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December

16--Middle schools: "Driving Dreams: Exploring Possibilities That Exist for Teaching and Learning as the Walls Between Disciplines Begin To Crumble,'' seminar, 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--Middle schools: "Teaching Heterogeneous Classes in the Middle School,'' 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.

  • 16-17--School scheduling: Workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held at Caesars Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

16-18--Growing skills: "Lions-Quest Skills for Growing,'' worskhop, 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 St. Louis, Mo., and Las Vegas, Nev. Contact: Q.I., 537 Jones Rd., P.O. Box 566, Granville, Ohio 43023; (800) 446-2700.

  • 18--Education goals: Quarterly national advisory meeting, sponsored by the National Education Goals Panel, for educators, policymakers, community leaders, and interested citizens, to be held at the Hyatt Regency-Washington in Washington, D.C. Contact: N.E.G.P., 1850 M St., N.W., Suite 270, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 632-0952.

January

  • 5-6--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point, Wis. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547. Registration deadline is December 29.

7--Middle schools: "Scheduling in the Middle School,'' 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.

7-10--Jazz educators: 20th annual conference, sponsored by the International Association of Jazz Educators, for jazz educators, students, musicians, and enthusiasts, to be held at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: Bill McFarlin, Executive Director, P.O. Box 724, Manhattan, Kan. 66502; (913) 776-8744; fax: (913) 776-6190.

11-13--Elementary schools: "The New Elementary School,'' mini-conference, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Professional Development Department, A.S.C.D., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

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

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

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

  • 12--Middle schools: "Inclusion of Special Needs Students in the Middle School,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for teachers from N.E.S.D.E.C.-affliated school districts, to be held in Holliston, Mass. Contact: N.E.S.D.E.C., 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

12--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 Orlando, Fla. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 13--Behavioral disorders: "Behavioral Disorders: Understanding Them and Managing Them in the Classroom,'' seminar, sponsored by the Landmark School, for parents and professionals who are involved with dyslexic individuals, to be held at the Neurodevelopmental Center, North Shore Children's Hospital, in Salem, Mass. Contact: Wendy Rubin or Lee Karpa, Landmark School, Prides Crossing, Mass. 01965-0227; (508) 927-4440.

13--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 Atlanta, Ga. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

13-14--Principals: "Enhancing Cognitive Skills and Learning Preferences: The National Association of Secondary School Principals Learning Style Profile--Level I,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

13-16--Colleges: "The Discipline(s) We Need Now,'' 79th annual meeting, sponsored by the Association of American Colleges, to be held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle, Wash. Contact: A.A.C., 1818 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009; (202) 387-3760.

13-16--Mathematics: 96th annual meeting, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, to be held in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: A.M.S., P.O. Box 6887, Providence, R.I. 02940; (401) 455-4000.

13-17--Mathematics: Convention, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America, for all mathematicians, to be held at the Convention Center in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: H. Hope Daly, Director of Meetings, or Janet Balletto, National Conference Coordinator, P.O. Box 6887, Providence, R.I. 029004; (401) 455-4137.

  • 14--Children's issues: "New Directions in Education and Public Policy,'' colloquia series, sponsored by George Washington University, to discuss issues critical to American children, to be held at the G.W.U. Club in Washington, D.C. The featured speaker will be Ann D. McLaughlin, the president and chief executive officer of the New American Schools Development Corporation. Contact: John R. Rosser, School of Education and Human Development, G.W.U., Washington, D.C. 20052; (202) 994-1449.

14--Middle schools: "Science/Math 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.

  • 14--Professional development: "Teaching 10- to 14-Year-Olds: Matching Schooling With Students,'' workshop, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, to be held at St. Marks School in Southborough, Mass. Contact: N.E.S.D.E.C., 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

14-15--Math and science: "Hands-On Math and Science,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in St. Louis, Mo. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

14-16--Early-childhood education: "Building Collaborative Groups for Early Childhood,'' institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: Professional Development Department, A.S.C.D., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

14-16--Christian schools: "Teaching in All Wisdom,'' convention, sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International, for Christian-school teachers and administrators, to be held at the First Assembly of God, 3400 Moanalua Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii. Contact: Robin Ritzema, (916) 363-2235, or A.C.S.I., 731 North Beach Blvd., La Habra, Calif. 90631, (310) 694-4791.

