The First Chapter
The College Experience
NCTE’s offerings for college teachers are as diverse as the experiences this group of our membership represents. You’ll find sessions presented by leaders from our Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) that address issues pertinent to teaching first-year writing and assessment in composition courses. You’ll also find hundreds of sessions that are tailored to the needs of those who work in teacher education at the college level; these address teacher preparation across the K–12 spectrum. If you happen to teach college English, you’ll be intrigued by a range of interesting sessions on literature. There are even sessions that focus on advocacy around working conditions at the college level. There’s truly something for everyone in this program!
WHAT KINDS OF SESSIONS CAN I ATTEND?
Over the course of the Convention there are almost 140 sessions designated at the college level. Here are just a few of the topics:
Working Conditions Are Teaching and Learning Conditions The Teaching of College Writing in the 21st Century
Service Learning Student Agency and Reciprocity
Demythologizing the Other Voices from the Arab World
Bringing College to High School Lessons from College Today
Goals for First-Year Writing via the ePortfolio.
I’M A TEACHER EDUCATOR—ARE THERE SESSIONS FOR ME?
You bet there are! The Conference on English Education (CEE) puts together a special
program with more than 150 sessions for those who are engaged in the preparation, support, and continuing education of teachers of English language arts/literacy. You can attend large roundtable sessions and meet dozens of people who have come to share their research, as well as smaller, more focused sessions on current issues in the field.
Here is a sample of the topics that are covered:
- Turning English Education Inside Out Growing a New Generation of English Teacher (Educators)
- Sustaining a Teaching Chorus Developing Teacher Voices Over Time
- Preservice Teachers’ Multimodal Learning
3 COLLEGE FAVORITES:
FEATURED COLLEGE SESSIONS
The College Section has designed special sessions that address current issues in the field that reverberate through our classrooms. You won’t want to miss these deep explorations of how our instruction is affected and informed by the Black Lives Matter movement, immigration, labor challenges in writing studies, Indigenous sovereignty, and environmentalism.
COLLEGE SECTION LUNCHEON
Come for good food and company, leave inspired by Laurie Gries, the plenary speaker!
Celebrate the achievements of CEE members during an awards ceremony and revel in the words of keynote speaker Angie Thomas.