Professional Development

Professional Development Events

October 24, 2007 39 min read

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NOVEMBER 2007

1—Middle schools:Tri-state Middle Grades Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for administrators, teachers, and reading specialists, at the Best Western Hotel in Keene, N.H. Contact: New England League of Middle Schools, 460 Boston St. #4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

1-2—Learning disabilities:8th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division for Learning Disabilities, for educators who work with special-needs students, at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel in San Antonio. Contact: Division for Learning Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704; (703) 620-3660; fax: (703) 264-9494; Web site: www.teachingld.org/conferences/sanantonio_07.htm.

1-2—Special education: Pennsylvania CEC Annual Conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators who work with special-needs students, at the Harrisburg-Hershey Holiday Inn in Grantville, Pa. Contact: Cheryl McCarthy, Early Childhood and Special Education Department, West Chester University, 309 Recitation Hall, West Chester, PA 19383; (610) 738-0455; e-mail: cmccarthy@wcupa.edu; Web site: www.pacec-sped.org.

1-3—Achievement: Closing the Achievement Gap, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators, counselors, educators, parents, community members, and policymakers, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Michael Hammitt, 14 Story St., 3rd Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax (617) 496-8051; e-mail: principals@gse.harvard.edu; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/k12/programs/cag.html.

1-3—Libraries: Fall Conference, sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association, for school librarians, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Ill. Deadline: Oct. 20. Contact: Kay Maynard, ISLMA, P.O. Box 598, Canton, IL 61520-0598; (309) 649-0911; fax: (309) 649-0916; e-mail: islma@islma.org; Web site: www.islma.org.

1-3—Teachers: 46th Biennial Convocation, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, for administrators and teachers, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Ky. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Pamela K. Buckley, Kappa Delta Pi, 3707 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268; (317) 871-4900; fax: (317) 704-2323; e-mail: buckleyp@kdp.org; Web site: www.kdp.org.

2-3—Special education: Illinois CEC Fall Convention, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators who work with special-needs students, at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Ill. Contact: Allison Lee, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 264-9481; fax: (703) 264-1637; e-mail: allisonl@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.illinoiscec.org/.

3—Science: Accessible Physics: A Workshop of Physics Demos and Activities, sponsored by the IDEAS Institute at Hofstra University, for researchers, teachers, students, parents, and community members, at Hagedorn Hall in Hempstead, N.Y. Contact: Eloise Gmur, Hofstra University, Hagedorn Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549; (516) 463-5792; e-mail: eloise.k.gmur@hofstra.edu; Web site: www.hofstra.edu/IDEAS.

3-5—Career and technical education: 11th Annual National Career Academy Conference, sponsored by the National Career Academy Coalition, for educators and administrators at career academies and their business partners, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station in St. Louis. Contact: Nigel Whyte, (800) 986-3223 ext. 5082; e-mail: nwhyte@nova.edu; Web site: www.ncacinc.net.

3-5—Achievement: How to Achieve AYP and More, Fall Symposium for Grades 6-12, sponsored by the International Center for Leadership in Education, for administrators, teachers, counselors, school board members, and policymakers, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta. Contact: Lori Eastman, International Center for Leadership in Education, 1587 Route 146, Rexford, NY 12148; (518) 339-2776; fax: (518) 399-7607; e-mail: Lori@leader.com; Web site: http://www.leadered.com.

4-6—Technology: Virtual School Symposium, sponsored by the North American Council for Online Learning, for administrators, teachers and policymakers, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Roxane Rose, North American Council for Online Learning, 1934 Old Gallows Road, Suite 350, Vienna, VA 22182; e-mail: vss@nacol.org.

6-8—Student behavior: 4th Annual Best Practices in Bullying and Violence Prevention Conference, sponsored by the Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education, for administrators, educators, counselors, and community members, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla. Contact: Jennifer Cherock, International Bullying Prevention Association, PO Box 2002, Mount Pleasant, SC 29465-2002; (866) 813-5329; fax: (843) 216-5790; e-mail: conference@stopbullyingworld.com; Web site: www.stopbullyingworld.com.

7-8—Instruction: Educational Care for All Kinds of Minds, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, for administrators, at The Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: All Kinds of Minds, 1450 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517; (888) 829-5995; e-mail: EducationalCare@allkindsofminds.org; Web site: www.allkindsofminds.org.

7-8—Instruction: Engaged Learning, Achievement, and Humor Conference, sponsored Wavelength Inc., for teachers, at the Meridian Conference Center in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Contact: Jim Winter, Wavelength Inc., 4753 N. Broadway, Ste. 808, Chicago, IL 60640; (773) 784-1012; fax: (773) 784-1079; e-mail: winwave@aol.com; Web site: www.wavelengthinc.com.

