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May

1--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 Ontario, Canada. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: [email protected].

1--Professional development: Ensuring Success: Mentoring the New Teacher academy, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for middle school teachers and administrators, in Topsfield, Mass. Contact: Pat Garland, NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (508) 887-6263; fax: (508) 887-6504.

1--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Little Rock, Ark.; Sumter, S.C.; and Baltimore. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: [email protected].

1--Vocational education: Vocational seminar, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for vocational teachers and administrators, in Hyannis, Mass. Contact: Julia Richardson, (800) 826-9972.

1-2--Technology: Annual conference, sponsored by the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, for educators, at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center in Roanoke, Va. Contact: Linda Thompson; (804) 343-6517; e-mail: [email protected].

3--College fair: National college fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound students and all other interested individuals, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nacac.com.

3-6--School law: National Institute on Legal Issues of Educating Individuals with Disabilities, sponsored by LRP Publications Conference Division, for special education administrators, attorneys, and parents at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Traci Robinson, Promotions Manager, LRP Publications Conference Division, Suite 200, 1555 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-0510; (800) 727-1227; fax: (703) 739-0489; e-mail: [email protected].

4--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Springfield, Ill.; Toledo, Ohio; and Bethlehem, Pa. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: [email protected].

5--Learning: Learning Differences/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 Memphis, Tenn. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: [email protected].

5--Professional development: World Languages: Tune In and Turn On 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.

5--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Peoria, Ill.; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; and Detroit. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: [email protected].

5--Multiple Intelligences: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, 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, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: [email protected].

5-10--Environmental education: 1998 Project WILD International Coordinators' conference, sponsored by the Council for Environmental Education and the California Department of Fish and Game, for educators and Project WILD coordinators and facilitators, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Contact: Michele Campbell, Administrative Coordinator, Project WILD, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 230, Bethesda, MD 20814; (301) 493-5447; e-mail: [email protected].

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 Wichita, Kan. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: [email protected].

6--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Gallup, N.M. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: [email protected].

6--School improvement: School Improvement conference, 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: [email protected] or [email protected].

6-7--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 New Jersey Exposition Center in Edison, N.J. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nacac.com.

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 Lansing, Mich., and Montreal. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: [email protected].

7--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Augusta, Maine, and Boston. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: [email protected].

7--School facilities: Issues in School Facilities, sponsored by the New England School Development Council, for superintendents, business managers, school board members, and building committee members, in Needham, Mass. Contact: Karen Muncaster, NESDEC, 28 Lord Road, Marlborough, MA 01752; (508) 481-9444; e-mail: [email protected].

7--Title I: Workshop, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Patricia Thompson, Meetings Coordinator, AAAS, (800) 351-7542 or (202) 326-6645; e-mail: [email protected].

7-8--Technology: Technology and Education is Everybody's Business, sponsored by the Conference Board and the U. S. Department of Education, for educators and business leaders, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Contact: Conference Board, (212) 339-0345; fax: (212) 980-7014; e-mail: [email protected].

7-9--Alternative certification: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Association for Alternative Educator Preparation, Certification and Licensure, for educators, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky. Contact: Kathryn K. Wallace, 1998 Conference Chair, NAAEPCL, c/o Ky. Department of Education, 1024 Capital Center Dr., Frankfort, KY 40601; (502) 573-4606; fax: (502) 573-1610; e-mail: [email protected].

8--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 Salt Lake City. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: [email protected].

8--Professional development: Hands-On Equations one-day workshops, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Portland, Maine, and Providence, R.I. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: [email protected].

8--Special education: A Practical Approach to Implementing Special Education Law, sponsored by Lehigh University's College of Education, for educators, in Bethlehem, Pa. Contact: Mary Ellen Leiser (610) 865-2570 or Perry Zirkel (610) 758-3239.

9--Responsive classroom: One-day workshop, sponsored by the Northeast Foundation for Children, for educators, at the Alexander Dawson School in Lafayette, Colo. Contact: Penny Ricketts, Workshop Coordinator, NEFC, 71 Montague City Road, Greenfield, MA 01301; (800) 360-6332, ext. 1; (413) 772-2097; e-mail: [email protected].

12--Professional development: Advisory Programs That Work, 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.

12-13--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 Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Conn. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nacac.com.

13--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 Novi Exposition Center in Novi, Mich. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nacac.com.

