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2015 Annual Convention

Secondary Annual Convention Events

Katie GreeneCome experience the Secondary Section’s exciting events at this year’s Annual Convention. Whether a seasoned conventiongoer or first-time attendee, you’ll discover wonderful speakers and sessions. Each section activity is designed to engage and inspire you. More important, throughout the Convention you will have the opportunity to collaborate and share your experiences with the language arts and creativity. Our Section represents the diversity and range of the language arts and humanities, and this year’s theme allows all of us the opportunity to unite under a common banner and demonstrate our respect and passion for literacy education and creativity.

Katie Greene
Secondary Section Chair

Use the online searchable program to plan your convention experience!

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Thursday, 11/19

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

Taylor MaliSecondary Section Get-together: 4:30-6:00 p.m. featuring poet Taylor Mali

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

Friday, 11/20

First-Timers Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 a.m.
At 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.

Alison-Bechdel-photo-Elena-SeibertFriday General Session: 8:00-9:00 a.m. featuring Alison Bechdel

Valerie StraussConference on English Education Luncheon: 12:30-2:15 p.m. (tickets required)
Sponsored by the Conference on English Education (CEE) featuring education writer Valerie Strauss

High School Matters: 2:20-5:30 p.m.
This session encapsulates the best elements conventions often offer separately: collegial collaboration, relevance, and engagement. The Secondary Section invites you to join us for this innovative session experience. Expect to take home a variety of ideas, concepts, strategies, and approaches peer-to-peer.


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).

Lois LowrySecondary Luncheon: 12:30-2:30 p.m. (tickets required)
Featuring author Lois Lowry and the presentation of the 2015 High School Teachers of Excellence Awards.


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 Dunn

Conference 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. The theme this year is "A Leader's Legacy."

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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