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May

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: gferguson@nacac.com; 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: gferguson@nacac.com; 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: pthompson@aaas.org.

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: pamnapsec@aol.com.

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 Road, N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 965-6600; fax: (202) 944-5106; e-mail: dianalab@aol.com.

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: conf@one.net.

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: gferguson@nacac.com; 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: gferguson@nacac.com; 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: gferguson@nacac.com; 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.

*May31-June 3--Literature: Literature and Literacy in an Age of Technology: Translating Theory Into Classroom Practice, sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English, in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact: Membership Service Representative, NCTE, 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096; (217) 328-3870, ext. 251; e-mail: public_info@ncte.org; Web site:www.ncte.org.

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.

*2-3--Technology: The Arizona Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Mesa Public Schools, the Arizona Department of Education, and the Arizona Technology Education Alliance, for administrators and teachers, in Mesa, Ariz. Contact: Janine Muto, Director, Arizona Technology Conference, 549 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa, AZ 85203; (602) 472-0007; fax: (602) 472-0003.

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: boyerctr@messiah.edu; 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: cjoncpsa@erols.com; 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: jhiemstra@laubach.org.

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: pthompson@aaas.org.

*17--Safe schools: Northern Rockies Summit on Safe Schools: Preventing Violence, Promoting Responsible Behavior, sponsored by the Division of Educational Research and Service at the University of Montana and Sopris West, for educators, at the university in Missoula, Mont. Contact: Rebecca Williamson, Sopris West, 4093 Specialty Place, Longmont, CO 80504; (303) 651-2829; fax: (303) 776-5934; Web site: www.sopriswest.com.

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: pthompson@aaas.org.

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: programs@naesp.org.

*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: brianne@mnsinc.com; 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: aace@virginia.edu; Web site: www.aace.org/conf/edmedia.

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: cpds@pdkintl.org.

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: IIDR@aol.com.

*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: festvols@one.net.

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: wynell.schamel@arch1.nara.gov.

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: ctobin1010@aol.com.

*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: summer@synergylearning.org.

*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: lkeechler@aspsky.org; 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: susan_condrey@ocde.k12.ca.us.

*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: cur@cur.org.

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: mockmt@appstate.edu.

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: nceasec@ncea.org.

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: patnc@patnc.org.

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: ndpc@clemson.edu.

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: DJPlank@aol.com.

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.

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