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October 02, 2006 11 min read
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1-2—Middle schools: Middle Level Fundamentals, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Brook Middle School in Duxbury, Vt. 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.

1-4—Career and technical education: National Tech Prep Network Conference, sponsored by the National Tech Prep Network, for secondary-level career and technical educators and administrators, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel Dallas in Dallas. Contact: Sheila Wilson, 601 Lake Air Drive, Waco, TX 76710; (254) 772-5095 ext. 229; fax: (254) 776-2306; e-mail: swilson@cord.org; Web site: www.cord.org/ntpn.

1-5—Gifted education: 53rd Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, for educators, in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; fax: (202) 785-4248; e-mail: nagc@nagc.org; Web site: www.nagc.org.

2-4—Achievement: Closing the Achievement Gap Through Partnerships, sponsored by University of Florida’s College of Education, for administrators, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Contact: Ann Ooton, Coordinator, University of Florida Conference Department, (352) 392-1701 ext. 243; Web site: www.doce-conferences.ufl.edu/gap.

2-4—Leadership: Leadership for Sustainable Innovation, sponsored by Boston College and iNet, for educators, administrators, and policymakers, at the Omni Parker House in Boston. Contact: Nancy Stahl, (617) 552-8431; e-mail: leadershipsummit@bc.edu; Web site: www.sst-inet.net.

2-4—Special education: Assessment and Intervention: Putting Assessment to the Test, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Council for Educational Diagnostic Services, for special educators, psychologists, and diagnosticians, at the Embassy Suites Kansas City Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Gene Schwarting; e-mail: gschwart@fontbonne.edu; Web site: www.unr.edu/educ/ceds.

2-5—History and social studies: Teachers of Peace, sponsored by the William Penn House, for secondary-level educators, at the William Penn House in Washington. Contact: Bernadette Odyniec, 515 E. Capitol St. S.E., Washington, DC 20003; (202) 543-5560; fax: (202) 543-3814; e-mail: bernadette@williampennhouse.org; Web site: www.williampennhouse.org.

2-8—Foreign languages: National French Week, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, for educators and students, nationwide. Contact: AATF, Mailcode 4510, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901-4510; (618) 453-5731; fax: (618) 453-5733; e-mail: staff@frenchteachers.org; Web site: www.frenchteachers.org.

3—Student behavior: Social and Emotional Literacy: A Roadmap to Academic Success, sponsored by Hofstra University, for educators, administrators, and counselors, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Contact: Barbara Calvo-Moran, 120 Hagedorn Hall, 119 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549; (516) 463-5750; e-mail: barbara.r.calvo@hofstra.edu; Web site: www.hofstra.edu.

3-4—Learning disabilities: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities, for educators who work with students with learning disabilities, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Deadline: Oct. 30. Contact: Charles Hughes, 227 CEDAR, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802; e-mail: execdir@teachingld.org; Web site: www.teachingld.org.

3-5—Achievement: Teaching for Intelligence: Believe to Achieve Conference, sponsored by the National Urban Alliance, for educators, at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis. Contact: Linda and Jim Farruggia, 1919 Prairie Square, #107, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 397-8527; fax: (847) 397-6869; e-mail: ljfedresources@aol.com; Web site: www.nuatc.org.

3-5—Higher education: 13th National Conference on Students in Transition, sponsored by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators, administrators, and counselors, in St. Louis. Contact: Nina L. Glisson, 1728 College St., Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-8158; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: ninal@gwm.sc.edu; Web site: www.sc.edu/fye.

5-7—Reading: 17th Annual Literacy for All, sponsored by Lesley University, for elementary-level educators, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Contact: Conference Staff, (617) 349-8402; e-mail: literacy@lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/literacyforall.

6-8—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 Cooperative Educational Services in Trumbull, Conn. Deadline: Oct. 30. 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.

6-17—Science: Online Forensic Science, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for educators, online. Deadline: Nov. 3. Contact: Steve Lanphear, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 262-7419; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach.

7-8—Instruction: Supervising Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Oyster River Middle School in Durham, 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.

7-Jan. 9—Science: Science Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Nov. 7, 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.

8-10—Technology: T+L, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for technology directors, at the Dallas Convention Center. Contact: Colleen O’Brien, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6213; fax: (703) 548-5560; e-mail: cobrien@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

8-11—Early-childhood education: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for early-childhood educators, in Atlanta. Contact: NAEYC, 1313 L St. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 232-8777 or (800) 424-2460; Web site: www.naeyc.org.

8-11—Independent schools: Leading and Managing the Independent School of the Future, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for independent school leaders, in Cambridge, Mass. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Jason Rabin, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 545-1849; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: ppe@gse.harvard.edu; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe.

