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NDCTE 2016 CONFERENCE

Meenoo Rami KEYNOTE

Join fellow ELA teachers from around the state as we work to improve our classroom instruction. The DRIVE TO THRIVE conference from July 26-28 is an excellent opportunity to energize yourself for the upcoming school year.

To register, click here.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 

Time

Event

Chair / Presenter

Narrative

Tues 7/26

 

 

 

4:00-5:00

Registration

 

 

5:00-5:15

From the Trenches

Heather Woods

Discussing the role of the teacher “in the trenches,” this opening will ask us to look at our role as educators in a new and exciting way.

5:15- 7:00

Icebreakers
Book Talks
Book Swaps

Bridget Ryberg

Icebreaker activities are an important part of the first day of class.This session will help members get to know each other and provide new ideas for each teacher to bring back to his or her classroom.Members will also be book talking and swapping as a way to break the ice and become more comfortable with each other and build a network of professionals in our state.

7:00-7:15

Break -- Appetizers

 

 

7:15-8:45

An evening with
Peter Mayer

Peter Mayer

Peter Mayer, Minnesota native folk singer/songwriter will entertain and inspire members.Peter began writing songs in high school.He writes songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about beauty and the mystery of the world.

 

 

 

 

Wed 7/27

 

 

 

8:30-10:30

Teacher Practice in a Connected World

Meenoo Rami

Meenoo Rami, nationally known author, teacher and speaker will present her keynote.She will focus on changing teacher practice to support connected student learning.

10:30-10:45

Break

 

 

10:45-11:15

Ignite (Part 1)

Jeremy Murphy, Chair

Ignite is a “fast-paced geek event.”Members (who volunteer in advance) get 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds.Part 1 will include the first 6 presenters.

11:15-11:45

Lunch/Business Meeting

 

THANKSGIVING MEAL - Buffet Style

11:45-12:15

Ignite (Part 2)

Jeremy Murphy, Chair

Another 6 members will present their Ignite talks.

12:15-12:30

Break

 

 

12:30-2:00

“Making Curriculum Pop” Keynote

Ryan Goble

Ryan Goble, co-author of “Making Curriculum Pop” will present his keynote.

2:00-2:15

Break

 

 

2:15-4:00

Time to Thrive

Meenoo Rami

Meenoo presents her workshop encouraging teachers to change their professional practice to find agency, voice, and empowerment.

 

 

 

 

Thurs 7/28

 

 

 

8:15-9:15

“Making Curriculum Pop” Workshop

Ryan Goble

Ryan Goble, co-author of “Making Curriculum Pop” will present his Workshop.

9:15-9:30

Break

 

 

9:30-11:00

NPWP/RRVWP "New Strategies for Teaching Reading and Writing"

Kelly Sassi

NPWP and RRWP will have multiple teachers present lessons they developed for the Writing Project Summer Institute. Each presenter will take a group of participants through the demo associated with
the lesson.This carousel-style presentation will allow attendees the option to hear from a handful of speakers and get resources to immediately implement similar strategies in their own classes.

11:00-12:00

Awards Luncheon

 

Chicken Cordon Bleu with no dressing, tossed salad

12:00

Silent Auction Ends

 

 

12:00-1:00

Digital Dumpster Diving

Kelly Rexine

EduTech Information Technology Specialist will present on Free or cheap technology.

1:00-1:15

Break

 

 

1:15-3:00

Ten Easy Ways to Increase Rigor

Ned Clooten

Mr. Clooten will deliver his presentation about rigor and engagement in the classroom.

3:00-3:15

Closing

 

 

 
Conference Recap
 

"The NDCTE has held such an esteemed place in my teaching life for many years.  The organization allows for and encourages so much growth and dedication to our noble profession.  Yes, the tremendous paperwork can be grueling, but continued inspiration comes from fellow English teachers and appreciative students. Thank you for a stupendous conference. We all gathered many new ideas to use in the classroom."

--Kristi Frahm, 2013 NDCTE Teacher of the Year

     
 
NDCTE's Mission
 

The North Dakota Council of Teachers of English shall be a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of the English language. The group shall strive to support the state standards and benchmarks and improve the quality of English instruction at all levels.

1. To stimulate the growth and development of English teachers through membership in NDCTE.

2. To facilitate dialogue among English educators across the state.

3. To serve as a resource to individual teachers or groups of teachers.

4. To stimulate and promote research.

5. To monitor and improve English/Language Arts instruction.

6. To foster involvement in legislation about reading, writing, and other language arts instruction.

7. To sponsor conferences and meetings that highlight best practices.

8. To emphasize the contributions of individual teachers.

     
 
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