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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.

8--Professional development: Hands-On Equations: A Taste of Mathematical Elegance, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Frederick, Md. 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.

8--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Terre Haute, Ind., and Greenville, S.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.

8--Social studies: Making Social Studies Meaningful and Relevant, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

9--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 Dallas and Springfield, Mass. 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.

9--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Columbia, S.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.

9--Professional development: Math and Science at the Middle Level, 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.

3-6--Vocational education: Challenges and Choices, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Vocational Technical Education, for state directors of vocational technical education, at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. Registration deadline: Nov. 3, 1997. Contact: Jawan D. Brown; (202) 737-0303.

10--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 Charleston, W.Va., and Miami, Fla. 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.

10--Learning disabilities: Teaching Resistant Children: Fostering Motivation and Cooperation, sponsored by the Landmark School Outreach Training Program, for teachers and professionals throughout New England, at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Woburn, Mass. Contact: Anne Marie Carpenter, LSOTP, P.O. Box 227, Prides Crossing, MA 01965; (508) 927-4440; e-mail: outreach@shore.net; Web site: www.landmarkschool.org.

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

10--Professional development: Working With Difficult Students: Issues and Answers, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

10-12--Title I: East Tennessee Title I conference, sponsored by the Cocke County (Tenn.) Board of Education, for Title I coordinators, at the Convention Center in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Registration deadline: Nov. 1. Contact: Title I Conference, 305 Hedrick Drive, Newport, TN 37821; (423) 623-2936.

11--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Altamonte Springs, Fla., and St. Louis. 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.

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

11-13--Teacher education: Consideration of the Commission Report national meeting, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for educators and teacher-educators, policymakers, and state departments of education, at the Inter-Continetal Hotel in New Orleans. Contact: NASDTEC, 3600 Whitman Ave. N., #105, Seattle, WA 98103; (206) 547-3151; fax: (206) 548-0116.

11-14--Vocational education: Annual convention, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for teachers and administrators in vocational education, in Las Vegas. Contact: Julia Richardson; (800) 826-9972.

12--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Miami Beach, Fla.; and 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.

14-16--School improvement: Improving America's Schools regional conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, open to the public, at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in Washington. Contact: U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, DC 20202; (800) 203-5494.

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

January

4-7--School improvement: Annual conference, sponsored by the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, for practitioners, policy persons, and researchers interested in improving education, at the University of Manchester in Manchester, Britain. Registration deadline: Dec. 15, 1997. Contact: Janet Adnams, Conference Services Administrator, Manchester Conference Center Trading Services, UMIST, P.O. Box 88, Manchester M60 1QD, UK; 011-44-161-200-4068; fax: 011-44-161-200-4090; e-mail: j.adnams@umist.ac.uk; Web site: www.cc.umist.ac.uk/icsei98/icsei98.htm.

8-11--Physical education: Empower Students: Facilitate Responsibility Through Physical Activity, sponsored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, for elementary, middle, and high school physical educators, physical education administrators, and teacher preparation professionals, at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in Tempe, Ariz. Contact: Paula Keyes Kun, NASPE, 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 476-3461; fax: (703) 476-8316; e-mail: pkun@aahperd.org.

9-11--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 Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. Contact: Wanda Carroll; (703) 860-7252; fax: (703) 476-5432; e-mail: nasaa@nassp.org.

12--Professional development: Curriculum Management Audit Training, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Dallas/Fort Worth, 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: Language Arts and Social Studies at the Middle Level, 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.

14--Gender equity: Gender Equity for Girls and Boys: A One Day Conference, sponsored by the Wellesley College Centers for Women, for K-12 classroom teachers, administrators, and educators from teacher training and professional-development institutions, in Wellesley, Mass. Registration deadline: Dec. 19. Contact: Helen Matthew, Wellesley College Centers for Women, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02181-8268; (617) 283-2506; fax: (617) 283-3646; e-mail: hmatthew@wellesley.edu.

14--Multicultural education: Education in a Multicultural Society in a Shrinking World, 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.

14--Professional development: Using Mathematical Manipulatives, 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.

15--Professional development: Developing Motivated and Self-Directed Learners, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

15-17--Technology: Technology: The Gateway to Independence, for special education teachers and administrators, related service providers, and parents, in Atlanta. Contact: John Langone, 573 Aderhold Hall, Department of Special Education, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7153.

