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March 01, 2002 6 min read
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Following are dates for workshops, conferences, and other professional-development opportunities for teachers. Some events may include administrators, policymakers, parents, and others. The list is organized by region, though some events are national meetings. Registration deadlines may close before the date of the event. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.

East | Midwest/Plains | South | West

East

April 18-21 FOREIGN LANGUAGE Teaching in Changing Times: The Courage to Lead. Sponsored by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in New York City. For more information, contact: Rebecca Kline, Executive Director, NECTFL, P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013; (717) 245-1977; fax (717) 245-1976; e-mail nectfl@ dickinson.edu; www.nectfl.org.

April 22-24 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Understanding by Design: Teaching and Assessing for Understanding. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in New York City. For more information, 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; www.ascd.org.

April 23 LEARNING DISABILITIES Interpreting Evaluations for Classroom and Remedial Use. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. For more information, contact: Susan Spero, Churchill Center, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e-mail sspero@churchillschool.com.

April 23-24 DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION Organizing Schools Using Brain Research. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in New York City. 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; www.ascd.org.

April 23-24 DIVERSITY Instructional Strategies for Academically Diverse Learners: A Look at Differentiated Instruction. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in New York City. 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; www.ascd.org.

April 29-30 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Understanding by Design. Sponsored by Relearning by Design, in Philadelphia. Contact: Carol Wander, Project Manager, Relearning by Design, 65 S. Main St., Building B, Pennington, NJ 08534- 2821; (609) 730-1199; fax (800) 329-3122; e- mail conferences@relearning.org; www.relearning.org.

*May 2 AESTHETIC REALISM Teaching Method: Anger Changes to Respect for Knowledge and People. Sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777- 4426; www.aestheticrealism.org.

*May 2-5 FOREIGN LANGUAGE Conference. Sponsored by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, in New York City. For more information, contact: NECTFL, Dickinson College, P.O. Box 1773, Carlisle, PA 17013-2896; e- mail nectfl@dickinson.edu; www.dickinson.edu/nectfl.

*May 3-5 GIFTED EDUCATION Beyond IQ: Paradoxes and Oxymorons in the Lives of Profoundly Gifted Children. Sponsored by Gifted Conference Planners, in Wakefield, Mass. For more information, contact: Josh Shaine, Gifted Conference Planners, (978) 597-0977; fax (801) 729-5081; e-mail giftedconferenceplanners@yahoo. com; www.geocities.com/gifte dconferenceplanners.

*May 21 READING Teaching Grammar and Writing to Children With Language Problems. Sponsored by the Churchill Center, in New York City. For more information, contact: Susan Spero, Churchill Center, 310 E. 30th St., New York, NY 10016; (212) 722-0610; e- mail sspero@churchillschool.com.


Midwest/Plains

April 25 SPECIAL EDUCATION Restructuring for Caring and Effective Education: The Inclusive Schools. Sponsored by the Northeast Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Centers, in Cleveland. Contact: Northeast Regional Professional Development Centers, Rhodes Tower 901, Cleveland State University, 1860 E. Second St., Cleveland, OH 44114- 4435; (216) 523-7107; fax (216) 687-5422; e-mail nrpdc@csuohio.edu; www.nrpdc.org.

April 26-28 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT International Conference: Born to Learn. Sponsored by the Parents as Teachers National Center, in St. Louis. Contact: PATNC, 10176 Corporate Square Dr., Suite 230, St. Louis, MO 63132; (314) 432-4330; fax (314) 432-8963; e-mail jhinr@patnc.org; www.patnc.org.

*May 1-3 DATA Seize the Data: Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Contact: Sharon Steindam, NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843-6773; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www.nsse.org.

*May 9-10 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT Focusing on Student Performance: Creating Research-Based Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement. Sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, in Schaumburg, Ill. Registration deadline: 15 days prior to event. For more information, contact: Sharon Steindam, NSSE, 1699 E. Woodfield Rd., Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-9080 or (800) 843- 6773; fax (847) 995-9088; e-mail schoolimprovement@nsse.org; www.nsse.org.


South

April 1-5 RESEARCH Validity and Value in Education Research. Sponsored by the American Educational Research Association, in New Orleans. Contact: AERA, 1230 17th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036-3078; (202) 223-9485; fax (202) 775- 1824; e-mail nkabel@aera.net; www.aera.net.

April 5-6 LEADERSHIP National Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Administration: Advancing Knowledge for Improved Practice. Sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, in New Orleans. Contact: UCEA, 205 Hill Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-2185; (573) 884-8300; fax (573) 884-8302; e-mail admnucea@coe.missouri.edu; www.ucea.org.


West

*March 20-21 INTERNET Connected Conference. Sponsored by Classroom Connect, in Las Vegas. Early registration deadline: Feb. 25. Contact: Classroom Connect, (800) 638-1639; e- mail connect@classroom.com; www.classroom.com.

April 19-21 MATHEMATICS Annual Conference: Seize the Opportunity, Provide the Leadership. Sponsored by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, in Las Vegas. Registration deadline: March 15. Contact: NCSM, P.O. Box 10667, Golden, CO 80401; (404) 274-5932; fax (404) 274-5932; e-mail ncsm@mathforum.com; www.ncsmonline.org.

*May 2-3 HIGH SCHOOLS Rethinking High Schools: The Future Is Now. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Albuquerque, N.M. 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; www.ascd.org.

*May 2-3 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Multiple Intelligences for Student and Teacher Success. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Albuquerque, N.M. For more information, 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; www.ascd.org.

*May 2-3 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Designing Solid Evaluations for Professional-Development Programs. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Albuquerque, N.M. 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; www.ascd.org.

—Vanessa Dea

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