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February 11, 2004 16 min read
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February | March

22-24--Achievement gap: 1st Annual Education Trust West Conference, sponsored by the Education Trust, for educators, parents, and policymakers, in San Diego. Deadline: Jan. 10. Contact: Charles Williams, ET, 1725 K St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 293-1217; fax: (202) 293-2605; e-mail: cwilliams@edtrust.org; Web site: www.edtrust.org.

22-25--At-risk youth: 16th Annual At-Risk Youth National Forum, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, for K-12 educators, counselors, and district staff, at the Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: NDPC, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu; Web site: www.dropoutprevention.org.

23-26--International education: 38th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of International Education, for school board members and educators, in San Francisco. Contact: AAIE, c/o San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies, 5250 Campanile Drive,San Diego, CA 92182-1923; Web site: www.aaie.org.

24--Middle schools: Webcast: Overcoming Barriers to Content Literacy: Scaffolding, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle school educators, online. Contact: Mary Henton, NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (800) 528-NMSA; fax: (624) 985-4750; e-mail: mhenton@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

26--Mathematics: Workshop: Multisensory Math, sponsored by the Hill Center, for middle and high school teachers, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, N.C. 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

26-28--Best practices: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice, for special educators, sponsored by the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: MSLBD, PO Box 40001, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-3840; fax: (913) 492-2456; Web site: www.mslbd.org.

26-28--Professional development: Problem Based Economics Workshop, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for high school economics teachers, at the institute in Novato, Calif. Contact: BI, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e- mail: info@bie.org; Web site: www.bie.org.

26-28--Substitutes: Salt Lake City SubSolutions Conference, sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University, for administrators and personnel managing substitutes, at the Marriott City Center in Salt Lake City. Contact: Geoffrey G. Smith, STI, 6516 Old Main Hall, Logan, UT 84322-6516; (800) 922- 4693; fax: (435) 797-0944; e-mail: gsmit@subed.usu.edu; Web site: http://subed.usu.edu.

26-29--English: 2003 Southeast Conference-Frontiers: Exploring New Strategies in the 21st Century Classroom, sponsored by the Two-Year College English Association, for teacher-educators, in Huntsville, Ala. Contact: Joel Henderson, TYCA; e- mail: jhenderson@cstcc.cc.tn.us; Web site: www.tyca-se.org.

26-29--International education: International Recruitment Center Conference, sponsored by the International School Services, for K-12 educators, in San Francisco. Deadline: Jan. 31. Contact: Jane Larsson, ISS, 15 Roszel Road, PO Box 5910, Princeton, NJ 08540; (609) 452-0990; fax: (609) 452-2690; e-mail: edustaffing@iss.edu; Web site: www.iss.edu.

27-1--Principals: 88th Annual Convention: Visionary Leaders-Architects of Change, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for principals, assistant principals, and teachers, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Convention Office, NASSP, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 253-7746; fax: (703) 476-5490.

March

1-31--Arts education: Music In Our Schools Month, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, for K-8 educators, nationwide. Contact: Elizabeth Lasko, NAME, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191; e-mail: elizabethl@menc.org; Web site: www.menc.org.

2-4--Professional development: 9th Annual K-12 School Networking Conference: Personalization & Empowerment - No Child Left Behind and Technology, sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking, for technology directors, administrators, and professional development personnel, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Contact: Michelle Shirley, CoSN, 1710 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036; (866) 267-8747 or (202) 861-2676; fax: (202) 861-0888; e-mail: michelle@cosn.org; Web site: www.cosn.org.

4-6--Professional development: 13th Annual Core Knowledge National Conference, sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, for teachers, principals, and district personnel, at the Atlanta Marriott Maquis in Atlanta. Contact: CKF, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (434) 977-7550; fax: (434) 977-0021; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org.

6--Early childhood: The Early Childhood Conference, sponsored by Indiana University South Bend Division of Continuing Education, for early childhood educators, at the university in South Bend, Ind. Deadline: March 4. Contact: Jean E. Perrin, IUSB, 1700 Mishawaka Ave., South Bend, IN 46615; (574) 237-4113; fax: (574) 237- 4428; e-mail: jperrin@iusb.edu; Web site: www.iusb.edu/~cted.

6-7--Arts education: First Annual Conference on Intergrating Art Forms Into the Curriculum, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for teachers, administrators, and artists, at the university in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; )608) 262- 7419; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu ; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

9--Special education: Web Seminar: Community-Based Instruction, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 administrators, teachers, and secondary- transition managers, online. Contact: CEC, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (800) 224-6830 ext. 516; fax: (703) 620-2521; e-mail: conteduc@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/pd.