7-9—Instruction: Fall Writing Conference, sponsored by the Writing Improvement Network, for teachers, at the Carolina First Center in Greenville, S.C. Contact: Ellen James, WIN, 901 Sumter St., USC Byrnes Building, Room 609, Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-0340; fax: (803) 777-0073; e-mail: ellenwjames@sc.edu; Web site: www.winsc.org.

7-10—Early-childhood education: Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for early-childhood educators, in Chicago. Contact: NAEYC, 1313 L St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 232-8777 or (800) 424-2460; Web site: www.naeyc.org.

7-10—Reading: Annual Conference, sponsored by ProLiteracy Worldwide, for educators, administrators, support staff, researchers, policymakers, school board members, students, and parents, at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Va. Contact: Robyn Smith, ProLiteracy WorldWide, 1320 Jamestown Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210; (315) 422-9121; fax: (315) 471-9150; e-mail: conference@proliteracy.org; Web site: www.proliteracy.org.

7-10—Teachers: TED 2007 Conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Teacher Education Division, for educators, at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis. Contact: Dr. Karen Voytecki, East Carolina University, College of Education, 119 Speight, Greenville, NC 27858; Web site: www.tedcec.org.

7-11—Gifted education: 54th Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, for educators, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. Contact: NAGC, 1707 L St. NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268; fax: (202) 785-4248; e-mail: nagc@nagc.org; Web site: www.nagc.org.

8—Minority education: Minority Students in Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators, administrators, researchers, and policymakers. This is an online seminar. Contact: Allison Lee, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 264-9481; fax: (703) 264-1637; e-mail: allisonl@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home.

8—Science: Science and Society: In Search of Communication Strategies, sponsored by the IDEAS Institute at Hofstra University, for researchers, teachers, students, parents, and community members, at the Monroe Lecture Center Theater in Hempstead, N.Y. Contact: Eloise Gmur, Hofstra University, Hagedorn Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549; (516) 463-5792; e-mail: eloise.k.gmur@hofstra.edu; Web site: www.hofstra.edu/IDEAS.

8—Student behavior: Missouri Problem Student Problem-Solver conference, sponsored by Youth Change, for counselors, educators, school board members, and community members at the Holiday Inn Oakland Park Airport in St. Louis. Contact: Ruth Wells, Youth Change Workshops, (800) 545-5736; e-mail: dwells@youthchg.com; Web site: www.youthchg.com.

8-10—Achievement: 18th National Conference, sponsored by the Education Trust, for educators, administrators, support staff, researchers, policymakers, school board members, students, and parents, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington. Deadline: Oct. 26. Contact: Josefina Velasco, Education Trust, 1250 H St., NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-1217; fax: (202) 293-2605; e-mail: jvelasco@edtrust.org; Web site: www.edtrust.org.

8-10—Instruction: Fall Forum 2007, sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools, for educators, administrators, school board members, parents, and students, at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Denver. Contact: Amy Rodriguez Lee, Coalition of Essential Schools, 1814 Franklin St., Suite 700, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 433-1925; e-mail: arlee@essentialschools.org; Web site: www.essentialschools.org.

8-10—Middle schools: 34th Annual Conference and Exhibit, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, at the Houston Convention Center. Deadline: Oct. 26. Contact: Al Summers, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; e-mail: info@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

8-10—Special education: 51st Annual Ontario CEC Provincial Conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators who work with special-needs students, at the Sheraton Fallsview in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Cindy Perras, Special Programs Department, Peel District School Board, 5650 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON L5R 1C6; (905) 890-1010 ext. 2140; (905) 890-1280; e-mail: cindy.perras@cogeco.ca; Web site: www.cecontario.ca.

8-11—Reading: 34th Plains Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators, in Overland Park, Kan. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-7323; fax: (302) 731-1057; Web site: www.reading.org/association/meetings /regional.html.

9—Leadership: AASA Women in School Leadership Forum, sponsored by AASA, for administrators, in Chicago. Contact: Melissa Wolpert, AASA, 801 N. Quincy St., #700, Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 875-0769; fax: (703) 841-1543; e-mail: mwolpert@aasa.org; Web site: www.aasa.org.

9-10—Instruction: Core Knowledge Regional Conference, sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, for teachers, administrators, and parents, at the Sheraton Colorado Springs in Colorado Springs, Colo. Deadline: Oct. 19. Contact: Karen Baggiano, Core Knowledge Foundation, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (434) 220-3371; e-mail: conference@coreknowledge.org; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org/conference.

12-15—Instruction: Fall Thinking Strategies Institute, sponsored by the Public Education and Business Coalition, for educators and administrators, in Denver. Contact: Judy Hendricks, Public Education & Business Coalition, 1410 Grant St., Suite A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: jhendricks@pebc.org; Web site: www.pebc.org/page2.php?id=68&acc=1&id_sem=3.

