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November 2000 | December 2000
** marks events that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week.

October

26--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound and college students interested in pursuing graduate and undergraduate programs of study in the areas of music, dance, theater, graphic design, related disciplines, and their parents, at the Las Vegas Academy of International Studies and Performing and Visual Arts. Contact: Sylvia E. Karpf, Assistant Director of National College Fairs, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; phone: (703) 836-2222, ext. 121 ; fax: (703)836-8015 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nacac.com .

26--Families: Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence, sponsored by the Network for Family Life Education, Rutgers, and the State University of New Jersey School of Social Work, for people who work with teenagers and around issues of adolescent- pregnancy prevention including: family-life and sexuality educators, health professionals, school nurses, social workers, administrators, community-agency staff, clergy, parents, and high school students, at the Cherry Hill Contact: Terry Mortka, Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, 2500 McClellan Ave., Suite 110, Pennsauken, NJ 08109-4613; phone: (856) 665-6000 ; fax: (856)665-7711 ; e-mail: tmortka@snjpc.org ; Web site: www.snjpc.org .

26-28--English: Annual convention, sponsored by the Illinois Association of Teachers of English of the NCTE, for English teachers at all levels of education and teacher- educators, in Springfield, Ill. Contact: Gale R. Walden, University of Illinois, 608 South Wright St., 208 English Building, Urbana, IL 61801; phone: (217) 244-5500 ; fax: (217)333-4321 ; e-mail: grwalden@uxl.cso.uiuc.edu ; Web site: n/a .

26-28--Middle schools: 20th Annual Conference, sponsored by the New York State Middle School Association, for middle-level teachers, administrators, board of education members, parents, and interested parties, at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, N.Y. Contact: Jeff Craig, NYSMSA Local Committee Chair, Greece Arcadia Middle School, 130 Island Cottage Road, Rochester, NY 14612; phone: (716) 663-3200 ; fax: (716)663-4667 ; e-mail: craig@nysmsa.org ; Web site: n/a .

26-28--Professional development: Whirling with the Cosmos, sponsored by California State University, San Bernardino, Riverside Community College, and San Bernardino Valley College, for K-12 students, scholars, spiritual groups, the Persian community, and the general population, at California State University, San Bernardino. Contact: Beverly Noerr, CSU, San Bernardino, College of Extended Learning, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397; phone: (909) 880-5981 ; fax: (909)880-5907 ; e-mail: bnoerr@csusb.edu ; Web site: www.cel.csusb.edu. .

26-29--Diversity: The Diversity & Learning: Identity, Community, and Intellectual Development Conference, sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities, for faculty, administrators, and individuals interested in improving classroom teaching and curriculum, and investing more in local and global communities, at the Westin William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. Contact: AACU; ; phone: (202) 387-3760 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: meetings@aacu.nw.dc.us ; Web site: www.aacu- edu.org/Meetings/divlearn00.html. .

**26-27--Deaf students: Including Students With Hearing Loss: Refining and Redirecting, sponsored by the Mainstream Center at CLARKE-School for the Deaf/Center for Oral Education, for educators, at the Sheraton Springfield Hotel in Springfield, Mass. Contact: Claire Troiano; phone: (413) 582-1121 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: ctroiano@sophia.smith.edu ; Web site: n/a .

**26-27--Deaf students: Including Students With Hearing Loss: Refining and Redirecting, sponsored by the Mainstream Center at CLARKE-School for the Deaf/Center for Oral Education, for educators, at the Sheraton Springfield Hotel in Springfield, Mass. Contact: Claire Troiano; phone: (413) 582-1121 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: ctroiano@sophia.smith.edu ; Web site: n/a .

27--English: Annual convention, sponsored by the New Mexico Council of Teachers of English of the NCTE, for English teachers at all levels of education and teacher educators, in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: Loy Doty, NMCTE; phone: (505) 443-2000, ext. 188 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: loyd@hotmail.com ; Web site: n/a .

27--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Skokie, Ill.; Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Houston; and Lynchburg, Va. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, P.O. Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500 or (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812)339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

27--Professional development: Social-Emotional Education Fourth Annual Conference, sponsored by the Center for Social and Emotional Education, for educators, in New Rochelle, N.Y. Contact: CSEE, 300 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-1513; phone: (800) 453-7461 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.csee.net .

