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September

25--Reading: "Trading Stories ... Telling Truths,'' conference, sponsored by the Maine Reading Association, for elementary and middle school teachers, administrators, literacy specialists, and special-education specialists, to be held at Bangor High School in Bangor, Me. Registration deadline: Sept. 10. Contact: Mary Moreau, M.R.A., 1606 State St., Veazie, Me. 04401; (207) 947-5445.

25-Oct. 2--'Banned Books Week': A special week set aside by the American Library Association and co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, the National Association of College Stores, the Association of American Publishers, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression. The week is designed to call attention to the dangers of censorship and to encourage support for the freedom to read. Contact: Banned Books Week, Office for Intellectual Freedom, A.L.A., 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611.

26-27--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held on the 26th at the Cincinnati Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and on the 26th and 27th at McCormick Place-Donnelly Hall in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

26-28--Communications: Seminar for chief public-relations officers, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, to be held in New York City. Contact: Conference Services Department, CASE, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 328-5974; fax: (202) 387-4973.

27--Discipline: "Dealing With Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the Holiday Inn in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

27-28--Curriculum and instruction: "How To Integrate the Curricula,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for educators at all levels, to be held in Memphis, Tenn. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

27-28--Vocational education: Conference, sponsored by the National Tech Prep Network, for educators, administrators, and business and community leaders interested in the planning, implementation, and improvement of local tech-prep programs, to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: N.T.P.N., P.O. Box 21689, Waco, Tex. 76702-1689; (800) 972-2766; fax: (817) 772-8972.

28-29--Discipline: "Discipline With Dignity,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Connersville, Ind. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

29-Oct. 1--Education policy: "Education for All: America's Promise,'' conference, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators and the American Association of Educational Service Agencies, to be held at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington, D.C. Registration deadline: Sept. 17. Contact: Joyce Hill, A.A.S.A., 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209; (703) 875-0723.

29-Oct. 1--Students with disabilities: Conference on traumatic brain injury, sponsored by A-Trac, the professional-development division of the Natrona County (Wyo.) School District, and the Wyoming Brain Injury Association, to be held at the Casper Holiday Inn in Casper, Wyo. The intended audience includes educators, case managers, survivors, family members, and attorneys. Contact: Cheryl Olsen Quinlan, Executive Administrator for Human Resources, N.C.S.D., 970 North Glenn Rd., Casper, Wyo. 82601; (307) 577-0327.

29-Oct. 2--Health: "Adolescence: Health Challenge for the 90's,'' convention, sponsored by the American School Health Association, for school nurses and health educators, to be held at the Pittsburgh Vista Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa. Contact: Meighan Fairhurst, A.S.H.A., Journal of School Health, 7263 State Rte. 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, Ohio, 44240; (216) 678-1601; fax: (216) 678-4526.

29-Oct. 3--Environmental education: Eighth international earth-education conference, sponsored by the Institute for Earth Education, for educators and outdoor leaders, to be held at Camp Wanakita in central Ontario, Canada. Contact: International Earth Education Conference, c/o Y.M.C.A. Camp Wanakita, 79 James St. South, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, L8P 2Z1.

30--Aesthetic realism: "The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Explains What Students Have in Common With Arithmetic, Reading, Every Subject--and Students Learn!,'' 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.

30-Oct. 1--Special education: "Effective Instruction of Difficult-To-Teach Students,'' staff-development institutes, sponsored by the Association for Educational and Psychological Consultants, to be held at the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Framingham, Mass. Application deadline: Sept. 15. Contact: Lorna Idol, A.E.P.C., P.O. Box 200910, Austin, Tex. 78720-0910; (512) 338-4757.

30-Oct. 2--Curriculum and instruction: "Creating Districtwide Plans To Increase Students' Thinking: A Leadership Retreat,'' sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Professional Development Department, A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

30-Oct. 2--Reading: 21st Plains regional conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for reading educators at all levels, to be held in Sioux Falls, S.D. Contact: Mahylen Niles, 113 Summit Dr., Chamberlain, S.D. 57325; (605) 734-5474.

30-Oct. 2--Social work: "Planting Seeds for Success,'' conference, sponsored by the Midwest School Social Work Council, for school social workers in the Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin), to be held at the Downtown Marriott and Century Center in South Bend, Ind. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 15. Contact: Wayne W. Wodrich, 1993 Midwest Conference Chairman, 405 North Campbell, Valparaiso, Ind. 46383.

October

1--Behavior disorders: "A Working Forum on Inclusion: Ensuring Appropriate Services to Children and Youth,'' sponsored by the International Council for Children With Behavioral Disorders, to be held in St. Louis, Mo. Registration deadline: Sept. 15. Contact: Lyndal M. Bullock, Forum Chairperson, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 13857, Denton, Tex. 76203. (817) 565-3583.

2--Diversity: "Celebrating Diversity,'' regional conference, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, to be held at Towson State University, Baltimore, Md. Contact: K.D.P. Headquarters, P.O. Box A, West Lafayette, Ind. 47906; (317) 743-1705.

2--Dyslexia: "Dyslexia: The Newest Research,'' conference, sponsored by the Slingerland Institute, for educators, administrators, medical professionals, and others, to be held at the Space Needle in Seattle, Wash. Contact: Clara McCulloch, Executive Dean, S.I., 411 108th Ave., N.E., Bellevue, Wash. 98004; (206) 453-1190; fax: (206) 635-7762.

2--Education reform: "Showcase of Talent: Meeting Tomorrow's Needs Today,'' conference, sponsored by the Prince William County (Va.) Public Schools--Area II, for teachers, administrators, school board members, and interested parents of students in grades K-12 from throughout Virginia, to be held at Hylton High School in Woodbridge, Va. Con-tact: Faye E. Patterson, Area II Associate Superintendent, P.W.C.P.S., P.O. Box 389, Manassas, Va. 22110; (703) 791-7236; fax: (703) 791-7476.

2--Learning disabilities: Conference on specific learning disabilities, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Network and others, to be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Mass. Contact: Peggy Blumenreich, (617) 969-1898, or Fran Leiboff, (508) 897-0882.

2-5--Educational facilities: Shaping Our Educational Environment,'' annual conference, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners, International, for school administrators, architects, and facility planners, to be held at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Registration deadline: Sept. 10. Contact: C.E.F.P.I. Head-quarters, 5880 Sawmill Rd., Suite 200, Dublin, Ohio 43017; (614) 792-8103; fax: (614) 792-8108.

3--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, N.Y. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

4--Families: "Banana Splits: A School-Based Program for Survivors of the Divorce Wars,'' workshop, sponsored by the Center for Family Resources, for school and community professionals, to be held on Long Island, N.Y. Contact: Liz Gold, C.F.R., (516) 873-0900; fax: (516) 873-0949.

4-8--Professional development: Seminars on strategic planning, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Oconomowoc, Wis. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

  • 5-7--Students with disabilities: "Virtual Reality, Virtual Freedom,'' conference on the use of technology for people with special needs, sponsored by the Washington Technology Access Center, the Human Interface Technology Laboratory, and the Virtual Worlds Society, to be held at the New Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. The intended audience includes individuals with special needs, parents of children with special needs, researchers, and developers of technology. Contact: V.R.-V.F. Conference Director, 8705 232nd Pl., S.W., Edmonds, Wash. 98026; (206) 776-3663.

6, 7--Mathematics: "Hands-On Equations,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held on the 6th at The Peabody in Memphis, Tenn., and on the 7th at the Holiday Inn in Mobile, Ala. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

6-9--Economic education: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Council on Economic Education and others, for economic educators, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, Wis. Registration deadline: Sept. 17. Contact: Patricia Elder or Pamela Merritt, N.C.E.E., 432 Park Ave. South, New York, N.Y. 10016; (212) 685-5499, ext. 353 or 637; fax: (212) 213-2872.