13--Inclusion: Inclusion for Effective 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.

13--Technology: Beginner's Guide to the Internet and Hands-On Science, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Patricia Thompson, Meetings Coordinator, AAAS, (800) 351-7542 or (202) 326-6645; e-mail: [email protected].

13-16--Agriculture: 1998 Agriculture in the Classroom National Conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for educators, teachers, administrators, and board members, in Williamsburg, Va. Contact: USDA, Ag in the Classroom, Room 3920-South Building, Washington, DC 20250-0991; (202) 720-7925; fax: (202) 690-0062; Web site: www.reeusda.gov/serd/hep/agcon98.htm.

14--Science: Super Science for 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.

14-15--Portfolios: Portfolios Across the K-12 Curriculum, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State University College of Education, for educators, at the Penn State Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pa. Contact: (800) PSU-TODAY; Web site: www.cde.psu.edu/c&i/k-12portfolios.

14-15--Private education: Conference on Governmental Affairs, sponsored by the National Association of Private Schools for Exceptional Children, for administrators and executive directors of private special education facilities, at the Holiday Inn on the Hill in Washington. 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: [email protected].

14-15--Vocational education: Vocational workshop, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for vocational teachers and administrators, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Contact: Julia Richardson, (800) 826-9972.

15--Learning disabilities: The Power of Art: Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, for art teachers, at the Lab School of Washington, in Washington. Contact: The Lab School of Washington, 4759 Reservoir Rd., N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 965-6600; fax: (202) 944-5106; e-mail: [email protected].

15-17--Theater education: Set Design, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association, for theater educators, at the City Center Quality Inn in Seattle. Contact: Jeffrey Leptak-Moreau, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225; (513) 559-1996; e-mail: [email protected].

16--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 Cleveland State University Convocation Center in Cleveland. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nacac.com.

16-17--Critical thinking: Infusing Critical Thinking Into Instruction and Critical Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum workshops, for K-12 and higher education staff, in Portland, Ore. Contact: FCT, PO Box 7087, Cotati, CA 94931; (410) 364-5082; fax: (410) 364-5215.

19--Professional development: Scheduling Schools for 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.

19-20--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 World Trade Center in Boston. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nacac.com.

19-20--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 Rockville, Md., campus of Montgomery College. Contact: Greg Ferguson, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; (703) 299-6829 or (703) 836-2222; fax: (703) 836-8015; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.nacac.com.

21--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.

June

1-4--Literacy: Literacy Learning in the Classroom, co-sponsored by Richard C. Owen Publishers Inc., the Learning Network, and Hutto Elementary School, for teachers, reading/language arts specialists, and administrators, in Hutto, Texas. Contact: RCOP Inc.; (800) 262-0787; Web site: www.rcowen.com.

*3-8--Reading: Annual convention, sponsored by the International Reading Association, for educators, in Orlando, Fla. Contact: Janet Butler, IRA; (800) 336-7323, ext. 293.

4-6--Ernest L. Boyer legacy: The Boyer Legacy--Prospects for a New Century, co-sponsored by the Boyer Center for Advanced Studies and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, for educators, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa. Contact: The Boyer Center at Messiah College; (717) 796-5077; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.messiah.edu/boyerctr.

8-9--Private schools: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, for representatives of K-12 and postsecondary private school accrediting associations, governmental and public policy agencies, corporations involved in matching-gifts programs, and state legislators, at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Va. Contact: Charles O'Malley, NCPSA, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20004; (410) 349-0139; fax: (410) 349-0140; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.ncpsa.org.

8-11--Literacy: Literacy Learning in the Classroom, co-sponsored by Richard C. Owen Publishing Inc., the Learning Network, and McKinney Independent School District, for teachers, reading/language arts specialists, and administrators, in McKinney, Texas. Contact: RCOP Inc.; (800) 262-0787; Web site: www.rcowen.com.

11-14--Literacy: Literacy Empowers, sponsored by the Laubach Literacy Action, for those interested in literacy, adult education, and volunteerism, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Registration deadline: May 8. Contact: Janet Hiemstra, LLA, 1320 Jamesville Ave., Box 131, Syracuse, NY 13210; (315) 422-9121; fax: (315) 422-6369; e-mail: [email protected].

*13--Technology: Beginner's Guide to the Internet and Hands-On Science, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Patricia Thompson, Meetings Coordinator, AAAS; (800) 351-7542 or (202) 326-6645; e-mail: [email protected].

