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November 19, 2003 12 min read
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1—Instruction: Seminar: Teaming: Focus on Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

1-2—Accountability: Workshop: Developing Grading and Reporting Systems for Student Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K- 12 educators and administrators, in Washington. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

1-2—At-risk youth: Workshop: High Achievement for High-Poverty Learners: Practices for Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K- 12 educators and administrators, in Washington. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

1-2—Dropouts: Workshop: Truancy: Principles and Practices of Effective Interventions, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for K-12 educators, at the university in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; (608) 262-7419; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach.

1-3—Collaboration: Workshop: Data-Driven Dialogue—Practical Strategies for Collaborative Inquiry, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Washington. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

1-3—Instruction: Workshop: Instructional Strategies That Promote and Improve Student Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K- 12 educators and administrators, in Washington. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

1-5—Mathematics: One-day Workshops: Making Algebra Child’s Play, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for math teachers and administrators, offered at various locations nationwide. Contact: Maria Roach, AIT, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509 or (812) 339-2203 ext. 216; fax: (812) 333-4278; e- mail: workshops@ait.net;Web site: www.ait.net/workshops.

1-5—School improvement: Third Annual National Inclusive Schools Week, sponsored by the National Institute for Urban School Improvement, for K-12 educators, with events worldwide. Contact: Bonnie Johnson Barry, NIUSI/EDC, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02458; (877) 332-2870; fax: (617) 969-3440; e-mail: niusi@edc.org; Web site: www.inclusiveschools.org.

2— Accountability: Seminar: Leave No Teacher Behind: NCLB Issues, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

2—Special education: Web Seminar: Racial Inequality in Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 administrators, teachers, and policymakers, online. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830 ext. 516; fax: (703) 620-2521; e-mail: conteduc@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd.

2-3— Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-12 and college science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Sands Regency Casino in Reno, Nev. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

3—Best practices: Seminar: Bridging Neuroscience and Educational Practice, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

3—Counseling: Northeast Conference: Academic Teaching Conference: Child Mental Health— Development and Society, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children’s Center, for educators, psychologists, and social workers, at the center in Boston. Contact: Mariellen Diemand, JBCC, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115; (617) 232-8390 ext. 2104; fax: (617) 730-5440; e-mail: mdiemand@jbcc.harvard.edu; Web site: www.jbcc.harvard.edu/lectures.

3-5—School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, 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; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

3-6— Administrators: AESA Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Educational Service Agencies, for administrators, at the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Marco Island, Fla. Contact: Kari M. Arfstrom, AESA, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 528-0700; e-mail: karfstrom.aesa@aasa.org; Web site: www.aesa.us.

3-6—Community education: Creating Communities of Learning: No One Left Behind, sponsored by the National Community Education Association, for community educators, administrators, board members, and social services, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. Contact: NCEA, 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91-A, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 359-8973; fax: (703) 359-0972; e-mail: ncea@ncea.com; Web site: www.ncea.com.

3-6—Independent schools: People of Color Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, for school diversity coordinators, in Honolulu. Deadline: Nov. 15. Contact: Simone Katchay, NAIS; (202) 973-9790; e-mail: katchay@nais.org; Web site: www.nais.org/events/upcom ing_events.cfm.

3-7—Boarding schools: 2003 TABS Conference, sponsored by the Association of Boarding Schools, for boarding school professionals, in Boston. Contact: ABS, 4455 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite A- 200, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 966-8705; fax: (202) 966-8708; e-mail: TABS@schools.com; Web site: www.schools.com.

4—Character education: Seminar: Developing Responsible Students, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

4-5—Professional development: Problem Based Government Workshop, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for high school civics teachers, at the institute in Novato, Calif. Contact: BI, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883- 0122; e-mail: info@bie.org; Web site: www.bie.org.

4-6—Professional development: National Science Teachers Western Regional Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science teachers and administrators, in Reno, Nev. Contact: Carla Daniels, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 312-9371; (703) 841-0250; e-mail: carla.daniels@nsta.org; Web site: www.nsta.org.

5—Early childhood: Velma E. Schmidt Annual Conference on Early-Childhood Education: Creating Environments for Change in Early-Childhood Education, sponsored by the University of North Texas, for educators, at the university in Denton, Texas. Contact: UNT, PO Box 305458, Denton, TX 76203-5458; (940) 565-4477; fax: (940) 369-7533; Web site: www.unt.edu/SuccessForLife.

5 -6—Professional development: Technology Integration Practicum, sponsored by the WestEd Teacher Development Center, for K-8 teachers, at the 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: Hansen_Harlin@pc.cupertino.k 12.ca.us; Web site: www.WestEd.org.

5-7—Early childhood: National Training Institute, sponsored by Zero to Three, for K- 3 educators, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. Contact: ZTT, 2000 M St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 638-1144; fax: (202) 638-0851; e- mail: bmcall@zerotothree.org;Web site: www.zerotothree.org.

6— Reading: Arts Integration Seminar: Exploring Tom Sawyer Through Drama, sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, for K-12 educators and administrators, 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: emily@yagc.org; Web site: www.yagc.org.

6-9—Higher education: Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Joint Commissions for Elementary , Middle, and Secondary Schools, sponsored by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, for pre-K-12 educators, at the Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Lucille Welzant-Hayden, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; (404) 679-4501 ext. 565 or (800) 248-7701; fax: (404) 679-4533; e-mail: lucyh@mail.sacs.org; Web site: http://SACS.org.

6-10—Staff development: 35th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for K-12 educators, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans. Contact: NSDC, PO Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax: (513) 523-0638; e-mail: nsdcoffice@aol.com.

7-10— Technology: Technology Tools for Teaching and Learning, sponsored by the ASPIRA Association and the Council for Opportunity in Education, for educators, at the Wyndham El San Juan Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contact: ASPIRA Association, 1444 I St., N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 825-3600; fax: (202) 835-3613; Web site: www.aspira.org.

8—Data: Seminar: Using Data to Improve Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

8—Special education: Web Seminar: Child Study Teams - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 educators, online. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830 ext. 516; fax: (703) 620-2521; e-mail: conteduc@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd.

8-12— Mathematics: One-day Workshops: Making Algebra Child’s Play, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for math teachers and administrators, offered at various locations nationwide. Contact: Maria Roach, AIT, Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509 or (812) 339-2203 ext. 216; fax: (812) 333-4278; e- mail: workshops@ait.net; Web site: www.ait.net/workshops.

9— Counseling education: Seminar: Advisory: More Than “Feel Good” , sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the NELMS center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

9—Middle schools: Webcast: Reading and Writing with Purpose: Building Solid Foundations for Literacy Across Content Areas, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle school educators, online. Contact: Mary Henton, NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (800) 528-NMSA; fax: (614) 895-4750; e-mail: mhenton@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

9-10—Science: Lab Safety Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for K-12 and college science educators, lab workers, and supervisors, at the Holiday Inn Express in Tampa, Fla. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760- 2252; (508) 647-1900; fax: (508) 647-0062; labsafe@aol.com; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

10-12— Mentoring: Workshop: Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success: A Training for Coaches Site, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for K-12 administrators, in Burlingame, Calif. Contact: NTC; (800) 672-3494; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

10-13—Special education: 2003 TASH Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association for the Severely Handicapped, for teachers of students with disabilities, at the Chicago Hilton and Towers in Chicago. Deadline: Nov. 28. Contact: Denise Marshall, TASH, 29 W. Susquehana Ave., Suite 210, Baltimore, MD 21204; (410) 828-8274 ext. 103; e-mail: dmarsh@tash.org; Web site: www.tash.org.

11-12—Middle schools: Math and Science at the Middle-Level Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Sullivan, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrsulliv@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

11-14—Career education: Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, for teachers, administrators, and counselors, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Julia Richardson, ACTE, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 683-3111; fax: (703) 683-7424; e-mail: julia@acteonline.org; Web site: www.acteonline.org.

13—Special education: Collaboration and Communication with Families Workshop, sponsored by the Lesley University Center for Special Education, for K-12 educators, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Susan Kando, LUCSE, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 999-1959 ext. 8260 or (617) 349- 8260; e-mail: skando@mail.lesley.edu;Web site: www.lesley.edu.

15—Best practices: Workshop: Sustaining and Growing Middle Level Best Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Concord, N.H. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983- 1223; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

15-17—Mathematics: Academy for Professional Development Data Analysis and Probability Institute, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for mathematics teachers, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Downtown in Denver. Deadline: Nov. 14. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191- 9988; (800) 235-7566; Web site: www.nctm.org/academy.

16— Leadership: Workshop: Leading for Results, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887- 6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org;Web site: www.nelms.org.

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