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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.

October

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.

10--Professional development: Schools Where Students Come First, sponsored by the University of Indiana's college of education, for teachers, administrators and community members, at the university in Bloommington, Ind. Contact: Sally Hood Cisar, Conference Coordinator, Indiana University, Schoool of Education 4105, Bloomington, IN 47405-1006; (812) 856-8037; fax: (812) 856-8088; e-mail: sahood@indiana.edu.

10--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in South Burlington, Vt. 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.

10-11--Special education: International Symposium on Autism, sponsored by the Illinois Center for Autism, for parents and professionals, at McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill. Contact: The Illinois Center for Autism, 548 S. Ruby Lane, Fairview Heights, IL 62208; (618) 398-7500; fax: (618) 394-9869.

10-12--Catholic education: No Time Like the Present: The Need to Form a Catholic Teacher Organization, sponsored by the National Association of Catholic School Teachers, for Catholic teacher association leaders and other interested parties, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland. Registration deadline: Sept. 26. Contact: Rita O. Schwartz, NACST, 1700 Sansom St., Suite 903, Philadelphia, PA 19103; (215) 665-0993; fax: (215) 568-8270.

11--Research: Current Research and Promising Practices in Reading Instruction, sponsored by the Michigan branch of the Orton Dyslexia Society, for educators, parents, and psychologists, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Mich. Contact: Michigan Branch of the Orton Dydlexia Society, P.O. Box 5353, North Muskegon, MI 49445; (248) 645-9690.

12--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and other interested individuals, at the Cincinnati 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.

12-14--Early-childhood education: Children Haven't Changed ... Childhood Has, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Education, Division of Early Childhood Education, for early childhood educators, at the Hyatt Hotel at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Registration deadline: Sept. 26. Contact: Rhonda Dickson, ODOE, 470 Glenmont Ave., Columbus, OH 43214; (614) 262-4545.

13--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Elk Grove, Ill., and Rochester, 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.

13-14--Urban education: Quality of Life of the Urban Child, sponsored by Loyola University Chicago, for educators and administrators, at Loyala University Chicago in Chicago. Contact: Loyola University Chicago, (312) 464-4096.

14--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Decatur, Ill., and Columbus, Ohio. 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.

14--Discipline: Effective Discipline: Getting Beyond Rewards and Punishments, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Toledo, Ohio. 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.

14--Title I: Title I Schoolwide Programs: We're Eligible, Now What?, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Houston. 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.

14--Learning disabilities: Assessment of reading and writing workshop, sponsored by the Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities, for regular and special education middle school teachers, in New York City. Contact: CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

14-15--Professional development: What Is It About Me You Can't Teach?, 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.

15--Community schools: Mayor-Superintendent Summit, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, the Large City School Superintendents, the Council of Great City Schools, and the American Association of School Administrators, for mayors, superintendents, and school board presidents, at the Detroit Westin Hotel in Detroit. Contact: Thomas Fowler-Finn, Superintendent, Fort Wayne, Ind., schools, or Michael Casserly, Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-2427.

15--Discipline: Effective Discipline: Getting Beyond Rewards and Punishment, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Rochester, 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.

*15--Learning disabilities: Psychological Assessment of Learning Disabilities workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for non-psychologists, at the Lab School 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.

15--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Englewood, Ohio. 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.

15--Title I: Title I Schoolwide Programs: We're Eligible, Now What?, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Dallas. 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.

15-17--Education reform: Designing and Connecting Powerful Learning Experiences, sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Reform in Education, Rockhurst College, the Institute for Learning and Teaching, and the ASCD Brain-Based Education/Learning Styles Network for K-16 educators, at the college in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Joan Caulfield, RC, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110; (816) 501-4651; fax: (816) 501-4169; e-mail: caulfield@VAX1.rockhurst.edu.

15-17--Learning disabilities: Teacher training consortium, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Network, for educators and administrators, at the Radisson Hotel in Chelmsford, Mass. Contact: LDN, (617) 837-3697; or Joanne Reeves, Registrar, P.O. Box 52, Marshfield Hills, MA 02051.

