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WCTE Update

Read the WCTE Update for news of WCTE and for useful classroom ideas.  Published online each fall, winter, and spring.

Linda Barrington, Editor

Current issue:   WCTE Update March 2017

  • October 2017 convention preview:  Becoming World Readers: One Book at a Time, with Sandra Kowalczyk
    • Call for Proposals
    • Registration Information (plan now, not at the last minute!)
  • Awards: Deserving teachers will win only if you nominate them
  • Wisconsin winners of NCTE’s Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Magazines
  • DPI Updates for English teachers AND the
  • The third and final installment of DPI English teacher survey responses, featuring teaching-related stories
  • Importance of educating now to prevent intellectual challenges in the future
  • “A Mile in Our Shoes” program to promote empathy and inclusivity through reading
  • Meet District 7 director, Janelle Bailey
  • Summer Journalism Workshop for students and teachers at Marquette University, July 16-19
  • Wisconsin English Journal: call for articles on Approaches to Creative Writing
  • Good Books:  what we’re reading
  • Summer travel opportunities for teachers through GEEO
  • For Class:  Take your students on a Canterbury pilgrimage, right in the halls of your school.



  • Convention Wrapups: WCTE, NCTE, CEL
  • Message from the President
  • WCTE Election Results
  • DPI News
  • Meet your District Director (Holly Caudill, #9)
  • Call for Submissions and What’s in this Issue – English Journal
  • Milwaukee Area Student Affiliate
  • What We’re Reading
  • DPI English News
  • DPI Survey Results, Part 2
  • Chisholm Award:  Kathy Nelson
  • Events Calendar:  Teaching the Novel and Poetry Together

WCTE Update September 2016

  • Convention preview and registration
  • WISELearn curation
  • Message from the President
  • Awards
  • New Voices Legislation
  • DPI Survey Results
  • Milwaukee Area Student Affiliate
  • Diversity Report
  • DPI English News
  • WCTE Board Member Profile
  • WEJ Update
  • What We’re Reading
  • Student Poetry Contest
  • Calendar
  • For Class
    • Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016

WCTE Update May 2016

  • WCTE Convention 2016
  • Nominations
  • TYCA Statements
  • Student Speech: Your Right to Know
  • PRESLM Awards
  • Diversity Report
  • Sutdent Affiliate
  • DPI News
  • Meet your District Director (Tim Allison, #10)
  • Publications
  • What We’re Reading
  • Literacy by the Lakes
  • Events Calendar
  • For Class:
    • Using Reflection Intentionally

WCTE Update December 2015

  • Look at the New Website
  • Convention Wrapups: WCTE, NCTE, CEL
  • “Why Study English?” Milwaukee area pre-service teachers will visit your class
  • DPI News
  • Meet your District Director (Jennifer Kieren, #11)
  • Call for Submissions – English Journal, WCTE Update
  • What We’re Reading
  • National Day of Writing
  • Travel and study opportunities: GEEO and NEH
  • Events Calendar
  • For Class:
    • Shakespeare Resources

WCTE Update September 2015

  • Convention Breakout Sessions
  • Convention Registration
  • Message from the President
  • Awards
  • Journalism Curriculum
  • Call for Submissions – English Journal
  • DPI News
  • Milwaukee Student Affiliate
  • Meet your District Director (11)
  • What We’re Reading
  • Events Calendar
  • For Class:
    • Start the year “Write”

March 2015

  • Call for Proposals
  • Message from the President
  • Intellectual Freedom
  • Award Winners and Nomination Information
  • Call for Submissions – English Journal
  • NCTE Student Affiliate in WI
  • Educational Travel Opportunity
  • DPI News
  • