Hear D. Alexis Hart and Mike Edwards, cochairs of the task force that wrote the position statement, talk about "Working with Veterans in College Classes." Education Talk Radio, April 17, 2014
Renewing Our Commitment to Connecting to Student Veterans
"An Ethical Obligation": Promising Practices for Student Veterans in College Writing Classrooms
"The Circle Made Whole Is a Story": A Conversation with Bruce Weigl
(Becoming) At Ease: A First-Year Writing Class on a Military Post
Transformations: Working with Veterans in the Composition Classroom
Retired Veteran Spends Days Teaching Children to Read
Issues in Higher Education
The Relevance of School?
Check out this discussion on Theories of Teaching English in the NCTE Connected Community Teaching and Learning Forum.
Treadmill to Oblivion
The Online Paradox at Community Colleges
See A Position Statement of Principles and Example Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction (OWI), a CCCC position statement.
NCTE Annual Convention Speakers for the College Audience:
New Video from CCCC Annual Convention Program Chair Linda Adler-Kassner
Common Ground/Global Reach: IFTE/CEE Conference, July 6-9
Ngaire Hoben, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Bill Broz of Batavia, Iowa, passed away on May 9. Bill taught literature and writing at Fairfield (Iowa) High School for 25 years, then taught English education at Western Illinois University, the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), and, until his death, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. While at UNI, Bill was the faculty sponsor for the NCTE student affiliate. Throughout his career he was a member of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English, the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE.
Among his published articles is "Not Reading: The 800-Pound Mockingbird in the Classroom" in English Journal; "My primary teaching goal in literature classes, whether secondary or postsecondary, is to convince students to accept the invitation to read the books," he wrote.
Why Attend the WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute?
"The WLU Summer Institute is a place where leaders in the field and classroom practitioners have the chance to work and talk side-by-side at sessions, in the halls, and over meals. This opportunity to come together, keeping children at the center of our own learning, makes the WLU Summer Institute a very special learning event for one and all!" -- Jane Baskwill, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Teachers: It's Your Turn to Enter Your Writing!
Middle school and high school teachers are invited to submit their creative nonfiction works in the NCTE/Norman Mailer Writing Awards for Teachers. One winner will receive a cash award of $5,000 and travel and lodging to attend a special award ceremony in fall 2015. July 16 is the submission deadline.
Credit Options for NCTE Online Courses
While NCTE is not a credit-granting agency, we do offer options to assist course participants with earning credit toward their continuing education requirements. All participants who successfully complete the course requirements receive a letter of completion from NCTE at the end of the course certifying participation for 15 contact hours. (Participants should check with their administrator to see if this letter will qualify for local continuing education credit.) For those who wish to earn university continuing education credit, NCTE has partnered with the University of San Diego to offer one unit of graduate continuing education credit. This optional opportunity is available for $75 (payable directly to USD). Visit the website for more information.
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