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May 01, 2002 10 min read
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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

June 20-25 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Peer Helpers Association, in Baltimore. For more information, contact: NPHA, P.O. Box 32272, Kansas City, MO 64171-5272; (877) 314-7337; fax (866) 314-7337; e-mail npha2002@peerhelping.org; www.peerhelping.org.

June 24-28 NATURE WRITING Into the Field. Sponsored by the Orion Society, in Sheffield, Mass. Contact: Dale Abrams, Orion Society, 187 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230; (888) 909- 6568; e-mail dabrams@orionsociety.org; www.oriononline.org/oi.

June 24-29 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS Institute in Catholic Identity. Sponsored by the Manhattan College Graduate School of Educational Leadership, in Riverdale, N.Y. Application deadline: June 1. For more information, contact: Sister Remigia Kushner, Director, Catholic School Administrator Program, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY 10471; (718) 862- 7473; fax (718) 862-7816; e-mail rkushner@manhattan.edu.

July 8-12 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Understanding by Design. Sponsored by Relearning by Design, in Pottersville, N.J. For more information, contact: Carol Wander, Project Manager, Relearning by Design, 65 S. Main St., Building B, Pennington, NJ 08534-2821; (609) 730-1199; fax (800) 329-3122; e-mail conferences@relearning.org; www.relearning.org.

July 11-14 FRENCH Conference. Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, in Boston. For more information, contact: AATF, Mailcode 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4510; (618) 453-5731; fax (618) 453-5733; e- mail abrate@siu.edu; aatf.utsa.edu.

July 18-20 THEATER Broadway Teaching Lab. Sponsored by Broadway Classroom and Music Theatre International, in New York City. For more information, contact: Theatre Direct’s Broadway Classroom, 1650 Broadway, Suite 910, New York, NY 10019; (800) BROADWAY; e-mail gordong@theatredirect.com; www.broadwayclassroom.com.

July 22-24 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Understanding by Design. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Boston. For more information, 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.

July 22-25 EDUCATION LAW Education Law Institute. Sponsored by the Franklin Pierce Law Center, in Concord, N.H. For more information, contact: FPLC, 2 White St., Concord, NH 03301; (603) 228-1541, ext. 1152; e-mail sredfield@fplc.edu; www.edlaw.fplc.edu.

July 25-27 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT EdVentures 2002. Sponsored by EdVentures and the Association of Education Practitioners and Providers, in Philadelphia. For more information, contact: Chris Yelich, AEPP, (800) 252-3280; fax (920) 206-1475; e-mail cyelich@aepp.org; www.aepp.org.

*August 5-9 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT Getting It Together: Classroom Management for New Teachers. Sponsored by the Children’s Literacy Initiative, in Glenside, Pa. For more information, contact: Children’s Literacy Initiative, 2314 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 561-4676; fax (215) 561-4677; e-mail info@mail1.cliontheweb.org; www.cliontheweb.org.

August 11-15 WRITING Stories in the Land. Sponsored by the Orion Society, in Sheffield, Mass. For more information, contact: Dale Abrams, Orion Society, 187 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230; (888) 909-6568; e-mail dabrams@orionsociety.org; www.oriononline.org/oi.

Midwest/Plains

July 8-11 CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT Maximizing Student Achievement Through Systems Factors: Governance, Leadership, and Support Services. Sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, in Bloomington, Ind. Deadline: two weeks before event. For more information, contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax (812) 339-0018; e-mail headquarters@pdkintl.org; www.pdkintl.org.

July 15-19 and 22-26 MATHEMATICS Problem-Based Learning Institute for Coaching and Design. Sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. For more information, contact: IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5956; fax (630) 907-5946; e-mail dgerdes@imsa.edu; www.imsa.edu/center/pbl/intro.h tml.

July 23-27 CHRISTIAN EDUCATORS Teachers Light the Way National Convention. Sponsored by the Christian Educators Association International, in Indianapolis. For more information, contact: Judy Turpen, Convention Coordinator, CEAI, P.O. Box 41300, Pasadena, CA 91114; (888) 798-1124; e-mail info@ceai.org; www.ceai.org.

*August 5-9 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Instructional Leadership Academy. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in St. Louis. For more information, 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.

*August 7-9 and 28-30 STAFF DEVELOPMENT Overcoming Obstacles. Sponsored by the Community for Education Foundation, in Chicago. For more information, contact: Heather Burke, Professional-Development Coordinator, Community Education Foundation, 111 John St., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10038; (888) 840-9606; fax (212) 406-7480; e-mail mail@ overcomingobstacles.org; www.overcomingobstacles.org.

*September 28 MATHEMATICS Problem-Based Learning Symposium. Sponsored by the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill. For more information, contact: IMSA, 1500 W. Sullivan Rd., Aurora, IL 60506; (630) 907-5956; fax (630) 907-5946; e-mail dgerdes@imsa.edu; www.imsa.edu/center/pbl/intro.h tml.

South

June 24-28 and July 15-19 TEACHING Schools Attuned. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, contact: Lucille Helton, The Learning Center of North Texas, 1701 River Run Rd., Suite 710, Fort Worth, TX 76107; (817) 336-0808; e-mail l.helton@thelearningcenterofnt. org; www.allkindsofminds.org.

July 8-12 CURRICULUM Designing Differentiated Curriculum. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Tampa, Fla. For more information, 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.

July 10-12 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Overcoming Obstacles. Sponsored by the Community for Education Foundation, in Dallas. For more information, contact: Heather Burke, Professional-Development Coordinator, Community for Education Foundation, 111 John St., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10038; (888) 840-9606; fax (212) 406-7480; e-mail mail@ overcomingobstacles.org; www.overcomingobstacles.org.

*July 21-26 COMPUTER GRAPHICS SIGGRAPH 2002: 29th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. Sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH, in San Antonio. Contact: SIGGRAPH 2002 Conference Management, 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 321-6830; fax (312) 321-6876; e-mail registration@siggraph.org; www.siggraph.org/s2002/conference/ edu/index.html.

July 24-26 TECHNOLOGY Education Technology 2002. Sponsored by the Society for Applied Learning Technology, in Arlington, Va. Registration deadline: July 10. Contact: Learning Technology Institute, 50 Culpeper St., Warrenton, VA 20186; (540) 347-0055 or (800) 457-6812; fax (540) 457-3169; e-mail conference_infor@lti.org; www.salt.org.

*August 3-7 TEACHER EDUCATION Summer Conference. Sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, in Williamsburg, Va. For more information, contact: Association of Teacher Educators, 1900 Association Dr., Suite ATE, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-3110; fax (703) 620-9530; e-mail ATE1@aol.com; www.ATE1.org.

*August 5 RESEARCH Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the Arkansas School Study Council, in Little Rock, Ark. Contact: Martin Schoppmeyer, ASSC, (501) 442-8464; www.uark.edu:80/de pts/elcf/mart/StudyCouncil.html.

*September 29-30 GIFTED EDUCATION Virginia Seminar for the Gifted. Sponsored by the Virginia Association for the Gifted, in Williamsburg, Va. For more information, contact: Liz Nelson, Executive Secretary, Virginia Association for the Gifted, P.O. Box 26212, Richmond, VA 23260-6212; (804) 355-5945; fax (804) 355-5945; e-mail vagifted@mediaone.net; www.vagifted.org.

West

June 17-21 and August 5-9 TEACHING Schools Attuned. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information, contact: Karen Grites, Children’s Health Council, 650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, CA 94304; (650) 326-5530; e-mail kgrites@ chconline.org; www.allkindsofminds.org.

June 23-28 INSTRUCTION 16th Annual Summer Institute: Integrated Thematic Instruction. Sponsored by Susan Kovalik and Associates, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Contact: Susan Kovalik and Associates, 17051 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 17, Kent, WA 98042; (253) 631-4400; fax (253) 631-7500; e-mail skovalik@oz.net; www.kovalik.com.

June 24-28 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Schools Attuned. Sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, in Los Angeles. Contact: Elaine Kupfer, Etta Israel Center, 8846 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035; (310) 285-0909, ext. 238; e-mail elainekupfer@aol.com; www.allkindsofminds.org.

July 9-12 CURRICULUM Integrated Curriculum: Embedding Skills and Standards Through Integrated Content. Sponsored by Susan Kovalik and Associates, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Contact: Susan Kovalik and Associates, 17051 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 17, Kent, WA 98042; (253) 631-4400; fax (253) 631-7500; e-mail skovalik@oz.net; www.kovalik.com.

July 21-26 READING National Institute on Reading Apprenticeship: Building Local Capacity for Middle and High School Reading Development. Sponsored by WestEd’s Strategic Literacy Institute, in Oakland, Calif. For more information, contact: Jana Bouc, Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd, 300 Lakeside Dr., 18th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3534; (510) 302-4245; fax (510) 302-4242; e-mail jbouc@wested.org; www.wested.org/stratlit.

July 22-24 CIVIC EDUCATION We the People . . . Project Citizen National Finals. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Education, in Denver. Contact: Michael Fischer, Center for Civic Education, 5146 Douglas Fir Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 591-9321; fax (818) 591-9330; e-mail fischer@civiced.org; www.civiced.org.

July 24-26 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Overcoming Obstacles. Sponsored by the Community for Education Foundation, in Denver. Contact: Heather Burke, Professional-Development Coordinator, Community for Education Foundation, 111 John St., Suite 1801, New York, NY 10038; (888) 840-9606; fax (212) 406-7480; e-mail mail@ overcomingobstacles.org; www.overcomingobstacles.org.

July 25-28 TEACHER EVALUATION 11th Annual National Evaluation Institute. Sponsored by the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation and Boise State University, in Boise, Idaho. Early registration deadline: June 1. Contact: CREATE, Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5237; (616) 387-5895; fax (616) 387-5923; create.wmich.edu.

July 28-August 2 INSTRUCTION 16th Annual Summer Institute: Integrated Thematic Instruction. Sponsored by Susan Kovalik and Associates, in Seattle. Contact: Susan Kovalik and Associates, 17051 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 17, Kent, Washington 98042; (253) 631-4400; fax (253) 631-7500; e-mail skovalik@oz.net; www.kovalik.com.

August 11-16 READING National Institute on Reading Apprenticeship: Building Local Capacity for Middle and High School Reading Development. Sponsored by WestEd’s Strategic Literacy Institute, in Oakland, Calif. For more information, contact: Jana Bouc, Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd, 300 Lakeside Dr., 18th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3534; (510) 302-4245; fax (510) 302-4242; e-mail jbouc@wested.org; www.wested.org/stratlit.

September 22-27 READING National Institute on Reading Apprenticeship: Building Local Capacity for Middle and High School Reading Development. Sponsored by WestEd’s Strategic Literacy Institute, in Oakland, Calif. For more information, contact: Jana Bouc, Strategic Literacy Initiative, WestEd, 300 Lakeside Dr., 18th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612-3534; (510) 302-4245; fax (510) 302-4242; e-mail jbouc@wested.org; www.wested.org/stratlit.

—Vanessa Dea

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