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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.

November

*8--School transition: Translating/Interpreting for the Schools: A Burgeoning Field, sponsored by the Department of International Student Support/Multicultural Awareness, School District of Palm Beach County, Fla., for K-12 administrators, guidance personnel, ESL teachers and coordinators, and multicultural service providers, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. Contact: American Translators Association, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 220, Alexandria, VA 22314-2840; (703) 683-6100; fax: (703) 683-6122; e-mail: atanet.org.

9--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 Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. 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.

9-11--At-Risk youth: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center and the Louisiana Department of Education, for principals, teachers, counselors, district staff, school board members, and business leaders, at the Radisson Hotel in New Orleans. Contact: John Peters, NDPC, 205 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29634-5111; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@clemson.edu.

9-11--Dropout prevention: Annual network conference, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and the Louisiana Department of Education, for teachers, administrators, counselors, district staff, education policymakers, researchers, and business leaders, at the Radisson Hotel in New Orleans. Contact: John Peters, NDPC, 205 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29634; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: ndpc@Clemson.edu.

*9-11--Student achievement: Gender, Race, and Student Achievement, sponsored by the Public Education Network, for community-based organizations, program officers, teachers, public and private youth-serving professionals, and national, local and community education advocates, in Washington. Contact: Wendy R. Lewis, PEN, 601 13th St. N.W., Suite 900N, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 628-1893; Web site: www.publiceducation.org.

10--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Farmington Hills, Mich., and Burnsville, Minn. 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.

10--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Winston-Salem, N.C. 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.

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

10-11--Early intervention: The Language of Challenging Children in Pre-K-2 Classrooms, sponsored by the Bloomfield, N.M., school district and Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., for early childhood educators, in Seattle. Contact: Barry Chaloner, 844 E. 4th Ave., Durango, CO 81301; (970) 259-0205 or (800) 960-7257; e-mail: bca@frontier.net.

*12--At-risk youths: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for preschool, kindergarten, and special education teachers and administrators who work with children at-risk for learning disabilities, 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.

*12--Lecture: Community Approaches to the Epidemic of Violence, sponsored by the University of Pennyslvania, Graduate School of Education Gordon S. Bodeck Lecture of Distinguished Educators, for educators, at the University in Philadelphia. Contact: Vanessa Rae Silva, Graduate School of Education, U of Pa., 3700 Walnut St., Philadephia, PA 19104-6216; (215) 898-9794; fax: (215) 573-2032; e-mail: vanessas@gse.upenn.edu.

12--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Rochester, Minn., and Oklahoma City. 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.

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

12--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Grand Rapids, Mich., and Lawton, 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.

12--Professional development: Setting the Record Straight: What the Data Really Says About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Philadelphia. 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.

12-13--Bilingual education: Comprehensive Reading and Literacy for English Learners, sponsored by the California Association for Bilingual Education, for bilingual teachers, administrators, para-educators, and parents, in Buena Park, Calif. Contact: CABE, 660 South Figueroa St., Suite 1040, Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 532-3850; fax: (213) 532-3860.

12, 13--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and other interested individuals, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore. 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.

12-15--Assessment: The Assessment-Instruction Connection, sponsored by the Council for Educational Diagnostic Services, for educational diagnosticians, special educators, and school psychologists, at the Arlington Park Hilton Conference Center in Chicago. Contact: Carol Swift, Oakland University, School of Human and Educational Services, Rochester, MI 48309; (248) 370-3067; e-mail: swift@pop.oakland.edu.

12-15--Dyslexia Annual international conference, sponsored by the Orton Dyslexia Society, for researchers, physicians, educators, parents, and individuals with dyslexia, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis. Contact: the Orton Dyslexia Society's national office; (410) 296-0232.

12-15--Special education: Assessment--The Key for Successful Intervention, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, for special education teachers and administrators, related service providers, and parents, at the Arlington Park Hilton Conference Center in Chicago. Contact: Carol Swift, Oakland University, School of Human and Educational Services, Rochester, MI 48309-4401; (810) 370-3067; fax: (810) 370-4242.

13--Block scheduling: Block Scheduling, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Indianapolis. 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.

*13--Creative thinking: Tapping Into Your Thinking Talents workshop, sponsored by the Hartford Critical/Creative Thinking Center, for those involved with schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, at the Center in Hartford, Conn. Contact: HCCTC, P.O. Box 320188, Hartford, CT 06132-0188; (860) 233-8650; fax: (860) 233-8966.

13--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Indianopolis, Houston, and Lufkin, 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.

13--Professional development: Setting the Record Straight: What the Data Really Says About American Schools, 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.

13--Professional development: Strategies for the Block and Secondary Classroom, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Des Moines, Iowa. 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.

13--Teacher education: Annual Preservice Teacher Education Showcase, sponsored by Illinois State University and the Illinois school board, for Illinois public school and higher education personnel interested in the Goals 2000 preservice grant projects, in Normal, Ill. Contact: Donald Kachur, Director of Research, College of Education, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-5300; (309) 438-8294; fax: (309) 438-3813; e-mail: dskachu@rs6000.cmp.ilstu.edu.

