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Professional Development Events

A selection of workshops, seminars, and conferences from April 2008 through December 2008.

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APRIL 2008 | MAY 2008| JUNE 2008 | JULY 2008 | AUGUST 2008| SEPTEMBER 2008 |OCTOBER 2008 | NOVEMBER 2008 | DECEMBER 2008

APRIL 2008

1—Character education: Connected and Respected in the Elementary Classroom, sponsored by Educators for Social Responsibility, for teacher educators, at the University Center in Chicago. Contact: Nicole Day, 23 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 492-1764; fax: (617) 864-5164; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.esrnational.org.

1-3—Early-childhood education: 2008 Annual Conference, sponsored by Parents as Teachers National Center, for administrators, counselors, educators, students, community members, and researchers, at the Renaissance Grant Hotel St. Louis in St. Louis. Deadline: March 21. Contact: Sande Stevenson, 2228 Ball Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146; (313) 432-4330; fax: (314) 432-8963; e-mail: [email protected] ParentsAsTeachers.org; Web site: www.ParentsAsTeachers.org.

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. Deadline: Dec. 3. Contact: Ron Tibbetts, Henry Barnard School, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02903; (401) 456-9901; e-mail: [email protected]; 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., Ste. 200, Alexandria, VA. 22314; (888) 547-3369; fax: (703) 836-7864; e-mail: [email protected]; 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, Ste. 300, Arlington, VA 22201; (703) 264-9481; fax: (703) 264-1637; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.cec.sped.org/Content/ NavigationMenu/Professional Development/ConventionExpo.

3-4—Middle schools: Middle Grades to High School Transition Leaders Forum, sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board, for school board members and state policymakers, at the Hilton Hotel in Atlanta. Contact: Yvonne Thayer, SREB, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318; (404) 875-9211; e-mail: [email protected]

3-5—At-risk youths: 11th National School Social Work Conference, sponsored by the School Social Work Association of America, for school social workers and counselors, at the Denver Marriott City Center in Denver. Contact: SSWAA, P.O. Box 2072, Northlake, IL 60164; (847) 289-4642; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.sswaa.org.

3-5—Teachers:National Conference on Alternative Certification, sponsored by the National Association for Alternative Certification, for administrators, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Deadline: March 11. Contact: Judy Corcillo, National Association for Alternative Certification, P.O. Box 5750, Washington, DC 20016; (202) 277-3600; fax; (202) 403-3545; e-mail: [email protected] alternativecertification.org; Web site: www.alternative certification.org.

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, Ste. B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; (440) 835-1776; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nche.net.

4-5—Middle schools: Middle Level Essentials Conference, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, at the Hilton Hotel in Minneapolis. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Ste. 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; e-mail: [email protected]; 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: [email protected]; 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: [email protected]; Web site: www.deptofed.org.

7-9—Leadership: Leadership Curriculum Module Training, sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board, for administrators, counselors, and educators, at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center in Atlanta. Deadline: March 10. Contact: Ashley Layne, SREB, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318; (404) 879-5515; e-mail: [email protected] sreb.org; Web site: www.sreb.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., Ste. A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: [email protected]; 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., Ste. A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: [email protected] pebc.org; Web site: www.pebc.org/page2.php?id=68&acc=1&id_sem=3.

8-12—Health and safety: National Conference, sponsored by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, for teachers, administrators, researchers, and students, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: AAHPERD, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 213-7193; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.aahperd.org.

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: March 26. Contact: Kim Michael, Measured Progress, P.O. Box 1217, Dover, NH 03821; (877) 678-3787; fax: (866) 748-7168; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

9-12—Community involvement: National Service-Learning Conference, sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, for educators, administrators, researchers, school board members, policymakers, community members, and students, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. Deadline: March 19. Contact: National Youth Leadership Council, (800) 366-6952; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nylc.org/conference.

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: [email protected]; Web site: www.menc.org.

10—Character education: Connected and Respected in the Elementary Classroom, sponsored by Educators for Social Responsibility, for teacher educators, at the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association, in Marlborough, Mass. Contact: Nicole Day, 23 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 492-1764; fax: (617) 864-5164; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.esrnational.org.

