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April

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.

28--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 in Indianapolis, Ind. 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.

28-29--'Authentic' assessment: "Authentic Assessment in the Classroom,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International and the Illinois Renewal Institute Group, to be held at the Holiday Inn, 1501 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., in Washington, D.C. The institute will focus on creating new ways to evaluate students that more accurately measure their learning and growth. Contact: P.D.K. International, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

28-29--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at the Pasadena Center in Pasadena, 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.

28-29--Leadership: "Faculty Leadership Workshop,'' sponsored by the Independent School Association of Massachusetts, for department heads and administrators, 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.

28-30--Research: Annual conference, sponsored by the New England Educational Research Organization, to be held at the Sheraton Resort in Portsmouth, N.H. Deadline for call for proposals is November 20. Contact: Constance M. Perry, Shibles Hall, University of Maine, Orono, Me. 04469; (207) 581-2494.

28-May 1--Children: "Children in the Year 2000: Adaptive Strategies for the Children of Today,'' training workshop, sponsored by the Independent Educational Consultants Association, for educational consultants and directors of admissions of independent schools, colleges, and programs, to be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell St., San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Marilyn Peirce or Breda Nolan, I.E.C.A., P.O. Box 125, Forestdale, Mass. 02644; (508) 833-0670; fax: 508) 833-0863.

28-May 1--Principals: "School Leadership and the Quality Paradigm,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in Boston, Mass. 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 education educators, to be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Contact: Jed Proujansky, N.F.C., 71 Montague City Rd., Greenfield, Mass. 01301; (413) 772-2066.

29--Fine arts: " 'Sight and Sound': Interdisciplinary Fine Arts,'' sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for regional state legislators, school board members, and school superintendents, to be held in Maynard, Mass. Contact: N.E.S.D.E.C., 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

29-30--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 at Pittsburgh Airport in Pittsburgh, Pa. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

29-30--Student motivation: "Enhancing Student Motivation: A Multicultural Perspective,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Milwaukee, Wis. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 29-May 1--Student assistance: Eighth annual student-assistance conference, sponsored by the National Organization of Student Assistance Programs and Partners, for teachers, administrators, school nurses, guidance counselors, and others, to be held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Chicago, Ill. Contact: NOSAPP, 4760 Walnut St., Suite 106, Boulder, Colo. 80301; (800) 972-4636.

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

30--Active parenting: Leadership-certification workshop for the Active Parenting of Teens Program, sponsored by Active Parenting Publishers, to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, and Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: Lee Carlson, 810 Franklin Court, Suite B, Marietta, Ga. 30067; (800) 825-0060.

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

30-May 1--Gifted children: "Vision 2000: A New Generation,'' conference, sponsored by the Ohio Association for Gifted Children, for educators and parents of gifted children, to be held at the Toledo SeaGate Centre in Toledo, Ohio. A youth program will run concurrently with the conference. Contact: Connie Barron, Ottawa County Office of Education, 314 W. Water St., Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449; (419) 898-1318.

30-May 2--Montessori education: 33rd annual conference, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for the entire Montessori community, to be held in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Terri Byrd, Executive Assistant, A.M.S., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011; (212) 924-3209.

30-May 2--Student activities: Adviser workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals Divison of Student Activitites, for student-activity directors and activity, class, club, student-council, and National Honor Society advisers, to be held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: NASSP/D.S.A., 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 357 or 258.

May

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

1--Diversity: "Infusing Diversity Into the Curriculum,'' annual meeting, sponsored by the Independent School Association of Massachusetts, for elementary-, middle-, and secondary-school teachers 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.

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

1--Learning: "Dimensions of Learning,'' institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held via satellite. Contact: Professional Development Department, A.S.C.D., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

  • 1--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 Portland Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Contact: Edward J. Fuentes, N.E.G.P., 1850 M St., N.W., Suite 270, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 632-0952.

2-3--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, Director of National College Fairs, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222.

