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From the Current Issue:
Making Professional Development Personal
NCTE President-Elect and Annual Convention Program Chair Sandy Hayes joins NCTE member and founder and moderator of Twitter's #engchat Meenoo Rami to talk about the NCTE Annual Convention and the importance of professional networks for teachers: Education Talk Radio, Wednesday, November 7, 10 a.m. ET
. . . Even If You Can't Attend, Enjoy Some of the Convention Speakers
"Sir Ken Robinson Urges Us to Find Our Passions, Question Our Limitations": Robinson speaks at the Friday General Session. The Council Chronicle, November 2012
"Interesting Disclaimer by Common Core Assessors": Will Richardson writes; he will speak at sessions T.01 on Thursday afternoon and B.01 on Friday morning. Read.Write.Connect.Learn, November 4, 2012
"Lemony Snicket Romances the Enigma of Writing for Sophisticated Children of All Ages": Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket, speaks at the Middle Level Luncheon. The Salt Lake Tribune, October 29, 2012
"Sherman Alexie's Many Tribes": Alexie speaks at the Secondary Section Luncheon. The Council Chronicle, September 2012
Carlotta Walls LaNier will replace Jonathan Kozol as the CEE Luncheon Speaker.
Whether or not you’re going to Las Vegas, you can help students in that school district get books through the NCTE/FirstBook Virtual Book Drive.
. . . Sandy Dealt Students and Schools a Blow
"The First Day in the Classroom, after a Hurricane": Motherlode blog, The New York Times, November 4, 2012
"'It's Personal:' One Principal's Fight to Save a Flooded Coney Island School": Time, November 5, 2012
Help students affected by Hurricane Sandy get new books. Every $2.50 you contribute will provide a new book to a child affected by the storm. Your impact will also be doubled as each gift of $2.50 will be matched by an additional book from First Book's publishing partners.
"ALAN Works to Spread the YA Message," The Council Chronicle, November 2012
Get Books into the Hands of Students in Clark County:
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Attention Clark County educators -- Register to receive grants for new books in early December!
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