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November

1--Literacy: National Family Literacy Day, sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy, for educators involved with family literacy programs and the general public. Contact: Carmel Mackin, NCFL, Waterfront Plaza, Suite 200, 325 West Main St., Louisville, KY 40402; (502) 584-1133, e-mail: ncfl@aol.com.

1--Reading: Annual conference, sponsored by the Reading Reform Foundation of New York, for teachers, administrators, tutors, and agency personnel, in New York City.. Contact: Leona D. Spector, Conference Coordinator, Reading Reform Foundation, 333 West 57th St., Suite 1L, New York, NY 10019; (212) 307-7320; fax: (212) 307-0449; e-mail: 2091027@mcimail.com.

1--English: Writing Strategies for Struggling Writers videoconference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers. Contact: Professional Development Services, NCTE, 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870 ext. 203.

1, 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 teachers, in New York City. Contact: CC, 22 East 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

2, 3--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and other interested individuals, at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. 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: www.nacac.com.

2, 3--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and other interested individuals, at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle. 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: www.nacac.com.

2-6--Indian education Indian Education: Native Community in Unity, sponsored by the National Indian Education Association, for American Indian and native Alaskan elementary and postsecondary educators, parents, students tribal college personnel, and other interested individuals, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash. Contact: Lorraine P. Edmo, Executive Director, NIEA, 121 Oronoco St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 838-1620; fax: (703) 838-1620; e-mail niea@mindspring.com.

3--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Topeka, Kan. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

3--Professional development: Adapting Curriculum and Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Denver. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

3--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Columbus, Ohio. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

3-4--Teachers Teachers' conference, co-sponsored by the Association of Independent Schools and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, for public and private school teachers, in Providence, R.I. For registration information, call (860) 572-2950; e-mail: ctcais@connectinc.com.

3-4--School-to-work: Work Now and in the Future, sponsored by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Education and Work Program, for local and state policymakers, school board members and trustees, school-to-career leaders, academic and vocational teachers, officials from state and federal agencies, and representatives from business, labor, and industry, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. Registration deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Theresa Lusty, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Education and Work Program, 101 S.W. Main St., Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204-3297; (800) 547-6339 ext. 550 or (503) 275-9550; fax: (503) 275-0443; e-mail: lustyt@nwrel.org.

*3-4--Teachers: Teach Local, Think Global, sponsored by the Association of Independent Schools in New England and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, for teachers of all grade levels, at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, R.I. Contact: Maggie Holmes, (401) 433-3192 or (860) 572-2950; e-mail: ctcais@connectinc.com or netc97@aol.com.

3-4--Title I: Children of Promise, sponsored by the Michigan Association of State and Federal Program Specialists, for Title I administrators, principals, paraprofessionals, and teachers, at the Valley Plaza Hotel in Midland, Mich. Contact: MASPS, 3598 Greenview Court, Suite 217, Grand Rapids, MI 49546; (616) 954-2855; fax: (616) 954-2489.

4--Professional development: Hands-On Equations: A Taste of Mathematical Elegance, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Cleveland. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

4--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Bartlesville, Okla. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

4--School improvement: Making Change for School Improvement: The Change Game, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center-Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and other educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, Cleveland State University, GCEDC/NRPDC, Rhodes Tower #901, 1860 East 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu or gcedc@csuohio.edu.

4--Reading: Workshop, sponsored by the Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities, for elementary teachers, in New York City. Contact: CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

4, 5--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and other interested individuals, at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Wash. 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: www.nacac.com.

5--Professional development: Connecting Literature to Mathematical Problem-Solving, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Albany, N.Y. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

5--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Muscogee, Okla., and Waco, Texas. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

5--School improvement: Evaluating Impact: Community-to-Community Feedback, a nationwide teleconference at participating J.C. Penney stores and other local sites, sponsored by J.C. Penney Co. and the National Alliance of Business, for superintendents, district administrators, union leaders, school board members, principals, and state and local business-education coalitions. Registration deadline: Oct. 17. Contact: NAB, 1201 New York Ave., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; (800) 787-2848; fax: (202) 289-2875; e-mail: infor@nab.com.