27-28--History: History Matters: New Ideas in K-16 History Conference, sponsored by the National Council for History Education, National History Day, the California Department of Education, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, for K-12 teachers, administrators, education policymakers, and teacher-educators, at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif. Contact: Elaine Wrisley Reed, NCHE, 26915 Westwood Road, Suite B-2, Westlake, OH 44145; phone: (440) 835-1776 ; fax: (440)835-1295 ; e-mail: nche19@idt.net ; Web site: www.history.org/nche .

27-28--Professional development: Social Emotional Education, sponsored by the Center for Social and Emotional Education, for educators, special educators, administrators, and parents, at the Surf Club in New Rochelle, N.Y. Contact: National Professional Resources Inc., 25 South Regent St., Port Chester, NY 10573; phone: (800)-453-7461 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nprinc.com .

27-31--Admissions: National forum, sponsored by the College Board, for professionals in higher education administration, faculty, and guidance counselors, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. Contact: Doug Lynch, CB, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10023; phone: (212) 713-8045 ; fax: (212)713-8282 ; e-mail: dlynch@collegeboard.org ; Web site: www.collegeboard.org .

28--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound and college students interested in pursuing graduate and undergraduate programs of study in the areas of music, dance, theater, graphic design, and related disciplines, and their parents, at the Radisson Hotel in San Diego. Contact: Greg Ferguson, Director of National College Fairs, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; phone: (703) 836-2222, ext. 115 ; fax: (703)836-8015 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nacac.com .

28--Professional development: Social Emotional Educational Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Social and Emotional Education, for educators, special educators, administrators, and parents, at the Winston Preparatory School in New York City. Contact: National Professional Resources Inc., 25 South Regent St., Port Chester, NY 10573; phone: (800)-453-7461 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nprinc.com .

28-30--Professional development: Honor Codes and Honor Councils, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for elementary school faculty, staff, and administration, at the Japhet School in Detroit. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; phone: (404) 355-4460 ; fax: (404)355-4435 ; e-mail: info@csee.org ; Web site: www.csee.org .

28-01--Native American education: The National Indian Education Association's 31st Annual Convention, sponsored by the NIEA, for educators, in Sioux Falls, S.D. Contact: John Cheek, NIEA, 700 N. Fairfax St., Suite 210, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: (703) 838-2870 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: internetpet@msn.com ; Web site: n/a .

29--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound and college students interested in pursuing graduate and undergraduate programs of study in the areas of music, dance, theater, graphic design, related disciplines, and their parents, at the Wilshire Grande Hotel in Los Angeles. Contact: Greg Ferguson, Director of National College Fairs, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; phone: (703) 836-2222, ext. 115 ; fax: (703)836-8015 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nacac.com .

29-31--Professional development: 8th Annual National Quality Education Conference, sponsored by the Association for Quality and Participation, the American Association of School Administrators Quality Network, North Carolina Partnership for Excellence, and the American Society for Quality, for educators, in Raleigh, N.C. Contact: AQP; phone: (800) 733-3310 or (513) 381-1959 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: nqec.asq.org ; Web site: n/a .

29-31--Community schools: Building the Movement for Community Schools, sponsored by the Coalition for Community Schools, for teachers, principals, superintendents, community residents and leaders, local elected officials, community-building and development organizations, foundations, and youth-health-service organizations, at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: Sharon Davis, Institute for Educational 64, 1001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036; phone: (202) 822-8405, ext. 61 ; fax: (202)872-4050 ; e-mail: davis@iel.org ; Web site: www.communityschools.org .

30--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Spartanburg, S.C. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500 or (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812)339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

30--Mathematics: Hands-On Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Spartanburg, S.C. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500 or (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812)339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

30--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound and college students interested in pursuing graduate and undergraduate programs of study in the areas of music, dance, theater, graphic design, and related disciplines, and their parents, at the Oakland Marriott Hotel in San Francisco. Contact: Sylvia E. Karpf, Assistant Director of National College Fairs, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria,VA 22314-2818; phone: (703) 836-2222, ext. 121 ; fax: (703)836-8015 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nacac.com .

30-01--Business: The Annual Meeting of the National Alliance of Business, sponsored by the NAB, for K-12 educators, at the Capital Hilton in Washington. Contact: NAB, 1201 New York Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005; phone: (800) 787-2848 ; fax: (202)289-2943 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nab.com .

