1/27/21: #KCTE2022 Conference Schedule
Dr. Troy Hicks is a professor of English and education at Central Michigan University and focuses his work on the teaching of writing, the intersections of literacy and technology, and, more broadly, teacher education and professional development. A former middle school teacher, he collaborates with K–12 colleagues and explores how they implement new literacies in their classrooms. Hicks directs CMU’s Chippewa River Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and, previously, the Master of Arts in Learning, Design & Technology, leading the program to become the first ed-tech program to reach 100% alignment with the ISTE Standards for Educators. An ISTE Certified Educator and certified facilitator through StoryCenter, Dr. Hicks frequently conducts professional development workshops related to writing and technology. During the 2020-21 school year, he is serving as the leader of a Teaching with Primary Sources grant through the Library of Congress, and as a co-editor of the Michigan Reading Journal.
11/23/21: KCTE Offers Morehead WP Winter Institute Scholarships
7/20/20: KCTE Fall Literacy Conference Is a Go!
July 20, 2020
To replace the Summer Reading Conference and offer support to educators in this time of turmoil and uncertainty, KCTE is bringing you its first virtual conference this October! The conference will run from October 5 – 10 on Edmodo and will offer both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities to engage in facilitated discussions, keynotes, and KED Talks (like a TED Talk) with KY Educators in two strands: Best Practices in Online Instruction & Culturally Responsive Teaching. Participants can earn up to 12 hours of professional learning credit and will become part of an online community that will continue to offer support throughout the school year. Register today!
7/10/20: Being an Anti-Racist Educator Is a Verb
The Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English has produced a series of educational videos for teachers in order to motivate us all to anti-racist teaching. Join us as we push toward righting wrongs and engaging students in necessary conversations. Check out the blog post here: https://ncte.org/blog/2019/11/being-an-anti-racist-educator-is-a-verb/
6/4/20: 2020 Student Writing Contest Extended!
3/26/20: Online Teaching Resources
3/11/20: 2020 KCTE Summer Reading Mini-Conference
Submit a proposal and register today to attend the 2020 KCTE Summer Reading Conference in Bowling Green, KY on Saturday, July 18th. We will offer reading-focused sessions that will help you plan for the best school year ever in 2020-2021. Six hours of professional development will be offered and KCTE members receive a drastically reduced rate to attend. Visit our conference page for more information about submitting a proposal to present, registration, and vendors.
2/28/20: #KCTE2020 Conference is HERE!
February 28, 2020
With the help of the KCTE Board of Directors, the 84th Annual Conference is about to commence! Tonight, starting at 5 pm, 120+ educators will come together to fellowship, learn, and reflect. A special thanks to our vendors this year: KY Reading Association, CCLD, KY Education Television, Lemongrass Spa, KY Historical Society, KY Storytelling Association, HMH, Great Minds, and Loose Canon. Stay tuned for photos!