust and Human Behavior. Sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves, in Chicago. For more information, contact: Maddie Page-Wood, FHO, 222 N. La Salle, Suite 1414, Chicago, IL 60601; (213) 345-3234; e-mail [email protected]; www.facinghistory.org.

*February 4-6 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Symposium on Middle-Level Teacher Preparation. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Columbus, Ohio. For more information, 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.

*February 5-8 LITERACY
International Conference: Many Voices—Meeting the Challenges of Literacy Acquisition. Sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Anita Gibson, RRCNA, 400 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite 250, Worthington, OH 43085; (614) 310-7323; e-mail [email protected]; www.readingrecovery.org.

*February 11-12 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Midwest Workshop: Celebrating the Experienced Teacher. 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.

*February 11-13 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Middle-Level Essentials. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Al Summers, NMSA, 4151 Executive Pkwy., Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (800) 528-NMSA; fax (614) 895-4750; e-mail [email protected]; www.nmsa.org.

*February 12-16 ACHIEVEMENT
2005 Annual Meeting: Passion, Courage, Wisdom—Attaining Excellence in Education for All Learners. Sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, in Chicago. Contact: ATE, 1900 Association Dr., Suite ATE, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-3110; fax (703) 620-9530; www.ate1.org.

*February 18-20 ENGLISH
2005 Assembly for Research. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, in Columbus, Ohio. 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.coe.uga.edu/afr/index.html.

*March 3 ASSESSMENT
National Assessment Conference. Sponsored by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, in Lansing, Mich. Contact: Mary Jo Rasmussen, NCACASI, Michigan Office, 950 Victors Way, Suite 50, Ann Arbor, MI 48108; (866) 642-4622; fax (734) 998-9301; e-mail [email protected]; www.nca.umich.edu.

South
*January 12-14 RURAL EDUCATION
Fourth Annual Small Schools Planning Institute. Sponsored by the Small Schools Workshop, in St. Pete Beach, Fla. Contact: Leila Kuttner, SSW, 4946 S. Paulina Ave., Chicago, IL 60609; (773) 925-1743; fax (773) 925-5905;
e-mail [email protected]; www.smallschools.com.

*January 13-15 HISTORY
Teaching about the Holocaust Conference. Sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, in Richardson, Texas. Contact: Sarah Lee Cover, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 314-7826; e-mail [email protected]; www.ushmm.org.

*January 13-16 CURRICULUM
Learning and Storytelling International Conference. Sponsored by the International Alliance for Learning, in Atlanta. Contact: Sherry Mills, IAL, P.O. Box 26175, Colorado Springs, CO 80936; (800) 426-2989 or (719) 596-6827; fax (719) 638-6153; e-mail [email protected]; www.ialearn.org.

*January 19-22 BILINGUAL EDUCATION
2005 Conference. Sponsored by the National Association for Bilingual Education, in San Antonio. Contact: Josefina Velasco, NABE, 1030 15th St., Suite 470, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 898-1829; fax (202) 789-2866; e-mail [email protected]; www.nabe.org.

*January 26 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Atlanta. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.

*January 26-28 TECHNOLOGY
Florida Educational Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Florida Educational Technology Corporation, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Laurie Freedman, FETC, P.O. Box 13468, Tallahassee, FL 32317; (850) 219-9600; fax (850) 219-9610; e-mail [email protected]; www.fetc.org.

*February 7-8 ASSESSMENT
Workshop: Practices for Balanced Classroom Assessment. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Hilton Head, S.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.

*February 7-9 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Methodology Workshop Part I. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705; (919) 489-7464; www.hillcenter.org.

*February 10-12 SCHOOL CHOICE
America’s Choice Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Center on Education and the Economy, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, contact: Conference Office, NCEE, 555 13th St. N.W., Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 783-3668; fax (202) 783-3672; e-mail [email protected]; www.ncee.org/acsd/national.

*February 14-19 MINORITY EDUCATION
2005 Conference. Sponsored by the National Association of African American Studies, in Houston. Deadline: Jan. 15. Contact: Lemuel Berry, NAAAS, P.O. Box 325, Biddeford, ME 04005; (207) 839-8004; fax (207) 839-3776;e-mail [email protected]; www.naaas.org.

*February 16-19 AFTER-SCHOOL
Beyond School Hours VIII: The Power of Partnerships. Sponsored by Foundations Inc., in Atlanta. Contact: FI, 2 Executive Dr., Suite 1, Moorestown, NJ 08057; (888) 977-KIDS; fax (856) 533-1601; e-mail [email protected]; www.foundationsinc.org.

*February 20-23 DROPOUTS
17th Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, contact: NDPC, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax (864) 656-0136; e-mail [email protected]; www.dropoutprevention.org.

*February 24-26 ENGLISH
Southeast Conference. Sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, in Jackson, Miss. Contact: Beverly Fatherree, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 278-3849 or (877) 369-6283; fax (217) 328-9645; e-mail [email protected]; www.tyca-se.org.


West
*January 13 LEADERSHIP
Workshop: Instructional Leadership for Improving Student Achievement. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Las Vegas. 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.

*January 18 & 19 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Tucson, Ariz. (Jan. 18), and Sacramento, Calif. (Jan. 19). Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.


*January 19-23 SCIENCE
International Conference. Sponsored by the Association for the Education of Teachers of Science, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Walter S. Smith, AETS, Ball State University, Dept. of Biology, Muncie, IN 47305; (765) 285-8840; e-mail [email protected]; www.theaets.org.

*February 5-9 EDUCATION REFORM
International Conference: Thinking Outside the Clock. Sponsored by the National Association for Year-Round Education, in San Diego. Contact: Shirley Jennings, NAYRE, P.O. Box 711386, San Diego, CA 92171-1386; (619) 276-5296; fax (858) 571-5754;
e-mail [email protected]; www.nayre.org.

*February 17-19 BEST PRACTICES
International Conference: See Your Classes Through Global Glasses. Sponsored by the International Studies Schools Association, in Denver. Contact: Mark Montgomery, ISSA, University of Denver’s Center for Teaching International Relations, 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80208; (303) 871-2402; fax (303) 871-2456; www.du.edu/issa.

*February 23-26 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, in San Diego. Contact: NAIS, 1620 L St. N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036; www.nais.org.

*March 2-5 LEARNING DISABILITIES
42nd Annual International Conference. Sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, in Reno, Nev. Contact: Mary-Clare Reynolds, LDAA, 4156 Library Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15234; (412) 341-1515; fax (412) 344-0224; e-mail [email protected]; www.ldaamerica.org.

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