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5--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Greenville, N.C. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

5--Professional development: Integrating the Arts with Literacy institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Oklahoma City. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

5--Reading: Learning To Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children, sponsored by the International Reading Association and the National Association for the Education of Young Children, for teachers, administrators, and teacher-educators, in College Park, Md. Contact: IRA, Professional Development Division, 800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (800) 336-READ, ext. 235; e-mail: forums@reading.org; Web site: www.reading.org.

*5-6--Project-based learning: Kids Who Know and Do, sponsored by the Autodesk Foundation, for K-12 educators, in San Francisco. Contact: Elizabeth Share, AF, 111 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903; (415) 507-6331; e-mail: elizabeth.share@autodesk.com; Web site: www.autodesk.com/foundation/pblconf/conf99.

5-6--Teachers: Annual conference, sponsored by the Michigan Science Teachers' Association, for teachers, in Lansing, Mich. Contact: MSTA, 3300 Washtenaw Ave., Suite 220, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4200; (734) 973-0433.

5-7--Student achievement: urban conference, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for educators and administrators, at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. Contact: NMSA, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-4493; fax: (703) 548-9446.

6--Math: Workshop on using the Stern materials to teach math, sponsored by the Churchill Center, for teacher of grades 3-4 and remedial teachers, in New York City. Contact: Susan Spero, CC, 22 E. 95th St., New York, NY 10128; (212) 722-0610; fax: (212) 410-3199.

6-8--Professional development: Annual conference, sponsored by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, for pre-K to college educators and administrators, in San Francisco. Contact: ASCD, 1703 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311-1714; (800) 933-2723 or (703) 578-9600; e-mail: member@ascd.org; Web site: www.ascd.org.

6-9--Public policy: Advocacy & Public Policy Institute, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association, for state leaders and government-relations liaisons, in Washington. Contact: Nancy Perry, ASCA, 801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 310, Alexandria VA 22314; (703) 683-2722 or (800) 306-4722; fax: (703) 683-1619; e-mail: asca@erols.com.

8--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Albuquerque, N.M. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

8--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Topeka, Kan. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

8-12--Learning disabilities: Annual conference, sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Network, for K-12 educators, leaders, clinicians, and parents, in Randolph, Mass. Contact: LDN; (781) 340-5605; e-mail: LDNTWK@aol.com.

9--Professional development: Professional Network for Administrators and Instructional Leaders: Assessment and Instructional Alignment, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for teachers, administrators, and curriculum directors, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: GCEDC, Route 901, CSU, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: gcedc@csuohio.edu.

9--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Phoenix. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

9--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Modesto, Calif. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

9-10--Multiple intelligences: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Elk Grove Village, Ill. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

9-13--English teachers: Annual convention, sponsored by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Inc., for English language teachers and administrators, at the New York Hilton and Towers in New York City. Contact: TESOL, Convention Department, 1600 Cameron St., Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 836-0774; fax: (703) 836-7864; e-mail: conv@tesol.edu; Web site: www.tesol.edu/.

10--Professional development: Efficacy, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Atlanta. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

10--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Wichita, Kan. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

10-12--Public education: Making Choices in Public Education: Advocating for Children, sponsored by Hampton University's school of liberal arts and education, for educators, parents, and students, at the university in Hampton, Va. Contact: HU, PO Box 6446, Hampton, VA 23668; (757) 727-5400; fax: (757) 728-6941; e-mail: locke@hampton.edu.

10-11--College admissions: The Path to College, sponsored by EQUITY 2000, the College Board, for school counselors, in Washington. Contact: Carol West, CB, 1233 20th St. N.W., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-2304; (202) 822-5930, ext. 120, fax: (202) 822-5939, e-mail: equity@collegeboard.org; Web site: www.collegeboard.org.

11--Athletics: Athletic conference, sponsored by the Southern Association of Independent Schools, for athletic directors and coaches in independent schools, in Atlanta. Contact: Kathy Kelleher, SAIS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097; (800) 472-0630, pin #1452; fax: (706) 561-6136.

11--Learning disabilities: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for teachers and tutors working with students who have learning disabilities, in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: dianalab@aol.com.

11--Professional development: Efficacy, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Charlotte, N.C. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

11--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Charleston, S.C., and West Palm Beach, Fla. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

11--Student behavior: Discipline With Dignity for Aggressive, Angry, or Hostile Students, sponsored by the Maryland Student Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation Network, for adminstrators, counselors, student-peer mediators, and teachers, in Linthicum, Md. Contact: MSCR/PMN, 4009 Arjay Circle, Ellicott City, MD 21042; (410) 461-2040.

