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March

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.

27-30--Technology: "Deciding Our Future: Technological Imperatives for Education,'' conference, sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin's College of Education, to be held at the Institute of Education, University of London, in London, England. Contact: Marie Williams, U.T.- Austin, Education Annex Building, Room 2.240, Austin, Tex. 78712; (512) 471-1808; fax: (512) 471-8786.

27-30--Youth professionals: "Annual Youth Professionals Institute,'' sponsored by Work, Achievement, Values, and Education Inc., to be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The intended audience includes teachers, administrators, principals, counselors, social workers, agency directors, school board members, employment-training specialists, welfare workers, and other professionals who work with young people. Contact: Delores Parker or J. Tyler, WAVE Inc., 501 School St., S.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20024; (202) 484-0103 or (800) 274-2005; fax: (202) 488-7595.

28-29--Staff development: "Staff Development Training Seminar: Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Content Instruction,'' sponsored by the National Center for Teaching Thinking, for teachers and curriculum specialists who have taken the "Basic Lessons Design Workshop,'' to be held in Miami, Fla. Contact: N.C.T.T., 815 Washington St., #8, Newtonville, Mass. 02160; (617) 965-4604.

30--Vocational education: "Education Reform and Restructuring,'' vocational-education regional conference, sponsored by the New Hampshire State Council for Vocational Education, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Plymouth, N.H. Contact: N.H.S.C.V.E., Concord Center, Room 314, 10 Ferry St., Concord, N.H. 03301-5081; (603) 225-4629.

30-31--Curriculum and instruction: "Advanced Lesson Design Workshop: Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into the Classroom,'' sponsored by the National Center for Teaching Thinking, for teachers and curriculum specialists who have taken the "Basic Lesson Design Workshop,'' to be held in Miami, Fla. Contact: N.C.T.T., 815 Washington St., #8, Newtonville, Mass. 02160; (617) 965-4604.

30-April 2--Children: "Focus 2000: Circle of Inclusion--Families, Children, Schools, Community,'' annual international study conference, sponsored by the Association for Childhood Education International, for teachers, teacher-educators, college students, day-care personnel, and other care-givers, to be held at the Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans, La. Contact: Marilyn Gardner or Cindy Scherrer, A.C.E.I., 11501 Georgia Ave., Ste. 315, Wheaton, Md. 20902; (800) 423-3563.

30-April 2--Science: National convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, to be held in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: N.S.T.A., 1742 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009-1171; (202) 328-5800; fax: (202) 328-0974.

April

4-7--Catholic schools: "Unity in Diversity: Embracing the Challenge,'' annual convention, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Nancy A. Brewer, Convention and Exposition Director, N.C.E.A., 1077 30th St., N.W., Ste. 100, Washington, D.C. 20007; (202) 337-6232; fax: (202) 333-6706.

4-8--Educational research: "Alternative Learning Environments: Work, School, Play,'' annual meeting, sponsored by the American Educational Research Association, to be held in New Orleans, La. Contact: William J. Russell or Jaime E. Hitchcock, A.E.R.A., 1230 17th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-2078; (202) 223-9485; fax: (202) 775-1824.

5--School violence: "Guns and Violence in Schools,'' training program, sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, for school administrators and law-enforcement officials, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: I.A.C.P., P.O. Box 90976, Washington, D.C. 20090-0976; (800) 843-8227.

6-9--Learning disabilities: Twelfth annual network conference on educational therapy and learning disabilities, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Network, to be held at the Natick Inn in Natick, Mass. Contact: L.D.N., (617) 340-5605.

6-9--Music: Biennial in-service conference, sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference, to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact: MENC, 1806 Robert Fulton Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-4348.

  • 6-9--Social studies: "Social Studies: The Link Making Connections--Preparing Citizenship Across the Curriculum,'' Rocky Mountain regional conference, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, for social-studies educators, to be held in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: Robert J. Stahl, Secondary Education, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 871911, Tempe, Ariz. 85287-0911; (602) 965-7101.

6-10--Special education: "Achieving Exceptional Outcomes,'' annual convention, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special-education teachers, administrators, program supervisors, teacher-educators, researchers, and parents, to be held in Denver, Colo. Contact: C.E.C., 1920 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1589; (703) 620-3600.

