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.
*October 16-18 ACHIEVEMENT
What Works in Schools— Increasing Student Achievement ThroughResearch-Based Practices. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Philadelphia. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578- 9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ascd.org.
*October 18 and 25 ACHIEVEMENT
Preventing Academic Failure: Part I. 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@example.com; www.churchillcenter.org.
* October 20-24 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Schools-Attuned Training. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, in Olean and Lake George, NY. Contact: Barbara VanWicklin, Board of Cooperative Educational Services, (716) 376-8321; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org a>;www.allkindsofminds.org.
* October 23-24 DEAF EDUCATION
24th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss. Sponsored by the Mainstream Center at the Clarke School for the Deaf, in Springfield, Mass. Contact: Barbara Rochon, MCCSD, 48 Round Hill Rd., Northampton, MA 01060; (413) 587-7313; fax (413) 586-6654;e- mail email@example.com; www.clarkeschool.org.
*Octobe r 23-25 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
23rd Annual Conference. Sponsored by the New York State Middle School Association, in Syracuse, N.Y. Contact: Linda Ruest, NYSMSA, Erie 1 BOCES, 1050 Maryvale Dr., Checktowaga, NY 14225; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nysmsa.org.
*October 23-25 READING
54th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the New England Reading Association, in Nashua, N.H. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Duane L. Small, NERA, P.O. Box 997, Portland, ME 04104-0997; (207) 838-8157; e-mail email@example.com; www.nereading.org.
*October 23- 25 WRITING
National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. Sponsored by the International Writing Centers Association, in Hershey, Pa. Contact: Ben Rafoth, Conference Chairman, University of Pennsylvania English Department, Indiana, PA 15705; (724) 357-3029; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.wc.iup.edu/2003conference.< p>
*October 24 COUNSELING
Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop: The Passionate Educator—Sustaining and Rediscovering the Adventure in Teaching and Counseling. Sponsored by Ocean County College and GroupWorks for Education, in Toms River, N.J. Deadline: Oct. 17. Contact: Dr. Toby Feinson, GroupWorks for Education, 39-15 D’Auria Dr., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; (201) 819-9285; e-mail email@example.com.
*Octo ber 25 ARTS EDUCATION
The Role of the Arts in the Transformation of School Culture. Sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Peaceable Schools, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCPS, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 999-1959, ext. 8134 or (617) 349-8134; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.lesley.edu/peace.html.
*October 25 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Individualized Education. Sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Special Education, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Susan Kando, LUCSE, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 999- 1959, ext. 8260 or (617) 349-8260; e-mail email@example.com; www.lesley.edu.
*November 2 LITERACY
Effective Techniques for Teaching Reading, Writing, and Spelling. Sponsored by the Reading Reform Foundation of New York, in New York City. Contact: Leona D. Spector, RRFNY, 333 W. 57th St., Suite 1L, New York, NY 10019; (212) 307-7320; fax (212) 307-0449; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.readingreformny.org.
* November 5-8 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Learning & the Brain: Using Brain Research as the Pathway to Student Memory, Motivation, and Achievement. Sponsored by the Yale Child Study Center, in Cambridge, Mass. Deadline: Oct. 20. Contact: Anne Rosenfeld, Public Information Resources, 20 McKenna Terr., Boston, MA 02132-2515; (617) 469-6789, ext. 21; fax (617) 469-3077; e-mail email@example.com; www.edupr.com.
*November 6-8 ACHIEVEMENT GAP
14th Annual National Conference. Sponsored by the Education Trust, in Washington, D.C. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Charles Williams, ET, 1725 K St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 293-1217; fax (202) 293-2605; e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.edtrust.org.
*November 7 TECHNOLOGY
No Teacher Left Behind: Technology Across the Curriculum. Sponsored by SCOPE, in Smithtown, N.Y. Contact: Betty Westcott, 100 Lawrence Ave., Smithtown, NY 11787; (631) 360-0800; fax (631) 360-0356; e-mail email@example.com; www.li-scope.org.
*November 7-8 LEARNING DISABILITIES
19th Annual Learning Differences Conference: Effort, Persistence, and Resilience...Research-Based Strategies for Academic Success. Sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Research Institute for Learning and Development, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Sara Huff, HGSE, (617) 496-8215; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*November 10 MATHEMATICS
One-Day Workshop: Making Algebra Child’s Play. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Buffalo, N.Y. Contact: Maria Roach, AIT, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509 or (812) 339-2203, ext. 216; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail email@example.com; www.ait.net/workshops
*Novem ber 13-17 LITERACY
Inaugural 2003 Conference: Celebrate Literacy. Sponsored by Pro Literacy Worldwide, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Marty Kuppinger, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210; (315) 422-9121, ext. 352; fax (315) 422-6369; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.proliteracy.org.
