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*13-15--Professional development: "Children, Change, and Achievement," annual conference, sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Education, for educators, administrators, and policymakers, to be held at the Plaza San Antonio Hotel in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: Doris Cruel, NASBE, 1012 Cameron St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (800) 368-5023.

  • 18--Reading and critical thinking: A presentation of the Junior Great Books Curriculum, sponsored by the Great Books Foundation, for district and school administrators, to be held at the Northfield Hilton in Troy, Mich. Contact: Dan Wall, G.B.F., 35 East Wacker Dr., Suite 2300, Chicago, Ill. 60601-2298; (800) 222-5870.

18-22--Chemistry: Western regional meeting, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, for chemistry educators, to be held in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: S. Shoemaker, California Institute of Food and Agricultural Research, University of California at Davis, 258 Cruss Hall, Davis, Calif. 95616-8598; (916) 752-2922.

20-21--Curriculum and instruction: "Exploring Scheduling Alternatives," institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 549-3891.

20-21--English: "English at 100: Continuity, Challenge, Change," annual conference, sponsored by the New York State English Council, for administrators and English and language-arts teachers, to be held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, N.Y. Contact: Brenda Perrotta-Morra, N.Y.S.E.C. Conference Chair, 476 Esplanade, Pelham Manor, N.Y. 10803; (914) 738-6630.

20-21--Special education: "It Takes a Whole Village To Raise a Child," sponsored by the Kansas State Council for Exceptional Children, for special educators, to be held at the Holidome Hotel in Manhattan, Kan. Contact: Mark Goor, K.S.C.E.C., (316) 341-5822.

20-22--Mathematics: "Canadian Regional Conference," sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for math teachers, supervisors, and administrators, to be held at the Edmonton Convention Center in Edmonton, Alberta. Contact: N.C.T.M., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476-2970.

20-22--Mathematics: "Central Regional Conference," sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for math teachers, supervisors, and administrators, to be held at the Holiday Inn Convention Center in Omaha, Neb. Contact: N.C.T.M., 1906 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476-2970.

20-22--Montessori education: "The Montessori Learning Community," sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, for Montessori educators, to be held at the Executive Tower Inn in Denver, Colo. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Bellflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

20-22--Reading: "Northeast Reading Recovery Conference and Institute," sponsored by the Lesley College Center for Reading Recovery and others, for reading educators and administrators, to be held at the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Danvers, Mass. Contact: N.R.R.C.I., (617) 349-8402.

20-22--Social studies: "Renaissance in the Social Studies: Opportunities and Choices for the 21st Century," conference, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies, for social-studies educators, to be held at the Willow Valley Family Resort in Lancaster, Pa. Contact: Ruth W. Stas, Manheim Township School District, P.O. Box 5134, Lancaster, Pa. 17605-5134; (717) 560-3105; fax: (717) 560-3100.

20-23--Dance: "Focus on Dance Education," conference, sponsored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the National Dance Association, for physical educators, teachers, and dance specialists, to be held at the Kellogg Center at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Contact: Mary Anne Saville, N.A.S.P.E., 1900 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 476-3414.

20-23--Media and education: "Teaching Around Television," conference, sponsored by the Albuquerque Academy, for headmasters, principals, deans, teachers, department heads, and curriculum specialists, to be held in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: A.A., 6400 Wyoming Blvd., N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87109; (505) 828-3190; fax: (505) 828-3253.

20-25--Reading: "Project Read: Phonology, Linguistics, and 'Apply and Extend,"' sponsored by the Teacher Training Consortium, for reading educators, to be held in Hingham, Mass. Contact: Barbara Meader, T.T.C., (508) 392-9171.

21--Mathematics: Mathematics conference, sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education, for math educators, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Donna Crabbe, M.S.D.E., 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md. 21201; (410) 333-2324.

21--Media and education: "Link Up: Putting the Pieces Together--Books, Computers, Authors, and Programs," conference, sponsored by the Maryland Educational Media Organization and the Children's Services Division of the Maryland Library Association, for media educators and librarians, to be held at Eastern Technical High School in Essex, Md. Contact: MEMO, P.O. Box 21127, Baltimore, Md. 21228.

