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MAY

1-5--Special education: "Administration and Supervision of Special Education," annual institute, sponsored by the division of administrative and educational services of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University's college of education, to be held in Virginia Beach, Va. Contact: Philip R. Jones, 202 East Eggleston Hall, V.P.I.S.U., Blacksburg, Va. 24061-0302; (703) 231-5925; fax: (703) 231-7845.

2-5--Magnet schools: "Bridges to the 21st Century, Travel to the Heart of Tomorrow," annual conference, sponsored by Magnet Schools of America, the San Jose Unified School District, the Southwest Center for Educational Equity, the Southwest Regional Laboratory, the Title IV Desegration Assistance Program (California Department of Education), and the Western Region Consortium for Education Equity and Magnet Schools, for leaders in magnet education, to be held at the Red Lion Hotel in San Jose, Calif. Contact: M.S.A., 2111 Holly Hall, Suite 4203, Houston, Tex. 77054; (800) 462-5526.

3--Learning and study skills: Introductory workshop, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for principals, curriculum directors, and teachers, to be held in Syracuse, N.Y. Contact: hm Study Skills/N.A.S.S.P./N.A.E.S.P., P.O. Box 95010, Newton, Mass. 02195; (617) 965-0048.

3, 4--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, on the 3rd at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif., and on the 4th at the Orange Show Grounds in San Bernardino, 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--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, at the Raritan Exposition Center in Edison, 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.

3-5--Educational research: Annual conference, sponsored by the New England Educational Research Organization, for education researchers and others, at the Sheraton Resort in Portsmouth, N.H. Contact: Susan Vernon-Gerstenfeld, Project Center, Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Worchester, Mass. 01069.

3-6--Independent education: "College and School Cultures," biannual conference, sponsored by the Independent Educational Consultants Association, for educational consultants, guidance counselors, and directors of admissions of independent schools, at the Pittsburgh Vista Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pa. Contact: Breda Nolan, I.E.C.A., P.O. Box 125, Forestdale, Mass. 02644; (508) 833-0670; fax: (508) 833-0863.

4--Learning and study skills: Introductory workshop, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for principals, curriculum directors, and teachers, to be held in Springfield, Ill. Contact: hm Study Skills/N.A.S.S.P./N.A.E.S.P., P.O. Box 95010, Newton, Mass. 02195; (617) 965-0048.

4--Professional development: "What's Worth Fighting For in Your Schools," workshop, sponsored by McGill University, for teachers, administrators, and policymakers, to be held in Quebec City, Canada. Contact: Distinguished Educators Seminar Series, Centre for Educational Leadership, M.U., 3724 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044; fax: (514) 398-8260.

4-5--Assessment: "Using Portfolios to Assess Student Thinking," and "Alternative Methods of Assessing Student Learning," institutes, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact: A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 549-3891.

4-6--Youth gangs: "Gangs, School, and Community," conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for administrators, counselors, teachers, youth workers, juvenile service workers, truant officers, youths, and law-enforcement officials, to be held at the Hyatt Cherry Hill Hotel in Cherry Hill, N.J. Contact: Gwendolyn J. Cooke, N.A.S.S.P., 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-0200, ext. 273.

5--Leadership: "Wealth, Knowledge, Power, and Values: Facing the 21st Century," symposium, sponsored by the National Planning Association, open to the public, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: N.P.A., 1424 16th St., N.W., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20036.

5--Learning and study skills: Introductory workshop, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for principals, curriculum directors, and teachers, to be held in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: hm Study Skills/N.A.S.S.P./N.A.E.S.P., P.O. Box 95010, Newton, Mass. 02195; (617) 965-0048.

5--Professional development: "Teaching and Learning Using Technology," workshop, sponsored by McGill University, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Montreal, Quebec. Contact: Distinguished Educators Seminar Series, Centre for Educational Leadership, M.U., 3724 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044; fax: (514) 398-8260.

6--Portfolio assessment: "Creating an Electronic Portfolio," institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Contact: A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 549-3891.

6, 7--Gifted children: "Developmental Differences: Issues Facing the Highly Gifted Child," conference, sponsored by the Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children, for all those interested, to be held at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: H.C.H.G.C., P.O. Box 464, South Casco, Me. 04077; (207) 655-3767.

7--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

9-10--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, at the Pasadena Center in Pasadena, Calif. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

10--Assessment: "The ABC's of Alternative Assessment," conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, 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; fax: (508) 887-6504.

10--Cooperative Learning: "Cooperative Learning: Skills and Strategies," seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Portland, Me. Contact: Jean Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

10--Middle schools: "Sustaining Effective Middle-Level Teams," seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Portland, Me. Contact: Jean Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

10--Multiple intelligences: "Multiple Intelligences: Knowing, Assessing, and Utilizing," seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Portland, Me. Contact: Jean Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

10-11--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Conn. Contact: Mark C. Milroy, N.A.C.A.C., 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-2818; (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015.

11--Portfolio assessment: "Portfolio Assessment and Beyond," seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, to be held in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

11-12--Education technology: "Teaching, Learning, and Technology," education conference and technology fair, sponsored by Indiana University's school of education, to be held at the university in Bloomington Ind. Contact: Michelle Pauley, External Relations Office, 4115 Wright Education Bldg., 210 North Rose Ave., Bloomington, Ind. 47405-1006; (812) 856-8005; fax: (812) 856-8088; e-mail: mpauley@indiana.edu.

