Plan now for 2015 KCTE Conference

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.”

JensLogoColor copyGood 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

2014 High School Section Contest Results

Narrative:

1st place – Jessica Caperton,
Oneida Baptist Institute
“Where I Live and What I Live For”

2nd place – Claire Kelly
Paducah Tilghman High School
“Memoir: The Odyssey”

3rd place – Landan Ross
Paducah Tilghman High School
“Memoir: The Odyssey”

Argument/Opinion:

1st place – Meg Hancock
Paducah Tilghman High School
“Be a Humanist”

2nd place – James Dillon
Fleming County High School
“Gay Marriage from the Objective View of a Heterosexual Male”

3rd place – Julia Mikulec
Assumption High School
“Cordelia, Christ, and Mortality in Shakespeare’s King Lear”

4th place – Jessica Caperton
Oneida Baptist Institute
“A Gender Role Analysis of Twilight”

Info/Explanatory:

1st place – Hannah Eldridge
Rowan County High School
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2nd place – Jacob Lundberg
Rowan County High School
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3rd place – Calin Muse
Fleming County High School
“The Dark Side of Human Nature”

4th place – Alyssa Marmon
Nelson County High School
“How to Survive Watching a Horror Movie”

Poetry:

​1st place – Whitney Taylore Latham
Fleming County High School
“Tainted”

2nd place – Mackenzie Purvis
Fleming County High School
“The Impossible Dream”

3rd place – Elizabeth Via
Paducah Tilghman High School
“Unbalanced”

4th place – Julia Mikulec
Assumption High School​
“confessions in the early morning”