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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 | Midwest/Plains | South | West


*January 8-11 LINGUISTICS
78th Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America, in Boston. Contact: LSA, 1325 18th St. N.W., Suite 211, Washington, DC 20036- 6501; (202) 835-1714; fax (202) 835-1717; e-mail;

*January 12-13 MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Language Arts and Social Studies at the Middle Level. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Sullivan, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail;


National Conference: Recovering From Emotional Fatigue— Effectively Bearing the Burdens of Teaching and Counseling. Sponsored by GroupWorks for Education, in Long Branch, N.J. Contact: Toby Feinson, GroupWorks for Education, 39-15 D’Auria Dr., Fair Lawn, NJ 07410; (201) 819- 9285;e-mail

*February 5-6 LEADERSHIP
Effective Leadership: Lifeline to Student Success. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail;

*March 23 SCIENCE
Workshop: Paracelus Goes to School. Sponsored by the Society of Toxicology, in Baltimore. Deadline: March 1. Contact: Betty Eidemiller, SOT, 1767 Business Center Dr., Suite 302, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 438-3115; fax (703) 438-3113; e-mail; www

Annual Conference. Sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, in Providence, R.I. Deadline: March 1. Contact: Valerie Sullivan, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01913; (978) 887-6263; fax (978) 887-6504; e-mail;


*January 15-16 READING
Illinois Reading Recovery/Descubriendo la Lectura Institute. Sponsored by National Louis University, in Chicago. Contact: Ellen Swengel, Institute Coordinator, 1205 W. Charles St., Champaign, IL 61821; (217) 359-7434; fax (217) 359-7495; e-mail; .

*January 24 READING
Arts Integration Seminar: Music and Stories of the Underground Railroad. Sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, in Cleveland. Deadline: 7 days before the event. Contact: Emily Davidson, YAGC, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite C203, Cleveland, OH 44120; (216) 561-5014; fax (216) 561-3444;e-mail;

*January 26-28 TECHNOLOGY
Midwest Education Technology Conference. Sponsored by the Cooperating School Districts, in St. Louis. Contact: Dorothy J. White, CSD, 1460 Craig Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146; (314) 872-8282 or (314) 692-1250; fax (314) 872- 9128; e-mail;

*January 29- 31 TECHNOLOGY
No Technology Left Behind. Sponsored by the Indiana Computer Educators, in Indianapolis. Contact: Laurenda Jackson, ICE, P.O. Box 42208, Indianapolis, IN 43242-0208; (317) 274-3465; fax (317) 274-6864; e-mail;

*January 31-February 3 LITERACY
2004 National Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference: Every Child Counts. Sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: RRCNA, (614) 292-7111, ext. 2; fax (614) 247-7323; e- mail conferenceinfo@readingrecovery .org;

Middle Level Essentials. Sponsored by the National Middle School Association, in Chicago. Contact: Jim Kappenhagan, NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; fax (614) 895- 4750;e-mail;

Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice. Sponsored by the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: MSLBD, P.O. Box 40001, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-3840; fax (913) 492- 2456;

First Annual Conference on Integrating Art Forms Into the Curriculum. 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;


*January 13-15 READING
Breaking the Code for Reading and Spelling Success. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, NC 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466;

*January 15- 17 DROPOUTS
10th Joint National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, and Dropping Out of School. Sponsored by the Safe Schools Coalition, in Kissimmee, Fla. Contact: David Anderson, SSC, 5351 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, FL 34217; (800) 537-4903; fax (941) 778-6816; e-mail;

*January 21-23 BEST PRACTICES
Principles and Practices That Make A Difference: A Framework for Quality Teaching. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Miami. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail;

Experienced Teacher Institute. Sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 6802 Paragon Place, Suite 525, Richmond, VA 23230; (804) 282-3592; fax (804) 282- 3595; e-mail;

*February 6-8 ETHICS
Honor Codes and Honor Councils. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, in Jacksonville, Fla. Deadline: 2 weeks before event. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Dr., Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 298-4899; fax (404) 355-4435;e-mail;

*February 14-15 BEHAVIOR
International Forum on Behavioral Disorders. Sponsored by the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, in Tampa, Fla. Contact: Lyndal M. Bullock, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 310860, Denton, TX 76203; (940) 565-3583; fax (940) 565-4055; e-mail; .

Promoting Quality and Professionalism Conference. Sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, in Dallas. Deadline: Jan. 31. Contact: ATE, 1900 Association Dr., Suite ATE, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 602-3110; fax (703) 620-9530; e-mail;

*February 18-20 TECHNOLOGY
Orlando Learning Technologies 2004. Sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology, in Kissimmee, Fla. Contact: Yvonne Beichner, SALT, 50 Culpeper St., Warrenton, VA 20186.

*February 22-25 AT-RISK YOUTH
16th Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum. Sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: NDPC, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax (864) 656-0136;e-mail;

*Fe bruary 26 MATHEMATICS
Multisensory Math. Sponsored by the Hill Center, in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Rd., Durham, N.C. 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax (919) 489-7466;

2004 Conference. Sponsored by the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, in Mobile, Ala. Deadline: Jan. 30. Contact: Lynne McClendon, 165 Lazy Laurel Chase, Roswell, GA 30076; (770) 992-1256; fax (770) 992-3464; e- mail;

29th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the North Carolina Middle SchoolAssociation, in Greensboro, N.C. Deadline: March 1. Contact: John A. Harrison, NCMSA, P.O. Box 5216, Pinehurst, NC 28374; (800) 424-9177; (910) 215- 5567; e-mail;


*January 16-18 TECHNOLOGY
Annual Technology Conference. Sponsored by the National High School Association, in Monterey, Calif. Contact: NHSA, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (562) 430-3136; fax (562) 430-5607;e-mail;,, or

North Coast Education Summit 2004: Education, Democracy, and Social Justice. Sponsored by Humboldt State University, in Arcata, Calif. Contact: Eric Rofes, HSU, Department of Education, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521; (707) 826-3735; fax (707) 826-5868;e-mail;

*February 22-24 ACHIEVEMENT GAP
Education Trust West Conference. Sponsored by the Education Trust, in San Diego. Deadline: Jan. 10. Contact: Charles Williams, ET, 1725 K St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 293-1217; fax (202) 293-2605;e-mail;

Spring National High School Journalism Convention. Sponsored by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association, in San Diego. Deadline: March 1. Contact: Linda S. Puntney, 103 Kedzie Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506; (785) 532-7822; fax (785) 532-5484;;

A version of this article appeared in the January 02, 2004 edition of Teacher as Events


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