15-17--School partnerships: Connecting With Schools: The Rewards and Challenges of School Partnerships in Flagstaff, Ariz. Contact: Lisa Luers, Northern Arizonia University, Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011; (520) 523-4268; fax: (520) 523-1029; e-mail: lisa.luers@nau.edu.

15-19--Urban schools: Building an Urban School Renaissance, for urban school administrators and educators, at the Westin Hotel, Renaissance Center in Detroit. Contact: Terry Tabor, Council of the Great City Schools, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004; (202) 393-2427, (800) 394-2427; fax: (202) 393-2400.

*16--Learning disabilities: Reading workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for regular and special education teachers, as well as speech/language and occupational therapists working with students with reading problems, at the Lab School 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.

16--Block scheduling: Block Scheduling, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in St. Louis. 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.

16--Discipline: Effective Discipline: Getting Beyond Rewards and Punishment, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Providence, R.I. 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.

16--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Anchorage, Ala. 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.

16--Professional development: Teacher Expectations and Student Achievements, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Syracuse, 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.

16--Professional development: Strategies for the Block and Secondary Classrooms, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Seattle. 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.

16-17--Professional development: Building Bridges, sponsored by the Quincy, Ill., public schools and the Adams-Pike Regional Office of Education, for K-12 educators, in Quincy, Ill. Preregistration deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Quincy Conference, 1444 Maine St., Quincy, IL 62301; (217) 224-6770; fax: (217) 228-7551.

16-17--Private schools: For Such a Time as This: Bridging Mind, Heart, and Spirit, sponsored by the Michigan Association of Nonpublic Schools, for pre-K-12 educators, at the Cobo Conference and Exhibition Center in Detroit. Registration deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: John Jaksa, Executive Director, 505 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933-1266; (800) 394-5949.

16-17--Special education: One Child at a Time, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special education teachers and administrators, related service providers, and parents, at the Harvey Hotel in Wichita, Kan. Contact: Susan Bowles; (913) 625-3257.

16-17--Youths: Strategies for Reaching Disruptive and Angry Youth: Creating Caring Schools and Communities, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, the American School Counselors Association, the National Middle School Association, the National Educational Service, and the North Central Regional Educational Lab, for K-12 teachers, principals, counselors, staff developers, mental health professionals, parents, at the Wyndam Dublin Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: NES, P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, IN 47402; (812) 336-7700 or (800) 733-6786; fax: (812) 336-7790; e-mail: nes@nes.org.

16-18--Conflict resolution: The Training Institute: Handling Student Conflicts, sponsored by the Peace Education Foundation, for teachers, administrators, and students, in Columbia, S.C. Contact: Chuck Bryant, PEF; (800) 749-8838.

16-18--Global education: Agenda on the Pacific Rim: Educating About Japan, Latin America, and the Relationships Between Japan and the Americas, sponsored by Education for Global Involvement Inc. and the Northwestern University Center for International and Comparative Studies, for educators, at the university in Evanston, Ill. Contact: Judy Gibson, CICS, NU, 618 Garrett Place, Evanston, IL 60208-4135.

16-18--School improvement: A Call to Action: Working Together for Equity and Excellence, Improving America's Schools regional conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, for federal regional, state, and local technical-assistance providers, grantees, administrators, teacher-leaders, principals, education program managers, school-based instructional leaders, and officials of national and community-based educational organizations, at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. Contact: USDE, 600 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20202; (800) 203-5494.

16-18--Sexual harassment: International Conference on Sexual Assault and Harassment on Campus, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, and other national organizations, for education, law enforcement, and community leaders, at the Holiday Inn International Drive Resort in Orlando, Fla. Contact: David Andersen, Safe Schools Coalition Inc., 5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217; (941) 778-6652; fax: (941) 778-6818; e-mail: 102630.2245@compuserve.com.

16-18--Special education: Creating Amazing Transitions, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special education teachers and administrators, related service providers, and parents, at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact: Ann Marie Cook, 15214 Honsena Drive, Centreville, VA 20120.

16-18--Special education: Celebrating Creative Connections, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special education teachers and administrators, related-service providers, and parents, at the Adam's Mark Hotel at the Florida Mall, Orlando,Fla. Contact: Lee Sherry; (813) 553-3184.