7-9--Social studies: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Social Studies Education,'' conference, sponsored by the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, to be held in Harrisburg, Pa. Contact: Daniel Sidelnick, Conference Chairman, 2313 Harvey John Ave., Lebanon, Pa.; (717) 272-4883.

8-9--School law: Seminar, sponsored by the National School Boards Association, for school attorneys, school board members, and school administrators, to be held in New Orleans, La., in conjunction with the N.S.B.A. annual convention and exposition. Contact: Susan R. Butler, N.S.B.A., 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 838-6722; fax: (703) 683-7590.

8-10--Middle schools: "Heterogeneous Grouping,'' workshop, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, to be held at the Peppermill Hotel in Reno, Nev. Contact: N.M.S.A., 4807 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43229-6292; (614) 848-8211; fax: (614) 848-4301.

  • 10-13--Educational technology: "The Global Village Schools National Conference,'' sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, the Mecklenburger Group, and the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology, for all educators, to be held at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: U.O., Continuing Education Community Programs, (405) 325-1711.

10-13--Federally impacted schools: Spring 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; fax: (202) 624-5468.

11-12--Curriculum and instruction: "Writing, Talking, and Reading Comprehension: An Integrated Landmark Approach,'' 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; (509) 927-4440.

11-12--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 Baltimore, Md. Contact: National Tech Prep Network, P.O. Box 21689, Waco, Tex. 76702-1689; (800) 972-2766; fax: (817) 772-8972.

12-15--Staff development: "IMPACT,'' staff-development seminar in critical thinking, sponsored by the National Diffusion Network and Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in New Orleans, La. Contact: S.L. Winocur, 21412 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92646; (714) 964-3106.

12-16--Children: "Today's Children--Tomorrow's Future,'' annual conference, sponsored by the Southern Early Childhood Association, to be held in New Orleans, La. The intended audience includes early-childhood care-givers and educators, child-care advocates, parents, teacher-educators, agency directors, and administrators. Contact: Jane Alexander, SECA, P.O. Box 56130, Little Rock, Ark. 72215-6130; (501) 663-0353; fax: (501) 663-2114.

12-16--Physical education: "Sharing Our Vision,'' national convention, sponsored by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, for educators, students, and others, to be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo. Contact: Lysa Price, Director of Conventions, A.A.H.P.E.R.D., 1900 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 476-3400; fax: (703) 476-9527.

13--Physical education: National Council of Secondary School Athletic Directors, sponsored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, for secondary school athletic directors, to be held in Denver, Colo., in conjunction with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance national convention. Contact: Kathy Chichester, N.A.S.P.E., 1900 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 476-3417; fax: (703) 476-9527.

13-14--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution,'' 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; fax: (812) 339-0018.

13-15--Education law: "The Promise of Brown,'' conference commemorating the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, sponsored by the Metropolitan Center for Educational Research Development and Training at the New York University School of Education, the N.Y.U. Law School, and the New York University Humanities Council, to be held in New York City. Contact: LaRuth Gray, Associate Director, 32 Washington Pl., Room 72, New York, N.Y. 10003; (212) 998-5100; fax: (212) 995-4199.
2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

13-16--Head Start: Annual training conference, sponsored by the National Head Start Association, for Head Start directors, parents, and others involved in early-childhood education, to be held at the Commonwealth Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Contact: N.H.S.A., 201 North Union St., Suite 320, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 739-0875.

13-16--Mathematics: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, to be held in Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: N.C.T.M., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1593; (703) 620-9840.

14-15--Principals: "Quality Education: Schools as Learning Organizations,'' institute, 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: March 25. 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.

14-15--Science: "Scientists, Educators, and National Standards Action at the Local Level,'' forum, sponsored by Sigma Xi, for teachers, administrators, teacher-educators, and others interested in science-education reform, to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: S.X., P.O. Box 13975, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 27709.

14-15--Technology: "Technology, the Classroom, and You,'' sponsored by the Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association and the Maryland Department of Education, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Lesley Robinson, Public Relations Chairperson, Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Ln., Laurel, Md. 20707; (301) 725-8300, ext. 106.