13-15—Teachers: 2008 PDK International Summit on High-Performing Educators: What Makes a Great Teacher?, sponsored by PDK International, for teachers, educators, and administrators, at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Delaine McCullough, PDX International, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-1156; e-mail: dmccullough@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

14—Middle schools: Middle School Fundamentals, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for administrators and teachers, at Wells Junior High School in Wells, Maine. Contact: New England League of Middle Schools, 460 Boston St. #4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

14-15—Assessment: Institute on Improving Student Learning, sponsored by Measured Progress and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, for administrators and teachers, at the Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis. Contact: Kim Michael, MP, 100 Education Way, Dover, NH 03820; (877) 678-3787; fax: (603) 749-6398; e-mail: pd@measuredprogress.org; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

14-16—Achievement: Failure Is Not An Option Summit, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for educators and administrators, in Atlanta. Contact: HOPE Foundation, 1252 N. Loesch Rd., P.O. Box 906; Bloomington, IN 47402-0906; (812) 355-6000; fax: (812) 323-8140; e-mail: leadership@hopefoundation.org; Web site: www.hopefoundation.org.

14-16—Special education: Arkansas CEC 2007 Annual Conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Ark. Contact: John Rainbolt, 105 N. 6th St., Heber Springs, AR 72543; (501) 362-3404; fax: (501) 362-7203.

15-16—Instruction: Educational Care for All Kinds of Minds, sponsored by All Kinds of Minds, for educators, administrators, counselors, policymakers, parents, and community members, at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center in Denver, Colo. Contact: All Kinds Of Minds, (888) 829-5995; e-mail: samarketing@allkindsofminds.org.

15-16—Reading: 32nd Southwest Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators, in Little Rock, Ark. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-7323; fax: (302) 731-1057; Web site: www.reading.org/ association/meetings/regional.html.

15-20—English: 2007 Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in New York City. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (877) 369-6283; Web site: www.ncte.org.

16-17—Higher education: Pathways to Promise: Helping Underserved Students Get Into College, sponsored by College for Every Student, for educators, policymakers, administrators, and community leaders, at the Sagamore Hotel in Bolton Landing, N.Y. Contact: Nancy Ward, CFES, 1634 Route 30, Cornwall, VT 05753; (802) 462-3170; fax: (802) 462-3180; e-mail: ward@fesnet.org; Web site: www.fesnet.org.

16-18—Foreign languages: Annual Convention and World Language Expo, sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for educators and administrators of foreign languages, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio. Contact: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 894-2900; fax: (703) 894-2905; e-mail: headquarters@actfl.org; Web site: www.actfl.org.

18-20—English: 2007 Conference on English Leadership, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in New York City. Contact: NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870; fax: (217) 328-9645; Web site: www.ncte.org/profdev/conv/annual/cel.

18-20—Technology: Annual Conference, sponsored by the New York State Association for Computers & Technology in Education, for teachers, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, N.Y. Contact: Dan Gyoerkoe, NYSCATE, 8 Airport Park Blvd., Latham, NY 12110; (800) 479-4830; fax: (518) 786-3983; e-mail: dgyoerko@nycap.rr.com; Web site: www.nyscate.org.

27—Middle schools: NELMS Literacy Summit, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for administrators, teachers, and reading specialists, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: New England League of Middle Schools, 460 Boston St. #4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

27-30—Achievement: Failure Is Not An Option Institute, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for educators and administrators, at the Doubletree Hotel Austin in Austin, Texas. Contact: HOPE Foundation, 1252 N. Loesch Rd., P.O. Box 906, Bloomington, IN 47402-0906; (812) 355-6000; fax: (812) 323-8140; e-mail: leadership@hopefoundation.org; Web site: www.hopefoundation.org.

28-Dec. 1—Reading: 2007 Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Reading Conference, for researchers, at the Hyatt Regency Austin on Town Lake in Austin, Texas. Contact: National Reading Conference, 7044 S. 13th St., Oak Creek, WI 53154; (414) 908-4924; fax: (414) 768-8001; Web site: www.ncronline.org/conference.html.

28-Dec. 1—Science: National Convention, sponsored by the National Association of Biology Teachers, for science teachers, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Contact: NABT, 12030 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 110, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 406-0775; e-mail: office@nabt.org; Web site: www.nabt.org.

29-Dec. 1—Mathematics: Regional Conference and Exposition, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for mathematics teachers and administrators, in Houston. Contact: NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476-2970; Web site: www.nctm.org/meetings.

29-Dec. 1—Minority education: People of Color/Student Diversity Leadership Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, for administrators and educators at independent schools, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston. Deadline: Nov. 2. Contact: National Association of Independent Schools, 1620 L Street, NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036-5695; (202) 973-9700; fax: (202) 973-9790; e-mail: info@nais.org; Web site: www.nais.org.

30-Dec. 1—Early childhood education: Observing and Assessing the Preschool Learner Conference, sponsored by The Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation at Teachers College, Columbia University, for administrators, counselors, and educations, at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Contact: Brian Gabele, CEOI, Box 132, 525 W. 120 St., New York, NY 10027-6696; (800) 209-1245; fax: (212) 678-8417; e-mail: ceoi_mail@tc.edu; Web site: www.tc.edu/continuiningeducation.

