Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast: Finding Our Voices – Room B308 –Sunday, 11/20, 7:00-8:45a.m. – You Need to Buy a Ticket for This One (If you’ve already registered for convention, call 1-877-369-6283 between 8a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT to add a ticket on to your registration or buy a ticket on-site. Tickets are $42) The Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast gives affiliate leaders and other NCTE members the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual concern. The breakfast also serves as a forum for the recognition of state, regional, and national affiliate activity. Affiliates and individuals will be recognized with awards for excellence, leadership, development, membership growth, recruitment of teachers of color, intellectual freedom, multicultural programs, and publications, including journals, newsletters, and websites.
Speaking: Jocelyn Chadwick, NCTE Vice President, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, “The Fierce Urgency of Now: Recapturing Our Voices, Agency, Mission”
Also speaking: Recipients of the 2016 Affiliate Intellectual Freedom Award
Sharon M. Draper, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster
Daniel Reynolds, Mount Diablo Unified School District, Martinez, CA
Janelle Schultz, Gering High School, NE
Standing Committee on Affiliates Chair: Jean Boreen, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Katherine Nelson, Hakipu’u Learning Center, a Hawaii Department Of Education Charter School, Kaneohe, HI
Meredith Potter, Three Rivers School, Pembroke, NH
Stacey Takanishi, University of Hawaii, Manoa
- L.06 NCTE State Affiliate Extravaganza! – Room B308 – Sunday, 11/20, 10:30-11:45a.m.
NCTE state affiliates from across the country will showcase their initiatives, their advocacy movements, and authentic affiliate products and processes in this session designed to engage and inspire NCTE members into work with their state affiliates and to provide a forum for affiliate leaders and members to learn from one another.
Co-Chairs: Dixie Keyes, Arkansas State University— Jonesboro, “Showcasing Affiliate Initiatives: It’s an Extravaganza of Advocacy!” and Meredith Potter, New Hampshire Council of Teachers of English, “Affiliate Artifacts, Moving Forward, and Future Ideas for Advocacy”
Roundtable 1: Making the Journal Vibrant (and Available Online)
Aimee Myers, University of Oklahoma, Norman, and Julianna Kershen, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Roundtable 2: Reaching Out to All Areas of the State
Anastasia Wickham, University of Central Oklahoma, and Edmond
Roundtable 3: Teacher for the Dream Community Literacy Project
Brycial Williams, Central Elementary, Forrest City, AR
Roundtable 4: The Difficulty of Transitions
Crag Hill, University of Oklahoma, Norman, and Lawrence Baines, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Roundtable 5: Creating a Website That Attracts New Members
Gage Jeter, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Roundtable 6: Tapping into Social Media
Jennifer Dorsey, East Central University, Ada, OK
Roundtable 7: Coordinating a Contest for Recognizing Talented, Young Teachers
Shelbie Witte, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Roundtable 8: Adding Art and Graphics to Journal and Website
Jane Fisher, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Throughout the Convention, check out Every Day Advocacy Sessions
These learning experiences help participants develop “smart, safe, and savvy” approaches to fostering change. Through everyday advocacy, we can begin to remodel the narrative surrounding the issues we care about. And in the Taking Action Hub (Room A304), facilitators with expertise in this work will help you discover how.
Each of the workshops in the Taking Action Hub is designed around your own answer to this question: What is it that you want others to understand about literacy education? While you will get the most out of attending all three sessions, each can also work on its own.
Safe sessions will be held at the following times:
D – Friday, 2:30–3:45
E – Friday, 4:00–5:15
F – Saturday, 8:00–9:15
H – Saturday, 11:00–12:15
Smart sessions will be held at the following times:
A – Friday, 9:30–10:45
C – Friday, 12:30–1:45
G – Saturday, 9:30–10:45
Savvy sessions will be held at the following times:
I – Saturday, 1:15–2:30
J – Saturday, 2:45–4:00
K – Saturday, 4:15–5:30
L – Sunday, 10:30–11:45
Check out the “Smart, Safe, and Savvy” approach to everyday advocacy is a project that NCTE member Cathy Fleischer has been working on for several years with teachers in Michigan. To learn more, visit the Everyday Advocacy website.
See you in Atlanta!
The Standing Committee on Affiliates sends this monthly newsletter to leaders of NCTE affiliates. The representatives of the eight regions welcome content for and comments about previous and forthcoming issues.Region 1: Meredith Potter Region 2: Margaret FordRegion 3: Julie RuckerRegion 4: Kathy NelsonRegion 5: Dixie KeyesRegion 6: Carol Revelle Region 7: Curtis BobbittRegion 8: Stacey TakanishiChair: Jean BoreenThe SCOA Newsletter is a member of NCTE’s Information Exchange. Visit us on: NCTE: Shaping Literacy for Tomorrow . . . Today
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