Monday, July 28, 2008

NCTE Convention Info on Website

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(Thanks to THE READING ZONE for this fun new toy that let me create the NCTE heading!)

It is that time of year again--time to register for NCTE's (National Council of Teachers of English) Annual Convention! This year, the conference, themed BECAUSE SHIFT HAPPENS: TEACHING IN THE 21ST CENTURY, will be held in San Antonio, Texas from November 20-23.

Kylene Beers, program chair for the convention shares her thoughts on the convention and the theme.

And, they have posted a list of some of the big speakers. SOOO many great speakers and authors all in one place! It really does look like a phenomenal weekend! Some children's authors of interest are Tomie dePaola, Jacqueline Woodson, Sharon Creech, and Lois Ehlert. General Session speakers are also pretty amazing--I am looking quite forward to Gary E. Knell, President of Sesame Street and his special guest!! Lots more great speakers are posted on the site.

If you are wondering about sessions that match your needs, the searchable program is great. You can look for speakers, topics, strands, etc.

Looks to be a great conference in a great location!

Mary Lee, Katie D., Karen S., and I (who will all be attending) will plan some type of Kidlitosphere get-together. We'll do something casual and simple to get together and visit. Lots of us were there last year and it was quite fun. So, if you decide to come to San Antonio, email us or comment on the blog and we'll know how many to plan for.


  1. i wish i could go... but next year it's moving infinitely closer to my home, so ncte 2009 here i come!

    also, there's some funky rule about provisional license teachers' hours not counting--weird, right?

  2. ohhhhhhh...I will let you know about this. I will bring it up 2 my principal, and cross my fingers that "budget" is not a problem! will let you know for sure!!!!

  3. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Ruth and I will be there!!! We're presenting on Saturday at 8 a.m. What about you folks?


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