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March

14-At-risk youths: "Education Is Everyone's Business,'' fourth annual conference on the at-risk, sponsored by the West Virginia Education Association, for teachers, administrators, and business leaders, to be held in Charleston, W.Va. Contact: W.V.E.A., 1558 Quarrier St., Charleston, W.Va. 25311; (304) 346-5315.

  • 14--Family literacy: "Family Literacy Symposium,'' sponsored by the Junior League of Buffalo and Buffalo State College, for educators and parents, to be held in Buffalo, N.Y. Contact: Beth Simons, J.L.B., (716) 884-8865.
    cw1 cw114--Principals: "On Goodness in Schools: The Power of Portraits,'' lecture and dinner, sponsored by the Principals' Center, for principals, educators, and administrators, to be held at the Harvard Faculty Club in Cambridge. Contact: Nindy LeRoy or Seth Sweet, P.C., Harvard University Graduate School of Education, 336 Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, Mass. 02138; (617) 495-1825; fax: (617) 496-8051. cw1 cw1

14-16--Technology: Annual "Microcomputers in Education Conference,'' sponsored by the Arizona State University College of Education and others, for educators, administrators, researchers, and technology specialists, to be held at the university in Tempe, Ariz. Contact: Kay Kennedy, Conference Co-Director, M.E.C., Arizona State University, C.S.B. 355C Box 870908, Tempe, Ariz. 85287-0908; (602) 965-7363; fax: (602) 965-8887.

15--Students with disabilities: "Classroom Tested Interventions,'' teleconference, sponsored by ADDNET, for general- and special-education teachers and parents, to be broadcast from the University of Georgia. Contact: Lisa M. Ehrhart, ADDNET Telecast Coordinator, U.G., 570 Aderhold Hall, Athens, Ga., 30602; (800) 296-4770 or (706) 542-5877.

15-16--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 Omaha, Neb. and San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

15-16--Independent schools: Legislative conference, sponsored by the Council for American Private Education, for private school leaders, administrators, teachers, and parents, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: Greg D. Kubiak, CAPE, 1726 M St., N.W., Suite 1102, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 659-0016; fax: (202) 659-0018.

16-19--Learning disabilities: "L.D.A.: A Capitol Idea,'' conference, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of America, to be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. Contact: Jean Petersen, National Executive Director, L.D.A.A., 4156 Library Rd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15234; (412) 341-1515; fax: (412) 344-0224.

17--Student motivation: "Helping Kids Help Themselves,'' workshop, sponsored by New View, for teachers, administrators, and counselors, to be held in Chapel Hill, N.C. Contact: Trudy Webb, N.V., P.O. Box 3021, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27515-3021; (800) 441-3604.

17-18--Curriculum and instruction: "Basic Lesson Design Workshop: Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Content Instruction,'' sponsored by the National Center for Teaching Thinking, for teachers and curriculum specialists, to be held in Boston, Mass. Contact: N.C.T.T., 815 Washington St., #8, Newtonville, Mass. 02160; (617) 965-4604.

17-18--Science and mathematics: "Hands-On Science and Math,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Carmel, 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.

17-18--Student motivation: "Motivating Students To Take Responsibility for Their Own Learning,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Little Rock, Ark. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

17-19--Independent schools: Annual conference, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, for teachers, administrators, and trustees, to be held at the Sheraton Park Central Hotel in Dallas, Tex. Contact: Richard W. Ekdahl, Executive Director, I.S.A.S., P.O. Box 52297, Tulsa, Okla. 74152-0297; (918) 749-5927.

17-19--Montessori education: "Language and Writing for the Preschool Child,'' conference, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, to be held at the Sheraton World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Bellflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

  • 18-19--Family literacy: "Family Literacy in New York: The Next Chapter,'' annual conference, sponsored by the Center for Family Resources, for New York State educators and parents, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: C.F.R., 22 Jericho Tnpk., Suite 110, Mineola, N.Y. 11501-2937; (516) 873-0900.

18-19--Reading: "Creating Authentic Images,'' conference, sponsored by the Claremont Reading Conference, for teachers, librarians, and administrators, to be held at the Claremont Graduate School in Claremont, Calif. Contact: Phil Dreyer, Director, C.R.C., Harper Hall, C.G.S., 150 East 10th St., Claremont, Calif. 91711; (909) 621-8075; fax: (909) 621-8390.

18-20--Montessori education: "Celebrate the Joy,'' national conference, sponsored by the National Center for Montessori Education, for Montessori teachers, administrators, and parents, to be held at the Hyatt Newporter Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. Contact: Kristin Cook, N.C.M.E., P.O. Box 1543, Roswell, Ga. 30077; (404) 434-1128.

19-22--Curriculum and instruction: "Emerging Images of Learning: World Perspectives for the New Millennium,'' annual conference, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Attn: P.D.I., A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110

20-23--Technology: "Technology Education: Preparing for the Global Community,'' conference and exhibits, sponsored by the International Technology Education Association, for educators, administrators, principals, and others, to be held in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: I.T.E.A., 1914 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-2100; fax: (703) 860-0353.