10-12—Education funding: 33rd Annual Conference, sponsored by the American Education Finance Association, for educators, administrators, researchers, public policymakers, lawyers, and governmental administrators, at the Westin Tabor Center Hotel in Denver. Contact: R. Craig Wood, College of Education, University of Florida, Box 117049, Gainesville, FL 32608; (352) 392-2391; fax: (352) 392-0038; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.aefa.cc.

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., Ste. H, Capitola, CA 95010; (831) 479-5391; e-mail: [email protected] portical.org; Web site: www.portical.org.

12-13—Leadership: Getting Unstuck: Breaking Through Your Leadership Blocks, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators, counselors, and educators, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Michael Hammitt, The Principals’ Center, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/k12/ programs/gus.html.

13-19—Science: National Environmental Education Week, sponsored by the National Environmental Education Foundation, for teachers, students, parents, and community members. Contact: Karen Schultz, 4301 Connection Ave. N.W., Ste. 160, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 261-6484; fax: (202) 261-6464; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.EEWeek.org.

14—Character education: Connected and Respected in the Elementary Classroom, sponsored by Educators for Social Responsibility, for teacher educators, at the Alameda County Office of Education, in Hayward, Calif. Contact: Nicole Day, 23 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 492-1764; fax: (617) 864-5164; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.esrnational.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: [email protected]; or Debbie Hanna; e-mail: [email protected]; (208) 620-0231; Web site: www.mtcec.org/conference.htm.

16-18—After-school education: National Conference, sponsored by the Center for Summer Learning, for administrators, researchers, and educators, at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Allbuquerque, N.M. Contact: Jennifer Brady, Johns Hopkins University, 2800 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218; (410) 516-6230; e-mail: [email protected]

16-19—Minority education: Spirit of the Convention, sponsored by the National Council on Educating Black Children, for administrators, counselors, educators, researchers, parents, and students, at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans. Deadline: March 10. Contact: Erin Stratten, NCEBC, 3737 N. Meridian St., Ste. 504, Indianapolis, IN 46208; (317) 283-9081; fax: (317) 283-9080; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ncebc.org.

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: [email protected]; Web site: www.coreknowledge.org.

17-18—Technology: Summit 2008: Technology in HR, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for administrators, at Harrahs Casino Reno in Reno, Nev. Contact: Sandy Tonkin, AASPA, 533-B Mur-Len Rd., Olathe, KS 66062; (913) 829-2007; fax: (913) 829-2041; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.aaspa.org.

19—Reading: Promising Practices, sponsored by the Greater San Diego Council of Teachers of English, for teachers, at the Marina Village Conference Center in San Diego. Contact: Kermeen Fristrom, 3174 Dixon Place, San Diego, CA 92107; (619) 222-3934; e-mail: [email protected]

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.

21-23—International education:7th Conference on Languages & International Business Communication, sponsored by the ICWE GmbH, for international education educators, in Dusseldorf, Germany. Contact: Astrid Mendoza, ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625, Berlin, Germany; +49 30 310 18 18 0; fax: +49 30 324 98 33; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.sprachen-beruf.com.

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: [email protected]; Web site: www.nspra.org.

25-26—Higher education: 3rd International Fair for Higher and Continuing Education, sponsored by the ICWE GmbH, for educators and students, in Berlin. Contact: Silke Lieber, ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625, Berlin, Germany; +49 30 310 18 18 0; fax: +49 30 324 98 33; e-mail: [email protected] studyworld2008.com; Web site: www.studyworld2008.com.

26-27—Administrators: Personnel Administrator Boot Camp, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Sandy Tonkin, AASPA, 533-B Mur-Len Rd., Olathe, KS 66062; (913) 829-2007; fax: (913) 829-2041; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.aaspa.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: [email protected]; Web site: www.measuredprogress.org.

30-May 2—Community involvement: Coalition for Community Schools 2008 National Forum, sponsored by the Oregon Commission on Children and Families, for administrators, community members, educators, parents, and students, at the Hilton Portland and Executive Tower in Portland, Ore. Contact: Maame Ameyaw, 4455 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Ste. 310, Washington, DC 20008; (202) 822-8405; fax: (202) 872-4050; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.communityschools.org.

30-May 3—After-school education:BOOST Conference, sponsored by the Rescue Social Change Group, for administrators, at the Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs, Calif. Deadline: April 1. Contact: Steve Hensel, RSCG, 122 Broadway St., Ste. 240, San Diego, CA 92101; (619) 231-7555; fax: (619) 231-7589; e-mail: [email protected] rescuescg.com,Web site: www.boostconference.org.

