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A symbol (*) marks events that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.

January

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.

u27--Testing: Public Hearings: Specifications for the Voluntary National Tests in Reading and Mathematics, sponsored by the National Assessment Governing Board, open to the public, at the Chicago Hilton and Towers. Contact: Munira Mwalimu, Aspen Systems Corp., 2277 Research Blvd., Mail Stop 4-D, Rockville, MD 20850; (800) 638-2785; www.nagb.com.

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--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.

29-30--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-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.

February

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.

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