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13-16--Space: Ninth national space symposium, sponsored by the United States Space Foundation, for space professionals, educators, members of Congress, and others interested in current space events and issues, to be held at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Sprngs, Colo. Contact: U.S.S.F., 1525 Vapor Trail, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80916; (719) 550-1000.

13-17--English: "Designing Our World,'' 27th annual convention and exposition, sponsored by Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, for language professionals, teachers, administrators, researchers, and others who deal with English-as-a-second-language students, to be held at the Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta, Ga. Deadline for proposals is May 1. Contact: TESOL, 1600 Cameron St., Suite 300, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 836-0774; fax: (703) 836-7864.

14--Education policy: "School Practice and Education Policy,'' annual spring forum, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education Alumni Association, Phi Delta Kappa (Tau Chapter), Pi Lambda Theta (Philadelphia Area Chapter), the G.S.E. Graduate Student Association, and the Undergraduate Education Society, to be held on the campus in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: Gina Lind, Development and Alumni Relations, Graduate School of Education, 3700 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-6216; (215) 898-9794.

14--'MegaSkills': "Learn More About MegaSkills and How They Work,'' two seminars, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, the Home and Skill Institute, and the Amy Beverland Elementary School, for K-8 educators and counselors, to be held at the Amy Beverland Elementary School in Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: P.D.K., Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156.

14-15--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 Jackson, Miss. 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--Thinking: "Thoughtful Education: Teaching for Creative Thinking,'' seminar, sponsored by the McGill Centre for Educational Leadership, for K-12 educators, 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.

14-16--Outcome-based schools: "Celebrating Human Growth and Development Through Success for All,'' first annual conference, sponsored by the Network for Outcome-Based Schools, for teachers, school administrators, school board members, parents, and community members, to be held in Plymouth, Mich. Contact: Plymouth-Canton Schools, (313) 451-3189.

14-17--Principals: "Team Approach to Drugs, Alcohol, Suicide: Crisis Thru Prevention,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in West Palm Beach, Fla. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

15--Child abuse: "Schools and Child Abuse,'' workshop, sponsored by the Independent School Association of Massachusetts, for elementary-, middle-, and secondary-school teachers, counselors, and administrators, to be held in Boston, Mass. Contact: Peggy Davis, I.S.A.M., 222 Forbes Rd., Suite 105, Braintree, Mass. 02184; (617) 849-3080.

15--Education policy: "New Directions in Education and Public Policy,'' colloquia series, sponsored by George Washington University, to be held at the G.W.U. Club in Washington, D.C. The featured speaker will be Albert Shanker, the president of the American Federation of Teachers. Contact: John R. Rosser, School of Education and Human Development, G.W.U., Washington, D.C. 20052; (202)994-1449.

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

15--Thinking: "Thoughtful Education: Teaching for Creative Thinking,'' seminar, sponsored by the McGill Centre for Educational Leadership, for K-12 educators, 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.

15-16--Children: "Teaching Children To Care,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in the Buffalo-Rochester, N.Y., 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.

15-16--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International and Educators for Social Responsibility, for K-6 educators, to be held at the Holiday Inn in Eugene, Ore. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 15-16--Gifted and talented: "Challenging the Gifted in the Regular Classroom,'' conference, sponsored by the National/State Leadership Training Institute on the Gifted & Talented, to be held at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-South in Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Bounchuey Orense, N./S.-L.T.I.-G./T., Hilton Center, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1142, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017; (213) 489-7470.

15-16--Student motivation: "Enhancing Student Motivation: A Multicultural Perspective,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

15-17--High schools: "The New High School: Preparing for the 21st Century,'' institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Portland, Ore. Contact: Professional Development Department, A.S.C.D., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

15-17--Teacher education: "Mid-America Challenge: Educating Teachers in Urban and Rural Settings,'' regional clinic, sponsored by the mid-America regional clinic of the Association of Teacher Educators, for teacher educators, to be held at the Airport Hilton in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Candace B. Wells, (316) 689-3322, or A.T.E., 1900 Association Dr., Suite ATE, Reston, Va. 22091-1502, (703) 620-3110.

15-18--Foreign language: "Reflecting on Proficiency From the Classroom Perspective,'' 40th-anniversary meeting, sponsored by the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, to be held at the New York Hilton and Towers in New York City. Contact: Northeast Conference Registration, 200 Twin Oaks Terrace, Suite 16, South Burlington, Vt. 05403; (802) 863-9939.

16--Active parenting: Leader-certification workshop for the Active Parenting Discussion Program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in Minneapolis, Minn., and St. Louis, Mo. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0600.

