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December

14--Language development: World Cultures Workshop: Sign Language and Deaf Culture, sponsored by the University of Findlay, for K-12 educators and administrators, Title I, curriculum, and staff-development coordinators, at the university in Findlay, Ohio. Contact: International Center for Language and Resource Development, University of Findlay, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, Ohio 45840; (419) 424-4711 or (800) 548-0932; e-mail: rettig@lucy.findlay.edu.

27-29--Science: A Bridge to a Sustainable World, Global Summit on Science and Science Education, sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, for science teachers, science specialists, administrators, business and industry representatives, scientists, and others at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Convention Registration Office, NSTA, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22201; (800) 328-8998 or (703) 243-7100; fax:(703) 243-7177.

January

*5-8--School improvement: A World of World Class Schools, sponsored by the Center for the Social Organization of Schools at John Hopkins University, the Center for Research in Education Policy at the University of Memphis, the New American Schools, the Memphis City Schools, and the Education Commission of the States, for all who are interested in school improvement, at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tenn. Contact: Sam Stringfield, CSOS, JHU, 3505 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21218; (410) 516-8834; fax: (410) 516-8890; e-mail: sstringf@ inet.ed.gov. Web site: http://www.coe.memphis. edu/coe/CREP/congress.html.

6, 7--Middle schools: Multiple Intelligence: Trainer of Trainers, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

8--Middle schools:Alternative Assessment: Trainer of Trainers, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

8-13--Professional development:Unleashing the Brain's Potential: Imagination, Knowledge, and Community, sponsored by the International Alliance For Learning, for educators and corporate trainers, at the San Antonio Hyatt in Texas. Contact: Doug McPhee, IAL, 1040 First St., Encinitas, Calif. 92024; (619) 634-5146 or (800) 426-2989; fax: (619) 632-1305; e-mail: edgeent@aol.com.

*9-10--Diversity: Enriching the Tapestry of Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for educators and administrators, in New Orleans, La. Contact: CEC, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Va. 22091; (800) 486-5773.

9-11--Counseling:Careers and Technology: Waves of Transition, sponsored by the American Counseling Association and the National Career Development Association, for counselors, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla. Contact: NCDA, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, Va. 22304; (703) 823-9800 ext. 309; fax: (703) 751-2294.

9-11--Science:Developing Industrial Problem-Solving Materials for the Classroom, sponsored by the Center for Chemical Education, for educators, at the Center at Miami University Ohio in Middletown. Contact: Mark Sabo, CCE, Miami University Ohio, 4200 E. University Blvd., Middletown, Ohio 45042.(513) 727-3373; e-mail: sabom@muohio.edu.

12-14--Compensatory education:Conference, sponsored the National Association of State Coordinators of Compensatory Education, for Title I teachers and administrators, in Oakland, Calif. Contact: NASCCE, (800) 256-6452; fax: (510) 236-9348.

13--Technology: Technology: Internet Issues for Social Studies Teachers, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center and the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, and interested administrators, at Cleveland State University in Ohio. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, GCEDC, Rhodes Tower 901, CSU, Euclid at East 24th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44115; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422.

14--Middle schools: Adviser/Advisee: Trainer of Trainers, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

15--Gender equity:Gender Equity for Girls and Boys: Training for K-12 Teachers and Administrators, sponsored by the Wellesley Centers for Women, for K-12 classroom teachers and school administrations, at Wellesley (Mass.) College. Registration deadline: Dec. 16. Contact: Helen Matthew, Stone Center, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, Mass. 02181; (617) 283-2506; fax: (617) 283-3646.

15--Mathematics:Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in New Orleans, La. Registration deadline: two weeks before the event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

15--Middle schools: Humanities Conference: Language Arts, Social Studies, Art, Music, and Foreign Language, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

16--Middle schools: School Improvement Consortium, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

16-18--Conflict resolution: Training Institute: Handling Student Conflicts, sponsored by the Peace Education Foundation, for teachers and administrators, in Miami, Fla. Contact: Chuck Bryant, (800) 749-8838.

16-18--English:Conflict and Consensus: Exploring Diversity and Standards in the Portfolio Movement, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and the Louisiana Writing Projects, for kindergarten through college level English teachers, at the Hotel Monteleone New Orleans, La. Registration deadline: Dec. 19. Contact: NCTE Professional Development Services, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Ill. 61801-1096; (800) 369-6283, ext. 203. or (217) 328-3870; fax: (217) 328-0977; e-mail: pglazik@ncte.org.

