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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--Mathematics: "Mathematics for a New Century: Activity Based Learning,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for math teachers of grades K-6, to be held in Simsbury, Conn. Contact: Kathy Keeman, NESDEC, 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

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--Professional development: "Restructuring Roles and Environments for Learning,'' seminar, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for administrators and teachers of grades 3-8, to be held in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Contact: Kathy Keeman, NESDEC, 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

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--South African studies: "South African Summit,'' workshop, sponsored by the California State University at Hayward and others, for all educators, to be held at the university in Hayward, Calif. Contact: Sonjia Redmond, C.S.U.H., (510) 881-7476.

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.

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. 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--Racial and sexual harassment: "The 3 R's: Old Rules, New Rules, Changing Rules on Racial and Sexual Harassment,'' workshop, sponsored by the Township High School District #113 and the Office for Civil Rights, Region V, U.S. Education Department, for administrators and teachers, to be held at the O'Hare Plaza Hotel in Chicago, Ill. Contact: T.H.S.D., (708) 432-6150.

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. 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.

  • 21-24--Mathematics and science: "Learning Without Limits,'' conference, sponsored by the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, for math, science, and technology educators, to be held in New York City. Contact: Christine Scott, Bronx High School of Science, 75 West 205th St., New York, N.Y. 10468; (718) 295-0200, ext. 308.

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

  • 28-29--Health-care reform: "Health-Care Reform and the Role of the States,'' conference, sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago, for state policymakers and academic and private-sector researchers with an interest in health-care reform, to be held at the university in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Linda Schaumann, U.I.C., (312) 996-7681.

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.

  • 1-7--'National PTA Teacher-Appreciation Week': A special week set aside by the National PTA to pay tribute to teachers across the country. Contact: PTA, 330 North Wabash Ave., Suite 2100, Chicago, Ill. 60611; (312) 670-6782.

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.

  • 3-6--Libraries: "Libraries on the Edge,'' conference, sponsored by the Maryland Library Association and the Middle Atlantic Regional Library Federation, for all members of the library profession, to be held in Baltimore, Md. Contact: M.L.A., 400 Cathedral St., 3rd Floor, Baltimore, Md. 21201.

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 Assessment 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.

  • 6--Student learning: "The Hurried Child in the Postmodern Family,'' seminar, sponsored by the Centre for Educational Leadership, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Ottawa, Ontario. Contact: C.E.L., 3724 rue McTavish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044.
  • 6-8--Principals: "Leadership and the Pursuit of Excellence in Classroom Teaching and Learning,'' conference, sponsored by the Greater Capital Region Principals' Center, State University of New York at Albany, and others, for principals and other education leaders, to be held at the Omni Hotel in Albany, N.Y. Contact: G.C.R.P.C., School of Education, University at Albany, Husted 211, 135 Western Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12222; (518) 442-3796.

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.

9, 10, 11, 12--College fairs: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held on the 9th and 10th in Hartford, Conn., and on the 11th and 12th in Raritan, N.J. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

10--Middle schools: "Violence in the Classroom,'' 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.

  • 10-13--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 Ottawa, Ill. Contact: S.L. Winocur, 21412 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92646; (714) 964-3106.
  • 10-13--Teaching methods: "Socratic Seminars,'' sponsored by the San Diego City Schools, for educators, to be held in La Jolla, Calif. Contact: Dennis Gray, Socratic Seminars, 1056 Nautilus St., La Jolla, Calif. 92037; (800) 354-3544.

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

12--Middle schools: "Critical Thinking Skills,'' 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.

  • 13--Student learning: "The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach,'' seminar, sponsored by the Centre for Educational Leadership, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Montreal, Quebec. Contact: C.E.L., 3724 rue McTavish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1YR; (514) 398-7044.
  • 13-15--Global education: "Culture and Curriculum in the 21st Century,'' annual national conference, sponsored by the American Forum for Global Education, for precollegiate educators, collegiate educators, and teacher-educators, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Fla. Contact: Ria Boemi, Conference Director, A.F.G.E., 45 John St., Suite 908, New York, N.Y. 10038; (212) 732-8606.
  • 14-18--Multimedia education: "National Utilization Conference,'' sponsored by the Southern Educational Communications Association and WNEO/WEAO, for utilization specialists, teachers, and administrators, to be held in Akron, Ohio. Contact: Norma Gay, N.U.C., P.O. Box 50008, Columbia, S.C. 29250; (803) 799-5517.

