Initial Call for Workshop Sessions—Spring 2014
The spring 2014 NJCTE annual conference theme takes a broad view of learning and teaching. Aspects of this include:
• Common Core Curriculum Standards
• Reading instruction
• Writing instruction
• Curriculum development
• Role of critical thinking
• 21st century skills
• Closing the achievement gap
• Social justice/ social responsibility
• Best practices
• Teacher preparation
• Teacher evaluations
• Professional development
• Classroom pedagogy
• Poetry, Fiction, Drama and Expository prose in the curriculum
• Other related topics
Workshop-style sessions that emphasize interactive, audience participation, rather than passive listening, will be strongly favored by the organizing committee. Sessions offering practical “take-home” suggestions are ideal. Note that conference sessions are approximately 45-minute time slots.
To propose a session, please submit the following information in Word or PDF format to
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO December 17, 2013:
• Session Title
• One paragraph with a detailed description
• Indicate if technology is required for your session
• Name and contact information, including cell phone and/or email
• Any other supporting information you wish to provide
• Limit to one page total
Organizers will select sessions from the proposals submitted based on their relation to the learning and teaching theme described above, anticipated audience interest, and overall balance with other sessions.
See our High School Writing Contest Pages for Writing Contest guidelines and a link to the contest registration form. You must complete the registration form before submitting your entry(ies) to our contest curators.
How do we develop resilience in the face of disaster, tragedies and personal obstacles? This is one topic we are considering as we draft the prompt for this year. Consider the quote below and e-mail Michele Marotta (firstname.lastname@example.org) 2014 Contest Coordinator with any ideas you may discover.
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” Helen Keller
The overall winners of the NJCTE 2013 High School Writing Contest have been posted on our web-site. Check out the H.S. Writing Contest pages for details. Congratulations to all of our young authors.
If you were unable to meet this year's deadline, please consider submitting to the 2014 contest.
Consider making judging our contest part of your professional development program. We provide on-line training, and rubrics for judging our contest that encourage students to grow as writers. Judges also earn professional development credits. See the sub-link under our Writing Contest to learn more.
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