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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 12 AESTHETIC REALISM

Seminar: The Answer to the Fury and Failure in America’s Schools. Sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4490; e-mail devorahtarrow@aestheticrealism.net; www.aestheticrealism.org.

*June 24-26 ARTS EDUCATION

Workshop: Methods, Evaluation, and Reporting, Part 1. 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., #301, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 657-2880; fax (301) 657-2882; e-mail info@ndeo.org; www.ndeo.org.

*June 24-26 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Workshop: Conversations in Excellence Effective Accountability Programs for Schools and Systems. Sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, in Boston. Deadline: June 10. Contact: Michael Coombe, 1077 30th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 337-6232; fax (202) 333-6706; e-mail mcoombe@ncea.org; www.ncea.org.

*June 27 INSTRUCTION

Workshops: Understanding by Design and Differentiating Instruction. 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 27-30 TECHNOLOGY

National Educational Computing Conference. Sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education, in Philadelphia. Contact: NECC 2005, 245 W. Fifth St., Eugene, OR 97401; (800) 280-6218; fax (541) 434-9589; e-mail neccinfo@iste.org; www.iste.org/necc.

*June 27-July 1 TECHNOLOGY

11th Annual Summer Camp. Sponsored by Tech Ed Concepts Inc., in Manchester, NH. Contact: TEC Inc., (800) 338-2238; e-mail summercamp05@tecedu .com; www.tecedu.com/user_help /teacher_training.shtml.

*June 28-30 INSTRUCTION

Summer Conference: Differentiating Instruction and Understanding by Design—Powerful Keys to Student Learning. 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.

*July 5-8 SCIENCE

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

*July 7-10 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Annual Conference. Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, in Quebec City. Contact: AATF, Mailcode 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4510; (618) 453-5731; fax (618) 453-5733; e-mail abrate@siu.edu; www.frenchteachers.org.

*July 20-22 EDUCATION REFORM

EdVentures 2005. Sponsored by the Education Industry Association, in Baltimore. Contact: Steven Pines, 1 Stoney Creek Way, Potomac, MD 20854; (301) 947-3971; fax (301) 947-4997; e-mail spines@educationindustry.org; www.educationindustry.org.

*July 21-23 STANDARDS

2005 National Conference. Sponsored by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, in Washington, D.C. Contact: NBPTS, 1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 465-2700; fax (703) 465-2715; www.nbpts.org.

*July 25-30 BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Leadership Institute for Latino Literacy. Sponsored by the National Council of La Raza, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Maria Fischer, NCLR, 1111 19th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 776-1810; fax (202) 776-1792; e-mail mfischer@nclr.org; www.nclr.org.

*July 30-August 3 SCIENCE

131st National Meeting. Sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, in New Haven, Conn. Contact: AAPT, 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740; www.aapt.org/events.

*August 2-5 SCIENCE

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

*August 12-13 ARTS EDUCATION

Workshop: Methods, Evaluation, and Reporting, Part 2. 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., #301, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 657-2880; fax (301) 657-2882; e-mail info@ndeo.org; www.ndeo.org.

*September 27-28 SCIENCE

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

Midwest/Plains

*May 6 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Midwest Workshop: The Moral Life of Schools—Why Good Schools are Counter-Cultural. 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.

*May 11 SCIENCE

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

*May 17-20 SCIENCE

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

*May 23-26 SCIENCE

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

*June 6 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

Midwest Workshop: Leaders and Learners. 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.

*June 10-12 GIFTED EDUCATION

Beyond IQ: Highly and Profoundly Gifted Children Conference. Sponsored by the Gifted Conference Planners, in Chicago. Contact: Josh Shaine, GCP, 7 North End Rd., Townsend, MA 01469; (978) 597-0977; fax (801) 729-5081; e-mail info@giftedconferenceplanners .org; www.giftedconferenceplanners.org.

*June 21 ACHIEVEMENT GAP

Motivating Adolescents Workshop. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wis. Contact: Sue Schroeder, UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., #304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-0951; fax (608) 265-4309; e-mail sueschroeder@education.wisc.edu; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach.

*June 24-26 PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: NPTA, 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 307-4782; www.pta.org.

*July 10-13 CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES

International Conference: Education Grows from the Heartland. Sponsored by the Correctional Education Association, in Des Moines, Iowa. For more information, contact: Heather Comstock, CEA, 4380 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, MD 20706; (800) 783-1232; fax (301) 918-1846; e-mail ceaoffice@aol .com; www.ceanational.org.

