National Council of Teachers of English Logo
CEL Institute Banner

CEL Institute - Program Overview

Here's a sample of what a CEL regional institute has to offer. Below, please find the program for the October 2015 NJ Institute.

Please check back to learn where and when CEL's next regional institute will take place in 2016!

CEL is a constituent group of the National Council of Teachers of English. The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) fosters a professional community dedicated to building the leadership capacity of literacy educators, K–College.

As literacy leaders, CEL members are important influencers and contributors to the English language arts community. CEL members author curricular and instructional materials and professional learning resources. They provide professional learning programming and mentoring for teachers who aspire to be leaders and leaders who educate from the classroom or work in close collaboration with classroom teachers.

 Program Overview
(see detailed program below)


08:00-9:20 am

Breakfast with speaker Tom Marshall

09:30-11:35 pm
Interactive sessions led by local literacy leaders: see detailed program below

11:45-01:00 pm

Lunch with keynote speaker Chris Lehman

"Becoming Inspired to Be Inspiring: Choosing a Powerful Study for the Year Ahead"

 01:15-02:45 pm

Interactive sessions led by local literacy leaders: see detailed program below


Program Detail

8:00 - Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Breakfast

8:40 - 9:20 - Morning Speaker, Tom Marshall

Navesink I - SLC 216

9:30 - 10:20

How to Create, Share, & House a Digital Curriculum

Kate Baker

Southern Regional High School

The Power of Instructional Rounds

Jennifer Wnuk

Marc Cicchino

Roxbury School District

An Administrator's Guide to Reading & Writing Workshop

Natalie Franzi

Cindy VanGlahn

Angela Mero

Middletown Public Schools

Getting the Assessment Conversation Started

Dr. Brad Siegel,

Northern Highlands

Dr. Robert Price,

Northern Valley

10:20 - 10:40 - Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:35

Chromebooks and Literacy -- Happy Together

John Fritzky

Byram Intermediate School

Humanity in the Face of Insanity:Authentic Assessment in the ELA Classroom

Kevin Wittmaack

Livingston Public Schools

Be Your Own PD!

Valerie Mattessich

Pascack Valley High School

Reflections on Our First Year: The Challenges of Intentional Literacy Leadership

Virena Rossi

Mahwah Public Schools

Sue Ritter

Cranford Public Schools

Denise Velez

Kinnelon Public Schools

11:45 - 12:15 - Lunch

12:15 - 1:00 Keynote Speaker, Chris Lehman

Navesink I - SLC 216

1:15 -


TechTheText: Improving Student Literacy Through Digital Platforms

Matt Morone

Tina Marchiano

Pascack Valley High School

Building Capacity Through Innovative Staff Development Methods that Maximize Growth and Cultivates Leaders

Elaine Bakke

Education Consultant

STEManities: The Intersection of STEM and Story

Sarah Gross

High Technology High School

Developing a School-Wide Culture of Reading

Emily Meixner

The College of New Jersey

2:15 - 2:45

Round Table

Integrating Technology

Round Table

Assessing Students

Round Table

Supporting New Teachers

Round Table

Professional Development

2:40 - 3:00 - Closing Remarks & Door Prizes


Document and Site Resources

Share This On:

Page Tools:


Related Search Terms

Join CEL!


Copyright © 1998-2016 National Council of Teachers of English. All rights reserved in all media.

1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, Illinois 61801-1096 Phone: 217-328-3870 or 877-369-6283

Looking for information? Browse our FAQs, tour our sitemap and store sitemap, or contact NCTE

Read our Privacy Policy Statement and Links Policy. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use

Visit us on:
Facebook Twitter Linked In Pinterest Instagram