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This is an archive of the 2015 "Risk and Reward" CCCC conference tweets from keynote address by Dr. Adam Banks, from panel presentations, Scholars from the Dream Awards, and Caucus events. #4C15

Adam Banks

Watch CCCC Chair Adam Banks’s Address, “Ain’t No Walls behind the Sky, Baby! Funk, Flight, and Freedom”

Write Privilege. NCTE/CCCC member Ersula Ore led this CCCC session joined by Scott Gage, Earl Brooks, and David Green. Ore noted, “Professors should do what they can to facilitate ‘a space of trust but there is ‘no space where we are free from difference or dishonesty or distrust’ entirely.” March 20, 2015, Inside Higher Ed

Counteracting Racism and Racial Bias to Support Teaching and Learning 

Cultural and Language Rights in Arizona 

Common Core and White Privilege: The Claim with a Long Internet Life
EdWatch Blog Education Week, March 23, 2015

Save the Earth Poetry Prize

Discourse of "Don't": Inside Higher Ed, March 23, 2015. CCCC members Chloe de los Reyes, Gina Hanson, Joseph Farago-Spencer, Marc Bousquet, David Laurence, Suzanne M. Labadie, and Lacey Wootton are mentioned.

NCTE Position Statment on the Status and Working Conditions of Contingent Faculty 

NCTE Guideline Statement from the Conference on the Growing Use of Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty 

NCTE/CCCC participates in the Coalition on the Academic Workforce

Keeping Adjuncts Engaged Is Key to Helping Community-College Students Stay on Track
The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 12, 2015

Is Faculty Career Flexibility the Next Disruptive Innovation?
eCampus News, February 26, 2015

Joyce Locke Carter

Many CCCC sessions focused on issues mentioned in the eCampus News article.  Check out the handouts on the NCTE Connected Community.

Congratulations to 2015 CCCC Convention Program Chair Joyce Locke Carter, who took some risks so we all could gain some rewards!

2016 CCCC Convention

   Call for Proposals for the 2016 CCCC Convention
  "Writing Strategies for Action"
   April 6-9, 2016, in Houston, TX

From the NCTE Blog: Assessing Literacy Learning

Assessment outside the Box (or Bubble), March 23, 2015

Defining the Role of Standardized Tests, March 24, 2015

Taking a Formative Assessment Stance, March 22, 2015

Evaluation of Institutions, March 21, 2015

Literacy Assessment in College, March 20, 2015

From the NCTE Blog: Real People Advocating 
AND Making a Difference

A Community Literacy Project, March 22, 2015

To Advocate or Not to Advocate: NCTE Policy Analyst Kristen Nielsen writes. March 23, 2015

Growing in Advocacy: NCTE Policy and Alliances associate Lu Ann McNabb writes. March 24, 2015

Reading Literacy

Girls, Boys, and Reading. According to international assessments, boys’ reading achievement lags that of girls in the US and  in every country in the world.
Brookings, March 24, 2015

Study Helps Predict Which Kindergartners Will Have Reading Difficulties
The University of Kansas, March 24, 2015

NCTE, IRA, Canadian Children’s Book Centre on Leisure Reading

Check out the hashtag #nctelem for what members of the NCTE Elementary Section had to say on March 22 about literacy teaching and young children.


WLU Scholarships: Deadline April 1

Teachers who embrace whole language practices in their elementary, middle, or high school classrooms are eligible for scholarships from the Whole Language Umbrella to attend the 2015 Literacies for All Summer Institute. Learn more and apply today!

Professional Dyads and Culturally Responsive Teaching 2015-2017 Call for Dyad Applications

Apply before April 30 to become part of the Professional Dyads and Culturally Responsive Teaching two-year professional development project supported by the Early Childhood Education Assembly of NCTE. Applications are open to teacher/teacher-educator teams (dyads) who are interested in working together and within a network of dyads to develop culturally relevant literacy practices in diverse pre-K, kindergarten, first- and second-grade classrooms. 

March English Journal Is Online

March 2015 English Journal

Just in time for National Poetry Month in April, the theme of the latest English Journal is "Poetry: Rhyme and Reason." Among the articles featured in this issue are

Folger Shakespeare Library Survey

NCTE members are invited to take this survey on how the Folger Shakespeare Library can better support English teachers across the country and help bring Shakespeare to students in exciting ways. Your perspective will help inspire programs and resources to better serve teachers. All survey respondents will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa gift card.
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