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2—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

**2-4—At-risk youths: Education Options at Work: Alternatives That Give Students a Second Chance, sponsored by the Simon Youth Foundation, for educators, at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh. Contact: SYF, 115 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204; (800) 509-3676; fax: (317) 263-2371; Web site: www.syf.org.

2-4—International education: Teaching and Learning in a Global Context at the 4th Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, sponsored by Regent University and the Forum on Education and Culture, for teachers and administrators, at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. Contact: Bruce C. Swaffield, Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464; brucswa@regent.edu.

2-6—Experiential education: 33rd Annual International Conference, sponsored by the Association for Experiential Education, for educators, at the convention center in Tucson, Ariz. Contact: Evan Natrotsky, AEE, 3775 Iris Ave., Suite 4, Boulder, CO 80301; (303) 440-8844; fax: (303) 440-9581; e-mail: conferences@aee.org; Web site: www.aee.org.

**3—Middle schools: Scheduling Rodeo, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-level educators, in Mystic, Conn. Contact: Valerie Kacian, 460 Boston Street, Suite 4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; fax: (978) 887-6504; e-mail: vrkacian@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

3-4—Administrators: Principals’ Leadership Network Sixth Annual Summit, sponsored by the Education Alliance at Brown University, for educators, at the Hilton in Mystic, Conn. Contact: Renie Cervone, EA, 222 Richmond St., Suite 300, Providence, RI 02903; (800) 521-9550; e-mail: Renie_Cervone@brown.edu; Web site: http://www.alliance.brown.edu.

3-4—Early-childhood education: Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Part 1, sponsored by Heartspring World Reach, for special education teachers, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Evelyn Horton, HWR, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8700; fax: (316) 634-0555; e-mail: ehorton@heartspring.org.

3-5—Achievement gap: 16th National Conference, sponsored by the Education Trust, for K-12 educators, at the Grand Hyatt in Washington. Contact: ET, 1250 H St., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; fax: (202) 293-2605; Web site: www.edtrust.org.

3-5—Community involvement: 2005 Healthy Communities, Healthy Youth Conference, sponsored by the Search Institute, for K-12 educators, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dallas. Contact: Liz Brekke, SI, The Banks Bldg., 615 First Ave. N.E., Suite 125, Minneapolis, MN 55413; (612) 692-5555; fax: (612) 692-5553; e-mail: lizb@search-institute.org; Web site: www.search-institute.org/hchy.

3-5—Education reform: 2005 Fall Forum, sponsored by the Small Schools Workshop, for K-12 educators, in Boston. Contact: SSW, 4946 S. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60609; (773) 925-1743; e-mail: ssw@uic.edu; Web site: www.smallschoolsworkshop.org.

3-5—Instruction: Fall Forum, sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools, for administrators and policymakers, in Boston. Contact: Brett Bradshaw, CES, 1814 Franklin St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 433-1451; fax: (510) 433-1455; e-mail: bbradshaw@essentialschools.org; Web site: www.essentialschools.org.

3-5—Middle schools: National Conference, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, in Philadelphia. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (800) 528-6672; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

3-5—Teacher education: 45th Biennial Convocation, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, for K-12 educators and professors, at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Michael P. Wolfe, KDP, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268; (317) 871-4900; fax: (317) 704-2323; e-mail: wolfe@kdp.org; Web site: www.kdp.org.

3-6—Administrators: Women Administrators Conference: Celebrating a Legacy of Leadership, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for K-12 administrators, in Arlington, Va. Contact: AASA, 801 N. Quincy St., Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 528-0700; fax: (703) 841-1543; Web site: www.aasa.org.

3-6—Sex education: Eastern and Mid-continent Region Conference 2005, sponsored by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, for health educators, in Atlanta. Contact: SSSS, PO Box 416, Allentown, PA 18105; (610) 530-2483; fax: (610) 530-2485; Web site: www.sexscience.org

4-5—Achievement gap: 9th Annual National Conference: Closing the Education Gap, sponsored by the Foundation for Excellent Schools, for educators, in Hartford, Conn. Contact: Rick Dalton, FES, 1634 Route 30 Cornwall, VT 05753; (802) 462-3170; fax: (802) 462-3180; e-mail: info@fesnet.org; Web site: www.fesnet.org.

4-5—Best practices: Accelerated Schools Conference, sponsored by the Southwest Center for Accelerated Schools, for K-12 teachers, at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Bonnie Hamill, SCAS, 4030 W. Braker Lane, Bldg. 2, Suite 244, Austin, TX 78759; (512) 232-0700; fax: (512) 232-0707; e-mail: bhamill@mail.utexas.edu.

4-6—Early-childhood education: 2005 National Training Institute, sponsored by Zero to Three, for early-childhood educators, at the Hilton in Washington. Contact: ZTT, 2000 M St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 638-1144: Web site: www.zerotothree.org.

5—Animal education: Animals in the Classroom Workshop, sponsored by the Pet Care Trust, for K-12 educators, in Tacoma, Wash. Contact: John L. Pitts, PCT, The Southern Building, 805 15th St., 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (626) 566-2293; e-mail: jlpitts@olympus.net; Web site: www.petcaretrust.org.

5-8—Staff development: 67th Annual Conference, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for school personnel administrators, in San Diego. Contact: AASP, 533-B North Murlen, Olathe, KS 66062; (913) 829-2007; Web site: www.aaspa.org.

6-8—Literacy: 16th Annual Literacy for All Conference, sponsored by Lesley University, for K-6 teachers and reading specialists, at the convention center in Providence, R.I. Contact: Conference Office, LU, 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 378, Cambridge, MA 02140; (800) 999-1959 ext. 8402; fax: (617) 349-8490; e-mail: literacy@mail.lesley.edu.

6-9—Personnel management: 72nd Annual Conference, sponsored by the American Association for Employment in Education, for career service directors and K-12 hiring managers, at the Omni Parker House in Boston. Contact: BJ Bryant, AAEE, 3040 Riverside Drive, Suite 125, Columbus, OH 43221; (614) 485-1111; fax: (614) 485-9609; e-mail: office@aaee.org; Web site: www.aaee.org.

7-8—Learning disabilities: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for K-12 educators, in Charleston, S.C. Contact: Charles Hughes, CEC, Division of Learning Disabilities, 227 CEDAR, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802; Web site: www.teachingLD.org.

7-9—Parent involvement: Common Sense Parenting Training of Trainers Workshop, sponsored by the Girls and Boys Town National Resource Training Center, for early-childhood educators, counselors, and therapists, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: GBT NRTC, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; (800) 545-5771; e-mail: nrtcmarketing@girlsandboystown.org; Web site: www.girlsandboystown.org.

8—Science: Lab Safety Training Workshop, sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, for science educators, in Long Island, N.Y. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax: (508) 647-0062; Web site: www.labsafety.org.

8-10—Instruction: Second Step Training for Trainers Workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for educators, administrators, and counselors, in Phoenix. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Client Support Services, CC, 568 First Ave. S., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104; (800) 634-4449 ext. 200; fax: (206) 438-6765; e-mail: clientsupport@cfchildren.org; Web site: www.cfchildren.org.

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A version of this article appeared in the October 19, 2005 edition of Education Week


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