16-18--State school boards: Kiawah 97: An Essential Experience, sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Education, for state school board members, at Kiawah Island Resort in South Carolina. Registration deadline: Sept. 18. Contact: Doris Cruel or Lanita Whitehurst, NASBE, 1012 Cameron St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-4000; fax: (703) 836-2313; Web site: www.nasbe.org.

17--Block scheduling: Block Scheduling, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Austin, Texas. 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.

17--Dyslexia: 20th annual fall conference, sponsored by the Orton Dyslexia Society Greater Philadelphia Branch and the Child Study Institute at Bryn Mawr College, at the Valley Forge Sheraton Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pa. Contact: (610) 527-1548; e-mail: dyslexia@liberynet.org.

*17--Learning disabilities: Who Are the Learning Disabled and How Do We Teach Them?, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for school administrators, at the Lab School 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.

17--Professional development: Strategies for the Block and Secondary Classrooms, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in San Diego. 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.

17--Science: Hands-On Science, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Grand Rapids, Mich. 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.

17--Special education: Courage, sponsored by the Maryland Association of Nonpublic Special Education Facilities, for special education teachers, administrators, social workers, occupational therapists, crisis intervention specialists, speech and hearing specialists, and librarians, at the Baltimore Convention Center. Contact: Karen McGee, Conference Coordinator, MANSEF, P.O. Box 6815, Towson, MD 21285-6815; (410) 938-4413; fax: (410) 938-5130.

17--Technology: Technological Literacy and Teacher Education: Curriculum Reform and Standards teleconference, sponsored by Old Dominion University Academic Television Services and the Association For Educational Communications and Technology, for K-12 administrators and district-level technology professionals, school board members, teacher education faculty and students, deans of education, and educational technology faculty and students, at Old Dominion University's Academic Television Services Studio in Norfolk, Va. Contact: Karen Streeter, Marketing Coordinator, Old Dominion University Academic Television Services, 209 Administration Annex, Norfolk, VA 23529; (800) 548-4807; fax: (757) 683-5176; e-mail: kstreet@blue.cc.odu.edu.

17--Title I: Title I Schoolwide Programs: We're Eligible, Now What?, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Oklahoma City. 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.

17-18--History Preparing Knowledgeable Middle and High School Teachers of History, sponsored by the National Council for History Education and the University of Wisconsin System, Board of Regents, for school board members, university governing boards, state legislators and superintendents, history teachers and administrators, at the Abbey Hotel in Lake Geneva, Wis. Application deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Elaine Wrisley Reed, National Council for History Education, 26915 Westwood Road, Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; (216) 835-1776; fax: (216) 835-1295; e-mail: nche19@mail.idt.net.

17-18--School law: A School Law Retreat, sponsored by the NSBA Council of School Attorneys, for school attorneys, at the Pointe--Hilton Resort at Tapatio Cliffs in Phoenix. Contact: NSBA Registrar, P.O. Box 1807, Merrifield, VA 22116-8000; (800) 950-6722.

17-19--Mathematics: Western regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for teachers, supervisors, administrators, consultants, coordinators, and teacher educators, at the William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Ala. Registration deadline: Sept. 19. 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.

17-19--Foreign language: Annual conference, sponsored by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, for foreign language teachers and administrators, at the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. Contact: Janine Manley, 5416 State Route 56, Potsdam, NY 13576; (315) 268-9330; e-mail: manleysj@aol.com.

17-19--Multiculturalism: Unlearning Racism Through Democratic, Anti-Racist Multiculturalism, sponsored by the National Coalition of Education Activists, for teachers, parents, and community activists involved with schools, at California State University--Sacramento. Contact: Debi Duke, NCEA, P.O. Box 679, Rhinebeck, NY 12572; (914) 876-4580; e-mail: rfbs@aol.com.

18--English: Reading Instruction: What's It All About? videoconference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English elementary section and the Whole Language Umbrella, for English teachers. Contact: Professional Development Services, NCTE, 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870 ext. 203.