8-11—Special education: 2006 Annual TASH Conference—Living the Vision Together: Today, Tomorrow, and Beyond, sponsored by TASH, for people with disabilities, family members, educators, and researchers, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Contact: Rose Holsey, 29 W. Susquehanna Ave., Baltimore, MD 21204; (410) 828-8274; fax: (410) 828-6706; e-mail: info@tash.org; Web site: www.tash.org.

8-11—Teacher education: Addressing Teacher Shortages and Quality and the Emerging Role of Technology, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Teacher Education Division, for teacher educators, at the Doubletree Hotel-Mission Valley in San Diego. Contact: Stuart Schwartz, (858) 642-8371; e-mail: sschwartz@nu.edu; Web site: www.tedcec.org.

8-12—Health and safety: Training Institute and Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Peer Programs, for peer-program sponsors and advisers, in Providence, R.I. Contact: Lois Charley, P.O. Box 10627, Gladstone, MO 64188-0627; (877) 314-7337; fax: (866) 314-7337; e-mail: napp@peerprograms.org; Web site: www.peerprograms.org.

9-10—Assessment: Beyond A,B,C: A Conference on Grading and Reporting, sponsored by Authentic Education, for educators and administrators, at the Princeton Hyatt Hotel in Princeton, N.J. Deadline: Oct. 31. Contact: Carol Wander, Grant Wiggins & Associates, Authentic Education, P.O. Box 148, Hopewell, NJ 08525-0148; (732) 329-0641; fax: (732) 774-4277; e-mail: carol@authenticeducation.org; Web site: www.authenticeducation.org.

9-10—Instruction: Educational Care for All Kinds of Minds, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, for educators and administrators, at the Sheraton North Charleston in Charleston, S.C. Contact: Customer Service, All Kinds of Minds, 1450 Raleigh Road, Suite 200, Chapel Hill, NC 27517; (888) 829-5995; fax:(919) 442-0018; e-mail: educationalcare@allkindsofminds.org; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

9-11—Achievement: Closing the Achievement Gap: Linking Families, Schools, and Communities, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for educators and administrators, at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Jason Rabin, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 545-1849; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: ppe@gse.harvard.edu; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/principals.

9-11—Instruction: Various Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Philadelphia. Register online at www.ascd.org/register. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723 ext. 2; fax: (703) 575-5400; Web site: www.ascd.org.

9-12—Higher education: College Board Forum 2006, sponsored by the College Board, for educators, administrators, and counselors, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. Contact: Christopher Jannuzzi, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 11743; (212) 713-7715; e-mail: forum@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.com/forum.

9-12—Multicultural education: November 2006 Conference, sponsored by the National MultiCultural Institute, for educators and administrators, at the Marriott Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. Deadline: Nov. 8. Contact: Maria Morukian, 3000 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Suite 438, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 483-0700 ext. 228; fax: (202) 483-5233; e-mail: mmorukian@nmci.org; Web site: www.nmci.org.

11—Instruction: Animals in the Classroom, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust Foundation, for educators, at the Silicon Valley Humane Society in Santa Clara, Calif. Deadline: Oct. 30. Contact: John L. Pitts, 3881 Leland Valley Road W., Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3311; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net.

11-14—Career and technical education: 10th Annual Career Academy and Professional Development Conference, sponsored by the National Career Academy Coalition, for educators and administrators at career academies and their business partners, at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Nigel A. Whyte, P.O. Box 600490, North Miami Beach, FL 33160; (800) 986-3223 ext. 5082; fax: (954) 262-3988; e-mail: nwhyte@nsu.nova.edu; Web site: www.ncacinc.org.

13-14—Arts education: 18th Annual Unified Arts Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. 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.

13-19—Reading: Children’s Book Week, sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, for educators and students, nationwide. Contact: CBC, 12 W. 37th St., 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018; (212) 966-1990; fax: (212) 966-2073; Web site: www.cbcbooks.org.

14-15—Middle schools: Middle Level Fundamentals, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Davisville Middle School in North Kingstown, 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.

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—Achievement: Failure Is Not An Option Summit, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for educators and administrators, in Chicago. Deadline: Nov. 3. 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.

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—Health and safety: Confronting Hatred in Our Schools and Communities, sponsored by the Foundation for Educational Administration, the New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education, the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, the New Jersey Social Studies Association, and the Public Institute on Education, for educators, administrators, and counselors, at the Busch Campus Student Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick Campus. Deadline: Nov. 6. Contact: Mary Reece, FEA, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe Township, NJ 08831; (609) 860-1200; fax: (609) 860-6677; e-mail: halloflame@aol.com; Web site: www.njpsa.org.

A version of this article appeared in the October 04, 2006 edition of Education Week

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