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MAY

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--Character education: Training conference on character education, sponsored by the Communitarian Network, for school board members, to be held prior to a White House Conference on Character Building, at George Washington University's Marvin Center in Washington, D.C. Contact: Dana Mitra, (202) 994-8142.

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.

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

2-4--Research: "Ethnographic and Qualitative Research in Education," seventh annual conference, sponsored by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, for educators interested in such research, to be held at the university. Contact: Vicki Anderson, Conference Coordinator, School of Education, U.M., Amherst, Mass. 01003.

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.

10-14--Educational telecommunications: "National Utilization 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.
12-13--Private schools: National Council for Private School Accreditation public-policy forum, sponsored by the council, for private school educators and administrators, to be held at the Holiday Inn Old Town in Alexandria, Va. Contact: N.C.P.S.A., 601 Pennslyvania Ave., N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20004; (410) 349-0139; fax: (410) 349-0140.

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.

16-17--Science: "Funding Informal Science Programs for Youth-Serving Organizations," workshop, sponsored by the Science Linkages in the Community Institute, for those involved with youth service, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: Stephanie Jensen, (800) 351-7542.

17-19--Technology: "Emerging Technologies: Lifelong Learning," conference, sponsored by the National Educational Computing Organization, for educators, to be held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Md. Contact: N.C.E.A., 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403-1923; (503) 346-2834; fax: (503) 346-5890.

19-21--Technology: "Girls and Technology," symposium, sponsored by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools, for teachers and administrators, to be held at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. Contact: Whitney Ransome or Meg Milne Moulton, Executive Directors, N.C.G.S., 228 Main St., Concord, Mass. 01742; (508) 287-4485.

19-23--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.

20-25--Chemistry: National meeting, sponsored by the American Chemical Society, for chemistry educators, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: A.C.S., Department of Meetings and Divisional Activities, 1155 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 872-4396.

22--Parent involvement: "Parents Sharing Books," seminars, sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication and the Family Literacy Center at Indiana University, for Title I teachers, classroom teachers, media-center directors, Even Start personnel, Head Start directors, parent volunteers, and special-education teachers/coordinators, to be held in Chicago, Ill. Contact: (800) 759-4723.
23--Curriculum: "Writing Across Curriculum," professional-development seminar, sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication and the Family Literacy Center at Indiana University, for teachers of grades 6-12, curriculum developers, and pre-service teachers, to be held at the Ramada University Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: (800) 759-4723.

23-25--Democracy and education: "Building on Our Traditions," conference, sponsored by the Institute for Democracy in Education at the Ohio University, for teachers, administrators, and teacher educators, to be held at the university in Athens, Ohio. Contact: George Wood, Coordinator, I.D.E., 313G McCracken Hall, O.U., Athens, Ohio 45701; (614) 593-4531; fax: (614) 593-0177.

23-26--School counselors: Annual conference, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, for professional school counselors, to be held in New Orleans, La. Contact: Jodi Fink, A.S.C.A., 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, Va. 22304; (703) 823-9800, ext. 388; (703) 461-3569.

24-28--Student activities: Workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Student-Activity Advisers, for advisers, teachers, principals, and assistant principals, to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa, Okla. 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.

26-28--Conflict resolution: "Creating a Future Free of Violence," third annual conference, sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Dispute Resolution, for educators, school board members, parents, student mediators, and other members of school communities, to be held at the Arlington Park Hilton in Arlington Heights, Ill. Contact: I.I.D.R., 110 West Main St., Urbana, Ill. 61801; (217) 384-4118; fax: (217) 384-8280.
26-30--Student diversity: "Succeeding With Student Diversity in the Inclusive School: Effective Programs and Practices, sixth annual summer training institute, sponsored by the Institute for Educational Development and Training, for teachers, special-education teachers, support-staff members, and administrators, to be held in Aspen, Colo. Contact: J. Frederick West, I.E.D.T., P.O. Box 99515, Raleigh, N.C. 27624-9515; (919) 847-2242; fax: (919) 847-1073.

28-30--Assessment: "Designing Performance-Based Assessment Using Dimensions of Learning," institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Toronto, Canada. Contact: A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 549-3891.

28-30--Professional development: "Whole Systems Change: Integrating Right-Brain and Left-Brain Planning Tools To Fast-Forward the Change Process," and "Helping Teachers Use Dimensions of Learning in Their Classrooms," institutes, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Toronto, Canada. Contact: A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 549-3891.

28-July 1--School nurses: "A Voice for Children," annual conference, sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses Inc., to be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: N.A.S.N.I., P.O. Box 1300, Scarborough, Me. 04070-1300; (207) 883-2117; fax: (207) 883-2683.

29-July 1--Character education: "Midwest Character Education Conference," sponsored by the Network for Educational Development, for teachers, administrators, school board members, teacher educators, and parents, to be held at the Hyatt Union Station in St. Louis, Mo. Contact: Jerry Corley, N.E.D., 13157 Olive Spur Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63141; (314) 576-3535; fax: (314) 576-4996.



July

7-12--Physics: Workshops, sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers, for physics educators, to be held at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Contact: A.A.P.T., 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, Md. 20740-3845; (301) 209-3300; fax: (301) 209-0845.

7-14--English: "Reconstructing Language and Learning for the 21st Century: Connecting With Our Classrooms," conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Federation for the Teaching of English, and the New York University, for teachers, administrators, and researchers, to be held in New York City. Contact: Linda Oldham, N.C.T.E., 1111 West Kenyon Rd., Urbana, Ill. 61801; (800) 369-NCTE or (217) 328-3870; fax: (217) 328-0977.

