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May

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

3--Technology: Maximizing Your E-rate: Making the Most of Educational Telecommunications for Schools and Libraries, live interactive video conference, sponsored by Public Broadcasting Service and Convergence Systems Inc., for school and library adminstrators. Contact: PBS, (800) 257-2578; e-mail: erate@convg.com; Web site: http://www.pbs.org/learn/als/programs/live/erate.htm.

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, MU, 4200 E. University Blvd., Middletown, Ohio 45042.(513) 727-3373; e-mail: sabom@muohio.edu.

24-27--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 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--Learning disabilities: Geometry/Algebra Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for regular education and special education teachers of students with learning disabilities, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Resevoir Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: dlmdhm@aol.com.

*25--Technology: Is Technology Making A Difference?, sponsored by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, for educators, in Los Angeles, Calif. Contact: LACOE, (800) 270-3529 or (562) 922-6390.

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.

25-27--Professional development: Meeting the Challenges of Interdisciplinary Instruction, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for high school and middle level principals, assistant principals, and school administrators, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Washington, D.C. 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.

25-27--School safety: Making Your School Safe, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for high school and middle level principals, assistant principals, and school administrators, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Washington, D.C. 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.

*25-28--Mathematics: Geometry conference, sponsored by the St. Olaf College department of mathematics, for math educators, at the college in Northfield, Minn. Contact: Richard Allen, SOC, Department of Mathematics, 1520 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield, Minn. 55057; (507) 646-6657; fax: (507) 646-3549; e-mail: allen@stolaf.edu.

*25-29--Catholic schools: Gateway to the Future, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, for development professionals, school heads, and board members, at St. Peter's College, Jersey City, N.J. Contact: Sister Mary Tracy, NCEA, 1077 30th St. N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20007; (202) 337-6238; e-mail: nceasecdev@connectinc.com.

25-29--Student councils: National meeting, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals with the National Association of Student Councils, for student council members and advisers, at Paradise Valley High School in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: NAASP, Department of Student Activities, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Va. 20191; (703) 860-0200 ext. 258.

26--Learning disabilities: Writing workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for regular education and special education teachers of junior high and high school students with learning disabilities and/or writing difficulties, in Washington, D.C. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: dlmdhm@aol.com.

26-28--English: Expanding the Conversation on Reflection: Innovative Practices, New Understandings, Current Challenges, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English for kindergarten through college level English teachers, at the Radisson Hotel Des Governeurs in Montreal, Canada. Registration deadline: May 29. 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.

26-29--Teachers: National Teachers Hall of Fame Weekend--The Celebration of Teaching, sponsored by the National Teachers Hall of Fame, open to the public and especially those associated with education, in Emporia, Kan. Contact: Dave Eldrige, executive director, NTHF, 1320 C of E Drive, Emporia, Kan. 66801; (316) 341-5912; e-mail: eldridge@esumall.emporia.edu.

*27-31--MicroSociety schools: Annual conference, sponsored by the Consortium of MicroSociety Schools, for pre-K-8 teachers, principals, and other administrators, in San Diego, Calif. Contact: CMS, (215) 922-4006.

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) 287-6014.

July

6-8--Holocaust education: Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, sponsored by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, for middle and high school classroom teachers, at the museum in Washington. Registration deadline: Feb. 28. Contact: Dawn Marie Warfle, coordinator, Professional Development and Outreach, USHMM, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024; (202) 488-0464; fax: (202) 314-7888; e-mail: dwarfle@ushmm.org.

*6-11--Ethics: Ethics Institute for Independent School Educators, sponsored by the Council for Religion in Independent Schools, for independent school educators and administrators, in Chicago, Ill. Contact: CRIS, 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 401, Bethesda, Md. 20814; (301) 657-0912.

*6-11--School libraries: Bridging the Gap, sponsored by the International Association of School Librarianship and the Association for Teacher-Librarianship, for school librarians, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Angela Thacker, 2561 Western Ave., North Vancouver, B.C., Canada V7N 3L2; (604) 987-4734; fax: (604) 986-3018; e-mail: angela_thacker@mindlink.bc.ca.

*7-18--Gifted education: Confratute '97, sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Education and the Center for Gifted and Talented Development at the University of Connecticut, for those interested in the education of gifted students, at the university in Storrs, Conn. Registration deadline: June 20. Contact: Sally M. Reis, Confratute '97, UC, 362 Fairfield Road, U-7, Storrs, Conn. 06269-2007; (860) 486-4826.

8-12--Education policy: National forum and annual meeting, sponsored by the Education Commission of the States, for education, business, and political leaders, at the Westin Hotel in Providence, R.I. Contact: Angela Vidick, conference coordinator; (303) 299-3600; fax: (303) 296-8332; e-mail: ecs@ecs.org.

9-11--Curriculum: Summer series institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco, Calif. Contact: ASCD, Customer Service Center, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1435; (800) 933-2723 or (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 299-8631; e-mail: member@ascd.org; web site: http://www.ascd.org.

