2007 Florida Charter School Conference
Dec. 3-4, 2007
Hilton, located in the Walt Disney World Resort
The 2007 Florida Charter School Conference will
take place Dec. 3-4, 2007, at the Hilton located in the Walt Disney
World Resort. This year's theme "Charters: A Choice for Excellence,"
will focus on leadership and the pursuit of excellence. The program
is designed to provide information needed to continue offering a
high-quality educational choice for Florida's students and parents.
If you are interested in the success of charter schools and the
options they give students in Florida, you should attend. Sessions
are targeted at authorizers, administrators, educators and charter
For more information on this conference,
FMEA In-Service Clinic-Conference
Jan. 9 12, 2008
Tampa Convention Center
Districts are invited to send music teachers to
participate in the upcoming conference sponsored by the Florida
Music Educators Association (FMEA) in cooperation with the
Florida Department of Education. Conference activities begin at
the Tampa Convention Center on January 9, and end with a series
of All-State concerts on Jan. 12, 2008.
The FMEA In-Service Clinic-Conference is the largest
professional development conference for music educators held in
any state east of the Mississippi River. The FMEA conference will
offer more than 200 individual workshops and seminars for a variety
of topics ranging from FCAT skills to assessment in the classroom
and issues related to special learners.
The conference is designed so every music educator
new or experienced will find sessions of high interest.
Sessions are also designed to support the issues foremost on every
school campus in the state, particularly those related to literacy
and other FCAT goals. The Elementary, Middle School, and High School
All-State rehearsals and concerts are also an exciting and instructional
part of the conference.
Information about registration and lodging is available
online at www.flmusiced.org. Online pre-registration deadline is
Dec. 3, 2007.
2008 Effective Strategies Institute
Jan. 15-18, 2008
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
Daytona Beach, Fla.
The 2008 Effective Strategies Institute will be
held Jan. 15-18, 2008, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Institute is sponsored by the National
Dropout Prevention Center/Network (NDPC), the Florida Department
of Education, 21st Century Community Learning Centers of Florida,
the University of Florida, Communities in Schools of Florida, Inc.,
and the Florida Association of Alternative School Educators.
The Institute will feature three nationally renowned
keynote speakers, including Dr. Krystal Kuykendall and U.S. Army
Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Consuelo Kickbush. There will be more
than 60 workshops representing district, state, and national research-based
instructional strategies and best practices in dropout prevention
and Exceptional Student Educational programs.
District administrators, teachers, student services
personnel, and program coordinators who provide services to students
at risk of not graduating from high school are encouraged to attend.
To register and submit proposals for presentation,
please visit the National Dropout Prevention Center Web site at
www.dropoutprevention.org/ndpcdefault.htm, and click on 2008
Effective Strategies Institute. The registration fee is $195.00
before Dec. 21, 2007. After that date, the registration fee will
be $225.00. Institute attendees are encouraged to make room reservations
at the host hotel by Dec. 31, 2007, to obtain the conference rate
of $134.00 per night.