DECEMBER 2007

1-5—Leadership: 39th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for educational staff-development professionals, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas. Contact: Leslie Miller, NSDC, 5995 Fairfield Road, Suite 4, Oxford, OH 45056; (800) 727-7288; fax: (513) 523-0638; e-mail: nsdcoffice@nsdc.org; Web site: www.nsdc.org.

4-7—Achievement: Failure Is Not An Option Institute, sponsored by the HOPE Foundation, for educators and administrators, at the Doubletree San Diego in San Diego. Contact: HOPE Foundation, 1252 N. Loesch Rd., P.O. Box 906, Bloomington, IN 47402-0906; (812) 355-6000; fax: (812) 323-8140; e-mail: leadership@hopefoundation.org; Web site: www.hopefoundation.org.

5—Student behavior: Successful Intervention With the Chronically Disruptive Student, sponsored by the Otter Creek Institute, for administrators and teachers, at the Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center in Montgomery, Ala. Contact: Otter Creek Institute; (800) 931-9193; e-mail: info@oci-sems.com.

5—Student behavior: Discipline Without Stress, sponsored by the Otter Creek Institute, for administrators and teachers, at the Sheraton at the Park Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Otter Creek Institute; (800) 931-9193; e-mail: info@oci-sems.com.

6—Special education: A Principal’s Guide to Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for principals, teachers, and policymakers. This is an online seminar. Contact: Allison Lee, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 264-9481; fax: (703) 264-1637; e-mail: allisonl@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home.

6-7—Early-childhood education: Exploring Visual Arts, sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, for early-childhood educators, at the Holiday Inn in North Little Rock, Ark. Deadline: Nov. 22. Contact: Core Knowledge Foundation, Preschool Department, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (800) 238-3233; fax: (434) 977-0021; e-mail: preschool@coreknowledge.org; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org.

6-7—Middle schools: Middle Level Fundamentals, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for administrators and teachers, at Epping Middle School in Epping, N.H. Contact: New England League of Middle Schools, 460 Boston St., #4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

6-7—Student behavior: Texas Problem Student Problem-Solver Conference, sponsored by Youth Change, for counselors, educators, policymakers, and community members, at the Hawthorn Suites in Austin, Texas. Contact: Ruth Wells, Youth Change Workshops, 275 N. Third St., Woodburn, OR 97071; (800) 545-5736; e-mail: dwells@youthchg.com; Web site: www.youthchg.com/ live.html.

8-10—Achievement: Annual Conference, sponsored by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, for educators, administrators, and school board members, at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Laura Chmielewski, AdvancED/SACS CASI, 1699 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 406, Schaumburg, IL 60173; (847) 995-7078; e-mail: lchmielewski@advanc-ed.org; Web site: www.sacscasi.org/region/events/index.html.

8-11—Technology: 2007 Education Technology Conference, sponsored by TIES, for teachers, administrators, technology coordinators, media specialists, and school board members, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis. Contact: Barb Raygor, TIES, 1667 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108; (651) 999-6523; e-mail: ties2007@ties.k12.mn.us; Web site: www.ties.k12.mn.us/ties2007.

13—Instruction: Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators, administrators, researchers, and policymakers. This is an online seminar. Contact: Allison Lee, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 264-9481; fax: (703) 264-1637; e-mail: allisonl@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm? Section=Home.

13-14—Student behavior: Arizona Problem Student Problem-Solver Workshop, sponsored by Youth Change, for counselors, educators, policymakers, and community members, at the Holiday Inn Tempe in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: Ruth Wells, Youth Change Workshops, 275 N. Third St., Woodburn, OR 97071; (800) 545-5736; e-mail: dwells@youthchg.com; Web site: www.youthchg.com/live.html.

13-15—Career and technical education: 2007 ACTE Convention and Career Tech Expo, sponsored by the Association for Career and Technical Education, for educators, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. Contact: ACTE Headquarters, 1410 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 683-3111; fax: (703) 683-7424; e-mail: acte@acteonline.org; Web site: www.acteonline.org.

14-18—Early-childhood education: 24th Annual Parent Training Conference, sponsored by the National Head Start Association, for Head Start staff, other early-childhood educators, and parents, at the Westin Indianapolis in Indianapolis. Deadline: Nov. 16. Contact: Lori Burke, National Head Start Association, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-0875 ext. 7557; fax: (703) 739-0878; e-mail: lburke@nhsa.org; Web site: www.nhsa.org/ training/Parent/index.htm.

JANUARY 2008

8—Science: Name That Rock II—The Science of Rock Identification, sponsored by the IDEAS Institute at Hofstra University, for teachers, students, and community members, at Gittleson Hall at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Contact: Eloise Gmur, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549; (516) 463-5792; e-mail: eloise.k.gmur@hofstra.edu; Web site: www.hofstra.edu.

