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March

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15, 16--Mathematics: "Using Manipulatives To Teach Mathematics," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Tampa, Fla., and Jackson, Miss. 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.

15-18--Quality standards: "Standards and Quality in Education and Training," conference, sponsored by the Center on Standards for Quality of the University of Oklahoma, for educators, business and industry leaders and trainers, and community members, to be held at the university in Norman, Okla. Contact: Twana Tate-Baker, Conference Coordinator, C.S.Q., College of Continuing Education, U.O., 555 East Constitution St., Room 207, Norman, Okla. 73037-0005; (800) 522-0772, ext. 6196 or (405) 325-1711; fax: (405) 325-1824.

16--Dyslexia: "Seventh Annual Dyslexia Symposium," sponsored by the Northern Ohio Branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society, for general- and special-education teachers, parents, pediatricians, speech and language therapists, and psychologists, at the Holiday Inn Cleveland/Rockside in Independence, Ohio. Contact: Lori Josephson, Program Chair, N.O.B., O.D.S., 34208 Aurora Rd., Suite 185, Solon, Ohio 44139; (216) 869-9575.

16--Professional development: "Responding Democratically to Opposition Groups," workshop, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators--National Academy for School Executives, for superintendents, school board members, central-office administrators, public-relations directors, librarians, and teachers, in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: A.A.S.A.-N.A.S.E., 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209-9988; (703) 875-0748; fax: (703) 841-1543.

16-17--Technology: "Technology, the Classroom, and You," annual conference, sponsored by the Maryland Instructional Computer Coordinators Association, for all educators, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. Contact: Lesley Robinson, Public Relations Chairperson, Laurel High School, 8000 Cherry Lane, Laurel, Md. 20707; (301) 725-8300, ext. 106; fax: (301) 725-2652.

16-18--English: Spring conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for teachers and teacher-educators, to be held in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: N.C.T.E., 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870.

16-18--Independent schools: Annual conference, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, for independent-school teachers, administrators, and trustees, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, Tex. Contact: Richard W. Eckdahl, Executive Director, I.S.A.S., P.O. Box 52297, Tulsa, Okla. 74152-0297; (918) 749-5927; fax: (918) 749-5937.

* 16-18--Alternative education: "Realizing the Vision: Quality, Caring, and Choice," conference, sponsored by the Learning Alternative Resource Network, for those interested in alternative education, to be held at the San Diego Princess Resort in San Diego, Calif. Contact: Janie Gates, Southeast Alternative Education Center, Division of Alternative Education, Los Angeles County Office of Education, 9300 Imperial Highway, ECE 126, Downey, Calif. 90242; (310) 940-1812; fax: (310) 803-8946.

16-18--Mathematics, science, and technology: "Energy in the Information Age," annual professional conference, sponsored by the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, for secondary and college educators, to be held in Lynchburg, Va. Contact: Cheryl Linderman, Conference Chair, 3020 Wards Ferry Rd., Lynchburg, Va. 24502; (804) 582-1104; fax: (804) 239-4140.

16-18--Middle schools: "Middle-Level School Improvement: Focus on Student Achievement," sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for middle school principals, assistant principals, and teachers, to be held at the Marriot Midtown Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: Laurel Martin Kanthak, N.A.S.S.P., 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1537; (800) 253-7746.

17-18--Reading: "Claremont Reading Conference," sponsored by the Claremont Graduate School, for teachers, librarians, and parents, to be held at the school in Claremont, Calif. Contact: Conference Coordinator, C.R.C., Harper Hall, 150 East 10th St., C.G.S., Claremont, Calif. 91711; (909) 621-8555, ext. 3750; fax: (909) 621-8390.

17-19--Montessori education: "Celebrate the Joy," national conference, sponsored by the National Center for Montessori Education, for Montessori teachers, administrators, and parents, at the Hyatt Newporter Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. Contact: Kristin Cook, N.C.M.E., P.O. Box 1543, Roswell, Ga. 30077; (404) 434-1128.

