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November

20-22--Foreign language: "Enhancing Our Professional Status,'' annual meeting, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German Inc., in cooperation with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, for teachers of German language, literature, and culture at all levels, to be held at the Hyatt and Hilton hotels and San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: A.A.T.G., 112 Haddontowne Ct., Suite 104, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08034; (609) 795-5553; fax: (609) 795-9398.

29--Curriculum and instruction: "Curriculum Decisions? Materials Selection? A Process for Decisionmaking,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Crete, N.H. Contact: P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind., 47402-0789.

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

30-Dec. 2--Professional development: Seminar on total-quality education, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

30-Dec. 4--Professional development: Seminar on strategic planning, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

December

1-2--Discipline: "Working With Difficult Students: A Discipline With Dignity Approach,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the Seattle Airport Hilton in Seattle, Wash. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

1-3--Independent schools: Annual meeting of business managers, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: Richard W. Ekdahl, Executive Director, I.S.A.S., P.O. Box 52297, Tulsa, Okla. 74152-0297; (918) 749-5927.

1-4--Community education: "Shaping a Vision for Learning Communities,'' conference, sponsored by the National Community Education Association, to be held at the Stouffer Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Ursula Ellis, N.C.E.A., 3929 Old Lee Hwy., Suite 91-A, Fairfax, Va. 22030; (703) 683-6232; fax: (703) 683-0161.

2--Mathematics: "Mathematics and Technology: The Middle School Experience,'' videoconference series, sponsored by the Center for Improved Engineering and Science Education, Stevens Institute of Technology, to be broadcast from 4:30 to 6 P.M. Eastern time. Contact: Pat Donnelly, S.I.T.; (201) 216-5375.

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

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

2, 3--Mathematics: "Making Algebra Child's Play: A Hands-On Equations Workshop,'' sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for math teachers of grades 3-9 and administrators, to be held on the 2nd at the Holiday Inn West in Knoxville, Tenn., and on the 3rd at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Raleigh, 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.

2, 3--School data: "What Do the Data Really Say About American Schools?,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held on the 2nd in Tempe, Ariz., and on the 3rd in Dallas, Tex. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

2, 3--Student achievement: "Self-Concept and School Achievement,'' seminar, sponsored by the Centre for Educational Leadership, to be held on the 2nd in Ottawa, Ontario, and on the 3rd in Montreal, Quebec. Contact: C.E.L., 3924 rue McTavish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044.

2-3--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 Stamford Marriott in Stamford, Conn. Registration deadline: Nov. 11. Contact: Lisa Rion, E.T.S., Rosedale Road, Princeton, N.J. 08541; (609) 951-6561; fax: (609) 951-1090.

2-3--New England schools: Annual meeting, sponsored by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Inc., for chief administrative officers of member institutions in the six New England states, to be held at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, Mass. Contact: Richard J. Bradley, Executive Director, N.E.A.S.C., 15 High St., The Sanborn House, Winchester, Mass. 01890; (617) 729-6762; fax: (617) 729-0924.

2-3--Student behavior: "Teaching Children ToCare,''institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Princeton, N.J. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

2-4--Montessori education: "Language Arts and the Montessori Adolescent,'' conference, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers Association, to be held at the Sheraton Inn Airport in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Bellflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

2-5--Children: "Joining Forces With Infants, Toddlers, and Their Families,'' national training institute, sponsored by Zero to Three/National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, to be held at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Contact: Z.T.-N.T.I., Box 7270, McLean, Va. 22106-7270; fax: (703) 790-7237.

3--Curriculum and instruction: "Curriculum Decisions? Materials Selection? A Process for Decisionmaking,'' workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Litchfield, Conn., and in Florissant, Mo. Contact: P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind., 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.
3--Middle schools: "Teaching and Learning Styles,'' 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.

3-4--Professional development: "Strategic PlanningÑPhase II,'' seminar, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators, to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: A.A.S.A., (703) 875-0712.

3-5--Writing: Workshops, sponsored by the Bard College Center Institute for Writing and Thinking, for secondary and college-level teachers, to be held at the Bard campus in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. Contact: Judi Smith, Administrative Assistant, Institute for Writing and Thinking, B.C., Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. 12504; (914) 758-7484.

3-7--Vocational education: Convention and trade show, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, and other vocational educators, to be held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Maddie Harwood, Convention Manager, (703) 683-9330.

