Do you know an English teacher or administrator who excels in teaching duties, mentors students, helps promote teacher leaders, and works to forward English education?
Please consider nominating an Elementary, Middle, High, or College teacher or administrator for KCTE/LA Teacher of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards.
Winners will be recognized at our annual conference and will receive a free one-year membership to KCTE/LA. Visit http://kcte.org/award/ to enter your nomination TODAY! Nominations are due by Dec. 31, 2014.
In this Edition:
- 2015 Conference Information!
- PD Opportunities
- “Word Crimes”
- Flipping the Classroom
- Narrative Writing idea with Photography
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Good morning! Welcome back to school! As you plan your Professional Development for the school year, please consider joining us at the 2015 Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, Feb. 27 – 28.
Our conference theme is “Balancing Passion and Practice: Kentucky Teachers Leading the Way.”
Good teaching is as much about passion as it is about best practice. Now more than ever we are asked to evolve, to repurpose our practice to address the Common Core. We are asked to adapt to new evaluation systems and assessment measures. How do we adapt yet still follow the drive of our passion for learning? How do we build a culture of learning that balances passion and best practice? Join us as we learn how Kentucky teachers are leading the way in education!
2015 KCTE Featured Speakers will include:
- Dr. Terry Holliday, Kentucky Commissioner of Education
- Silas House, award winning Kentucky author
- Frank X Walker, Kentucky State Poet Laureate
- Dr. ReLeah Lent, renowned educator
For more information about the 2015 KCTE Conference, view our Feature Speaker flyer, to read our Call for Proposals, and to submit your proposal online. The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 30, 2014. More information about the conference is available on our conference page.
I look forward to reading your proposals! Have a wonderful school year!
Jennifer S. Fowler, NBCT
KCTE Conference Chairperson/President Elect