6-9--Students with disabilities: Fifteenth international conference/annual convention on learning disabilities, sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, for special educators and professionals in related fields, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Kirsten McBride, Executive Secretary, C.L.D., P.O. Box 40303, Overland, Kan. 66204; (913) 492-8755.

7--Principals: "Tools for Schools,'' conference, sponsored by the Principals' Center, for principals, educators, and administrators, to be held at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Registration deadline: Sept. 23. Contact: Nindy LeRoy or Seth Sweet, P.C., H.U.-G.S.E., 336 Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, Mass. 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051.

7-8--Technology: Thirteenth annual educational-technology conference, sponsored by the Educational Computer Consortium of Ohio, for all educators, to be held at the Cleveland Airport Marriott Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Alice Fredman, E.C.C.O., 4300 Bayard Rd. South, Euclid, Ohio 44121; (216) 691-2222.

7-9--Students with disabilities: "Transdisciplinary Partnerships: Enduring Lifelong Success,'' 15th annual conference on learning disabilities, sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, for special educators and professionals in related fields, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Kirsten McBride, Executive Secretary, C.L.D., P.O. Box 40303; Overland Park, Kan. 66204; (913) 492-8755.

7-10--Families: "Family Health and Healing: Exploring the Range of Health Care,'' conference, sponsored by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, to be held at the Anaheim Hilton and Towers Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. Registration deadline: Sept. 24. Contact: Ellyn Grossman, 1100 17th St., N.W., 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036-4601; (202) 452-0109; fax: (202) 223-2329.

8-9--Professional development: "A Nongraded Program: Success for All Learners--From Theory to Practice,'' seminar, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Fairlee, Vt. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

8-10--Catholic schools: "Catholic Schools and Catholic School Teachers: A Guide for Survival,'' convention, sponsored by the National Association of Catholic School Teachers, for teacher-association leaders and others, to be held at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pa. Registration deadline: Sept. 27. Contact: Rita C. Schwartz, N.A.C.S.T., 1700 Sansom St., Suite 903, Phila-delphia, Pa. 19103; (215) 665-0993; fax: (215) 568-8270.

9--Diversity: "Celebrating Diversity,'' regional conference, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, to be held at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., and at Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colo. Contact: K.D.P. Headquarters, P.O. Box A, West Lafayette, Ind. 47906; (317) 743-1705.

9--Year-round education: "1993 Hawaiian Seminar on Oahu,'' sponsored by the National Association for Year-Round Education, for administrators, educators, parents, school board members, and community members, to be held at the Outrigger Prince Kuhio Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. Registration deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: Hope H. Coleman, P.O. Box 711386, San Diego, Calif. 92171-1386; (619) 276-5296; fax: (619) 571-5754.

10-12--Independent schools: Beginning teachers' institute, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, to be held at the Harvey Hotel Addison in Dallas, Tex. Contact: Richard W. Ekdahl, Executive Director, I.S.A.S., P.O. Box 52297, Tulsa, Okla. 74152-0297; (918) 749-5927.

10-14--Year-round education: "1993 Hawaiian Seminar,'' sponsored by the National Association for Year-Round Education, for administrators, educators, parents, school board members, and community members, to be held at the Inter-Continental Hotel in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii. Registration deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: Hope H. Coleman, P.O. Box 711386, San Diego, Calif. 92171-1386; (619) 276-5296; fax: (619) 571-5754.

11--Arts education: "Integrating Art Into the Content Areas,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for elementary teachers and administrators, to be held in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

11-12--Mathematics: "Using Math Manipulatives,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for elementary and middle school teachers and administrators, to be held in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

11-13, 11-15, 11-16--Professional development: Seminars on various topics, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Madison, Wis.; Lexington, Ky.; and Atlanta, Ga. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

13--Cooperative learning: Four-day conference, to continue on Oct. 27, Nov. 17, and Dec. 8, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for teachers and administrators, to be held at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Registration deadline: Sept. 22. Contact: Linda Freeman, Interim Director, G.C.E.D.C., Rhodes Tower 901, C.S.U., Cleveland, Ohio 44115; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422.

