Daily Archives: November 21, 2008

Off to NCTE

In a few minutes I’m out the door for my flight to San Antonio and The National Teachers of English annual convention. I’ve got two sessions on Sunday and it would be great if any of this blog’s readers come by!

At 8:30 on Sunday I’ll be part of this session:

PORTS OF ENTRY: USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENGAGE YOUNG READERS, WRITERS, AND RESEARCHERS IN 21ST CENTURY LITERACIES

New technologies offer opportunities for students to connect, collaborate, publish, and share in ways not imaginable until recently. In this session, an elementary teacher, a K-12 technology integration specialist, and a university professor examine samples, strategies, and tools for multiple ‘ports of entry’ to 21st century literacies and learning.

I will be speaking with Bill Teale of the University of Illinois and Gail Desler, a technology maven from California Both are stellar and I think our session will be too.  (My powerpoint for this can be downloaded here.)

At 1PM Sunday I will be co-chairing this session:

2008 NOTABLE CHILDREN’S BOOKS IN THE LANGUAGE ARTS
(Sponsoring Group: Children’s Literature Assembly)
After viewing a presentation of the thirty 2008 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts, attendees will converse informally at round tables with some of the authors and illustrators about their honored books.These include Ann Bausum, Ruth Forman, Ralph Fletcher, Peggy Gifford, Emily Gravett, Linda Sue Park, Gary Schmidt, and Jacqueline Woodson.


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