11-12--Professional development: Problem Based Government Workshop, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for high school civics teachers, at the institute in Novato, Calif. Contact: BI, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e-mail: info@bie.org; Web site: www.bie.org.

11-13--Economics: Annual Conference, sponsored by the American Education Finance Association, for K-12 educators, education finance researchers, and policy analysts, at the Marriott-City Center Hotel in Salt Lake City. Contact: Ed Steinbrecher, 8365 S. Armadillo Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439; (303) 674-0857; fax: (303) 670-8986; e-mail: esteinbr@du.edu; Web site: www.aefa.cc.

12--Diversity: Cultural Fluency Conference: Finding the Common Ground, sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Equity Center, for K-12 educators and parents, in Washington. Contact: Susan Shaffer, MAEC, 5454 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 655, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; (301) 657-7741 ext. 108; fax: (301) 657-8782; e-mail: sshaffer@maec.org; Web site: www.maec.org.

12-14--Middle schools: Annual Conference, sponsored by the California League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. Contact: CLMS, 6615 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 120, Long Beach, CA 90803; (562) 430-3136; fax: (562) 430-5607; e-mail: info@clms.net; Web site: www.clms.net.

14-17--Professional development: Bargaining in Difficult Times in the Big Easy, sponsored by the North American Association of Educational Negotiators, for school labor relations professionals and educational negotiators, in New Orleans. Contact: Lyn King, NAAEN, 122 White Pine Drive, Springfield, IL 62707; (217) 529-7902; fax: (217) 529-7904; e-mail: naen@aol.com; Web site: www.naen.org.

17-19--Best practices: Various workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578- 9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

17-19--School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in San Diego, Calif. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

17-20--Learning disabilities: 41st Annual Conference, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, for educators, parents, and school psychologists, at the Hilton in Atlanta. Contact: Jane Browning, LDAA, 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234; (412) 341-1515; fax: (412) 344-0224; e-mail: info@ldaamerica.org; Web site: www.ldaamerica.org.

18--Teacher education: Workshop: Learning Strategies, sponsored by the Hill Center, for K-12 educators, at the center in Durham, N.C. Contact: HC, 3200 Pickett Road, Durham, N.C. 27705-6010; (919) 489-7464; fax: (919) 489-7466; Web site: www.hillcenter.org.

18-19--Professional development: Project Based Learning Workshop, sponsored by the Buck Institute for Education, for middle and high school teachers, at the institute in Novato, Calif. Contact: BI, 18 Commercial Blvd., Novato, CA 94949; (415) 883-0122; e- mail: info@bie.org; Web site: www.bie.org.

18-19--Professional development: 2004 National Conference: Summer Learning for All-Programs, Policy, and Research, sponsored by the Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University, for K-12 teachers, summer-program providers, and youth-development professionals, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Baltimore. Deadline: Dec. 19. Contact: Toni Decker, JHU; (410) 516-3962; e-mail: tdecker@hd.jhu.edu; Web site: www.summerlearning.org.

18-19--Professional development: Various workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578- 9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

18-20--Elementary education: Annual International Technology Education Association Conference, sponsored by the Technology Education for Children Council, for elementary educators, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: International Technology Education Association,1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539; (703)860- 2100; fax; (703)860-0353; Web site: www.iteawww.org.

18-20--Foreign language: 2004 Conference, sponsored by the Southern Conference on Language Teaching, for P-16 foreign-language educators, in Mobile, Ala. Deadline: Jan. 30. Contact: Lynne McClendon, 165 Lazy Laurel Chase, Roswell, GA 30076; (770) 992-1256; fax: (770) 992-3464; e-mail: lynnemcc@mindspring.com; Web site: www.valdosta.edu/scolt.

18-21--Education law: National Conference: Looking Back, Moving Forward-The Unfinished Business of Brown v. Board of Education, sponsored by Hood College, for K-12 educators, at the college in Frederick, Md. Contact: Olivia White, HC, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701; (301) 696-3573; e-mail: owhite@hood.edu; Web site: www.hood.edu/brownvboard.

19--School improvement: Teacher Research Conference 2004, sponsored by the National Teacher Research Panel, for educators, in Birmingham, England. Contact: NTRP, 4A Sanctuary Bldg., Great Smith St., London SW1P 3BT; e-mail: teacher.researchconf04@dfes. g si.gov.uk.

19--Professional development: Various workshops, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (703) 578- 9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

20--Job fair: National Minority Careers Education Expo, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and Tylin Promotions, for educators, at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Contact: Fred Greenspan, TP, PO Box 1300, Massapequa, Long Island, NY 11758-0905; (516) 799-2274; fax: (516) 795-1887; e- mail: WorldTradeCenter@DeptofEd.org; Web site: www.DeptofEd.org.

