January

Jan. 16-18

San Francisco. Technology, Reading & Learning Difficulties 21st Annual International Conference. Co-sponsored by Educational Computer Conferences Inc. and the International Reading Association, this event will examine new ways to improve reading through technology, especially for children with special needs. The conference will include speeches from high-profile educators and a number of how-to sessions and practical applications to improve classroom instruction, as well as related workshops, presentations, and networking activities for attendees. Contact: (888) 594-1249 http://www.trld.com

Jan. 23-24

Washington, D.C. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy Summit and Gala 2003. Policy makers and technology leaders from industry, education, and the work place will gather to discuss the global impact of ICT literacy and come to a consensus on how best to integrate ICT literacy into education, public policy, and training at all levels. Representatives from the U.S. Departments of Education, Commerce, and Labor will be on hand to discuss policy issues and answer questions about ICT literacy efforts nationwide. Contact: (703) 932-8272 http://www.kempstergroup.com

Jan. 30-31

Las Vegas. Connected Classroom Conference. This conference, sponsored by Classroom Connect, is held in 10 cities each year as a forum for educators to discuss the incorporation of the internet into classroom instruction. The event offers general sessions and workshops on topics ranging from internet administration and classroom integration to web design and software. Individual workshops are structured according to skill level for beginner, intermediate, and advanced, with several workshops for all levels. Hands-on labs also are available at an additional cost. Contact: (800) 638-1639 http://proflearn.classroom.com/ ProfDev/Conferences

February

Feb. 3-5 Columbus. Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Conference 2003. This statewide conference for educators aims to uncover how technology has shaped the face of learning in Ohio. A main goal of the event will be to discuss how students’ needs have changed as technology has evolved. The conference also will honor Ohio’s Technology Teacher of the Year. Contact: (800) 700-5404 http://www.osn.state.oh.us/stateconf/ index.asp

Feb. 4-6

Orlando. Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC) 2003. For the past 22 years, FETC has provided a forum for educators, media specialists, computer coordinators, and administrators to share strategies for successfully integrating technology into instruction, as well as to present the latest technological trends and products available. Hundreds of concurrent sessions, workshops, and vendor exhibits will help attendees add new technologies to their instructional “toolboxes.” Contact: (850) 219-9600 http://www.fetc.org/fetc2003/index.cfm

Feb. 9-12

Orlando. Instructional Technology Council Annual Conference: TeleLearning 2003. This event targets educators looking to expand their understanding of distance-learning programs. Attendees will be able to pour over the latest research, participate in open discussions, observe proven best practices, and compare notes with seasoned veterans of the distance-education community. Contact: (202) 293-3132 http://www.itcnetwork.org/ orlando2003.htm

Feb. 20-23

New Orleans. American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Annual Conference & Exposition. The theme of this year’s event is “Leadership in Changing Times,” and sessions will focus on topics such as fostering school accountability, engaging the community, creating inviting learning environments for all students, integrating technology into the curriculum, and making data-driven decisions. Contact: (703) 528-0700 http://www.aasa.org/ nce_2003/index.asp

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