15-17--English: Inside Portfolios: Interpreting the Cultural Artifacts of Literacy, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in San Jose, Calif. Contact: Professional Development Services, NCTE, 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870 ext. 203.

15-17--Conflict resolution: Building Quality Conflict Resolution Education Programs, sponsored by the Illinois Institute for Dispute Resolution and Educators for Social Responsibility, for K-12 educators, coordinators of safe and drug-free school programs, administrators, school improvement teams, and social workers, in San Diego. Contact: Donna Crawford, IIDR, 110 West Main St., Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 384-4118; fax: (217) 384-8280; e-mail: iidr@aol.com.

16--Professional development: Emotional Intelligence: Schooling the Emotions, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

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

16-18--Theater education: Curriculum Development and Assessment in Theater Education, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association, for theater educators, at the Ramada Inn/University in Tucson, Ariz. Contact: Jeffrey Leptak-Moreau, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225; (513) 559-1996; e-mail: conf@one.net.

19-20--Private schools: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, for representatives of private school accrediting associations, governmental and public policy agencies, corporations involved in matching-gifts programs, and state legislators, at the Doubletree Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: Charles O'Malley, NCPSA, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004; (410) 349-0140; e-mail: cjoncpsa@erols.com.

20-24--Private education: Navigating the Future: Our Map to Excellence, sponsored by the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children, for administrators and executive directors of private special education facilities, at the South Seas Plantation in Captiva Island, Fla. Contact: Pamela A.P. Cowen, NAPSEC, 1522 K St. N.W., Suite 1032, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 408-3338; fax: (202) 408-3340; e-mail: pamnapsec@aol.com.

22-24--Technology: The Magic of Technology, sponsored by Indiana Computer Educators, for K-12 and higher education teachers, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis. Contact: ICE, Kim Gast, Administrative Assistant, 620 Union Drive, Room 123, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5167; (317) 274-3452; e-mail: kgast@indyunix.iupui.edu.

22--Professional development: Advisory Programs That Work; How to Teach in a Heterogeneous Math Classroom; Reading at the Middle Level; and Working With Difficult Students, seminars sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Providence, R.I. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

22-23--Assessment: Translating Assessment Planning Into Action, 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.

22-25--Leadership: National Leadership Academy, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Earth Shuttle, for state officers of the National Honor Society and the National Association of Student Councils, in Orlando, Fla. Registration deadline: Nov. 14. Contact: Rosa Aronson; (703) 860-7279.

24-29--School facilities: Preparing Your School Building for Technology, sponsored by the Council of Educational Facility Planners International, for K-12 administrators and planners, architects, consultants, construction-program managers, and technology specialists, at the Doubletree La Posada Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. Contact: Barbara C. Worth, CEFPI, 8687 E. Via de Ventura, Suite 311, Scottsdale, AZ 85258; (602) 948-2337; fax: (602) 948-4420; e-mail: barb@cefpi.com.

26--Professional development: Math/Science: Linking Learning, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

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

27--Reading: Phonemic Awareness and Prereading Skills workshop, sponsored by the Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities, for elementary school teachers and administrators, in New York City. Contact: CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

27--Multiple intelligences: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Tampa, Fla. 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.

27--Professional development: Hands-On Equations: A Taste of Mathematical Elegance, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in St. Louis. 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.

27--Professional development: Different Abilities: One Class; Making Social Studies Meaningful and Relevant; and World Languages: Tune In and Turn On Learners, seminars sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in western Massachusetts (exact location to be named later). Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

27--Technology: Technology/Internet Issues for K-8 Science Teachers, 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.

28--Technology: Technology/Internet Issues for (9-12) Science Teachers, 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.

29--Professional development: Performance-Based Learning and Assessment, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

29--Professional development: Teaching method seminar, for teachers and administrators, at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF; (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426.

29-30--Textbooks: Annual meeting, sponsored by the school division of the Association of American Publishers, for K-12 textbook publishers, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Liesl Fores, AAP; (212) 255-0200 ext. 256; fax: (212) 255-7007; e-mail: lfores@publishers.org.

29-31--Mathematics: Central regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for teachers, supervisors, administrators, consultants, coordinators, and teacher educators, at the Cervantes Convention Center in St. Louis. Registration deadline: Jan. 2. 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.

