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21-24—Professional development: Success by Design Pre-Conference Workshops, sponsored by the National Center on Education and the Economy, for teachers, principals, administrators, and superintendents, at the Hyatt Regency- Orange County in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: NCEE, One Thomas Circle N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 783-3668; fax: (202) 783-3672; e-mail: NC2002@ncee.org; Web site: www.ncee.org/NC2002.

24-25— Safety: Preparing for Safe Schools, sponsored by the National Institute for School and Workplace Safety, for administrators, principals, assistant principals, teachers, superintendents, and school board members, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NISWS, (407) 804-8310; fax: (407) 304-1231; Web site: www.nisws.com.

24-26—English: Tapping Roots and Connecting Disciplines: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum, sponsored by the South Carolina Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Charleston, S.C. Contact: Hope Spillane, (803) 788-6838; e- mail: hspillan@svh.richland2.org.

24 -26—Professional development: Success by Design, annual conference, sponsored by the National Center on Education and the Economy, for teachers, principals, administrators, and superintendents, at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: NCEE, One Thomas Circle N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 783-3668; fax: (202) 783-3672; e-mail: NC2002@ncee.org; Web site: www.ncee.org/NC2002.

25—Abuse: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: GCEDC, RT 901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: gcedc@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.gcedcohio.org.

25-27— Teaching: Bi-Annual Good Teaching Conference, sponsored by the California Teachers Association, for educators, at the Westin Hotel in Los Angeles. Contact: CTA, (650) 552-5350; Web site: www.cta.org.

26-28—English: The Place We Call Home, sponsored by the Texas Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in San Antonio. Contact: Kim Kunczt, (210) 659-9638; fax: (210) 659-9711; e-mail: kkunczt@judson.k12.tx.us.

*27— Early education: Pre-School Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for early childhood educators, at the school in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3083; fax: (202) 965- 5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

27-29—Teachers: 4th Annual Symposium on Teacher Induction: Launching the Next Generation of Teachers, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for educators, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Contact: Peggy Young, NTC, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (831) 459-4323; fax: (831) 459-3822; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

*28— Learning disabilities: Written Language Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for mainstream and special education teachers, at the school in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3083; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

28-29—Change: Creating the Capacity for Change, 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) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

28-29—New teachers: 4th Annual Symposium on Teacher Induction—Launching the Next Generation of New Teachers, sponsored by the New Teacher Center at the University of California, for educators, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Contact: NTC at USC; (831) 459-4323; e-mail: ntc@zzyx.ucsc.edu; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org

28-29—Professional development: Putting Sense in Consensus: Making Collaborative Decisions, 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) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

28-29—Standards: Constructivism in the Age of Standards, 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) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

28-30—Career education: Careers—Linking Learning to Life, sponsored by the Center on Education and Work and the Wisconsin Career Development Association, for career-development practitioners serving K-16 and adults, at the Marriott Madison West Hotel in Madison, Wis. Contact: CEW, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 964 Educational Sciences Building, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706-1796; (800) 446-0399; fax: (608) 262-9197; e- mail: cewconf@education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.cew.wisc.edu/careers.

28- 30—Magnet schools: Annual Legislative/Curriculum Conference on Magnet Schools, sponsored by the Magnet Schools of America, for magnet school educators and evaluators, at the Metro Marriott in Washington. Contact: Judith Stein, Executive Director, MSA, 733 15th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005; (281) 875-2222.

28-Feb. 8—Space: JASON XIII: Frozen Worlds, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Star Schools, National Marine Sanctuaries, and the Office of Naval Research, for middle school students and teachers, via satellite and the Internet. Contact: Sarah Welcome, The JASON Project, 11 Second Ave., Needham Heights, MA 02494; (888) 527-6600; fax: (781) 444-8313; e-mail: info@jason.org; Web site: www.jasonproject.org.

29— Reading: Phonemic Awareness and DIBELS, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

29 -Feb. 1—Parental involvement: Common Sense Parenting: Training for Parent Trainers, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for guidance counselors, early-childhood and parent educators, and administrators, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact, NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

*30-Feb. 1—Literacy: Practical Ways to Achieve Success, sponsored by the Peel District School Board, for parents, teachers, and school administrators, in Toronto, Ontario. Contact: PDSB, (800) 531-0082; fax: (866) 465-2325; Web site: www.twblea rn.com/schoolsthatlearn/schoolsthatlearn.html.

31—Professional development: Brain Compatible Teaching, sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, for K-12 educators, at the Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Conn. Contact: Anne Ford Matthews, CAIS, (860) 572-2950; e-mail: a_ford@caisct.org.

February

1-2—Space: National Educator Conference: Space in the Classroom, sponsored by the Space Foundation, for K-12 educators, at the Golden State Museum in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: Julie Howell, Communications Manager, SF, 2860 S. Circle Drive, Suite 2301, Colorado Springs, CO 80906; (719) 576-8000; fax: (719) 576-8801; e-mail: custserv@spacefoundation.org; Web site: www.spacefoundation.org.