10-12--Scheduling: A Look at Alternative Scheduling, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for high school and middle level principals, assistant principals, and school administrators, at the Crown Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. 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.

12-19--Multicultural education: Explore Cross-Cultural Education: From the Navajo and Hopi Perspectives, sponsored by the Northern Arizona University Personal and Professional Development Programs and Navajo Community College Office of Continuing Education, for educators and counselors at all levels, at the Hopi Reservation and Navajo Nation in northern Arizona and southern Utah. Registration deadline: June 6. Contact: Jennifer Hartin, Northern Arizona University, (800) 426-8315 (option #4) or (520) 523-8063.

13-16--School public relations: Annual seminar, sponsored by the National School Public Relations Association, for education leaders who need training in public relations, communications, and marketing, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Judi Cowan, NSPRA, 1501 Lee Highway, Suite 201, Arlington, Va. 22209; (703) 528-5840; fax: (703) 528-7017; e-mail: nspra@aol.com.

*13-18--Ethics: Ethics Institute for Independent School Educators, sponsored by the Council for Religion in Independent Schools, for independent school educators and administrators, in Washington, D.C. Contact: CRIS, 4405 East-West Highway, Suite 401, Bethesda, Md. 20814; (301) 657-0912.

14-16--Curriculum: Summer series institute, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, at the Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center in Chicago, Ill. Contact: ASCD, Customer Service Center, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1435; (800)933-2723 or (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 299-8631; e-mail: member@ascd.org; web site: http://www.ascd.org.

16-18--Independent schools: Student leadership conference, sponsored by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, for independent upper school student leaders and advisers, at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. Contact: SAIS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097; e-mail: sais@mindspring.com.

20-23--Gender equity: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Coalition for Sex Equity in Education, for teachers, administrators, supervisors, equity specialists, and counselors, in Maui, Hawaii. Registration deadline: June 20. Contact: Theodora F. Martin, business manager, One Redwood Drive, Clinton, N.J. 08809; (908) 735-5045; fax: (908) 735-9674.

20-24--Critical thinking: Annual West Coast National Academy, sponsored by the Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique, for K-12 educators and university faculty, at the Red Lion Hotel in Rohnert Park, Calif. Contact: Kristi Burrows, CCT, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, Calif. 94928; (707) 664-2940; fax: (707) 664-4101; e-mail: cct@sonoma.edu.

20-25--Curriculum: Curriculum Integration Academy, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, in Asheville, N.C. Contact: ASCD, Customer Service Center, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1435; (800)933-2723 or (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 299-8631; e-mail: member@ascd.org; web site: http://www.ascd.org.

20-25--Curriculum: Technology Integration Academy, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Contact: ASCD, Customer Service Center, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1435; (800)933-2723 or (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 299-8631; e-mail: member@ascd.org; web site: http://www.ascd.org.

21-23--Curriculum: Conference on Teaching and Learning: Assessment, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Contact: ASCD, Customer Service Center, 1250 N. Pitt St., Alexandria, Va. 22314-1435; (800)933-2723 or (703) 549-9110; fax: (703) 299-8631; e-mail: member@ascd.org; web site: http://www.ascd.org.

21-23--Middle schools: Summer conference, 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.

21-25--College transition: International conference, sponsored by National Resource Center for The Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, for university faculty and staff that work with first-year students from around the world, at the University of Warwick in Warwick, England. 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.

25-28--Global education: Global Issues in the Classroom, sponsored by the International Baccalaureate North America, for teachers and administrators, at the Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contact: Jennifer Werner, IBNA, 200 Madison Ave. #2007, New York, N.Y. 10016; (212) 696-4464; fax: (212) 889-9242; e-mail: jenw@ibo.org.

27-30--Critical thinking: International conference, sponsored by the Center for Critical Thinking and Moral Critique, for K-12 educators and university faculty, at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. Contact: Kristi Burrows, CCT, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, Calif. 94928; (707) 664-2940; fax: (707) 664-4101; e-mail: cct@sonoma.edu.

27-Aug. 1--College admissions: Summer Institute on College Admission and School Relations, sponsored by the College Board, for high school counselors and new college admission/school relations personnel, at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. Registration deadline: June 20, 1997. Contact: Lorraine Shoaf, associate director, Secondary School Services, The College Board, Western Regional Office, 2099 Gateway Place, Suite 480, San Jose, Calif. 95110-1017; (408) 452-1400, ext. 130; e-mail: Lshoaf@collegeboard.org.

31-Aug. 2--Theater education: Theater Beyond Borders, sponsored by the Educational Theater Association, for theater teachers, at the Toronto Hilton Hotel in Toronto, Canada. Contact: Jeffrey Leptak-Moreau, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45225.

August

2-6--Teachers: Being a Proactive Professional, sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, at the Alexis Park Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. Contact: ATE, 1900 Association Drive, Suite ATE, Reston, Va. 20191; (703) 620-3110; fax: (703) 620-9530.

4-8--Independent schools: New Teachers Seminar, sponsored by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, for teachers new to independent schools, in Asheville, N.C. Contact: SAIS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097; e-mail: sais@mindspring.com.

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