29-31--Technology: Technology, Reading, and Learning Difficulties, sponsored by Educational Computer Conferences and the International Reading Association, for teachers; administrators; reading and learning disability specialists; coordinators of Title I, library media, technology, and adult literacy programs; and ESL and special education instructors, at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco. Contact: Diane Frost, ECC, 19 Calvert Court, Piedmont, CA 94611; (510) 594-1249; (888) 594-1249; fax: (510) 594-1838.

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

29--Professional development: Balancing Act, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Raleigh/Durham, 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.

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

29-Feb. 1--College transition: Freshman Year Experience west conference, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators who work with students in transition: college freshmen, transfers, and seniors, at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego. 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.

30--Block scheduling: Block Scheduling, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Orlando, Fla. 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.

30--Children: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, 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.

30--Professional development: Language Arts: Ideas in Action, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

31--Vocational education: Vocational seminar, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for vocational teachers and administrators, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Contact: Julia Richardson, (800) 826-9972.

31-Feb. 3--Reading: Reading Recovery Conference and National Institute: Working Together for Literacy, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, Ohio State University, and the Ohio Department of Education, for early literacy and childhood teachers, Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders, site coordinators, administrators, school board members, state administrators, researchers, and parents, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. Registration deadline: Jan. 1. Contact: Julie Reeves, Program Coordinator, RRCNA, Suite 100, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus OH 43210-1069; (614) 292-7111, e-mail: reeves.8@osu.edu.

*25-29--Assessment: Annual Assessement Conference, sponsored by Management and Evaluation Associates Inc., for administrators, principals, and teachers of Title I and other programs funded under the Improving America's Schools Act, for superintendents and other district staff, at the Tanque Verde Guest Ranch in Tucson, Ariz. Contact: Gene Kahn or Mary Beth Slivka, MEA, 6-A Dennison Drive, Highstown, NJ 08520-5351; (609) 448-2476; fax: (609) 443-8581; e-mail: m_and_e@msn.com; Web site: www.evaluator.com.

26--Professional development: Math/Science: Linking Learning, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

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

27--Reading: Phonemic Awareness and Prereading Skills workshop, sponsored by the Churchill Center for Learning Disabilities, for elementary school teachers and administrators, in New York City. Contact: CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

27--Multiple intelligences: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Tampa, Fla. 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.

27--Professional development: Hands-On Equations: A Taste of Mathematical Elegance, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in St. Louis. 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.

27--Professional development: Different Abilities: One Class; Making Social Studies Meaningful and Relevant; and World Languages: Tune In and Turn On Learners, seminars sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in western Massachusetts (exact location to be named later). Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

27--Technology: Technology/Internet Issues for K-8 Science Teachers, 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.

28--Technology: Technology/Internet Issues for (9-12) Science Teachers, 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.

29--Professional development: Performance-Based Learning and Assessment, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

29--Aesthetic Realism: Through the Aesthetic Realism Teaching Method--Students Choose Knowing the World, Not Fighting It! seminar, for teachers and administrators, at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in New York City. Contact: Lois Mason, ARF; (212) 777-4490; fax: (212) 777-4426.

29-30--Textbooks: Annual meeting, sponsored by the school division of the Association of American Publishers, for K-12 textbook publishers, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. Contact: Liesl Fores, AAP; (212) 255-0200 ext. 256; fax: (212) 255-7007; e-mail: lfores@publishers.org.

29-31--Mathematics: Central regional conference, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, for teachers, supervisors, administrators, consultants, coordinators, and teacher educators, at the Cervantes Convention Center in St. Louis. Registration deadline: Jan. 2. 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.

29-31--Technology: Technology, Reading, and Learning Difficulties, sponsored by Educational Computer Conferences and the International Reading Association, for teachers; administrators; reading and learning disability specialists; coordinators of Title I, library media, technology, and adult literacy programs; and ESL and special education instructors, at the Grand Hyatt in San Francisco. Contact: Diane Frost, ECC, 19 Calvert Court, Piedmont, CA 94611; (510) 594-1249; (888) 594-1249; fax: (510) 594-1838.

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

29--Professional development: Balancing Act, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Raleigh/Durham, 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.