14-16--Community education: National training institute for community-based and global environmental education, sponsored by the National Community Education Association, to be held at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hilton in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: Ursula Ellis, N.C.E.A., 3929 Old Lee Hwy., Suite 91-A, Fairfax, Va. 22030; (703) 683-6232; fax: (703) 683-0161.

14-16--English: Institute on portfolios, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, to be held in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Membership Service Representative, N.C.T.E., 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870; fax: (217) 328-9645.

14-16--Montessori education: "Montessori: The Multicultural Dimension,'' conference, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Bellflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

14-16--School librarians: "The Virtual Librarian: Catalyst for Change,'' conference, sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians, for Missouri school librarians, to be held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Jan Tonsing, M.A.S.L. Public Relations, 400 Tamarack Dr., Ballwin, Mo. 63011; (314) 851-8250.

  • 14-16--Social studies: "A Brave New World for Social Studies,'' southeast regional conference, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, for social-studies educators, to be held at the Stouffer Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Ala. Contact: Sue Powell, 5297 Balboa Ave., Pinson, Ala. 35126; (205) 985-2460.

15-16--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 Chicago, Ill. Contact: N.C.T.T., 815 Washington St., #8, Newtonville, Mass. 02160; (617) 965-4604.

15-17--Technology: "Technology, Reading, and Learning Difficulties,'' national conference, sponsored by Educational Computer Conferences, to be held at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Md. The intended audience includes reading specialists, classroom teachers, learning-disability specialists, technology coordinators, and administrators. Contact: Diane Frost, E.C.C., 1070 Crows Nest Way, Richmond, Calif. 94803; (510) 222-1249 or (800) 255-2218.

  • 15-19--Higher-education partnerships: "Powerful Partnerships--Continuing Education as an Agent of Change,'' annual conference, sponsored by the National University Continuing Education Association, for higher-education officials and faculty and community representatives, to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: N.U.C.E.A., 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 615, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 659-3130.

16--Careers in education: "Fourth Annual Careers in Education Exposition for Culturally Diverse and Bilingual Educators,'' sponsored by a consortium of public schools and state education departments, to be held at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Centre in New York City. The exposition is seeking candidates for teaching, diagnostic, and administrative jobs in the areas of guidance, social work, P.T., O.T., E.S.L., special education, speech and hearing, and other Òhard to findÓ areas of specialty. Contact: Fred Greenspan, Director, or Lynne Weber, Expo Administrator, Tylin Productions, Box 1300, North Massapequa, N.Y. 11758-0905; (516) 799-2274; fax (516) 795-1887.

17--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held in Indianapolis, Ind. 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--Independent schools: "The Small-Shop Series: Annual Giving in the Small Shop,'' workshop, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Conference Services Department, CASE, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 328-5974; fax: (202) 387-4973.

17-19--Education management: "Partners for Quality: Using Continuous Quality Improvement To Acheive World-Class School Performance,'' National Governor's Conference, sponsored by the Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, and others, to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The intended audience includes policymakers, elected officials, teachers, school administrators, school officers, business representatives, students, and parents. Registration deadline: March 25. Contact: Vivian Hart, Government Training Service, 480 Cedar St., St. Paul, Minn. 55101; (800) 657-3981.

  • 18, 19--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 on the 18th in Rochester, N.Y., and on the 19th in Pittsburgh, Pa. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156.

18-19--Families: "Family Literacy in New York State: The Next Chapter,'' conference, sponsored by the Center for Family Resources, for teachers, administrators, social workers, and case managers working in or interested in family-literacy/family-support programs, to be held in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Contact: Pam Rosa, C.F.R., 22 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 110, Mineola, N.Y. 100501; (516) 873-0900; fax: (516) 873-0949.

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

  • 19-20--Curriculum and instruction: "Teaching for Multiple Intelligences: Seven Ways of Knowing,'' seminar, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for all educators, to be held in Dallas, 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.
  • 19-20--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 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.

20-21--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 Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

20-22--Educational research: Annual conference, sponsored by the New England Educational Research Organization, to be held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Me. Contact: Eiki Satake, Division of Computer Applications and Mathematics, Emerson College, 100 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02116; (617) 578-8770.