11-13--Social studies: Spanning the Centuries in Social Studies, sponsored by the Middle States Council for the Social Studies, for elementary and secondary social studies teachers, at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Annapolis, Md. Contact: Ronald Robeson, MSCSS, 2324 Golden Chapel Road, Odenton, MD 21113-2534; (310) 912-3170; e-mail: ronnpat@erols.com.

12--Learning disabilities: Workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for regular and special education teachers and tutors working with students who have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: dianalab@aol.com.

12--Professional development: Active Learning Strategies for Extended Blocks of Time institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Austin, Texas. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

12--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Amarillo, Texas, and Norfolk, Va. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

12--Student behavior: Schoolwide Programs for Dealing With Conflict Constructively, sponsored by the Maryland Student Conflict Resolution/Peer Mediation Network and the Citizenship Law-Related Education Program, for administrators, counselors, student-peer mediators, and teachers, in Linthicum, Md. Contact: MSCR/PMN, 4009 Arjay Circle, Ellicott City, MD 21042; (410) 461-2040.

12-14--Advising: Workshop, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, for teachers and administrators responsible for student activity programs, at the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in Tampa, Fla. Contact: NASSP, Department of Student Activities, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-0200, ext. 326; Web site: www.nassp.org.

12-14--Montessori education: Montessori: Celebrate the Joy!, sponsored by the National Center for Montessori Education, for Montessori teachers, administrators, school owners, and parents, at the Town and Country Hotel in San Diego. Contact: Kristin Cook, NCME, PO Box 1543, Roswell, GA 30077; (770) 613-0055; fax: (770) 613-9738; e-mail: ncme@mindspring.com.

13-17--Technology: Annual conference, sponsored by the Comprehensive Information Management for Schools--User Support Association and the Users Network for Information Technology in Education, for educators and users of CIMS, SASI, TSS, and Osiris software, at the Sheraton Mesa in Mesa, Ariz. Contact: CIMS-USA/UNITE, 35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 500, Chicago, IL 60601; (312) 782-5252; e-mail: jkim@accessgroup.com.

15--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Rochester, N.Y. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

15--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Clarksville, Tenn., and Colorado Springs, Colo. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

15-17--Charter schools: Charter Schools National Conference, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education and the University of Oklahoma, for charter school directors and founders, policymakers, and technical-assistance providers, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Denver. Contact: David McAfee, National Conference Logistics Center, 555 E. Constitution, Room 208, Norman, OK 73072-7820; (800) 203-5494 or (405) 325-0751; fax: (405) 325-7075; e-mail: dmcafee@ou.edu.

15-17--Technology: 19th Annual Microcomputers in Education Conference: Classroom Solutions for the Next Century, sponsored by Arizona State University, for K-12 educators and administrators, at ASU in Tempe, Ariz. Contact: Julie Solomon, PO Box 870908, Tempe, AZ 85287-0908; (602) 965- 7363; fax: (602) 965-8887; e-mail: jsolomon@asu.edu.

16--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Boston. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

16--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Montgomery, Ala., and Troy, N.Y. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

16--Reading: All Reading by 3rd Grade, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Orlando, Fla. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

17--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Fayetteville, N.C., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

17--Learning disabilities: Reading workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for regular and special education teachers working with students who have learning disabilites, in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: dianalab@aol.com.

17--Reading: All Reading by 3rd Grade, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Atlanta. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

18--Learning disabilities: Technology workshop, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for regular and special education teachers working with students who have learning disabilities, in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; (202) 944-3082; fax: (202) 965-5106; e-mail: dianalab@aol.com.

18--Multiple intelligences: Integrating the Curricula with Multiple Intelligences: The Balancing Act institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Milwaukee. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

18--Professional development: Getting Beyond Disruption, Hostility, and Excuses institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Rockford, Ill. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

18--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in LaSalle, Ill. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156; (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

*18-20--Intercultural school exchanges: International conference on intercultural school exchanges, sponsored by the Hands Across the Border Foundation, for teachers, administrators, parents, school board members, and community members, at Club Med in San Carlos, Mexico. Contact: Sarah Gossage, Executive Director, HATB, 510 W. Warner Road, Tempe, AZ 85284; (602) 705-4047; fax: (602) 705-4052.

19--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Meridian, Miss. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

19--Study skills: Hm Learning and Study Skills seminar, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for teachers and administrators of grades 1-12, in Atlanta and Pittsburgh. Registration deadline: 10 working days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02495; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

19-20--Safe schools: Workshop, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for educators and administrators, at the Holiday Inn City Center in Milwaukee. Contact: NMSA, 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-4493; fax: (703) 548-9446.

