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May

6--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Grand Junction, Colo. 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. Subscribe to Education Week Newspaper

6--Middle schools: Portfolio Assessment, 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.

7--Learning and study skills: Seminar, 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, in Ontario, Calif. Registration deadline: 10 working days before event. Contact: Ester Davenport, hm Study Skills P.O. Box 95010, Newton, Mass. 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

7--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Charlotte, N.C. 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.

7-10--Education research: International conference, sponsored by the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, for preschool and elementary teachers, trainers, administrators, child-care staff, special educators, university instructors, Head Start staff, public officials, and students, at the Marriott and Corporate Education Conference Center in Ypsilanti, Mich. Contact: Anne Hudon, 600 N. River St., Ypsilanti, Mich. 48198-2898; (313) 485-200; (313) 485-0704.

8--Learning and study skills: Seminar, 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, in Kansas City, Mo. Registration deadline: 10 working days before event. Contact: Ester Davenport, hm Study Skills P.O. Box 95010, Newton, Mass. 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

8--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Florence, S.C. 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.

8-9--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations/Taste of Elegance, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Morristown, N.J. 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.

8-9--Mentoring: Sponsor-A-Scholar National Network Conference, sponsored by Philadelphia Futures, for those who are or are interested in mentoring high school students, at the Doubletree Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact: Barbara Dunham, (215) 790-1666.

9--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. 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.

9--School improvement: Redesigning the Central Office to Support School Success and Accountability, a nationwide teleconference at participating J.C. Penney stores and other local sites, sponsored by J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and the National Alliance of Business, for superintendents, district administrators, union leaders, school board members, principals, state and local business/education coalitions. Registration deadline: April 18, 1997. Contact: NAB, 1201 New York Ave., Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20005; (800) 787-2848; fax: (202) 289-2875; e-mail: infor@nab.com.

12--Middle schools: Looping Powerful Learning and Student Connections, 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.

13-14--Multiple intelligences: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for teachers and administrators, in Grand Rapids, Mich. 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.

14--History: Becoming Americans: Ties and Tensions, a series of five national call-in teleconferences broadcast from Charlottesville and Williamsburg, Va., 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. Contact: Debbie Vermillion, P.O. Box 3697, Charlottesville, Va. 22903; (804) 982-5397; e-mail dmv6t@virginia.edu.

14--Middle schools: Connecting the Curriculum for Young Adolescents, 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.

14-16--At-risk students: Celebrating Unity, annual state conference, sponsored by the Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative School Administrators of California, for court, community, alternative schools administrators, teachers and staff in Calif., at the Embassy Suites Resort, Lake Tahoe, Calif. Registration deadline: April 21, 1997. Contact: Mick Fountes, (209) 468-9033.

14-16--Technology: Technology, Learning and Staff Development for the 21st Century, sponsored by the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology and Lesley College, open to all educators, at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C. Contact: Wendy Weiler, (508) 624-4877 ext. 1223 or (703) 356-8376; Web site: http://www.celt.org/conference/index.htm.

* 15--Business and education: Business and Education Conference, sponsored by the Conference Board, for business and education leaders, administrators, and educators, at the Swissotel in Boston, Mass. Contact: CB, 845 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022-6679.

15-16--Private schools: Conference on Governmental Affairs, sponsored by the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children, for executive directors and administrator of private school special-education facilities, in Washington. Contact: Pamela A. P. Cowen, NAPSEC, 1522 K St. N.W., Suite 1032, Washington, D.C. 20005; (202) 408-3340; fax: (202) 408-3340; e-mail: napsec@aol.com.

16--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.

16--Art:The Power of Art: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, for art teachers who teach students with disabilities, at the Lab School of Washington in Washington, D.C. Contact: LSW, 4759, Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007; (202)944-3083; fax: (202) 944-2213; e-mail: AMoroney@aol.com.

16--Assessment: Assessment Reform: Rubric Construction, sponsored by the Center on Learning, Assessment, and School Structure, for educators and administrators, in Princeton, N.J. Registration deadline: April 10, 1997. Contact: CLASS, 648 The Great Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540; (609) 252-1211; fax: (609) 252-1268.

16-17--Portfolio assessment: Workshop, sponsored by the Association for Childhood Education International, in Boston, Mass. Contact: Marilyn Gardner or Erin Macey, ACEI, 11501 Georgia Ave., Suite 315, Wheaton, Md. 20902; (800) 423-3563.

* 20--President Clinton's agenda: Clinton's Education Reform Agenda: Where's the Beef?, lecture, sponsored by the Stanford University School of Education, open to the public, at the Cubberley Auditorium at the university in Stanford, Calif. Contact: Anne Ling, SU, (415) 725-3787.

22--Aesthetic realism: Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method Explains Why Students Don't Learn--And How They Can, 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.

June

9-10--Private schools: Meeting and public-policy forum, sponsored by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, for those involved in private school accreditation, in Alexandria, Va. Contact: Charles J. O'Malley, NCPSA, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, D.C. 20004; (410) 349-0139; fax: (410) 349-0140.

14-15--Montessori education: Computers and Your Curriculum, sponsored by the American Montessori Society, for teachers, heads of schools, parents, and public schools with Montessori curriculum, in Dallas, Texas. Contact: Patty Calvert, (901) 332-4227.

