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NDCTE Summer Conference will be held July 27th-29th. -

The conference will be held at the Mandan Seven Seas Convention Center and will feature keynote speakers Louise Erdrich and Kelly Gallagher.   The deadline for earlybird registration for Summer Conference 2014 is July 15th ($155 before July 15th and $185 after July 15th).  Sign up today!

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NDCTE Summer Conference 2014

 SUMMER CONFERENCE 2014

This conference will BOGGLE the mind, make meaning from CATCH PHRASE, and take you onward and UPWORDS in your classroom.  This year, we are pleased to present keynote speakers Louise Erdrich and Kelly Gallagher.  Erdrich, a recent recipient of the North Dakota Roughrider Award, is an award-winning novelist.  Her works like The Plague of Doves, The Round House, Beet Queen, and Love Medicine have been widely acclaimed.  Gallagher, an author and full time teacher, will share insights on literacy education.  His most notable work, Readicide: How Schools are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It, has changed the way teachers across the nation approach reading.  Their innovative ideas will challenge your CRANIUM to the fullest.  In addition to the keynotes, other decorated presenters will engage attendees on an array of SCATTERGORIES—not a single session will be TABOO, guaranteed! 

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For a printable PDF version of the program/schedule, click here.

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NDCTE's Mission
 

The North Dakota Council of Teachers of English shall be a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of the English language. The group shall strive to support the state standards and benchmarks and improve the quality of English instruction at all levels.

1. To stimulate the growth and development of English teachers through membership in NDCTE.

2. To facilitate dialogue among English educators across the state.

3. To serve as a resource to individual teachers or groups of teachers.

4. To stimulate and promote research.

5. To monitor and improve English/Language Arts instruction.

6. To foster involvement in legislation about reading, writing, and other language arts instruction.

7. To sponsor conferences and meetings that highlight best practices.

8. To emphasize the contributions of individual teachers.

     
 
Conference Recap
 

"The NDCTE has held such an esteemed place in my teaching life for many years.  The organization allows for and encourages so much growth and dedication to our noble profession.  Yes, the tremendous paperwork can be grueling, but continued inspiration comes from fellow English teachers and appreciative students. Thank you for a stupendous conference. We all gathered many new ideas to use in the classroom."

--Kristi Frahm, 2013 NDCTE Teacher of the Year

     
 
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NCTE Educator Awards
 
NCTE presents several awards each year to recognize outstanding teachers of English language arts and literacy at all levels and to support teachers’ efforts to enhance their knowledge and teaching skills. Select from the links below to learn more about each award. Here are a few (to see a full list, click here).

Distinguished Service Award
Given to a person or persons who have exhibited valuable professional service and excellence in teaching.  Deadline April 1  

Media Literacy Award
This award showcases NCTE members who have developed innovative approaches for integrating media analysis and composition into their instruction.  Deadline June 30

Outstanding Middle Level Educator Award 
This award is sponsored by the language arts magazine Scholastic Scope and recognizes exceptional English language arts teachers of grades 6-8 who have demonstrated excellence in teaching English language arts and inspired a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning in their students.  Deadline May 1

Richard W. Halle Award 
Honors a junior high/middle level educator who has worked to promote understanding of the developmental needs and characteristics of young adolescents, especially in the English language arts.