16--Active parenting: Leader-certification Workshop for the Active Parenting Discussion Program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0060.

  • 16--Arts education: "The Arts Are Magic Festival,'' performances, exhibitions, and workshops for children with and without special needs, sponsored by Washington Very Special Arts along with a variety of corporate sponsors, to be held at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Contact: Katy Smith, Festival Coordinator, (202) 939-5008 or -939-5143.

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

  • 16--National education goals: Public hearings on collegiate assessment, for responses to recommendations made by a task force targeting National Education Goal 5, sponsored by the National Education Goals Panel, to be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: Edward J. Fuentes, N.E.G.P., 1850 M St., N.W., Suite 270, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 632-0952.

16--School data: "In Support of Our Nation's Schools: Interpreting the Data,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held at the Marriott Hotel in Richmond, Va. 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.

17--Careers in education: "Third Annual Careers in Education Exposition for Culturally Diverse Educators,'' job fair, sponsored by a consortium of schools from around the country for the recruitment of teachers, diagnostic professionals, and administrators, to be held at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Convention Centre in New York City. The fair is geared especially to minority and bilingual candidates and those in such fields as English as a second language, bilingual education, special education, occupational education, and physical therapy. Superintendents and administrators in charge of personnel should contact: Fred Greenspan, (516) 799-2273 or (800) 935-1855, ext. 990.

17--Public relations: "Public Relations for Education and Non-Profits Serving Children,'' workshop, offered by the New York University School of Continuing Education, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the school in New York City. Contact: N.Y.U./Management Institute, (212) 988-7219.

17-18--Critical thinking: "Critical Thinking Instructional Strategies,'' two-day institute, sponsored by the Foundation for Critical Thinking, for all educators, to be held in Portland, Ore. Contact: F.C.T., 4655 Sonoma Mountain Rd., Santa Rosa, Calif. 95404; (707) 546-4926.

17-18--Mathematics: Meeting, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: A.M.S., P.O. Box 6887, Providence, R.I. 02940; (401) 455-4000.

18--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, Director of National College Fairs, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222.

18-20--Principals: "The Middle-Level Curriculum: What Should It Be?,'' middle-level conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in St. Louis, Mo. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

  • 18-20--School renewal: "Sunriver Spring Exchange,'' conference, sponsored by the National Network for Educational Renewal and the Bend LaPine (Ore.) Schools, for teachers, administrators, and parents concerned with school renewal, to be held at the Sunriver resort near Bend, Ore. Contact: Cameron Clark, (503) 389-0995, or Richard W. Clark, (206) 747-3280.

18-21--Dyslexia: "Language and Literacy in the 1990's,'' 43rd annual conference, sponsored by the Orton Dyslexia Society, for those interested in dyslexia, to be held at the Clarion Hotel and Cincinnati Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact: O.D.S., 8600 LaSalle Rd., 382 Chester Building, Baltimore, Md. 21286-2044; (410) 296-0232 or (800) 222-3123.

18-21--Federally impacted schools: Spring conference, sponsored by the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, for school superintendents, administrators, and school-board members, to be held at the Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Contact: Barbara F. Balduman, Associate Director, N.A.F.I.S., 444 North Capitol St., N.W., Suite 419, Washington, D.C. 20001; (202) 624-5455.

18-21--Technology: "Technological Literacy: Life and Work,'' conference, sponsored by the International Technology Education Association, for precollegiate technology-education teachers, members of boards of education, school prinicipals, technology educators from universities, and mathematics and science educators, to be held at the Omni Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. Deadline for preregistration is March 19. Deadline for presenters is September 15. Contact: I.T.E.A.. 1914 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-2100.

19--Active parenting: Leadership-certification workshop for the Active Parenting of Teens Program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in Detroit, Mich. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0060.

20--Youth service: "National Youth Service Day '93,'' a special day sponsored by Youth Service America, for program directors, teachers, and youths. Contact: Paula Mitchell or Aulani Wilhelm, Y.S.A., 1319 F St., N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20004; (202) 783-8855.

20-21--Multiple intelligence: "Teaching for Multiple Intelligences: Seven Ways of Knowing,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 21--National education goals: Meeting, National Education Goals Panel, to be held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Neb. Open to the public; agenda includes consideration of a core set of data elements for use in student-record systems, review of a new indicator development for Goal 3, discussion of major standards-setting efforts, and a demonstration of the use of technology in achieving the goals. Contact: Public Information Officer, N.E.G.P., 1850 M Street, N.W., Suite 270, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 632-0952.