11-12—Independent schools: SAIS-NAIS Winter Retreat, sponsored by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, for administrators, at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta. Contact: Lisa Dixon, SAIS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 20022; (404) 633-2203; fax: (404) 633-2433; e-mail: lisa@sais.org; Web site: www.sais.org.

11-16—Libraries: 2008 Midwinter Meeting, sponsored by the American Libraries Association, for librarians, in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: ALA, 50 E. Huron Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433; Web site: www.ala.org.

13-15—Health and safety: Child Nutrition Industry Conference 2008, sponsored by the School Nutrition Association, for school nutrition operators and industry representatives, at the Portola Plaza Hotel in Monterey, Calif. Contact: School Nutrition Association, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-3900; fax: (703) 739-3915; e-mail: servicecenter@ schoolnutrition.org; Web site: www.schoolnutrition.org/ CNIC.aspx?id=2354.

15-18—Dropouts: Effective Strategies Institute: Get Your Wheels Moving Toward Victory Lane: Graduates Are Winners, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center, for educators, administrators, counselors, researchers, school board members, and policymakers, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Fla. Contact: Linda Shirley, National Dropout Prevention Center, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (865) 656-2675; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: paige@clemson.edu; Web site: www.dropoutprevention.org.

15-18—Reading: Early Literacy and Illinois Reading Recovery Conference, sponsored by Illinois Reading Recovery, for teachers, at the Renaissance Schaumberg Hotel and Convention Center in Schaumberg, Ill. Deadline: Dec. 15. Contact: Jeanne Palzkill, Illinois Reading Recovery, 2516 Prairieridge Place, Champaign, IL 61822; (217) 359-7570; fax: (217) 359-7570; e-mail: jpalzkill@insightbb.com; Web site: www.illinoisreadingrecovery.org.

16-17—Assessment: Formative Assessment as Instructional Practice, sponsored by Measured Progress, for administrators and teachers, at the Newport Harbor Hotel in Newport, R.I. Deadline: Jan. 2. Contact: Kim Michael, Measured Progress, P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03821; (877) 678-3787; fax: (866) 748-7168; e-mail: pd@measuredprogress.org; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

19-23—Science: 2008 Winter Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, for physics teachers, at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore. Contact: American Association of Physics Teachers, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3845; (301) 209-3300; fax: (301) 209-0845; Web site: www.aapt.org.

23-24—Assessment: Institute on Improving Student Learning, sponsored by Measured Progress, for administrators and teachers, at the Clarion Hotel and Towers in Edison, N.J. Deadline: Jan. 16. Contact: Paul Perry, Measured Progress, P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03821; (877) 678-3787; fax: (603) 749-6398; e-mail: pd@measuredprogress.org; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

23-24—Science: Science Institute, sponsored by the Public Education and Business Coalition, for science teachers, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver. Contact: Judy Hendricks, Public Education & Business Coalition, 1410 Grant St., Suite A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: jhendricks@pebc.org; Web site: www.pebc.org/page2. php?id=68&acc=1&id_sem=3.

24-25—Early-childhood education: Building Oral Language Skills, sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, for early-childhood educators, at the Holiday Inn in North Little Rock, Ark. Deadline: Jan 10. Contact: Core Knowledge Foundation, Preschool Department, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (800) 238-3233; fax: (434) 977-0021; e-mail: preschool@coreknowledge.org; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org.

25-26—Special education: Courage to Risk: The 20th Annual Collaborative Conference for Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators who work with special-needs students, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Anne Whitney, e-mail: anne@spectrumeducationalconsulting.com; Web site: www.couragetorisk.org.

28-31—Instruction: Winter Thinking Strategies Institute, sponsored by the Public Education and Business Coalition, for educators and administrators, in Denver. Contact: Judy Hendricks, Public Education & Business Coalition, 1410 Grant St., Suite A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: jhendricks@pebc.org; Web site: www.pebc.org/page2.php?id=68&acc=1&id_sem=3.

29-30—Special education: Louisiana CEC 27th Super Conference on Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, at the Cajundome Conference Center in Lafayette, La. Contact: Cynthia Owens; e-mail: cowens@stjohn.k12.la.us; Web site: www.lacec.org/conferences.html.

FEBRUARY 2008

3-5—Teachers: 10th National Symposium on Teacher Induction,sponsored by the New Teacher Center, for educators, researchers, and policymakers, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Contact: New Teacher Center, 725 Front St., Suite 400, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060; (831) 459-4323; fax: (831) 459-3822; e-mail: info@newteachercenter.org; Web site: www.newteachercenter.org/annual_symposium-cfp.php.

