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November

16--Middle schools: Unified-arts conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-school educators, to be held in Marlborough, Mass. Contact: N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983; (508) 887-6263.

16--School success: "Developing Self-Directed Students: Learning Strategies for Success in School,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Houston, Tex. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 16--Youths with disabilities: "The Inclusion of Children and Youth With Disabilities: Risks and Challenges,'' conference, sponsored by National Professional Resources Inc., to be held at the Albany Hilton Hotel in Albany, N.Y. The conference will deal with recent medical developments concerning inclusion of persons with disabilities in the least restrictive environment; it is intended for administrators and teachers of special education, teachers serving children with disabilities, and principals and school-health professionals. Contact: Susan E. Plant, N.P.R., 25 South Regent St., Chester, N.Y. 10573; (914) 937-8879.

16-17--Self-esteem: "Breaking the Cycle of Failure: Building Self-Esteem,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Billings, Mont. Contact: P.D.K. International, Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

17--School data: "In Support of Our Nation's Schools: Interpreting the Data,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in the Boston, Mass., area. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 17--Vice/assistant principals: Conference, sponsored by the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, to be held at the Holiday Inn in Tinton Falls, N.J. Contact: N.J.P.S.A., 1479 Pennington Rd., Trenton, N.J. 08618-2694; (609) 771-8200.

18--At-risk youths: "The At-Risk Problem: What the Schools Can Do,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Louisville, Ky. Contact: P.D.K. International, Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

18--Equations: "Hands-On Equations,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Tucson, Ariz. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 18--Language arts: "Language Arts Success: Make It Happen With Literature,'' seminar, sponsored by The Education Centre, to be held at the Grand Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The seminar is for K-8 classroom, reading, and resource teachers; teachers of Chapter 1, English-as-a-second-language, limited-English-proficient, gifted, and special-education students; language-arts and curriculum specialists; and librarians and administrators. Contact: T.E.C., 3420 Kashiwa St., Suite 3000, P.O. Box 3168, Torrance, Calif. 90510-3168; (310) 534-2934 or (800) 678-8908; or fax: (310) 534-1002.
  • 18--Vocational education: "Activity-Based Learning,'' conference, sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council for Vocational Education, for high school mathematics, science, and language-arts teachers, to be held in Manchester, N.H. Contact: N.H.S.C.V.E., The Concord Center, Room 314, 10 Ferry St., Unit 25, Concord, N.H. 03301-5022; (603) 225-4629; fax: (603) 225-6766.

18-19--Children: "Teaching Children To Care,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Hartford, Conn. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 18-19--Cooperative learning: "Helping Students To Care and Cooperate,'' seminar, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa and the Illinois Renewal Institute Group, to be held in Durham, N.C. Contact: I.R.I.G., (800) 348-4474, ext. 210, or 200 E. Wood St., Suite 274, Palatine, Ill. 60067.

18-19--Learning: "Motivating Students To Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: P.D.K. International, Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

18-19--Parenting: Fourth annual conference, sponsored by the Healthy Kids Regional Center Staff, for educators, public-agency professionals, and community activists interested in joining together to promote parenting and parent involvement as a primary means of preventing drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, to be held Marin, Calif. Contact: H.K.R.C., Alameda County Office of Education, 313 West Winton Ave., Hayward, Calif. 94544-1198; (510) 670-4172.

18-19--Student discipline: "Working With Difficult Students: A Discipline With Dignity Approach,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Fargo, N.D. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

18-20--Growing skills: "Lions-Quest Skills for Growing,'' worskhop, sponsored by Quest International and the Lions Club International, for K-5 elementary-school teachers, school-staff members, and parents, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, and Milwaukee, Wis. Contact: Q.I., 537 Jones Rd., P.O. Box 566, Granville, Ohio 43023; (800) 446-2700.

18-20--Growing skills: "Lions-Quest Skills for Growing,'' workshop, sponsored by Quest International and the Lions Club International, for grades 6-8 middle-school teachers, school-staff members, and parents, to be held in Hartford, Conn.; Louisville, Ky.; Albuquerque, N.M.; and San Antonio, Tex. Contact: Q.I., 537 Jones Rd., P.O. Box 566, Granville, Ohio 43023; (800) 446-2700.

18-21--Dyslexia: Annual conference, sponsored by the Orton Dyslexia Society, to be held at the Clarion Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact: O.D.S., 8600 LaSalle Rd., Baltimore, Md. 21286; (401) 296-0232.

18-22--Education partnerships: "Shifting the Partnership Paradigm: Changing the Status Quo,'' symposium, sponsored by the National Association of Partners in Education, for corporate decisionmakers and education and public-policy leaders, to be held at the Crystal City Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. Contact: Carol S. Pierce, NAPE, 209 Madison St., Suite 401, Arlington, Va. 22314; (703) 836-4880.

