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November

14-17—Reading: 18th West Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators, in Kamuela, Hawaii. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-7323; Web site: www.reading.org/association/meetings/regional.html.

15-17—Career and technical education: Implementing High-quality Career/Technical Programs, sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board, for educators, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Oklahoma City. Contact: SREB, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318; Web site: www.sreb.org/programs/hstw/hstwindex.asp.

15-18—Music education: National Association for Music Education North Central Division Conference, sponsored by the Nebraska Music Educators Association, for music teachers, in Lincoln, Neb. Contact: Rex Barker, 4204 S. 148th St., Omaha, NE 68137; e-mail: rbarker@mpsomaha.org; Web site: www.menc.org/connect/meetings.html.

15-21—Instruction: Schools Attuned Program, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, for educators and administrators, in Brampton, Ontario. Contact and registration information is online at www.allkindsofminds.org/calendar.aspx.

16—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Knotty Oak Middle School in Coventry, R.I. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

16—Minority education:Teaching and Preparing Our Black Male Youth for the 21st Century, sponsored by ATLAS Learning Communities, for principals, at Wheelock College in Boston. Contact: Jessalyn Hudgins, ATLAS Learning Communities Inc., 222 Third St., Suite 1320, Cambridge, MA 02142; (888) 577-8585; fax: (617) 577-8686; e-mail: info@atlaslearningcommunities.org; Web site: www.atlascommunities.org.

16—Science: Safety in Secondary School Science Labs, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Natick, Mass. Contact: Ana Adams, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; e-mail: lsiadams@labsafety.org; Web site: www.labsafety.org/training/enter.html.

16-19—Technology: Teaching the Millennial Generation, sponsored by the California League of Middle Schools, for educators, at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, Calif. Contact: Katie Winchell, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (800) 326-1880; e-mail: info@clms.net; Web site: www.clms.net.

16-21—English: 2006 Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (877) 369-6283; Web site: www.ncte.org.

16-Jan. 10—Mathematics: Math Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Nov. 16, and then continuing on two nonconsecutive days.Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

17-19—Foreign languages: 40th Annual Meeting and Exposition, sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for foreign-language teachers, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: ACTFL, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 894-2900; fax: (703) 894-2905; e-mail: headquarters@actfl.org; Web site: www.actfl.org.

18-21—International education: Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Middle East Studies Association of North America, for educators and administrators, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place 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; Web site: www.mesana.org.

28-30—Achievement: Failure Is Not An Option Summit, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for educators and administrators, in Atlanta. Deadline: Nov. 17. Contact: HOPE Foundation, 1252 N. Loesch Rd., P.O. Box 906; Bloomington, IN 47402-0906; (800) 627-0323; fax: (812) 323-8140; e-mail: leadership@hopefoundation.org; Web site: www.hopefoundation.org.

29-Dec. 1—Achievement: Failure Is Not An Option Summit, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for educators and administrators, at the Doubletree Hotel Austin in Austin, Texas. Contact: HOPE Foundation, 1252 N. Loesch Rd., P.O. Box 906; Bloomington, IN 47402-0906; (800) 627-0232; fax: (812) 323-8140; e-mail: leadership@hopefoundation.org; Web site: www.hopefoundation.org.

29-Dec. 2—Career and technical education: 2006 Convention and Career Tech Expo, sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, for career and technical educators, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Contact: ACTE Registration, P.O. Box 758621, Baltimore, MD 21275-8621; (800) 826-9972; fax (703) 683-7424; e-mail: registration@acteonline.org; Web site: www.acteonline.org/convention.

29-Dec. 2—Community involvement: Community Education: Raising the Odds—Linking Schools and Communities for Success, sponsored by the National Community Education Association, for educators, administrators, and community members, at the Nugget Hotel in Reno, Nev. Deadline: Nov. 14. Contact: Sue Ferguson, 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91-A, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 359-8973; fax: (703) 359-0972; e-mail: ferguson@ncea.com; Web site: www.ncea.com/events.

29-Dec. 2—Education policy: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Educational Service Agencies, for educational service agency staff, at the Desert Springs Marriott Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, Calif. Contact: AESA, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22301; (703) 875-0739; fax: (703) 807-1849; e-mail: info@aesa.us; Web site: www.aesa.us/coming_events.html.

29-Dec. 2—Reading: 56th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the National Reading Conference, for researchers, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Contact: NRC, 7044 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, WI 53154; (414) 908-4924 ext. 450; fax: (414) 768-8001; www.nrconline.org.

30—Federal programs: Fixing Failing Schools: How Are the NCLB Remedies Actually Working?, sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, for researchers and policymakers, at the Wohlstetter Conference Center in Washington. Register online at www.aei.org/event1351. Contact: Rosemary Kendrick, AEI, 1150 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 862-5800; e-mail: rkendrick@aei.org.

December

1—Public relations: Getting Board Members on Your Team: How to Make Your Board Members Your MVPs, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school communications officers and administrators, via teleconference. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-1230; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

2—Reading: 13th Annual Reading Recovery Conference, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, for educators, in Piscataway, N.J. Contact: Christine McKenna; e-mail: mckennajhnn@aol.com; Web site: www.readingrecovery.org/sections/conferences/regional.asp.

2-6—Leadership: 38th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for educational staff-development professionals, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Deadline: Nov. 15. Contact: Leslie Miller, NSDC, 5995 Fairfield Road, Suite 4, Oxford, OH 45056; (800) 727-7288; fax: (513) 523-0638; e-mail: nsdcoffice@nsdc.org; Web site: www.nsdc.org.

4-6—English-language learners: Bridges to Understanding: Teaching That Matters for English Learners, sponsored by the Northeast Office of the University of California, Los Angeles’ School Management Program, at the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center in Bedford, N.H. Deadline: Nov. 28. Contact: Lisa DiMartino, 40 Lindeman Drive, Suite 200, Trumbull, CT 06611; (203) 365-8914; fax: (203) 365-8947; e-mail: ldimarti@smp.gseis.ucla.edu; Web site: www.smp.gseis.ucla.edu/Northeast.htm.

4-Jan. 30—Middle schools: Language Arts Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Dec. 4, and then continuing on two nonconsecutive days. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

5—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeos, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the New Hampshire Association of School Principals’ headquarters in Concord, N.H. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

A version of this article appeared in the October 18, 2006 edition of Education Week


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