FACT: This photo is featured prominently in one of my NCTE sessions … that’s how awesome this conference will be.
The NCTE annual conference is coming up this week. It’s going to be a busy (and awesome) conference.
I’ll post my general itinerary below (noting that there are some time conflicts that are problematic). However, I’d first like to invite all NCTE members to a general Research Forum meeting. Cindy O’Donnell-Allen and I will be co-chairing the Research Forum. The meeting will be held bright and early:
Saturday, November 17
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Diego Restaurant, Convention Center Walkway
Cindy and I are interested in using our meeting time at NCTE as an opportunity to collectively share a vision for where our research is headed, who conducts this research, and how it is articulated to NCTE members and the general public. A couple of goals we have include integrating even more teacher voice within NCTE’s research and to encouraging the work of early-career researchers. We are particularly interested to hear from you about what specific research initiatives you would like to see NCTE pursue in the coming year. Please join us.
Also worth noting is the CEE colloquium taking place on the Monday following the conference. It will be awesome:
RAISING THE BIG TOP: ARTS, LITERACY, AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Monday, November 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This day-long workshop will interest K-adult teachers, teacher educators, graduate students and researchers. Presenters/performers include representatives from Cirque du Soleil, the Smith Center for the Performing Arts and a local school. They will be joined by English education faculty from Colorado State University: Pam Coke, Antero Garcia, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen, and workshop facilitator, Louann Reid.
If you’re interested in attending I believe registration info for this post-conference workshop can be found here.
The rest of my itinerary follows and includes an (awesome) ignite talk, an (awesome) workshop focused on critical media literacy, an (awesome) roundtable discussing digital third space stuffy, and an (awesome) morning session about storytelling as critical consciousness. It will be an awesome conference and I hope to see you in Vegas. Send me a tweet to say hello!
Hope to see many of you there!
Quick note: I’ll also be making a quick stop at LRA at the end of the month. Send me a tweet if you’ll be there.