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April 16, 2003 11 min read
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May

1—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Pasadena Center in Pasadena, Calif. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

1- 2—Curriculum: Integrating Curricula Within and Across Disciplines: Concept- Based Unit Design, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Indianapolis. 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.

1-2—Data: Using Data for Improving Student Learning, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Indianapolis. 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.

1-2—School improvement: Focusing on Student Performance Institute: Creating Research-Based Schoolwide Action Plans for Increasing Student Achievement, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for teachers and administrators, at NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: 5 days 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: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

1-2—Standards: Spinning Straw Into Gold: Strategies for Designing Standards-Based Curriculum Units and Lessons, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators and administrators, in Indianapolis. 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.

1-4—Professional development: 2003 National Conference: Montessori in Action: The Seeds of Stewardship, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for Montessori educators, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, Ky. Contact: Lisa Klus or Jenni Roark, AMS; e-mail: lmklusky@aol.com or jenmclyn@aol.com.

1-31— Scholarships: National Scholarship Month, sponsored by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, for educators and students, with events scheduled nationally. Contact: Bob Lampe, CSFA, 7703 Normandale Road, Suite 110, Minneapolis, MN 55435; (952) 830-7383; fax: (952) 830-1929; e-mail: blampe@csfa.org; Web site: www.csfa.org.

2—Animal education: Workshop: Animals in the Classroom, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust Foundation, for humane educators, teachers, administrators, and school nurses, in Brewster. N.Y. Contact: Sam Ross, Green Chimneys, or John Pitts, PCTF, 36- 951 Leland Valley Road West, Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3311; fax: (360) 765-3399; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

2— Scholarships: National Scholarship Month Kickoff, sponsored by the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of America, for educators and students, at the National Press Club in Washington. Contact: CSFA, 7703 Normandale Road, Suite 110, Minneapolis, MN 55435; (952) 830-7307; fax: (952) 830-1929; e-mail: cvandyke@csfa.org; Web site: www.csfa.org.

2—School improvement: The Power of Liberal Arts in the Classroom, sponsored by Boston University’s School of Education, for K-20 teachers and administrators, at the university in Boston. Contact: Denise Demers, Center for School Improvement, 621 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215; (617) 353-2138; fax: (617) 358-0686; e- mail: csi@bu.edu; Web site: www.bu.edu/education/csi.

3— Animal education: Workshop: Animals in the Classroom, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust Foundation, for humane educators, teachers, administrators, and school nurses, in Middleton, NY. Contact: Jan Berlin, Middleton School District, or John Pitts, PCTF, 36-951 Leland Valley Road West, Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3311; fax: (360) 765-3399; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

3—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html

3- 4—Early childhood: Reggio Emilia Inspired Institute, sponsored by Lesley University, for educators and paraprofessionals who work with children ages 3- 8, at the university in Cambridge, Mass. Deadline: April 21. Contact: Mary Mindess, LU, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 349-8923 or (800) 999- 1959 ext. 8923; e-mail: mmindess@mail.lesley.edu; Web site: www.lesley.edu.

5—Animal education: Workshop: Animals in the Classroom, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust Foundation, for humane educators, teachers, administrators, and school nurses, in Princeton, N.J. Contact: John Pitts, PCTF, 36-951 Leland Valley Road West, Quilcene, WA 98376; (360) 765-3311; fax: (360) 765-3399; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

5— Substitutes: SubWeek, sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University, for substitute teachers, with events nationwide. Contact: Geoffrey G. Smith, STI, 6516 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322; (800) 922-4693; e-mail: gsmit@subed.usu.edu; Web site: http://subed.usu.edu.

5-9—Learning disabilities: 24th International Conference on Mental Retardation, Development and Disabilities, sponsored by the YAI/National Institute for People with Diabilities, for teachers, administrators, parents and therapists, at the Crowne Plaza Manhattan in New York City. Contact: Abbe Wittenberg, Conference Manager, YAI/NIPD, 460 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001; (212) 273- 6193; fax: (212) 629-4113; e-mail: awhittenberg@yai.org; Web site: www.yai.org.

6—College fair: National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for educators, parents, and students, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Contact: NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 822-6285; fax: (703) 836-8015; Web site: www.nacac.com/fairs.html.

7— Mental Health: Academic Teaching Conference Series: Preventative Intervention and Child Mental Health Advocacy: A Natural Alliance, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Children’s Hospital Boston, for school administrators, social workers, and psychiatrists, at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. 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.

7-8—Classroom 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; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

7- 9—Technology: Technology Site Visit to Poway Unified School District, sponsored by the National School Boards Association’s Education Technology Programs, for educators and administrators, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. Contact: Ann Flynn, Director of Education Technology, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; e-mail: aflynn@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/itte.