*18--Early childhood: Preschool Science, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for early-childhood educators, in Washington. Contact: Patricia Thompson, Meetings Coordinator, AAAS; (800) 351-7542 or (202) 326-6645; e-mail: [email protected].

18-20--English: Practice, Theory, Reflection, and Action: Transforming Classrooms, Transforming Schools, Transforming English Studies, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, for English teachers, in Seattle. Contact: Professional Development Services, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870 ext. 203.

*19-20--Teaching reading: What Principals and Teachers Should Know About Teaching Reading, co-sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the Georgia Association of Elementary School Principals, for elementary and middle school administrators and teachers, at the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Plaza Hotel in Atlanta. Contact: Merrie Hahn, Director of Program Administration, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: [email protected].

*19-21--Special education: The Creative Mind: Advancing Special Education Through the Arts, sponsored by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education, for K-12 art educators, special educators, and administrators, Bridgewater, Va. Contact: Brian Carroll, CEO, PBMFCE, 601 Shenandoah Village Drive, Suite 1B, Waynesboro, VA 22980; (540) 932-1728; fax: (540) 949-8408; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.mossfoundation.org.

*20-25--Educational multimedia: World conference, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, at the University of Freiburg in Germany. Contact: AACE International Headquarters, PO Box 2966, Charlottesville, VA 22902; (804) 973-3987; fax: (804) 978-7449; e-mail: [email protected].

21-26--Professional development: Summer institutes, sponsored by Facing History, Facing Ourselves, for middle and high school teachers and administrators, at the Facing History Resource Center in Brookline, Mass. Contact: Cathy McCarney; (617) 735-1605; fax: (617) 232-0281.

22--Professional development: Curriculum Management Audit Training, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Chicago. Registration deadline: two weeks before event. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (800) 766-1156 or (812) 339-1156; e-mail: [email protected].

22-24--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 Chicago. Contact: Donna Crawford, IIDR, 110 W. Main St., Urbana, IL 61801; (217) 384-4118; fax: (217) 384-8280; e-mail: [email protected]

*22-26--Interdisciplinary learning: Using Popular Music in Interdisciplinary Learning, sponsored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, for social studies, English, and music teachers, in Cleveland. Contact: RRHFM, 1 Key Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114; (216) 515-1234.

*22-26--Leadership and skills: National Leadership and Skills Conference, sponsored by the National Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, for educators, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: National VICA, PO Box 3000, Leesburg, VA 20177; (703) 777-8810; fax: (703) 777-8999.

23-26--Staff development: Increase Maximal Performance by Activating Critical Thinking training seminars, sponsored by the Center for the Teaching of Thinking and Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Charlottesville, Va. Contact: S. Lee Winocur, 5631 Marshall Drive, Huntington Beach, CA 92649; (714) 840-5772; fax: (714) 846-2392.

23-27--Theater education: International Thespian Festival, sponsored by the International Thespian Society, for high school students and their teachers, at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb. Contact: Nancy Brown, ITS, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45225; (513) 559-1996; e-mail: [email protected].

23-July 2--Teachers: Primarily Teaching: Original Documents and Classroom Strategies, sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration, for upper elementary and secondary teachers, at the National Archives in Washington. Contact: Wynell Schamel, NARA-Educational and Museum Programs, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20408; (202) 501-6729; fax: (202) 219-1888; e-mail: [email protected].

24--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 Boston. Registration deadline: 10 days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02195; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: [email protected].

*24-26--Professional development: The World Around Us: Gathering and Using Data in Math and Science, sponsored by Synergy Learning, for teachers of grades 2-8, in Brattleboro, Vt. Contact: Casey Murrow, PO Box 60, Brattleboro, VT 05302; (800) 769-6199; e-mail: [email protected].

*25--Technology: Beginner's Guide to the Internet and Hands-On Science, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, for educators, in Washington. Contact: Patricia Thompson, Meetings Coordinator, AAAS; (800) 351-7542 or (202) 326-6645.

*25-26--Astronomy: The Universe in the Classroom, sponsored by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, for educators with a background in astronomy, at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Annual Meeting-Education, ASP, 390 Ashton Ave., San Francisco, CA, 94112; (415) 337-1100; fax: (415) 337-5205; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.aspsky.org.