18-22--Educational excellence: "Educational Excellence: Revisted and Reclaimed,'' annual conference, sponsored by the National Alliance of Black School Educators, for teachers, administrators, and school-board members, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: N.A.B.S.E., 2816 Georgia Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001; (202) 483-1549.

18-23--English: 82nd annual convention, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, to be held in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Membership Service Representative, N.C.T.E., 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; (217) 328-3870.

19--At-risk youths: "The At-Risk Problem: What the Schools Can Do,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: P.D.K. International, Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 19--Computers and secondary mathematics: "Integrating Computers Into Secondary Mathematics,'' teleconference, sponsored by the Stevens Institute of Technology, for secondary school math teachers, school administrators, school board members, parents, and businesss and civic leaders. Contact: Pat Donnelly, S.I.T., Castle Point-on-the-Hudson, Hoboken, N.J. 07030; (201) 216-5375.

19--Equations: "Hands-On Equations,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 19--Mathematics: "Strengthening Math Skills With Cooperative Learning and Hands-On Activities: Grades K-3,'' seminar, sponsored by The Education Centre, to be held at the Grand Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. The seminar is intended for K-3 classroom, mathematics, and resource teachers; teachers of Chapter 1, English-as-a-second-language, limited-English-proficient, gifted, and special-education students; and curriculum coordinators, administrators, and aides. Contact: T.E.C., 3420 Kashiwa St., Suite 3000, P.O. Box 3168, Torrance, Calif. 90510-3168; (310) 534-2934 or (800) 678-8908; fax: (310) 534-1002.

19--Middle schools: "Teaching Math to Heterogeneous Groups,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-school educators, to be held in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983; (508) 887-6263.

19-20--Early-childhood education: 1992 Expanded New England Kindergarten Conference, sponsored by Lesley College, for early-childhood educators, to be held at the Lantana-Holiday Inn-Lombardo's Complex in Randolph, Mass. Contact: Mary Mindess or Roberta Sherman, Conference Coordinators, N.E.K.C., Lesley College, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138-2790; (617) 349-8922.

19-20--Gifted and talented: "Interdisciplinary Models of Teaching,'' conference, sponsored by the National/State Leadership Training Institute on Gifted and Talented, with the Ventura County (Calif.) Superintendent of Schools Office, to be held at the Sheraton National Hotel in Arlington, Va. The focus will be on developing inductive and deductive lessons to teach across the disciplines and on designing models of teaching appropriate to group and individual instruction. Registration deadline is October 21. Contact: Bounchuey Orense, N./S.-L.T.I.-G./T., Hilton Center, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1142, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017; (213) 489-7470.

  • 19-20--School administrators: "Partner With Social Services for Student Success: Help Kids Save Money,'' national practitioners' conference, sponsored by the American Association of School Adminstrators, to be held at the Cleveland Airport Marriott in Cleveland, Ohio. The conference deals with such issues as cutting the cost of providing health and social services. Contact: A.A.S.A., National Academy of School Executives, 1801 N. Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209; (703) 528-0700; fax: (703) 841-1543.

19-20--Self-esteem: "Breaking the Cycle of Failure: Building Self-Esteem,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Denver, Colo. Contact: P.D.K. International, Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 19-20--Self-esteem: "Building Students' Self-Esteem in the Classroom,'' seminar, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa and the Illinois Renewal Institute Group, to be held in Irving, Tex. Contact: I.R.I.G., (800) 348-4474, ext. 210, or 200 E. Wood St., Suite 274, Palatine, Ill. 60067.

19-20--Student motivation: "Enhancing Student Motivation: A Multicultural Perspective,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in the Detroit, Mich., area. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 19-21--Early childhood: "Choice and Challenges: The Expanded New England Kindergarten Conference,'' sponsored by Lesley College, for K-3 educators, to be held at the Lantana-Lombardo's-Holiday Inn Complex in Randolph, Mass., and at Lesley College in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Mary Mindess, Founder and Coordinator, E.N.E.K.C., Lesley College, 29 Everett St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138-2790; (617) 349-8922.

19-21--Education law: 38th annual convention, sponsored by the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, for attorneys, precollegiate and higher-education administrators and faculty members, government education officials, and education-association officials, to be held at the Camelback Inn in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: Mary Luna, Administrative Assistant, NOLPE, Southwest Plaza, Suite 223, 3601 S.W. 29th, Topeka, Kan. 66614; (913) 273-3550.

