Whether you’re a veteran or novice educator, you have experiences to share to help us become better leaders in our diverse society. We invite you to submit a proposal to tell your story, share your strategy, demonstrate your lessons, or report your research. Our interactive workshops are designed to give our conference attendees insight into ways they can better serve the communities in which we live and work.
Our 2010 theme, “Reclaiming Creativity,” will give us an opportunity to look at English language arts leadership in light of multiple intelligences, differentiated instruction, gender issues, cultures, race, languages, and different kinds of schools—private, parochial, charter, and public; urban, suburban, and rural.
Submit your completed proposal to the 2010 CEL Program Chair, Scott Eggerding, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail your proposal to Scott Eggerding, Lyons Twp HS, 100 S. Brainard Ave., La Grange, IL 60525-2101 by May 1, 2010.
Join NCTE members from across the nation for NCTE’s Literacy Education Advocacy Day on Thursday, April 22, 2010. NCTE members will meet for a morning of briefings, an afternoon of visiting legislative offices, and a debriefing get-together at the end of the day. See http://www.ncte.org/action/advocacyday for details.
The NCTE Richard W. Halle Award for Outstanding Middle Level Educator honors a middle level educator who has consistently worked to improve the quality of middle school education and middle school educators, especially in the English language arts. Originally established in 1996 by the Junior High/Middle School Assembly, this award pays special tribute to the person who has worked to improve schools and schooling for the middle level—teacher, principal, college faculty, curriculum specialist, or supervisor.
Nomination packet information can be found on the NCTE website at www.ncte.org/awards/halle and must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2010. Results will be announced in September, and the award will be presented at the 2010 Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, during the Middle Level Get-Together.
Each NCTE affiliate is at liberty to select a person for this honor in the manner of its choice. An affiliate’s governing board might acknowledge someone who has previously won an award within the affiliate, thus moving that person’s recognition to a national level, or the affiliate might advertise for applications for nominations before choosing a winner.
Deadline: Documentation should be sent to the Secondary Section Steering Committee administrator/ designee by MAY 1 of each year. Materials should be sent to the address on the current nomination form. For more information, go to www.ncte.org/second.