21--Professional development: "Two Models That Work: Comer and Success for All," conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for administrators, teachers, central-office Chapter 1 staff members, and school-site teams, to be held at Jackson State College in Jackson, Miss. Contact: Gwendolyn C. Cooke, N.A.S.S.P., 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-0200, ext. 273.

21-22--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, to be held in Boise, Idaho. Contact: Marc C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

21-22--Dyslexia: "Simultaneous Multisensory Techniques," workshop, sponsored by the Slingerland Institute, for administrators, school psychologists, and teachers who work with students with dyslexia, to be held at Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn. Contact: Clara McCulloch, S.I., 1 Bellevue Center, 411 108th Ave., N.E., Bellevue, Wash. 98004; (206) 453-1190; fax: (206) 635-7762.

21-23--Paideia education: "Paideia Schools and Change," workshop, sponsored by the Paideia Group Inc., for Paideia educators, to be held in Chattanooga, Tenn. Contact: Patricia Weiss, P.G.I., P.O. Box 3423, Chapel Hill, N.C. 27515; (919) 929-0600; fax: (919) 932-3905.

22--Diversity: "Celebrating Diversity," regional conference, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, to be held at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, Mass. Contact: K.D.P., P.O. Box A, West Lafayette, Ind. 47906; (800) 284-3167.

22, 29, Nov. 5--Violence prevention: "Social-Skills Training: A Preventative Approach to Violence in the Classroom," graduate-level workshop, sponsored by the Society for Prevention of Violence, for teachers, administrators, school nurses, school psychologists, social workers, and others, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Frank J. Huml, Executive Director, S.P.V., 3439 West Brainard Rd., Room 102, Woodmere, Ohio 44122; (216) 591-1876.

22-23--Administrators: "Academy for New Administrators," sponsored by the National Association of Pupil-Services Administrators, for deans, pupil-services administrators, directors of guidance, and administrators of at-risk programs, to be held at the Jupiter Beach Resort Hotel in Palm Beach County, Fla. Contact: N.A.P.S.A., 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91A, Fairfax, Va. 22030; (703) 359-8976.

22-26--School safety: "Creating a Climate of Safety," conference, sponsored by the National Association of Pupil-Services Administrators, for deans, pupil-services administrators, directors of guidance, and administrators of at-risk programs, to be held at the Jupiter Beach Resort Hotel in Palm Beach County, Fla. Contact: N.A.P.S.A., 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91A, Fairfax, Va. 22030; (703) 359-8976.

23--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, to be held at the St. Louis Community College in Forest Park, Mo. Contact: Marc C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

23--Language arts: "Effective Techniques for Teaching Reading, Writing, and Spelling," annual conference, sponsored by the Reading Reform Foundation of New York, for teachers, administrators, and tutors, to be held at the New York Hilton and Towers in New York City. Contact: Leona Spector, Conference Coordinator, R.R.F.N.Y., 333 West 57th St., Suite 1L, New York, N.Y. 10019; (212) 307-7320; fax: (212) 307-0449.

23-25--Reading: "Bridges of Literacy," annual conference, sponsored by the New England Reading Association, for reading educators, administrators, and Chapter 1 staff members, to be held at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Me. Contact: N.E.R.A., P.O. Box 997, Portland, Me. 04104-0997; (207) 772-6540; fax: (207) 666-3160.

23, 24, 25, 26, 27--College fair: Performing-arts college fair, sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for parents and high school students interested in music, dance, and theater, to be held on the 23rd at the Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.; on the 24th at the Cincinnati Marriott in Cincinnati, Ohio; on the 25th at the Holiday Inn Independence in Cleveland, Ohio; on the 26th at the Oberlin College Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio; and on the 27th at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Mich. Contact: Marc C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

23-27--Dropout prevention: "Truancy and Dropout Prevention," annual conference, sponsored by the International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers, for directors of pupil-personnel services, school social workers, psychologists, school nurses and counselors, and others who work with at-risk students, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn. Contact: I.A.P.P.W., 2025 Juneway Dr., Long Beach, Ind. 46360; (219) 872-4975.

