The Utah English Journal, a publication that has been featured for national promotion by the National Council of Teachers of English, is seeking submissions for the 2015 issue. In this issue of general-interest articles, authors might consider ideas inspired by the questions below. Submission are due by July 15, 2015. (Click the "Read More" button for more.)
Our 2015 annual conference will be held this year on Friday, November 13 at the Jordan Commons Megaplex convention center in Sandy, UT. Our conference this year will feature keynote and breakout sessions from Troy Hicks, literacy/technology specialist and author of such respected books as The Digital Writing Workshop (Heinamnn, 2009) and Crafting Digital Writing (Heinemann, 2013). His newest book, Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World (co-authored with Kristen Hawley Turner) has been receiving lots of positive attention. Troy offers unique insights and concrete ideas for teaching students using the new media and contexts of the 21st century.
Our second featured keynote and breakout presenter will be Kimberly Hill Campbell, a former middle school teacher and author of the books Less Is More: Teaching Literature with Short Texts and Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay. Her ideas about teaching with short texts and authentic writing instruction have influenced teachers across the country, and we're excited to have her share her expertise at this year's conference.
This all-day conference will also feature a full slate of breakout sessions for teachers of all grade levels, focused on engaging strategies for teaching writing and reading in the 21st century. Costs for attending this conference are $75 for full, individual registration (including lunch) and $40 for full-time students. And, as always, teachers can join together and receive a discount of six registrations for the price of five. Talk to your department and district colleagues about joining you for this fantastic event!
Registration is not yet open, but will be once school begins this fall. We encourage you to talk to department chairs and principals now about scheduling this conference.
We invite you to propose a breakout session for the upcoming Fall 2015 UCTE Conference. Teacher-led breakout sessions are a vital part of our conferences every year, and we want to hear your ideas for teaching!
Proposals are due on September 30, 2015. Participants will be notifed by October 14 or sooner.