20-22--Technology: "Technology, Reading, and Learning Difficulties,'' conference, sponsored by Educational Computer Conferences, to be held at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Md. The intended audience includes reading specialists, classroom teachers, learning-disability specialists, administrators, and others. Contact: Diane Frost, E.C.C., Suite E, 1070 Crows Nest Way, Richmond, Calif. 94803; (510) 222-1249 or (800) 255-2218.

21--Special education: Fair, sponsored by the Crossroads School, featuring representatives from preschools, camps, elementary and secondary schools, life-skills programs, boarding schools, and colleges, to be held in King of Prussia, Pa. Contact: Alexandra Davis, Development Associate, C.S., 1681 North Valley Rd., Box 730, Paoli, Pa. 19301; (215) 296-6765.

  • 21-23--Alternative certification: Fourth national conference on alternative certification, sponsored by the Alternative Certification Association, for teacher-educators and administrators, to be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Contact: Delia Stafford, National Chairperson, A.C.A., 4141 Martinshire Dr., Houston, Tex. 77025; (713) 892-6833.

21-23--Dyslexia: Annual conference, sponsored by the New York Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society, to be held in New York City. Contact: New York Branch, O.D.S., 71 West 23rd St., Ste. 1500, New York, N.Y. 10010; (212) 691-1930.

21-23--Social studies: Great Lakes regional social-studies conference, sponsored by the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies, for K-12 teachers, curriculum coordinators, prinicipals, and museum and civic-education groups, to be held at the Radisson Hotel in St. Paul, Minn. Contact: Steve Sandell, Executive Director, M.C.S.S., 301 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn. 55455; (612) 624-5893; fax: (612) 625-6351.

  • 21-24--Accelerative learning: "International Conference on Accelerative Learning and Teaching,'' sponsored by the Society for Accelerative Learning and Teaching, for teachers, administrators, course developers, and parents, to be held in St. Louis, Mo. Contact: S.A.L.T., 3028 Emerson Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minn. 55408; (612) 827-4856.

21-24--Foreign language: "Challenges for a New Era,'' conference, sponsored by the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and the Foreign Language Association of Missouri, for foreign-language teachers, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Jody Thrush, C.S.C. Executive Director, 3550 Anderson St., Madison, Wis. 53704; (608) 246-6573; fax: (608) 246-6880.

21-24--Staff development: "P.S.R.P. Conference for Paraprofessionals/School-Related Personnel,'' sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, to be held at the Washington Hilton and Towers in Washington, D.C. Contact: Sally Muravchik or Tish Olshefski, A.F.T., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001; (202) 879-4400.

  • 22--Emotional and behavioral disorders: "Designing Effective Programs for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Focus on Inclusion,'' forum, sponsored by the Institute for Behavioral and Learning Differences, University of North Texas, for teachers, supervisors, administrators, and teacher-educators, to be held at the Holiday Inn Airport South in Irving, Tex. Contact: Jeanie McMahan, Administrative Assistant, I.B.L.D., U.N.T., P.O. Box 13857, Denton, Tex. 76203; (817) 565-3583.
  • 22-23--Early-childhood education: "Excellence in Early Childhood,'' conference, sponsored by Chadron State College, for early-childhood educators, to be held on the Chadron State College campus in Chadron, Neb. Contact: Kim Madsen, C.S.C., School of Business and Applied Sciences, 1000 Main St., Chadron, Neb. 69337; (308) 432-6365.

22-24--Middle schools: "Integrating Curriculum Restructuring,'' workshop, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: N.M.S.A., 4807 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43229-6292; (614) 848-8211; fax: (614) 848-4301.

  • 22-23--Gifted underachieving students: "Developing Gifts: Celebrating Diverse Talents in Gifted Underachieving Students,'' conference, sponsored by the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students, for educators, administrators, counselors, and parents, to be held at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: A.E.G.U.S., (503) 672-6590.

24--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held in Charlotte, N.C. 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--Counseling: Convention, sponsored by the American Counseling Association, for counselors, to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: A.C.A., Meeting Services, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, Va. 22304; (703) 823-9800, ext. 246; fax: (703) 823-0252.