23-27--Administrators: Annual conference, sponsored by the American Association of School Personnel Administrators, for superintendents, teacher-educators, and others involved with school-personnel administration, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: A.A.S.P.A., 3336 Bradshaw Rd., Suite 250, Sacramento, Calif. 95827; (916) 362-0300; fax: (916) 362-0303.

24--School choice: "School Choice--A Capitol Event," sponsored by the Road to Educational Achievement Through Choice Alliance, for educators, parents, legislators, and members of the general public, to be held at the Harrisburg Hilton and Towers in Harrisburg, Pa. Contact: David W. Kirkpatrick, Executive Director, R.E.A.T.C.A., P.O. Box 1283, Harrisburg, Pa. 17108-1283; (717) 238-1878; fax: (717) 232-5046.

24, 25--Whole language: "Singing and Reading Connection," workshop on the theory and practice of whole language through reading, rhyme, and song, sponsored by the National Educational Network, for pre-K-3 teachers, and music and special-education instructors, to be held on the 24th in South Bend, Ind., and on the 25th in Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: Polly Salvador, N.E.N., P.O. Box 426, Hilmar, Calif. 95234; (209) 667-4587; fax: (209) 668-1855.

24-25--Discipline: "Dealing With Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Fort Wayne, Ind. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

24-25--Inclusive education: "How To Put Inclusion To Work in Your Classroom, School, and Community," national conference, sponsored by the Network for Educational Development, for special educators, teachers, administrators, parents, related-service providers, and school board members, to be held at Webster University in St. Louis, Mo. Contact: N.E.D., 13157 Olive Spur Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63141.

24-25--Rural and small schools: "Spotlight on Rural and Small Schools: Options and Opportunities," annual conference, sponsored by the Center for Rural Education and Small Schools, the American Association of School Administrators, and the Midwest Desegregation Assistance Center, for teachers, administrators, state department of education staff members, and others interested in rural and small-schools education, to be held at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. Contact: Robert Newhouse or Barbara Havlicek, C.R.E.S.S., College of Education, 124 Bluemont Hall, K.S.U., Manhattan, Kan. 66506; (913) 532-5886; fax: (913) 532-7304.

24-25--Teaching and learning: "Elements of Effective Instruction," workshop, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for teachers, administrators, and curriculum directors, to be held at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Barbara M. Jenkins, Program Coordinator, G.C.E.D.C., Rhodes Tower 901, C.S.U., Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2440; (216) 523-7109; fax: (216) 687-5422.

24-25--Technology: "Using Technology To Improve Learning, Teaching, and Management," conference, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators--National Academy for School Executives, for superintendents, school board members, and others with districtwide or systemwide responsibilities for systemic leadership and improvement, to be held at the Dallas Stouffer Hotel in Dallas, Tex. Contact: A.A.S.A.-N.A.S.E., 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209-9988; (703) 875-0748; fax: (703) 841-1543.

25--Mathematics: "Using Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

25, 26--Mathematics: "Hands-On Equations," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held on the 25th in Nashville, Tenn., and on the 26th in Memphis, Tenn. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

25-26--Education reform: "Institutionalizing Reform: Policy to Practice," national conference, sponsored by the Council of the Great City Schools and the College Board, for school district superintendents, mathematics and curriculum directors, guidance directors, association leaders, and policymakers, to be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Contact: Doug Brooke, Meeting Coordinator, C.B., 45 Columbus Ave., New York, N.Y. 10023-6992; (212) 713-8159.

25-26--Inclusive education: "Inclusive Classrooms," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Charlotte, N.C. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

25-27--Curriculum and instruction: "Meeting the Curriculum Management Audit Standards: Best Practices in Curriculum Design and Delivery," conference, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators--National Academy for School Executives, for superintendents, assistant superintendents, principals, directors in instructional areas, lead teachers, and teacher-educators, to be held in Santa Fe, Tex. Contact: A.A.S.A.-N.A.S.E., 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209-9988; (703) 875-0748; fax: (703) 841-1543.

25-28--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 Trenton, N.J. Contact: S. Lee Winocur, 21412 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649; (714) 964-3106; fax: (714) 968-3257.

26--Mathematics: "Using Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Milwaukee, Wis. Contact: Center for Professional Development, P.D.K.I., P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

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