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November

8--Independent schools: "Marketing Planned Gifts to Independent School Donors,'' workshop, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, to be held in Los Angeles, Calif. Contact: Conference Services Department, CASE, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 328-5974; fax: (202) 387-4973.

8--Mathematics: "Using Manipulatives to Teach Mathematics,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for curriculum directors and teachers of grades 1-4, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402--0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

8-9--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

8-9--Grant writing: "Proposal Power,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

8-9--Professional development: "Transforming Special and Regular Education Services: Teaching Them All,'' seminar, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Charleston, S.C. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

8-9--Quality standards: "Quality and Education: Strategies for Transformation,'' conference, sponsored by the Colorado Alliance of Business, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and others, to be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. Contact: National Quality and Education Conference Management Office, (800) 375-7363.

8-10--Curriculum and instruction: "Dimensions of Learning,'' institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, to be held in New Orleans, La. Contact: Attn: P.D.I., A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

8-10--Professional development: "Assessment for Evaluation and Instruction,'' conference, sponsored by A-Trac, the professional-development division of the Natrona County (Wyo.) School District, to be held at the Jackson Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyo. The intended audience includes teachers, coordinators, and others responsible for writing assessment and portfolio development and assessment. Contact: Cheryl Olsen Quinlan, Executive Administrator for Human Resources, N.C.S.D., 970 North Glenn Rd., Casper, Wyo. 82601; (307) 577-0327.

8-12--Professional development: Seminar on strategic planning, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Hershey, Pa. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

8-14--School-business partnerships: "Meeting the Challenge: Using Partnerships as Catalysts for Change,'' national symposium, sponsored by the National Association of Partners in Education Inc., to be held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The intended audience includes business leaders, educators, administrators, civic leaders, government officials, teachers, and partnership directors. Registration deadline: Oct. 20. Contact: Carol Pierce, NAPE, 209 Madison St., Ste. 401, Alexandria, Va., 22314; (703) 836-4880; fax: (703) 836-6941.

9--Curriculum and instruction: "Creating and Interdisciplinary, Thematic Approach in the High School Classrooom,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for educators in NESDEC-affiliated school districts, to be held in Salem, N.H. Contact: NESDEC, 83 Boston Post Rs., Sudbury, Mass. 01776.

9--Middle schools: "Scheduling in the Middle School,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Joan Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

9, 11--Curriculum and instruction: "Integrated Thematic Instruction and Brain Compatible Learning,'' seminar, sponsored by the Centre for Educational Leadership, to be held on the 9th in Ottawa, Ontario, and on the 11th in Montreal, Quebec. Contact: C.E.L., 3724 rue McTavish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044.

9-10--Early-childhood education: "Early Childhood Programs: Design, Instruction, and Assessment,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Bartlesville, Okla. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156.

9-10--At-risk youths: "YouthÑSuccess and Responsibility,'' annual youth symposium, sponsored by Our Other Youth and the University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene Center, for educators and youth professionals, to be held in Post Falls, Idaho. Registration deadline: Oct. 19. Contact: Ann Smart, University of Idaho, 925 West Garden Ave., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814; (208) 667-2588.

9-10--Financial aid: Workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools and the Educational Testing Service, for financial-aid officers in private elementary and secondary schools and others involved with the distribution of need-based aid, to be held at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza in Natick, Mass. Registration deadline: Oct. 19. Contact: Lisa Rion, E.T.S., Rosedale Road, Princeton, N.J. 08541; (609) 951-6561; fax: (609) 951-1090.

9-10--Health: Parenting conference, sponsored by the Bay Region IV Healthy Kids Center, the California Department of Education, and the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of California, to be held in Oakland, Calif. The intended audience includes educators, administrators, nurses, school board members, social-service and mental-health professionals, law-enforcement authorities, politicians, parents, community activists, and public-health specialists. Contact: Katherine Hunt, Program Assistance, Bay Region IV H.K.C., 313 West Winton Ave., Hayward, Calif. 94544-1198; (510) 670-4172; fax: (510) 670-4573.

9-11--Professional development: Seminar on total-quality schooling, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

9-12--Professional development: Institutes on various topics, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Bartlesville, Okla.; Austin, Tex.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Springfield, Ill. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

10--Mathematics: "The Power of Numbers: Mathematics in a Social Studies Context,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Vicksburg, Miss. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

10, 11, 12--Mathematics: "Hands-On Equations,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held on the 10th in Westford, Mass; on the 11th at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Portland, Me.; and on the 12th at the Century House Inn and Conference Center in Cohoes, N.Y. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

10-11--Discipline: "Working With Difficult Students: A Discipline With Dignity Approach,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. and St. Louis, Mo. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

10-12--Educational research: Annual meeting, sponsored by the Mid-South Educational Research Association, for educational researchers, evaluators, and practitioners, to be held at the Radisson Suite Hotel in New Orleans, La. Contact: Harry L. Bowman, Executive Secretary, M.S.E.R.A., 215 Ball, Dean's Office, College of Education, Memphis State University, Memphis, Tenn. 38152; (901) 678-2363.

