Great professional development for English Teachers in the Northwest, March 1-3, 2014.
From the Council:
The Oregon Council of Teachers of English is very excited to be hosting a NW Regional NCTE Conference in the year we are also observing our centennial!
We have put together a fabulous program with more than 180 speakers from Canada and 22 different states, with a terrific line-up of keynoters and featured speakers that includes three past presidents of NCTE and Linda Christensen, a favoruite in B.C.
Please look over the offerings in the various program strands on diverse learners; reading and writing instruction; research, inquiry, and collaboration; speaking, listening, and drama; literature; technology in the classroom; and much, much more.
Check out the NCTE Conference Brochure (updated January 20th).
Looks fantastic, and BCTELA will see you there!
We are pleased to announce that the lastest issue of English Practice has arrived. Download the “Teaching for Joy and Justice” issue of English Practice, vol 55/ Summer 2013.
English Practice, the journal of the BC Teachers of English Language Arts Association, is a peer-reviewed, open access, online publication published twice annually. We are passionate about sharing the powerful practices of BC English Language Arts educators, and creating a vibrant conversation about teaching and learning in the English Language Arts in BC and beyond.
Congratulations to all the fabulous writers who submitted work to our student journal, Voices Visible! We would also like to thank all the dedicated teachers who nurtured the talents of these remarkable young people.
Our fall conference program is out! Click here to see the exciting sessions we’ve lined up for this October as we explore Multiple Pathways and Diverse Texts.
This year our conference will be hosted by Delta Secondary.
Once you’ve chosen your sessions, register here.
Submitted by Kelley Inden, BCTELA Executive Member
Blogs at Messy Professional
As you may have read in our previous post, we are running a book club this summer and fall as a lead-in to our provincial conference. We are excited to have Cris Tovani as our keynote speaker, and decided to use her latest book to build community and generate interest in our event. (more…)
To celebrate our upcoming October conference keynote speaker, we will be reading Chris Tovani’s book So What do They Really Know? We invite BCTELA members across the province to join us in reading this text in preparation for the October PSA professional day. Participants will receive a copy of So What do They Really Know? to read over the next few months. Members of the BCTELA executive will host a web-based discussion on Elluminate for all participants in late September and a Twitter chat in October, prior to the conference. (more…)
My favorite poems tend to be poems which have a social justice theme. Social justice poems engage me because by highlighting specific injustices they act as catalysts which help me imagine a more just and equitable world. The only thing better than a poem with a social justice theme is a text set of poems on a specific social justice theme!
A Universal Declaration of Human Rights Video Project
by Linda Mei
BCTELA Executive Member
Initially, I had envisioned a relatively small project that should take no more than six or seven classes. The digital media project on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) ended up taking a month to complete, and reinforced the value of 21st Century learning for me. (more…)
Every year, the BC Teachers of English Language Arts creates a publication of student writing called Voices Visible.
The contest is free, and students should submit their work by April 30, 2013.
Download the contest guidelines and cover letter here.
Make your students’ voices visible!