NCTE’s College Section represents a wide diversity of experiences, reflected by a variety of Convention offerings.
You’ll find sessions presented by members active in 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 sessions that are tailored to the needs of those who work in teacher education at the college level; these address teacher preparation across the preK–12 spectrum. If you teach college English, you’ll be intrigued by a range of interesting sessions on literature. There’s truly something for everyone.
WHAT KINDS OF SESSIONS CAN I ATTEND?
Throughout the Convention there are more than 200 sessions designated of interest to college-level educators. Here are a few of the topics:
- Cultivating Compositional Agility: Shining a Light on Learning that Transfers
- Lighting a Pathway to Successful Writing in College: Tools and Strategies to Successfully Expand from High School Writing to College Writing (and Beyond)
- Rekindling the Light: College and Secondary English Educators Negotiate the Student Teaching Experience to Support Students As Well As Themselves.
- Shedding Light on the Transition to College Writing: An Interactive Panel by The Writing Program at the University of Southern California
- Utilizing Book Study and a Challenge-Based Learning Project to Enlighten First-Year College Students Regarding Race and Equity during the COVID-19 Pandemic
WHAT ABOUT RESEARCH?
Each year the Annual Convention features a carefully selected set of sessions devoted entirely to current research in the field, bringing together different perspectives on critical issues. You will be able to search the Research Strand on our online program to explore more than 100 sessions.
I’M A TEACHER EDUCATOR—ARE THERE SESSIONS FOR ME?
The English Languages Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE) group puts together a special program with hundreds of sessions for those who are engaged in the preparation, support, and continuing education of teachers of English language arts/literacy. Sample session topics include
Agents of Change: Raising Student Voice for Advocating for Marginalized or Oppressed Groups
Beyond the Book: Understanding the Complexities of Digital Literacies and Authorship
Illuminating Critical Pedagogy and Practice for Preservice and Early Career Teachers
In Pursuit of Light: Exploring Writing Methods for Teachers and Teacher Educators
Letting Language Shine: Linguistic Diversity and Teacher Education
Professional Growth for Preservice Teachers, Teachers, and Literacy Coaches
Researching Young Adult Literature: Creating Space to Pursue Light and to Dream
Shining a Light on Digital Practices in Teacher Education
The Future Is Now: Exploring 21st-Century Teaching Ideas with the Next Generation of English Teachers
What Teachers Need to Know about the History of English Teaching
FEATURED COLLEGE SESSIONS
The College Section has designed special sessions that address current issues in the field that reverberate through our classrooms.
Celebrate the accomplishments of ELATE (English Language Arts Teacher Educators) members and enjoy a keynote address. Friday, Nov. 18, 11:30 a.m. PT
Join us for an immersive learning experience for college teachers.