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March

15--Reading: "Parents Sharing Books,'' training-of-trainers seminar, sponsored by the Family Literacy Center and Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Richmond, Va. The seminar is designed to show parents how to become involved in their children's education and to encourage their elementary school and middle school children to read selected books and share their ideas about them. Contact: P.D.K.I., Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, (800) 766-1156, or (800) 759-4723.

15-16--Microcomputers: "Project 2000: Telecommunications and Networking,'' 13th annual Microcomputers in Education conference, sponsored by the Arizona State University College of Education, the Arizona Department of Education, the Sun Valley Computer Council, and the Arizona School Administrators, for beginner and experienced computer users, to be held in the Memorial Union Building at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. Contact: Michelle Bailey, Conference Co-Director, Microcomputers in Education Conference, A.S.U., Community Services Center, Tempe, Ariz. 85287-0908; (602) 965-7363; fax: (602) 965-8887.

15-17--Education and technology: 10th annual Midwest Education and Technology conference, sponsored by the Regional Consortium for Education and Technology, for educators, administrators, and professionals interested in educational technology and integration strategies, to be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in St. Louis, Mo. Areas of discussion will include multimedia, distance education, educational computing, and related educational-technology applications. Contact: Linda Barkman, Conference Coordinator, R.C.E.T., 13480 S. Outer Forty Rd., Suite 101, Chesterfield, Mo. 63017; (314) 851-0085, ext. 108; fax: (314) 851-0047.

15-20--Reform: "The Impact of Educational Reform in a Comparative Perspective,'' 1993 annual conference, sponsored by the Comparative and International Education Society, for members and nonmembers of the C.I.E.S., to be held at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. Proposal deadline for Stage 2 is November 15; preregistration deadline is January 15. Contact: David N. Wilson, Conference Manager, C.I.E.S. Conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M56 1v6; (416) 923-6641, ext. 2321; fax: (416) 926-4725; or Mike Basile/Josh Muskin, Learning Systems Institute, 919 West College Ave., #3 R-19, Tallahassee, Fla. 32306-4041; (904) 644-5442; fax: (904) 644-3783.

16--Science teaching: "Collaborative Science Teaching in the Middle School,'' sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for regional state legislators, school board members, and school superintendents, to be held in Granby, Conn. Contact: N.E.S.D.E.C., 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

16-17--Reading: "Parents as Tutors: A Hands-On Reading Program,'' seminar, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International and the Illinois Renewal Institute Group, for professionals in school systems and community organizations involved in parent education, to be held at the Holiday Inn, 1501 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., in Washington, D.C. Contact: P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

17--Reading: "Parents Sharing Books,'' training-of-trainers seminar, sponsored by the Family Literacy Center and Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Charleston, W.Va. The seminar is designed to show parents how to become involved in their children's education and to encourage their elementary school and middle school children to read selected books and share their ideas about them. Contact: P.D.K.I., Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, (800) 766-1156, or (800) 759-4723.

17-19--At-risk youths: "Reclaiming Youth At Risk,'' 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.

17-20--Education finance: "Striving for Excellence and Equity: Education Finance in the Next Century,'' annual conference, sponsored by the American Education Finance Association, for those interested in school finance, to be held at the Albuquerque Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: George R. Babigian, Executive Director, A.E.F.A., 5249 Cape Leyete Dr., Sarasota, Fla. 34242; (813) 349-7580.

17-20--Technology: "Technology and Teacher Education,'' fourth annual conference, sponsored by the Society for Technology and Teacher Education of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, to be held at the Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel in San Diego, Calif. Deadline for proposals is October 2. Contact: A.A.C.E., P.O. Box 2966, Charlottesville, Va. 22902; (804) 973-3987; fax: (804) 978-7449.

18--School achievement: "Self-Concept and School Achievement,'' seminar, sponsored by the McGill Center for Educational Leadership, for K-12 teachers and administrators, to be held at the M.C.E.L. at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: Rachel Zuckerman, M.C.E.L., M.U., 3724 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044; fax: (514) 398-8260.

18-19--Children: "Teaching Children To Care,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Ann Arbor, Mich. 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--Industry and education: "Shaping the Future of Education and Workforce Preparation: Action Strategies for Industry-Education Collaboration,'' 1993 "showcase'' conference, sponsored by the National Association for Industry-Education Cooperation and the Industry Education Council of California, to be held at the Hyatt Airport Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. Contact: N.A.I.E.C., 235 Hendricks Blvd., Buffalo, N.Y. 14226; (716) 834-7047.

