Initial Call for Workshop Sessions—Spring 2015
The spring 2015 NJCTE annual conference theme takes a broad view of learning and teaching, under the general umbrella of social justice. This year's theme is "And Justice for All." Aspects of this concept include:
• Common Core Curriculum Standards
• Reading instruction
• Writing instruction
• Curriculum development to take into account differing reading styles, abilities and preferences
• 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
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
by December 15, 2014:
• 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.
2014 featured stellar literary and educational figures:
• Jeff Hirsch, author of the popular and compelling dystopian series, The Eleventh Plague.
• Michael Sokolove, author of the superb nonfiction book, Drama High.
• Jeff Baron, author of the clever and delightful middle-grade books, I Represent Sean Rosen and Sean Rosen
Is Not for Sale.
and much more
All on the beautiful campus of Montclair State University.
(registration at Student Center Ballrooms)
Also featuring: Jeff Baron, middle-grade author of I Represent Sean Rosen, and Sean Rosen Is Not for Sale.