8-14--Education leadership: "Leadership Conference," sponsored by the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, for principals, assistant principals, supervisors, and other administrators, to be held at Princeton University in Princeton, N.J. Contact: Anthony Scannella, N.J.P.S.A., 1479 Pennington Rd., Trenton, N.J. 08618-2694; (609) 771-8200; fax: (609) 771-9375.

10-16--Principals: "National Fellows Program," seminar, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Location TBA. Contact: Marguerite Leishman, Director of Conventions, N.A.E.S.P., 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 684-3345.

12--Parent involvement: "Parents Sharing Books," seminars, sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication and the Family Literacy Center at Indiana University, for Title I teachers, classroom teachers, media-center directors, Even Start personnel, Head Start directors, parent volunteers, and special-education teachers/coordinators, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: (800) 759-4723.

11-13--Education leadership: "Summer Leadership Seminar," sponsored by the Texas Congress of Parents and Teachers, for P.T.A.. presidents and leaders, teachers, and parents, to be held at the University of Texas in Austin, Tex. Contact: T.C.P.T., 408 West 11th St., Austin, Tex. 78701; (512) 476-6769; fax: (512) 476-8152.

11-14--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 Grand Junction, Colo. Contact: S. Lee Winocur, 21412 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649; (714) 964-3106; fax: (714) 968-3257.

12--Parent involvement: "Parents Sharing Books," seminars, sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication and the Family Literacy Center at Indiana University, for Title I teachers, classroom teachers, media-center directors, Even Start personnel, Head Start directors, parent volunteers, and special-education teachers/coordinators, to be held in Tacoma, Wash. Contact: (800) 759-4723.

12-14--Diversity: Summer series, focusing on diversity, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Atlantic City, N.J. Contact: A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va.22314; (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 549-3891.

13--Parent involvement: "Parents Sharing Books," seminars, sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication and the Family Literacy Center at Indiana University, for Title I teachers, classroom teachers, media-center directors, Even Start personnel, Head Start directors, parent volunteers, and special-education teachers/coordinators, to be held in Spokane, Wash. Contact: (800) 759-4723.
13-15--Professional development: "EdVentures 1995," conference, sponsored by the American Association of Educators in Private Practice, Charter School Strategies Inc., Designs for Learning, Education Investing Inc., and the University of St. Thomas, for educators, administrators, charter-school organizers, technology advisers and trainers, and school board members, to be held at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn. Contact: Chris Yelich, A.A.E.P.P., N7425 Switzke Rd., Watertown, Wis. 53094.

13-16--Foreign language: Annual convention, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French, for French teachers at all levels, to be held at the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio, Tex. Contact: Fred M. Jenkins, Executive Director, A.A.T.F., 57 East Armory Ave., Champaign, Ill. 61820; (217) 333-2842.

14--Parent involvement: "Parents Sharing Books," seminars, sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication and the Family Literacy Center at Indiana University, for Title I teachers, classroom teachers, media-center directors, Even Start personnel, Head Start directors, parent volunteers, and special-education teachers/coordinators, to be held in Portland, Ore. Contact: (800) 759-4723.
14--Parent involvement: "Parents Sharing Books," seminars, sponsored by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication and the Family Literacy Center at Indiana University, for Title I teachers, classroom teachers, media-center directors, Even Start personnel, Head Start directors, parent volunteers, and special-education teachers/coordinators, to be held in Tampa, Fla. Contact: (800) 759-4723.

15-22--Native-American issues: "Explore Cross-Cultural Education: From the Navajo and Hopi Perspectives," educational study-tour, sponsored by Northern Arizona University and Navajo Community College, for all educators, to be held on the Navajo Nation and Hopi Reservations in Arizona. Contact: Jennifer Hartin, N.A.U., Office of Continuing Education, P.O. Box 4117, Flagstaff, Ariz. 86011; (602) 523-7530.

17-23--Principals: "Institute for Reflective Practice," retreat, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Location TBA. Contact: Marguerite Leishman, Director of Conventions, N.A.E.S.P., 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 684-3345.

18-19--Science: "Funding Informal Science Programs for Youth-Serving Organizations," workshop, sponsored by the Science Linkages in the Community Institute, for those involved with youth service, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: Stephanie Jensen, (800) 351-7542.

19-21--Curriculum and instruction: Summer series, focusing on school change, 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.

20-22--Education policy: "Staff Institute: Policy and Organizational Issues in Collaboration and Coalition Building," sponsored by the Public Education Fund Network, for education policymakers and others, to be held in Denver, Colo. 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.

21-26--School nutrition: 49th annual conference, sponsored by the American School Food Service Association, for nutritionists, industry representatives, and school-food-service professionals, to be held in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: A.S.F.S.A., (800) 877-8822.

23-28--Curriculum and instruction: "Curriculum Development Academy," sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for teams of secondary educators chosen by application to A.S.C.D., to be held in Geneseo, N.Y. Application deadine: April 1. Contact: A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 549-3891.

26-28--Professional development: Institutes on various topics, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for all educators, to be held in Washington, D.C. Contact: A.S.C.D., 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 549-3891.

26-29--Technology: "Technology 2000: Preparing for the Future," conference, sponsored by the International Communications Corporation, for all educators, to be held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Va. Contact: Mark Tisone, I.C.C., 426 East Freemason St., Suite 201, Norfolk, Va. 23510; (804) 533-5134; fax: (804) 623-5649.

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