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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

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.

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