*November 20-23 JOURNALISM EDUCATION
National High School Journalism Convention. Sponsored by the Journalism Education Association, in Washington, D.C. Deadline: Oct. 21. Contact: Linda S. Puntney, Kansas State University, 103 Kedzie Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506; (785) 532-7822; fax (785) 532-5484;e-mail email@example.com; www.jea.org.
*November 21-23 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German, in Philadelphia. Contact: Helene Zimmer-Loew, AATG, 112 Haddontowne Court, #104, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3668; (856) 795-5553; fax (856) 795-9398; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.aatg.org.
*October 16-17 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
The Well-Managed Classroom. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; www.girlsandboystown.org.
*October 20 LITERACY
Best Practices and New Developments in Reading and Literacy. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; (608) 262-7419; e-mail email@example.com ; www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .
*October 22-25 RURAL EDUCATION
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Rural Education Association, in Kearney, Neb. Contact: Bob Mooneyham, NREA, 820 Van Vleet Oval, Room 227, Norman, OK 74019; (405) 325-7959; fax (405) 325-7959; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nrea.net.
*October 23-24 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
A Bridge to Other Cultures Conference. Sponsored by the Michigan Foreign Language Association, in Lansing, Mich. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Tom Lovik, MFLA, Linguistics and Languages, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; (517) 355-3809; fax (517) 432-2736; e-mail email@example.com; www.mfla.org.
*October 26-29 AT-RISK YOUTH
15th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Network, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Linda Shirley, NDPN, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656- 2675; fax (864) 656-0136;e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.dropoutprevention.org
*October 28-29 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Minneapolis. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax (508) 647-0062; e-mail email@example.com; www.labsafety.org.
*October 28-30 SCIENCE
North Midwestern Area Convention. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in Minneapolis. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 312-9371; fax (703) 841-0250; e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nsta.org.
*November 3-7 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Specialized Classroom Management. Sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; www.girlsandboystown.org.
*November 6-8 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, in Appleton, Wis. Contact: James Oakley, WAFLT, 720 Ellis Dr., Ashland, WI 54806; (715) 682-9418; e-mail email@example.com; www.waflt.org.
*November 7-9 LITERATURE
Playing with Literature: Developing a Script in Your Classroom. Sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Foundation, in Cleveland. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Emily Davidson, YAGC, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite C203, Cleveland, OH 44120; (216) 561-5014; fax (216) 561-3444; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.yagc.org.
*November 12-16 GIFTED EDUCATION
Half-Century Celebration: 50 Years and Racing to the Future. Sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, in Indianapolis. Contact: Lancey Boros, Convention Manager, NAGC, 1707 L St. NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; fax (202) 785-4248; e-mail email@example.com; www.nagc.org.
*November 13-15 ACHIEVEMENT GAP
44th Biennial Convention. Sponsored by Kappa Delta Phi, in St. Louis. Deadline: Oct. 8. Contact: Margo Black, KDP, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268; (317) 871-4900; fax (317) 704-2323; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.kdp.org.
*October 19-21 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Overcoming the Barriers: Achieving Excellence and Success. Sponsored by the National Black Child Development Institute, in New Orleans. Contact: Vicki D. Pinkston, NBCDI, 1101 15th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (202) 833-2220; fax (202) 833-8222; e-mail email@example.com; www.nbcdi.org.
*October 22-23 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760; (508) 647-1900; fax (508) 647-0062; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.labsafety.org.
*October 29- 31 SCHOOL SAFETY
Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program, Train the Trainer Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Tampa, Fla. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449, ext. 200; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.
*October 30-November 2 ENGLISH
2003 Southwest Conference. Sponsored by the Two- Year College English Association, in New Orleans. Contact: Lillian Wooley, TYCA, Division of Liberal Arts, Louisiana State University Alexandria, 8100 Hwy. 71 S., Alexandria, LA 71302; e-mail email@example.com; www.gc.edu/english/orgs/tyca.
*November 2-3 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
2003 Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, in Richmond, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 8001 Franklin Farms Dr., Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23229; (804) 282-3592; fax (804) 282-3596; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.vais.org.
