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2015 Annual Convention

Middle Level Annual Convention Events

Matt's Invitation VideoWelcome to the 2015 Annual Convention from your Middle Level Section. Our program this year has been brought together to especially engage middle level and junior high teachers. Presenters, exhibitors, and panelists will arrive at this year’s Convention ready to share their very best experiences, approaches, and findings. We hope you will join us to share yours as well. Join us in Minneapolis to reunite with friends, make new connections, and learn new ways to inspire your students. Let’s share.

Matt Skillen, Middle Level Section Chair

Use the online searchable program to plan your convention experience!

Tweet your 2015 Convention participation at #NCTE15.

Thursday, 11/19

Workshops: Noon-4:00 p.m. (additional registration required)

Middle Level Meet-Up: 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Chelsea ClintonThursday General Session: 6:30-8:00 p.m. featuring Chelsea Clinton



Friday, 11/20 

First-Timers Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 a.m.
Alison-Bechdel-photo-Elena-SeibertAt this breakfast you will learn ways to maximize your convention experience while gaining quick tips and strategies that will expand your knowledge of NCTE and your professional network.

Friday General Session: 8:00-9:00 a.m. featuring Alison Bechdel

Eliot SchreferMiddle Level Luncheon: 12:30-2:30 p.m (tickets required)
Featuring speaker Eliot Schrefer and the presentation of the 2015 Outstanding Educator Award.


Saturday, 11/21

Chris CrutcherALAN Breakfast: 7:00-9:00 a.m. (tickets required)
This breakfast features award-winning author Chris Crutcher and the presentation of the 2015 ALAN Award to Lois Lowery. The breakfast is sponsored by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN).

Middle Level Mosaic: 2:45-5:30 p.m.
You won't want to miss this incredible line-up of teacher-educators and authors as they celebrate "Responsibility, Creativity, and the Art of the Middle." Join together with this fun and dynamic panel---Harvey “Smokey” Daniels, Sara Ahmed, Antero Garcia, Teri Lesesne, Gene Luen Yang, Jennifer Nielsen, and Jennifer Holm

Dave EggersSaturday General Session: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
featuring Dave Eggers




Sunday, 11/22

Susan HouserAffiliate Roundtable Breakfast: 7:00-9:00 a.m. (tickets required)
Featuring NCTE Vice President Susan Houser.

Kathy ShortSunday General Session: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Come listen to NCTE President Kathy Short as she gives her presidential address.

Stephen DunnConference on English Leadership Luncheon: 12:00-2:00 p.m. (tickets required)
Sponsored by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL) featuring author Stephen Dunn.


Conference on English LeadershipConference on English Leadership Convention: Workshop W.08 (additional registration required)
Sponsored by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL), this workshop begins on Sunday afternoon, November 22 and runs through Tuesday, November 24. Join keynote speakers Carol Jago, Jeff Wilhelm, Penny Kittle, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and Sara K. Ahmed as they reflect on "A Leader's Legacy."  View the Conference Program.

Monday, 11/23

ALAN Workshop W.07 (additional registration required)
Join ALAN on Monday and Tuesday for "Viva La Reading Revolution!"


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