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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 21-26 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
2006 Annual Conference & Expo. Sponsored by the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers, in Montreal. Contact: NAFSA, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 737-3699; fax (202) 737-3657; e-mail conference@nafsa.org; www.nafsa.org.

*July 17-20 CURRICULUM
What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action Academy. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Boston. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*November 17-20 MIDDLE EAST EDUCATION
Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the Middle East Studies Association of North America, in Boston. Contact: MESANA, University of Arizona, 1219 N. Santa Rita Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721; (520) 621-5850; fax (520) 626-9095; e-mail mesana@u.arizona.edu.

*December 15-19 EARLY EDUCATION
23rd Annual Parent Training Conference. Sponsored by the National Head Start Association, in New York City. Contact: Carleen Wallington, NHSA, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 299-7513; e-mail cwallington@nhsa.org; www.nhsa.org.

Midwest/Plains


*July 11-14 EDUCATION POLICY
National Forum on Education Policy. Sponsored by the Education Commission of the States, in Minneapolis. Contact: ECS, 700 Broadway, #1200, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 299-3600; fax (303) 296-8332; www.ecs.org.

*October 4-7 READING
33rd Plains Conference. Sponsored by the International Reading Association, in Omaha, Neb. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; www.reading.org.

*October 11-14 HEALTH
80th Annual School Health Conference. Sponsored by the American School Health Association, in St. Louis. Contact: Mary Bamer Ramsier, ASHA, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; (330) 678-1601 ext. 127; fax (330) 678-4526; e-mail mbramsi@ashaweb.org; www.ashaweb.org.

*October 21-25 RURAL EDUCATION

98th Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Rural Education Association, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Bob Mooneyham, NREA, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 227, Norman, OK 73019; (405) 325-7959; fax (405) 325-7959; e-mail bmooneyham@ou.edu.

*October 26-28 BEHAVIOR
18th Annual International Conference on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, in Chicago. For more information, contact: CHADD, 8181 Professional Place, Suite 150, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 306- 7070; fax (301) 306-7090; http://www.chadd.org.

South

*June 20-27 HISTORY
Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in Williamsburg, Va. For more information, contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.cwf.org.

*June 21-28 HISTORY
Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, in Williamsburg, Va. For more information, contact: Tab Broyles, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 220-7975; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.cwf.org.

*June 22-28 LIBRARIES
National Conference. Sponsored by the American Library Association, in New Orleans. Contact: ALA, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433; www.ala.org.

*June 27-July 1 SEX EDUCATION
2006 Annual Conference. Sponsored by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, in St. Louis. Contact: AASECT P.O. Box 1960, Ashland, VA 23005-1960; (804) 752-0026; fax (804) 752-0056; e-mail aasect@aasect.org; www.aasect.org.

*June 30-July 5 TEACHERS
Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the National Education Association, in Orlando, Fla. For more information, contact: NEA, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; fax (202) 822-7974; www.nea.org.

*July 3-10 HISTORY
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; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.cwf.org.

*July 5-12 HISTORY
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; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.cwf.org

*July 12-14 MILITARY EDUCATION
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition, in Houston. Contact: Shellie Campos, MCEC, 108 East FM 2410, Suite D, P. O. Box 2519, Harker Heights, TX 76548; (254) 953-1923; fax (254) 953-1925. For more information, contact: Shellie.Campos@MilitaryChild.org; www.militarychild.org.

*July 18-25 HISTORY
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; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.cwf.org.

*July 19-26 HISTORY
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; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.cwf.org.

*July 25-August 1 HISTORY
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; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.cwf.org.

*July 26-August 2 HISTORY
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; e-mail tbroyles@cwf.org; www.cwf.org.

*October 15-17 READING

25th Southeast Regional Conference. Sponsored by the International Reading Association, in Mobile, Ala. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; www.reading.org.

*November 1-5 GIFTED EDUCATION
53rd Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; fax (202) 785-4248; e-mail nagc@nagc.org; www.nagc.org.

*November 2-4 MIDDLE SCHOOLS

National Conference. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (800) 528-6672; www.nmsa.org.