14-16--Principals: "Enhancing Cognitive Skills and Learning Preferences: The National Association of Secondary School Principals Learning Style Profile--Advanced,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

15-17--Montessori education: Heads' winter retreat, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for heads of Montessori schools, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: Marilyn and Jerry Burbank, (602) 483-8373.

16-17--Critical thinking: "Critical Thinking Instructional Strategies,'' two-day institute, sponsored by the Foundation for Critical Thinking, for all educators, to be held in Boston, Mass. Contact: F.C.T., 4655 Sonoma Mountain Rd., Santa Rosa, Calif. 95404; (707) 546-4926.

18--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 Bartlesville, Okla. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

18-23--Exceptional children: "Forging New Relationships,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children, for executive directors of private special-education facilities, to be held at the Sundial Beach and Tennis Resort in Sanibel Island, Fla. Contact: Mara Miller or Pamela Priebe, N.A.P.S.E.C., 1522 K St., N.W., Suite 1032, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 408-3338.

  • 19-20--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held at the Fountain Suites Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547. Registration deadline is January 12.

20-23--Principals: "Street Heat: Kids, Gangs, Guns,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

  • 21--Language arts: "Project Read: A Mainstream Language Arts Program for At-Risk Learners--The Phonology Strand,'' seminar, sponsored by the Landmark School, for parents and professionals who are involved with dyslexic individuals, to be held at the Carroll School's Garside Institute of Teacher Training in Lincoln, Mass. Contact: Wendy Rubin or Lee Karpa, Landmark School, Prides Crossing, Mass. 01965-0227; (508) 927-4440.
  • 21--Professional development: "School Law Update for 1993,'' workshop, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, to be held at St. Marks School, Southborough, Mass. Contact: N.E.S.D.E.C., 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

22--Children: "One Is the Loneliest Number: Who Are America's New 'Orphans' and How Can We Educate Them?,'' eighth annual conference, sponsored by the Elementary School Center, to be held at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan, New York City. The conference is for interdisciplinary child-serving professionals, including educators, social workers, and health-care professionals, as well as policymakers, government and foundation officials, parents, and education journalists. Contact: Rosalie Adia, E.S.C., 2 E. 103rd St., New York, N.Y. 10029; (212) 289-5929.

  • 23--Dyslexia: "When Smart Kids Don't Learn, Part II,'' fifth annual coastal conference, sponsored by the Central California branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society, for parents, educators, administrators, psychologists, physicians, and adults with learning problems, to be held at the Monterey Conference Center in Monterey, Calif. Contact: Marian L. Kirkbride, Conference Coordinator, C.C.B.-O.D.S., Fifth Annual Coastal Conference, P.O. Box 924, Pebble Beach, Calif. 93953; (408) 649-1770.

23--Montessori education: "Discipline: The Path to Freedom,'' symposium, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for teachers and parents, to be held in Indian Harbor, Fla. Contact: Cynthia Thomas, (407) 777-1480.

  • 23--Psychology: "Rational Emotive Therapy for Educators,'' seminar, sponsored by the Illinois Renewal Institute Group, to be held in Palatine, Ill. Contact: I.R.I.G., 200 E. Wood St., Suite 274, Palatine, Ill. 60067; (800) 348-4474, ext. 210.

23-24--Critical thinking: "Critical Thinking Instructional Strategies,'' two-day institute, sponsored by the Foundation for Critical Thinking, for all educators, to be held in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: F.C.T., 4655 Sonoma Mountain Rd., Santa Rosa, Calif. 95404; (707) 546-4926.

24-26--Independent schools: 23rd annual conference, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the National Association of Independent Schools, for school fund-raisers, heads, and trustees, to be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. Registration deadline is January 10. Contact: Independent Schools Office, CASE, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 328-5971.

