2014 will feature such stellar literary and educational figures as:
• Jeff Hirsch, author of the popular and compelling dystopian series, The Eleventh Plague.
• Michael Sokolove, author of the superb nonfiction book, Drama High.
and much more to come
• vendors will share their new titles
• free giveaways for everyone
• engaging workshops
• a Nook HD tablet to one lucky attendee!
• and so much more
All on the beautiful campus of Montclair State University.
(registration at Student Center Ballrooms)
Three sessions so you can see more, do more, meet more people.
And more giveaways than ever!
Watch this space for further updates.
NJCTE Addresses Common Core Implications
2013 Mini-Conferenceand Idea Exchange
Non-Fiction, Informational Text, and the Common Core
Application for Teaching English Language Arts
College of Saint Elizabeth
2 Convent Road
Morristown, NJ 07960
Annunciation Center: Flex Rooms
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Program Schedule: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Registration Cost: $10.00.
Register at NJCTE.com or pay at the door.
Participants Will Earn 4 Professional Development Hours
8:30 to 9:00: Continental breakfast and registration.
9:00 to 10:00: Keynote Session. Flex Rooms 130/131/132: Patricia Hans, Teacher of American Studies and English Literature at Ridgewood High School, and Adjunct Professor of Literature and Composition, Bergen Community College. Theme: The Role of Non-Fiction in the Teaching of English Language Arts.
10:00 to 10:15. Break and Conversation
Roundtable Discussions: Flex Rooms 130/131/132
10:15 to 10:45. Session A: Each table will discuss an assigned topic related to the use of non-fiction in English language arts classrooms. A discussion leader at each table will serve as the group moderator and will keep notes on the conversation for large group feedback. Table topics include: Non-fiction and the Common Core, Using Non-fiction as Inspiration for the College Essay, Non-Fiction and AP English Language Composition, What Counts as Informational Text: Use of Speeches and Documentaries, Use of Memoirs as Informational Text, and the Social Studies English connection.
10:45 to 11:15. Session B: Participants will change tables and join a roundtable group for discussion of a second topic from the list above.
11:15 to 11:30. Break and Conversation
11:30 to 12:00: Session C: Participants will change tables again and join a roundtable group for discussion of a third topic from the list above.
12:00 to 12:30. Large Group Sharing and Conclusion: The discussion leaders will provide feedback from sessions, and conference participants can ask questions and share ideas and concerns on using informational texts in English classrooms.
author of Alice Bliss,
Photo by Claire Zeller Barclay
2013 featured such stellar literary and educational figures as:
• Paul Janeczko, author of the hugely popular and immensely compelling, award-winning Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto.
• Laura Harrington, author of Alice Bliss.
• Sergio Troncoso, author of the Kirkus Reviews Best of 2012, From this Wicked Patch of Dust.
• Chris DeVinck, author of The Power of the Powerless and Love's Harvest.
• Peter Gutierrez. A member of the NCTE Commission on Media (2009-2011) and an NCTE spokesperson on media literacy and graphic novels, Peter Gutierrez has spent the last 20 years developing curriculum and instructional materials for clients such as Pearson, Scholastic, and Sesame Workshop. Current projects include running School Library Journal's "Connect the Pop" blog, and a new book -- on scriptwriting -- that Teachers College Press will launch at NCTE's 2013 annual convention.
• C. Alexander London, middle-grade author of the Accidental Adventures series, and PROXY, which is on many people's Best Books of 2013 lists!
See home page for session presentation submissions. Join the conversation TODAY!