*November 8-11 EARLY EDUCATION

Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, in Atlanta. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington DC 20036; (202) 232-8777 or (800) 424-2460; www.naeyc.org.

*November 16-19 FOREIGN LANGUAGES
40th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: ACTFL, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 894-2900; www.actfl.org.

*December 2-6 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
38th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Leslie Miller, NSDC, P.O. Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax (513) 523-0638; e-mail nsdcoffice@aol.com.

West

*June 7-9 INSTRUCTION
Talking About Touching: Training for Trainers Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Seattle. Deadline: June 2. Contact: Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax (206) 438-6765; e-mail clientsupport@cfchildren.org; www.cfchildren.org.

*June 14-16 INSTRUCTION
Second Step Training for Trainers Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Seattle. Deadline: June 8. Contact: Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax (206) 438-6765; e-mail clientsupport@cfchildren.org; www.cfchildren.org.

*June 14-17 READING
Teacher Leader Institute. Sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, in Denver. Contact: Anita Gibson, RRCNA, 400 W. Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite 250, Worthington, OH 43085; (614) 310-7323; fax (614) 310-7345; e-mail conferenceinfo@readingrecovery.org; www.readingrecovery.org.

*June 19-29 ECONOMICS
Project Based Learning, Problem Based Economics and Government Workshop. Sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, in Novato, Calif. Deadline: June 14. Contact: John Lamar, BIE, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e-mail johnlamar@bie.org; www.bie.org.

*June 24-26 PARENT INVOLVEMENT
National Convention. Sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association, in Phoenix. Contact: NPTA, 541 N. Fairbanks Court, Suite 1300, Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 307-4PTA; fax (312) 670-6783; www.pta.org.

*June 26 CURRICULUM
Various Workshops. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Denver. For more information, contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*June 27-29 CURRICULUM
Summer Conference. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Denver. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org/summerconference.

*July 4-7 TECHNOLOGY
2006 National Educational Computing Conference. Sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education, in San Diego. Contact: Donella Evoniuk, ISTE, 480 Charnelton St., Eugene, OR 97401; (541) 434-9590; e-mail neccinfo@iste.org; http://center.uoregon.edu/ISTE/NECC2006/about_NECC/contact_info.php.

*July 12-14 BEST PRACTICES
National Conference on the Principles and Practices of Effective Schools. Sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, in Santa Fe, N.M. Contact: Latifah Abdul-Raheem, UO, 555 E. Constitution St., Suite 211, Norman, OK 73072; (405) 325-7080; fax (405) 325-1981; e-mail ces@ou.edu.

*July 16-19 HEALTH
Annual Conference 2006. Sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, in Los Angeles.. For more information, contact: SNA, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax (703) 739-3915; e-mail servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org; http://www.schoolnutrition.org.

*July 18-22 TEACHERS
National Conference. Sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, in San Francisco. Contact: AFT, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001; www.aft.org.

*September 16-19 HEALTH
Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Sponsored by the American Dietetic Association, in Honolulu. Contact: ADA, 1120 Connecticut Ave. N.W, Suite 480, Washington, DC 20036; (800) 877-0877; www.eatright.org.

*October 8-12 TEACHERS
2006 Annual Convention. Sponsored by the National Council on Teacher Retirement, in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Contact: NCTR, 7600 Greenhaven Dr., Suite 302 Sacramento, CA 95831; (916) 394-2075; fax (916) 392-0295; www.nctr.org.

*October 11-14 SCIENCE
National Convention. Sponsored by the National Association of Biology Teachers, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: NABT, 12030 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 110, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 406-0775; e-mail office@nabt.org; www.nabt.org.

*October 28-31 PEDAGOGY
2006 Frontiers in Education Conference. Sponsored by the American Society for Engineering Education and the Computer Society, in San Diego. Contact: ASEE, University of Kansas, 1515 St. Andrews Dr., Lawrence, KS 66047-1625; fax (785) 864-4871; http://fie.engrng.pitt.edu/fie2006/.

*November 14-17 READING
18th West Regional Conference. Sponsored by the International Reading Association, in Waikoloa, Hawaii. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; www.reading.org.

Vol. 17, Issue 06, Pages 51,54-56

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