NCTE is participating in Connected Educator Month (CEM). Join us to find out how online communities and networks can improve your practice and change the face of education during the month of October!
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Kickoff Panel: Innovating STEM & Literacy
9:00 p.m. EDT: STEM and literacy are two pillars of our educational challenge that virtually every educator is striving to address in one form or another, and connected education has a lot to offer both. What are the latest innovations in STEM and literacy education, and what new techniques can teachers apply in their classrooms today? Where are the overlaps and reinforcements between STEM and literacy, and what learnings do these pedagogical fields have to offer one another? Join a powerful panel from both backgrounds (including Don Buckley, Jeanne Century, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, and Kent Williamson, NCTE Director) in getting the proverbial ball rolling on this fundamental CEM theme.
What Is Literacy in a Connected World?
Join NCTE member Meeno Rami and NCTE President Sandy Hayes from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT for this Twitter chat. #engchat is a weekly chat for literacy educators. Hosted by Meenoo Rami, the chat is held on Mondays 7-8 p.m. ET.
Addressing Common Core Standards (Without Letting Them Take Over Your Curriculum) (Grades 6-12) Web Seminar
5:00 p.m. EDT with Scott Filkins
Evidence-Based Argumentation in Science (Grades 6-12) Web Seminar
4:00 p.m. EDT with Maria Grant, Diane Lapp, and Kelly Johnson
NWP Radio-#write2connect: The 2013 National Day on Writing
At 7 p.m. ET, join Katherine Schulten of the New York Times Learning Network, Millie Davis of the National Council of Teachers of English, and leaders from local writing project sites as they discuss the genesis of #write2connect, how the writing-to-connect idea will play out on the national stage via Twitter and what it will look like in local venues. Tune in to learn how you and your site can participate!
Guided Tour of the Literacy in Learning Exchange--Connected Educator Month Special Edition
At 6:30 p.m. ET, join this one-hour session, hosted by a Literacy in Learning Exchange Community Facilitator, for an informal walk-through of the Literacy in Learning Exchange.
Argumentation in Writing for Grades 4-8 Web Seminar
4:00 p.m. EDT with Katie McKnight
National Day on Writing
Organize a celebration of writing in your school, group, or community on October 20, the National Day on Writing (or since the 20th is a Sunday this year, pick the day that's most convenient for all involved in your event). Also join #nctechat on Sunday, October 20, 8 p.m. ET, for a Twitter chat on the National Day on Writing.
National Day on Writing Tweet Out
Tweet out the way you use writing to make connections and post them to Twitter using the hashtag #write2connect and, if space allows, #dayonwriting. Our goals are to share your thoughts publicly while we get #write2connect as a trending topic on Twitter this year, just as #WhatIWrite was a trending topic last year and #WhyIWrite was a trending topic the year before!
Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Scaffolding Levels of Text Complexity (With Discipline-based Texts) (Grades 6-12) Web Seminar
October 22 at 4:00 p.m. EDT with Jan Clinard
Argumentation in Writing for Grades 9-12 Web Seminar
4:00 p.m. EDT with Katie McKnight
Building Academic Language to Deepen Comprehension and Learning Web Seminar
4:00 p.m. EDT with Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey