How Do You Ramp Up the Impact of Your Convention Experience?
Do it the NCLE way!
- Collaborate: Attend as a team—so you can divide and conquer more sessions, debrief together, and hold one another accountable for sharing and implementing what you learn.
- Plan: As a team, decide what is your most important question about literacy teaching and learning, and let that drive your selection of convention sessions and events.
- Act and Reflect: Schedule daily reflection time with your team during the Convention, and follow up immediately afterwards to plan for implementation of new learning and sharing with others.
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NCLE Programming at the NCTE Annual Convention
At these NCLE-designated sessions you’ll find educators from STEAM, social studies, ELA, and other disciplines discussing how they are tapping educator expertise in local schools, sharing expertise across roles and disciplines, and focusing on specific teaching and learning issues. Use the NCTE online program to build a schedule of the NCLE strand sessions that interest you.
Using the Power of Language to Reframe the Story of Education
11/21/2015 - 1:15-2:30 p.m.
The National Center for Literacy Education has compiled extensive research over the past few years that tells a powerful story about what schools are doing and need to do to foster strong literacy learning. But how do we tell this complicated story in a way people outside the classroom will understand? And how might we structure that story so it actually leads to change? In this session we’ll learn about strategic framing and how it can be used to build understanding of and support for systemic capacity building around literacy.
Teachers Leading Change: Research in Support of Capacity Building through NCLE
11/21/2015 - 2:45-4:00 p.m.
The best people to find the answers we need to improve literacy education are teachers. We need to understand and promote collaboration principles, organizational conditions, and public policies that enable teacher-led inquiry and action. This session will examine how the National Center for Literacy Education’s 2015 national survey in connection with other current and planned research conducted by NCLE and its 30 stakeholder organizations sheds light on these questions.
NOW WHAT? Putting Convention Experiences into Action
11/22/2015 - 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Make sure that what you’ve learned on the 2015 Convention journey doesn’t go home and sit on a shelf or on a to-do list. Join members of Centers for Literacy Education and staff from NCLE in debriefing your convention take-aways during this working session. Make plans with your collaborative team or in conversation with others for how you will share your learning and put it into practice. Find out how NCLE can support this ongoing work.