1-4, San Antonio. COPS in Schools Training: “Preparation for Safe Schools.” Contact: National School Safety Center, (805) 373-9977.

3-5, Baltimore. Indoor Air Quality “Tools for Schools” National Symposium. Contact: Kari Arfstrom, American Association of School Administrators, fax (703) 528-2146, eMail

14-18, Salemburg, N.C. Basic School Resource Officer Training. Contact: North Carolina Justice Academy, (910) 525-4151.

16-19, Tampa, Fla. COPS in Schools Training: “Preparation for Safe Schools.” Contact: National School Safety Center, (805) 373-9977.

20-25, West Palm Beach, Fla. National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) 2000 Annual Conference. Contact: NEMA, P.O. Box 11910, Lexington, KY 40578-1910; fax (606) 244-8239, eMail thembree@

22-24, Salemburg, N.C. Advanced School Resource Officer Training. Contact: North Carolina Justice Academy, (910) 525-4151.


Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Washington, D.C. National Conference on Preventing Crime: “Power of Prevention.” Contact: National Crime Prevention Council, (202) 466-6272.


5, National Depression Screening Day. Contact: NDSD, One Washington Street, Suite 304, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481; phone (781) 239-0071, fax (781) 431-7447.

15-21, National Safe Schools Week. Contact: Safe Schools, Safe Students, (877) 443-9943 ext. 15. schools_week.htm

19-21, Philadelphia. Character Education Partnership 7th National Conference. Contact: CEP, 1600 K Street NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20006; phone (202) 296-7743, fax (202) 296-7779.

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Aug. 2-4

Madison, Wis. Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning.

This conference will feature more than 125 workshops, roundtables, and information sessions that examine critical success factors in using distance learning technology. Topics will include best practices for effective applications; practical planning guidelines; successful teaching methods and course designs; techniques for faculty development and learner support; innovative approaches, solutions, and research findings; new distance learning marketplaces; and the future of online learning.

Contact: (608) 265-4159

Aug. 10-11

San Diego. School Technology Leadership Conference (STLC). Sponsored by eSchool News, STLC is designed to help educators master the latest school technology program models, discover new technology management strategies, and learn the unwritten rules for budgeting, acquiring, and integrating technology into schools. Distinguished speakers and informative breakout sessions will help inform attendees on all subjects related to the management of technology in K-12 education.

Contact: (800) 394-0115, ext. 103

Aug. 17

Seattle. Tomorrow’s Classroom 2000: A New Journey. This free one-day event, which is organized by The Learning Space, will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Washington State Stadium Exhibition Center in Seattle. Last year’s Tomorrow’s Classroom event brought together more than 10,000 teachers, educators, parents, students, and community members to explore innovative uses of technology in the classroom. New to the 2000 show are seven hands-on learning pavilions, addressing topics such as distance learning; the internet and its role in homework, curriculum, assessment, and administration; virtual museums and field trips; transitioning from school to work; and grants and funding for school technology.

Contact: (425) 313-8918

Aug. 17-18

Chicago. SchoolTech Expo and Conference. Hosted by Technology & Learning magazine, SchoolTech Expo Chicago will feature more than 120 sessions, lectures, hands-on computer labs, and panel discussions. Multiple-session tracks will range from internet training to classroom integration of technology into the curriculum. Hands-on computer labs will offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced training in specific software applications, building web sites, searching the internet, project-based learning, and curriculum development.

Contact: (415) 905-2713


Sept. 11-13

Dallas. EdNET 2000 Conference. Sponsored by The Heller Reports and Eduventures, this business leadership forum is geared toward educational technology vendors. Attendees will get current information on market trends, funding sources, new technologies, and activities of key players; examine the challenges and business opportunities in the evolving ed-tech market; and forge new one-on-one relationships with other top decision-makers.

Contact: (281) 866-9728

Sept. 14-15

Philadelphia. Grants & Funding for School Technology. Sponsored by eSchool News, this unique event will provide a hands-on crash course on how to land big dollars from every type of technology funding source imaginable—including federal, state, corporate, nonprofit, and private funding sectors. Speakers will include foundation and corporate executives, federal program officers, fund raising specialists, educators, and grant writing consultants.

Contact: (800) 394-0115, ext. 103

Sept. 19-22

Indianapolis. TechKnowledge 2000 Conference. Sponsored by the American Society for Training and Development, this event will provide an understanding of the latest electronic learning solutions through hands-on demonstrations and sessions led by training experts. Conference sessions will help attendees determine when the use of learning technologies is appropriate and guide them toward the technology solutions that best fulfill their specific training goals.

Contact: (800) 628-2783

Sept. 22-25

Houston. Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Annual Convention. Since 1960, TASB and the Texas Association of School Administrators have partnered to bring the state’s premier annual education conference to school board members and administrators. This convention will offer attendees the chance to earn up to 21 hours of continuing education credit, a trade show with hundreds of exhibitors, and the opportunity to network with more than 6,000 public school officials.

Contact: (512) 467-3611

Sept. 25-27

Denver. Online Learning 2000 Conference and Exposition. This international conference will offer sessions, workshops, and special events focusing on topics such as “Advanced Design for Online Learning,” “A Year in the Life of a Web-based Training Project,” and “Streaming Video Boot Camp.” Hands-on learning labs, community rooms, and live chat rooms will help educators get the most out of their experience.

Contact: (800) 654-8873A

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