Save the Date:
"Searching for Stories"
2023 Summer Conference
August 1-2, 2023
Baymont Inn & Suites Mandan, ND
Register for the 2023 Summer Conference!
Here's a peek at our keynote speakers:
Nationally sponsored speaker: Chris Bronke, classroom strategist
Chris is a passionate educator who will be discussing curriculum and lesson design, self-paced and self-directed learning, student accountability and learning styles, and balancing the English teacher workload. Click here to access an invitational video from Chris.
Writing workshop: Natalie Goldberg
Natalie is the author of many books, including the best-selling Writing Down the Bones and The True Secret of Writing. Her approach emphasizes the importance of letting go of our inner critic and allowing ourselves to write without judgment. A frequent leader of writing and art workshops, Natalie celebrates the memoir form and will offer practical teaching and writing exercises. Click here to explore Natalie’s webpage, workshops, books, etc.
During this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from Natalie and engage in various writing exercises designed to help you tap into your creativity and express your unique voice. Whether you feel like a seasoned writer or a beginner, this workshop is for you. It’s a chance to connect with other educators who share your passion for writing and to learn from one of the best writing teachers in the field.
Featured artist: James McMahon
Jim will be performing and telling stories from his latest album, The Peace Garden Collective and sharing his approach to songwriting, as well as how he builds community within his classroom. Click here to listen to Jim’s original “Saturn Return” from The Peace Garden Collective.
What will you write next? How can you balance your teaching workload? What are some of the best practices in the field of teaching English? Join a community of teachers to refresh your teaching-self at our NDCTE state conference at the Baymont in Mandan, ND, Aug. 1-2, 2023. There is also the option to take the conference for course credit.
Hope to see you there!
Thanks for your time and consideration,
Dr. Candace Brannan
English Instructor, Mandan High School
Link to 2023 Conference Registration: forms.gle/JR4K6UN2foLYYMpSA
Link to NDSU Credit: https://northdakotastate-ndus.nbsstore.net/engl-2000-nd-council-tchrs-of-engl-2023-mandan-08-01-23-08-02-23
Link to Minot State University Credit: minotstate-ndus.nbsstore.net/professional-development
2023 NDCTE Award Nominations:
Nominate those you think are deserving of awards! There are a variety of awards you can nominate a deserving individual.
NDCTE John Wall Promising Artist Scholarship (awarded to a high school junior or senior or freshman who attends a North Dakota college or university): https://forms.gle/rCzMbHAgVhRFjgWYA
NDCTE Linda S. Christenson Literary Scholarship (awarded to a teacher in their first two years of teaching): https://forms.gle/k3wCuv3zz6tDEqTCA
NDCTE Teacher of the Year Award (awarded to a deserving teacher): https://forms.gle/Yq4EaE8wtCCW2oBaA
NDCTE Service to the Profession Award (awarded to someone who has contributed to the profession of English Language Arts instruction): https://forms.gle/aYruby6fHaAUUd4p7
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.
Ways to Connect
1. The NDCTE Annual Summer Conference
2. Join our Facebook groups (North Dakota Council of Teachers of English) and www.facebook.com/groups/NDCTE
3. Follow us on Twitter (@NDCTEBoard)
Want to become a member of NDCTE, but you can't attend our conference? Click below to start the process!