16-19--Montessori education:Whole School, Whole Child: Parents, Teachers, and Administrators Sharing the Vision, sponsored by the North American Montessori Teachers' Association, for Montessori administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, parents, and teacher trainees, in Houston, Texas. Contact: NAMTA, 11424 Bellflower Road N.E., Cleveland, Ohio 44106; (216) 421-1905; fax: (216) 421-8193; e-mail: namtamail@aol.com; web site: http://cybergate.net/รทmashani/namta.html.

17--Middle schools:Science at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

17--Nutrition:Nutrition Education and Training Program, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center and the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, and interested administrators, at Cleveland State University in Ohio. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, GCEDC, Rhodes Tower 901, CSU, Euclid at East 24th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44115; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422.

17-19--English:Odyssey of the Spirit, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Southland Council of Teachers of English, for teachers of literature, at the Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, Calif. Registration deadline: Dec. 15 or until sold out. Contact: Bill Henke, registrar, 1372 Stanford Ave., Upland, Calif. 91786; (909) 982-3892.

18-21--College transition:Freshman Year Experience Conference West, sponsored by National Resource Center for The Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, for university faculty and staff that work with college freshman, at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif. Contact: Ilana Myerson or Stuart Hunter, National Resource Center for The Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, University of South Carolina, 1728 College St., Columbia, S.C. 29208; (803) 777-6029; fax: (803) 777-4699; e-mail: ilanam@rcce.sc.edu or stuarth@rcce.sc.edu.

20--Research:Overcoming Disinformation: What Do the Data Say About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Houston, Texas. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

20--Violence prevention:Strategies for Classroom Intervention With Children Who Have Witnessed Violence, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Windsor Locks, Conn. Registration deadline: two weeks before the event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

20-21--Private schools: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, for private school educators and administrators, at Mountain Shadows Marriott Hotel in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Contact: NCPSA, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20004; (410) 349-0139; fax: (410) 349-0140.

21--Middle schools:Grade 5 in the Middle Level School, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

21--Research:Overcoming Disinformation: What Do the Data Say About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Atlanta, Ga. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

21-24--Staff development: IMPACT: Increase Maximal Performance By Activating Critical Thinking--Level I and II (Training of Trainers), sponsored by the Center for the Teaching of Critical Thinking and Phi Delta Kappa, for kindergarten through college educators, in San Antonio, Texas. Contact: S. Lee Wincour, CTT, 5631 Marshall Drive, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649; (714) 840-5772; fax: (714) 846-2392.

21-25--Private schools:Making Connections: People, IDEAs, Solutions, sponsored by the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children, for executive directors and administrator of private school special education facilities, at the South Seas Plantation in Captiva Island, Fla. Contact: NAPSEC, Pamela A.P. Cowen, 1522 K St. N.W., Suite 1032, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 408-3340; fax: (202) 408-3340; e-mail: napsec@aol.com.

22--History:Becoming Americans: Ties and Tensions, sponsored by the University of Virginia and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, for K-6 teachers; high school teachers of social sciences, history, and economics; curriculum- and staff-development directors, first three in a series of five national, live, call-in teleconferences broadcast from Charlottesville and Williamsburg, Va. Contact: Debbie Vermillion, P.O. Box 3697, Charlottesville, Va. 22903; (804) 982-5397; e-mail: dmv6t@virginia.edu.

22--Middle schools:Adviser/Advisee Programs at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Seekonk, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

22--Middle schools:Implementing the Middle Level Concept, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Seekonk, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

22--Middle schools:Inclusion at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Seekonk, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

22--Middle schools:Scheduling A Middle Level Program, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Seekonk, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

22--Research:Overcoming Disinformation: What Do the Data Say About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Miami, Fla. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

*22--School safety: Safe Kids, Safe Communities, sponsored by Quest International, for K-12 educators, community-based organizations, and parents, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact: Catie Hughes, QI, (800)446-2700.

22--Teachers: Assessing Your Own Teaching: A Tool for Empowering Teachers, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center and the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, and interested administrators, at Cleveland State University in Ohio. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, GCEDC, Rhodes Tower 901, CSU, Euclid at East 24th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44115; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422.

22-23--Conflict resolution:Creating the Peaceable School, sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Dispute Resolution, for administrators, teachers, social workers, and school-improvement teams, in Chicago, Ill. Contact: Donna Crawford, IIDR, 110 W. Main St., Urbana, Ill. 61801; (217) 384-4118; fax: (217) 384-8280; e-mail: dcrawf2949@aol.com.