25--Psychology: "Practical Psychology,'' workshop, sponsored by the Independent School Association of Massachusetts, for elementary-, middle-, and secondary-school teachers, to be held at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Mass. Contact: Peggy Davis, I.S.A.M., 222 Forbes Rd., Suite 105, Braintree, Mass. 02184; (617) 849-3080.

  • 25-26--School scheduling: "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held at the Doubletree Hotel Pasadena in Pasadena, Calif. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547. Registration deadline is January 18.

26--Middle schools: "Math/Science, Language Arts, Foreign Language, Social Studies, Job-A-Like,'' conferences, 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.

  • 26--Reading: "Reading Recovery Discoveries, Grades K-2,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, to be held at the Old Rochester Rural School District, Matapoisett, Mass. Contact: N.E.S.D.E.C., 83 Boston, Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

26-29--Socratic workshop: Seminar, sponsored by the San Diego (Calif.) City Schools, for K-12 educators, to be held at the Socratic Seminars Center in La Jolla, Calif. Registration deadline is December 26. Contact: Dennis Gray, Socratic Seminars, 1056 Nautilus St., La Jolla, Calif. 92037; (800) 354-3544.

27--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 Baton Rouge, La. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

27-28--School teams: "From Conflict to Consensus: Building a School Team,'' 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., (602) 965-2282.

27-29--Learning: "Facilitating the Learning Organization,'' institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Seattle, Wash. Contact: Professional Development Department, A.S.C.D., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

27-30--Principals: "The Future Is Now! Technology Innovations Impacting Education,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in cooperation with Apple Computer Inc., to be held in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

28--Aesthetic realism: "The Success of the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method: Students Learn, Prejudice Is Defeated!,'' seminar, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, to be held in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, A.R.F., 141 Greene St., New York, N.Y. 10012; (212) 777-4490.

28-29--Christian schools: "Teaching in All Wisdom,'' convention, sponsored by the Association of Christian Schools International, for Christian-school teachers and administrators, to be held at the Williamsburg Hilton and National Convention Center, 50 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Glenn Schultz, (404) 985-5840, or A.C.S.I., 731 North Beach Blvd., La Habra, Calif. 90631, (310) 694-4791.

28-29--Math and science: "Hands-On Math and Science,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in San Antonio, 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.

  • 28-29--School scheduling: "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held at the Doubletree Hotel Austin in Austin, Tex. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547. Registration deadline January 21.

28-30--Technology: "Technology and Reading/Learning Difficulties: Integrating Technology Across the Curriculum,'' 11th annual national conference, sponsored by Educational Computer Conferences, to be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference is for classroom teachers, learning-disability specialists, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, speech and language specialists, administrators, English-as-a-second-language instructors, youth-authority specialists, special-education instructors, adult-literacy coordinators, and technology coordinators. Contact: E.C.C., Dept. N, 1070 Crows Nest Way, Richmond, Calif. 94803; (800) 255-2218 or (510) 222-1249.

29-30--Gifted and talented: 13th annual Curriculum Conference on the Gifted and Talented, sponsored by the National/State Leadership Training Institute on the Gifted and Talented, with the Ventura County (Calif.) Superintendent of Schools Office, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Tex. The focus will be on developing an outcome-based differentiated curriculum. Registration deadline is December 28. Contact: Bounchuey Orense, N/S-L.T.I.-G/T, Hilton Center, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1142, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017; (213) 489-7470.

29-31--Student activities: Adviser workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals Divison of Student Activities, for student-activity directors and activity, class, club, student-council, and National Honor Society advisers, to be held at the Orlando Hyatt in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NASSP/D.S.A., 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 357 or 258.

31-February 2--Experienced teachers: "Experienced Teachers,'' workshop, sponsored by the Independent School Association of Massachusetts, for elementary-, middle-, and secondary-school teachers, to be held at the Stone House in Rhode Island. Contact: Peggy Davis, I.S.A.M., 222 Forbes Rd., Suite 105, Braintree, Mass. 02184; (617) 849-3080.

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