March 5-6 Boston. 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 technology and the internet into classroom instruction. 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 ProfDev/Conferences

March 6-8 Louisville, Ky. Kentucky Teaching and Learning Conference: “Pathways to Proficiency 2003 .” Now in its 25th year, this event expands the focus beyond technology to encompass all aspects of teaching, learning, and school management. Workshops and sessions will spotlight a wide range of successful strategies—from dropout reduction to literacy to culturally relevant instruction. Contact: (800) 533-5372

March 7-9 Nashville, Tenn. Texas Instruments’ 15th Annual Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) International Conference. This conference will enable educators from kindergarten through college to network with colleagues from around the globe, take part in more than 400 sessions and workshops, discuss innovative strategies for using technology to enhance the teaching and learning of math, science, and social studies, and preview some of the latest educational technology from Texas Instruments.

March 17-19 Tempe, Ariz. Microcomputers in Education Conference (MEC) 2003. More than 1,500 K-12 and higher-education teachers and administrators from the Southwest are expected to attend this conference, which will feature more than 300 exhibits and hands-on workshops. A special Administrative Development Track will target superintendents, principals, business managers, technology coordinators, and curriculum directors, while an Adaptive Technologies Track will explore the integration of technology to meet ergonomic standards and ADA requirements. Contact: (480) 965-9700

March 20-21 New Orleans. Connected Classroom Conference. See March 5-6 for details. Contact: (800) 638-1639 ProfDev/Conferences

March 24-29 Albuquerque, N.M. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2003. Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), this conference will explore such topics as how to strengthen professional development, a workshop on Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) programs, and leadership in technology planning and administrative functions.

March 24-26 Ontario , Calif. TechEd Ontario. The 7th annual TechEd International Conference and Exposition looks to give educators some hands-on experience with the latest emerging technologies for use in schools. Sessions will cover such themes as Streaming Media Design and Development, Creative Technology Funding, and Designing and Supporting Tomorrow’s Learning Environment. Contact: (916) 418-5100 ontario2003

March 26-27 New York City. Connected Classroom Conference. See March 5-6 for details. Contact: (800) 638-1639 ProfDev/Conferences


April 2-3 Minneapolis. Connected Classroom Conference. See March 5-6 for details. Contact: (800) 638-1639 ProfDev/Conferences

April 3 Cumberland, Md. Accessing the Fundamentals: Accessible Information Technology in Education. Sponsored by the Maryland Technology Assistance Program, this conference is comprised of two concurrent sessions: Accessible Distance Learning and Accessible Software Evaluation and Procurement. Registration is limited to 100 people. Contact: (800) 832-4827

April 11-15 Anaheim, Calif. National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) 82nd Annual Convention and Exposition. Educators who attend this show will be invited to participate in full-day learning workshops, concurrent discussion sessions, and exhibits featuring the latest innovations for school administrators. Featured topics include data-driven decision making, improving the quality of urban schools, and the betterment of national early-childhood programs. Contact: (800) 386-2377

April 16-19 Dallas. National Business Education Association (NBEA) Annual Convention: “Educating for Success in Business and Life.” K-12 instructors, college administrators, and NBEA members are invited to this event to explore technology’s impact on education by participating in hands-on computer workshops, professional development seminars, and general discussion sessions focused on preparing students for success in the business world. Contact: (703) 860-8300

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