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2016 Conference on English Leadership Convention

2017 Call for Program Proposals

St. Louis, Missouri
November 19-21
Literacy Leadership for
Access and Opportunity

Join fellow educators from the Conference on English Leadership (CEL) at the convention in St. Louis where we will explore the issues of access and opportunity and engage in dialogue.

Click here for the Call for Program Proposals


The Program Proposal Form must be submitted prior to the April 15, 2017 deadline. Any questions regarding proposals should be directed to Karen Raino at

Innovative Leadership:
Navigating Changes in Literacy Education

November 20-22, 2016
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Georgia

Join us for the CEL Convention in Atlanta where we will examine and discuss innovations in literacy leadership. We will work collaboratively, share experiences and reflect upon our practice in order to build our capacities for leadership.

Keynote Speakers

Mignon Fogarty spoke at the Sunday CEL Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle spoke at the Sunday Opening Session, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Ernest Morrell spoke at the Monday Breakfast, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Troy Hicks and Kristen Turner spoke at the Monday Luncheon, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Jemelleh Coes spoke at the Tuesday Breakfast, 8:00-9:00 a.m.

Sara Kajder spoke at the Tuesday Luncheon, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Convention Program


Special Topic Strands

Session themes for the 2016 CEL Conference include:
   •  Maximizing change and making it work
   •  Influencing productive literacy leadership
   •  Developing collaborations
   •  Supporting literacy coaching
   •  Enhancing curricular/instructional design
   •  Diversifying assessment
   •  Learning to run effective meetings
   •  Being intentional with outcomes
   •  Building communities with teams
   •  Building leadership capacity
   •  Contributing to the success of others

If you have questions about the 2016 CEL Annual Convention, please contact the Program Chair, Tracy Recine.

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