MAY 2008

3—Reading: Reading Research Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for administrators, educators, and researchers, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Contact: Gail Keating, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.reading.org.

4-6—Technology: Education Technology Site Visit to Batavia City School District, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for administrators and technology directors, in Batavia, N.Y. 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.

4-8—Reading:Engaging Learners in Literacy 53rd Annual Convention, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for reading educators, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Contact: Beth Cady, IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: [email protected] reading.org; Web site: www.reading.org.

5-6—Early-childhood education: Parent-Child Home Program Annual Conference, sponsored by the Parent-Child Home Program, for early-childhood educators, at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Uniondale, N.Y. Contact: 1415 Kellum Place, Ste. 101, Garden City, NY 11530-1690; (516) 883-7480; Web site: www.parent-child.org.

5-8—Instruction: May 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., Ste. A-101, Denver, CO 80203; (303) 861-8661; fax: (303) 861-1501; e-mail: [email protected];

Web site: www.pebc.org/page2.php?id= 68&acc=1&id_sem=3.

5-9—Special education: 29th Annual International Conference on Developmental and Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the YAI/National Institute for People with Disabilities Network, for special education teachers, at the Crown Plaza Manhattan Hotel in New York City. Contact: Tina Sobel, YAI/NIPDN, 460 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001; (212) 273-6457; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.yai.org.

22—Character education: Connected and Respected in the Elementary Classroom, sponsored by Educators for Social Responsibility, for teacher educators, at the Bethwood in Totowa, N.J. Contact: Nicole Day, 23 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 492-1764; fax: (617) 864-5164; e-mail: [email protected] esrnational.org; Web site: www.esrnational.org.

25-30—International education: NASFA 2008 Annual Conference and Expo, sponsored by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, for international education leaders and delegates, in Washington. Contact: Cara Stann, NAFSA Exhibit Manager, 1307 New York Ave. N.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 737-3699; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site:www.nafsa.org /annual_conference.

28-30—Multicultural education: 3rd International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Development, Education, and Training, sponsored by the ICWE GmbH, for educators, in Accra, Ghana. Contact: Rebecca Stromeyer, ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625, Berlin, Germany; +49 30 310 18 18 0; fax: +49 30 324 98 33; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.online-educa.com.

JUNE 2008

1-4—Teacher education:Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for state policymakers, at the Westin Providence Hotel in Providence, R.I. Deadline: May 29. Contact: Roy Einreinhofer, NASDTEC, 1225 Providence Road, PMB 116, Whitinsville, MA 01588; (508) 380-1202; fax: (508) 278-5342; e-mail: [email protected] nasdtec.com; Web site: www.nasdtec.org.

5-7—Health and safety: National Coaching Educators’ Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, for coaching educators, researchers, and students, in Park City, Utah. Contact: Christine Bolger, National Association for Sport and Physical Education, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 476-3417; e-mail: [email protected] aahperd.org; Web site: www.napseinfo.org.

11-18—History/social studies: Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for administrators, teachers, and reading specialists, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Amanda Turner, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8417; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.history.org.

16-20—History/social studies: Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives & Record Administration, for teachers, at the Gerald Ford Library in Ann Arbor, Mich. Deadline: May 6. Contact: Barbara Packer, 303 Pearl St. N.W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5353; (616) 254-0373; e-mail: [email protected]

18—History/social studies: Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for administrators, teachers, and reading specialists, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Amanda Turner, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8417; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.history.org.

22-24—History/social studies: Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Workshop for Teachers, sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for teachers, at the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington. Deadline: June 6. Contact: Nicole Hanna, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, DC 20024; (202) 314-7826; fax: (202) 314-7888; e-mail: nhanna @ushmm.org; Web site: www.ushmm.org.

22-25—Charter schools: National Charter Schools Conference, sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, for administrators, educators, policymakers, researchers, and school board members, at the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Contact: Bretta Beveridge; (206) 463-3344; e-mail: [email protected] publiccharters.org; Web site: http://nationalcharterconference.org.

22-27—Assessment: Data Wise: Step-by-Step Blueprint for Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators, counselors, educators, and researchers, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Deadline: March 21. Contact: Michael Hammitt, The Principals’ Center, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ ppe/k12/ programs/datawise.html.

