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A symbol (*) marks events that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.

For a complete listing of educational conferences and seminars, see our 1997-98 Calendar of Events.

September

29--Achievement: National conference, sponsored by the National Beta Club, for administrators and counselors, in Phoenix. Contact: NBC, 151 West Lee St., Spartanburg, SC 29306-3012; (800) 845-8281.

29--Learning disabilities: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and behavior-management workshop, sponsored by the Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities, for regular and special education teachers and administrators working with students with ADHD, in New York City. Contact: CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

*29--Literature: Children's Author and Literature conference, sponsored by the Alliance for Education, for K-12 teachers, librarians, and administrators, at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center in Fitchburg, Mass. Contact: AE, Professional Developement Institute, 405 Grove St., Worcester, Mass. 01605; (508) 754-9425; fax: (508) 831-1303; e-mail: info@allfored.org.

30--Teacher education: Reaching All Students: Models of Effective Practices, sponsored by the Lucretia Crocker Academy of Teacher Fellows, the University of Massachusetts Boston, for K-college teachers and administrators, pre-service teachers, school improvement teams, staff developers, and parents, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Mass. Registration deadline: Sept. 19. Contact: Janet Michaud, Academy Coordinator, LCATF, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125; (617) 287-7660.

October

1--Middle schools: Teaching at the Middle Level, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in western Massachusetts (exact location to be announced later). Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

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

2--Teachers: Clay in Asia teacher workshop, sponsored by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, for K-12 art, social studies, and language arts educators, in Washington. Contact: Sarah Ridley, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art-Education department, 1050 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20506; (202) 357-4880; fax: (202) 357-4911; e-mail: ridlesa@asia.si.edu.

2-3--Early intervention: The Language of Challenging Children in Pre-K-2 Classrooms, sponsored by the Bloomfield, N.M., school district and Adams State College, for early childhood educators, in Durango, Colo. Contact: Barry Chaloner, 844 E. 4th Ave., Durango, CO 81301; (970) 259-0205 or (800) 960-7257; e-mail: bca@frontier.net.

2-4--Special education: Creating Positive School Communities for the 21st Century: Strategies for Keeping Kids With Problem Behaviors in School summer training institute, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special education teachers and administrators, related service providers, and parents, at the Harvey DFW Airport Hotel in Dallas. Contact: Lyndal Bullock, University of North Texas, P.O. Box 13556, Denton, TX 76203-6857; (817) 565-3583; fax: (817) 565-4055, e-mail: bullock@tac.coe.unt.edu.

2-4--Tech Prep: Visions of Excellence, sponsored by the National Tech Prep Network, for tech prep coordinators, administrators, principals, curriculum supervisors, and counselors, at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: The National Tech Prep Network, P.O. Box 21206, Waco, TX 76702-1206; (800) 231-3015; fax: (254) 776-3906; e-mail: aparsons@cord.org.

2-5--Children: Children's Interactive Expo, sponsored by Wassadomo LLC, for educators and students, in San Francisco. Contact: CIE, Wassadamo LLC, 915 Cole St., Suite 118, San Francisco, CA 94117; (415) 495-3000; fax: (215) 495-3300.

*3--Learning disabilities: ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Family Studies Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for parents, educators, and mental-health professionals, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

3-5--Teachers: QuEST '97 Reaching High Standards: Implementing the Vision, sponsored by the California Federation of Teachers, the AFT, and the AFL-CIO, for teachers, in Los Angeles. Contact: Elaine C. Johnson, CFT, One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1440, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 832-8812; fax: (510) 832-5044; e-mail: cft2elaine@aol.com

3-7--School business: Annual conference, sponsored by the Association of School Business Officials International, for school business executives, department heads, school board members, and superintendents, at the Hyatt Regency and Vancouver Convention Center in Vancouver, British Columbia. Contact: Peg D. Kirkpatrick, Director of Communications and Marketing, ASBO International, 11401 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 22090; (703) 478-0405.

*4--Conflict resolution: Introduction to Facilitating Conflict Resolution, sponsored by Children's Creative Response to Conflict, for educators and administrators, at Sidwell School in Bethesda, Md. Contact: CCRC, 7710 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD. 20912; (301) 270-1005.

4--Multiculturalism: The Politics of Multiculturalism, sponsored by the Washington State Association for Multicultural Education, for teachers, administrators, and diversity trainers, at Seattle Central Community College in Seattle. Contact: WSAME, 7558 Ravenna Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA 98115; (206) 522-5438.