*18--International Baccalaureate: Introductory seminar, sponsored by International Baccalaureate North America, for teachers, school and district administrators, and others interested in learning about IB programs, at the Portland Hilton Hotel in Portland, Ore. Contact: IBNA, 200 Madison Ave., Suite 2007, New York, NY 10016; (212) 696-4464; fax: (212) 889-9242; e-mail: ibna@ibo.org.

18-21--Counseling: Counselors conference and workshops, sponsored by the Michigan Counseling Association, for school, agency, private counselors, and for counselor educators, at Mission Point Resort in Mackinac Island, Mich. Contact: Jan Papp, 8114 Mohrmann Bridge Road, Central Lake, MI 49622; (616) 544-3503 or (616) 533-8015.

18-21--Science and technology: Learning Together, sponsored by the Association of Science-Technology Centers, for science center directors, scientists, educators, and exhibit creators, at the St. Louis Science Center in St. Louis. Contact: Valerie Royal, ASTC, 1025 Vermont Ave. N.W., Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 783-7200; fax: (202) 783-7207; Web site: http://www.astc.org/astc.

18-21--Technology: Learning Together: Gateways to Tomorrow, sponsored by the Association of Science-Technology Centers, for science center directors, scientists, educators, and exhibit creators, in St. Louis. Contact: Valerie Royal, ASTC; (202) 783-7200; e-mail: astc97@astc.org; Web site: http://www.astc.org/astc/1997.htm.

19-23--Catholic education: Holy Spirit, Source of Unity, Awaken and Transform Us, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, for Catholic school superintendents and directors of religious education, at the Condado Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Contact: NCEA, 1077 30th St. N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 337-6232; Web site: http://www.ncea.org/calendar/index.htm.

19-21--School-to-work: National Seminar on Teacher Learning in the Workplace and Community, sponsored by the Center on Education and Work and the National Center for Research in Vocational Education, for local school-to-work partners, state partnership leaders, and university and college representatives, at the Sheraton Madison Hotel in Madison, Wis. Contact: Carrie Tobin, 964 Educational Sciences Building, 1025 W. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706; (800) 446-0399; fax: (608) 262-9197; e-mail: cewconf@soemadison.wisc.edu; Web site: www.cew.wisc.edu.

19-22--Youths: One World: Youth at the Center, sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council, for educators, youth advocates, and community-based organizations, in Minneapolis. Contact: NYLC, 1910 West County Road B, St. Paul, Minn. 55113; (612) 636-3672 ext. 400; fax: (612) 631-2955; e-mail: oneworld98@aol.com; Web site: http://www.nylc.org.

19--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and other interested individuals, at St. Louis University. 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.

20--Literacy: Eye to the Future: Focus on Literacy, sponsored by the Regional Offices of Education Professional Development Alliance, for administrators, curriculum directors, teachers, and any educator dedicated to improving student literacy, at the Holiday Inn Naperville-Chicago in Naperville, Ill. Contact: Susan Jones, Professional Development Alliance, (815) 744-8334; fax (815) 744-8396; e-mail: sjones@pda.will.k12.il.us.

20--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Monroe, La.; Peoria, Ill; and Atlanta. 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.

20--Professional development: Teacher Expectations and Student Achievements, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Chicago. 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.

20--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Minneapolis. 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.

20-21--Professional development: Ensuring Success: Mentoring the New Teacher Academy, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Pat Garland, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

21--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Columbus, Ga., and Wichita, Kan. 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.

21--Testing: Phi Delta Kappa/Standardized Tests and Performance Assessments: How To Best Assess Our Children's Learning, 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.

21--Privatization: Charters, Vouchers, and For-Profit Education: Why Privatization Won't Save American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Topeka, Kan. 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.

21--Professional development: Integrating Art Into the Content Areas, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in 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.

21--Professional development: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Stillwater, 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.

21--Inclusion: Adapting Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Philadelphia. 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.

21--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Milwaukee. 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.

21--Privatization: Charters, Vouchers, and For-Profit Education: Why Privatization Won't Save American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Springfield, Ill. 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.