November

1--Arts: Integrating Arts With Literacy, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Madison, Wis. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500; (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812)339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

1--College fair: Online College Fair/International Students, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for college-bound and college students and their parents, at www.nacac.com. Contact: Greg Ferguson, Director of National College Fairs, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; phone: (703) 836-2222, ext. 115 ; fax: (703)836-8015 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nacac.com .

1--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, for college-bound and college students interested in pursuing graduate and undergraduate programs of study in the areas of music, dance, theater, graphic design, and related disciplines, and their parents, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle. Contact: Greg Ferguson, Director of National College Fairs, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; phone: (703) 836-2222, ext. 115 ; fax: (703)836-8015 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nacac.com .

1--Mathematics: Hands-on Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Casper, Wyo.; Greensboro, N.C.; Lexington, Ky.; and Tulsa, Okla. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington,.IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500; (800) 766- ; fax: (812) 339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

1-4--Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: 12th Annual CHADD International Conference, sponsored by Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, for educators, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, in Chicago. Contact: CHADD, 8181 Professional Place, Suite 201, Landover, MD 20785; phone: (301) 306-7070 ; fax: (301)306-7090 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.chadd.org .

1-4--Community service: Seminar, sponsored by True Colors Communications Group, for administrators and educators, in New Orleans. Contact: TCCG, 12395 Doherty St., Riverside, CA 92503; phone: (888) 698-2577 ; fax: (909) 371-1701 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: n/a .

1-5--Gifted children: 47th Annual Convention and Exhibit, sponsored by the National Association for Gifted Children, for teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents, at the Westin Peachtree Hotel and Merchandise Mart in Atlanta. Contact: NAGC, 1707 L St. NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036; phone: (202)785-4268 ; fax: (202)785-4248 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nagc.org .

2--College fair: Performing and Visual Arts College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, for college-bound and college students interested in pursuing graduate and undergraduate programs of study in the areas of music, dance, theater, graphic design, and related disciplines, and their parents, at the University of Portland, Chiles Center, in Portland, Ore. Contact: Greg Ferguson, Director of National College Fairs, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; phone: (703) 836-2222, ext. 115 ; fax: (703)836-8015 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nacac.com .

2--Mathematics: Hands-on Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Idaho Falls, Idaho; Kalamazoo, Mich.; King of Prussia, Pa.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Peabody, Mass.; and Lubbock, Texas. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500; (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812)339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

2-4--Diversity: Cultural Diversity and Assessment, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children's Council for Educational Diagnostic Services, for educators, at the Hanalei Hotel in San Diego. Contact: Sandra Latchford, CEDS, 60 Surrey Crescent, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 4L3; phone: (506) 453-3515 ; fax: (506)453-4765 ; e-mail: sandral@unb.ca ; Web site: www.cec.sped.org .

2-4--Middle schools: Annual conference, sponsored by the National Middle School Association, for middle school educators and administrators, at America's Convention Center in St. Louis. Contact: Jim Kappenhagen, CMP, Meeting Manager, NMSA, 4151 Executive Parkway, Suite 300, Westerville, OH 43081; phone: (614) 895-4730 ; fax: (614)895-4750 ; e-mail: jakappen@aol.com ; Web site: www.nmsa.org .

2-4--Professional development: National Writing Centers Association Conference, sponsored by the National Writing Centers Association, for teachers of English at all levels and teacher educators, in Baltimore. Contact: National Council of Teachers of English, Jon Olson; phone: (814) 865-9243 ; fax: (814) 863-9627 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.english.udel.edu/wc/mawca/ nwcacon.html .

2-5--Professional development: 2000 Topical Conference, sponsored by the Council for Educational Diagnostic Services, for educators, at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. Contact: Sandra Latchford, CEDS, 60 Surrey Crescent, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada E3B 4L3; phone: (506) 453-3515 ; fax: (506)453-4765 ; e-mail: sandra1@unb.ca ; Web site: n/a .

2-4--Public engagement: The Harvard Seminar on Public Engagement: Bridging the Gap Between Educators and the Public, sponsored by the Harvard Graduate School of Education, for superintendents, administrators, principals, policymakers, school board members, and education program officers in national and local foundations, in Cambridge, Mass. Contact: Melissa Dukov, HGSE, 339 Gutman Library, Cambridge, MA 02138; phone: (617) 495-3572 ; fax: (617)496-3237 ; e-mail: melissa_dukov@harvard.edu ; Web site: www.gse.harvard.edu/~ppe .