*November 6-8 ACCELERATED SCHOOLS
5th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Southwest Center for Accelerated Schools, in Austin, Texas. Contact: Bonnie Hamill, SCAS, 4030 W. Braker Ln., Bldg. 2, Suite 243, Austin, TX 78759; (512) 232- 0701; fax (512) 232-0707; e-mail email@example.com; www.swacceleratedschools.net.
*November 6-8 GIFTED EDUCATION
Gifted Education and No Child Left Behind: Walking Together for All Children. Sponsored by the Virginia Association for the Gifted, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Liz Nelson, VAG, P.O. Box 26212, Richmond, VA 23260-6212; (804) 355-6212; fax (804) 355-5137; e- mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.vagifted.org.
*November 6-8 MATHEMATICS
Southern Regional Conference: Mathematics Journeys in Historic Charleston. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in Charleston, S.C. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (800) 235-7566; fax (703) 476-2970; www.nctm.org/meetings/charleston .
*November 6-8 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
30th Annual Conference and Exhibit: Middle Level on Our Minds. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Atlanta. Contact: Chris Risheill, NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730, ext. 226; fax (614) 895-4750; e-mail email@example.com; www.nmsa.org.
*November 6-9 SEX EDUCATION
Fifty Years After Kinsey’s Female Report: Sexual Science and Gender. Sponsored by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, in San Antonio. Contact: David L. Fleming, SSSS, P.O. Box 416, Allentown, PA 18105; (610) 530-2483; fax (610) 530-2485; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sexscience.org.
*November 10 MATHEMATICS
One-day Workshop: Making Algebra Child’s Play. Sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: Maria Roach, AIT, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509 or (812) 339- 2203,ext. 216; fax (812) 333-4278; e-mail email@example.com; www.ait.net/workshops.
*Novembe r 13-14 SPECIAL EDUCATION
Fifth Institute on Disproportionality. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, in San Antonio. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830, ext. 516; fax (703) 620-2521; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cec.sped.org/pd.
*October 15-16 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Las Vegas. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax (508) 647- 0062; e-mail email@example.com; www.labsafety.org
*October 16- 18 ENGLISH
2003 Pacific Coast Conference: Crafting Literacy in the Community College. Sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, in San Diego. Contact: Heidi Ramirez, TYCA; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ; www.ecctyc.org.
*October 16-19 ARTS EDUCATION
Annual Conference: Culture, Language, and Dance Education. Sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Bill Evans, Dance Program Center for the Arts, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; (505) 277-3660; fax (505) 277- 9625; e-mail email@example.com; www.ndeo.org.
*October 17 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; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.
*October 17- 18 ENGLISH
2003 Pacific Northwest Conference—At Home on the Range: Lessons for Success in the Pacific Northwest. Sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, in Spokane, Wash. Contact: Dana Elder, Eastern Washington University Department of English, Cheney, WA 99004; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; http://cf.linnbenton.edu/depts/tyca .
*October 17-19 MONTESSORI EDUCATION
Science Catches Up to Montessori Conference. Sponsored by the American Montessori Society, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Mimi Basso, AMS, 281 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010; (212) 358-1250; fax (212) 358-1256; e-mail email@example.com; www.amshq.org.
*October 22-24 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; fax (206) 343-1445; www.cfchildren.org.
*October 23-25 TECHNOLOGY
2003 Fall CUE Conference. Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators, in Santa Clara, Calif. Contact: Annie Martin, CUE, 2150 Mariner Sq., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 814-6630; fax (510) 814-0195; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.cue.org.
*October 28-30 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Technology Integration Practicum. Sponsored by the WestEd Teacher Development Center, in Cupertino, Calif. Contact: Harlin Hansen, TDC, Portal School, 10300 N. Blaney Ave., Cupertino, CA 95014; (408) 252-3000,ext. 167; fax (408) 973-8259; e-mail email@example.com 12.ca.us; www.wested.org.
*October 28- November 1 BEHAVIOR
2003 Conference. Sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, in Denver. Contact: Marsha Bokman, Director of Meetings and Events, CHADD, 8181 Professional Place, Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785; (301) 306-7070, ext. 118; fax (301) 306-7071; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.chadd.org.
*November 3-5 INSTRUCTION
Differentiating Instruction: Beginning the Journey. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Las Vegas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail email@example.com; www.ascd.org.
*November 5-9 ACHIEVEMENT
From Rhetoric to Reality: Student Achievement in Multicultural Societies. Sponsored by the National Association for Multicultural Education, in Seattle. Contact: NAME, 733 15th St., Suite 430, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-6263; fax (202) 628-6264; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.nameorg.org.