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November 15, 2005 13 min read
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November

30-Dec. 3—Educational services: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Educational Service Agencies, for educators and education service providers, in Savannah, Ga. Contact: AESA, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 750, Arlington, VA 22301; (703) 875-0739; fax: (703) 807-1849; e-mail: info@aesa.us; Web site: www.aesa.us.

December

1-2—Curriculum: Differentiated Instruction: Beginning the Journey Workshop, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Hilton Head, S.C. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

1-3—Science: Eastern Area Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science educators, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: NSTA, PO Box 98087, Washington, DC 20090; (800) 328-8998; fax: (703) 243-3924; Web site: www.nsta.org/conventions.

2—Multiculturalism:Working with Cultural Diversity in Classrooms and Schools, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for educators, administrators, and counselors, at the Doubletree Hotel in Madison, Wis. Contact: Sue Schroeder, 1050 University Ave., Suite 304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-5140; fax: (608) 265-4309; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu.

2—Early-childhood education: 11th Annual Velma E. Schmidt Fall Conference, sponsored by the University of North Texas, for early- childhood educators, at the university in Denton, Texas. Contact: Caroline Mitchell, UNT, PO Box 305458, Denton, TX 76203; (940) 565-4477; fax: (940) 369-7533; e-mail: Cmitchell@coe.unt.edu.

2—Public relations: Winning Financial Elections: From Soup to Nuts, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school communications officers and administrators, via teleconference. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

3-6—Technology: TIES 2005 Education Technology Conference, sponsored by TIES, for teachers and technology specialists, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis. Contact: Barb Raygor, TIES, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-6523; e-mail: raygorb@ties.k12.mn.us.

3-7—Staff development: 37th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for K-12 educators, in Philadelphia. Contact: Leslie Miller, NSDC, PO Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax: (513) 523-0638; e-mail: nsdcoffice@aol.com; Web site: www.nsdc.org.

4-7—Technology: Technology Tools for Management and Instruction Conference, sponsored by ASPIRA Association, for K-12 educators, at the Wyndham El San Juan Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contact: ASPIRA, 1444 Eye St. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 835-3600; fax (202) 835-3613; e-mail info@aspira.org; Web site: www.aspira.org.

5—Middle schools: Team Leaders, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

5-6—Mathematics and science: Math & Science Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level 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.

5-6—Middle schools: The Classroom as an Effective Learning Environment, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, 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.

6—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Jackson, Md. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

6-8—Staff development: Coaching Leaders to Attain Student Success, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for school administrative staff, in Los Angeles. Contact: Eleanor Tapel, NTC, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (800) 672-3494; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

7—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the CAS Center in Cheshire, Conn. 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—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Jackson, Miss. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

7-9—Instruction: Second Step Training for Trainers Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Deadline: Nov. 30. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 438-6765; e-mail: clientsupport@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

7-10—Community involvement: Community Engagement: Gateway to Strong, Diverse Communities, sponsored by the National Community Education Association, for educators, administrators, and after-school educators, at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis. Contact: NCEA, 3929 Old Lee Highway #91-A, Fairfax, VA 22030-2401; (703) 359-8973; fax: (703) 359-0972; e-mail: ncea@ncea.com; Web site: www.ncea.com/conferences.

7-10—Early-childhood education: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for early-childhood educators, in Washington. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (800) 424-2460; e-mail: conferences@naeyc.org; Web site: www.naeyc.org.

8-9—Achievement: Improving Student Achievement Through Supervision for Best Teaching Practices, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for administrators, in Burlingame, Calif. Contact: Eleanor Tapel, NTC, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (800) 672-3494; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

8-9—Early-childhood education: Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Part 2, sponsored by Heartspring World Reach, for special education teachers, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Evelyn Horton, HWR, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8700; fax: (316) 634-0555; e-mail: ehorton@heartspring.org.

9—Assessment: Up to the Minute Help with the New English Language Learner Assessment Process, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for special education teachers, at the Sheraton in Madison, Wis. Contact: Sue Schroeder, UWM, 1050 University Ave. #304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-5140; fax: (608) 265-4309; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu.

9-10—Literacy: Literacy Conference, sponsored by the Foundation for Comprehensive Early Literacy Learning, for educators, at the Hilton in Reno, Nev. Contact: Foundation for Comprehensive Early Literacy Learning, 206 E. State St., Redlands, CA 92373; (909) 335-3089; fax (909) 335-0826; Web site: www.cell-exll.com/conferences.htm.

11-14—Reading: 24th Southest Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for K-12 educators, in New Orleans. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-READ; Web site: www.reading.org.

14-16—Instruction: Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age International Conference, sponsored by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, for K-12 educators, in Porto, Portugal. Contact: IADIS; e-mail: celda2005@iadis.org; Web site: www.iadis.org.

14—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Bakersfield, Calif. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

16-20—Early-childhood education: 22nd Annual Parent Training Conference, sponsored by the National Head Start Association, for early-childhood educators, in Washington. Contact: Carleen Wallington, NHSA, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 299-7513; e-mail: cwallington@nhsa.org; Web site: www.nhsa.org.