**2--Learning disabilities: Teaching High School Writing to Students With Learning Disabilities, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for mainstream and special education instructors, at the school in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road N.W., Washington, DC 20007; phone: (202) 944-3082 ; fax: (202) 965-5106 ; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com ; Web site: n/a .

**2-4--Achievement gap: Seeing Is Believing: Evidence That We Can Close the Achievement Gap, sponsored by the Education Trust, for educators, In Washington. Contact: Nevin Brown or Sonya Wilson, ET, 1725 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006.; phone: (202) 293-1217 ; fax: (202) 293-2605 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: n/a .

3--Mathematics: Hands-on Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Portland, Maine; York, Pa.; Rapid City, S.D.; Odessa, Texas; and Ogden, Utah. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 250; (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812)339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

3-7--Music: National conference, sponsored by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, for educators, at the Phoenix Civic Plaza in Phoenix. Contact: AOSA, PO Box 391089, Cleveland,.OH 44139-8089; phone: (440)543-5366 ; fax: (440)543-2687 ; e-mail: HdqtrsAOSA@aol.com ; Web site: www.aosa.org .

**3--Learning disabilities: Workshop on teaching mathematics to students with learning disabilities, sponsored by the Lab School of Washington, for educators, at the school in Washington. Contact: LSW, 4759 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20007; phone: (202) 944-3082 ; fax: (202) 293-2605 ; e-mail: Dianalab@aol.com ; Web site: n/a .

**3--Technology: Technology and Professional Development -- Making a Match for All Teachers, sponsored by Scope, for educators, school board members, and parents, at the Islandia Marriott Long Island in Islandia, NY. Contact: Connie Garone or Betty Westcott, Scope, 100 Lawrence Ave., Smithtown, NY 11787; phone: (631) 369-0356 ; fax: (631) 369-0356 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.li-scope.org .

**3--Educational administration: Annual convention, sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration, for educators, at the Hilton Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M. Contact: UCES, 205 Hill Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-2185; phone: (573)884-8300 ; fax: (573)884-8302 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.ucea.org .

4--Professional development: Personalized Learning With Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Leesburg, Va. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500; (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812) 339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

4--Reading: 19th Annual Conference of Reading Reform Foundation, sponsored by the Reading Reform Foundation of New York, for teachers, adult pupils, administrators, tutors, and agency personnel, at the New York Hilton and Towers in New York City. Contact: Lauren Wedeles, Executive Director, RRFNY, 333 W. 57th St., Suite 1L, New York, NY 10019; phone: (212) 307-7320 ; fax: (212)307-0449 ; e-mail: readingreform@mindspring.com ; Web site: www.readingreformny.org. .

**4--Middle school girls: Raising Confident and Competent Girls, sponsored by the Center for Research on Women, for staff members of youth-serving organizations, at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass. Contact: Ineke Ceder, Research Administrator, CRW, WC, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02481; phone: (871)283-2486 ; fax: (871)283-3645 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: n/a .

5--College fair: Fall 2000 National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for high school students and parents, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Contact: Greg Ferguson, Director of National College Fairs, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; phone: (703) 836-2222, ext. 115 ; fax: (703)836-8015 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nacac.com .

5-7--Professional development: The Moral Instruction of Children, sponsored by the Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education, for elementary school faculty, staff, and administration, at the Foxhollow Retreat Center, in Louisville, Ky. Contact: CSEE, 1465 Northside Drive, Suite 220, Atlanta, GA 30318-4225; phone: (404) 355-4460 ; fax: (404)355-4435 ; e-mail: info@csee.org ; Web site: www.csee.org .

6--Curriculum: Curriculum Management Audit, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Tampa. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500; (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812)339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

6--Mathematics: Hands-on Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Raleigh, N.C.; Las Cruces, N.M.; and Sumter, S.C. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500; (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812)339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

6-7--Aggression: Seminar: Reducing Aggression in Schools, sponsored by the Boys Town National Resource and Training Center, for educators, administrators, and support staff, in Indianapolis. Contact: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, NRTC-14, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; phone: (800) 545-5771, ext. 65; ; fax: n/a; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.boystown.org/nrtc .

6-9--Professional development: The New Millennium, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children's Teacher Education Division, for educators, at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. Contact: Nasim Dil, Department of Special Education, University of Nevada--Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3014; phone: (702) 895-1103 ; fax: (702)895-0984 ; e-mail: dil@ccmail.nevada.edu ; Web site: n/a .