  • 4--Critical thinking: "Personal Mythmaking: Understanding the Present and Designing the Future,'' seminar, sponsored by the Hartford Critical and Creative Thinking Center, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the center in Hartford, Conn. Contact: H.C.C.T.C., P.O. Box 320188, Hartford, Conn. 06132-0188; (203) 233-8650.
  • 5-8--Compensatory education: "Cornucopia of Change,'' annual conference, sponsored by the New York State Association of Compensatory Educators, for New York teachers and administrators involved in compensatory education, to be held at the Sheraton Inn and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Lynn Hoffman, Conference Co-Chair, (716) 674-2020.

5-8--School-college collaboration: National conference, sponsored by the American Association for Higher Education, to be held at the Pittsburgh Hilton and Towers in Pittsburgh, Pa. The intended audience includes school district administrators and teachers, state and national policy leaders, and higher-education faculty members, administrators, and researchers. Contact: Carol Stoel or Kristy Bonanno, A.A.H.E. School/College Trust, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 293-6440; fax: (202) 293-0073.

6--Principals: "How To Inspire or Retire the Marginal Teacher,'' workshop, 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: Nov. 19. 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.

6-7--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the La Pasada de Albuquerque in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

6-7--Curriculum and instruction: "Coaching Teachers in Dimensions of Learning,'' institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for principals, curriculum specialists, and instructional supervisors, to be held in Baltimore, Md. The institute is for those who have had a minimum of two days of training in the "Dimensions of Learning'' framework. Contact: Attn: P.D.I., A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110.

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

7--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 Baltimore, Md. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

7--Middle schools: "Mathematics Using Manipulatives,'' 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.

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

8-11--Quality standards: "International Education Industry Conference,'' sponsored by the Center on Standards for Quality of the University of Oklahoma's College of Continuing Education, and others, to be held at the Hotel Hilton Palacio Del Rio in San Antonio, Tex. The intended audience includes education administrators, higher-education leaders, education policymakers, teachers, trainers, business and industry leaders, and others interested in the development and use of voluntary standards. Response to call for papers due Sept. 30. Contact: F. LeRoy Walser, C.S.Q., College of Continuing Education, U.O., 555 Constitution St., Ste. 128, Norman, Okla. 73037; (405) 325-1711; fax: (405) 325-1824.

9--Middle schools: "Sustaining 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.

10--Middle schools: "Conversation on Middle Schools--A Conference,'' and "Scheduling in the Middle School'' and "Portfolio Assessment,'' seminars, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Marlborough, Mass. Contact: Carol Clifford, Kathy Carter, or Joan Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

  • 10-12--Professional development: "What Works in Advisory Programs: Teacher to Teacher,'' institute, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: Lee McDonough, Director, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46208; (317) 921-6480.
  • 11-15--Special education: "International Early Childhood Conference on Children With Special Needs,'' sponsored by the Division for Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children, for parents, teachers, and administrators, to be held at the Marriott Hotel and Marina in San Diego, Calif. Contact: D.E.C., 3 Church Circle, Box 194, Annapolis, Md. 21401; (410) 269-6801.

11-15--Staff development: "Celebrating Our Strengths . . . Touching Tomorrow Today,'' annual conference, sponsored by the National Staff Development Council, to be held at the Loews Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Tex. Contact: Shirley Havens, Business Manager, N.S.D.C., P.O. Box 240, Oxford, Ohio 45056; (800) 727-7288.

12-13--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

13--Middle schools: "Using Outward Bound Activities To Create a Positive Classroom Environment,'' 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.

14-15--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 Radnor Hotel in St. David's, Pa. Registration deadline: Nov. 23. Contact: Lisa Rion, E.T.S., Rosedale Road, Princeton, N.J. 08541; (609) 951-6561; fax: (609) 951-1090.

15-16--Middle schools: Seminars on various topics, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Farmington, Conn. Contact: Joan Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

15, 16, 17--Mathematics: "Hands-On Equations,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held on the 15th at the Omni Austin Hotel in Austin, Tex.; on the 16th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Houston, Tex.; and on the 17th in Corpus Christi, Tex. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

16-18--Science: Area convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, to be held in Orlando, Fla. Contact: N.S.T.A., 1742 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009-1171; (202) 328-5800; fax: (202) 328-0974.

20--Middle schools: "Inclusion and Cooperative Learning,'' 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.

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