  • 19-21--Student assessment: "Diversifying Student Assessment: From Vision to Practice,'' conference, sponsored by the Newton (Mass.) Public Schools and Boston College, for state educators, researchers, and technology vendors, to be held at the Sheraton Needham and Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Contact: Katie Spinos, N.P.S., Division of Planning and Operations, 100 Walnut St., Newtonville, Mass. 02160, (617) 552-7645, fax: (617) 552-8419; or Katherine Cress, Urban District Assessment Consortium, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02167, (617) 552-4521, fax: (617) 552-8419.

20--Active parenting: Leadership-certification workshop for the Active Parenting of Teens Program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in Newark, N.J., and Palm Springs, Calif. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0060.

20--Assessment: "Issues in Teaching and Assessment: Utilizing Alternative Strategies in the Classroom,'' institute, sponsored by Arizona State University and the Arizona chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, for all educators, to be held at Arizona State University, in Tempe, Ariz. Contact: Larry McBiles, A.S.U., Bureau of Educational Research, Tempe, Ariz. 85287-2611; (602) 965-2282.

20--At-risk youths: "The At-Risk Problem: What the Schools Can Do,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Jackson, Miss. Contact: P.D.K. International, Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

20--Equations: "Hands-On Equations,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Denver, Colo. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

20--'Loss' education: Leader-certification workshop for the "Windows: Healing and Helping Through Loss'' program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in Atlanta, Ga.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Washington, D.C. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0060.

20--Middle schools: "Adviser/Advisee,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-school educators, to be held in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983; (508) 887-6263.

20-22--Education law: Convention and preconvention seminars, sponsored by the National Organization on Legal Problems in Education, to be held at the Camelback Inn in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: Mary A. Luna, NOLPE, 3601 S.W. 29th, Suite 223, Topeka, Kan. 66614; (913) 273-3550.

20-22--Foreign languages: "Foreign Languages: New Visions, New Worlds,'' annual meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German, in cooperation with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for teachers of German language, literature, and culture at all levels, to be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Ill. Contact: A.A.T.G., 112 Haddontowne Court, Suite 104, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034; (609) 795-5553; fax: (609) 795-9398.

20-22--Gay and lesbian teachers: Retreat, sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network (a committee of the Independent School Association of Massachusetts), for gay/lesbian/bisexual public- and independent-school teachers, to be held at Whispering Pines in West Greenwich, R.I. Contact: Peggy Davis, I.S.A.M., 222 Forbes Rd., Suite 105, Braintree, Mass. 02184; (617) 849-3080.

20-22--Student activities: Adviser workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals Division of Student Activities, for student-activity directors and activity, class, club, student-council, and National Honor Society advisers, to be held at the Woodfield Hilton in Chicago, Ill. Contact: NASSP/D.S.A., 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 357 or 258.

  • 20-23--Speech-language-hearing: Annual convention, sponsored by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, to be held in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: A.S.H.A., Convention and Meetings Division, 10801 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md. 20852; (301) 897-5700; fax: (301) 571-0457.

20-24--In-service education: "Leadership for the Unprecedented Challenges Ahead,'' 17th annual conference, sponsored by the National Council of States on Inservice Education, for teachers and school administrators, college faculty and administrators, and education-department, staff-development, teacher-center, professional-organization, and leadership personnel, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Harbor Island, San Diego, Calif. Contact: James F. Collins or Linda A. Pitonzo, N.C.S.I.E., 402 Huntington Hall, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. 13244-2340; (315) 443-4167.

  • 21--Community involvement: "The Whole Village: Families, Communities, Schools, and Student Success,'' national videoconference, sponsored by the Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning, to be broadcast via satellite. The videoconference is intended to help individual school communities develop, strengthen, and sustain family- and community-involvement programs. Contact: Owen Heleen or Abby Weiss, C.F.C.S.C.L., Institute for Responsive Education, 605 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass. 02215; (800) 538-1783 or (617) 353-3309.

21--Kappa Delta Pi: Regional conference, sponsored by the Kappa Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International, for chapter members and leaders within the region, to be held at Columbia University in New York City. Contact: K.D.P. International Headquarters, (800) 284-3167.

21--'Loss' education: Leader-certification workshop for the "Windows: Healing and Helping Through Loss'' program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0060.

21--Science: Public opening, sponsored by the Liberty Science Center, for families, school groups, and others interested in science, at the ìŸóŸãŸ in Jersey City, N.Y. The focus will be on hands-on activities. Contact: Suzanne Mannion, L.S.C., 251 Phillip St., New Jersey, N.J. 07304-4629; (212) 546-1477.

  • 21-23--Parents and teachers: State convention, sponsored by the Texas ðŸôŸáŸ, to be held at the Westin Hotel in Houston, Tex. Contact: Rhonda Forbes, Public Relations Specialist, Texas P.T.A., 408 West 11th St., Austin, Tex. 78701; (512) 476-6769.


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