1/27/21: #KCTE2022 Conference Schedule
We are so excited to invite you to attend the 2022 KCTE Conference on March 18 & 19, 2022 at Berea College. Check out the conference page for details on registering and check the live schedule of presentations here for more details. Here is a list of the session titles & presenters:
Adapting the Teacher Toolkit for Linguistic Diversity in Language Arts and Literature Courses: Trini Stickle, Alison Youngblood, Jessica Link, & Kylie Bray
We’re Gonna Be All Right: Digital Pedagogy in an Uncertain Age: Jared Criswell & William K. Sewell
Anti-Racist Teaching in the Literacy Classroom: Winn Wheeler, Synthia Shelby, Edith Yarbrough, & Kristen Harris
Flipping the Script: Reimagining the Composition Classroom: Dr. Kristie Hofelich Ennis, KCTE Conference Chair
Cultivating Students’ Calmness of Mind and Creativity Through Mindfulness Poems: Dr. Penelope Wong
Digital Storytelling in the Time of COVID: Winn Wheeler & Kevin Thomas
Black Texts, White Teachers: Kennita Ballard
Use Your Voice: Publishing Opportunities in the KY English Bulletin: Winn Wheeler, Mary Ann Cahill, & Caitlin Murphy, KY English Bulletin Editors
Using Storytelling in Secondary English Language Arts – Cultivating Humanity, Community, Empathy, and Learning: Dr. Leslie Burns & Evan Barker
Teaching about the Holocaust in the English Classroom: Kim Blevins-Relleva
Promoting Social Engagement through Collaborative Writing: Dr. Hollye Wright
Nurturing the Creative Spark in Teacher-Writers: Lois Sepahban
Google Ed Training: Sarah Webster
Our keynote will be presented on Friday evening by writer and educator, Dr. Troy Hicks.
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
November 23, 2020
The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English Board of Directors has agreed to offer two scholarships for Kentucky literacy teachers to attend the Morehead Writing Project’s 2020 Online Winter Institute.
The scholarships recognize the long-standing partnership between the National Writing Project and the National Council of Teachers of English and their shared mission of supporting literacy education and developing literacy education leadership. The goal of the scholarships is to improve literacy education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and to support the development of our next generation of literacy education leadership.
Scholarship applications are now open and will be reviewed as they are submitted due to the impending start of the Morehead Writing Project’s 2020 Online Winter Institute (Dec. 14-Jan. 8). If several worthy applications are received the application may close early so apply now.
The application and scholarships are available to any K-12 literacy or language arts teacher in the Commonwealth of Kentucky although preference will be given to KCTE members.
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!
The 2020 Student Writing Contest has been extended due to the crazy end of the school year. Please consider choosing some of your best student work to showcase by June 30th. Must be a current member to submit. Visit our contest page for more information: www.kctelala.org/contests
3/26/20: Online Teaching Resources
During this uncertain time, KCTE wants to share resources with its members and those who may find they need help navigating the online teaching world. We are regularly updating this Google Drive Folder. Check it out and contact us if you’d like to add something!
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!
1/28/20: 2020 KCTE Awards
The 2020 KCTE Awards have all been accepted and we are pleased to say that we are recognizing several of them at the 2020 KCTE Conference in Berea, KY on February 29, 2020. Check out the amazing list of KY educators on our awards page.