2019 Call for Proposals Now Open

Baltimore, MD
November 21-24, 2019

Next fall, when we come together in Baltimore, let’s inquire together. Let’s dare to wonder, to be bold and creative in our curiosity. Let’s reawaken our own spirit of inquiry as teachers, leaders, writers, readers, and thinkers.

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General Info

General Information

Join thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others in Baltimore, Maryland, for the 2019 NCTE Annual Convention, November 21–24. Preconvention workshops and special events take place November 21 and November 25–26.

All sessions and events will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore.

Leah Zuidema
Leah Zuidema, 2019 NCTE Annual Convention Program Chair

“Inquiry requires us to pause—to stop and notice, and then to respond. What makes us inquire is more than just an unusual or remarkable person or event. People bypass potential moments of inquiry on a daily basis, moving forward in a rush or routine without giving a second thought to what may catch another person’s curiosity. To inquire, we must be willing to notice. We must also have the leisure and safety to wonder, to tarry and to question, to puzzle and delight.

What if a spirit of inquiry has been dulled, either in us or in our students? To inquire, we must adamantly believe that each person is instilled with a natural curiosity, as well as a capacity and desire to imagine, play, and seek surprise. Do you believe it?

When we gather in Baltimore in November 2019, let’s inquire together. Let’s dare to wonder, to be bold and creative in our curiosity. Specifically, let’s focus on the role that spirited inquiry plays in English, language arts, literacy, and composition. At our 2019 Convention, let’s reawaken our own spirit of inquiry as teachers, leaders, writers, readers, and thinkers.”

Program Chair Leah Zuidema

 

 

 

 

Certificate of participation and credit options will be available for continuing education and recertification documentation. More information will be posted as it becomes available.