4-5—Technology: 2nd Annual Education Technology Research Symposium, sponsored by the Texas Computer Education Association, for teacher educators, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Deadline: Dec. 15. Contact: Ron Cravey, TCEA, 8134 Exchange Drive, Austin, TX 78754; (800) 282-8232; e-mail: cravey@tcea.org; Web site: www.tcea.org/symposium.

5-6—Special education: Oklahoma CEC Spring Conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators who work with special-needs students, at the Reed Center in Midwest City, Okla. Contact: Allison Lee, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 264-9481; fax: (703) 264-1637; e-mail: allisonl@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.oklahomacec.com/conference.htm.

5-8—Bilingual education:38th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Bilingual Educators, for bilingual educators, in Tampa, Fla. Contact: NABE, 1030 15th St., NW, Suite 470, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 898-1829; fax: (202) 789-2866; Web site: www.nabe.org.

6-8—Special education: Minnesota CEC/CCBD Special Education Conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, Minn. Contact: Allison Lee, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 264-9481; fax: (703) 264-1637; e-mail: allisonl@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.mncec.org.

9-12—Reading: 2008 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, for educators, administrators, researchers, school board members, and parents, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Deadline: Feb. 2. Contact: Anita Gibson, Reading Recovery Council of North America, 400 W. Wilson Bridge Road, Suite 250, Worthington, OH 43085; (614) 310-7340; fax: (614) 310-7342; e-mail: conferenceinfo@readingrecovery.org; Web site: www.readingrecovery.org/conference.

20-21—Assessment: Formative Assessment as Instructional Practice, sponsored by Measured Progress and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, for administrators and teachers, at the Doubletree Hotel in Tampa, Fla. Deadline: Feb. 13. Contact: Kim Michael, Measured Progress, P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03821; (877) 678-3787; fax: (866) 748-7168; e-mail: pd@measuredprogress.org; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

20-22—Middle schools: Ohio Middle School Professional Conference, sponsored by Battelle for Kids, for teachers, at the Columbus Hilton at Easton in Columbus, Ohio. Deadline: Feb. 15. Contact: Charlie Beard, Ohio Middle School Association, 300 First St., Defiance, OH 43512; (419) 438-2072; fax: (419) 824-3510; e-mail: cbeard@lourdes.edu; Web site: www.ohiomsa.org.

21-23—Technology: 70th Annual Conference, sponsored by the International Technology Education Association, for technology educators, in Salt Lake City. Contact: ITEA, 1914 Association Drive, Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-2100; fax: (703) 860-0353; e-mail: itea@iteaconnect.org; Web site: www.iteaconnect.org.

22-24—Principals: Annual Convention 2008, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for principals, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Nancy Riviere, NASSP, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-0200; e-mail: rivieren@principals.org; Web site: www.nasspconvention.org.

24-27—Principals: Annual Meeting, sponsored by the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls, at the Westin Resort in Hilton Head, S.C. Contact: 23490 Caraway Lakes Drive, Bonita Springs, FL 34135-8441; (239) 947-6196; fax: (239) 390-3245; e-mail: napsg@mac.com; Web site: www.napsg.org.

24-27—Teacher education: 2008 Annual Meeting, sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, for teacher educators, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans. Contact: The Association of Teacher Educators, P.O. Box 793, Manassas, VA 20113; (703) 331-0911; fax: (703) 331-3666; Web site: www.ate1.org.

25-27—Technology: 4th Annual Conference, sponsored by the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership, for administrators, at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. Deadline: Feb. 20. Contact: Michele Cuartilon, Santa Cruz County Office of Education, 809 Bay Ave., Suite H., Technology Services, Capitola, CA 95010; (831) 479-5391; e-mail: mcuartilon@portical.org; Web site: www.porticl.org/ar_conference.html.

26-29—Technology: Illinois Technology Conference for Educators, sponsored by the Illinois Computing Educators, for administrators, researchers, educators, and policymakers, at the Pheasant Run Resort and Spa in St. Charles, Ill. Deadline: Feb. 15. Contact: Bob Small, Conference Co-chair; (847) 755-6750; e-mail: r-small@d211.org.

27-29—Parent involvement: Symposium 2008, sponsored by the Black Alliance for Educational Options, for administrators, parents, policymakers, and educators, at the Sheraton New Orleans Downtown Hotel in New Orleans. Deadline: Feb. 4. Contact: Reina Byrd, BAEO, 1710 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 429-0564; fax: (202) 403-3283; e-mail: reina@baeo.org; Web site: www.baeo.org.

27-Mar. 1—Independent schools: 2008 NAIS Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools, for independent school leaders, administrators, and teachers, at the Hilton New York, Radio City Musical Hall and Sheraton New York in New York City. Contact: Annual Conference Director, NAIS, 1620 L St., NW, Suite 1100; Washington, DC 20036-5695; e-mail: acdirector@nais.org; Web site: www.nais.org.

