This newest issue of English Practice (Fall 2015) invites you into an exploration of current practices, questions and concerns regarding Aboriginal education. We are so happy to announce that Starting a Circle: Exploring Aboriginal Education is now complete and ready for you to read and ponder! Please take a look!
Congratulations to our own Ashley Cail, who has received the 2015 NCTE Affiliate Leadership Development Award. The award recognizes her as an early career teacher who has demonstrated a capacity for professional leadership as well as a willingness to join and participate in the BC Teacher’s of English Language Arts (NCTE affiliate) during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Ashley is a member of the team that produces our English Practice journal, which also recently won an NCTE award.
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English Practice Wins NCTE Affiliate Journal Award
The journal, English Practice, edited by Pamela Richardson of Royal Roads University and Sara Davidson of the University of British Columbia, and published by the British Columbia Teachers of English Language Arts, earned honorable mention for journals published by affiliates of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
The Affiliate Journal Awards will be among awards presented by the NCTE Standing Committee on Affiliates during the Affiliate Breakfast on November 22, 2015. This event is part of the NCTE Annual Convention being held November 18-22, 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota avis viagra ligne.
Twelve entries were received this year. Entries for the award were journals published during the year from May 2014 through the program deadline of May 1, 2015.
This program, established in 1995, recognizes affiliate journals that provide their members with scholarly articles on issues and topics related to the teaching of the English language arts. The entries are judged on content, organization, layout, and physical appearance as well as variety of articles published, quality of writing, evidence of research and scholarly exploration, appeal to many different groups within the affiliate, coverage of important issues in English language arts education, inclusion of other types of writing (poetry, affiliate news, book reviews, etc.), a readable and attractive design, appropriate cover art, clean typography for body copy and headlines, presence of basics of magazine publishing (folios, general information on publisher, date, cover, table of contents, etc.), use of graphic elements to aid readability, and quality of paper on which the journal is printed.
The National Council of Teachers of English, with more than 35,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.
The BC Teachers of English Language Arts Provincial Specialist Association conference planning committee has been working hard getting ready. We are excited to be getting together in a month.
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