5--Learning: hm Learning and Study Skills, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in Chicago. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

5-6--Science: Super Science at the Middle Level, 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.

5-7--Leadership: hm Seminar for Leaders, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in Washington. Registration deadline: 10 days before the event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

5-7--Technology: Conference, sponsored by the Ohio Educational Library Media Association and the Ohio Educational Technology Service Agencies, for educators and media specialists, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: OELMA; (614) 326-1460; e-mail: oelma@mec.ohio.gov.

5-7--Technology: Annual technology and learning conference, sponsored by the National School Boards Association's Institute for the Transfer of Technology to Education, for technology coordinators, superintendents, principals, teachers, media specialists, and school board members, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Contact: Cheryl Williams, NSBA-ITTE, 1680 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 950-6722; fax: (703) 683-7590; e-mail: cwilliams@nsba.org.

5-8--College transition: National Conference on Students in Transition, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators who work with students in transition, at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, Ill. Contact: NRCFYEST, 1629 Pendleton St., University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208; (803) 777-6029; fax: (803) 777-4699, e-mail: fyeconf@ss1.csd.sc.edu.

5-8--Partnerships: Creating Powerful Partnerships With Youth in Mind, sponsored by the National Employer Leadership Council, the Academy for Educational Development, the Coalition for Community Foundations for Youth, Jobs For the Future, One-to-One National Mentoring Partnership, and the Colorado School-to-Career Partnership, for individuals and organizations wanting to get involved in community collaboration, in Denver. Contact: Barbara Orsi, 750 Washington St., Box 328, Boston, MA 02111; (800) 873-2120; fax:(617)636-9158; e-mail: barbara. orsi@es.nemc.org.

5-9--Music: Northwest Horizons: Exploring the Elements, sponsored by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, for music educators, at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue, Wash. Contact: Cindi Wobig, Executive Secretary, AOSA, P.O. Box 391089, Cleveland, Oh 44139-8089; (440) 543-5366; fax: (440) 543-2687; e-mail: hdqtrsaosa@aol.com.

5-9--Gifted education: Responding to Today, Planning for Tomorrow, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, for teachers, administrators, coordinators, guidance counselors, and parents, at the Excelsior Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. Contact: Peter D. Rosenstein, NAGC, 1707 L St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 785-4268.

6--Mathematics: Using Rubrics to Assess Performance in Mathematics, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for K-12 math teachers, in Marlborough, Mass. Contact: Karen Muncaster, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752; (508) 481-9444; e-mail: nesdec@nesdec.org.

6-Assessment: Measuring Student Success, sponsored by the graduate college of education at the University of Massachusetts Boston, for educators, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. Contact: MA Field Center for Teaching and Learning, Graduate College of Education, University of Massachusetts Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393; (617) 287-7660.

6--Block scheduling: Block Scheduling, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Pittsburgh. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

6--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and other interested individuals, at the Boise Centre on the Grove, in Boise, Idaho. 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: www.nacac.com.

6--Learning: hm Learning and Study Skills, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in Richmond, Va. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

6--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Brockton, Mass. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

6--Professional development: Connecting Literature to Mathematical Problemsolving, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Trenton, N.J. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

6-8--Conflict resolution: The Training Institute: Handling Student Conflicts, sponsored by the Peace Education Foundation, for teachers, administrators, and students, in Chicago. Contact: Chuck Bryant, PEF; (800) 749-8838.

6-8--Education Reform: Annual conference, sponsored by the Coalition of Essential Schools, for teachers, parents, students, higher education faculty, school board members, administrators, and community leaders, at the San Francisco Hilton & Towers in San Francisco. Contact: Coalition of Essential Schools, Brown University, Box 1969, Providence, RI 02912, (401) 863-2045; fax: (401) 863-9102.

