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May

May 31-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_ public_; 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.

4-5--Character building: Annual conference, co-sponsored by the Communitarian Network and the George Washington University Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies, for administrators, educators, education advocates, community leaders, and students, in Washington. Contact: Nora Pollack, Conference Coordinator, 2130 H St. N.W., Suite 714, Washington, DC 20052; (202) 994-3008; (202) 994-1606; e-mail: npollack@gwu.edu; Web site: www.gwu.edu.

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.

*15--Special education: Special Education and School Finance: Challenges for the Next Decade, co-sponsored by the National Education Knowledge Industry Association, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, the National Parent Network on Disabilities, and NEKIA Communications, for educators and administrators, at the Hotel Sofitel in Chicago. Contact: NEKIA, 1200 19th St. N.W., Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036-2422; (202) 429-5101; fax: (202) 785-3849; e-mail: john_waters@dc.sba.com.

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--Learning disabilities: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for nonpsychologists and educators, in Washington. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: dianalab@aol.com.

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--Leadership conference: National Leadership Conference and Skills USA Championships, sponsored by the National Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, for vocational education students and teachers, in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: National VICA, PO Box 3000, Leesburg, VA 20177-0300; (703) 777-8810; fax: (703) 777-8999; Web site: www.vica.org.

*25--Learning disabilities: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for educators and counselors working with adult students, in Washington. Contact: Diana Meltzer, LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: dianalab@aol.com.

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.

*26-28--Bilingual education: 1998 TESOL Academies, sponsored by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Inc., for teachers, administrators, and curriculum planners, at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Contact: TESOL Academies, 1600 Cameron St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751; (703) 836-0774; fax: (703) 836-7864; e-mail: academy@tesol.edu; Web site: www.tesol.edu.

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--Conflict resolution: Facilitating Chilidren's Problem Solving, sponsored by the Children's Creative Response to Conflict, for educators, location to be announced later. Contact: CCRC, 7710 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912; (301) 270-1005; fax: (301) 270-0151; e-mail: ccrcdc@erols.com.

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.

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: jcolman@collegeboard.org.

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 in 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: summer@synergylearning.org.

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: programs@naesp.org.

July

6-31--Education law: Education Law Institute summer courses, sponsored by the Franklin Pierce Law Center, the New Hampshire Department of Education, the New Hampshire Association of School Principals, and the New Hampshire School Superintendents Association, for school superintendents, principals, special education administrators, teachers, attorneys, and law students, at the center in Concord, N.H. Contact: FPLC, 2 White St., Concord, NH 03301; (603) 228-1541 ext. 1152; e-mail: sredfield@fplc.edu.

6-9--Literacy: Literacy Learning Institute, co-sponsored by Woodstock Elementary School and Richard C. Owens Publishers Inc., for teachers, in Woodstock, Vt. Contact: RCOP Inc.; (800) 262-0787; Web site: www.rcowen.com.

6-10--Principals: 1998 Vanderbilt International Institute for Principals, sponsored by Vanderbilt University, for elementary and secondary school leaders, at the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Philip Hallinger, PO Box 514, Peabody College, VU, Nashville, TN 37203; (615) 343-7092; fax: (615) 343-7093; e-mail: philip.hallinger@vanderbilt.edu.

6-10--Literacy: Literacy Through the Arts, sponsored by the Music Center Inc., for educators, at the center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Contact: Melinda Williams; (213) 202-2277.

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