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 Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: P.D.K. International, Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

18-19--Math and science: "Hands-On Math and Science,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Peoria, Ill. 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--Dyslexia: "Language and Medical Symposia,'' 20th annual conference, sponsored by the New York branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society Inc., to be held at the New York Sheraton Hotel in New York City. Contact: N.Y.B.-O.D.S., 71 W. 23rd St., Suite 1500, New York, N.Y. 10010; (212) 691-1930.

18-20--English: Spring conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for elementary- and secondary-school teachers, to be held in Richmond, Va. Contact: Membership Service Representative, N.C.T.E., 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; (217) 328-3870.

18-20--Independent schools: Annual conference, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, for teachers, administrators, and trustees, to be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La. Contact: Richard W. Ekdahl, Executive Director, I.S.A.S., P.O. Box 52297, Tulsa, Okla. 74152-0297; (914) 749-5927.

18-20--Learing disabilities: Spring regional conference, sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, for special educators and professionals in related fields who work with individuals with learning disabilities, to be held at the Sheraton City Centre in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Kirsten McBride, Executive Secretary, C.L.D., P.O. Box 40303, Overland, Kan. 66204; (913) 492-8755.

18-20--Principals: "Middle-Level Conference: The Long Conference,'' sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

18-21--Desegregation: "Our Nation's Future: Diversity and Equity,'' 14th annual national conference, sponsored by the National Committee for School Desegregation, the Southwest Center for Educational Equity at the Southwest Regional Laboratory, and the San Diego Unified School District, to be held at the Doubletree Hotel at Horton Plaza in San Diego, Calif. The conference will focus on programs and practices that raise the performance of all students, particularly from ethnically diverse populations, as well as the issues of diversity, equity, and cultural education. Contact: Phyliss Coston, Administrative Assistant, Southwest Regional Laboratory, 4665 Lampson Ave., Los Alamitos, Calif. 90720.

19--Active parenting: Leader-certification workshop for the Active Parenting Discussion Program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in Detroit, Mich. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0600.

19--'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. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0060.

19--Reading: "Parents Sharing Books,'' training-of-trainers seminar, sponsored by the Family Literacy Center and Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Louisville, Ky. The seminar is designed to show parents how to become involved in their children's education and to encourage their elementary school and middle school children to read selected books and share their ideas about them. Contact: P.D.K.I., Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, (800) 766-1156, or (800) 759-4723.

19--School data: "In Support of Our Nation's Schools: Interpreting the Data,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held at the Holiday Inn Southwest in St. Louis, Mo. Topics will include trends on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, achievement-test trends, international comparisons, costs of education, education and jobs, education and international competitiveness, and how schools can improve. Contact: P.D.K.I., Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

19-20--Education and the workforce: "Making Tomorrow's Workforce,'' conference, sponsored by the National Puerto Rican Forum, to be held at Merrill, Lynch & Company, World Financial Center, New York City. The conference will deal with employment, training, and education. Contact: Marta Garcia, N.P.R.F., 31 E. 32nd St., 4th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10016; (212) 685-2311.

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

20--Elementary school principals: 60th anual convention, sponsored by the New York City Elementary School Principals Association, to be held at the New York Hilton. Contact: N.Y.C.E.S.P.A., 80-20 87th Rd., Woodhaven, N.Y. 11421; (718) 296-6145 or (718) 264-0417.

20--Montessori education: "Discipline: The Path to Freedom,'' symposium, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for teachers and parents, to be held in Lexington, Mass. Contact: William Maier, (617) 862-8571.

20--TESOL and content: "Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL): Teaching for Content for K-12,'' workshop, sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University, for K-12 educators, to be held at the college in New York City. Contact: T.C.-C.U., Office of Continuing Professional Education, Box 132, New York, N.Y. 10027; (212) 678-3987.

