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April

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.

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--Curriculum and instruction: "Making Connections: Individualizing and Differentiating Instruction in Heterogeneous Classrooms,'' workshop, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for administrators, teachers, and curriculum directors, to be held at the Holiday Inn in Portsmouth, N.H. Contact: Kathy Keeman, NESDEC, 83 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, Mass. 01776; (508) 443-7991.

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.

  • 12--Student learning: "Multiple Intelligences,'' 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.

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.

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