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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:; Web

20-21Classroom 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:

21Middle 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:

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:

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:

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:

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:; Web site:

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: or Emilio@foundations-

**22-23—Research: 2nd Annual College of Education Qualitative Research Conference, sponsored by the University of Missouri-St. Louis, for researchers, educators, and doctoral students, at the university in St. Louis. Contact: Division of Education Leadership and Policy Studies, UMSL, 8001 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63121; fax: (314) 516-5942; Web site: edcont/qualconf.

**22-23—Writing: Explorations in Alter Space: Balancing the Traditional With the Transformational, sponsored by the International Writing Centers Association and the South Central Writing Centers Association, for educators, in Clear Lake, Texas. Contact: Chloe Diepenbrock, (281) 283-3356; fax: (281) 283-3360; e-mail:

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: /nctear/index.htm.

22-24—Montessori schools: 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:

23-27—Dropouts: 14th Annual America’s At-Risk Youth National Forum, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, for teachers, counselors, district staff, social service agencies, juvenile justice professionals, and government leaders, at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: NDPC/N, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631-1555; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656- 0136;
e-mail:; Web site:

25-26—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:

26—Curriculum: Integrating and Coordinating Math, Science, and Technology Curriculum, sponsored by the Parker Regional Teachers’ Center, for educators, at the center in Devens, Mass. Contact: PRTC, PO Box 2129, Devens, MA 01432; (978) 772-2687; Web site:

26-March 2—Psychologists: 34th Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Association of School Psychologists, for school psychologists and allied professionals, in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Jacqueline Williams, Director of Meetings and Conventions, NASP, 4340 East-West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 657-0270; fax: (301) 657-0275; e-mail:; Web site:

27—Principals: Online Conference: A Principal’s Guide to Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for principals, assistant principals, superintendents, and education professors, at Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704; (800) 224-6830; fax: (703) 620-2521; Web site:

27-March 1—Technology: Technology Site Visit, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for technology coordinators, school board members, superintendents, teachers, and school leaders, in Redmond, Wash. Contact: Ann Lee Flynn, Director, Education Technology, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6764; fax: (703) 683-7590; e-mail:; Web site:

27-March 2—Reading: Southwest Regional Conference: Reading! The Gift for All Seasons!, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators, at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600; fax: (302) 731- 1057; Web site:

28—English: Using Theater, Music, and Dance to Enhance Language Arts Teaching, sponsored by the English Language Arts Council/United Federation of Teachers, for English teachers, in New York City. Contact: Vita Rosenberg, (212) 598-9298; fax: (212) 533-5402; e-mail:

28—Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by the Agency for Instructional Technology, for educators, in Yakima, Wash. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: AIT, 1800 N. Stonelake Drive, PO Box A, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 457-4509; fax: (812) 333-4278; e-mail:; Web site:

28—Mathematics: Structural Arithmetic and Beyond—Fractions and Decimals, 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:

28-March 1—School improvement: Focusing on Student Performance— Crediting Research-Based Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for principals, teachers, district administrators, and superintendents, at the NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843-6773; fax: (847) 995-9088; e-mail:; Web site:

28-March 2—English: Taking Stories to Heart, sponsored by the Colorado Language Arts Society, for English teachers, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Karen Heartman; e-mail:; Web site: or; Web site:

A version of this article appeared in the February 06, 2002 edition of Education Week


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