4-5—Distance education: International Conference on Distance Collaborative E-Learning, sponsored by the Institute of Education Development, for K-12 educators, in Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur. Contact: IED, Dwelling 2, Intekma Resort & Convention Centre, Seksyen 7, 40000 Bandaraya Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia; Web site: www.ined.uitm.edu.my/dcel2006.htm.

January 2006

6-9—International education: 4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, sponsored by the East West Council for Education and the University of Hawaii West O’ahu, for K-12 educators, at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu. Contact: Andrew Burge, PO Box 75036, Honolulu, HI 75036; (808) 949-1455; fax: (808) 947-2420; e-mail: education@hiceducation.org; Web site: www.hiceducation.org.

*9-13—Delinquency prevention: 2006 National Conference, sponsored by the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, for educators, social workers, policymakers, and law enforcement professionals, at the Hilton Washington in Washington. Contact: Coordinating Council; (301) 519-6449; e-mail: registration@jjrc.org; Web site: www.juvenilecouncil.gov.

10—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level 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.

10-11—Assessment: Assessment in the Classroom and on the Team Seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston Street, Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

10-11—Language arts and social studies: Language Arts & Social Studies Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level 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.

11—Teachers: Co-Teaching Seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level 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.

12—Curriculum: Classroom Management That Works Workshop, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Las Vegas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

12-13—Behavior: The Fine Art of Discrete Trial Training, sponsored by Heartspring World Reach, for special education teachers and paraprofessionals, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Evelyn Horton, HWR, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8700; fax: (316) 634-0555; e-mail: ehorton@heartspring.org.

12-13—Curriculum: Various Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Las Vegas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

12-14—Science: 2006 International Conference, sponsored by the Association for Science Teacher Education, for science teachers, in Portland, Ore. Contact: AETS; Web site: www.aets.org. http://aste.chem.pitt.edu.

12-15—Education reform: 31st Annual Conference, sponsored by the International Alliance for Learning, for educators, in Alexandria, Va. Contact: IAL, PO Box 374, 2380 Buford Drive, Suite #106-374, Lawrenceville, GA 30043-7638; (678) 518-4034; fax: (770) 277-3649; e-mail: info@ialearn.org; Web site: www.ialearn.org.

13—Standards: Inquiry and Discovery: Learning in a Standards-Based World Workshop, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators, in Las Vegas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

15-17—Health: Child Nutrition Industry Conference 2006, sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, for health educators and school food service professionals, at the Disney Contemporary Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Contact: SNA, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax: (703) 739-3915; e-mail: servicecenter@schoolnutrition.org; Web site: www.schoolnutrition.org.

16-19—Libraries: 2006 Conference, sponsored by the Association for Library and Information Science Education, for school librarians, in San Antonio. Contact: ALISE, 1009 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 150, PO Box 4219, Oak Ridge, TN 37830; (865) 425-0155; fax: (865) 481-0390; e-mail: contact@alise.org; Web site: www.alise.org.

16-19—Special education: 2006 Leadership Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Private Special Education Centers, for private-school special educators, at the Hawk’s Cay Resort in Duck Key, Fla. Contact: Sherry L. Kolbe, Executive Director and CEO, NAPSEC, 1522 K Street, NW, Suite 1032, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 408-3338; fax: (202) 408-3340; e-mail: napsec@aol.com; Web site: www.napsec.org.

18-19—Achievement: Improving Student Achievement Through Supervision for Quality Instruction of English Learners, sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for administrators, in Burlingame, Calif. Contact: Eleanor Tapel, NTC, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA 95060; (800) 672-3494; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org.

18-21—Bilingual education: 35th Annual International Bilingual/Multicultural Education Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Bilingual Education, for K-12 educators, in Phoenix. Contact: NABE, 1030 15th St. N.W., Suite 470, Washington, DC 20005;(202) 898-1829; fax: (202) 789-2866; e-mail: nabe@nabe.org; Web site: www.nabe.org.

18-Feb.13—Special education: Special Education Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Jan. 18, 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.

19-20—Reading: Descubriendo La Lectura and Classroom Literacy Conference, sponsored by National Louis University, for early literacy teachers and administrators, at the Marriott Downtown in Chicago. Deadline: Dec. 20. Contact: Ellen Swengel, NLU, 4000 Farhills Drive, Champaign, IL 61822; (217) 359-7434; e-mail: eswengel@insightbb.com.

*19-21—Civic education:Fourth International Conference on Civic Education: Research and Practice, sponsored by the Centre for Policy and Practice, for educators, counselors, policymakers, and researchers, at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Tamara Speelmon, Conference Manager, Centre for Policy and Practice, 900 E. Seventh St., #202, Bloomington, IN 47405; e-mail: conf@civicedconf.org; Web site: www.civicedconf.org/civiced.html.

20—Public relations: Vital PR Research and Feedback Strategies, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school communications officers and administrators, via teleconference. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

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