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December 11, 2002 14 min read
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December

18—Early childhood: Academic Teaching Conference Series: From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Children’s Hospital Boston, for teachers and school administrators, at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston, Mass. Contact: Catherine Fontaine, JBCC, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115; (617) 232-8390 ext. 2104; fax: (617) 730- 5440; e-mail: cfontaine@jbcc.harvard.edu; Web site: www.jbcc.harvard.edu/lectures.h tm.

27-30—Foreign languages: Annual Convention, sponsored by the Modern Language Association of America, for language teachers, in New York City. Contact: Maribeth T. Kraus, Director of Convention Programs, MLA, 26 Broadway, Third Floor, New York, NY 10004-1789; (646) 576-5000; e-mail: conventions@mla.org; Web site: www.mla.org.

January 2003

2-5—Linguistics: 77th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America, for linguistics teachers, at the Hilton Atlanta and Towers in Atlanta. Contact: Margaret W. Reynolds, LSA, 1325 18th St. N.W., Suite 211, Washington, DC 20036-6501; (202) 835-1714; fax: (202) 835-1717; e-mail: lsa@lsadc.org Web site: www.lsadc.org.

8-10—Reading: 12th Annual Illinois Reading Recovery Descubrendo La Lectura Institute Conference: The Gift of Literacy, sponsored by the Illinois Reading Recovery Program and National-Louis University, for educators, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown in Chicago. Contact: Ellen Swengel, IRR, 1205 W. Charles St., Champaign, IL 61821; (217) 359-7434; (217) 359-7495; e-mail: eswengel@aol.com.

9—Writing: Teaching Writing as Problem Solving Across the Curriculum, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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 Web site: www.ascd.org.

9-10—High schools: Secondary School Renewal and Student Motivation: A Formula for Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

9-10—School improvement: Creating the Capacity for Change, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

9-15—Early childhood: Learning and Development Module and Culture, Family, and Providers Module, sponsored by the WestEd Center for Child and Family Studies, for educators, program managers, and child-care providers, at the Catamaran Resort in San Diego. Contact: Alicia Tuesta, WestEd, 180 Harbor Drive, Suite 112, Sausalito, CA 94965; (415) 289-2300; e-mail: atuesta@wested.org; Web site: www.pitc.org.

10—Classroom management: Conscious Classroom Management: Bringing Out the Best in Students and Teachers, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Dallas. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

*10-11—Rural education: Rural/Small School Leaders Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for rural school administrators, at the Hyatt Arlington in Arlington, Va. Contact: AASA, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, VA 22209; (703) 528-0700; Web site: www.aasa.org.

13-14—Social studies: Language and Social Studies Focus Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Deadline: 15 days before event. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

13-17—Federal programs: Federal Policy Institute, sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University, for superintendents and principals, at the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington. Contact: CEOI, TC, CU, Box 132, 525 W. 120th St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax: (212) 678-8417; Web site: www.tc.columbia.edu/ceoi.

14— Instruction: Understanding by Design: One Strategy for Effective Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

15—At-risk youth: Academic Teaching Conference Series: Finding a Place: A Motivational Analysis of Being and Belonging Among Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Problems, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Children’s Hospital Boston, for social workers and school administrators, at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston, Mass. Contact: Catherine Fontaine, JBCC, 3 Blackfan Circle, Boston, MA 02115; (617) 232-8390 ext. 2104; fax: (617) 730- 5440; e-mail: cfontaine@jbcc.harvard.edu; Web site: www.jbcc.harvard.edu/lectures.h tm.

15—Instruction: Differentiated Instruction in the Mathematics Classroom, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

15—Scheduling: Scheduling, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Brattleboro, Vt. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

16—Religious education: Islam and Religious Diversity, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for educators and administrators, at the Brick Church School in New York City. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355-4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

16—Science: Active and Alive Science in the Middle Level Classroom, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

*16-17—Principals: Northern California Principals’ Round Table, sponsored by the California Department of Education, for principals, at the Crown Royal Hotel in Foster City, Calif. Deadline: Jan. 3. Contact: CDE; (916) 319-0878; fax: (916) 323-2728; e-mail: ElemNet@cde.ca.gov.

16-18—At-risk youths: 13th Annual National Conference and Training Seminar on Educating Adjudicated, Incarcerated and At-Risk Youth: Bridging Professional Perspectives, sponsored by the College of Extended Learning, California State Univerity, San Bernardino, for correctional education teachers, in Palm Springs, Calif. Deadline: Jan. 3. Contact: Yvete Bugarinim CSU, 5500 University Pkwy., San Bernardino, CA 92407; (909) 880-5981; fax: (909) 880- 5907; Web site: www.webreg.com/csusb/bpp03.

16-19—Professional development: The All-Canadian Conference on Teaching and Learning, sponsored by the Western Quebec School Board, for educators, in Hull, Quebec. Contact: TW Branun and Associates, (800) 531-0082 or (604) 465- 8499; fax: (866) 465-2325 or (604) 465-2325; e-mail: info@twblearn.com; Web site: www.twblearn.com/conferences.ht ml.

*16-19—Professional development: 28th Annual IAL Conference: Everything New To Know About Learning, sponsored by the International Alliance for Learning, for educators, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. Discount applied for attendees who register before Dec 1. Contact: Sherry Mills, IAL; (800) 426-2989; e-mail: info@ialearn.org; Web site: www.ialearn.org.