22-27—Reading: Community College Leadership Institute in Reading Apprenticeship, sponsored by WestEd, for teacher educators, at WestEd in Oakland, Calif. Deadline: May 1. Contact: Jana Bouc; (510) 302-4245; e-mail: [email protected]

22-27—Student behavior: Training Institute/Conference, sponsored by the National Association of Peer Programs, for administrators, counselors, and educators, at the University of San Diego in San Diego. Contact: NAPP, P.O. Box 10627, Gladstone, MO 64188; (877) 314-7337; fax: (866) 315-7337; e-mail: [email protected]

peerprograms.org; Web site: www.peerprograms.org.

23-25—Gifted education: Professional Summer Institute on Curriculum and Programs for High Ability Learners, sponsored by the Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary, for administrators and teachers, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: The Center for Gifted Education, P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 221-2362; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.cfge.wm.edu/professional_psi.htm.

23-26—Higher education: 21st International Conference on the First-Year Experience, sponsored by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators, in Dublin, Ireland. Contact: Nina L. Glisson, 1728 College St., Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-8158; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: [email protected] gwm.sc.edu; Web site: www.sc.edu/fye.

23-27—Health and safety: Rethinking Food, Health, and the Environment, sponsored by the Center for Ecoliteracy, for administrators, teachers, and parents. Contact: Carol Denney, 2528 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702; (510) 845-4595; fax: (510) 845-1439; e-mail: [email protected] ecoliteracy.org; Web site: www.ecoliteracy.org.

24-July 3—History/social studies: Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives & Record Administration, for teachers, at the National Archives & Records Administration in Washington. Deadline: May 13. Contact: Michael Hussey, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20408-0001; (202) 357-5469; e-mail: [email protected]

25-27—Teachers:SubSolutions Conference 2008, sponsored by the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University, for administrators, at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Moran, Wyo. Contact: Debra Lundgreen, 6516 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-6516; (435) 797-3182; fax: (435) 797-0944; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://sti.usu.edu.

25-29—Arts education: Contact Politics: The Dance of Personal and Public Change, sponsored by the National Dance Education Organization, for administrators, educators, school board members, and state policymakers, at Towson University in Towson, Md. Deadline: June 14. Contact: Jan Bonbright, NDEO, 8609 2nd Ave. #203B, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 585-2880; fax: (301) 585-2888; e-mail: [email protected] ndeo.org; Web site: www.ndeo.org.

25-July 2—History/social studies:Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for administrators, teachers, and reading specialists, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Amanda Turner, CWF, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8417; fax: (757) 565-8916; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.history.org.

26-27—Administrators:Personnel Administrator Boot Camp, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for administrators, at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Sandy Tonkin, AASPA, 533-B Mur-Len Rd., Olathe, KS 66062; (913) 829-2007; fax: (913) 829-2041; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.aaspa.org.

26-29—Alternative education:Moving from Ideas to Practice, sponsored by the Alternative Education Resource Organization, for administrators, counselors, researchers, school board members, and educators, at the Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. Deadline: Jun. 15. Contact: Isaac Graves, AERO, 9 Elm St., #1, Albany, NY 12202; (412) 445-3235; e-mail: [email protected] gmail.com; Web site: www.aeroconference.com.

26-July 2—Libraries: 2008 Annual Conference, sponsored by the American Libraries Association, for librarians, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: ALA, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611; (800) 545-2433; Web site: www.ala.org.

28-July 1—Community involvement: Annual Seminar, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for administrators, at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Contact: Elaine Willis, NSPRA, 15948 Derwood Road, Rockville, MD 20855; (301) 519-0496; fax: (301) 519-0494; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nspra.org.

28-July 3—Instruction: Redesigning High Schools for Improved Instruction, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators and educators, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Michael Hammitt, The Principals’ Center, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/k12/programs/gus.html.

29-July 2—Technology: National Educational Computing Conference, sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education, for administrators, educators, policymakers, school board members, and students, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Contact: ISTE, 175 W. Broadway, Ste. 300, Eugene, OR 97401-3003; (541) 434-9590; fax: (541) 302-3778; e-mail: [email protected] iste.org; Web site: www.iste.org/necc.

30-July 2—Science: Mapping Environmental Issues Workshop, sponsored by the Missouri Botanical Garden, for teachers, at the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center in St. Louis. Contact: Bob Coulter, Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, 9711 Litzsinger Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124; (314) 442-6737; (314) 255-2172; e-mail: [email protected] mobot.org; Web site: www.litzsinger.org.

30-July 3—Character education: Summer Institute in Character Education, sponsored by the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, for administrators, counselors, educators, and researchers, at the State University of New York College in Cortland, N.Y. Deadline: June 17. Contact: Marthe Seales, SUNY Cortland, P.O. Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045; (607) 753-2455; fax: (607) 753-5980; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.cortland.edu/character.

30-July 8—Leadership:Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators and educators, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Michael Hammitt, The Principals’ Center, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/k12/programs/aol.html.

JULY 2008

6-12—Leadership:Leadership for Large Scale Improvement, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for School Leadership, for administrators, educators, policymakers, researchers, and school board members, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Michael Hammit, The Principals’ Center, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ ppe/k12/programs/hisl.html.

7-11—Science: Designing Effective Science Lessons, sponsored by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, for teachers, at McRel in Denver. Contact: Mary Cullen, McREL, 4601 DTC Blvd., Ste. 500, Denver, CO 80237; (303) 632-5547; fax: (303) 337-3005; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.mcrel.org/service/132.

7-11—Special education:Universal Design for Learning, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators, community members, counselors, parents, researchers, and teachers, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Jason Rabin, Programs in Professional Education, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 545-1849; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected] gse.harvard.edu; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/k12/programs/ude.html.

7-21—Instruction:Thinking Based Learning Summer Institute, sponsored by the National Center for Teaching Thinking, for administrators, community members, counselors, educators, parents, researchers, and students, at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. Contact: Kelly Lyons, NCTT, P.O. Box 590607, Newton Center, MA 02459; (617) 965-4604; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nctt.net.

8-15—History/social studies: Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for administrators, educators, and reading specialists, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Amanda Turner, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8417; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.history.org.

9-12—Achievement:22nd Annual Staff Development Conference, sponsored by the Southern Regional Education Board, for administrators, counselors, educators, school board members, and state policymakers, at the Gaylord Orpyland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Deadline: June 13. Contact: Anna Johnston, SREB, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318; (404) 875-9211; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.sreb.org.

9-12—At-risk youth:2008 National Conference, sponsored by the Talent Development High Schools at John Hopkins University, for counselors, parents, policymakers, school board members, and teachers, at the Sheraton Baltimore City Center in Baltimore. Deadline: June 13. Contact: Leo Jones, 3003 N. Charles St., Ste. 200, Baltimore, MD 21218; (410) 516-2882; fax: (410) 516-5572; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: http://csos.jhu.edu/tdhs.

9-16—History/social studies:Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for administrators, educators, and reading specialists, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Amanda Turner, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8417; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.history.org.

10-12—Instruction:2008 Symposium, sponsored by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, for administrators, educators, and researchers, at the Fairmont in Washington. Contact: Emily Silberstein, NCTAF, 2100 M St., Ste. 660, Washington, DC 20037; (202) 429-2570; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nctaf.org.

10-18—Leadership:Leadership: An Evolving Vision, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Institute for School Leadership, for administrators, educators, policymakers, researchers, and school board members, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Michael Hammit, The Principals’ Center, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ ppe/principals/programs/lev.html.

13-16—Leadership:4th Summer Conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for teachers, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Leslie Miller, National Staff Development Council, 5995 Fairfield Road, Ste. 4, Oxford, OH 45056; (513) 523-6029; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nsdc.org.

13-16—Leadership: Educational Leadership Seminar, sponsored by the Council of Administrators of Special Education, for administrators, at the Hilton Arlington Towers in Arlington, Va. Contact: Luann Purcell, 105 State University Drive, Evans Building, Fort Valley, GA 31030; (478) 825-7667; fax: (478) 825-7811; e-mail: [email protected] bellsouth.net; Web site: www.casecec.org.

13-16—Middle schools:Institute for Middle Level Leadership, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for administrators, counselors, educators, and researchers, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Ste. 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

13-18—History/social studies:2008 Museum Teacher Fellowship, sponsored by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for teachers, at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Deadline: Feb. 15. Contact: Nicole Hanna, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington DC 20024; (202) 314-7826; fax: (202) 314-7888; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ushmm.org.

13-18—Reading: Leadership Institute in Reading Apprenticeship, sponsored by WestEd, for teacher educators, at WestEd in Oakland, Calif. Deadline: June 1. Contact: Jana Bouc; (510) 302-4252; e-mail: [email protected]

14-18—History/social studies: Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives & Record Administration, for teachers, at the National Archives Rocky Mountain Regional Facility in Denver. Deadline: June 2. Contact: Lori Cox-Paul, Denver Federal Center, Building 48, Denver, CO 80225; (303) 407-5747; e-mail: [email protected]

14-18—Instruction:Small Schools Summer Institute 2008, sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools, for administrators, educators, parents, researchers, and students. Contact: Gwenyth Shears, 1330 Broadway, Ste. 600, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 433-1912; e-mail: [email protected]; www.essentialschools.org.

14-18—Special education: Critical Issues in Urban Special Education, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators, counselors, educators, and researchers, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Jason Rabon, Programs in Professional Education, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 545-1849; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/k12/ index.html.

15-16—English-language learners: Classroom Instruction that Works with English-Language Learners Workshop, sponsored by the Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning, for teachers, at McREL in Denver. Contact: Jane Hill, 4601 DTC Blvd., Ste. 500, Denver, CO 80237; (303) 632-5529; fax: (303) 337-3005; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.mcrel.org/ service/150.

17-25—History/social studies:Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives & Record Administration, for teachers, at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, Kan. Deadline: June 5. Contact: Kim Barbieri, 200 Southeast Fourth St., Abilene, KS 67410; (785) 263-6700; e-mail: [email protected]

19-23—Science: 2008 Summer Meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, for physics teachers, at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 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.

20-25—Urban education: National Institute for Urban School Leaders, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Michael Hammit, The Principals’ Center, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/ principals/programs/usl.html.

20-25—Music education:28th International Society for Music Education World Conference, sponsored by the International Society for Music Education, for music educators in Bologna, Italy. Contact: ISME International Office, P.O. Box 909, Nedlands, Western Australia 6909, Australia; +61-8-9386-2654; fax: +61-8-9386-2658; email: [email protected]; Web site: www.isme.org/ 2008/en?Itemid=1.

21-24—Charter schools: Charter Schools: Charting a Course for the Coming Decade, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators, educators, and researchers, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Jason Rabon, Programs in Professional Education, 14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 545-1849; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected] gse.harvard.edu; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/k12/programs/charter.html.

22-29—History/social studies: Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for administrators, educators, and reading specialists, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Amanda Turner, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8417; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.history.org.

23-30—History/social studies:Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for administrators, educators, and reading specialists, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Amanda Turner, P.O. Box 1776, Williamsburg, VA 23187; (757) 565-8417; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.history.org.

24-27—Administrators: Summer Leadership Institute, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, for administrators, at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis. Contact: (703) 528-0700; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.aasa.org/conferences.

27-Aug. 1—Health and safety:The 18th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association of School Resource Officers, for administrators, state policymakers, and teachers, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix. Deadline: June 21. Contact: Diana Lawrie, NASRO, 1951 Woodlane Drive, St. Paul, MN 85054; (888) 316-2776; fax: (651) 457-5665; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nasro.org.

28—Middle schools:Best Practices for Student Success, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for administrators, counselors, educators, and researchers in Owings Mills, Md. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Ste. 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

28-31—Early-childhood education:The 8th Annual Early Childhood Inclusion Institute, sponsored by the FPG Child Development Institute, for administrators, counselors, educators, parents, and researchers, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, N.C. Contact: Joan Danaher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 8040, Chapel Hill, NC 27599; (919) 962-7315; e-mail: [email protected]

28-31—Reading: 22nd World Congress on Reading: Reading in a Diverse World, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for administrators, educators, policymakers, and researchers, at the Ramada Plaza Herradura in Heredia, Costa Rica. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, DE 19711; (800) 336-7323; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: [email protected],org; Web site: www.reading.org/association/meetings/world.html.

28-Aug. 1—History/social studies: Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives & Record Administration, for teachers, at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. Deadline: June 16. Contact: Marsha Sharp, 2313 Red River St., Austin, TX 78705; (512) 721-0195; e-mail: Marsha.Sharp @nara.gov.