2— School boards: Council of Urban Boards of Education Issues Forum, sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s Council of Urban Boards of Education, for school board members, superintendents, and other administrators from urban districts, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington. Contact: Katrina Kelley, Director, CUBE, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6742; fax: (703) 683-7590; e-mail: kkelley@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cube.

2-6—Teacher education: The Best Teachers for ALL Our Children Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, for educators, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver. Contact: ATE, 1900 Association Drive, Suite ATE, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 620-3110; fax: (703) 620-9530; e-mail: ATE1@aol.com; Web site: www.ATE1.org.

3-5—Principals: Making It Happen: Assistant Principals Conference, sponsored by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, for elementary and middle school assistant principals from Texas, at the Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Lisa Holloway, TEPSA, 510 E. 10th St., Austin, TX 78701; (512) 478-5268; fax: (512) 478-1502; e-mail: lisa@tepsa.org; Web site: www.tepsa.org.

3-5—School boards: Federal Relations Network Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for grassroots lobbyists and school board members, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Contact: NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 683-7590; e-mail: info@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

6-8—Data: Seize the Data! Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for principals, teachers, district administrators, and superintendents, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Contact: Sharon Steindam, NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843-6773; fax: (847) 995-9088; e-mail: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

7-8—Administrators: Transforming Teaching and Learning Conference, sponsored by the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association, for school principals, assistant principals, and all levels of administrators, at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. Deadline: Feb. 1. Contact: Arthur A. Fumarolo, CPAA, 221 N. LaSalle St., Suite 1550, Chicago, IL 60601; (312) 263-7767; fax: (312) 263-2012; e-mail: afumarolo@cpaa.cps.k12.il.us.

7-8—Assessment: Assessment for Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Denver. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

7-8—Languages: Middle Level World Languages: Perspectives and Possiblities conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

7-8—Mentoring: Learning Focused Mentoring: Consulting, Collaborating, and Coaching for Professional Excellence, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K- 12 educators and administrators, in Denver. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

7-8—Middle schools: High Level Learning Through Differentiated Instruction conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

7-8—Professional development: Facilitating Your Team’s Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Denver. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

*7-8—Education publishing: 2002 Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Association of American Publishers School Division, for K-12 educational publishers, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: Diane Bowman, AAPSD, 50 F St. N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 220-4553; fax: (202) 347-3690; e-mail: dbowman@publishers.org; Web site: www.publishers.org.

*7-9—Standards: Focus on Standards for Science and Mathematics, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in San Diego. Contact: Project 2061, AAAS, 1333 H St. N.W., Room 844, Washington, DC 20005; (888) 373-2061; fax: (202) 842-5196; Web site: www.pdp2061.org.

7-10—Higher education: Academic Affairs Resource Center Winter Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, for chief academic officers, at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. Contact: George Mehaffy or Patricia Fesci, AASCU, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293- 7070; fax: (202) 296-5819; e-mail: mehaffyg@aascu.org or fescip@aascu.org; Web site: www.aascu.org.

8-9—English: Creating a Legacy of Student Literacy, sponsored by the Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts, for English teachers, in Fort Mitchell, Ky. Contact: Stephanie Kirk, KCTELA, (270) 928-2065; fax: (270) 928-2066; e-mail: skirk70@hotmail.com; Web site: www.kcte.org.

*9—Behavior disorders: Explosive/Noncompliant Children and Adolescents, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

*9 —Mathematics: Improving Math Competence, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

9— Montessori schools: 2001-2002 Teachers’ Section Annual Touring Symposium, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for educators, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: Susan Haines, (561) 439-8046; e-mail: tessmari@aol.com.

9-10—Principals: Early-Childhood Institute, sponsored by the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association, for Texas elementary and middle school principals, assistant principals, and teachers, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Lisa Holloway, TEPSA, 510 E. 10th St., Austin, TX 78701; (512) 478-5268; fax: (512) 478-1502; e-mail: lisa@tepsa.org; Web site: www.tepsa.org.

9-13—Year-round education: Connecting Time and Learning: 33rd Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Year-Round Education, for teachers, administrators, students, parents, and board members, at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. Contact: NAYRE, PO Box 711386, San Diego, CA 92171-1386; (619) 276-5296; fax: (858) 571-5754; e-mail: info@nayre.org; Web site: www.nayre.org.

10—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for high school students and their parents, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com.

12—College fair: Online College Fair for Transfer Applicants, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for students, teachers, and parents, at www.OnlineCollegeFair.com. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com.

12—Principals: Principals’ Academy, Seeking and Analyzing: Problem Analysis Skills for the Principal, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for K-12 principals and superintendents, at Cleveland State University. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, GCEDC, RT 901, CSU, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: b.m.jenkins@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.gcedcohio.org.

.*12-14— Character education: Classrooms With Character, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, principals, and superintendents, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org/nrtc.

13—Mathematics: Structural Arithmetic—Multiplication and Division, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for educators, at the center in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail: sspero@churchillschool.com.

13 -14—Mentoring: Mentoring the New Teacher: Professional Development for Reflection and Growth, sponsored by the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: NRPDC, RT 901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.nrpdc.org.