4, 8--Reading: Preventing Academic Failure: An introductory course on Orton-Gillingham instruction, sponsored by the Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities, for regular and special education elementary school teachers, in New York City. Contact: CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

5--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and all other interested individuals, at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: gferguson@nacac.com; Web site: http://www.nacac.com.

5-7--Federally impacted schools: Fall conference, sponsored by the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools, for superintendents, business managers, and school board members, at the Hyatt Hotel on Capitol Hill in Washington. Contact: NAFIS, 444 North Capitol St. N.W., Suite 419, Washington, DC 20001; (202) 624-5455; fax: (202) 624-5468; e-mail: nafis@sso.org; Web site: http://sso.org/nafis/internet.htm.

6, 7--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and other interested individuals, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: gferguson@nacac.com; Web site: http://www.nacac.com.

6--Professional development: Intensive Systematic Phonics, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center-Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and other interested educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, Cleveland State University, GCEDC/NRPDC, Rhodes Tower #901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu or gcedc@csuohio.edu.

6-7--Portfolios: Portfolios Across the K-12 Curriculum, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University College of Education, for educators, at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. Contact: (800) PSU-TODAY; Web site: http://www.cde.psu.edu/c&i/k-12portfolios.

7--Block scheduling: Building a Block of Time Schedule for Effective Schools, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center-Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and other interested educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, Cleveland State University, GCEDC/NRPDC, Rhodes Tower #901, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu or gcedc@csuohio.edu.

7--Professional development: Learning Styles, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Bartlesville, Okla. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

7-8--Early intervention: The Language of Challenging Children in Pre-K-2 Classrooms, sponsored by the Bloomfield, N.M., school district and Adams State College, for early childhood educators, in Tucson, Ariz. Contact: Barry Chaloner, 844 E. 4th Ave., Durango, CO 81301; (970) 259-0205 or (800) 960-7257; e-mail: bca@frontier.net.

*7-9--Public education: Public Education: Meeting the Challenge, sponsored by the California Foundation for Improvement of Employer-Employee Relations, for educators at all levels, at the Oakland Marriott City Center in Oakland, Calif. Contact: CFIER, 1325 Howe Ave., Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95825-3364; (916) 567-9911; fax: (916) 567-0776.

*8--At-risk youths: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for preschool, kindergarten, and special education teachers, administrators, at the Lab School of Washington in Washington. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com.

8--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Waukesha, Wis. and Cincinnati. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

*8-10--Alternative education: Alternatives in Education, sponsored by Boys Town USA, for educators and administrators, at the Boys Town Conference Center in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: BT, (800) 545-5771 or (402) 498-1619.

8-10--Education reform: Annual conference, sponsored by the Center for Advancement of Reform in Education, the Institute for Learning and Teaching, and the ASCD Brain-Based Education/Learning Styles Network, for K-12 educators, at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Rockhurst College, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110; (816) 501-4651; fax: (816) 501-4169; e-mail: coughlin@vax1.rockhurst.edu.

8-10--Title I: Fall Title I directors' conference, sponsored by the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists, for Title I administrators, principals, and teachers, at the Park Place Hotel in Traverse City, Mich. Contact: MASPS, 3598 Greenview Court, Suite 217, Grand Rapids, MI 49546; (616) 954-2855; fax: (616) 954-2489.

9--Bilingual education: Conference, sponsored by the California Association for Bilingual Education, for bilingual teachers, administrators, para-educators, and parents, in Bakersfield, Calif. Contact: CABE, 660 South Figueroa St., Suite 1040, Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 532-3850; fax: (213) 532-3860.

9--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDK, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

9--Vocational education: Vocational seminar, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for vocational teachers and administrators, in Roanoke, Va. Contact: Julia Richardson, (800) 826-9972.

9-11--Administrators: TAHSA 97 Administrators Conference, sponsored by the Texas Association for Hispanic School Administrators, for Hispanic administrators, at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston. Preregistration, Sept. 15. Contact: Lupita Hinojosa, Program Chairperson, TAHSA, Houston ISD, 3830 Richmond, Houston, TX 77027.

9-11--Mathematics: Central regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for teachers, supervisors, administrators, consultants, coordinators, and teacher educators, at the Wisconsin Convention Center in Milwaukee. Registration deadline: Sept. 11. Contact: Betty Richardson, NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1593; (703) 620-9840; fax: (703) 476-2970; e-mail: annlmtg@nctm.org or regconf@nctm.org.

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