  • 2-6--Special education: "Administration and Supervision of Special Education,'' 16th annual institute, sponsored by the Division of Administrative and Educational Services at the College of Education of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, to be held in Virginia Beach, Va. Contact: Philip R. Jones, 202 East Eggleston Hall, V.P.I.S.U., Blacksburg, Va. 24061-0302; (703) 231-5925.
  • 2-9--'National Music Week': A week set aside by the National Federation of Music Clubs, saluting music with the theme "A Better World Through Music.'' For more information, contact: Faith E. Rickey, 204 Lancelot Dr., Simpsonville, S.C. 29681; (803) 967-4318.
  • 3-5--Cultures and curriculum: "Connections: Linking Cultures, Community, and Curriculum with Children,'' symposium, for middle level and high school educators, sponsored by the National Resource Center for Middle Grades/High School Education, to be held at the College of Education of the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. Contact: N.R.C.M.G./H.S.E., (813) 974-2530.

5--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 Rockland, Me. Contact: N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983; (508) 887-6263.

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

  • 5--School choice: "Harvard Forum on Schooling and Children,'' conference on school choice, sponsored by the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, to be held in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Liz Regan, Forum Coordinator, Programs in Professional Education, H.U.-G.S.E., 339 Gutman Library, Cambridge, Mass. 02138; (617) 495-3572.

5-6--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at the Raritan Center Exposition Center in Edison, N.J. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, Director of National College Fairs, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222.

5-6--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 Columbus, Ohio. Contact: P.D.K. International, Center for Professional Development, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

5-7--Performance-based assessment: "Performance-Based Assessment: A How To,'' institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Toronto, Canada. Contact: Professional Development Department, A.S.C.D., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

5-7--Principals: "Gangs, Schools, Community,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held in Orlando, Fla. Contact: NASSP, Office of Professional Development, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 253-7746, ext. 248.

5-7--School-based management: "Increasing Your Staff's Capacity for Site-Based Instructional Leadership,'' institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Toronto, Canada. Contact: Professional Development Department, A.S.C.D., 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

  • 6-7--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 Sheraton World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Bounchuey Orense, N./S.-L.T.I.-G./T., Hilton Center, 900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1142, Los Angeles, Calif. 90017. (213) 489-7470.

6-7--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 Baltimore, Md./Washington, D.C., 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.

  • 6-8--Mathematics: Regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for all math educators, to be held in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada. Contact: N.C.T.M., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1593; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476-2970.
  • 6-8--School intervention: "On Gangs, Schools, and Community,'' national conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, to be held at the Holiday Inn International in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Gwendolyn Cooke, Director of Urban Services, NASSP, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1537; (703) 860-0200 or (800) 253-7746, ext. 273 or 237.

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

  • 7--Gifted children: Spring seminar on developing the artistic talent of inner-city gifted children, sponsored by the Illinois Association for Gifted Children, to be held at the Marwen Foundation Art Education and Career Development Center in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Richard E. Lange, Program Chairperson, 834 Inverrary Lane, Deerfield, Ill. 60015; (708) 537-6029.

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

  • 8--Middle schools: "Activities for Leadership, Independence, Fitness/Fun, and Esteem (LIFE),'' workshop, sponsored by the National Middle School Activities Association, to assist in the planning and developing of age-appropriate activity programs for the early adolescent, to be held in Seattle, Wash. Contact: Joe Bournonville or Burt VanLuyck, N.M.S.A.A., P.O. Box 207, Pittsburg, Kan. 66762; (800) 723-5882 or (316) 231-2740.
  • 12--At-risk students: "What Schools Can Do To Help Students at Risk,'' seminar, sponsored by the Centre for Educational Leadership of McGill University, to be held at the university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: Rachel Zuckerman, Centre for Educational Leadership, McGill University, 3724 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044.
  • 12--Disability law: "Breaking the Barriers: The Law and Students With Disabilities,'' teleconference, sponsored by the Lehigh University College of Education. Contact: Joanne Walker, Lehigh University, Office of Summer Studies, 205 Johnson Hall, Bethlehem, Pa. 18015; (215) 758-3934.

