Heinemann will live-tweet from select sessions at this year’s NCTE Conference in Minneapolis, MN. Follow @HeinemannPub and @HeinemannPD or search the hashtag #NCTE15 on Twitter to stay updated throughout the weekend.
Please note: This is a mere sampling of authors and speakers at NCTE. Rooms might fill, schedules might shift, and unforeseen speedbumps may come across the horizon. We will do our best to stick to this schedule, but, like all things in life and literacy, it is subject to change.
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ted Kesler, Kathy Collins, Prisca Martens, Ann Marie Corgill with Kate DiCamillo - Elementary Section Get-Together
8:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Alison Bechdel - General Session Keynote
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Dan Feigelson, Ralph Fletcher, and Georgia Heard – Rethinking Our Thinking: The Role of Revision In Both Writing And Reading
Mary Howard – Making Powerful Connections Across The Twitterverse: Using Social Media To Become Agents of Change
Donalyn Miller (chair) – Bring Your Own Diversity: Our Responsibility to Create Authentic Connections For All Readers With Diverse Books
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Barry Gilmore and ReLeah Lent - Linking YA Literature to Social Justice: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening
Christopher Lehman and Meenoo Rami - Writing Outside of 'The Essay': Rethinking Writing Forms in Secondary Classrooms to Support The Skill and Agency of Tomorrow's Creators
Linda Rief (chair) - Heroes, Heads, and Hearts: Heroic Stories and the Arts of Language
Jennifer Serravallo, Colleen Cruz and Barbara Golub - Embracing Trouble: Problem Solving and Responsive Teaching in the Reading and Writing Classroom
Kristin Ziemke, Katie Muhtaris, Ann Marie Corgill - Keeping Reading Authentic and Student-Centered with Technology
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Gretchen Bernabei, Jim Burke, Ruth Culham, Harvey Daniels, Ralph Fletcher, Kelly Gallagher, Mary Howard, Linda Hoyt, Ellin Keene, Penny Kittle, Christopher Lehman, Donalyn Miller, Linda Rief, Laura Robb, Jennifer Serravallo, Seymour Simon - Reading and Writing for Life: Taking Students Beyond the Classroom
Randy Bomer and Katherine Bomer - Tracing the Shape of Human Thinking: Reclaiming the Essay--and Writing About Literature--As Complex and Beautiful
Juan Guerra, Tamara Butler, Ranita Cheruvu, Haeny Yoon - Creating Equitable Literacy Experiences for Children and Adolescents in Diverse Communities
Stephanie Jones (roundtable leader), Thomas Newkirk (respondent), Peter Smagorinsky (respondent), Jeffery Wilhelm (respondent) - The Intersection of Literacy, Sport, Culture, and Society
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Lucy Calkins, Liz Dunford, Amanda Hartman, Shanna Schwartz - Creating Communities of Primary Readers, Rallying a K–2 Classroom Around Giant Goals
Donalyn Miller (chair), Teri Lesesne (roundtable leader), Jessica Lifshitz (roundtable leader) - Nerdy Book Club: Empowering Readers' and Writers' Voices and Finding Our Own
Patricia Stock (co-chair), Kylene Beers, Sheridan Blau, Jocelyn Chadwick, Cathy Fleischer, Anne Ruggles Gere, Kathy Short, Kathleen Blake Yancey - A Conversation with Authors of A Festschrift for Kent Williamson
2:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Kelly Gallagher (keynote), Carol Jago (keynote), Penny Kittle (keynote), Troy Hicks (roundtable leader) - High School Matters
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Lester Laminack - Close Writing: Reading, Reflecting, and Revising Through a Writer's Lens
Emily Butler Smith - Opportunities for Collaboration: Teaching History and Literacy
William Teale - Teacher Preparation: Effective Practices and Changing Narratives
8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Valerie Geschwind and Marjorie Martinelli - Bring Students into the Conversation: Goal-Setting, Tool-Making That Supports Transfer
Barry Gilmore, Troy Hicks, Penny Kittle, Christopher Lehman - Igniting Instruction - Round 2
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Kylene Beers, Donalyn Miller, Robert Probst, Teri Lesesne - Responsible and Responsive Reading: Understanding How to Nurture Skill and Will
Lisa Eickholdt, Patricia Vitale-Reilly - Promoting Joy, Creativity and Responsibility through Literacy Engagement Strategies
Christine Hertz (roundtable leader), Kristine Mraz (roundtable leader) - Equity, Social Justice, and Advocacy for Literacy
Peter Smagorinsky (roundtable leader), Kristen Turner (roundtable leader), Steven Zemelman - Teaching Beyond the Classroom: Social Media as Teacher Activism and Professionalism
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Sara Ahmed, Harvey Daniels, Stephanie Harvey, Nancy Steineke, Steven Zemelman - The Art of Inquiry: Curiosity, Responsibility, and Social Action
Kylene Beers (chair), Kwame Alexander, Pam Allyn, Ernest Morrell - Expert-to-Expert on the Joy and Power of Reading: A panel discussion
Christopher Lehman, Maggie Beattie Roberts, Kate Roberts - Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Leading New Initiatives with Love, Agency, and Energy
Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, Cheryl Tyler - The Work of Play: Building a Common Core Curriculum of Responsibility, Creativity, and Joy
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lester Laminack - Why Mentors Matter: Learning the Art of Language
Donna Santman, Stephanie Parsons, Ann Marie Corgill - Talk Apprenticeships In the Absence of Text
Steven Zemelman (chair) - Not Only College and Career Ready but Citizen Ready NOW
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Stephanie Harvey, Brad Buhrow, Anne Goudvis - Becoming Scientists: Investigations in Science and Literacy
Meenoo Rami - What Makes Healthy Teachers?: Mentoring and More
Maggie Beattie Roberts, Mike Ochs, Kate Roberts - Finding Their Way: Using Learning Tools to Push Rigor, Increase Independence, and Encourage Learning in Your Classroom
10:30 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Meenoo Rami (roundtable leader) - From “Oops!” to “Aha!”: Reflection as a Creative Act
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Katie Wood Ray (chair), Kathy Collins, Matt Glover, Vicki Vinton - Becoming the Teachers of Reading Our Children Need Us to Be
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