27-Mar. 1—Learning disabilities: 45th Annual LDA International Conference, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, for educators, administrators, researchers, school board members, policymakers, parents, students, and community members, at the Hilton Chicago. Deadline: Jan. 16. Contact: Mary-Clare Reynolds, Learning Disabilities Association of America, 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234; (412) 341-1515; fax: (412) 344-0224; e-mail: mcreynolds@ldaamerica.org; Web site: www.ldaamerica.org/conference/index.asp.

28-29—Early-childhood education: Movement, Coordination, and Music, sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, for early-childhood educators, at the Holiday Inn in North Little Rock, Ark. Deadline: Feb. 14. Contact: Core Knowledge Foundation, Preschool Department, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (800) 238-3233; fax: (434) 977-0021; e-mail: preschool@coreknowledge.org; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org.

MARCH 2008

10-12—Technology: 13th Annual K-12 School Networking Conference, sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking, for educators, administrators, and policymakers, at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Contact: Michelle Moore, (202) 861-2676 ext. 131; e-mail: michelle@cosn.org; Web site: www.k12schoolnetworking.org/2008.

13-15—Reading: Annual West Coast Literacy Conference, sponsored by the Foundation for Comprehensive Early Literacy Learning, for teachers, in Pasadena, Calif. Contact: Foundation for Comprehensive Early Literacy Learning, 700 E. Redlands Blvd., Suite U, Redlands, CA 92373; (909) 335-3089; e-mail: cellexll@charter.net; Web site: www.cell-exll.com.

15-17—Instruction: Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723; fax: (703) 575-5400; Web site: www.ascd.org.

24-26—Technology: Education Technology Site Visit to Kent School District, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for teachers, administrators, school board members, and technology personnel, at the Kent School District in Kent, Wash. Contact: Kristen Mangus, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 683-7590; e-mail: kmangus@nsba.org; Web site: www.nsba.org.

24-28—Education research: Annual Meeting and Exhibition, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association, for researchers, in New York City. Contact: AERA, 1230 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 223-9485; fax: (202) 775-1824; Web site: www.aera.net.

25-28—Independent schools: 105th Annual NCEA Convention and Exposition, sponsored by the National Catholic Education Association, for administrators and educators in Catholic schools, school board members, and parents in Indianapolis. Contact: National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, NW, Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852; (202) 337-6232; fax: (202) 333-6706; e-mail: nceaadmin@ncea.org; Web site: www.ncea.org.

26-29—Achievement: Beyond Standards: Reaching Every Child’s Potential, sponsored by the Association for Childhood Education International, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta. Contact: Lisa Wenger, Association for Childhood Education International, 17904 Georgia Ave., Suite 215, Olney, MD 20832; (301) 570-2111; fax: (301) 570-2212; e-mail: conference@acei.org; Web site: www.acei.org.

26-30—Arts education: Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Art Education Association, for art teachers, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Contact: Kathy Duse, NAEA, 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-8000; fax: (703) 860-2960; e-mail: kduse@naea-reston.org; Web site: www.naea-reston.org.

27-29—Foreign languages: 2008 Northeast Conference: the iGeneration: Turning Instruction Inside Out, sponsored by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for teachers, administrators, and teacher educators, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Deadline: Feb. 15. Contact: Rebecca Kline, Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA 17013; (717) 245-1977; fax: (717) 245-1976; e-mail: nectfl@dickinson.edu; Web site: www.nectfl.org.

29-April 2—Music education: 2008 National Conference, sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association, for music teachers and students, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Contact: Brian Shepard, Music Teachers National Association, 441 Vine St., Suite 505, Cincinnati, OH 45202; (513) 421-1420; fax: (513) 421-2503; e-mail: mtnanet@mtna.org; Web site: www.mtna.org.

30-April 1—Middle schools: 27 Annual Conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for administrators, counselors, policymakers, and teachers, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Contact: New England League of Middle Schools, 460 Boston St., #4, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978) 887-6263; e-mail: nelms@nelms.org; Web site: www.nelms.org.

30-April 1—Reading: National Conference on Family Literacy, sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy, for educators, administrators, researchers, policymakers, and reading specialists, at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Shannon Baete, National Center for Family Literacy, 325 W. Main St. Suite 300, Louisville, KY 40202; (502) 584-1133; fax: (584)-0172; e-mail: conference@famlit.org; Web site: www.famlit.org/site/c.gtJWJdMQIsE/b.1574477/k.A99/ National_Conference_on_Family_Literacy.htm.

APRIL 2008

2-4—Education research: Annual Conference, sponsored by NALS: International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools, for teacher educators, at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. Deadline: Dec. 3. Contact: Ron Tibbetts, Henry Barnard School, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02903; (401) 456-9901; e-mail: rtibbetts@ric.edu; Web site: www.ric.edu.hbs.

2-5—English-language learners: 42nd Annual TESOL Convention & Exhibit, sponsored by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, for educators, at the New York Hilton and Sheraton New York in New York City. Contact: TESOL, 700 S. Washington St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; (888) 547-3369; fax: (703) 836-7864; e-mail: info@tesol.org; Web site: www.tesol.org.

