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August 2007

Conference: ASBO International’s 93rd Annual Meeting & Exhibits
October 12–15, 2007
Metro Toronto Convention Centre,

Description: The Association of School Business Officials International is a professional association that promotes the highest standards of school business management practices, professional growth, and the effective use of educational resources.

While You Are There: Bring your sneakers and participate in the 13th annual Toronto Marathon.

Conference: T+L Conference October 17–19, 2007
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville

Description: Presented by the National School Boards Association, this conference welcomes technology directors,school board members, district administrators,principals,and lead teachers. Topics include professional development, one-to-one initiatives, 21st-century skills, using data to improve student achievement and open source initiatives.

While You Are There: Stick around an extra day to see country legend Ronnie Milsap perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

American Association of School Administrators Women in School Leadership Forum
November 8–11, 2007 Westin Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Description: Like last year’s AASA conference, the 2007 program covers a multitude of career-boosting topics,including life balance,board evaluations, speed networking, the implications of change in public education, student achievement,health and wellness, child development programs,ethics,minority achievement, and leadership.
While You Are There:
Take a tour of the Chicago Theatre, including the grand lobby areas, majestic auditorium, and backstage space(when possible).

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    Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action

    Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action

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    It's All Connected: The Power of Proportional Reasoning to Understand Mathematics Concepts

    It's All Connected: The Power of Proportional Reasoning to Understand Mathematics Concepts

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