Join thousands of educators, experts, authors, administrators, publishers, and others for the 2020 NCTE Annual Convention, November 19-22.
“I have loved the word confluencia for at least 30 years. Its English translation—confluence—also rolls off the tongue. A confluencia is literally the merging of waters—the junction of two rivers. But a confluence is, of course, figurative too: the joining and/or reunion of ideas, genres, philosophies, songs, genders, ethnicities, terrains, wafts, heritage, people.
NCTE has for more than thirty years been my professional convergence zone. In my rookie member year, I began receiving the invaluable English Journal and Council Chronicle and then witnessed best practices by attending concurrent sessions at the 1987 Convention in Los Angeles, where more experienced ELA teachers mentored me and encouraged me to submit a proposal. NCTE is where concepts, theories, and in-the-trenches teaching and collaboration have helped me grow as a professional. I encourage early career teachers, those at mid-career, and veteran teachers to join and participate—submit a proposal. Come to where the rivers meet in Denver, and jump in.”
Certificate of participation and credit options will be available for continuing education and recertification documentation. Graduate credit for 2020 Convention attendance will be linked here soon.