The 2015 Spring Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud Holiday Inn and Suites on April 30 – May 1, 2015. Mark your calendars! Many need to know costs in order to submit for school support, so here’s what we know: The conference fee will be $100 per day or $190 for both days. Full-time student rate is $50 per day. Hotel room costs will be $80.95 + taxes, which comes to $90.97 (per room, single or double). More information and an official form will be posted soon. Payment will be through this site for registration and directly to the hotel for housing.
Our theme this year is….still being debated. But our speakers will focus on how to find a balance of creativity and engagement in our changing digital world. (The conference coordinator will buy a beverage for the person who sends in the winning theme idea to email@example.com!)
Thursday: Chuck Samuelson of the Minnesota ACLU; Joel Kramer of MinnPost; poet and teacher Lynette Reini-Grandell; poet, essayist and expert in creativity Fred Amram;
Friday: Critical literacy expert Cynthia Lewis from the University of Minnesota and more from Lynette and Fred.
And we need YOU to round out our program. Submit a proposal for leading a break-out session. Complete the submission form, due January 20, 2015.
Wonder what the 2014 conference was all about? Despite a spring snowstorm in Duluth, we had a excellent program for our teachers. Visit our Facebook page to see what all happened at the conference.
Our fall workshop was amazing! Kylene Beers and Bob Probst were our guests for a record number of attendees on October 27, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Brooklyn Park.
Protect intellectual freedom & students’ rights to read
The MCTE stands by with the NCTE in regards to intellectual freedom. Take a look at the steps here if a book you are teaching is being challenged.
Journal Entries Needed
The English Journal, the official journal of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English, is now accepting written work. Please see the MN English Journal for more information.