Thursday, November 21, 2:30–3:45 p.m.
Arrive and register by noon Thursday to attend one of these pre-convention sessions…included with your registration fees!
The Conference Poem: Finding Your Way
Sponsored By: Sponsored by the CEE Poetry Commission
This interactive poster session from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. sponsored by the Poetry Commission is designed for participants to creatively reflect and respond to some aspect of the conference. By creating a "group poem" participants will collaborate on a poem during the conference and it will be shared during a designated time at the conference.
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C/D
T.01 What Research Suggests about Videogames and the Future of Teaching English
(Middle, Secondary, College/University, Teacher Education)
This panel will draw upon research of literacy and videogaming to highlight the effective application of game designs and virtual tools in middle and secondary English classrooms. We present practical strategies and feature products that have inspired students and teachers to (re)design, reconceputalize, and reassess literate activities.
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Hynes 306
T.02 Author Strand: The Autistic Brain: Teaching Across the Spectrum
TEMPLE GRANDIN is an expert on autism, a best-selling author, and a scientist who's inspired millions of readers and fans worldwide. Her life and work have given voice to the experience of autism, changing perceptions and challenging assumptions. In this talk she'll bring her singular perspective to a thrilling journey through the autism revolution.
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Hynes 304
T.03 Creating and Inhabiting Story Worlds
Award-winning children's authors will read selected samples of their new works (historical fiction, fantasy, and contemporary realistic fiction), identifing the challenges of inventing story worlds that invite readers in. The audience will be led to revisit the texts to discover the ways all authors (including child authors) construct a world apart.
Location: Hynes Convention Center, Hynes 309