21-23--Principals: "The National Association of Secondary School Principals Comprehensive Assessment of School Environments-Information Management Systems School Improvement Process,'' conference, sponsored by the association, to be held in Denver, Colo. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

21-24--Dropout prevention: Fifth national conference, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education and the National Dropout Prevention Network, for educators, business leaders, community-organization officials, and parents, to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: Marilyn Beck, Chairperson, Fifth National Dropout Prevention Conference, G.D.E., Office of Instructional Services, Twin Towers East, Atlanta, Ga. 30334-5040; (404) 656-2423.

21-24--Technology: "Rethinking the Roles of Technology in Education,'' conference, sponsored by the Computer City Direct and the Tandy Corporation, to be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. The conference will discuss the social, political, and philosophical aspects of technology and education as well as technical and pedagogical aspects. Contact: Jamie Alexander, C.C.D., 1600 One Tandy Center, Fort Worth, Tex. 76102; (817) 390-3053.

22--At-risk students: "Preventing Student Failure,'' seminar, sponsored by the McGill Center for Educational Leadership, for K-12 teachers and administrators, to be held at the M.C.E.L. at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: Rachel Zuckerman, M.C.E.L., M.U., 3724 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044; fax: (514) 398-8260.

22--Reading: "Parents Sharing Books,'' training-of-trainers seminar, sponsored by the Family Literacy Center and Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. The seminar is designed to show parents how to become involved in their children's education and to encourage their elementary school and middle school children to read selected books and share their ideas about them. Contact: P.D.K.I., Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, (800) 766-1156, or (800) 759-4723.

22-26--Science: Conference, sponsored by the National Science Resources Center of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution, for scientists and engineers from academia, industry, and government interested in becoming active partners in improving science instruction for K-12, to be held at the University of California at San Francisco. (Attendance is limited to 30.) Contact: Director of Outreach, N.S.R.C./Smithsonian Institution, 900 Jefferson Dr., S.W., Room 1201, Washington, D.C. 20560; (202) 287-2063.

23--Science: "Kits in Classrooms: Successful Science in Action, Grades K-6,'' sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for regional state legislators, school board members, and school superintendents, to be held at the North Middlesex (Mass.) Rural School District in Raynham, Mass. Contact: N.E.S.D.E.C., 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

23-24--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, Director of National College Fairs, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222.

23-24--Parents and teachers: "Legislative Days Conference,'' sponsored by the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers, to be held at the Omni Hotel in Austin, Tex. Topics will include gangs and violence in schools, site-based decisionmaking, successful parental involvement, and family-literacy programs. Contact: Texas PTA, 11th St., Austin, Tex. 78701; (512) 476-6769.

24--Education reform: "Overview of Assisting Change in Education,'' 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.

24--At-risk students: "Preventing Student Failure,'' seminar, sponsored by the McGill Center for Educational Leadership, for K-12 teachers and administrators, to be held at the M.C.E.L. at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: Rachel Zuckerman, M.C.E.L., M.U., 3724 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044; fax: (514) 398-8260.

24--Reading: "Parents Sharing Books,'' training-of-trainers seminar, sponsored by the Family Literacy Center and Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Columbus, Ohio. The seminar is designed to show parents how to become involved in their children's education and to encourage their elementary school and middle school children to read selected books and share their ideas about them. Contact: P.D.K.I., Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156, (800) 766-1156, or (800) 759-4723.

24-25--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 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.

24-26--At-risk youths: "Saving Students At Risk,'' 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.I., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

24-26--Curriculum: "Designing Integrated Curriculum With 4-Mat,'' 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.I., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

24-26--Educational change: "A Seven-Step Process for Managing Change,'' 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.I., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

24-26--Educational change: "Dimensions,'' 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.

24-26--Elementary schools: "Integrated Thematic Instruction in the Elementary School,'' 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.

24-26--Learning: "Mind, Memory, and Learning,'' 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.

24-26--Thinking: "Assessing Thinking,'' 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.

24-27--Children: "Southern Priorities: Strengthening Children, Families, and Communities,'' conference, sponsored by the Southern Association on Children Under Six, for persons engaged in the care and education of young children and in providing services to their families, to be held at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Miss. Contact: Jane Alexander, Director of Administrative Services, S.A.C.U.S., P.O. Box 5403, Little Rock, Ark. 72215-5403; (501) 663-0353.

24-28--Physical education: 108th annual convention, sponsored by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, to be held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The convention is for health and physical educators, coaches, athletic directors, and university professors. Contact: Mary Beth Kotowski, A.A.H.P.E.R.D., 1900 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 476-3400.

