1996 Calendar of Events

JANUARY

9-Integrated Curriculum: National Teleconference on Integrating Vocational and Academic Studies, part 1 of 3--The Senior Project Approach, sponsored by Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) High Schools That Work (HSTW) program, for acad. and voc. teachers, administrators, counselors, business and industry representatives, and parents, Registration Deadline: past due Dec. 15, Teleconference Video Set of all 3 available for $150-registered site, Video package including 3 tapes, facilitator's guide, and 5 copies of the new HSTW integration guide for $500-non-registered site, Contact: SREB--HSTW Teleconferences, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta Georgia, 30318-5790, ph 404-875-9211, fx 404-872-1477.

25-26-School-to-Work: Successful Strategies for Building A School-to-Work System or School-to-Work for Counselors, sponsored by The American Vocational Association (AVA), for educators, business partners, community partners, counselors, and especially for teams, in Orlando, FL, Contact: AVA Workshops, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, ph 800-826-9972, fx 703-683-7424 (these two workshops are repeated in April in St. Louis, MO, and in May in Charlotte, NC).

30-31-School-to-Work: Careers Conference: Career is the Center of School-to-Work, sponsored by the Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, for employers, labor leaders, and educators, in Madison, Wisconsin, contact: Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 964 Educational Sciences, 1025 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, ph 800-446-0399, fx 608-262-3063.

FEBRUARY

1-4-Integrated Curriculum: The First National In-depth Training Conference on Academic/Vocational Integrated Curriculum, sponsored by the National School Conference Institute, for educators, San Antonio, TX, Registration Fee: $485 (Single), $395 (Team of 5 or more), Contact: NSCI, P.O. Box 37527, Phoenix, AZ, 85069-7527, ph 602-371-8655, fx 602-371-8790.

8-10-Mathematics: Regional Conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for math teachers, supervisors, and administrators, in Rapid City , S.D., Contact: Betty C. Richardson, NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Dept. 1, Reston, VA, 22091-1593, ph 703-620-9840 ext 113, fx 703-476-2970, e-mail: infocentral@nctm.org

8-10-Science: Area Convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science teachers and administrators, in Rapid City, S.D., Contact: Guoleif Ellerts, NSTA Convention Office, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22201-3000, ph 800-328-8998 or 703-243-7100, fx 703-243-7177, e-mail: conventions@nsta.org

20-Integrated Curriculum: National Teleconference on Integrating Vocational and Academic Studies, part 2 of 3--Using Thematic Units to Integrate Vocational and Academic Studies, sponsored by Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) High Schools That Work (HSTW) program, for acad. and voc. teachers, administrators, counselors, business and industry representative, and parents, Registration Deadline: past due Dec. 15, Teleconference Video Set of all 3 available for $150-registered site, Video package including 3 tapes, facilitator's guide, and 5 copies of the new HSTW integration guide for $500-non-registered site, Contact: SREB--HSTW Teleconferences, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta Georgia, 30318-5790, ph 404-875-9211, fx 404-872-1477.

22-23-Problem Based Learning: Problem-Based Learning Across the Curriculum, sponsored by the Consortium for Problem-Based Learning, for K-12 teachers on designing, teaching, and assessing problem-based units, in Dallas, TX, Contact: Bill Stepien, Northern Illinois University, Center for Governmental Studies, Consortium for Problem-Based Learning, Dekalb, IL, 60115, ph 815-753-0926, fx 815-753-2305 (this conference repeats March 14-15 in San Francisco, CA and April 18-19 in Cincinnati, OH, followed by one week intensive training in Chicago, IL, this summer).

MARCH

14-15-Problem Based Learning: Problem-Based Learning Across the Curriculum, sponsored by the Consortium for Problem-Based Learning, for K-12 teachers on designing, teaching, and assessing problem-based units, in San Francisco, CA, Contact: Bill Stepien, Northern Illinois University, Center for Governmental Studies, Consortium for Problem-Based Learning, Dekalb, IL, 60115, ph 815-753-0926, fx 815-753-2305 (this conference repeats April 18-19 in Cincinnati, OH, followed by one week intensive training in Chicago, IL, this summer).

16-19-Curriculum: 51st Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, Dancing to the Rhythms of Life: An Invitation to Becoming, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for teachers, principals, superintendents, central-office staff, specialists, education consultants, parents, and students, at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, Contact: Jayne Osgood, ASCD, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, VA, 22314, ph 703-549-9110 ext 316, fx 703-549-3891, e-mail: josgood@ascd.org.

21-22-School-to-Work: 1996 School-to-Work Conference: Educating for a Competitive Global Workforce, sponsored by Milwaukee Area Technical College (Work-Up, a US Department of Education School-to-Work Project), learn how to develop, expand, and sustain successful school-to-work initiatives, in Milwaukee, WI, Contact: the School-to-Work Department, Milwaukee Area Technical College, 700 West State Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233, ph 414-297-6725.