23--Middle schools:Teaching Heterogeneous Math, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

23-24--Professional development: Daily Routine Part 2: Large and Small-Group Time Workshop, sponsored by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, for educators and administrators, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact: Gavin Haque, High/Scope, 600 N. River St., Ypsilanti, Mich. 48198-2898; (313) 485-2000; fax: (313) 485-0704.

*23-25--Technology: Technology, Reading, and Learning Difficulties, sponsored by Educational Computer Conferences, for classroom teachers; administrators; reading specialists; learning-disability specialists; Title I, library media, technology, and adult-literacy coordinators; and special education and English-as-a-second-language instructors, at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco (Calif.) on Union Square. Contact: Diane Frost, ECC, 19 Calvert Court, Piedmont, Calif. 94611; (510) 594-1249 or (888) 594-1249; fax: (510) 594-1838.

24--Mathematics:Creatively Teaching Mathematics, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Albuquerque, N.M. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

24-25--Professional development: Adult-Child Interaction, sponsored by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, for educators and administrators, in Palos Hills, Ill. Contact: Gavin Haque, High/Scope, 600 N. River St., Ypsilanti, Mich. 48198-2898; (313) 485-2000; fax: (313) 485-0704.

25--Global education: Global Education Workshops, sponsored by the University of Michigan International Institute, for K-12 and community college teachers, teachers-in-training, librarians, curriculum specialists, at the university in Ann Arbor, Mich. Registration deadlines: One month before each workshop. Contact: Donna Parmelee, c/o Center for Russian and East European Studies, U of M, 204 Lane Hall, 204 South State St., Ann Arbor, Mich. 48109-1290; (313) 764-0351; fax: (313) 763-4765; e-mail: ----umich.edu>.

*25-26--Teacher training: Teaching on Your Feet! Teacher Training Institute, sponsored by Young Playwrights Inc., for all teachers of grades 3-12, in New York City. Contact: Lisa A. Wilde, Education Director, (212) 307-1140.

27--Middle schools:Implementing the Middle Level Concept, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

27-29--Education careers: National Careers Conference: Pathways to the Future, sponsored by the Center on Education and Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin Career Development Association, for administrators, teachers, counselors, K-12 and postsecondary career-development professionals, university educators and administrators, leaders of parent/community-based groups, business and labor leaders, policymakers, legislators, and staff, at the Holiday Inn-West in Middleton, Wis. Contact: Jenn Gonnering, conference assistant, 964 Educational Sciences Bldg., 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, Wis. 53706-1796; (608) 263-3696; fax: (608) 262-9197; e-mail address: cewconf@soemadison.wisc.edu; web site: http://www.cew.wisc.edu.

28--Middle schools:Grade 6 In the Middle Level School, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

29--Mathematics:Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Dallas, Texas. Registration deadline: two weeks before the event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

29--Middle schools:Science at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

29--Middle schools:Strategies for the Hetergeneous Classroom, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

29--Middle schools:Teaching Hetergeneous Math, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

29--Middle schools:Team Retreat, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Cheshire, Conn. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

29-Feb. 1--Science:Connecting Aviation Education Through Cyberspace, sponsored by Magnet Schools of America and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, for principals and science teachers, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Contact: Patricia Ryan, Embry-Riddle, (904) 226-6012.

*30--Aesthetic realism: Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method: Prejudice Ends--in Students and Teachers--and Learning Succeeds, sponsored by the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, for administrators and teachers, in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF, 141 Greene St., New York, N.Y. 10012; (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426.

30--Mathematics:Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in San Antonio, Texas. Registration deadline: two weeks before the event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

30--Middle schools:Scheduling a Middle Level Program, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Adrian L. Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Suite 4, Topsfield, Mass. 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

31--Mathematics:Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Austin, Texas. Registration deadline: two weeks before the event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, Ind. 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

31--Professional development: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center and the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, and interested administrators, at Cleveland State University in Ohio. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, GCEDC, Rhodes Tower 901, CSU, Euclid at East 24th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44115; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422.

*31-Feb. 1--Service learning: Service Learning, sponsored by Quest International, for K-12 educators, parents, and community-based organizations, in Jackson, Miss. Contact: Melanie Swanson, QI, (800)446-2700.

31-Feb. 2--Montessori education: The Child in Virtual Reality, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for teachers, heads of schools, parent, and public schools with a Montessori curriculum, in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: Sarah Zimmerman, (510) 820-1343.

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