*13-16—Literacy: Schools That Learn, sponsored by the Greater Victoria School District, for parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders, in Victoria, British Columbia. Contact: GVSD, (800) 531-0082; fax: (866) 465-2325; Web site: www.twblea rn.com/schoolsthatlearn/schoolsthatlearn.html.

14-15—Safety: Preparing for Safe Schools, sponsored by the National Institute for School and Workplace Safety, for administrators, principals, teachers, superintendents and school board members, at the Hampton Inn International Airport in Los Angeles. Contact: NISWS, (407) 804-8310; fax: (407) 304-1231; Web site: www.nisws.com.

15-16—Behavior disorders: Forum on School-wide Proactive Approaches to Working With Students With Challenging Behaviors, sponsored by the Council for Children With Behavioral Disorders, for teachers, supervisors, administrators, teacher educators, and researchers, at the Hilton Hotel in Tampa, Fla. Deadline: Feb. 1. Contact: Lyndal M. Bullock, CCBD, PO Box 310860; Denton TX 76203-0860; (940) 565-3583; fax: (940) 565-4055; e-mail: bullock@tac.coe.unt.edu; Web site: www.unt.edu/behavioraldisorders.

15-17—Administrators: The National Conference on Education, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for administrators, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego. Contact: HeidiAnne Werner, AASA, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209-1813; (703) 875-0704; fax: (703) 841- 1543; e-mail: hwerner@aasa.org; Web site: www.aasa.org/conferences/nce/.

15-17—English: Conference, sponsored by the California Association of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Oakland, Calif. Contact: Punky Fristrom, CATE; (619) 222-3934.

15-19—Higher education: 21st Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NRCFYEST, University of South Carolina, 1629 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777- 6029; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: fyeconf@gwm.sc.edu; Web site: www.sc.edu/fye.

16—English: Language Arts Festival, sponsored by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Conway, Ark. Contact: Carol Rhein, ACTE; e-mail: crhein@cox-internet.com.

19-20—Professional development: The Adaptive School: Developing and Facilitating Collaborative Groups, sponsored by the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: NRPDC, RT 901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687- 5422; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu; Web site: www.nrpdc.org.

20-21—Classroom management: The Well-Managed Classroom, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for teachers, administrators, and support staff, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: NRTC Support Services, Box 145, Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@boystown.org.

21 —Middle schools: 13th Annual State Conference, sponsored by the Indiana Middle Level Education Association, for middle school principals, assistant principals, teachers, guidance counselors, special education teachers, and staff, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Contact: Sharon Bergman, Program Coordinator, IMLEA, (317) 940-8036; e-mail: sbergman@butler.edu.

21-22—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for high school students and their parents, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com.

21-22—Principals: Proficiencies for Principals: Curriculum and Instruction, sponsored by the National Association of School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals, at the headquarters of the Cooperative Council of Oklahoma School Administrators in Oklahoma City. Contact: Sandy Wisley, Associate Executive Director, CCOSA; (405) 524-1191.

21-23—Behavior: The Whole Child, sponsored by the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, for special educators and professionals who work with individuals with emotional disorders, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Kirsten McBride, Conference Manager, MSLBD, PO Box 40001, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492- 8755; fax: (913) 492-2546; Web site: www.mslbd.org.

21- 23—English: A Classic Language Arts Conference, sponsored by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Rome, Ga. Contact: Alan Perry, GCTE; (706) 857-3528; e-mail: Aperry4214@aol.com.

21-23— Scholarships: Board Meeting: Increasing Scholarship Support from the Private Sector, sponsored by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, for CSFA board members, in Phoenix. Contact: CSFA, 1505 Riverview Road, St. Peter, MN 56082; (800) 537-4180; fax: (507) 931-9168; e-mail: cvandyke@csfa.org; Web site: www.csfa.org.

21-24—After-school programs: Beyond School Hours V: Connecting Schools, Families and Communities, sponsored by Foundations Inc., for representatives from nonprofits, schools, and government, corporate, volunteer, health and human services, and philanthropic organizations, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans and the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. Contact: Martha C. Young or Emilio R. Matticoli, FI, Moorestown West Coprorate Center, 101 Executive Drive, Suite 2, Moorestown, NJ 08057-4236; e-mail: Marty@foundations-inc.org or Emilio@foundations- inc.org.

22-23—Behavior: Seminar: Getting Started With Difficult Students—K- 12, sponsored by Our Other Youth at Portland State University, for teachers, counselors, administrators, and special projects managers, at Schooner’s Cove Ocean Front Motel Conference Room in Cannon Beach, Ore. Deadline: Feb. 15. Contact: Jerry Conrath, OOY, 64 Junco Road, Lopez Island, WA 98261; (360) 468-3169; fax: (360) 468-3120.

22-24—English: NCTE Assembly for Research Conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in New York City. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870; fax: (217) 278-3761; Web site: www.rochester.edu/warner /nctear/index.htm.

22-24—Montessori school: Heads of School Winter Retreat, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for administrators of Montessori schools, in San Diego, Calif. Contact: Penny Cichucki, AMS, 281 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10010; (212) 358-1250; Web site: www.amshq.org.

A version of this article appeared in the January 09, 2002 edition of Education Week


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