8—College fair: Southern Westchester-Putnam College Conference, sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam College Conferences Committee, for educators and students, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, N.Y. Contact: Louis C. Brunelli, PO Box 90, Crompond, NY 10517; (914) 739-2313; fax: (914) 734-9644; e-mail: Louis.Brunelli@worldnet.att.net; Web site:www.wpccc.org.

8-9—Data: Seize the Data! Maximizing the Role of Data in School Improvement Planning, sponsored by the National Study of School Evaluation, for teachers and administrators, at NSSE headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill. Deadline: 5 days 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: schoolimprovement@nsse.org; Web site: www.nsse.org.

8-10—Charter schools: Bridging the Gap to Community Empowerment, sponsored by the National Charter School Clearinghouse, for faith-based organizations and charter schools, at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich. Deadline: April 25. Contact: Andrea Zavislak, NCSC, 3900 E. Camelback Road, Suite 312, Phoenix, AZ 85018; (602) 954-1414; fax: (602) 954-1415; e-mail: fir@aibt.edu; Web site: www.ncsc.info.

8-10—Technology: 2003 Spring CUE Conference, sponsored by Computer-Using Educators, Inc., for teachers, administrators, and technology coordinators, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Annie Martin, CUE Inc., 2510 Mariner Square, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; (510) 814-6630; fax: (510) 814- 0195; e-mail: cueinc@cue.org; Web site: www.cue.org.

13-16—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.

14— Mental health: Academic Teaching Conference Series: Searching for Gold? The Processes Involved in Piecing Together the Possible Causal Paths Leading To and Away From Disease, sponsored by the Judge Baker Children’s Center and Children’s Hospital Boston, for school administrators, at the Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. 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.ht m.

*14-16—Best practices: Education, Technology, and Curriculum Summit 2003, sponsored by Teachers College, for K- 12 educators, at Columbia University in New York City. Contact: Betty Mintz; (888) 464-5624 or (203) 840-5624; Web site: www.edtechsummitk12.org.

14- 17—Partnerships: Partners in Education Institute 2003, sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for educators and arts organizations, at the Center in Washington. Contact: Partners in Education, JFKCPA, 2700 F St. N.W., Washington, DC 20566-0001; (202) 416-8806; fax: (202) 416-8860; e-mail: partnersineducation@kennedy-center.org; Web site: http://kennedy- center.org/partners.

15—Aesthetic realism: Through the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Interest Wins, Cynicism Loses in Students and Teachers, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for educators and administrators, in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426; Web site: www.AestheticRealism.org.

*15— Education law: Educational Freedom and Urban America: Brown v. Board After Half a Century, sponsored by the Cato Institute, for educators, in Washington. Deadline: May 12. Contact: Conference Department, CI, 1000 Massachusetts Ave N.W., Washington, DC 20001; (202) 218-4633; fax: (202) 371-0841; e-mail: urban@cato.org; Web site: www.cato.org/events.

19-23— Counseling: The Treatment of Trauma and Loss, sponsored by Lehigh University’s College of Education, for counselors, administrators, and teachers, at the university in Bethlehem, Pa. Deadline: April 28. Contact: Theresa M. Freeman, LUCOE, 111 Research Drive, A-219, Bethlehem, PA 18015; (610) 758-6563; fax: (610) 758-3227; e-mail: specprog@lehigh.edu; Web site: www.lehigh.edu.

20—African-American education: Educating the African American Male Child National Seminar, sponsored by African American Images, for educators, in Chicago. Contact: AAI, 1909 W. 95th St., Chicago, IL 60643; (773) 445-0322.

20—Parent involvement: Education News Parents Can Use: Education Technology, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for parents, teachers, and administrators, at the WETA Studios in Arlington, Va. Deadline: Day of the event by 10am. 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.

20—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/.

28-31— Engineering: NACME Forum, sponsored by the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, for educators, professionals, and students, at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Houston. Contact: Tracey Wilson, NACME, 350 Fifth Ave., Suite 2212, New York, NY 10118-2299; (800) 888-9929; fax: (212) 629- 5178; Web site: www.nacme.org/news/road/forum. html.

30—Job fair: Gaston County Schools Round Up Job Fair, sponsored by the Gaston County Schools, for teachers and administrators, at the Highland School of Technology in Gastonia, N.C. Contact: Tommie Paul, GCS, 1351 Bradford Heights Road, Gastonia, NC 28054; (704) 861-2497; fax: (704) 866- 6193; e-mail: gasteacher@yahoo.com; Web site: www.gaston.k12.nc.us.


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