*21-22--Mathematics: Linking Curriculum and Assessment, sponsored by the Alliance for Education, for K-12 math teachers, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. Contact: Contact: AE, Professional Developement Institute, 405 Grove St., Worcester, Mass. 01605; (508) 754-9425; fax: (508) 831-1303; e-mail: info@allfored.org.

22-26--Arts education: School to Career: The Performing and Visual Arts at Work, sponsored by the International NETWORK of Performing and Visual Arts Schools, for administrators, teachers of all disciplines, school board members and parents, at the Alexis Park Hotel in Las Vegas. Contact: Rod Daniel, Executive Director, International NETWORK of Performing and Visual Arts Schools, 5505 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #280, Washington, DC 20015; (202) 966-2216; fax: (202) 966-2283.

22-26--Health: Helping Children Choose Healthy Lifestyles, sponsored by the American School Health Association, for health educators, physicians, and school nurses, at Adam's Mark Daytona Beach Resort in Florida. Contact: Lisa Grathwol, American School Health Association, 7263 State Route 43, P.O. Box 708, Kent, OH 44240; (330) 678-1601; fax: (330) 678-4526.

22--Professional development: Curriculum Management Audit Training, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Indianapolis. 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.

22-25--Experiential learning: Reflecting on Practice: Quality and Leadership in Experiential Education, sponsored by the National Society for Experiential Education, for K-12 teachers, program directors, and administrators, two- and four-year college and university faculty, program directors, and deans, employers, and nonprofit staff with an interest in experiential education, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Annette Wofford, NSEE, 3509 Haworth Drive, Suite 207, Raleigh, NC 27609-7229; (919) 787-3263; fax: (919) 787-3381; e-mail: wofford@netstart.net.

22-23--Professional development: Elements of Effective Instruction, 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.

*23--Learning disabilities: Occupational Therapy and Learning Disabilities Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for educators and parents, at the Lab School 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.

23--Professional development: Integrating Art Into the Content Areas, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Rockford, Ill. 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.

23--Professional development: Teacher Expectations and Student Achievements, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Indianapolis. 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.

23--School development: Brain Developing in Young Children: Research Implications for Policy and Practice, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for educators, pediatricians, child care providers, legislators, parents, state agency staff, and professors of early childhood, in Millis, Mass. Contact: Karen Muncaster, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752; (508) 481-9444; e-mail: nesdec@nesdec.org.

23-24--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 Denver. Contact: Barry Chaloner, 844 E. 4th Ave., Durango, CO 81301; (970) 259-0205 or (800) 960-7257; e-mail: bca@frontier.net.

*23-24--Learning disabilities: Preparing for Monday: Lessons from Research and Practice, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Network, for educators and administrators, in Marlborough, Mass. Contact: Lorna Kaufman, (617) 964-4485, or Susan Miller, (617) 629-4626.

23-24--Youths: Strategies for Reaching Disruptive and Angry Youth: Creating Caring Schools and Communities, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, the American School Counselors Association, the National Middle School Association, the National Educational Service, and the North Central Regional Educational Lab, for K-12 teachers, principals, counselors, staff developers, mental health professionals, and parents, at the Greensboro-High Point Marriott in Greensboro, N.C. Contact: NES, P.O. Box 8, Bloomington, IN 47402; (812) 336-7700 or (800) 733-6786; fax: (812) 336-7790; e-mail: nes@nes.org.

23-25--Conflict resolution: The Training Institute: Handling Student Conflicts, sponsored by the Peace Education Foundation, for teachers, administrators, and students, in Denver. Contact: Chuck Bryant, PEF; (800) 749-8838.

23-25--Arts education: Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network: 1997 Annual Leadership Meeting, sponsored by the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, for state alliance leaders, not open to the general public, at the Radisson Barcelo Hotel in Washington. Contact: Tracy Roussey, Program Assistant, Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network, Education Department, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC; (202) 416-8845; fax: (202) 416-8802; e-mail: kcaaen@mail.kennedy-center.org.

*23-25--Curriculum: The Assessment-Instruction Connection, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for educators, at Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Fla. Contact: ASCD, Customer Service, 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.

23-25--Learning disabilities: International conference, sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, for special education teachers and others who work with individuals with learning disabilities, at the Loews Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: CLD, Kristin McBride, P.O. Box 40303, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-8755.

23-25--School libraries: Conference, sponsored by the Illinois School Library Media Association, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Ill. Contact: Kay Maynard, Executive Secretary, ISLMA, P.O. Box 598, Canton, IL 61520; (309) 649-0911 (evenings) or (309) 649-5023 (days); fax: (309) 647-0140; e-mail: kaym830175@aol.com or cant@darkstar.rsa.lib.il.us.

23-25--Attention deficit: Celebration of Success, sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders along with the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, for parents, adults, health-care professionals, educators, and counselors, at the Marriott River Center in San Antonio. Contact: Cher Jackson, 499 N.W. 70th Ave., Suite 101, Plantation, FL 33317; (954) 587-3700 ext. 2341; fax: (954) 587-4599.

23-25--Mathematics: Southern regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for teachers, supervisors, administrators, consultants, coordinators, and teacher educators, at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn. Registration deadline: Sept. 25. 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.

23-25--Learning disabilities: Celebrating Diversity: Risk Innovation, sponsored by the Council for Learning Disabilities, for special educators and professionals in related fields who work with individuals with learning disabilities, at the Hyatt Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Contact: Kristen McBride, CLD, P.O. Box 40303, Overland Park, KS 66204; (913) 492-8755; fax: (913) 492-2546; Web site: http://www1.winthrop.edu.cld.

23-25--Public schools: Advocates for Public Education, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, open to all educators, in Indianapolis. Contact: PDK, 408 North Union, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: headquarters@pdkintl.org.

23-26--Staff development: Increase Maximal Performance by Activating Critical Thinking training seminars, sponsored by the Center for the Teaching of Thinking and Phi Delta Kappa, for educators, in Midland, Texas. Contact: S. Lee Winocur, 5631 Marshall Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649; (714) 840-5772; fax: (714) 846-2392.

24--Vocational education: Vocational seminar, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for vocational teachers and administrators, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Contact: Julia Richardson, (800) 826-9972.

24-25--Small schools: Creating Small Schools for Student Achievement, sponsored by the New York Networks for School Renewal, for educators, policymakers, parents, school directors, and principals, in New York City. Registration deadline: Oct. 15. Contact: Barbara Miller, NYNSR, 1573 Madison Ave., Room 318, New York, NY 10029; (212) 369-1288; fax: (212) 369-0765; e-mail: nynsr@psinet.com.

*24-26--Conflict resolution: Training for Conflict Resolution Facilitators, sponsored by Children's Creative Response to Conflict, for educators and administrators, at American University in Washington. Contact: CCRC, 7710 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912; (301) 270-1005.

24-26--Theater education: Making Plays With Students, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association, for theater educators, at the Mountain Lake Hotel in Mountain Lake, Va. Contact: Jeffrey Leptak-Moreau, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225; (513) 559-1996; e-mail: conf@one.net.

24-26--Teachers: AFT Civil and Human Rights conference, sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, for teachers, at the Sheraton Birmingham in Birmingham, Ala. Contact: Barbara VanBlake, AFT, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20001; (202) 879-4400; Web site: www.aft.org.

25--Space science: Space Science Technology Opportunities education conference, sponsored by the National Space Society Education Chapter, for K-12 educators, at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. Contact: NSSEC, 1084 E. 82nd St., Brooklyn, NY 11236; (718) 531-8375.

25-26--Pupil services: Academy for New Pupil Services Administrators, sponsored by the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators, for pupil-services, special education, and at-risk program administrators, at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Ga. Contact: Phyllis B. Worrell, Director of Student Services, 3929 Old Lee Highway, Suite 91A, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 788-1265.

25-28--Higher education: Crossing the Bridge to 2001 and Beyond: Transitions in Education national forum, sponsored by the College Board, for education professionals in admissions, financial aid, guidance, teaching, research, assessment, student services and district administration; and chief executives of schools, colleges, universities, and systems, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown in Chicago. Contact: Doug Lynch, CB, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023; (212) 713-8050; e-mail: natforum@collegeboard.org.

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