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2014 Annual Convention

Middle Level Annual Convention Events

Sara KajderOn behalf of the Middle Level Section, welcome to the 2014 Annual Convention. This year's program offers middle level and junior high educators a great way to connect with others to "share our stories." Our many presenters, speakers, and young adult authors are sure to be informative, engaging, and inspiring.

We invite you to join us in Washington, DC, to meet old friends and make new ones, learn what other middle level educators are doing in their classrooms, and "share our stories"!

Sara Kajder
Middle Level Section Chair


Use the online searchable program to plan your convention experience!

Thursday, 11/20

T.A. BaronMiddle Level Section Get-together: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Help us honor the winner of the Richard W. Halle Award and listen to featured speaker author T.A. Baron.      

Opening Reception: 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Thursday General Session: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, 11/21 

Friday General Session: 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Joseph BruchacMiddle Level Luncheon: 12:30-2:30 p.m (tickets required)


Saturday, 11/22

Andrew SmithALAN Breakfast: 7:00-9:00 a.m. (tickets required)
Sponsored by the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN), this breakfast features award-winning author Andrew Smith.

ALAN Workshop W.11 (registration required)
Join ALAN on Monday and Tuesday for "Is The Sky the Limit? Using Teen Literature to Forge Connections in a World with Disappearing Boundaries."

Middle Level Mosaic: 2:45-5:30 p.m.
In this powerhouse session, various teen experts will discuss ideas and lessons that can be immediately implemented into your classroom. You definitely don’t want to miss this lineup---Chris Crutcher, James Dashner, Teri Lesesne, Donalyn Miller, Alan Lawrence Sitomer and more!

Sunday, 11/23

Ernest MorrellSunday General Session: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Come listen to NCTE President Ernest Morrell as he gives his presidential address, and join us in celebrating the winners of these NCTE Awards:

Naomi Shihab Nye
Conference on English Leadership Luncheon: 12:00-2:00 p.m.
(tickets required)
Sponsored by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL), this luncheon features Naomi Shihab Nye.


Conference on English LeadershipConference on English Leadership Convention: Workshop W.12 (registration required)
Sponsored by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL), this workshop begins on Sunday afternoon, November 23 and runs through Tuesday, November 25. The theme this year is "Leading in a Collaborative World."

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