13-15--Professional development: Seminar on total quality management, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Portland, Me. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

13-17--Rural education: "Reaping the Harvest of Excellence in Rural Education,'' annual convention, sponsored by the National Rural Education Association, to be held at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Convention Center in Burlington, Vt. Contact: Joe Newlin, Executive Director, N.R.E.A., 230 Education Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo. 80523-0001; (303) 491-7022; fax: (303) 491-1317.

13-18--College fairs: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held on the 13th and 14th in Milwaukee, Wis.; on the 15th and 16th in Portland, Ore.; on the 17th in St. Louis, Mo.; and on the 17th and 18th in Spokane, Wash. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

14--English: Institute on whole language, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, to be held in Peoria, Ill. Contact: Membership Service Representative, N.C.T.E., 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870; fax: (217) 328-9645.

14-15--Professional development: Seminar on strategic planning, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Lexington, Ky. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

14-15--Professional development: "Quincy Conference 21,'' sponsored by the Quincy (Ill.) Public Schools, for teachers, administrators, and others, to be held in Quincy, Ill. Topics include: school-business partnerships, parenting, site-based decisionmaking, hands-on science, whole language, and others. Contact: Quincy Conference, 1444 Maine St., Quincy, Ill. 62301; (217) 224-6770.

  • 14-16--English: Annual state conference, sponsored by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English, to be held at the Holiday Inn City Centre in Peoria, Ill. Contact: James Stottlar, Executive Secretary, I.A.T.E., University of Illinois, 294 English Bldg., 508 Wright St., Urbana, Ill. 61801; (217) 333-4346; fax: (217) 333-4321.

14-16--Science and mathematics: "Collaboration: Catalyst for Change,'' convention, sponsored by the School Science and Mathematics Association and others, for teachers, to be held in Alexandria, La. Contact: Carolyn Sessions and Claudia Fowler, Louisiana State University Laboratory School, Baton Rouge, La. 70833; (504) 388-3245.

14-16--Students with disabilities: "Steps to Success,'' conference on attention-deficit disorders, sponsored by Children and Adults With Attention Deficit Disorders, for parents, adults, educators, and health-care professionals, to be held at the Hyatt Regency San Diego on San Diego Bay, Calif. Contact: Bonnie Fell, President, CH.A.D.D., 4520 Grove, Skokie, Ill. 60076; (708) 674-4164; (708) 674-4199.

15-16--Dyslexia: "Habits of the Mind,'' annual conference of the Orton Dyslexia Society, Greater Philadelphia Branch, to be held at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Contact: O.D.S., Philadelphia Branch, Box 251, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010; (215) 527-1548.

16--Diversity: "Celebrating Diversity,'' regional conference, spon-sored by Kappa Delta Pi, to be held at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C., and at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. Contact: K.D.P. Headquar-ters, P.O. Box A, West Lafayette, Ind. 47906; (317) 743-1705.

17-18--Independent schools: "Planning for Success and Survival: Developing Effective Media Relations and Crisis Plans,'' workshop, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, to be held in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Conference Services Department, CASE, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 328-5974; fax: (202) 387-4973.

17-20--Federally impacted schools: "With One Voice,'' 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 Washington in 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--Discipline: "Dealing With Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

18-19--Curriculum and instruction: "How To Integrate the Curricula,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for educators at all levels, to be held in Charleston, W.Va., and Denver, Colo. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

18-19--Grant writing: "Proposal Power,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for educators, to be held in St. Louis, Mo. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

18-19--Mentoring: Four-day conference (continues on Jan. 10-11) on peer coaching/mentoring, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for teachers and administrators, to be held at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Registration deadline: Sept. 27. Contact: Linda Freeman, Interim Director, G.C.E.D.C., Rhodes Tower 901, C.S.U., Cleveland, Ohio 44115; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422.

