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February 17, 2006 8 min read
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Following are dates for workshops, conferences, and other professional de velopment opportunities for teachers. Some events may include administra tors, policymakers, parents, and others. The list is organized by region, though some events are national meetings. Registration deadlines may close be fore the date of the event. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.

East

*March 1-4 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
2006 Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, in Boston. Contact: NAIS, 1620 L St. N.W., Suite 1100, Washington DC 20036-5695; (202) 973-9700; fax (202) 973-9790; www.nais.org.

*March 9-10 STANDARDS
Start With the Standards: Planning, Assessing, and Instructing for Student Achievement. Sponsored by Measured Progress, in Northampton, Mass. Contact: MP, 171 Watson Rd., P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03820; (603) 749-9102; fax (603) 749-6398; www.measuredprogress.org.

*March 12-15 HEALTH
Legislative Action Conference 2006. Sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, in Washington, D.C. Contact: SNA, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax (703) 739-3915; e-mail servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org; www.schoolnutrition.org.

*March 16-17 ASSESSMENT
Teacher as Effective Classroom Assessor. Sponsored by Measured Progress, in Warwick, R.I. Contact: MP, 171 Watson Rd., P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03820; (603) 749-9102; fax (603) 749-6398; www.measuredprogress.org.

*March 23-24 ACHIEVEMENT
Examining Student Work to Improve Achievement. Sponsored by Measured Progress, in Portland, Maine. Contact: MP, 171 Watson Rd., P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03820; (603) 749-9102; fax (603) 749-6398; www.measuredprogress.org.

*March 23-25 TECHNOLOGY
68th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the International Technology Education Association, in Baltimore. Contact: ITEA, 1914 Association Dr., Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-2100; fax (703) 860-0353; e-mail itea@iteaconnect.org; www.iteaconnect.org.

*April 5-7 INSTRUCTION
Second Step Training for Trainers. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Boston. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 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.

*April 24-25 CURRICULUM
Various Workshops. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Washington, D.C. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*April 24-26 LEADERSHIP
Building Leadership Capacity: Skill Building for Teacher Leaders Workshop. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Washington, D.C. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

Midwest/Plains

*March 9-11 FOREIGN LANGUAGES
2006 Conference. Sponsored by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in Chicago. Contact: Patrick T. Raven, CSCTFL, P.O. Box 251, Milwaukee, WI 53201; (414) 405-4645; fax (414) 276-4650; e-mail csctfl@aol.com; www.centralstates.cc.

*March 21-23 PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Parents as Teachers Conference. Sponsored by the Parents as Teachers National Center, in St. Louis. Deadline: March 16. Contact: Sande Stevenson, PTNC, 2228 Ball Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146; (314) 432-4330; fax (314) 432-8963; e-mail sande.stevenson@parentsasteachers.org; www.parentsasteachers.org.

*March 29-31 CURRICULUM
Various Workshops. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*April 1-3 CURRICULUM
Annual Conference & Exhibit Show. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Chicago. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail member@ascd.org; www.ascd.org.

*April 23-25 LIBRARIES
“Reveal the Magic @ Your Library” Annual Spring Conference. Sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians, in Osage Beach, Mo. Contact: MASL, 925 Madison St., Jefferson City, MO 65101; (573) 893-4155; fax (573) 632-6678; www.maslonline.org.

*April 23-27 MAGNET SCHOOLS 24th National Conference on Magnet Schools. Sponsored by the Magnet Schools of America, in Omaha, Neb. Contact: MSA, 733 15th St. N.W., Suite 330, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 824-0672; fax (202) 737-0100; www.magnet.edu.

*April 26-29 MATHEMATICS
2006 Annual Meeting and Exposition. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, in St. Louis. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-9840; fax (703) 476-2970; www.nctm.org/meetings.

*April 29-May 4 READING Reading Research 2006 Conference. Sponsored by the International Reading Association, in Chicago. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; www.reading.org.

South

*March 6-7 TECHNOLOGY
11th Annual K-12 School Networking Conference: Measuring the Value of Education Technology. Sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking, in Arlington, Va. Contact: Michelle Shirley, CoSN, 1710 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20121; (202) 861-2676; fax (202) 861-0888; e-mail michelle@cosn.org; www.k12schoolnetworking.org.

*March 15-19 FOREIGN LANGUAGES 2006 Conference.
Sponsored by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, in Tampa, Fla. Contact: TESOL, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 836-0774; www.tesol.org.

*March 20-24 TECHNOLOGY 2006 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference. Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: SITE, P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514; (757) 623-7588; fax (703) 997-8760; e-mail conf@aace.org; http://site.aace.org/conf.

*March 30-April 1 HISTORY 2006 Conference. Sponsored by the National Council for History Education, in Austin, Texas. Contact: NCHE, 26915 Westwood Rd., Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; (440) 835-1776; fax (440) 835-1295; e-mail nche@nche.net; www.nche.net.

*March 30-April 2 MONTESSORI EDUCATION Annual Conference. Sponsored by the American Montessori Society, in Houston. Contact: AMS, 281 Park Ave. S., New York, NY 10010; (212) 358-1250; e-mail info@amshq.org; www.amshq.org.

West

*March 4-7 ENGLISH
2006 Northwest Region Affiliate Conference. Sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, in Portland, Ore. For more information, contact: Ulrich Hardt, NCTE, Portland State University, Graduate School of Education, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751; (503) 725-4740.

*March 9-10 INSTRUCTION
Steps to Respect Facilitator Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Seattle. Deadline: March 6. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 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.

*March 9-11 TECHNOLOGY 2006 Conference.
Sponsored by Computer-Using Educators, in Palm Springs, Calif. Contact: Marisol Valles, CUE, 2150 Mariner Square Dr., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 814-6630; fax (510) 814-0195; e-mail cueinc@cue.org; www.cue.org.

*March 15-17 INSTRUCTION
Second-Step Training for Trainers Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in San Diego. Deadline: March 9. For more information, contact: Client Support Services, CC, 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.

*March 16 INSTRUCTION
Second-Step Staff Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Seattle. Deadline: March 13. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 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.

*March 17 INSTRUCTION
Second-Step Family Guide Facilitator Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Seattle. Deadline: March 14. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 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.

*March 23-24 INSTRUCTION
Steps to Respect Facilitator Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in San Francisco. Deadline: March 17. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 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.

*March 29-31 INSTRUCTION
Second Step Training for Trainers Workshop. Sponsored by the Committee for Children, in Seattle. Deadline: March 24. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 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.

*April 1-5 MIGRANT EDUCATION
2006 National Conference. Sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education, in Denver. Contact: NASDME, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Old Capitol Building, 600 Washington St. S.E., P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98501; (360) 725-6150; www.nasdme.org.

*April 5-9 LEARNING DISABILITIES
Annual Convention and Expo. Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, in Salt Lake City. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (888) 232-7733; www.cec.sped.org.

*April 9-11 DISTANCE EDUCATION
80th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the Distance Education and Training Council, in Seattle. Contact: Cindy Donahue, DETC, 1601 18th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20009; (202) 234-5100; www.detc.org.

*April 19-23 MUSIC EDUCATION 2006 National Conference. Sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, in Salt Lake City. Contact: MENC, 1806 Robert Fulton Dr., Reston, VA 20191; (800) 336-3768; www.menc.org.

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