*25-27--Alternative education: Connecting for Success!, co-sponsored by the Learning Alternatives Resource Network and the Orange County Department of Education, for alternative education professionals, at Chapman University in Orange, Calif. Contact: Dena Jackson or Victoria Bowling; (714) 418-0303; fax: (714) 418-9034; e-mail: [email protected].

*25-27--Undergraduate research: Creating Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Changing Communities, sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research, for educators, at the Occidental College in Los Angeles. Contact: Ebonee L. Montgomery, Membership and Meetings Coordinator, CUR, 734 15th St. N.W., Suite 550, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 783-4810; fax: (202) 783-4811; e-mail: [email protected].

26-July 24--Developmental education: Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators, sponsored by the National Center for Developmental Education at Appalachian State University, for advanced professional trainers in developmental education, at the university in Boone, N.C. Contact: Elaini L. Bingham or Maggie T. Mock, NCDE, ASU, Boone, NC 28608; (704) 262-3057; fax (704) 262-2128; e-mail: [email protected].

27-30--Catholic education: Curriculum, Methods, Resources national conference, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, for Catholic high school campus ministers and religion teachers, at the University of Dayton in Ohio. Contact: Mary Frances Taymans, SND, NCEA, Secondary Schools Department, 1077 30th St. N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007; (202) 337-6232; e-mail: [email protected].

27-30--Parents: All Children Born to Learn, sponsored by Parents as Teachers National Center, for professionals in early childhood parent education and family support, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station in St. Louis. Registration deadline: June 8. Contact: Patti Holman, PATNC, 10176 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132; (312) 432-4330; fax: (312) 432-8963; e-mail: [email protected].

28-July 1--Dropout prevention: Summer Leadership institute, sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, and the College of Health, Education, and Human Development at Clemson University, for teachers, administrators, counselors, educational policymakers, researchers, and business leaders concerned about at-risk youth, at the Madren Conference Center at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. Contact: John Peters, NDPC/N, 205 Martin St., Clemson, SC 29634; (864) 656-2599; fax: (864) 656-0136; e-mail: [email protected].

28-July 1--Professional development: Connecting Classrooms, Communities, and Careers: Integration of Academic and Vocational Education conference, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Dropout Prevention Center, and Pickens Technical Center, for all levels of academic and technical teachers, administrators, counselors, school-to-work staff, and representatives of business and industry, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Beaver Creek, Colo. Contact: Debi Plank; (303) 690-9722; fax: (303) 766-1793; e-mail: [email protected].

28-July 1--School nurses: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Association of School Nurses Inc., for school nurses, at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego. Contact: NASN, PO Box 1300, Scarborough, ME 04070-1300; (207) 883-2117; fax: (207) 883-2683.

28-July 2--Teacher education: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification, for educators and teacher educators, policymakers, and representatives from state departments of education, at the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn Hotel in Rapid City, S.D. Contact: NASDTEC, 3600 Whitman Ave. N., #105, Seattle, WA 98103; (206) 547-3151; fax: (206) 548-0116.

28-July 3--Admissions: College Admissions and School Relations summer institute, sponsored by the College Board and Harvard University, for guidance counselors and college admissions staff, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: James Colman, CB-New England Regional Office, 470 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, MA 02154-1982; (617) 890-9150; fax: (617) 890-0693; e-mail: [email protected].

*29-30--Leadership retreat: Leadership Retreat III: Creating High-Performance Middle-Level Schools, sponsored by the Association of Illinois Middle-Level Schools, for principals, assistant principals, deans, and team leaders of grades 5-8, at the Eagle Creek Resort, Findlay, Ill. Contact: Debby Kasak, AIMS, PO Box 11076, Champaign, IL 61821; (217) 333-7104; fax: (217) 333-2440.

*29-30--Professional development: The World Around Us: Gathering and Using Data in Math and Science, sponsored by Synergy Learning, for teachers in grades 2-8, in Brattleboro, Vt. Contact: Casey Murrow, PO Box 60, Brattleboro, VT 05302; (800) 769-6199; e-mail: [email protected].

*June 30-July 1--Assessment: Leadership for Excellence in Assessment, co-sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the Colorado Association of School Executives, for elementary and middle school administrators and teachers, at the Doubletree Hotel in Denver. Registration deadline: May 29. Contact: Merrie Hahn, Director of Program Administration, NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: [email protected].

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