Following are dates for workshops, conferences, and other professional de velopment opportunities for teachers. Some events may include administra tors, policymakers, parents, and others. The list is organized by region, though some events are national meetings. Registration deadlines may close be fore the date of the event. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.
*December 2-4 WRITING
Weekend Writing Workshop. Sponsored by the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College, in Annandale, N.Y. Deadline: Nov. 21. For more information, contact: Judi Smith, IWT, Bard College, P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000; (845) 758-7484; fax (845) 758-7629; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*December 3-7 STAFF DEVELOPMENT
37th Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, in Philadelphia. Contact: Leslie Miller, NSDC, P.O. Box 240, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; fax (513) 523-0638; e-mail email@example.com; www.nsdc.org.
*December 6-7 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Gaithersburg, Md. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.
*December 7-10 EARLY CHILDHOOD
Annual Conference. Sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, in Washington, D.C. Contact: NAEYC, 1509 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (800) 424-2460; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.naeyc.org.
*December 16-20 EARLY CHILDHOOD
22nd Annual Parent Training Conference. Sponsored by the National Head Start Association, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Carleen Wallington, NHSA, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 299-7513; e-mail email@example.com; www.nhsa.org.
*December 3-6 TECHNOLOGY
TIES 2005 Education Technology Conference. Sponsored by TIES, in Minneapolis. Contact: Barb Raygor, TIES, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-6523; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*December 8-9 EARLY CHILDHOOD
Early Intervention for Young Children With Autism, Part 2. Sponsored by Heartspring World Reach, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Evelyn Horton, HWR, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8700; fax (316) 634-0555; e-mail email@example.com.
*December 9 ASSESSMENT
Up-to-the-Minute Help With the New English-Language Learner Assessment Process. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in Madison, Wis. Contact: Sue Schroeder, UWM, 1050 University Ave., #304, Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-5140; fax (608) 265-4309; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*January 12-13 BEHAVIOR
The Fine Art of Discrete Trial Training. Sponsored by Heartspring World Reach, in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Evelyn Horton, HWR, 8700 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226; (316) 634-8700; fax (316) 634-0555; e-mail email@example.com.
*January 19-20 READING
Descubriendo La Lectura and Classroom Literacy Conference. Sponsored by National Louis University, in Chicago. Deadline: Dec. 20. Contact: Ellen Swengel, NLU, 4000 Farhills Dr., Champaign, IL 61822; (217) 359-7434; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*December 1-2 CURRICULUM |
Differentiated Instruction: Beginning the Journey Workshop. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Hilton Head, S.C. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail email@example.com; www.ascd.org.
*December 1-3 SCIENCE
Eastern Area Convention. Sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: NSTA, P.O. Box 98087, Washington, DC 20090; (800) 328-8998; fax (703) 243-3924; www.nsta.org/conventions.
*December 2 EARLY CHILDHOOD
11th Annual Velma E. Schmidt Fall Conference. Sponsored by the University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas. Contact: Caroline Mitchell, UNT, P.O. Box 305458, Denton, TX 76203; (940) 565-4477; fax (940) 369-7533; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*December 4-7 TECHNOLOGY
Technology Tools for Management and Instruction Conference. Sponsored by ASPIRA Association, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contact: ASPIRA, 1444 Eye St. N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 835-3600; fax (202) 835-3613; e-mail email@example.com; www.aspira.org.
*December 7-8 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Jackson, Miss. Contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.
*January 12-15 EDUCATION REFORM
31st Annual Conference. Sponsored by the International Alliance for Learning, in Alexandria, Va. Contact: IAL, P.O. Box 374, 2380 Buford Dr., Suite #106-374, Lawrenceville, GA 30043-7638; (678) 518-4034; fax (770) 277-3649; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ialearn.org.
*January 15-17 HEALTH
Child Nutrition Industry Conference 2006. Sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: SNA, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax (703) 739-3915; e-mail email@example.com; www.schoolnutrition.org.
*January 28-31 FEDERAL PROGRAMS
National Title I Conference. Sponsored by the National Association of State Title I Directors, in Dallas. Deadline: Dec. 23. Contact: NASTID, P.O. Box 5320, Arlington, VA 22205; (800) 256-6452; www.titlei.org.
*February 16-18 DROPOUTS
12th Joint National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, and Dropping Out of School. Sponsored by the National Alternative Education Association, in Orlando, Fla. Deadline: Dec. 16. Contact: Barbara McClure-Lukens, NAEA, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311; (920) 465-2222; fax (920) 465-2552; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
*December 14 SCIENCE
Lab Safety Training Workshop. Sponsored by the Laboratory Safety Institute, in Bakersfield, Calif. For more information, contact: LSI, 192 Worcester Rd., Natick, MA 01760-2252; (800) 647-1977; fax (508) 647-0062; www.labsafety.org.
*January 6-9 INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
4th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Sponsored by the East West Council for Education and the University of Hawaii West O’ahu, in Honolulu. For more information, contact: Andrew Burge, P.O. Box 75036, Honolulu, HI 75036; (808) 949-1455; fax (808) 947-2420; e-mail email@example.com; www.hiceducation.org.
*January 12-13 CURRICULUM
Various Workshops. Sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, in Las Vegas. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311; (703) 578-9600; fax (703) 575-5400; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ascd.org.