10-12--Professional development: "Building Bridges for Changemakers,'' conference, sponsored by A-Trac, the professional-development division of the Natrona County (Wyo.) School District, to be held at the Jackson Snow King Resort in Jackson, Wyo. The intended audience includes teachers, superintendents, and business leaders. Contact: Cheryl Olsen Quinlan, Executive Administrator for Human Resources, N.C.S.D., 970 North Glenn Rd., Casper, Wyo. 82601; (307) 577-0327.

10-13--Educational consulting: "What Are You Going To Do When You Grow Up?,'' conference, sponsored by the Independent Educational Consultants Association, focusing on education and preparation for a career and a contributing role in society, to be held at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel in Burlington, Vt. Contact: Marilyn Pierce or Brenda Nolan, I.E.C.A., P.O. Box 125, Forestdale, Mass. 02644; (508) 833-0670; fax: (508) 833-0863.

10-13--Students with disabilities: Conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, to be held in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Michael Churton, Research Institute, ED 105, College of Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla. 32816; (407) 823-3591.

10-14--Music education: "The Drum, The Voice, The Dance,'' conference and participatory workshops, sponsored by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, to be held at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis, Ind. The intended audience includes music and movement teachers, classroom teachers, and people interested in Orff-Schulwerk. Contact: Cindi Wobig, Executive Secretary, A.O.S.A., Executive Headquarters, P.O. Box 391089, Cleveland, Ohio 44139-8089; (216) 543-5366; fax: (216) 543-4057.

11-12--Curriculum and instruction: "Culturally Responsive Teaching: A Motivational Framework,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for K-12 teachers, to be held in Milwaukee, Wis. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156.

11-12--Student behavior: "Breaking the Cycle of Failure: Building Self-Esteem,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Austin, Tex. Contact: P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156

11-12--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 Albany, N.Y. 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--Land-grant colleges: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, for representatives from member institutions, to be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Contact: Melinda T. Roche, Annual Meeting Registrar, N.A.S.U.L.G.C., 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 710, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 778-0850.

11-13--Moral education: "From Judgement to Action: Visions for Moral Education,'' 18th annual conference of the Association for Moral Education, to be held at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Fla. Contact: A.M.E. Annual Conference, Patricia M. King, 330 Education Bldg., Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43404; (419) 372-7384; fax: (419) 372-8265.

11-13--Professional development: Seminar on the non-graded classroom, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Wilmington, N.C. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

11-13--Reading: Twenty-first Southwest regional conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for reading educators at all levels, to be held in Tulsa, Okla. Contact: Gwen Humphrey, 2552 East 23rd St., Tulsa, Okla. 74114; (918) 747-4119.

11-13--Science: Area convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, to be held in Louisville, Ky. Contact: N.S.T.A., 1742 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009-1171; (202) 328-5800; fax: (202) 328-0974.

12--Professional development: "Smart Learning Strategies: Developing Self-Directed Students,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156.

12-14--Montessori education: "Montessori Public Schools for the 21st Century: Keeping the Vision,'' conference, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, to be held at the Plaza Hilton Inn in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Bellflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

12-14--School chiefs: Annual meeting, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers, to be held at the Columbus Marriott Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: C.C.S.S.O., 1 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20001-1431; (202) 336-7021.

12-14--Student activities: Workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Student Activity Advisers, for advisers, teachers, principals, and assistant principals, to be held at the Terrace Garden Inn in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: Wanda Carroll, Administrative Assistant, National Association of Secondary School PrincipalsÑDivision of Student Activities, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-0200; fax: (703) 476-5432.

13--Diversity: "Celebrating Diversity,'' Kappa Delta Pi regional conference, to be held at Illinois State University in Normal, Ill. Contact: K.D.P. Headquarters, P.O. Box A, West Lafayette, Ind. 47906; (317) 743-1705.

14--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

14-15--Independent schools: Annual business meeting, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, to be held at the Hyatt Regency D.F.W., Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, Tex. Contact: Richard W. Ekdahl, Executive Director, I.S.A.S., P.O. Box 52297, Tulsa, Okla. 74152-0297; (918) 749-5927.