20-22--Teachers: Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for K-12 educators and administrators, in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311- 1714; (703) 578-9600 or (800) 933-ASCD; fax: (703) 575-5400; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

20-23--Urban schools: Legislative/Policy Conference, sponsored by the Council of Great City Schools, for urban administrators and school board members, at the Westin Grand Hotel in Washington. Contact: Terry Tabor, CGCS, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-2427; fax: (202) 393-2400; Web site: www.cgcs.org.

22-24--Technology: TechEd Ontario, sponsored by the Community College Foundation, for K- 12 and college educators, at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, Calif. Contact: William Neece, TE, 1901 Royal Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95815; (916) 418-5136; fax: (916) 922-2346; e-mail: wneece@techedevents.org; Web site: www.techedevents.org.

23--Science: Workshop: Paracelus Goes to School, sponsored by the Society of Toxicology, for K-12 teachers, in Baltimore. Deadline: March 1. Contact: Betty Eidemiller, SOT, 1767 Business Center Drive, Suite 302, Reston, VA 20190; (703) 438-3115; fax: (703) 438-3113; e-mail: betty@toxicology.org; Web site: www.t o xicology.org/publicoutreach/k12resources/snapshots.html.

23-24--Character education: The Fifth Annual Northeast United States Conference on Character Education, sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College, for K-12 educators, at the college in Troy, N.Y. Contact: HVCC, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180; (518) 629-HVCC or (877) 325- HVCC; Web site: http://www.hvcc.edu/k- 12/charactered/annual/index.html.

24--School safety: Talking About Touching: A Personal Safety Curriculum Staff Training Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

24-27--English: Annual Convention-Making Composition Matter, sponsored by the National Teachers of English, for teacher-educators, in San Antonio. Contact: NCTE Customer Service Department, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 278-3849 or (877) 369-6283; fax: (217) 328-9645; e-mail: public_info@ncte.org; Web site: www.ncte.org.

25--School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Staff Training Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

26--School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Family Guide Facilitator Training Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle, Calif. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

26-28--Urban schools: CUBE’s Pre-Conference Programming, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for urban administrators, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Judy Tucker, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6705; fax: (703) 548-5613; e-mail: cube@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/cube.

27--Reading: Arts Intergration Seminar: Visualizing Literature through Art, sponsored by the Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland and Playhouse Square Center, for K-12 educators and administrators, in Cleveland. Deadline: Seven days before the event. Contact: Emily Davidson, YAGC, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite C203, Cleveland, OH 44120; (216) 561-5014; fax: (216) 561-3444; e-mail: emily@yagc.org; Web site: www.yagc.org.

27-30--School boards: 64th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school board members and administrators, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Dobby Wall, NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838- 6722; e-mail: conference@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org/conference.

28-30--Teacher education: Annual Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school educators, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Deadline: March 1. Contact: Valerie Sullivan, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01913; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrsulliv@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

28-31--Higher education: Grants Resource Center Spring Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, for campus sponsored program administrators, at the Loews L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington. Contact: Marion Tangum or Jim Cummins, AASCU, 1307 New York Ave., N.W., Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-7070; fax: (202) 296-5819; e-mail: tangumm@aascu. or cumminsj@aascu.org; Web site: www.aascu.org.

28-31--School improvement: 109th Annual Meeting, sponsored by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, for K-12 and college educators, in Chicago. Contact: Ron Stastney, NCA CASI, Arizona State University, PO Box 874705, Tempe, AZ 85287-4705; (800) 525-9517 ext. 54485; fax: (480) 965-8658; e-mail: rstastney@ncacasi.org; Web site: www.ncacasi.org.

28-31--Service learning: National Service Learning Conference, sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, for K-12 educators, teacher educators, and students, at the Caribe Royal Resort in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Rebecca Cape, NYLC, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., Suite D300, St. Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-7365; fax: (651) 631-2955; e-mail: nylcinfo@nylc.org; Web site: www.nylc.org.

29-30--Education reform: Workshop: Second Annual Conference on Differentiation and Inclusive School Reform, sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, for teachers and administrators, at the university in Madison, Wis. Contact: UWM, Office of Education Outreach, 1050 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706-1386; (608) 262- 7419; e-mail: outreachinfo@education.wisc.edu ; Web site: www.education.wisc.edu/outreach .

31-2--School safety: Second Step: A Violence Prevention Program Train the Trainer Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for K-12 educators, administrators, and counselors, in Seattle. Contact: CC, Client Support Services, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104-2804; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 343-1445; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

31-3--Foreign language: 38th Annual Convention, sponsored by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, for K-12 educators, in Long Beach, Calif. Contact: TESOL, Conference Services Department, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 2214; (703) 836-0774; fax: (703) 836-7864; e-mail: conventions@tesol.org; Web site: www.tesol.org.

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