2011 Fall Conference, September 29-October 1
Wake Forest University Benson Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Registration is $125 per person or $50 per pre-service and includes all sessions and lunch on Friday and Saturday. All registrants will also receive a one-year complimentary membership to NCETA. Pre-conference workshops will be held from 1-4pm on Thursday for an additional $15 charge.
Registration will be open shortly. The Registration deadline will be September 25.
*Note: If registrant's school/organization is paying for the registration fee, then invoicing is an option and registrant should provide name of person to whom invoice is addressed, school name, mailing address, phone number, email contact. Otherwise, all registrants must pay by credit card online to secure their registration. Presenters who do not register and pay online prior to September 15 will be removed from the program.
Pre-conference workshop registration is $15 for everyone and the following sessions will be offered.
Nuances of the New Teacher Evaluation Tool, Valerie Bridges and John Farrelly, Washington County School
We will provide educators with a clear understanding of North Carolina's New Teacher Evaluation Instrument. We will unpack the process, standards, behaviors, artifacts in a manner that addresses all learning styles. We will tinker with the tools until the partipants are comfortable with the the plan, process, and procedures. Our ultimate goal is to broaden the leadership for school administrators, teachers, school board members and educational enthusiast.
Folding Your Way Through Middle School Writing, Rebecca McKnight, The Academy at Lincoln
Are you looking for ways to organize student writing work? Do you use daybooks and want to have small ways to capture and record mini-lessons, brainstorms, or drafts? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you! Come learn how to create 3-dimensional organizers to help your students organize their work. Hands-on experience and handouts will be provided.
Literate Lives:Adolescent Literature in the Age of the Common Core, Tanji Reed Marshall & Krista Lewis, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
As North Carolina continues the implementation of the national Common Core State Standards, educational stakeholders need a framework around which to begin re-visioning their instructional expectations, practices, and assessments. This four-phase workshop is designed to provide concrete research and evidence based strategies whereby participants will leave with a firm understanding of how adolescent literature can be used to meet demands of the Common Core State Standards.
Rethinking Revision with Google Docs, Joan F. Mitchell, Wake Forest University
Do you spend hours making comments on student essays only to hand them back and receive in return a pile of freshly printed copies of students’ original drafts with a few grammatical changes? Do you wonder when the complex process of “revision” became synonymous with “proofreading”? This workshop will challenge you to think about why we ask students to revise and how we can use revision instruction to shift the power and responsibility of improving writing back to our students. Google Docs provides a unique online platformthrough which students can implement these revision strategies in an interactive environment that utilizes their intuitive technological skills.Participants will benefit from a toolkit of effective revision strategies as well as an understanding of how to utilize Google Docs to make those strategies relevant for today’s students.
NCETA has hotel rooms blocked at Courtyard by Marriott (336.727.1277) and Sundance Plaza Hotel (336.723.2911). Both double and king rooms are available, and the room rates are $89 and $80.99, respectively. Don’t forget to mention that you are attending the NCETA Fall conference. Hotel rooms must be booked by September 15 to receive the NCETA block rate.
Parking at WFU
Davis Field, near Benson University Center, has been reserved for NCETA Conference attendees on both Thursday (pre-conference workshops) and Friday. However, if there is rain, the field is not accessible. Attendees can also park in any of the lots listed on the parking permit (attached), and any other lot they see listed as "visitor". On Saturday, there should be no problem getting parking spaces, and attendees can park in any legal spaces, including those marked "faculty only". Click here to print parking pass.