Teachers in the Alpine School District turned out en masse to attend rather than teach classes for a change.

About 400 instructors spent Saturday at Mountain View High School for "Saturday with the Masters," a new curriculum program that included more than 50 classes to choose from."We wanted to establish a forum for the sharing of excellent ideas and strategies for teaching the goals of Alpine's Curriculum for Excellence," said Brian Page, assistant superintendent for instructional services. "That's why we included in the conference such a wide variety of curriculum subjects, dealing with a broad spectrum of teaching issues. This conference featured Alpine District teachers doing the teaching."

Among the classes offered were "Make Math Easy and Fun," "A Baker's Dozen (strategies for working with the gifted)," "Working with the Walkman," "No Nonsense Read-a-thons" and "Quality Circles: Effective Tools for Problem Solving."