Friday, October 21, 2016
What are your plans for MEA Break? Head to Duluth after a day at the EdMN conference on Thursday and join MCTE and your fellow English Teachers to experience Shakespeare’s First Folio!
For more information and a schedule of the day’s events, click HERE.
This is a FREE event for Minnesota teachers. Registration is encouraged for space purposes, though you are more than welcome to get in on this fun experience even if you haven’t registered.
If you know you plan on joining us, please register HERE.
Editors Scott Hall and Michael McBride welcome you to check out the journal.
Enjoy articles, comment, share ideas…and THEN take the next step to submit your own work!
Check out the Journal HERE.
Fall Workshop with JIM BURKE on Monday, October 31st!
We are planning a one-day fall workshop event for Monday, October 31 with Jim Burke. Check out our events page for more information!
Intellectual Freedom: MCTE Support for Henning Schools
Read our post on our support for Henning School District. Read our statement here.
Workshop a Go-Go a Success!
The conference facility in Glenwood, MN was the perfect location for this first ever regional conference on April 27.
Great sessions, door prizes, being read to at lunch by author Deb Mercier–all came together to serve our teachers in Central Minnesota.
Resources from presenters are already available. The site also has treasures from previous years’ conferences.
To see what we did, here’s the color flyer.
Always available: MCTE Events and Conference Resources!
Check out our MCTE conference wiki to get resources from generous colleagues and presenters. Tons of good stuff there!
Spring Conference 2017
MCTE’s Spring Conference 2017 will be in St. Cloud on May 4-5 featuring Garrison Keillor, Alison McGhee, and Sun Yung Shin. Stay tuned for more information, and watch for the Call for Proposals if you’re interested in presenting!
We are pleased to announce the following board actions:
Katie Kritzeck Anderson will remain executive secretary for one more year, as we extended her term. Susan Brooks is currently the assistant executive secretary.
Sierra Gilbertson is our new vice president.
Kathryn Campbell is our new chair for Intellectual Freedom. Please contact her with any concerns you have regarding censorship of speech, writing, or materials, or book challenges.
Steven Fisher is our new regional representative from Brainerd.
Higher Learning Commission
There are new and changing requirements for teaching college-level courses in high schools (such as College in the Schools). More information might soon become available, but we hope this HLC Informational Document is helpful.
Here are the links from the PDF:
Editorial by Joe Nathan
Legislative Hearings in early October
More info at: Inside Higher Ed, October 20, 2015
Intellectual Freedom: MCTE Support for TUSD
Read our post on our support for Tucson Unified School District. Read our statement here.