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October

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--Proposal writing: workshop, sponsored by the Foundation Center, for fundraisers, to be held at the WCG Conference Center, Washington, D.C. Contact: The Foundation Center, Dept. PR16, 79 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10003-3076; (800) 424-9836; in New York, (212) 620-4230.

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.

  • 15--Montessori education: Regional meeting, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, to be held in Virginia Beach, Va. Contact: A.M.S., 150 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011; (212) 924-3209.

16--Diversity: "Celebrating Diversity,'' regional conference, sponsored 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.

  • 20-22--Student behavior: National education conference, sponsored by Boys Town, for educators working with challenging youth, to be held at the Boys Town Conference Center, Boys Town, Neb. Contact: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, (800) 545-5771.

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--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.

  • 22-24--Honor society: 1st annual conference, sponsored by the National Honor Society, for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade Honor Society Members, National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society advisers, principals, and assistant principals, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Contact: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Division of Student Activities, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1537; (800) 253-7746, ext. 286.

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--Curriculum and instruction: "Smart Notes: A Developmental Approach to Teaching Notemaking,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Las Vegas, Nev. 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, diÄÄrectors of personnel/human resources, princiÄÄpals, 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.

  • 27-28--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.

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.

27-29--Mathematics: Regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Contact: N.C.T.M., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1593; (703) 620-9840.

27-29--Reading: Annual conference, sponsored by the New England Reading Association, for classroom teachers, administrators, and specialists, to be held in Hyannis, Mass. Contact: N.E.R.A., P.O. Box 83, Waterville, Me. 04903-0083; (207) 873-4705.

27-29--Technology: "Technology + Learning,'' annual conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association and others, to be held in Dallas, Tex. The intended audience includes educators, administrators, technology coordinators, curriculum directors, and school board members. Contact: Ann Flynn, Manager, Technology Programs, N.S.B.A., (703) 838-6764.

28--Mathematics: "Hands-On Equations,'' conference, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center and Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Registration deadline: Oct. 7. 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.

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

28-29--Professional development: "Hands-On Assessment: 24 Ways To Evaluate Student Performance on Outcomes Worth Measuring,'' seminar, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

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

28-29--Technology: "Tritech: A Conference To Explore the Use of Technology in the Upper Midwest,'' sponsored by the West Iron County (Mich.) Public Schools, for educators, legislators, and industry officials, to be held at Ski Brule in Iron River, Mich. Contact: Sharon A. Stockero, Superintendent, W.I.C.P.S., P.O. Box 580, Stambaugh, Mich. 49964; (906) 265-9218; (906) 265-9736.

28-29--Testing: "Changing Times, Changing Expectations,'' conference, sponsored by the Educational Records Bureau, to be held at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza in New York City. The intended audience includes superintendents, heads of school, principals, directors of admission, teachers, directors of curriculum, testing coordinators, guidance counselors, school board members, and trus- tees. Pre- and post-conference site visits and workshops to be held on Oct. 27, 29, and 30. Contact: Dawnmarie Rubino, E.R.B., Lincoln Center, 140 West 65th St., New York, N.Y. 10023; (800) 989-3721; fax: (212) 873-0020.

28-30--College admissions: "Advancing Reform: Educational Excellence for All Students,'' conference, sponsored by the College Board, for teachers, guidance counselors, admissions officers, and financial-aid administrators, to be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, La. Contact: National Forum, C.B., 45 Columbus Ave., New York, N.Y. 10023; (212) 713-8050; fax: (212) 713-8282.

28-30--Mathematics: Regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, to be held in Durango, Colo. Contact: N.C.T.M., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1593; (703) 620-9840.

28-30--Montessori education: "Language: Rescuing the Endangered Mind,'' conference, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, to be held in Baltimore, Md. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Bellflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

28-30--Science: Area convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, to be held in Denver, Colo. Contact: N.S.T.A., 1742 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009-1171; (202) 328-5800; fax: (202) 328-0974.

  • 28-31--Science and art: "Science & Art: Creativity, Motivation, and the Joy of Learning,'' symposium on high performance in the arts and the importance of creativity in learning, sponsored by the Chicago Academy of Sciences, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Linda Marquardt, The Chicago Academy of Sciences, 2001 N. Clark St., Chicago, Ill. 60614; (312) 549-3077; fax: (312) 549-3078.

29--Student behavior: Institutes, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Dallas and Houston, Tex. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

29-31--Vocational education: Conference, sponÄÄsored by the Georgia Industrial Technology Educators Association, to be held in Rome, Ga. Contact: Allen Gossett, Rome High Technology Center, 1000 Veteran's Memorial Highway, Rome, Ga. 30161; (706) 235-3768.

31-Nov. 2--Outcome-based education: Mid-Atlantic regional conference, sponsored by the National Center for Outcome-Based Education, to be held at the Holiday Inn in King of Prussia, Pa. Contact: Floyd E. McDowell Sr., N.C.O.B.E., P.O. Box 5538, Newark, Del. 19714-5538; (302) 737-4812; fax: (302) 456-9104.

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