Come 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.
Secondary Section Chair
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Workshops: Noon-4:00 p.m. (additional registration required)
Secondary 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
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.
Friday General Session: 8:00-9:00 a.m. featuring Alison Bechdel
Conference 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.
ALAN 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).
Secondary 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.
Saturday General Session: 8:00-9:00 p.m.
featuring Dave Eggers
Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast: 7:00-9:00 a.m. (tickets required)
Featuring NCTE Vice President Susan Houser.
Sunday General Session: 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Come listen to NCTE President Kathy Short as she gives her presidential address.
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 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. Join keynote speakers Carol Jago, Jeff Wilhelm, Penny Kittle, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and Sara K. Ahmed as they reflect on "A Leader's Legacy." View the Conference Program.
ALAN Workshop W.07 (additional registration required)
Join ALAN on Monday and Tuesday for "Viva La Reading Revolution!"