Middle Level program sessions reflect the wide range of interests and needs of middle level educators. Attending these program sessions allow you to make friends and meet colleagues who are teaching at the same level and share your interests, issues, and instructional concerns. You will also find the many speakers, authors, and presenters engaging, enlightening, inspirational, and insightful!
Use the online searchable program to find sessions of special interest to you today!
Kick off the convention with these preconference sessions then join us at the Middle Level Section Get-together at 4:30 p.m. The Get-together is a place to gather and exchange ideas, honor the Richard W. Halle Award winner, and hear featuring speaker Neil Shusterman.
Finish up the evening with Tony Danza at the Thursday General Session.
Start the morning out at the First-Timer's Breakfast from 7:00-8:00 a.m. sponsored by Random House Teacher Award for Literacy with presentation by Tony Danza. Get some tips on making the most of your convention experience, and find out who the winners are.
Don't miss the Friday General Session with First Wave.
Join us for the Middle Level Luncheon at 12:30 p.m with featured speaker Rita Williams-Garcia and presentation of the 2013 NCTE Hoey Award sponsored by Scholastic Classroom Magazines.
Attend Session D.47 where the recipients of the 2013 Hoey and Halle Awards will discuss their exceptional contributions to middle level education.
Start off the morning with the ALAN Breakfast featuring author Walter Dean Myers.
The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN) also sponsors Workshop W.14, "Celebrating Great Books for Young Adults: ALAN Turns 40" on Monday and Tuesday.
Join the 2013 Orbis Pictus Award celebrations before and after the luncheon with a discussion of the winning nonfiction titles in Session G.28, and meet the authors of the winning nonfiction titles in Session K.56.
The Middle Level Mosaic takes on a new look this year with two back to back high energy sessions. Start by attending Session J.47 "From the Middle: Working with Writer's Workshop" with Nancie Atwell and Linda Rief. Then afterward, join us for Session K.23 "The Bad Boys of YA Literature" with Walter Dean Myers, Jon Scieszka and Alan Sitomer.
Come listen to NCTE President, Sandy Hayes, as she gives her presidential address at the Sunday General Session. Join us in celebrating the winners of these NCTE Awards: