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October 24, 2006 13 min read
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November

18-21—International education: Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Middle East Studies Association of North America, for educators and administrators, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston. Contact: MESANA, University of Arizona, 1219 N. Santa Rita Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721; (520) 621-5850; fax: (520) 626-9095; e-mail: mesana@u.arizona.edu; Web site: www.mesana.org.

29-Dec. 1—Achievement: Failure Is Not An Option Summit, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for educators and administrators, at the Doubletree Hotel Austin in Austin, Texas. 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.

29-Dec. 2—Career and technical education: 2006 Convention and Career Tech Expo, sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, for career and technical educators, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Contact: ACTE Registration, P.O. Box 758621, Baltimore, MD 21275-8621; (800) 826-9972; fax (703) 683-7424; e-mail: registration@acteonline.org; Web site: www.acteonline.org/convention.

29-Dec. 2—Education policy: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association of Educational Service Agencies, for educational service agency staff, at the Desert Springs Marriott Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, Calif. 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/coming_events.html.

29-Dec. 2—Reading: 56th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the National Reading Conference, for researchers, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Contact: NRC, 7044 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, WI 53154; (414) 908-4924 ext. 450; fax: (414) 768-8001; www.nrconline.org.

30—Federal programs: Fixing Failing Schools: How Are the NCLB Remedies Actually Working?, sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, for researchers and policymakers, at the Wohlstetter Conference Center in Washington. Register online at www.aei.org/event1351. Contact: Rosemary Kendrick, AEI, 1150 17th Street N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 862-5800; e-mail: rkendrick@aei.org.

December

1—Public relations: Getting Board Members on Your Team: How to Make Your Board Members Your MVPs, 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) 519-1230; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

2—Reading: 13th Annual Reading Recovery Conference, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, for educators, in Piscataway, N.J. Contact: Christine McKenna; e-mail: mckennajhnn@aol.com; Web site: www.readingrecovery.org/sections/conferences/regional.asp.

4-6—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 the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center in Bedford, N.H. Deadline: Nov. 28. 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.

4-Jan. 30—Middle schools: Language Arts Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Dec. 4, 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.

5—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the New Hampshire Association of School Principals’ headquarters in Concord, 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.

5-6—Early-childhood education:44th Annual Early Childhood Institute, sponsored by The Center for Children, Families and Public Policy at Lesley University, for early-childhood educators and administrators, at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel in Framingham, Mass. Contact: Heather Fox, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 349-8924; fax: (617) 349-8125; e-mail: hfox@lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu/academic_centers/cfpp/eci_institute.html.

6-7—Instruction: Supervising Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the Maranacook Community School in Readfield, Maine. 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-Jan. 30—History and social studies: Social Studies Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Dec. 6, 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.

7—Facilities: 2006 Executive Director’s E-Conference Series, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for school facility planners, architects, engineers, administrators, and school board members, online teleconference. Contact: Mike Deegan, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e-mail: mike@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org/e-series2006.html.

9-11—Leadership: Learning Matters for Student Success, sponsored by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, for school and district leaders, in Atlanta. Contact: SACS CASI Conference, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; (800) 248-7701; fax: (404) 679-4541; Web site: www.sacscasi.org/region/events/index.html.

11-12—Middle schools: Leading Learning at the Middle Level, 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.

11-12—Middle schools: Math and 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.

12—Minority education: Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males, sponsored by ATLAS Learning Communities, for principals, at Wheelock College in Boston. Contact: Jessalyn Hudgins, ATLAS Learning Communities Inc., 222 Third St., Suite 1320, Cambridge, MA 02142; (888) 577-8585; fax: (617) 577-8686; e-mail: info@atlaslearningcommunities.org; Web site: www.atlascommunities.org.

15-19—Parent involvement: 23rd Annual Parent Training Conference, sponsored by the National Head Start Association, for early-childhood educators and parents, in New York City. Contact: Cheryl Thompson, NHSA, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-0875 ext. 7557; fax: (703) 739-0878; e-mail: cthompson@nhsa.org; Web site: www.nhsa.org.

January 2007

5-10—Science: 2007 Winter Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Astronomical Society, for physics teachers, in Seattle. Contact: AAPT, 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3845; (301) 209-3311; Web site: www.aapt.org/Events/calendar.cfm.

6-9—Education research: 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Research Institute of Peking University, the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Saint Mary’s College of California School of Education, and the University of Louisville’s Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods Program, for researchers and educators, at the Ilikai Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu. Contact: Hawaii International Conference on Education, P.O. Box 75036, Honolulu, HI 96836; (808) 949-1455; fax: (808) 947-2420; e-mail: education@hiceducation.org; Web site: www.hiceducation.org.

10-12—Instruction: 6th Annual Institute—Strategies for Success in Small Learning Communities, sponsored by the Small Schools Workshop, for educators, administrators, policymakers, and researchers, at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Contact: Dana Vance, 1608 N. Milwaukee Ave., Suite 912, Chicago, IL 60647; (773) 384-1030; fax: (773) 384-1226; email: conferences@smallschoolsworkshop.org; Web site: www.smallschools.com.

10-12—Reading: Southeastern Regional Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference, sponsored by the Southeastern Regional Reading Recovery Association, for educators, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Holly Bartholomew, (843) 471-2357; e-mail: bartholomew.6@osu.edu; Web site: www.serrra.org.

10-13—Higher education: 2007 NFAA ARTS Week Educators Conference—How to Prepare Students for College Auditions and Admissions, sponsored by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, for arts educators and counselors, at the Marriott Airport Hotel in Miami. Contact: NFAA, 444 Brickell Ave., P-14, Miami, FL 33131; (305) 377-1140; fax: (305) 377-1149; Web site: www.nfaa.org/educators/confinfo.shtml.

11—Special education: Leadership Perspectives in Confronting the Disproportionate Representation of Black Males in Special Education, sponsored by ATLAS Learning Communities, for administrators, at Wheelock College in Boston. Contact: Jessalyn Hudgins, ATLAS Learning Communities, 222 Third St., Suite 1320, Cambridge, MA 02142; (888) 577-8585; fax: (617) 577-8686; e-mail: info@atlascommunities.org; Web site: www.atlascommunities.org.

11-12—Instruction: Various Workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Phoenix. 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.

11-14—Instruction: Deep in the Heart of Learning, sponsored by the International Alliance for Learning, for educators and administrators, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. Deadline: Jan. 10. Contact: Roland Boettcher, 2380 Buford Drive, Suite 106-374, Lawrenceville, GA 30043-7683; (800) 426-2989; fax: (770) 277-3649; e-mail: office@ialearn.org; Web site: www.ialearn.org.

11-14—Secondary education: Annual Conference, sponsored by California League of High Schools, for high school-level educators and administrators, at the Monterey Marriott in Monterey, Calif. Contact: Katie Winchell, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (800) 858-9365; e-mail: info@clhs.net; Web site: www.clhs.net.

11-Feb. 13—Instruction: Differentiated Instruction Institute, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at the NELMS Center in Topsfield, Mass. Beginning Jan. 11, 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.

12—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Maranacook Community School in Readfield, Maine. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

12-15—Independent schools: International Conference on Jewish Education, sponsored by The Lookstein Center, for educators in Jewish schools, at the Kovens Conference Center at Florida International University in Miami. Contact: Miriam Gitman, The Shul of Bal Harbour, 9540 Collins Ave., Surfside, FL 33154; (305) 868-1411 ext. 7319; fax: (305) 861-2426; e-mail: miriam@theshul.org; Web site: www.lookstein.org/jeseminar_2007.htm.

14-16—Instruction: 2007 National Conference, sponsored by the National Center for Accelerated Schools PLUS, for educators and administrators, at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn. Contact: Diane Perko, National Center for Accelerated Schools PLUS, 2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3224, Storrs, CT 06269-3224; (860) 486-0287; e-mail: dperko@acceleratedschools.net; Web site: www.acceleratedschools.net.

14-18—Special education: 2007 Leadership Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Private Special Education Centers, for educators and administrators at private special education centers, at Hawk’s Cay Resort in Duck Key, Fla. Contact: NAPSEC, 1522 K St. N.W., Suite 1032, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 408-3338; fax: (202) 408-3340; Web site: www.napsec.org.

17—Instruction: Target Spotlight School Visit: Unified Arts, 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: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

17-18—Language arts education: 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: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

18—Bilingual education: Target Spotlight School Visits: Bilingual Education, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Fuller Middle School in Framingham, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

19—Public relations: What Does It Take to Win? How to Ensure Fiscal Security for Your District Through Finance Elections, 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) 519-1230; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

22-23—Assessment: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing Conference 2007, sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, for administrators and researchers, at the University of California, Los Angeles. Deadline: Dec. 1. Contact: Danna Schacter, 300 Charles E. Young Drive N., Mailbox 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095; (310) 794-9174; fax: (310) 825-3883; e-mail: dschacter@cse.ucla.edu; Web site: www.cse.ucla.edu.

22-29—Middle schools: Teaming Retreat, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Running Brook Middle School in Derry, N.H. Consists of two sessions. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

23—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, 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: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

23-24—Middle schools: Supervising Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, at Thomas A. Blake Middle School in Medfield, Mass. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

24-26—Science: Science Institute, sponsored by the Public Education & Business Coalition, for science teachers, in Denver. Contact: Judy Hendricks, 1410 Grant St., Suite A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: jhendricks@pebc.org; Web site: www.pebc.org.

A version of this article appeared in the October 25, 2006 edition of Education Week


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