18-19--Outcome-based education: Conference on outcome-based education, sponsored by the National Academy for Local Schools and the National Center for Outcome-Based Education, for teachers, principals, administrators, school board members, and parents, to be held at the Omni Hotel in Durham, N.C. Contact: Robert Bingham, Executive Director, N.A.L.S., 214 Pine St., Boone, N.C. 28607; (704) 264-9128; (800) 946-6336; fax: (704) 265-2840.

18-19--Writing: "Write More, Learn More,'' workshop on teaching writing, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for elementary and secondary teachers and administrators, to be held in Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

19--Independent schools: "Special Events for Independent Schools: When, Why, Where, and How To Do Them,'' workshop, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, to be held in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Conference Services Depart ment, CASE, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 328-5974; fax: (202) 387-4973.

19, 20--Mathematics: "Hands-On Equations,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held on the 19th at the Stapleton Plaza Hotel in Denver, Colo., and on the 20th at the Sheraton Hotel in Billings, Mont. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

19-20--Student behavior: "Teaching Children To Care,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the O'Hare International Holiday Inn in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

19-22--Children: "Building Bridges for Our Children: Keeping the Spirit of Excellence Alive,'' early-childhood leadership institute and annual conference, sponsored by the National Black Child Development Institute, for administrators, educators, policymakers, parents, and researchers in the human services, to be held at the New York Hilton and Towers in New York City. Contact: Vicky Pinkston, N.B.C.D.I., 1023 15th St., N.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 387-1281.

20-21--Outcome-based education: Two-day conference, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for teachers and administrators, to be held at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Registration deadline: Sept. 29. Contact: Linda Freeman, Interim Director, G.C.E.D.C., Rhodes Tower 901, C.S.U., Cleveland, Ohio 44115; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422.

  • 20-23--Literacy: "Literacy From Start to Finish,'' conference, sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of America, to be held in Louisville, Ky. Contact: L.V.A. Conference '93, 5795 Widewaters Pkwy., Syracuse, N.Y. 13214; (315) 445-8000; fax: (315) 445-8006.

20-24--Special education: "Jazzing Up Assessment II,'' conference, sponsored by the Council for Educational Diagnostic Services, for assessment diagnosticians, school psychologists, and special-education personnel, to be held in New Orleans, La. Contact: Gale Szubinski, Program Chair, C.P.C. East Lake Hospital, 5650 Read Blvd., New Orleans, La. 70127; (504) 241-0888.

21--Mathematics: "Enhancing Mathematics Instruction Through Student-Centered Computer-Oriented Active Learning Environments,'' video-conference series (continuing on Nov. 4 and 18 and Dec. 2), sponsored by Stevens Institute of Technology, to be broadcast throughout New Jersey. Contact: Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education, S.I.T., Castle Point on the Hudson, Hoboken, N.J. 07030.

  • 21--Curriculum and instruction: "Strengthening Cooperative Study Groups,'' seminar, sponsored by the Centre for Educational Leadership, to be held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: C.E.L., 3724 rue McTavish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044; fax: (514) 398-8260.

21-22--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Hartford, Conn. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

21-22--Curriculum and instruction: "How To Integrate the Curricula,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for educators at all levels, to be held in Baltimore, Md., and Houston, Tex. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

21-22--Principals: "Detracking: A Commitment to Diversity,'' conference, sponsored by the Principals' Center, for principals, educators, and administrators, to be held at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, Mass. Registration deadline: Sept. 30. Contact: Nindy LeRoy or Seth Sweet, P.C., H.U.-G.S.E., 336 Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, Mass. 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051.

