It’s official. We’re gathering at the conference facility in Glenwood, MN. It’s an astounding $35 per person (really, it’s true!) or $100 for three from the same district; lunch and snacks are included.
Prepare yourselves for excellent discussion, ideas, and presentations We hope this location will be convenient for many of our members for whom a trek to the cities is not. But everyone is welcome!
MCTE president Sherri Larson would love to visit your classroom to see what’s going on–with you, with your students, with your department. This is to share, celebrate, and help–not to judge or compare. She’ll give a lesson (creative writing is a specialty), talk about her year of sabbatical focus on writing YA fiction, or help in some other way at your request. (She will not take your pile of 90 personal narratives to correct, but she’d love to talk about assessment and rubrics; her mantra is “less is more.”) She’ll chat with you about what MCTE can to do make your teaching lives easier. Visits are FREE and she’ll bring snacks. Just cast out an invitation and suggested time/day/idea. Drop her an email at email@example.com.
Our spring conference was April 30-May 1. Thanks to members who provided the bulk of the program through breakout sessions. Use this link to the conference wiki to get resources.
The Minnesota Council of Teachers of English is on Twitter, Facebook and Blogger. Be sure to find us on these social media to learn and see more of the organization. Be part of our community!
We are anticipating and planning a one-day fall workshop event to the spring. As in the past, we intend to bring in a national speaker. More information to come!
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.
The changed format killed the links, so here they are:
editorial by Joe Nathan
Legislative hearings in early October
More info at: Inside Higher Ed, October 20, 2015
Read our post on our support for Tucson Unified School District. Read our statement here.