11-13--Computers: Annual spring conference, sponsored by Computer-Using Educators Inc., for educators, to be held at the Wyndham Hotel and Palm Springs Convention Center in Palm Springs,Calif. Contact: C.U.E., 1210 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 100, Alameda, Calif. 94501.

12--Professional development: "Designing Instruction To Improve Student Motivation," workshop, sponsored by McGill University, for teachers and administrators, to be held in Ottawa, Ontario. Contact: Distinguished Educators Seminar Series, Centre for Educational Leadership, M.U., 3724 McTavish St., Montreal, Quebec H3A 1Y2; (514) 398-7044; fax: (514) 398-8260.

12--Teacher leadership: "Creating Spaces for Change: Fulfilling the Promise of Teacher Leadership," conference, sponsored by the Bank Street College Teacher Leader Institute, for teacher leaders of all types and levels, to be held at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Contact: Gil Schmerler, T.L.I., B.S.C.E., 610 West 112th St., New York, N.Y. 10025; (212) 875-4709; fax: (212) 875-4753.

16--Curriculum and instruction: "Scheduling: Organizing for Effective Instruction," seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, to be held in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

18--Aesthetic realism: "The Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Succeeds--and Answers the Question, 'Education, What For?,"' seminar, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for all educators, to be held in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, A.R.F., 141 Greene St., New York, N.Y. 10012; (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426.

18--Curriculum and instruction: "Study Skills Across the Curriculum," and "Integrating Curriculum: What, Why, and How," seminars, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Laconia, N.H. Contact: Jean Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

18-19--Special education: Annual conference on governmental affairs, sponsored by the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children, for directors and administrators of private, special-education schools, in Washington. Contact: Sherry L. Kolbe, Executive Director, N.A.P.S.E.C., 1522 K St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 408-3338; fax: (202) 408-3340.

19--Education law: "Legal Responsibilities of Regular Educators for Students With Disabilities," one-day teleconference, sponsored by Lehigh University's college of education, open to the public, to be held at the university in Bethlehem, Pa. Contact: Perry A. Zirkel, College of Education, L.U., 111 Research Dr., Bethlehem, Pa. 18015.

21--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, at Madison Square Garden 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.

22, 23, 24--Teaching and learning: "Teacher to Teacher," seminar, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, on the 22nd in Farmington, Conn., on the 23rd in Auburn, Mass., and on the 24th in Portland, Me. Contact: Jean Blanchard, N.E.L.M.S., 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

23-24--College fair: Sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counselors, for high school students and parents, at Montgomery College 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.

23-26--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 Michigan. Location TBA. Contact: S. Lee Winocur, 21412 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649; (714) 964-3106; fax: (714) 968-3257.

25-28--Physical education: "International Conference on the Young Child: Moving To Learn," conference, sponsored by the Council on Physical Education for Children and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, for early-childhood educators, physical-education specialists, child-care providers, school administrators, therapists, and teacher-educators, to be held in Washington. Contact: N.A.S.P.E., 1900 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 476-3410.

30-June 2--Communications: Annual conference, sponsored by the Southern Educational Communications Association, for financial, human resources, and general managers in public telecommunications, to be held in Tucson, Ariz. Contact: Norma Gay, S.E.C.A., P.O. Box 50008, Columbia, S.C. 29250; (803) 799-5517; fax: (803) 771-4831.

31-June 2--Chemistry: Central regional meeting, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, for chemistry educators, to be held in Akron, Ohio. Contact: J. Visintainer, Goodyear Research, D415A, 142 Goodyear Blvd., Akron, Ohio 44305; (216) 796-4673.

JUNE

6-8--Chemistry: Great Lakes regional meeting, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, for chemistry educators, to be held in La Crosse, Wis. Contact: M. Collins, Chemistry Department, Viterbo College, La Crosse, Wis. 54601; (608) 791-0244.

7-9--Literacy: "Newspaper in Education and Literacy," conference, sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, for educators, literacy professionals, and newspaper personnel, to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue, Wash. Contact: Betty Sullivan or Gwen Kirk, N.A.A.F., 11600 Sunrise Valley Dr., Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 648-1000; fax: (703) 620-1265.

8-10--Independent education: Meeting, sponsored by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest, for independent school heads and trustees, to be held at the Inn at Loretto in Santa Fe, N.M. Contact: Richard W. Ekdahl, I.S.A.S., P.O. Box 52297, Tulsa, Okla. 74152-0297; (918) 749-5927; fax: (918) 749-5937.

11--Technology: "Technology in Context: Empowering Children in the Construction of Knowledge," conference, sponsored by the Bank Street College of Education, for those interested in examining how technology is used in education, to be held in New York City. Contact: Geoffrey M. Glick, B.S.C.E., 610 West 112th St., New York, N.Y. 10025; (212) 875-4718; e-mail: gmg @bnk1.bnkst.edu.

14-16--Chemistry: Northwest/Rocky Mountain regional meeting, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, for chemistry educators, to be held in Park City, Utah. Contact: Julie Boerio-Goates, Department of Chemistry, 139C-ESC, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; (801) 378-2302.

14-16--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 McHenry, Ill. Contact: S. Lee Winocur, 21412 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649; (714) 964-3106; fax: (714) 968-3257.

15-19--History: "Summer Field School in Historical Archaeology," sponsored by the Corporation for Jefferson's Poplar Forest and the University of Virginia's Lynchburg Center, for teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and members of the public, to be held in Forest, Va. Contact: Barbara Heath, C.J.P.F., P.O. Box 419, Forest, Va. 24551; (804) 525-1806.

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