The Conference will begin Thursday afternoon/evening with check-in and a reception. The program will begin Friday morning and wrap-up around 12 pm on Sunday.
For Presenters: Individual panel presentations and roundtables will take place on Friday and Saturday afternoon. We will provide you with further details on the date and time of your presentation in late April.
Thematic Working Groups
As part of the Conference, you are encouraged to sign up to participate in one of the seven thematic working groups listed below. The conference will combine the benefit of a traditional conference (panels, roundtables, keynote speeches) with the more intimate, goal oriented format of a working retreat.
- 21st Century Literacies and English Teacher Education
- Preparing Teachers to Teach Literature in a Globalized World
- Preparing Teachers to Teach Composition in a Globalized World
- Preparing Teachers to Close the Achievement Gap
- The Future of Graduate Studies and Professional Mentoring in English Education
- Effective Assessment and Accreditation of English Education Programs
- Priming Social Justice for Policy in English Education
We are excited to announce that this Conference will feature the following keynote speakers:
Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Professor of Education and John E. Cawthorne Millennium Chair in Teacher Education for Urban Schools, Lynch School of Education, Boston College. Her talk is entitled, "What Practitioners Know that Policy Makers Need to Know."
Leila Christenbury, Professor of English Education at Virginia Commonwealth University, will share her experiences returning to the high school classroom after being an English educator for many years, as described in her award winning book Retracing the Journey: Teaching and Learning in an American High School (Teachers College Press, 2007). Christenbury's book recently won CEE's James N. Britton Award.
Anne Ruggles Gere, Professor of English and Education at the University of Michigan and director of the Squire Office for Policy Research for NCTE, will speak about connections between research and English education policy making.