  • 25--'Untracking' schools: "The Challenge of Untracking the Public High School,'' sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for regional state legislators, school board members, and school superintendents, to be held in North Berwick, Mass. Contact: N.E.S.D.E.C., 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

25-26--Children: "Teaching Children To Care,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Baltimore, Md. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

25-26--Cooperative learning: "Making Informed Decisions About Cooperative Learning,'' 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.

25-26--Diversity: "Meeting the Challenge of Diversity in a Learning Community,'' 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.

25-26--Early-childhood education: "Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Education,'' 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.

25-26--Gifted and talented: "Challenging the Gifted in the Regular Classroom,'' conference, sponsored by the National/State Leadership Training Institute on the Gifted and the Talented and the Ventura County (Calif.) Schools, to be held at the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: Bounchuey Orense, N/S-L.T.I.-G./T., Hilton Center, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1142, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017; (213) 489-7470.

25-26--Middle schools: "Shaping Successful Middle School Communities,'' 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.

25-26--Learning: "Developing Learner Responsibility,'' 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.

25-26--Outcome-based education: "Transformational Outcome-Based Education,'' 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.

25-26--Learning: "Student Learning and Performance,'' 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.

25-26--Learning: "Designing Contexts for Rich Learning: Tapping the Unschooled Mind,'' 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.

25-26--Self-esteem: "Breaking the Cycle of Failure: Building Self-Esteem,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Tex., area. Contact: P.D.K. International, Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

25-26--School culture: "Using School Culture as a School Improvement Tool,'' 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.

25-26--Staff development: "Long-Range Planning for Staff Development,'' 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.

25-26--Technology: "Technology, the Classroom, and You,'' conference, sponsored by the Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association and the Maryland Department of Education, for teachers interested in sharing ideas on using technology with their students, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Lesley Robinson, M.I.C.C.A., c/o George C. Matisick, St. Mary's County Public Schools, Division of Instruction, Route 5, Loveville, Md. 20656; (301) 475-5511.

25-26--Thinking: "Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking,'' 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.

25-27--Early-childhood education: 44th annual conference, sponsored by the Southern Association on Children Under Six, for teachers, teacher-educators, child-care administrators, Head Start workers, and others who work with young children, to be held in Biloxi, Miss. Contact: S.A.C.U.S., P.O. Box 5403, Little Rock, Ark. 72215-5403; (501) 663-0353.

25-27--'Quality schools': "Creating the Quality School,'' second national conference, sponsored by the College of Continuing Education and the College of Education at the University of Oklahoma and the Center for the Study of Small/Rural Schools, to be held at the Holiday Inn Airport West in Oklahoma City, Okla. Topics will include exemplary programs, school restructuring, outcome-based education, teacher effectiveness, site-based management, and state and national reform efforts; the conference is open to administrators, teachers, school board members, state education department personnel, higher-education faculty members, and community leaders. Contact: C.S.S./R.S.-U.O.-C.C.E., 555 E. Constitution St., Room 213, Norman, Okla. 73037-0005; (405) 325-2248 or (800) 522-0722, ext. 2248.

  • 25-27--Social studies: "Challenging the Future on Our 90th Anniversary,'' regional conference, sponsored by the Middle States Council of the National Council for the Social Studies, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, Md. Contact: Sister Ann Jordan, Program Chair, Queen of Peace High School, 191 Rutherford Pl., North Arlington, N.J. 07032; exhibitors should contact: Robert Smith, 103 Kentucky Ave., S.E., #2, Washington, D.C. 20003-1447.

26--Active parenting: Leader-certification workshop for the Active Parenting Discussion Program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in Long Island, N.Y. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0600.

  • 26--Elementary education: "The Responsive Classroom Workshop: Teaching the Social Curriculum,'' sponsored by the Northeast Foundation for Children Inc., for elementary school educators, to be held at the Greenfield Center School in Greenfield, Mass. Contact: Jed Proujansky, N.F.C., 71 Montague City Rd., Greenfield, Mass. 01301; (413) 772-2066.