19-21--Curriculum: Curriculum Development and Assessment, sponsored by the Educational Theatre Association, for theater educators, Holiday Inn Express-Westport Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Jeffrey Leptak-Moreau, ETA, 3368 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH, 45225; (513) 559-1996; fax: (513) 559-0012; e-mail: eta-its@one.net.

19-21--Experiential education: Conference, sponsored by the Association for Experiential Education, for educators, at Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wis. Contact: Amy Sandeen, AEE; (715) 386-4380.

20-21--Creative thinking: A Meeting of Minds, sponsored by the Hartford Critical/Creative Thinking Center, for teachers, in Hartford, Conn. Contact: HC/CTC, PO Box 320188, Hartford, CT 06132-0188; (860) 233-8650; fax: (860) 233-8966; e-mail: htfdthink@hartnet.org.

20-23--Principals: Education: The Key to a Bright Tomorrow, sponsored by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for K-8 principals, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. Registration deadline: Feb. 19. Contact: NAESP, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314; (703) 684-3345; fax: (703) 518-6281; e-mail: programs@naesp.org.

21-31--Middle schools: Annual conference, sponsored by the New England League of Middle Schools, for educators, in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: NELMS, 460 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983-1223; (978) 887-1223; fax: (978) 887-6504.

21-23--Vocational education: Policy seminar, sponsored by the American Vocational Association, for educators, at the Washington Renaissance Hotel in Washington. Contact: AVA Meetings Department; (800) 826-9972; Web site: www.avaonline.org.

22--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Brownsville, Texas; Jackson, Tenn.; and Marietta, Ga. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

23--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Houston; Oklahoma City; Thomson, Ga.; and Wilmington, Del. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 and (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

23--Technology: Using Technology to Enhance Learning, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for teachers, administrators, and curriculum directors, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: GCEDC, Route 901, CSU, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; (216) 523-7107; fax: (216) 687-5422; e-mail: gcedc@csuohio.edu.

23--Study skills: Hm Learning and Study Skills seminar, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for teachers and administrators of grades 1-12, in Lakeland, Fla. Registration deadline: 10 working days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02495; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

23-24--Multiple intelligences: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences institute, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Raleigh, N.C. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 and (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

24--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Towson, Md., and Tulsa, Okla. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156 or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

24-26--Leadership skills: Hm Study Skills seminar for leaders, sponsored by hm Study Skills, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals, for teachers and administrators of grades 1-12, in Chicago. Registration deadline: 10 working days before event. Contact: Esther Davenport, hm Study Skills, PO Box 95010, Newton, MA 02495; (617) 965-0048; fax: (617) 965-0056; e-mail: ctobin1010@aol.com.

24-27--Special education: Rural Special Education for the New Millennium, sponsored by the American Council on Rural Special Education, for special educators, at the Sheraton Old Town Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Judy Weyrauch, ACRES 2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 226, Manhattan, KS 66502-2912; (985) 532-2737; fax: (785) 532-7732; Web site: www.ksu.edu/acres.

24-28--Art education: Annual convention, sponsored by the National Art Education Association, for art teachers, principals, and students, in Washington. Contact: Kathy Duse, NAEA, 1916 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191; (703) 860-8000; e-mail: naea@dgs.dgsys.com; Web site: www.naea-reston.org.

25--Professional development: Hands-On Equations, one-day workshop, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for administrators and teachers, in Brockton, Mass.; Chesterfield, Mo.; Kingsport, Tenn.; and Saginaw, Mich. Registration is two weeks before institute. Contact: Center for Professional Development and Services, PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; (812) 339-1156; or (800) 766-1156; fax: (812) 339-0018; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org; Web site: www.pdkintl.org.

25-26--Teachers: Recruiting and Preparing New Teachers: Partnerships That Work, sponsored by the Fairfax County, Va., public schools, the Fairfax (Va.) Education Association, George Mason University's graduate school of education, the National Education Association, the Prince William County, Va., public schools, the Prince William County (Va.) Education Association, and the Virginia Education Association, for teacher-educators, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. Contact: FEA, 3917 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030; (703) 352-7300; fax: (703) 359-2982; e-mail: cgrier@fairfaxea.org.

25-27--Quality schools: Conference on Creating the Quality School, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Small/Rural Schools, University of Oklahoma, for school administrators, teachers, school board members, community leaders, and higher education faculty, site to be announced. Contact: Jennie Parker, CSS/RS, 555 E. Constitution, Room 208, Norman, OK 73072-7820; (800) 203-5494 or (405) 325-0751; fax: (405) 325-7075; e-mail: jparker@ou.edu.

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