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

29-Feb. 1--College transition: Freshman Year Experience west conference, sponsored by the National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience and Students in Transition, for educators who work with students in transition: college freshmen, transfers, and seniors, at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego. 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.

30--Block scheduling: Block Scheduling, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Orlando, Fla. 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.

30--Children: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse, 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.

30--Professional development: Language Arts: Ideas in Action, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

31--Vocational education: Vocational seminar, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for vocational teachers and administrators, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Contact: Julia Richardson, (800) 826-9972.

31-Feb. 3--Reading: Reading Recovery Conference and National Institute: Working Together for Literacy, sponsored by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, Ohio State University, and the Ohio Department of Education, for early literacy and childhood teachers, Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders, site coordinators, administrators, school board members, state administrators, researchers, and parents, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. Registration deadline: Jan. 1. Contact: Julie Reeves, Program Coordinator, RRCNA, Suite 100, 1929 Kenny Road, Columbus OH 43210-1069; (614) 292-7111, e-mail: reeves.8@osu.edu.

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2--Professional development: Eliminating Traditional Grades, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

2-4--School-to-work: Careers: From Education to Application, sponsored by the Center on Education and Work, for career development practitioners at all levels, at the Holiday Inn-West in Madison, Wis. Contact: CEW, (800) 446-0399; fax: (608) 262-9197; e-mail: soemadison.wisc.edu.

3--Technology: Computer Technology at the Middle Level, 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.

3--Professional development: Setting the Record Straight: What the Data Really Say About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Birmingham, Ala. 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: Setting the Record Straight: What the Data Really Say About American Schools, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Little Rock, Ark. 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: Systems Thinking/Systems Change: A Simulation Game, 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.

4-6--School partnerships: Building Partnerships for Student Success, sponsored by the Southwestern Regional Office of the College Board, for high school and college faculty, guidance professionals, admission and financial aid officers, administrators, and policymakers, at the Sheraton Park Central hotel in Dallas. Contact: College Board-SWRO, 98 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 1050, Austin, TX 78701-4039; (512) 472-0231; fax: (512) 472-1401; e-mail: swro@collegeboard.org.

4-7--Bilingual education: Bilingual Education and Technology: Pathways to Success, sponsored by the California Association for Bilingual Education, for bilingual teachers, administrators, para-educators, and parents, in San Jose, Calif. Contact: CABE, 660 South Figueroa St., Suite 1040, Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 532-3850; fax:(213) 532-3860.

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

5--Professional development: Aligning Learning With Standards; Looping: Planning and Practice; Inclusion for Effective Learning; and Strategies That Raise Test Scores seminars, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in central Massachusetts (exact location to be announced later). Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

5-6--Block scheduling: Making Longer Better: Instruction in Extended Blocks of Time, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center-Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum directors and other interested educators at St. Michael's Woodside Hotel in Broadview Heights, Ohio. 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.

5-7--Alternative education: National Conference on Alternatives to Expulsion, Suspension, and Dropping Out of School, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers, and other national organizations, for education, business, 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.

5-7--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 Clarion Hotel in San Diego. Contact: Wanda Carroll, (703) 860-7252; fax: (703) 476-5432; e-mail: nasaa@nassp.org.

6--Professional development: Teaching Flexible Time Blocks, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Jean Blanchard, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

6-7--Teacher recruitment: Recruitment fair, sponsored by Independent Educational Services, for prospective and current independent school administrators and teachers, in Washington. Contact: IES, Danielle Bliss, 1101 King St., Suite 305, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 548-9700 or (800) 257-5102; e-mail: dblissies@aol.com.

6-10--Principals: Building Alliances for the 21st Century, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for educators interested in professional development, school reform, and student achievement, in San Diego. Contact: NASSP Convention, Meeting, and Travel Services, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (800) 253-7746 ext. 262; fax: (703) 476-5432; e-mail: fyockl@nassp.org.

8-10--Higher education: Seeking Higher Ground in a Sea of Change, sponsored by the New England Regional Office of the College Board, for academic administrators and teachers, guidance professionals, admissions and financial aid deans, directors, and professional staff, and nonprofit education association directors, at the Copley Marriott Hotel in Boston. Registration deadline: Jan. 9. Contact: Judy Herman, NERO-College Board, 470 Totten Pond Road, 5th Floor, Waltham, MA 02154; (617) 890-9150; fax: (617) 890-0693.

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