21-23--Curriculum: "The Design and Implementation of Interdisciplinary Curriculums: A Miniconference,'' sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Denver, Colo. Contact: Professional Development Department, A.S.C.D., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

21-24--Principals: "Learning and Renewing the School: Creating a Total Community of Learners,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

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

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

22-23--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International and Educators for Social Responsibility, for K-6 educators, to be held at two locations: the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel at Philadelphia National Airport in Philadelphia, Pa., and the Marriott Airport Hotel in Kansas City, 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.

  • 22-23--Gifted and talented: "Challenging the Gifted in the Regular Classroom,'' conference, sponsored by the National/State Leadership Training Institute on the Gifted & Talented, to be held at the Portland Marriott Hotel in Portland, Ore. Contact: Bounchuey Orense, N./S.-L.T.I.-G./T., Hilton Center, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1142, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017; (213) 489-7470.

22-23--Math and science: "Hands-On Math and Science,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Utica, N.Y. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

22-23--Multiple intelligence: "Teaching for Multiple Intelligences: Seven Ways of Knowing,'' 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.

  • 22-23--Proposal writing: "Proposal Power,'' workshop in grant-proposal writing, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Milwaukee, Wis. Contact: P.D.K. International--Dissemination, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156.

22-23--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 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.

22-23--Student motivation: "Enhancing Student Motivation: A Multicultural Perspective,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Albany, N.Y. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

22-23--Grant proposals: "Proposal Power,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Milwaukee, Wis. The workshop is designed to show educators how to select an appropriate source of grant funding and to develop and write an effective proposal. Contact: Suzanne Brown, P.D.K. International, Eighth and Union Streets, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156.

22-24--Alternative certification: "Diversity in Teacher Preparation for the 21st Century,'' third national conference on alternative certification of teachers, sponsored by the Texas Alternative Certification Association, Texas A&M University, and Prairie View University, for those in alternative-certification programs, to be held at Texas A&M in College Station, Tex. Contact: Marc T. Horn, Conference Chairman, College of Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Tex. 77843-3257; (409) 845-2956.

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

23--Careers in education: "Third Annual Careers in Education Exposition for Culturally Diverse Educators,'' job fair, sponsored by a consortium of schools from around the country, for the recruitment of teachers, diagnostic professionals, and administrators, to be held at the Hilton & Towers in Philadelphia, Pa. The fair is geared especially to minority and bilingual candidates and those in such fields as English as a second language, bilingual education, special education, occupational education, and physical therapy. Superintendents and administrators in charge of personnel should contact: Fred Greenspan, (516) 799-2273 or (800) 935-1855, ext. 990.

  • 23-24--Gifted students: "High Potential at Risk: Taking a Positive Approach,'' sixth annual conference, sponsored by the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students, for teachers, counselors, administrators, gifted-and-talented specialists, and parents, to be held at Portland State University in Portland, Ore. Contact: F. Richard Olenchak, College of Education, University of Alabama, Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35487-0231.

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

24--Careers in education: "Third Annual Careers in Education Exposition for Culturally Diverse Educators,'' job fair, sponsored by a consortium of schools from around the country, for the recruitment of teachers, diagnostic professionals, and administrators, to be held at the Sheraton New Carrollton in New Carrollton, Md. The fair is geared especially to minority and bilingual candidates and those in such fields as English as a second language, bilingual education, special education, occupational education, and physical therapy. Superintendents and administrators in charge of personnel should contact: Fred Greenspan, (516) 799-2273 or (800) 935-1855, ext. 990.

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

24--English-language instruction: "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.

24--Kappa Delta Pi: Regional conference, sponsored by the Theta Kappa chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International, for chapter members and leaders within the region, to be held at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, N.Y. Contact: K.D.P. International Headquarters, (800) 284-3167.

24--Public relations: "Public Relations for Education and Non-Profits Serving Children,'' workshop, offered by the New York University School of Continuing Education, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the school in New York City. Contact: N.Y.U./Management Institute, (212) 988-7219.

25-26--Assistant principals: "Leadership Forum for the 21st Century,'' national assistant-principal recognition program, sponsored by the McDonald's Corporation and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held at the McDonald's Corporation in Oak Brook, Ill. Contact: Maryellen Parker, Director of A.P. Services, NASSP, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 245.

26--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, Director of National College Fairs, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222.

27--Middle schools: "Doing Mathematics Using Manipulative Material,'' 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.

27--School data: "In Support of Our Nation's Schools: Interpreting the Data,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held at the Bellemont Hotel & Convention Center in Baton Rouge, La. 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.

27-30--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 March 27. Contact: Dennis Gray, Socratic Seminars, 1056 Nautilus St., La Jolla, Calif. 92037; (800) 354-3544.

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