23-27-Principals: 80 Years of Building Bridges for Youth, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for administrators, teachers, school-site teams, central-office personnel, and education professors and students, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, CA, Contact: NASSP, Office of Technical Services, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091, ph 703-860-0200, fx 703-476-5432

26-Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics: National Teleconference on Integrating Vocational and Academic Studies, part 3 of 3--Integrating Mathematics to Advance the Performance of Career-Bound Students, sponsored by Southern Regional Education Board's (SREB) High Schools That Work (HSTW) program, for acad. and voc. teachers, administrators, counselors, business and industry representative, and parents, Registration Deadline: past due Dec. 15, Teleconference Video Set of all 3 available for $150-registered site, Video package including 3 tapes, facilitator's guide, and 5 copies of the new HSTW integration guide for $500-non-registered site, Contact: SREB--HSTW Teleconferences, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta Georgia, 30318-5790, ph 404-875-9211, fx 404-872-1477.

27-29-Academies: The Annual Partnership Academy Conference: Beyond the Handshake, sponsored by California Partnership Academies (CA Department of Education), for educators, business and industry partners, community organizations, parents, at the Pasadena Hilton in Pasadena, CA, Contact: Susan Tidyman 510-942-3413 or Charles Dayton 916-265-8116 for more information.

APRIL

11-12--School-to-Work: Successful Strategies for Building A School-to-Work System or School-to-Work for Counselors, sponsored by The American Vocational Association (AVA), for educators, business partners, community partners, counselors, and especially for teams, in St. Louis, MO, Contact: AVA Workshops, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, ph 800-826-9972, fx 703-683-7424 (these two workshops are repeated in May in Charlotte, NC).

18-19-Problem Based Learning: Problem-Based Learning Across the Curriculum, sponsored by the Consortium for Problem-Based Learning, for K-12 teachers on designing, teaching, and assessing problem-based units, in Cincinnati, OH, Contact: Bill Stepien, Northern Illinois University, Center for Governmental Studies, Consortium for Problem-Based Learning, Dekalb, IL, 60115, ph 815-753-0926, fx 815-753-2305. (this conference followed by one week intensive training in Chicago, IL, this summer)

29-30-Workplace Learning: Workplace Learning the Strategic Advantage, sponsored by the Center for Education on Work, University of Wisconsin, for employers, unions, educators, and governmental partners, at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Pre-conference sessions offered on the 28th, Contact: Center for Education and Work, Workplace Learning Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1025 W. Johnson St., Rm 964, Madison, WI, 53706-1796, ph 800-446-0399 or 608-263-2929, fx 608-262-3063.

MAY

9-10--School-to-Work: Successful Strategies for Building A School-to-Work System or School-to-Work for Counselors, sponsored by The American Vocational Association (AVA), for educators, business partners, community partners, counselors, and especially for teams, in Charlotte, NC , Contact: AVA Workshops, 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, ph 800-826-9972, fx 703-683-7424.

22-24, Secondary Reform: Reforming High Schools-High Standards for All Students, sponsored by the U.S. Department fo Education in partnership with NCRVE and other Business, Labor, Community, Parent, and Government Organizations, for policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels including state education agencies, local school boards, teacher leaders, superintendents, principals, and state legislators, at The Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C., Contact: Jennifer Goshay, NCRVE, 2150 Shattuck, ste 1250, Berkeley, CA, 94720-1674, ph 800-(old phone deleted), fx 510-642-2124.

JUNE

30-July 2-School-to-Work: The 5th Annual National Leadership Forum on School-to-Work: Education that Works: It's Everybody's Business, sponsored by Jobs For the Future and the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, for teachers, administrators, counselors, business and industry partners, parents, community leaders, students, in Long Beach, CA. Contact: JFF, One Bowdoin Square, Boston, MA, 02114, ph 617-742-5995, fx 617-742-5767 or NCRVE, 2150 Shattuck Ave, Ste 1250, Berkeley, CA, 94720-1674, ph 800-(old phone deleted), fax 510-642-2124.

JULY

10-13-Staff Development: The Annual High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference, sponsored by Southern Regional Education Board, in Louisville, KY, Call for Program Presenters and Workshop Leaders deadline March 15, 1996, Contact: SREB--HSTW, 592 Tenth Street, N.W., Atlanta Georgia, 30318-5790, ph 404-875-9211, fx 404-872-1477.

Summer Institute, June 28-July 2,1996

This year the Summer Institute will be held in Long Beach, CA, as part of the National Leadership Forum (NLF), June 28-July 2, 1996. We will co-sponsor the event with Jobs for the Future. Unlike last year when Center for Law and Education (CLE) teams joined USN teams for a week long event, this year USN teams will have two days of team meetings prior to the kick-off of the NLF, which expects some 3,000 participants. After the conference starts, USN teams will then join other teams and individuals in the larger event. As with past institutes, team meetings will be facilitated by our fabulous fellows, both prior to the start of the larger conference and throughout the conference week.

The larger conference will feature many helpful options for our teams, including action labs, reflection groups, case studies, and concurrent sessions. In addition, we are particularly excited about this year's conference theme-- Education at Work: It's Everybody's Business-- as it reflects the current state of our teams as they move from a small team-based approach to whole school reform efforts.

This year we are without federal subsidy for this event. As such, teams will be asked to pay for room and board during the conference. For this reason, we will not be hosting regional meetings this spring, so that teams can use those funds to travel to the Summer Institute. We hope to see all of you in Long Beach!

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