*July 14-16 CHARACTER EDUCATION

National Character Education Conference. Sponsored by the Cooperating School Districts, in St. Louis. For more information, contact: Dorothy L. 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 30-August 3 TEACHER EDUCATION

Summer Conference. Sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, in Bismarck, N.D. Contact: ATE, 1900 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-3110; e-mail ATE1@aol.com; www.ate1.org.

*August 4-7 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS

New Teacher Institute. 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.

*August 9-12 SCIENCE

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

*September 28-29 SCIENCE

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

South

*May 1-4 DROPOUTS

2005 Effective Strategies Institute. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center, in Louisville, Ky. Contact: NDPC, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax (864) 656-0136; e-mail ndpc@clemson .edu; www.dropoutprevention.org.

*May 4 SCIENCE

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

*May 24-27 EARLY CHILDHOOD

Annual Training Conference. Sponsored by the National Head Start Association, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NHSA, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 687-5044; www.nhsa.org.

*June 9 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.

*June 13-15 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.

*June 14-17 SCIENCE

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

*June 23-24 TEACHING

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

*June 28-29 SPECIAL EDUCATION

Special Education Leadership Institute. Sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition, in Atlanta. Contact: Stephanie Surles, MCEC, 108 E. FM 2410, Suite D, Harker Heights, TX 76548; (254) 953-1923; fax (254) 953-1925; e-mail stephanie.surles @militarychild.org; www.militarychild.org.

*July 2-8 PARENT INVOLVEMENT

2005 Meeting and Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children, in Louisville, Ky. For more information, contact: Barbara Cheadle, NOPBC, 1800 Johnson St., Baltimore, MD 21230; (410) 659-9314; e-mail bcheadle @nfb.org; www.nfb.org.

*July 5-12 HISTORY

Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax (757) 565-8916; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.history.org/teach.

*July 13-20 HISTORY

Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax (757) 565-8916; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.history.org/teach.

*July 19-26 HISTORY

Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax (757) 565-8916; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.history.org/teach.

*July 26-August 2 HISTORY

Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax (757) 565-8916; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.history.org/teach.

*July 26-29 SCIENCE

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

*July 27-August 3 HISTORY

Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; fax (757) 565-8916; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.history.org/teach.

*August 3-7 GIFTED EDUCATION

Biennial Conference: Celebrating Les Enfants Surdoués du Monde. Sponsored by the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, in New Orleans. Contact: WCGTC, 18401 Hiawatha St., Northridge, CA 91326; www.worldgifted.org.

West

*May 11-15 SEX EDUCATION

2005 Annual Conference: What’s New and What Works—Pioneering Solutions for Today’s Sexual Issues. Sponsored by the American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, in Portland, Ore. Contact: AASECT, P.O. Box 5488, Richmond, VA 23220; (804) 644-3288; e-mail aasect@aasect.org; www.aasect.org.

*June 20-23 CURRICULUM

Workshop: Problem-Based Economics for High School. Sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, in Novato, Calif. Contact: Nancy Wright, BIE, 18 Commercial Blvd, Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e-mail nancy @bie.org; www.bie.org.

*June 22-25 SCIENCE

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

*June 24-28 LITERACY

National Media Education Conference: Giving a Voice to a Diverse Nation. Sponsored by the Alliance for a Media Literate America, in San Francisco. Contact: AMLA, 721 Glencoe St., Denver, CO 80220; (888) 775-2652; www.amlainfo.org.

*June 27-28 INSTRUCTION

Standards-Focused, Project-Based Learning Workshop. Sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, in Novato, Calif. Contact: Nancy Wright, BIE, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e-mail nancy @bie.org; www.bie.org.

*June 29-July 1 CURRICULUM

Workshop: Problem-Based Government for High School. Sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, in Novato, Calif. Contact: Nancy Wright, BIE, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e-mail nancy @bie.org; www.bie.org.

*July 12-15 SCIENCE

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

*July 18-21 EDUCATION RESEARCH

Workshop: What Works in Schools—Translating Research into Action Academy. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Santa Monica, Calif. 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 19-22 SCIENCE

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

*August 4-6 MATHEMATICS

National Meeting: MathFest. Sponsored by the Mathematical Association of America, in Albuquerque, N.M. For more information, contact: MAA, 1529 18th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (800) 741-9415; e-mail maahq@maa .org; www.maa.org.

*September 15-16 CURRICULUM

Workshop: Problem-Based Government for High School. Sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, in Novato, Calif. Contact: Nancy Wright, BIE, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e-mail nancy @bie.org; www.bie.org.

*September 29-30 INSTRUCTION

Standards-Focused, Project-Based Learning Workshop. Sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, in Novato, Calif. Contact: Nancy Wright, BIE, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e-mail nancy @bie.org; www.bie.org.

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