Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Professional Development Reminders for October!

MCTE Fall Conference 2012

Policy, Practice, and Power: Upholding Our Convictions in Demanding Times

October 19, 2012

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan


Jim Burke – teacher and author of almost twenty books, including The English Teacher's Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession and What's the Big Idea? Question-Driven Units to Motivate Reading, Writing, and Thinking.

Dr. Anne Ruggles Gere, Professor of English, Professor of Education, President of The James R. Squire Office of Policy Research in the English Language Arts, Director of the Sweetland Writing Center at the University of Michigan, and author of Writing on Demand: Best Practices and Strategies for Success.

  • The challenges of differentiating instruction in your classroom.
  • How best to address issues of diversity, identity, and social justice in the classroom
  • How best to guide students toward critical, multi-faceted views of the English Language Arts.
  • Creating engaging lessons while attending to Michigan Content Standards and/or Common Core Standards Ways you and your colleagues are working out the new core content standards to improve education.
  • Young Adult and Children’s Literature.
  • The implications of Web 2.0 and/or incorporating New Media into the classroom.

Register at

2012 MSU College of Education Technology Conference

     The 29th Annual MSU College of Education Technology conference will be held on October 27th, 2012 on the campus of Michigan State University in Erickson Hall from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm.  The theme of this year’s conference is open and networked education. This year’s conference will be FREE OF CHARGE to all attendees, but you will need to register on the site.

 Ingham ISD

As always, check the Ingham ISD site for their October offerings related to literacy, math, RtI, and special topics of interest and importance to you.

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