12-13--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Conn. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, Director of National College Fairs, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222.

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

13--Aesthetic realism: "The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Can End the Fury and Boredom in America's Schools: Teachers Tell How!,'' seminar, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, to be held in New York City. Contact: Lois Mson, A.R.F., 141 Greene St., New York, N.Y. 10012; (212) 777-4490.

13-14--Children: "Teaching Children To Care,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Binghamton, 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.

14--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) 825-0600.

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

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

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

15-16--Critical thinking: "Critical Thinking Instructional Strategies,'' two-day institute, sponsored by the Foundation for Critical Thinking, for all educators, to be held in Denver, Colo. Contact: F.C.T., 4655 Sonoma Mountain Rd., Santa Rosa, Calif. 95404; (707) 546-4926.

16--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, Director of National College Fairs, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222.

  • 19--Elementary education: "The Responsive Classroom Workshop: Teaching the Social Curriculum,'' sponsored by the Northeast Foundation for Children Inc., for elementary-education educators, to be held at the Hartford College for Women in Hartford, Conn. Contact: Jed Proujansky, N.F.C., 71 Montague City Rd., Greenfield, Mass. 01301; (413) 772-2066.
  • 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 Adams Mark Hotel in Tulsa, Okla. Contact: Edward J. Fuentes, N.E.G.P., 1850 M St., N.W., Suite 270, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 632-0952.
  • 18-21--Archival research: "Going to the Source: An Introduction to Archival Research,'' lecture-workshop for teachers, librarians, and others, sponsored by the National Archives, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: Paula Nassen Poulos, Education Branch (NEEE) National Archives, Washington, D.C. 20408; (202) 724-0455.

19--Middle schools: "To Group or Not To Group,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-school educators, to be held in North Conway, N.H. Contact: N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983; (508) 887-6263.

19--Middle schools: "Showcasing Unified Arts Teams/Merging Unified Arts With Basic Subjects,'' conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle-school educators, to be held in North Conway, N.H. Contact: N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983; (508) 887-6263.

  • 19--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 Chicago Marriott Downtown in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Edward J. Fuentes, N.E.G.P., 1850 M St., N.W., Suite 270, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 632-0952.
  • 19-22--Mental health: "Overcoming a Decade of Neglect: Challenges for Public and Private Practice,'' 70th annual meeting, American Orthopsychiatric Association, for psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, social workers, counselors, lawyers, and others, to be held at the Cathedral Hill Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: American Healthcare Institute, 801 Wayne Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20910; (301) 565-9200.
  • 21--Elementary education: "The Responsive Classroom Workshop: Teaching the Social Curriculum,'' sponsored by the Northeast Foundation for Children Inc., for elementary-education educators, to be held at University of Vermont, Burlington. Contact: Jed Proujansky, N.F.C., 71 Montague City Rd., Greenfield, Mass. 01301; (413) 772-2066.

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

21-22--Mathematics: Meeting, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, to be held in DeKalb, Ill. Contact: A.M.S., P.O. Box 6887, Providence, R.I. 02940; (401) 455-4000.

  • 27-29--Mathematics: Regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for all math educators, to be held in New York City. Contact: N.C.T.M., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1593; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476-2970.
  • 26-28--Child care: Fourth annual child-care conference, sponsored by the Office of Child Care and Development Programs of the U.S. General Services Administration, to be held in Portland, Ore. The conference is for those involved with federal child-care centers, including staff members, administrators, board of directors members, federal-building managers, and federal-agency liaisons. Contact: Patricia Kinney, (202) 501-3965.
  • 26-28--Newspapers and education: Conference on newspapers in education and literacy, sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, for newspaper professionals, educators, and literacy specialists, to be held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The final day of the conference is specifically targeted toward teachers. Contact: Betty Sullivan, (703) 648-1051, or Gwen Kirk, (703) 648-1251.


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