28-Aug. 2—Instruction:The Project Zero Classroom 2008, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for administrators, counselors, educators, policymakers, researchers, and students, at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Jason Rabon, Programs in Professional Education,14 Story St., Third Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138; (800) 545-1849; fax: (617) 496-8051; e-mail: [email protected] gse.harvard.edu; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/k12/ programs/pz.html.

31-Aug. 5—Teacher education: 2008 Summer Conference, sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, for teacher educators, at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington. 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.

AUGUST 2008

4-8—History/social studies: Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives & Record Administration, for teachers, at the National Archives Mid-Atlantic Regional Facility in Philadelphia. Deadline: June 23. Contact: Leslie Simon, 900 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107-4292; (215) 606-0101; e-mail: [email protected]

6—Middle schools: Middle Level Promise and Practice, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for administrators, counselors, educators, and researchers, in Fargo, N.D. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Ste. 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

11-15—History/social studies: Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives & Record Administration, for teachers, at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. Deadline: June 30. Contact: Shirley Hammond, 1000 George Bush Drive W., College Station, TX 77845; (979) 691-4013; fax: (979) 691-4050; e-mail: [email protected]

SEPTEMBER 2008

9-Dec. 9—Career and technical education:Career Development Facilitator Training, sponsored by the Center on Education and Work, at the Educational Sciences Building in Madison, Wis. Contact: Judy Ettinger, Center on Education and Work, 964 Educational Sciences Building, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; (608) 263-4367; e-mail: [email protected] education.wisc.edu; Web site: www.cew.wisc.edu.

11-13—International education: 20th EAIE Annual Conference, sponsored by the ICWE GmbH, for international education educators, in Antwerpen, Belgium. Contact: Wilke Lieber, ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625 Berlin, Germany; +49 30 310 18 18 0; fax: +49 30 324 98 33; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.eaie.org.

24-27—Higher education: Fourth International Conference on Research in Access and Developmental Education, sponsored by the National Center for Developmental Education, for administrators, educators, and researchers, at the Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Deadline: Aug. 15. Contact: NCDE, ASU Box 23098, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; (828) 262-3057; fax: (828) 262-7183; Web site: www.ncde.appstate.edu.

24-27—Instruction: 37th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Society of Experiential Education, for educators, at the Contemporary Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NSEE, c/o Talley Management Group Inc., 19 Mantua Road, Mt. Royal, NJ 08061; (856) 423-3427; fax: (856) 423-3420; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nsee.org.

25-28—Urban education: CUBE Annual Conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for urban school leaders, in Las Vegas. Contact: NSBA, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nsba.org.

OCTOBER 2008

8-10—Learning disabilities: 11th International Conference on Cognitive Disabilities/Mental Retardation, Autism, and Other Developmental Disabilities, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Developmental Disabilities, for educators, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego. Contact: Cindy Perras, Special Programs Department, Peel District School Board, 5650 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada, L5R 1C6; (905) 890-1010 ext. 2140; (905) 890-1280; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.dddcec.org.

9-11—Education research: 2008 National Evaluation Institute, sponsored by the Consortium for Research on Educational Accountability and Teacher Evaluation, for administrators, counselors, educators, and researchers, at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel in Wilmington, N.C. Contact: Christine Hummel, WMU Evaluation Center, 4405 Ellsworth Hall, MS 5237, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5237; (269) 387-5895; fax: (269) 387-5923; e-mail: [email protected] wmich.edu; Web site: www.createconference.org.

9-11—Reading: 19th West Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators, in Seattle. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-7323; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.reading.org/association/meetings/ regional.html.

11-16—Teachers: 2008 Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Council on Teacher Retirement, for educators, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington. Contact: NCTR, 7600 Greenhaven Drive, Ste. 302, Sacramento, CA 95831; (916) 394-2075; fax: (916) 392-0295; Web site: www.nctr.org/meetings/ 08washingtondc.html.

22—Urban education:52nd Annual Fall Conference, sponsored by the Council of Great City Schools, for administrators, school board members, and teachers, at the Hilton Americas Houston in Houston. Contact: Terry Tabor, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC; (202) 393-2427; e-mail: [email protected]

26-29—Special education: 24th Annual DEC International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs, sponsored by the Council of Exceptional Children’s Division for Early Childhood, for early-childhood educators in Minneapolis. Contact: Division for Early Childhood, 27 Fort Missoula Road, Ste. 2, Missoula, MT 59804; (406) 543-0872; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.dec-sped.org.