6-8--Education Reform: Challenges and Opportunities for a New Millennium, sponsored by the Southern Futures Society, for college and public school administration and teaching faculty, in Fayetteville, Ark. Contact: Van Patten, GE 248, College of Education, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701; (501) 575-3604; fax: (501) 575-4681; e-mail: jvanpatt@comp.uark.edu.

6-8--Foreign language: Language Learning for Lifelong Connections, sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, for foreign language educators and those interested in foreign language education, at the Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, Wis. Contact: WAFLT, Donna L. Clementi, President, 422 West Pershing, Appleton, WI 54911; (414) 734-1170 or (414) 832-6219; fax: 414-734-1170; e-mail: clementi@athenet.net; Web site: www.execpc.com/ehannan/waflt2.html.

6-8--Mathematics: Eastern regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for teachers, supervisors, administrators, consultants, coordinators, and teacher educators, at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland. Registration deadline: Oct. 9. 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.

6-8--Principals: K-12 School-to-Work Principals' Institute, sponsored by the Principals' Center at the Harvard University graduate school of education, for elementary, middle, and high school principals, in Cambridge, Mass. Application deadline: Sept. 4. Contact: Marlene Pannell, 1 Bowdoin Square, 11th floor, Boston, MA 02114; (617) 742-5995; fax: (617) 742-5767; e-mail: mpannell@jff.org.

6-8--Professional development: Kappa Delta Pi Convocation, sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, for preservice and inservice teachers, administrators, university professors, and retired teachers, at the Adams Mark Hotel in St. Louis. Registration deadline: Oct. 3. Contact: Michael P. Wolfe, Kappa Delta Pi, 1601 W. State St., P.O. Box A, West Lafayette, IN 47906; (765) 743-2202; e-mail: wolfe@kdp.org.

6-8--Reading Literacy's Colorful Palette, sponsored by the California Reading Association, for all teachers of reading/language arts, in San Diego. Contact: Armin R. Schulz, Conference Chair, 925 Enslen Ave., Modesto, CA 95350; (209) 522-1289; fax: (209) 523-4497.

6-7--Special education: New IDEA(s) in Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special education teachers and administrators, related service providers, and parents, at the Hershey-Harrisburg Holiday Inn in Grantville, Pa. Contact: David Bateman; (717) 532-1460; e-mail: dfbate@ark.ship.edu.

6-8--Special education: Celebrating the Challenge of Diversity in Special Education, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special education teachers and administrators, related service providers, and parents, at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. Contact: Marsha Lupi, Department of Special Education, 913 Hunter College, 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10021.

6-8--Special education: Illinois Federation 1997 fall convention, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special education teachers and administrators, related service providers, and parents, at the Arlington Park Hilton, Arlington Heights, Ill. Contact: Robert Abbott; (847) 578-0949.

7--Learning: hm Learning and Study Skills, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in El Paso, Texas. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

7--Block scheduling: Block Scheduling/Study Skills, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for administrators and teachers in grades 1-12, in San Francisco. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, P.O. Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

7--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Birmingham, Ala.; Moline, Ill.; and Bangor, Maine. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org.

7--Technology: Conference on Use of Technology in the Classroom, sponsored by the National Center for Community College Education, George Mason University, New York University's Urban Community College Leadership Program, the American Association of Community Colleges, and the Virginia Community College System, for community college faculty and doctoral students, business and economic development professionals, and others, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Registration deadline: Oct. 1. Contact: Ralph G. Perrino, National Center for Community College Education, Thompson Hall, 4400 University Drive, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 993-2310; e-mail: rperrino@osf1.gmu.edu.

7-8--Foreign language: Annual fall conference, sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, for K-16 foreign language teachers and administrators, at the Paper Valley Hotel and Conference Center in Appleton, Wis. Contact: Donna Clementi, WAFLT, Appleton West High School, 610 N. Badger Ave., Appleton, WI 54914; (414) 832-4165; fax: (414) 832-6239; e-mail: clementi@athenet.net.

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