17-19--Montessori education: "Montessori History and Science," workshop, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, for Montessori educators, at the Sheraton World Resort in Orlando, Fla. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Belleflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

17-21--Dropout prevention: "Challenges and Opportunities: Lessons From the Field," conference, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Network and others, for teachers, counselors, administrators, and others, to be held in Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: N.D.P.C., 205 Martin St., Box 345111, Clemson, S.C. 29634-5111; (803) 656-2599; fax: (803) 656-0136.

18--Foreign language: Interstate symposium, sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Foreign-Language Teachers and the Illinois Foreign Language Teachers' Association, for foreign-language educators, at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. Contact: O. Lynn Bolton, W.A.F.L.T., W321 N8074 Koester Rd., Hartland, Wis. 53029; (414) 546-5590; fax: (414) 546-5734.

20, 21, 22--Child development: "Child Development Project," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, on the 20th in Kansas City, Mo., on the 21st in Philadelphia, Pa., and on the 22nd in Boston, Mass. 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.

20, 21, 22--Mathematics: "Number Power," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators of grades K-2, on the 20th in Grand Rapids, Mich., on the 21st in Chicago, Ill., and on the 22nd in St. Louis, Mo. 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.

20, 21, 22--Mathematics: "Number Power," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators of grades 3-6, on the 20th in Grand Rapids, Mich., on the 21st in Chicago, Ill., and on the 22nd in St. Louis, Mo. 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.

* 21, 23, 28--History: "U.S. History and the Environment: Activities for a Sustainable Future," workshops, sponsored by Global Learning Inc., for high school teachers of U.S. history, to be held in Union, New Jersey. Contact: G.L.I., 1018 Stuyvesant Ave., Union, N.J. 07083; (908) 964-1114.

21--Technology: "Technology Exchange," workshop, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for teachers, administrators, and curriculum directors, 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.

21-25--School psychologists: "The Chicago Connection: Together for Kids," annual convention, sponsored by the National Association of School Psychologists, for school psychologists, counselors, trainers, teachers, administrators, and other pupil personnel, at the Chicago Hilton Hotel and Towers in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Sheila Page, Director of Meetings, N.A.S.P., 8455 Colesville Rd., Suite 1000, Silver Springs, Md. 20910-3319; (301) 608-0500, ext. 12; fax: (301) 608-2514.

* 22-24--Children's books: 28th annual Children's Book Festival, sponsored by the University of Southern Mississippi, open to all, to be held at the university in Hattiesburg, Miss. Contact: U.S.M., Continuing Education, Box 5136, Hattiesburg, Miss. 39406-5136; (601) 266-4168; fax: (601) 266-5839.

22-24--Professional development: Institutes on various subjects, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 549-3891.

* 22-25--Information technology: Annual international conference, sponsored by the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, a division of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, for educators and administrators, to be held in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: A.A.C.E., P.O. Box 2966, Charlottesville, Va. 22902; (804) 973-3987.

23--Science: "Trends in Science Education Leadership," mini-conference, sponsored by the National Science Supervisors Association, for science educators and supervisors, to be held in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: Garland Johnson, N.S.S.A., 4053 East Farrin Way, Fresno, Calif. 93726; (209) 222-6075.

23--Teaching and learning: "Classroom Climate," two-day institute (continues on March 30), sponsored by Research for Better Teaching Inc., for all teachers, to be held at the Wellesley College Club in Wellesley, Mass. Contact: R.B.T.I., 56 Bellows Hill Rd., Carlisle, Mass. 01741-1722; (508) 369-8191; fax: (508) 369-9822.

23-24--Discipline: "Beyond Bribes and Threats," 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.

23-24--Professional development: "Surviving and Thriving When You 'Meet the Press,"' workshop, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators--National Academy for School Executives, for superintendents, school board leaders, public-relations directors, and central-office administrators, at the Midland Hotel in Chicago, Ill. Contact: A.A.S.A.-N.A.S.E., 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209-9988; (703) 875-0748; fax: (703) 841-1543.

23-25--Special education: "Sculpting the Future," conference, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, Missouri Federation, for special educators and others, at the University Plaza Conference Center in Springfield, Mo. Contact: Terri Chasteen, C.E.C., (417) 833-0442.

23-26--Science: National convention, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science educators, to be held in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: N.S.T.A., 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201-3000; (703) 243-7100; fax: (703) 243-7177.

* 24--Assessment: "Test Marked for Life? or Can We Change the Bell Curve?," one-day testing seminar, sponsored by the Institute for Effective Instruction at the University of San Francisco, for educators and administrators, to be held at the university in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: S. Alan Cohen, I.E.I./U.S.F., School of Education, 2130 Fulton Ave., San Francisco, Calif. 94117-1080; (415) 666-2102.

24-26--Student activities: Workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Student-Activity Advisers, for advisers, teachers, principals, and assistant principals, at the Princess Hotel in Hamilton, Bermuda. Contact: Wanda Carroll, N.A.S.A.A., National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-0200; fax: (703) 476-5432.

25, April 1, 8--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.

25-28--Curriculum and instruction: "The Mind's Wealth: Promise of a Golden Harvest," annual conference and exhibit show, for all educators, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Mary Jones, A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1453; (703) 549-9110, ext. 328; fax: (703) 549-3891.

25-30--Music: "1995 National Convention," sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association, for independent, conservatory, and school music teachers, to be held in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Julie L. Meckstroth, Convention Coordinator, 441 Vine St., Suite 505, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2814; (513) 421-1420; fax: (513) 421-2503.

26-28--Technology: "Technology Education and the Multicultural Society," conference, sponsored by the International Technology Education Association, for technology educators, teachers, and administrators, to be held in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: I.T.E.A., 1914 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-2100; fax: (703) 860-0353.

26-29--Middle schools: Annual conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, to be held in Providence, R.I. Contact: Carol Clifford or Kathy Carter, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

27-April 1--Early-childhood education: "Children: Our Concern," conference, sponsored by the Southern Early-Childhoood Association, for early-childhood teachers, administrators, care-givers, and teacher-educators, to be held at the Twin Towers in Orlando, Fla. Contact: S.E.C.A., P.O. Box 56130, Little Rock, Ark. 72215-6130; (501) 663-0353; fax: (501) 663-2114.

28-29--Multiple intelligences: "Teaching for Multiple Intelligences," 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 or (812) 339-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018.

28-April 1--Bilingual education: "Building Futures Together," convention, sponsored by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, for English teachers and English-as-a-second-language professionals, to be held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. Contact: Cheryl Stephens, T.E.S.O.L., 1600 Cameron St., Suite 300, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 836-0774; fax: (703) 836-7864.

28-April 1--Physical education: Annual convention, sponsored by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, for physical education, dance, and health professionals and educators, to be held in Portland, Ore. Contact: A.A.H.P.E.R.D., 1900 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 476-3400.

29-31--Violence prevention: "Second Step Teacher Training," workshop, sponsored by the Committee for Children, for teachers of preschool through grade 8, to be held in Boston, Mass. Contact: C.C., 172 20th Ave., Seattle, Wash. 98122; (800) 634-4449 or (206) 322-5050; fax: (206) 322-7133.

29-April 1--Learning disabilities: "Thirteenth Annual Network Conference on Educational Therapy and Learning Disabilities," sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Network, for educators and professionals who work with students with learning disabilities, to be held in Hingham, Mass. Contact: L.D.N., 72 Sharp St., Suite A2, Hingham, Mass. 02043; (617) 340-5605.

30--Staff development: "Spring Drive-In Conference," sponsored by the Georgia Staff Development Council, for staff-development coordinators, human-resources personnel at the state level, superintendents, principals, teachers, and other administrators, at the Macon Conference Center in Macon, Ga. Contact: Don Adams, G.S.D.C., School of Education, West Georgia College, Carrollton, Ga. 30118; (404) 836-6569; fax: (404) 836-6729.

* 30-April 1--Gender equity: "Gender Equity in Schooling: What Is It and How Do We Get There?," conference, sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Education at the Park School and the Department of Psychology: Social and Health Sciences, Duke University, for educators and administrators, to be held at the Park School in Brooklandville, Md. Contact: Barbara Hoyt, Gender in a Coed World, Conference Registration, P.O. Box 32862, Baltimore, Md. 21208; (410) 339-4187.

* 30-April 1--Gifted and talented: National conference on the gifted and talented, sponsored by the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut, open to the public, to be held at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. Contact: Dawn Guenther, (203) 486-4676.

30-April 1--Montessori education: "The Child and Nature," workshop, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, for Montessori educators, at the Skamania Lodge in Portland, Ore. Contact: N.A.M.T.A., 11424 Bellflower Rd., N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193.

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2-4--School librarians: Spring conference, sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Librarians, at the Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark, Mo. Contact: Marianne Fues, Public Relations Committee, 1 East Burnam Rd., Columbia, Mo. 65203; (314) 696-2282.

* 2-4--Quality education: "Shaping Quality Strategies for Education," conference, sponsored by the National Governors' Association, the National Education Goals Panel, and the education division of the American Society for Quality Control, for teachers, administrators, parents, and community leaders, to be held in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: 1995 Quality in Education Conference, P.O. Box 93637, Albuquerque, N.M. 87199-3637.

2-5--Title I: "The Future of Chapter 1, Title I," annual in-service conference, sponsored by the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators, for Title I administrators, to be held at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Va. Contact: Stanley McFarland or Donna Ruffin, N.A.F.E.P.A., 1801 North Moore St., Arlington, Va. 22209; (703) 875-0729; fax: (703) 875-0774.

2-7--Chemistry: National meeting, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, for chemistry educators, in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: A.C.S., Department of Meetings and Divisional Activities, 1155 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036-4899; (202) 872-4396.

3-5--Education policy: "Comprehensive Services and AIDS Prevention Training Workshop," sponsored by the Public Education Fund Network, for comprehensive health-services-program grantees, to be held in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Wendy Lewis, P.E.F.N., 601 13th St., N.W., Suite 209 North, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 628-7460; fax: (202) 628-1893.

* 4--Education conference: Regional conference, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, for educators and administrators, to be held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. Contact: K.D.P. Headquarters, P.O. Box A, West Lafayette, Ind. 47906; (317) 743-1705.

4-5--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, at the Hynes Convention Center 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.

4-7--Staff development: "IMPACT," staff-development seminar in critical thinking, sponsored by the National Diffusion Network and Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in New Orleans, La. Contact: S. Lee Winocur, 21412 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649; (714) 964-3106; fax: (714) 968-3257.

5--Careers in education: "Future Educators of America," meeting, sponsored by the Miami-Dade Community College, for college students interested in pursuing careers in education, at the college in Miami, Fla. Contact: M.-D.C.C., (305) 237-3660.

* 5-7--Technology: "Technology Touches All Students Through Learning Partnerships," annual conference, sponsored by the East Carolina University School of Education, for K-12 educators, to be held in Greenville, N.C. Contact: James S. Pressley, (919) 328-6499.

* 5-8--Technology: Global Village Schools national conference, sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, the Global Village Schools Institute, the Center for Educational Leadership, and the Mecklenburger Group, for educators and administrators, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. Contact: Continuing Education Registration, U.O., 1704 Asp Ave., Norman, Okla. 73072-6407; (800) 522-0772.

5-9--Special education: Annual convention, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special-education professionals, educators, and others, in Indianapolis, Ind. Contact: C.E.C., 1920 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 620-3660; fax: (703) 264-9494.

6-7--Business and education: Annual forum, sponsored by the National Alliance of Business, for administrators, school board members, business executives, foundation directors, community leaders, and business and education association representatives, to be held at the Washington Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. Contact: Michael J. Puzia, Program Manager, N.A.B., 1201 New York Ave., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 289-2903; fax: (202) 289-1303.

6-7--Conflict resolution: "Creative Conflict Resolution," institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Chicago, Ill., and 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.

* 6-7--Critical thinking: "Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking Into Content Instruction: Basic Lesson Design," workshop, sponsored by the National Center for Teaching Thinking, for K-12 teachers and curriculum specialists, to be held in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: N.C.T.T., 815 Washington St., #8, Newtonville, Mass. 02160; (617) 965-4604; fax: (617) 965-4674.

* 6-8--Global education: "Silver and Gold: Bridges to the Future," conference, sponsored by the American Forum for Global Education and the United Nations Association of the United States of America, for educators, administrators, and professional-development individuals, to be held in New York City. Contact: Ria Boemi, A.F.G.E., 120 Wall St., Suite 2600, New York, N.Y. 10005; (212) 742-8232; fax: (212) 742-8752.

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