Director of English Education and MAT Faculty Member to Chair and Speak at NCTE Conference Sessions

Each year, the NCTE Annual Convention draws thousands of global educators, administrators, and other educational professionals from around the world to participate in professional learning programming. This year, Director of English Education Laura Snyder and MAT faculty member Eileen Landay will both speak and present at the NCTE Annual Convention in Boston.

On November 22, Laura Snyder will chair a session entitled “Mentoring for the Dialogic Classroom: Encouraging Inquiry, Voice, and Improvement” with MAT alumni Erik Skogsberg and Jonathan Goodman, and MAT mentor Kate Lorch as speakers. She will also speak at “Politics and the English Teacher” with Bruce Robbins and Valerie Combie.

On November 22, MAT faculty and ArtsLiteracy co-founder Eileen Landay will chair “Making a Case for Performance in the Age of the Common Core” with Dan DeCelles, Theresa Fox, and Gina Voskov. On Monday, November 25, she will present as a member of the panel, “Design It! Create It! Perform It!: Reimagining and Enriching Literacy Learning” with John Holdridge, Steve Kidd, Len Newman, and Kurt Wootton.

Also on Friday, ELA MAT Rachel Bello will speak at “Real Men Read Chick Lit: Engaging Adolescent Boys in Literature By and About Women,” which will address how to engage males students in texts from and about female perspectives.

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