21-22--Professional development: "Responding Democratically to Opposition Groups,'' and "New Board Members: Strategies for Accelerating Their Knowledge and Effectiveness,'' seminars, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, and Phoenix, Ariz., respectively. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

21-22--Student motivation: "Motivating Students To Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

21-23--Education reform: "Breakthroughs in Learning: Schools of Tomorrow,'' third annual conference on brain-based education, sponsored by Rockhurst College and Designs for Learning, for K-16 educators, to be held at the college in Kansas City, Mo. Registration deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Joan Caulfield, R.C., 1100 Rockhurst Rd., Kansas City, Mo. 64110; (816) 926-4140; fax: (816) 926-4588.

21-23--Literacy: "Literacy--From Start to Finish,'' conference, sponsored by the Literacy Volunteers of America Inc., for persons interested in literacy, volunteerism, and adult education, to be held at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Connie Schwein, Conference Chairperson, c/o L.V.A., 5795 Widewaters Pkwy., Syracuse, N.Y., 13215; (315) 445-8000.

21-23--Mathematics: Regional conferences, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, to be held in Jackson, Miss., and Billings, Mont. Contact: N.C.T.M., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1593; (703) 620-9840.

21-23--Montessori education: "Montessori: Theory Into Practice,'' conference, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, to be held in San Jose, Calif. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Bellflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

21-24--Foreign language: 1993 Illinois Joint Foreign Language Conference, sponsored by the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Illinois Board of Education, to be held at the Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, Ill. Contact: Suzanne Coons, Minonk-Dana-Rutland High School, Minonk, Ill. 61760; (815) 863-5133.

22--Diversity: "Celebrating Diversity,'' regional conference, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, to be held at Clarion University in Clarion, Pa. and at the University of Texas-Arlington, Arlington, Tex. Contact: K.D.P. Headquarters, P.O. Box A, West Lafayette, Ind. 47906; (317) 743-1705.

22--Special education: "Moving Toward Peace: Our Children, Our Schools, Our Communities,'' conference, sponsored by the Maryland Association of Non-Public Special Education Facilities, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. The intended audience includes special-education teachers, social workers, speech pathologists, and librarians and physical-education teachers who work with children with disabilities. Registration deadline: Oct. 15. Contact: Myrna Cardin, Executive Director, M.A.N.S.E.F., P.O. Box 6815, Towson, Md. 21285-6815.

  • 22-23--Counseling: "Building Cross-Cultural Competence,'' conference, sponsored by the Western Region Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, to be held at the Radisson Hotel in San Diego, Calif. Contact: Larry Johnson, (619) 571-7223.

22-23--Critical languages: National Invitational Symposium on Critical Languages Education, sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the University of Iowa, to be held at the university in Iowa City, Iowa. Contact: Donna Grundstad, Coordinator, Iowa Critical Languages Program, N450 Lindquist Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242; (319) 335-06434; fax: (319) 335-5386.

22-23--Mathematics: Meeting, sponsored by the American Mathematical Society, to be held in College Station, Tex. Contact: A.M.S., P.O. Box 6887, Providence, R.I. 02940; (401) 455-4000.

22-23--Students with disabilities: "How To Put Inclusion to Work in Your Classroom, School, and Community,'' conference, sponsored by the Network for Educational Development, for regular and special-education teachers, administrators, parents, related-service providers, and board and community members. Contact: Nora Carr, The Network, 13157 Olive Spur Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63141; (314) 576-3535; (314) 576-4996.

  • 24-27--Homeless children: "The Total Child: Supports for Homeless Children and Youth,'' conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Coordinators for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, to be held at the Radisson Hotel in Burlington, Vt. The intended audience includes teachers and other school personnel, staff members from shelters and other programs serving homeless children, policymakers, and others interested in how homelessness affects children and youth. Contact: Gail Taylor or Kathy Brown, (802) 828-2753.