14-18--Child development: School of the 21st Century National Academy, sponsored by the Yale Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy, for school district personnel, child-care professionals, and policymakers, at the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy in New Haven, Conn. Contact: Erin Deemer, 310 Prospect St., New Haven Conn. 06511; (203) 432-9938; fax: (203) 432-9945; e-mail: mfsbush@yalevm.cis.yale.edu.

14-19--Technology: Educational Telecommunications Conference, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, for those interested in computers and education, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Contact: AACE, P.O. Box 2966, Charlottesville, Va. 22902; (804) 973-3987; fax: (804) 978-7449; e-mail: aace@virginia.edu; web site: http://aace.virginia.edu./aace.

16-18--Conflict resolution: Build the Peace Developing Responsible Citizens, Cooperative Learning Environments, and Safe Schools, for administrators, teachers, social workers, and school-improvement teachers, in Lisle, Ill. Contact: Donna Crawford, IIDR, 110 W. Main St., Urbana, Ill. 61801; (217) 384-4118; fax: (217) 384-8280; e-mail: dcrawf2949@aol.com.

18-21--Professional development: Motivating Students and Building Positive Attitudes, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for high school and middle level principals, assistant principals, and school administrators, at the Marriott's Frenchman Reef Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Contact: Kristine Rzewnicki, NASSP, Office of Convention, Meetings, and Travel Services, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Va. 22091; (703) 860-7238; fax: (703) 476-5432; e-mail: profed@nassp.org.

* 19-21--Gender and race equity: Gender and Race on Campus and in the School: Beyond Affirmative Action, sponsored by the American Association of University Women, for educators, researchers, and others, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. Contact: Cynthia Newcomer, C/U Relations Manager, AAUW, 1111 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 785-7739; e-mail: newcomec@mail.aauw.org.

21-24--Parents: Annual conference, sponsored by Parents as Teachers National Center Inc., for representatives from the fields of education, health, mental health, social services, child-advocacy groups, government agencies, business, and other early intervention programs, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis (Mo.) at Union Station. Contact: Nancy Litzau, PTNCI, 10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 230, St. Louis, Mo. 63132; (314) 432-4330; fax: (314) 432-8963; e-mail: patnc@patnc.org.

22-28--Professional development: Summer institute, sponsored by the University of Virginia, for teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and department chairs, at St. Anne's College, University of Oxford in Oxford, England. Registration deadline, March 7. Contact: Dennis R. Parks, institute director, P.O. Box 3697, Charlottesville, Va. 22903; (804) 982-5397; fax: (804) 982-5270; e-mail: drparks@virginia.edu.

* 22-July 2--Athletics: World Scholar-Athlete Games, sponsored by the University of Rhode Island, open for admission, in Newport, R.I. Contact: Cathy Tedone, (800) 843-9724.

23-27--Family learning: The Language of Challenging Children in Pre-K-2 Classrooms: A Play-Based Developmentally Appropriate Approach to Improving Relations With Difficult 3-8 Year Olds, sponsored by the Bloomfield Family Learning Center/Bloomfield (N.M.) School District and Adams State College, for Pre-K-2 teachers, counselors, school psychologists, and special education staff, at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo. Contact: Barry Chaloner, BFLC, 325 N. Bergin Lane, Bloomfield, N.M. 87413; (505) 632-4337 or (970) 259-0205; fax: (505) 632-4371.

23-27--Multicultural education: Multicultural Summer Institute, 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, UF, 1000 N. Main St., Findlay, Ohio 45840; (419) 424-4711 or (800) 548-0932; e-mail: rettig@lucy.findlay.edu.

23-28--Theater education: International Thesbian Festival, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association, for high school drama teachers and their students, at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Contact: Nancy Brown, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45225.

23-July 11--Science: Teaching Science with TOYS: A Teacher Enhancement Program, sponsored by the Center for Chemical Education, for K-9 teachers, principal, and science supervisors, at the center at Miami University Ohio in Middletown. Contact: Mark Sabo, CCE, Miami University, 4200 E. University Blvd., Middletown, Ohio 45042.(513) 727-3373; e-mail: sabom@muohio.edu.

u24-27--Vocational education: National Leadership and Skills Conference, sponsored by the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, for those involved in vocational education, at H. Roe Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Thomas W. Holdsworth, director, communications and public affairs, National VICA, (703) 777-8810.

24-July 3--Teaching: Primarily Teaching, sponsored the National Archives, for teachers of social studies and humanities, librarians, media specialists, archivists, and museum educators, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Wynell Schamel, education specialist, Education Branch (NEEE), National Archives, Washington, D.C. 20408; (202) 501-6729; e-mail: wynell.schamel@arch1.nara.gov.

25-27--Learning and study skills: Seminar, 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, in Boston, Mass. Registration deadline: 10 working days before event. Contact: Ester Davenport, hm Study Skills P.O. Box 95010, Newton, Mass. 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

* 30--Technology: Girls and Technology, sponsored by the National Coalition of Girls' Schools, for elementary and secondary school educators, in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: NCGS, 228 Main St., Concord, Mass. 01742; (508) 287-4485; fax: (508)

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