29—Teacher education: Professional Practices Institute, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for administrators, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis. Deadline: Oct. 23. Contact: Roy Einreinhofer, NASDTEC, 1225 Providence Road, PMB 116, Whitinsville, MA 01588; (508) 380-1202; fax: (508) 278-5342; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nasdtec.org.

30-Nov. 1—Middle schools: 35th Annual Conference and Exhibit, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, at the Denver Convention Center in Denver. Contact: NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Ste. 300, Westerville, OH 43081; (614) 895-4730; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nmsa.org.

30-Nov. 2—Gifted education:2008 NAGC Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children in Tampa, Fla. Contact: Robyn Carson; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nagc.org.

NOVEMBER 2008

5-8—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. N.W., Ste. 500, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 232-8777 or (800) 424-2460; Web site: www.naeyc.org.

6—Student behavior: The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Succeeds—Students See Every Fact Has Meaning & They Learn!, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for administrators and educators, at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City. Contact: Devorah Tarrow Aesthetic Realism Foundation, 141 Greene St., New York, NY 10012; (212) 777-4490; e-mail: [email protected]

6-8—Instruction: Fall Forum 2008, sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools, for administrators, educators, and researchers in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: Amy Rodriguez Lee, 1330 Broadway, Ste. 600, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 433-1925; e-mail: [email protected] essentialschools.org; Web site: www.essentialschools.org.

7-8—Special education:19th Annual CASE Conference, sponsored by the Council of Administrators of Special Education, for administrators, at the Myrtle Beach Marriott in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Luann Purcell, 1005 State University Drive, Evans Building, Fort Valley, GA 31030; (478) 825-7667; fax: (478) 825-7811; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.casecec.org.

8-10—Higher education: 15th National Conference on Students in Transition, sponsored by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators in Cincinnati. Contact: Nina L. Glisson, 1728 College St., Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-8158; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.sc.edu/fye.

12-15—Gifted education: TAGT 31st Annual Professional Development Conference for Educators and Parents, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, for educators and parents in Dallas. Contact: 1524 S. IH 35, Ste. 205, Austin, TX 78704; (512) 499-8248; fax: (512) 499-8264; Web site: www.txgifted.org.

13-15—Achievement: Nineteenth Education Trust National Conference, sponsored by the Education Trust, for administrators, counselors, educators, parents, and researchers, at the Crystal City Marriott in Arlington, Va. Contact: Josefina Velasco, 1250 H St. N.W., Ste. 700, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 293-1217; fax: (202) 293-2605; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.edtrust.org.

14-16—Multicultural education: 21st International Fair for Languages and Cultures, sponsored by the ICWE GmbH, for educators, in Berlin, Germany. Contact: Silke Lieber, ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625, Berlin, Germany; +49 30 310 18 18 0; fax: +49 30 324 98 33; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.expolingua.com.

15-20—Dropouts: 20th Network Conference, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center, for administrators, at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia in Atlanta. Contact: John Peters, 209 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29631; (864) 656-0253; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.dropoutprevention.org.

20-23—Foreign languages: Annual Convention and World Language Expo, sponsored by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for administrators of foreign languages and educators, at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotels in Orlando, Fla. Contact: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 700 S. Washington St., Ste. 210, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 894-2900; fax: (703) 894-2905; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.actfl.org.

20-25—English: 9th NCTE Annual Convention, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for teachers, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Contact: Customer Service Department, National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 W. Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801; (877) 369-6283; fax: (217) 328-9645; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ncte.org/profdev/conv/annual.

DECEMBER 2008

3-5—Technology: 14th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Training, sponsored by the ICWE GmbH, for educators, in Berlin. Contact: Rebecca Stromeyer, ICWE GmbH, Leibnizstr. 32, 10625, Berlin, Germany; +49 30 310 18 18 0; fax: +49 30 324 98 33; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.online-educa.com.

5-10—Leadership: 40th Annual Conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, for administrators and teachers, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on the Potomac in National Harbor, Md. Contact: Leslie Miller, National Staff Development Council, 5995 Fairfield Road, Ste. 4, Oxford, Ohio 45056; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nsdc.org.

7-10—Reading: 26th Southeast Conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators, in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: IRA, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714; (800) 336-7323; fax: (302) 731-1057; e-mail: [email protected] reading.org; Web site: www.reading.org/ association/meetings/regional.html.

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