24-27--College fairs: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held on the 24th and 25th in Seattle, Wash., and on the 26th and 27th in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

  • 24-27--Pupil services: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators, for pupil-services administrators, directors of guidance, and substance-abuse and school-system attendance professionals, to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Donald Darby, Conference Chair, 25 W. Sharon Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45246; (513) 771-8560.

24-28--School-business partnerships: "National Alliance of Business: 25 Years of Making America Work,'' annual conference, sponsored by the National Alliance of Business, to be held at the Washington Hilton and Towers in Washington, D.C. The intended audience includes job-training professionals, educators, government officials, and community and labor leaders. Contact: N.A.B., Conference Center, 1201 New York Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 289-2888; fax: (202) 289-1303.

25--Discipline: "Dealing With Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Omaha, Neb. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

25-26--Curriculum and instruction: "How To Integrate the Curricula,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for educators at all levels, to be held in Columbus, Ohio, and Dallas, Tex. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

  • 25-26--Student behavior: "Breaking the Cycle of Failure--Building Self-Esteem,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for educators, to be held in Fort Smith, Ark. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

25-26--Rural education: "Annual Rural and Small Schools Conference,'' sponsored by the Center for Rural Education and Small Schools and others, to be held at the Kansas State University Student Union in Manhattan, Kan. The intended audience includes teachers, administrators, state-education-department employees, service-center personnel, and higher-education faculty members. Contact: Robert Newhouse or Barbara Havlicek, C.R.E.S.S., College of Education, 124 Bluemont Hall, K.S.U., Manahattan, Kan. 66506; (913) 532-5886; fax: (913) 532-7304.

25-27--Outcome-based education: "O.B.E.: A Pathway to Successful Learning IV,'' conference focusing on the implementation of results-driven change, sponsored by the Minnesota High Success Consortium Inc., to be held at Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, Minn. Contact: Judi Wold, M.H.S.C., Rte. 1, Box 82, Lewiston, Minn. 55952-9715; (507) 287-1321.

25-27--Professional development: "The Quality Fit: Examining School System Productivity,'' seminar, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in New Orleans, La. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

25-27--Professional development: "Strategic Planning--Phase I,'' seminar, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in New York State (location T.B.A.). Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

26--Discipline: "Dealing With Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Rockford, Ill. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

26--Mathematics: "Hands-On Equations,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the Holiday Inn-Airport in Pittsburgh, Pa. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

26--Middle schools: "Site-Based Management in the Middle School'' conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Carol Clifford or Kathy Carter, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

26--Professional development: "Responding Democratically to Opposition Groups,'' seminar, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Seattle, Wash. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

26, 27--School data: "What Do the Data Really Say About American Schools?'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held on the 26th in Sacramento, Calif., and on the 27th in Seattle, Wash. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

26-27--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

26-28--Language-minority students: "Educating Language-Minority Students,'' meeting, sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, for teacher-educators, to be held in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: A.T.E., 1900 Association Dr., Suite ATE, Reston, Va. 22091-1502; (703) 620-3110; fax: (703) 620-9530.

26-30--School personnel administrators: Fifty-fifth annual meeting, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for superintendents, assistant superintendents, directors of personnel/human resources, principals, school board members, and placement directors, to be held at the Hyatt Albuquerque in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Herb Salinger, Executive Director, A.A.S.P.A., 2330 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, Calif. 95817; (916) 736-2000.

  • 27, 28--Assessment: "Authentic Assessment: How To Integrate Testing and Teaching for Better Results,'' seminar, sponsored by the Centre for Educational Leadership, to be held on the 27th in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and on the 28th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Contact: C.E.L., 3724 rue McTavish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044; fax: (514) 398-8260.
  • 27-29--International education: New England regional conference, sponsored by the Association of International Educators, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Hartford, Conn. Topics include English as a second language, immigration regulations, community involvement, foreign-student advising, and ethical issues involving international students. Contact: Carol Cumps, International Programs Office, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass. 01003; (413) 545-2843.

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