14-16--Restructuring: "Journeys: Performances and Exhibitions from Learner-Centered Schools,'' conference, sponsored by the Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, to be held in Springfield, Mass. Contact: Lori Mitchell, R.L.E.I., 300 Brickstone Sq., Suite 900, Andover, Mass. 01810; (508) 470-0098, ext. 744.

15, 16--Discipline: "Dealing With Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held on the 15th in Sacramento, Calif., and on the 16th in Aurora, Colo. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

15--Middle schools: "Unified Arts Conference,'' sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Marlborough, Mass. Contact: Carol Clifford or Kathy Carter, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

15--Professional development: "Smart Learning Strategies: Developing Self-Directed Students,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156.

15-16--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Baton Rouge, La. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156.

15-16--Families: "Family Science,'' conference, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for teachers and administrators, to be held at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Deadline: Oct. 25. 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.

15-16--Grant writing: "Proposal Power,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, to be held in Syracuse, N.Y. Contact: Shari Bradley or Suzanne Brown, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47401; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

15-16--Mathematics: "Learning Problems in Mathematics: Diagnostic and Remedial Perspectives,'' seminar, sponsored by the Landmark School, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the school in Prides Crossing, Mass. Contact: Peggie Cook, L.S., Prides Crossing, Mass. 01965-0227; (508) 927-4440.

15-17--Outcome-based education: Conference, sponsored by the National Center for Outcome-Based Education, for building-level practitioners and district-level decisionmakers, to be held at the Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz. 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.

15-20--Professional development: "Curriculum Management Audit Training,'' seminar, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

15-21--'National Children's Book Week': A special week set aside by the Children's Book Council in support of projects that promote literacy and encourage the reading and enjoyment of books among young people. This year's theme: "Share the Adventure.'' Contact: C.B.C., 568 Broadway, Suite 404, New York, N.Y. 10012; (212) 966-1990.

16--Mathematics: "Using Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics (Grades 1-4),'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers of grades 1-4, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

16-17--Student behavior: "Teaching Children To Care,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Boston, Mass. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

16-17--Tech prep: "Restructuring Education: Building a 21st Century Work Force,'' convention, sponsored by the Central Texas Tech Prep Consortium, the Heart of Texas Tech Prep Consortium, and the Region 12 Education Service Center, to be held in Waco, Tex. Contact: Education Service Center, Region 12, P.O. Box 1249, Waco, Tex. 76703.

17--Middle schools: "Teaching Learning Styles in the Middle School,'' conference, and "Exemplary Rural Middle Schools Conference,'' sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Stamford, Conn., and Vermont (location T.B.A.), respectively. Contact: Carol Clifford or Kathy Carter, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

17, 18--Professional development: "Responding Democratically to Opposition Groups,'' seminar, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held on the 17th in Burlingame, Calif., and on the 18th in Costa Mesa, Calif. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

17, 18, 19--Mathematics: "Hands-On Equations,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held on the 17th at the Crescent Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz.; on the 18th at the Howard Johnson Plaza in Albuquerque, N.M.; and on the 19th at the Red Lion Inn in Durango, Colo. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

17-18--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

17-18--Curriculum and instruction: "Teaching for Multiple Intelligences: Seven Ways of Knowing,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Dayton, Ohio. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

17-18--Discipline: "Working With Difficult Students: A Discipline With Dignity Approach,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

17-20--Gifted and talented: "Promises To Keep,'' conference, sponsored by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, for educators, parents, and state consultants, to be held at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Tex. Contact: Connie McLendon, T.A.G.T., 406 East 11th St., Suite 310, Austin, Tex. 78701-2617; (512) 499-8248.

17-21--Biology: "Biology in the 90's: New Directions, New Challenges,'' national conference, sponsored by the National Association of Biology Teachers, for teachers at the elementary, junior high, senior high, and higher-education levels, to be held at the Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Mass. Contact: Patricia J. McWethy, Executive Director, N.A.B.T., 11250 Roger Bacon Dr., #19, Reston, Va. 22090; (703) 471-1134.

17-22--English: Eighty-third annual convention, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for teachers of English at all levels, to be held in Pittsburgh, Pa. Contact: Membership Service Representative, N.C.T.E., 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; (217) 328-3870.

18--Curriculum and instruction: "Motivating Students to Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, to be held in Carmel, Ind. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 18--Education reform: "Restructuring Education in America: The 21st Century Challenge,'' lecture, by Linda Darling-Hammond, Teachers College, Columbia University, sponsored by the Gordon S. Bodek Lecture of Distinguished Educators, University of Pennsylvania, to be held on the Penn campus at Stiteler Hall in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: Gina M. Lind, Graduate School of Education, U.P., 3700 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19104-6216; (215) 898-9794.

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