2-5—Special education: Annual Convention and Expo, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators, in Boston. Contact: Allison Lee, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Road, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 264-9481; fax: (703) 264-1637; e-mail: allisonl@cec.sped.org; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ ProfessionalDevelopment/ConventionExpo.

3-6—History/social studies: Leadership in History: The 2008 NCHE National Conference, sponsored by the National Council for History Education, for teachers, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Ky. Deadline: March 30. Contact: Elizabeth Badziong, National Council for History Education, 26915 Westwood Road, Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; (440) 835-1776; e-mail: conference@nche.net; Web site: www.nche.net.

4—Public relations: Working Inside Out: Building Employee Communication Programs That Work, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school communications officers and administrators, via teleconference. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-1230; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

4-5—Middle schools: Middle Level Essentials Conference, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, in Minneapolis. Contact: (800) 528-NMSA; e-mail: info@nmsa.org; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

4-8—Principals: 87th Annual Convention and Exposition, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary school principals, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 386-2377; fax: (800) 396-2377; e-mail: convention@naesp.org; Web site: www.naesp.org.

5—Teachers: The 19th Annual National Minority Careers in Education Expo, sponsored by Tylin Promotions, for teachers, administrators, and human resource directors, in New York City. Contact: recruiters: (480) 615-8900; applicants: (718) 805-5400; e-mail: askus@deptofed.org; Web site: www.deptofed.org.

7-10—Instruction: April Thinking Strategies Institute, sponsored by the Public Education and Business Coalition, for educators and administrators, in Denver. Contact: Judy Hendricks, Public Education & Business Coalition, 1410 Grant St., Suite A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: jhendricks@pebc.org; Web site: www.pebc.org/page2.php?id=68&acc=1&id_sem=3.

7-10—Science: Science Institute, sponsored by the Public Education and Business Coalition, for science teachers, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver. Contact: Judy Hendricks, Public Education & Business Coalition, 1410 Grant St., Suite A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: jhendricks@pebc.org; Web site: www.pebc.org/page2.php?id=68&acc=1&id_sem=3.

9-10—Assessment: Formative Assessment as Instructional Practice, sponsored by Measured Progress and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, for administrators and teachers, at the Eastland Park Hotel in Portland, Maine. Deadline: Mar. 26. Contact: Kim Michael, Measured Progress, P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03821; (877) 678-3787; fax: (866) 748-7168; e-mail: pd@measuredprogress.org; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

9-12—Music education: 61st National Biennial Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Music Education, for music teachers, in Milwaukee, Wis. Deadline: March 31. Contact: Elizabeth Lasko, National Association for Music Education, 1806 Robert Fulton Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-4000; e-mail: elizabethl@menc.org; Web site: www.menc.org.

10-12—Leadership: Leadership 3.0, sponsored by the Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership, for administrators, at the Westin San Francisco Airport, in Millbrae, Calif. Contact: Michele Cuarilon, Santa Cruz County Office of Education, 809 Bay Ave., Suite H, Capitola, CA, 95010; (831) 479-5391; e-mail: mcuartilon@portical.org; Web site: www.portical.org.

16-18—Special education: 2008 Montana CEC Conference on Diverse Abilities, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators who work with special-needs students, at the Billings Holiday Inn in Billings, Mont. Contact: Ron Laferriere; e-mail: ronlaf@hotmail.com; or Debbie Hanna; e-mail: debrahanna@abac.com; (208) 620-0231; Web site: www.mtcec.org/conference.htm.

17-18—Early-childhood education: Assessment and Planning to Address Children’s Learning Needs, sponsored by the Core Knowledge Foundation, for early-childhood educators, at the Holiday Inn in North Little Rock, Ark. Deadline: April 3. Contact: Core Knowledge Foundation, Preschool Department, 801 E. High St., Charlottesville, VA 22902; (800) 238-3233; fax: (434) 977-0021; e-mail: preschool@coreknowledge.org; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org.

20-24—Early-childhood education: 35th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Head Start Association, for Head Start staff and other early-childhood education providers, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: National Head Start Association, 1651 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 739-0875; fax: (703) 739-0878; Web site: www.nhsa.org/training/ annual_conference/35th/index.htm.

25—Public relations: Power Up Personal Performance: Making the Most of Your Skills and Expertise, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for school communications officers and administrators, via teleconference. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-1230; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: ewillis@nspra.org; Web site: www.nspra.org.

30-May 1—Assessment: Formative Assessment as Instructional Practice, sponsored by Measured Progress and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, for administrators and teachers, at the Embassy Suites in Lombard, Ill. Deadline: April 16. Contact: Kim Michael, Measured Progress, P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03821; (877) 678-3787; fax: (866) 748-7168; e-mail: pd@measuredprogress.org; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

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