17—Instruction: Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

*21—Parent involvement: Education News Parents Can Use: Anniversary Show, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for parents and educators, at the WETA Production Center, PBS Studios, in Arlington, Va. Contact: Jennifer Walsh, Tricom Associates, 2009 N. 14th St., Suite 407, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 276-2772 ext. 13; fax: (703) 528-5058; e-mail: jennifer@tricomassociates.com; Web site: www.ed.gov/offices/OIIA/televi sion.

21—Professional development: Satellite Town Meeting With Rod Paige, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for K-12 educators, to be broadcast on national television. Contact: USDE, (800) 872-5327; e-mail: Satellite.Town.Meeting@ed.gov; Web site: www.ed.gov/inits/stm/.

21-24— Parental involvement: Common Sense Parenting: Training for Parent Trainers, 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; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

22— Assessment: Instruction and Assessment Using Memory Pathways, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Orlando, Fla. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

22—Team Teaching: Massachusetts Effective Teaming Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in New Bedford, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887- 6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

22—Scheduling: Scheduling, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

22-23—At-risk youths: Understanding Students Living in Poverty, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Orlando, Fla. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

22-24—Teachers: Quality Teaching Makes the Difference, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Orlando, Fla. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

23—Arts education: Promising Practices for Unified Arts Teams, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

23—Multiple intelligences: Multiple Intelligences for Student and Teacher Success, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Orlando, Fla. 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; Web site: www.ascd.org.

*23-25—Charter Schools: Choices: Strengthening Student Achievement, sponsored by the Arizona Charter Schools Association, for educators, at the Sedona Hilton in Sedona, Ariz. Contact: Margaret Roush-Meier, ACSA, 721 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001; (928) 779-2761; e-mail: mroushmeier@qwest.net.

23-25— Choice: America’s Choice National Conference, sponsored by America’s Choice and the National Center on Education and the Economy, for school board members, administrators, and teachers, at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Yvette Mimms, AC, 1 Thomas Circle N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 783-3668; fax: (202) 783-3672; Web site: www.ncee.org.

23-25—Technology: ICE 2003: Learning Without Boundaries, sponsored by Indiana Computer Educators, for teachers, technology staff, administrators, and library and media specialists, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Contact: Laurenda Jackson, ICE, PO Box 42208, Indianapolis, IN 46242-0208; (317) 274- 3465 or (888) 353-3465; fax: (317) 274-6864; e-mail: ice@iupui.edu; Web site: www.uipui.edu/nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

24—Service learning: Community Service, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for service-learning coordinators, in Dallas. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; (404) 355-4460 or (800) 298-4599; fax: (404) 355-4435; Web site: www.csee.org.

24-25—Facilities: Sustainable Schools Symposium, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facilities Planners International, for education facility planners, architects, administrators, educators, policymakers, and construction personnel, at Chaparral Suites in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact: Barbara C. Worth, Assistant Director, Public Relations and Policy, CEFPI, 9180 E. Desert Cove Drive, Suite 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85260; (480) 391-0840; fax: (480) 391-0940; e- mail: barb@cefpi.org; Web site: www.cefpi.org.

24-25—Literacy: Midwinter Literacy Institute: Guiding Readers and Writers in the Intermediate Grade Classroom, sponsored by Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery, for educators of grades 3-6, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: LUCRR, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (617) 349- 8402; e-mail: literacy@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu

24-27—Teacher education: 55th Annual Meeting and Exhibits, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, for teacher-educators, higher education administrators, policymakers, researchers, and K-12 teachers, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans. Deadline: Jan. 2. Contact: Brinda L. Albert, AACTE, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-2450; fax: (202) 457-8095; e-mail: balbert@aacte.org; Web site: www.aacte.org.

27—Curriculum: Curriculum Mapping, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887- 6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

27-29—Administrators: Texas Administrators’ Midwinter Conference, sponsored by the Texas Education Agency, for public education administrators, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Contact: Scott Lewis, TEA, 1701 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701; (512) 463-8306; e-mail: specproj@tea.state.tx.us; Web site: www.tea.state.tx.us/midwinter

27-Feb 1—Science: JASON XIV: Shore to Sea Live Expedition Broadcast, sponsored by the JASON Foundation for Education, for educators and students, to be broadcast nationally. Contact: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, JASON Project, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203; (414) 227- 3366; fax: (414) 227-3168.

28—Assessment: Varied Student Assessment Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

28-Feb. 1—Bilingual education: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Bilingual Education, for teachers and administrators, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Contact: Josefina Velasco, NABE, 1030 15th St. N.W., Suite 470, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 898-1829; fax: (202) 789- 2866; e-mail: conference@nabe.org; Web site: www.nabe.org.

29—Character education: Developing Respectful Learners, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

29—Collaboration: Effective Teaming Practices, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (987) 887-6263; fax: (987) 887-6504; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

29-31—Independent schools: Business Officers/Legal Issues Conference, sponsored by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, for headmasters, business managers, division directors, and admissions directors, at the Woodlands Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Joan Fargis, VAIS, 8001 Franklin Farms Drive, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23229; (804) 282-3592; fax: (804) 282-3596; e-mail: joanfargis@vais.org; Web site: www.vais.org.

A version of this article appeared in the December 11, 2002 edition of Education Week

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