21--Discipline: "Dealing With Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses: A Reality Therapy Approach,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers, counselors, and administrators, to be held in Amarillo, Tex. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

21--Mathematics: "The Power of Numbers: Mathematics in a Social Studies Context,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for math teachers of grades 6-12, to be held in Springfield, 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.

21, 22, 23, 24--Special education: "Complying With the I.D.E.A. and Section 504: L.R.P.'s Update on Special-Education Law,'' seminar, sponsored by L.R.P. Publications, for special-education teachers, administrators, and school psychologists, to be held on the 21st in Sacramento, Calif.; on the 22nd in Las Vegas, Nev.; on the 23rd in Detroit, Mich.; and on the 24th in Albany, N.Y. Contact: L.R.P.P., 1555 King St., Suite 200, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (800) 727-1227.

22, 23--Mathematics: "Making Algebra Child's Play: A Hands-On Equations Workshop,'' sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for middle school math teachers, curriculum directors, and math coordinators, to be held on the 22nd in Bloomington, Minn., and on the 23rd in Bismarck, N.D. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

  • 22-23--School policymaking: "Texas P.T.A. Legislative Days,'' conference, sponsored by the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers, for teachers, parents, and administrators, to be held in Austin, Tex. Contact: T.C.P.T., 408 West 11th St., Austin, Tex. 78701; (512) 476-6769.

22-23--Student self-esteem: "Breaking the Cycle of Failure--Building Self-Esteem,'' sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers, administrators, and counselors, to be held in Lexington, Ky. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

23--School violence: "Preventing School Violence: Learning Through the Storm,'' conference, sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Special Education Facilities, for educators, community workers, clinicians, and parents, to be held in Cromwell, Conn. Contact: Daria Rockholz, Executive Director, C.A.S.E.F., P.O. Box 586, Brookfield, Conn. 06804; (203) 740-1048.

23, 24, 25--Special education: "Complying With the I.D.E.A. and Section 504: L.R.P.'s Update on Special-Education Law,'' seminar, sponsored by L.R.P. Publications, for special-education teachers, administrators, and school psychologists, to be held on the 23rd in Detroit, Mich.; on the 24th in Albany, N.Y.; and on the 25th in Uniondale, N.Y. Contact: L.R.P.P., 1555 King St., Suite 200, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (800) 727-1227.

  • 23-26--Social studies: Northeast regional conference, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, for social-studies educators, to be held in Boston, Mass. Contact: John Papadonis, 27 Garfield Ave., Winchester, Mass. 01890-1208; (617) 861-2407.

24-25--Curriculum and instruction: "Basic Lesson Designs Workshop: Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Content Instruction,'' sponsored by the National Center for Teaching Thinking, for teachers and curriculum specialists, to be held in Miami, Fla. Contact: N.C.T.T., 815 Washington St., #8, Newtonville, Mass. 02160; (617) 965-4604.

24-25--Curriculum and instruction: "Creating Caring Classroom Communities,'' sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for elementary school teachers, to be held in Madison, Wis. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

24-25--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 Billings, Mont. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

24-25--Outcome-based education: Conference on invitational learning and 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 Orlando, Fla. Contact: Robert Bingham, Executive Director, N.A.L.S., 214 Pine St., Boone, N.C. 28607; (704) 264-9128 or (800) 946-6336; fax: (704) 265-2840.

24-25--Student behavior: "Teaching Children To Care,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Madison, Wis. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

24-26--Alternative education: "Taking Charge of Change,'' 20th annual conference, sponsored by the Washington Association for Learning Alternatives, for teachers, administrators, and education students, to be held in Stevenson, Wash. Contact: W.A.L.A., P.O. Box 795, Port Townsend, Wash. 98648; (509) 663-7947.

24-26--Mathematics: Regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, to be held in Bismarck, N.D. Contact: N.C.T.M., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1593; (703) 620-9840.

25--Behavior disorders: "Ensuring Appropriate Services to Children and Youth With Emotional/Behavioral Disorders,'' inclusion forum, sponsored by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, for teachers, practitioners, supervisors, administrators, and teacher-educators, to be held in Hartford, Conn. Contact: Lyndal M. Bullock, Chairperson, C.C.B.D., University of North Texas, P.O. Box 13857, Denton, Tex. 76203; (817) 565-3583.

  • 25--Grant writing: Grant-proposal-writing workshop, sponsored by the Foundation Center, for fund-raisers, school board members, and others interested in proposal writing, to be held in New York City. Contact: F.C., 79 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10003-3076; (212) 620-4230.

27-30--Middle schools: "13th Annual Middle School Conference,'' sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Hyannis, Mass. Contact: Carol Clifford or Kathy Carter, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

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