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

26--School data: "In Support of Our Nation's Schools: Interpreting the Data,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held at the Holiday Inn Airport East in Louisville, Ky. Topics will include trends on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, achievement-test trends, international comparisons, costs of education, education and jobs, education and international competitiveness, and how schools can improve. Contact: P.D.K.I., Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

26-27--Diversity and education: "The Third Biennial Hollis L. Caswell Conference: Teaching for Diversity--Issues for the 90's,'' workshop, sponsored by Teachers College, Columbia University, for educators at the pre-kindergarten to adult level, to be held at the college in New York City. Contact: T.C.-C.U., Office of Continuing Professional Education, Box 132, New York, N.Y. 10027; (212) 678-3987.

26-27--Mathematics: Meeting, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, to be held in Knoxville, Tenn. Contact: A.M.S., P.O. Box 6887, Providence, R.I. 02940; (401) 455-4000.

26-27--School law: Continuing-legal-education seminar, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school attorneys, school-board members, and administrators, to be held in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: N.S.B.A., 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 838-6738.

26-28--Montessori education: National conference, sponsored by the National Center for Montessori Education, for Montessori teachers, administrators, and parents, to be held at the Hyatt Newporter Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. Contact: Kristin Cook, N.C.M.E., P.O. Box 1543, Roswell, Ga. 30077; (404) 434-1128.

27--Active parenting: Leader-certification workshop for the Active Parenting Discussion Program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in Boston, Mass. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0600.

27--Education reform: "The Politics of Educational Reform: Focus on Language and Culture,'' program, sponsored by Lehigh University's College of Education, for teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, psychologists, school board members, and community leaders, to be held at the university in Bethlehem, Pa. Contact: Joanne Walker, L.U., Office of Summer Studies, 205 Johnson Hall, Bethlehem, Pa. 18015; (215) 758-3934.

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

27-30--Learning: "Creative Learning Communities: A Call for Bold Alliances and Commitments,'' annual conference, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Washington, D.C. The focus will be on transforming the learning environment, cultural diversity and social issues, systemic change, and other topics. Contact: Margaret Murphy or Mary Jones, A.S.C.D., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1403; (703) 549-9110, ext. 317 and 328; fax: (703) 549-3891.

27-30--School boards: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National School Board's Association, to be held in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Teresa Dumouchlle, N.S.B.A., 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 838-6738.

27-31--Principals: Annual convention, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school principals, teachers, and exhibitors, to be held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: June Million, N.A.E.S.P., 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-3483; (703) 684-3345.

28-30--Drug abuse and violence: "Prevention Through Education: Schools and Communities Working to Safeguard Our Children,'' conference, sponsored by the Midwest Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities and the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, to be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Hotel in Chicago, Ill. The conference will discuss school and community alcohol- and drug-abuse-prevention programs and provide strategies for dealing with violence in schools. Contact: M.R.C.D.F.S.C., 1900 Spring Rd., Suite 300, Oak Brook, Ill. 60521; (708) 571-4710.

28-30--Distance learning: "Distance Learning Week,'' sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association, as a way to promote the achievements and applications of distance learning. Contact: Patrick S. Portway, Executive Director, U.S.D.L.A., Box 5129, San Ramon, Calif. 94583; (510) 820-5845.

28-31--Elementary school prinicipals: "The Golden Gate to Success,'' annual convention, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary-school principals, middle-school principals, and superintendents, to be held at the Moscone Center and San Francisco Marriott in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Marguerite Leishman, Director of Conventions; Lisa Wachter, Conventions Assistant; or Kim Cappucio, Exhibit Manager, N.A.E.S.P., 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 684-3345.

28-31--Middle schools: 12th annual conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-school educators, to be held in Hyannis, Mass. Contact: N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983; (508) 887-6263.

28-April 1--Principals: "Authentic Assessment: New Modes of Measuring Student Achievement,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in Bermuda. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

  • 29--Elementary education: "The Responsive Classroom Workshop: Teaching the Social Curriculum,'' sponsored by the Northeast Foundation for Children Inc., for elementary school educators, to be held at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. Contact: Jed Proujansky, N.F.C., 71 Montague City Rd, Greenfield, Mass. 01301; (413) 772-2066.

30--Environmental education: "Developing Curriculum Using Environmental Themes in the High School,'' sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for regional state legislators, school board members, and school superintendents, to be held in Amherst, N.H. Contact: N.E.S.D.E.C., 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

30-31--Children: "Teaching Children To Care,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Louisville, Ky. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

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