Black Horse Pike NCTE 2014 Presentation Materials

Our trip to NCTE in National Harbor, MD was a great success (and quite a lot of fun!).  Looking to attend next year?  Check out the call for proposals due January 14, 2015.

We’ll be turn-keying some of the great ideas we gathered for our department, but we also wanted to share our presentations and materials for our reference and for those who attended our sessions.

**Friday morning, Bonnie Brady, Jessica DiVietro, and Beth Marks presented on Close & Cloze reading.  (#ncteclozeclose)

Empowering Readers Through Personal Interactions with Text Prezi

Handouts: NCTE Book Thief Resources BradyNCTE Resources MarksNCTE Resources DiVietro


**Friday afternoon, Abbe Elliott, Marcie Geyer, Kelly Wierski, and Tara Wood presented on Writing Workshop. (#ncteww)

Writing Workshop in Motion Prezi

Handouts are available on the Writing Workshop page of this blog.


**Saturday morning, Jessica Evans and Sherrie Erickson presented on student-centered assessments: (#nctepba)

Performing Beyond the Assessment Prezi

Handouts and materials are available at their site.


And, for funzies, our Penny Kittle selfie:

penny kittle

Happy New Year!

Welcome Back & Welcome 2014!

A few things of note as we return:

1. Professional Development Opportunities (click title for more info):

2. NCTE 2014 Convention Proposals, Story as the Landscape of Knowing:

  • Proposals to lead or co-lead a session at the National Council for Teachers of English are due by January 15th.  After attending the convention this year, I can assure you that our district has a lot of great things to offer, and I would encourage you to submit a proposal and start sharing all we’re doing well with our nationwide colleagues!  Here’s the link to the 2014 theme and how to submit your proposal.
  • This year’s convention is in November in Washington DC!
  • If you want help generating an idea or writing your proposal, simply send me an email.
  • I will be proposing a panel presentation for the district on Writing Workshop. 🙂  If it is accepted, we will need a panel of two-four teachers! 🙂

3. Materials and other Teacher-Made Awesome

  • Just a reminder that I’m always looking for teachers to share copies of performance assessments, writing workshop units, activities, lesson plans, and the like to share here and on the shared directory.  Shared awesome = doubly awesome!

4. Check back once a week, as I’ll be updating the course-specific blogs as often  as I can!

Let me know if you submit a proposal and don’t forget those green forms if you’re interested in the professional development opportunities listed above. 🙂

Happy New Year!