13-14--Higher education: Pell Grant conference, sponsored by the College Board, the National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations, and the Education Resources Institute, for policymakers and educators in admissions, financial aid, and guidance, in Washington. Contact: Roberta Merchant-Stoutamire, CB, 1233 20th St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-5900; fax: (202) 822-5920; e-mail: rmerchant@collegeboard.org.

13-14--Mathematics: Effective Math Instruction 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.

13-15--Mathematics Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, sponsored by School Science and Mathematics, for teachers, supervisors, and publisher representatives, at the Grand Milwaukee Hotel in Milwaukee. Contact: Larry Enochs, Center for Math and Science Education Research, P.O. Box 413, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201; (414) 229-6646.

13-16--Technology: Taking Flight in the Digital Age, international conference, sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education, the Texas Computer Education Association, and Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicacion Educativa, for teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators, policymakers, administrators, parents, vendors, and school board members, at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. Contact: Tel*Ed '97, ISTE, 1787 Agate St., Eugene, Ore. 97403-1923; (800) 280-6218 or (541) 346-3537; fax: (541) 346-3545; e-mail: teledreg@oregon.uoregon.edu; Web site: www.iste.org

*14--Learning disabilities: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for regular education and special education teachers with students with learning disabilities in science, social studies, and geography, 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.

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

14--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Tyler, El Paso, and Corpus Christi, 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.

14--Professional development: Setting the Record Straight: What the Data Really Says About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Richmond, Va. 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.

*14-15--Youths: Developing Self Control, Self Respect, Resiliency, and Responsibility in Discouraged, Disadvantaged, and Disengaged Youth, for teachers, administrators, at-risk coordinators, counselors, youth-development professionals, and intervention specialists, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Associates for Professional Development, P.O. Box 1527, Eugene, OR 97440; (541) 687-2924; fax: (541) 687-2059.

14-16--Student advisers: Activity Adviser workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Student Activity Advisers and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for administrators, advisers, and teachers, at the Marriott Pavilion Hotel in St. Louis. Contact: Wanda Carroll; (703) 860-7252; fax: (703) 476-5432; e-mail: nasaa@nassp.org.

*14-16--Conflict resolution: Training for Workshop Facilitators Part 2, sponsored by Children's Creative Response to Conflict, for teachers and administrators, at American University in Washington. Contact: CCRC, 7710 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912; (301) 270-1005.

16-19--Special education: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, for directors in each state and federal jurisdiction, people responsible for the administration of statewide special education programs and services, policymakers, and program personnel, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Joan Nelson, NASDE, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 519-3800; TDD: (703) 519-7008; fax: (703) 519-3808; e-mail: specialed@nasde.org.

16-17--Special education Educational Innovations, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, for state directors of special education, policymakers, program personnel, and administrators of statewide special education programs, at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Joan Nelson, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 519-3800; fax: (703) 519-3808; e-mail: joan@nasdse.org.

16-18--School improvement: Improving America's Schools regional conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, open to the public, at the Hyatt Regency Reunion Hotel in Dallas. Contact: USDE, 600 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20202; (800) 203-5494.

17--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in San Diego and Sacramento, Calif. 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.

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

17--Professional development: Using Mathematical Manipulatives, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in San Antonio, 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.

17-18--Middle schools: Annual unified arts conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: Adrian Aleckna, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

17, 18--Curriculum: Phi Delta Kappa/Integrating the Curriculum, 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.

17-19--Curriculum: Leading the Learning and Learning the Leading for the 21st Century, sponsored by the Michigan Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, for educators, curriculum leaders, and staff developers, at the Sheraton-Lansing Hotel in Lansing, Mich. Contact: Christopher S. Walczak, Beaverton Rural Schools, 406 South Ross, P.O. Box 529, Beaverton, MI 48612-0529; (517) 435-7771; fax: (517) 435-2901; e-mail: cwalczak@edcen.ehhs.cmich.edu

18--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 Harrisburg, Pa. 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.

*18--Learning disabilities: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for regular education and special education teachers with students with learning disabilities teaching language arts and multi-media technology, 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.

18--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in San Francisco and Long Beach, Calif. 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.

18--Professional development: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Raleigh, N.C. 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.

18--Mathematics: Using Mathematical Manipulatives, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Omaha, Neb. 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.

18--Mathematics: Math in Motion: Origami in the Classroom, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Charleston, W.Va. 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.

*18-19--Service Learning: Learning conference, sponsored by the Community Service Learning Center, for educators, youth, administrators, parents, and community agencies, at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough, Mass. Contact: Community Learning Service Center, 333 Bridge St., Suite 8, Springfield, MA 01103; (413) 734-6857.

18-20--International education: Boundaries and Bridges in International Education, sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange, for international education professionals and individuals from educational institutions, corporations, government, and other agencies, at the Hotel Princesa Sofia Inter-Continental in Barcelona, Spain. Contact: CIEE, 205 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017; (212) 822-2600; fax: (212) 822-2699; e-mail: info@ciee.org; Web site: www.ciee.org/conf.

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