26--Middle schools: "Sustaining the Middle School,'' conference, and "Discovery Learning,'' "Teaching Math to Heterogeneous Groups,'' and "Crossing the Tracks,'' seminars, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Warwick, R.I. Contact: Joan Blanchard, Carol Clifford, or Kathy Carter, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

  • 26-27--Intergenerational issues: Fifth national conference on intergenerational issues and programs, sponsored by Generations United, for educators, administrators, policymakers, and others interested in promoting intergenerational cooperation, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: G.U., c/o the Child Welfare League of America, 440 First St., N.W., Suite 310, Washington, D.C. 20001-2085; (202) 638-2952.

27-28--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 Orlando, Fla. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

  • 28--History: "Charting a Vision With Our Students: The Ideas and Practice of Facing History,'' 10th annual conference, sponsored by the Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation, for all educators, to be held at Harvard University's Gutman Conference Center in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Barbara DeVries, F.H.O.N.F., 16 Hurd Rd., Brookline, Mass. 02146-6919; (617) 232-1595.

28-29--Curriculum and instruction: "Helping Teachers Use Dimensions of Learning in Their Classrooms,'' institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for principals, instructional supervisors, curriculum specialists, and staff developers, to be held in Denver, Colo. Contact: Attn: P.D.I., A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110

28-30--Principals: Workshops, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle-grades principals, to be held at the Xerox Training Center in Leesburg, Va. Contact: Merrie Hahn, Programs, N.A.E.S.P., 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-3483; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 548-6021.

  • 29--Genetics: "The New Genetics: What Is It and What Do You Tell Your Students?,'' cross-curriculum program, sponsored by the Coriell Institute for Medical Research and the Educational Information and Resource Center, for secondary school science, social-studies, and economics educators, to be held in Sewell, N.J. Contact: Eleanor Pastore, ERIC, 606 Delsea Dr., Sewell, N.J. 08080; (609) 582-7000.

29-May 1--Student activities: Workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Student Activity Advisers, for advisers, teachers, principals, and assistant principals, to be held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Wanda Carroll, Administrative Assistant, National Association of Secondary School Principals--Division of Student Activities, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-0200; fax: (703) 476-5432.

May

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

1-3--Families: "Third National Conference on Family Literacy,'' sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy, for practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students, to be held at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Sally Jessee, Waterfront Plaza, Suite 200, 325 West Main St., Louisville, Ky. 40202.

2-6--Special education: "Administration and Supervision of Special Education,'' institute, sponsored by the Division of Administrative and Educational Services at the College of Education of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, to be held in Virginia Beach, Va. Contact: Philip R. Jones, 202 East Eggleston Hall, V.P.I., Blacksburg, Va. 24061-0302; (703) 231-5925; fax: (703) 231-7845.

3, 4, 5, 6--College fairs: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held on the 3rd in San Diego, Calif.; on the 4th in Riverside, Calif.; and on the 5th and 6th in Los Angeles, Calif. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

3-4--Middle schools: "Scheduling in the Middle School'' and "Developing Interdisciplinary Units,'' seminars, 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.

4-5--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 Lexington, Ky. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

4-7--Educational consulting: Conference, sponsored by the Independent Educational Consultants Association, for educational consultants, guidance counselors, and admission directors of independent schools, colleges, and programs, to be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Raleigh, N.C. Contact: Marilyn Pierce or Brenda Nolan, I.E.C.A., P.O. Box 125, Forestdale, Mass. 02644; (508) 833-0670; fax: (508) 833-0863.

5-6--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution,'' institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

5-7--English: Institute on portfolios, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, to be held in Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: Membership Service Representative, N.C.T.E., 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870; fax: (217) 328-9645.

5-7--Montessori education: "Montessori Pathways,'' conference, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Bellflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

6--Middle schools: "Portfolio AssessmentÓ and Transition Process,'' seminars, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Vermont. Location T.B.A. Contact: Joan Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

8-12--Reading: "Connections, Collaboration, Leadership, and Literacy,'' annual conference, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators, administrators, and others interested in reading education and literacy, to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Conferences Division, I.R.A., 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, Del. 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 216; fax: (302) 731-1057.

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