6-10--Specialized classrooms: Seminar: Specialized Classroom Management, sponsored by the Boys Town National Resource and Training Center, for educators and administrators, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, NRTC-14, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; phone: (800) 545-5771, ext. 65 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.boystown.org/nrtc .

7--Professional development: Professional Network for Administrators and Instructional Leaders, sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center, for classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, and other interested educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: Barbara Jenkins, GCEDC, Route 901, Cleveland State University, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, OH 44114-4435; phone: (216) 523-7107 ; fax: (216)687-5422 ; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu ; Web site: gcedcohio.edu .

8--College fair: Fall 2000 National College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, for high school students and parents, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Contact: Greg Ferguson, Director of National College Fairs, NACAC, 1631 Prince St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2818; phone: (703) 836-2222, ext. 115 ; fax: (703) 836-8015 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.nacac.com .

8--Mathematics: Hands-on Equations, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Norcross, Ga.; Monroe, La.; Fayetteville, N.C.; and Niagara Falls, N.Y. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington,.IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500; (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812) 339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

8--Music: International Symposium-Orff Schulwerk for Life-Long Learning, sponsored by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, for educators, at the Sheridan Four Points in Rochester, N.Y. Contact: American Orff-Schulwerk Association, PO Box 391089, Cleveland, OH 44039-8089; phone: (440) 543-5366 ; fax: (440) 543-2687 ; e-mail: HdqtrsAOSA@aol.com ; Web site: www.aosa.org .

8--Professional development: Personalized Learning With Differentiated Instruction, sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa International, for educators, in Norcross, Ga. Deadline: Two weeks before event. Contact: PDKI, PO Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402-0789; phone: (812) 339-1156, ext. 2500; (800) 766-1156 ; fax: (812) 339-0018 ; e-mail: cpds@pdkintl.org ; Web site: www.pdkintl.org .

8-9--Catholic schools: Seminar: The Well-Managed Classroom for Catholic Schools, sponsored by the Boys Town National Resource and Training Center, for educators and support staff, in Boys Town, Neb. Contact: Father Flanagan's Boys' Home, NRTC-14, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010; phone: (800) 545-5771, ext. 65 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: n/a; Web site: www.boystown.org/nrtc .

8-9--Mentoring: Mentoring the New Teacher, sponsored by the Northeast Regional Professional Development Center, for educators, at Cleveland State University in Cleveland. Contact: NRPDC, Route 901, CSU, 1860 E. 22nd St., Cleveland, Ohio 44114-4435; phone: (216) 523-7107 ; fax: (216)687-5422 ; e-mail: nrpdc@csuohio.edu ; Web site: nrpdc.org .

8-10--Leadership: Conference, sponsored by True Colors Communications Group, for school administrators, in Houston. Contact: TCCG, 12395 Doherty St., Riverside, CA 92503; phone: (888) 698-2577 ; fax: (909) 371-1701 ; e-mail: n/a; Web site: n/a .

8-10--Special education: Special Education in the 21st Century, sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children's Arkansas Federation, for educators, at the Austin Hotel and Convention Center, in Hot Springs, Ark. Contact: Bruce Pilcher, PO Box 1155, Rogers, AR 72757; phone: (501) 631-3515 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: www.cec.sped.org/Arkansas ; Web site: n/a .

8-11--Dyslexia: Annual conference, sponsored by the International Dyslexia Association, for educators, in Washington. Contact: IDA, 8600 LaSalle Road, Chester Building, Suite 382, Baltimore, MD 21286-2044; phone: (800) ABCD123 or (410) 296-0232 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: info@interdys.org ; Web site: www.interdys.org .

8-12--Communications: Annual meeting, sponsored by the National Communication Association, for faculty, professionals, administrators, and students in the field of communication, in Seattle. Contact: Michelle Randall, NCA, 5105 Backlick Road, Building E, Annandale, VA 22301; phone: (703) 750-0533 ; fax: n/a; e-mail: mrandall@natcom.org ; Web site: www.natcom.org .

8-12--Music: National conference, sponsored by the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, for educators, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, in Rochester, N.Y. Contact: AOSA, PO Box 391089, Cleveland, OH 44039-8089; phone: (440) 543-5366 ; fax: (440)543-2687 ; e-mail: HdqtrsAOSA@aol.com ; Web site: www.aosa.org .

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