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

15-16--Independent schools: "The Small-Shop Series: Small-Shop Strategies for Soliciting Major Gifts,'' workshop, sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, to be held in Portland, Ore. Contact: Conference Services Department, CASE, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 328-5974; fax: (202) 387-4973.

  • 17-Professional development: "C¢E¢ = Connecticut Celebrates Excellence in Education,'' statewide conference, sponsored by the Celebration of Excellence, for teachers and administrators, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Waterbury, Conn. Contact: C.E., 255 Skiff St., Hamden, Conn.; (203) 248-9119.

17--Middle schools: "Teaching Math to Heterogeneous Groups,'' 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.

17--Middle schools: "Conversation on Middle School Curriculum--A Conference,'' sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, to be held in Portland, Me. Contact: Carol Clifford or Kathy Carter, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263.

17--Students with disabilities: "Increasing Self-Esteem,'' 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.

17-18--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held in Boston, Mass. 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--Education and civil rights: "Brown v. Board of Education After 40 Years,'' conference, sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law of the College of William and Mary and the Howard University School of Law, for all educators, to be held in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Millie Arthur, Administrative Assistant, I.B.R.L., C.W.M.., P.O. Box 8795, Williamsburg, Va.; (804) 221-3775.

19--Aesthetic realism: "The Success of the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method: Prejudice Changes to Respect for Knowledge and People!,'' seminar, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, to be held in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, A.R.F., 141 Greene St., New York, N.Y. 10012; (212) 777-4490.

19--Middle schools: "Effective Teaming,'' 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.

19-20--Students with disabilities: Conference on government affairs, sponsored by the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children, for directors and administrators of private schools serving children, youths, and adults with disabilities, to be held in the Quality Hotel in Washington, D.C. Deadline for registration: May 2. Contact: Mara S. Miller, Administrator, NAPSEC, 1522 K St., N.W., Suite 1032, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 408-3338; fax: (202) 408-3340.

19-21--Reading: Institute on portfolios, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, to be held in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact: Membership Service Representative, N.C.T.E., 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870; fax: (217) 328-9645.

  • 20--Women in education: "Matrix Luncheon,'' with keynote speaker Madeleine Kunin, deputy U.S. secretary of education, sponsored by Women in Communications Inc., for all educators and members of the public, to be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, D.C. Contact: Danna Walker, W.I.C.I., (301) 530-6746.
  • 20-22--Conflict resolution: "Training for Trainers: Staff Development in Conflict Resolution Skills,'' workshop, sponsored by the National Association for Mediation in Education, University of Massachusetts, for trainers, school district staff members, and school mediation-program advisers, to be held in Seattle, Wash. Contact: NAME, 205 Hampshire House, Box 3365, Amherst, Mass. 01003-3635; (413) 545-2462

20-22--Middle schools: "School Reform Empowerment,'' workshop, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle-level educators, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: N.M.S.A., 4807 Evanswood Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43229-6292; (614) 848-8211; fax: (614) 848-4301.

24--Middle schools: "Learning To Lead--Peer Leadership 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.

24-25--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, to be held in Rockville, Md. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

25-27--Literacy: Conference on newspapers in education and literacy, sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America, for educators, literacy-program providers and administrators, and newspaper personnel, to be held at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. Contact: Betty Sullivan, Director, Education Programs, or Gwendolyn Kirk, Manager, Education Programs, N.A.A. Foundation, 11600 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 648-1051 or (703) 648-1251; fax: (703) 620-1265.

  • 31-June 3--Teaching methods: "Socratic Seminars,'' sponsored by the San Diego City Schools, for educators, to be held in La Jolla, Calif. Contact: Dennis Gray, Socratic Seminars, 1056 Nautilus St., La Jolla, Calif. 92037; (800) 354-3544.

June

2-5--Literacy: "The Challenge of Change,'' conference, sponsored by Laubach Literacy Action, for literacy-program managers, trainers, tutors, new readers, and board members, to be held in Little Rock, Ark. A pre-conference will be held June 1-2. Registration deadline: April 30. Contact: Janet Hiemstra, Director of Conferences, L.L.A., 1320 Jamesville Ave., Box 131, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210; (315) 422-9121; fax: (315) 422-6369.

9--Jewish education: Seventy-third annual meeting, sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston, for Jewish educators, B.J.E. board members, and friends of the B.J.E., to be held at the J.C.C. Gosman Campus in Newton, Mass. Contact: Shari D. Stier, B.J.E., 333 Nahanton St., Newton, Mass. 02159; (617) 965-7350; fax: (617) 965-9776.

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