Welcome to the
Iowa Council of Teachers of English
Annual Fall Conference 2012 Website
Jennifer Paulsen, Conference Chair or Abby Hendrickson, Registrar
Iowa Council of Teachers of English
319-504-4501 (Jennifer) 319-553-2737 (Abby)
Thursday's Keynote Speaker
Keynote--Media Circles: Cooperative Learning for Media-Savvy Teachers
This presentation takes the rich tradition of literature circles and remixes, re-creates and reinvents these tools for teachers interested in mindfully exploring non-print texts (TV, film, radio, still images, websites, fashion, and video games) collaboratively with students to develop literacies across the curriculum.
Breakout--Seeing Non-Fiction: Forests & Trees
Participants will get a range of texts to take a "virtual," low-tech field trip to Hiroshima. Active learning strategies, including "speed dating," will be used to access the texts: still images, excerpts from John Hersey's Hiroshima, and several music selections.
Ryan R. Goble began his teaching career as a high school English teacher in Ann Arbor, MI. He has since taught, consulted and presented for a wide variety of students, schools and organizations all over the United States. Ryan holds a Master's Degree in Education and a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Michigan. In 2005 Ryan began his doctorate (part-time) at Teachers College Columbia University. During his four years in New York City he mentored teachers in all disciplines, coordinated curriculum and collaborated with the entire staff to develop professional learning communities at Banana Kelly High School in the South Bronx.
Ryan's work has been featured in publications like Teacher Magazine, The Boston Globe and The Detroit News. He frequently blogs at the Making Curriculum Pop Ning and has written for publications including the Journal of Staff Development, Journal of Media Literacy and the New York Times Learning Network. Presently, he’s co-writing curriculum on climate change and sustainability for NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. His first book (co-written with his mother) called Media Circles is due out in Fall 2012.
Friday's Keynote Speaker
Keynote--Assessment That Drives Better Student Writing
Though traditional end of-the-essay assessment works for the teacher, it does little, if anything, to improve our studentsą writing performance. In this keynote, Kelly will focus on proven alternative assessment techniques that actually drive better student writing.
Breakout--Moving Students Beyond Fake School Writing
If students are to move beyond fake school writing, they need to read good writing, they need to study good writing, and, most important, they need to emulate good writers. In this workshop, Kelly will share how he uses models to elevate student writing.
Kelly Gallagher is a full-time English teacher at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California, where he has taught twenty-seven years. He is the former co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University, Long Beach, and the author of Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for the Middle and High School, Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12, Teaching Adolescent Writers and Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It. He is also a principal author of Writing Coach (Prentice Hall, 2010). Kelly’s latest book is Write Like This (Stenhouse). Follow Kelly on Twitter @KellyGToGo, and visit him at www.kellygallagher.org.
Lodging at the Stoney Creek Inn
and Conference Center
ICTE has a block of reserved rooms at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston. Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel:
Sleeping room rate: $89.00 plus taxes
Stoney Creek Inn
5291 Stoney Creek Court
Johnston, IA 50131
Phone: (515) 334-9000
Mention the Iowa Council of Teachers of English conference to get
this special rate. Rates good until Oct. 1.