Education

Events

November 15, 2005 13 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

A symbol (*) marks events that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.

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.

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Classroom Technology Webinar
Academic Integrity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
As AI writing tools rapidly evolve, learn how to set standards and expectations for your students on their use.
Content provided by Turnitin
Recruitment & Retention Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table: Chronic Teacher Shortage: Where Do We Go From Here?  
Join Peter DeWitt, Michael Fullan, and guests for expert insights into finding solutions for the teacher shortage.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
Reading & Literacy Webinar
The Science of Reading: Tools to Build Reading Proficiency
The Science of Reading has taken education by storm. Learn how Dr. Miranda Blount transformed literacy instruction in her state.
Content provided by hand2mind

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Letter to the Editor EdWeek's Most-Read Letters of 2022
Here are this year’s top five Letters to the Editor.
1 min read
Education Week opinion letters submissions
Gwen Keraval for Education Week
Education In Their Own Words Withstanding Trauma, Leading With Honesty, and More: The Education Stories That Stuck With Us
Our journalists highlight why stories on the impact of trauma on schooling and the fallout of the political discourse on race matter to the field.
4 min read
Kladys Castellón prays during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.
Kladys Castellón prays during a vigil for the victims of a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Billy Calzada/The San Antonio Express-News via AP
Education In Their Own Words Masking, Miscarriages, and Mental Health: The Education Stories That Stuck With Us
Our reporters share the stories they wrote that rose above the fray—and why.
5 min read
Crystal Curtis and her son, Jordan Curtis, outside their home in Plano, Texas. Crystal, a healthcare professional whose son attends school in Plano talks about the challenges of ensuring quality schooling, her discomfort with the state and district’s rollback of mandatory masking, and the complications of raising a Black child in a suburban district as policies shift.
Crystal Curtis and her son, Jordan Curtis, outside their home in Plano, Texas. Crystal, a healthcare professional whose son attends school in Plano talks about the challenges of ensuring quality schooling, her discomfort with the state and district’s rollback of mandatory masking, and the complications of raising a Black child in a suburban district as policies shift.
Allison V. Smith for Education Week
Education Opinion The Top 10 Rick Hess Straight Up Columns of 2022
NAEP, pre-K, who decides what gets taught. Those are among the most popular or impactful posts of the year.
2 min read
Image shows a multi-tailed arrow hitting the bullseye of a target.
DigitalVision Vectors/Getty