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October 01, 2002 5 min read
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Following are dates for workshops, conferences, and other professional- development opportunities for educators. 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 | Midwest/Plains | South | West


East

*January 13-14 SOCIAL STUDIES

Language and Social Studies Focus Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Deadline: Dec. 30. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*January 15, 22, and 30 SCHEDULING Scheduling.

Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Brattleboro, Vt. (Jan. 15); Topsfield, Mass. (Jan. 22); and Cheshire, Conn. (Jan. 30). Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms. org; www.nelms.org.

*January 16 RELIGION

Islam and Religious Diversity. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in New York City. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318- 4225; (404) 355- 4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax (404) 355-4435; www.csee.org.

*January 16-18 TEACHING METHODS

The All-Canadian Conference on Teaching and Learning. Sponsored by the Western Quebec School Board, in Hull, Quebec. Contact: TW Branun & Associates, (800) 531-0082 or (604) 465-8499; fax (866) 465-2325 or (604) 465-2325; e-mail info@twblearn.com; www.twblearn.com/conferences.html.

*January 22 and 29 COLLABORATION

Effective Teaming Practices. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in New Bedford, Mass. (Jan. 22); and Cheshire, Conn. (Jan. 29). Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*January 24-25 LITERACY

Midwinter Literacy Institute: Guiding Readers and Writers in the Intermediate- Grade Classroom. Sponsored by Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349-8402; (617) 349-8490; e-mail literacy@mail.lesley.edu; www.lesley.edu.

*February 5-6 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

World Language Focus Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Deadline: Jan. 21. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

*February 5-6 INSTRUCTION

Differentiated Instruction Focus Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Deadline: Jan. 21. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax (987) 887-6504; e-mail nelms@nelms.org; www.nelms.org.

Midwest/Plains

*January 21-24 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT

Common-Sense Parenting: Training for Parent Trainers. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource and Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

*January 23-25 TECHNOLOGY

ICE 2003: Learning Without Boundaries. Sponsored by Indiana Computer Educators, in Indianapolis. Contact: Laurenda Jackson, ICE, P.O. Box 42208, Indianapolis, IN 46242-0208; (317) 274-3465 or (888) 353-3465; fax (317) 274-6864; e-mail ice@iupui.edu; www.iupui.edu/~ice.

South

*January 2-5 LINGUISTICS

77th Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America, in Atlanta. Contact: Margaret W. Reynolds, LSA, 1325 18th St. N.W., Suite 211, Washington, DC 20036-6501; (202) 835-1714; fax (202) 835-1717; e-mail lsa@lsadc.org; www.lsadc.org.

*January 9 WRITING

Teaching Writing as Problem Solving Across the Curriculum. 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) 933-2723; fax (703) 575- 5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*January 10 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Conscious Classroom Management: Bringing Out the Best in Students and Teachers. 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) 933-2723; fax (703) 575-5400; e- mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*January 23-25 SCHOOL CHOICE

America’s Choice National Conference. Sponsored by America’s Choice and the National Center on Education and the Economy, in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Yvette Mimms, AC, 1 Thomas Cir. N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 783-3668; fax (202) 783-3672; www.ncee.org.

*January 24-27 TEACHER COLLEGES

55th Annual Meeting and Exhibits. Sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, in New Orleans. Deadline: Jan. 2. Contact: Brinda L. Albert, AACTE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-2450; fax (202) 457-8095; e- mail balbert@aacte.org; www.aacte.org.

*January 28-February 1 BILINGUALISM

Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Association for Bilingual Education, in New Orleans. Contact: Josefina Velasco, NABE, 1030 15th St. N.W., Suite 470, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 898- 1829; fax (202) 789-2866; e-mail conference@nabe.org; www.nabe.org.

*January 31-February 2 ETHICS

Honor Codes and Honor Councils. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Miami. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax (404) 355-4435; www.csee.org.

*February 27-March 1 FOREIGN LANGUAGES

2003 Joint Conference. Sponsored by the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and the Foreign Language Association of Georgia, in Atlanta. Deadline: Jan. 10. Contact: Lynne McClendon, Executive Director, SCOLT, 165 Lazy Laurel Chase, Roswell, GA 30076; (770) 992- 1256; fax (770) 992- 3464; e-mail lynnemcc@mindspring. com; www.valdosta.edu/scolt.

West

*January 9-15 EARLY CHILDHOOD

Learning and Development Module and Culture, Family, and Providers Module. Sponsored by the WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies, in San Diego. Contact: Alicia Tuesta, WestEd, 180 Harbor Dr., Suite 112, Sausalito, CA 94965; (415) 289-2300; e-mail atuesta@wested.org; www.pitc.org.

*February 2-4 NEW TEACHERS

Fifth New Teacher Center Symposium: Transforming the Profession Through Teacher Induction. Sponsored by the New Teacher Center, in San Jose, Calif. Contact: NTC, University of California at Santa Cruz, (831) 459-4323; www.newteachercenter.org.

*February 20-23 SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS

SubSolutions 2003 Winter Conference. Sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University, in Salt Lake City. Deadline: Jan. 20. Contact: STI/USU, 6516 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-6516; (800) 922-4693; fax (435) 797-0944; e-mail subed@subed.usu.edu; www.subed.usu.edu.

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