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April

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--Job training: "Job Training as Political Diversion: The False Promise of the Job Training Partnership Act,'' seminar, sponsored by the National Puerto Rican Forum, to be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Contact: N.P.R.F., 31 East 32nd St., 4th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10016; (212) 685-2311.
  • 19--National education goals: "Goals 2000 Satellite Town Meeting,'' interactive-video teleconference, sponsored by the U.S. Education Department and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for educators, business and community leaders, and parents, to be broadcast at 8:30 P.M. Eastern time. Contact: John McGrath, U.S.E.D., (202) 401-1309.

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--Administrative training: "Realizing the Vision of Leadership,'' seminar, sponsored by the Arizona Hispanic School Administrators Association, for administrators and other educators, to be held at the East Hilton Hotel in Tucson, Ariz. Contact: A.H.S.A.A., P.O. Box 1348, Phoenix, Ariz. 85001; (602) 721-5600.
  • 21--Education research: "Overview of Current Research and National Models,'' forum, part of the "How Children Think and Learn'' series, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Education Department, for teachers, administrators, parents, and policy leaders, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: S.I., (202) 357-3030.

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--Educational issues: "The 21st Century: Values, the Law, the Environment, and the City,'' forum on preparing young people to meet challenges through education, sponsored by the Burgundy Farm Country Day School, for teachers, administrators, parents, and members of the media, to be held at the school in Alexandria, Va. Contact: Nadine Hathaway, B.F.C.D.S., 3700 Burgundy Rd., Alexandria, Va. 22303; (703) 960-3431.

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.

22-23--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.

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.

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--Early-childhood education: "Early Learning,'' forum, part of the "How Children Think and Learn'' series, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Education Department, for teachers, administrators, parents, and policy leaders, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: S.I., (202) 357-3030.

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.

  • 4-5--Private schools: Meeting, sponsored by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, for leaders of private schools that administer their own accreditation programs, to be held at the Airport Marriott Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Contact: N.C.P.S.A., 601 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20004; (703) 799-5929.

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--Student learning: "Situated Learning: Where Children Learn Affects How They Learn,'' forum, part of the "How Children Think and Learn'' series, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Education Department, for teachers, administrators, parents, and policy leaders, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: S.I., (202) 357-3030.

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.

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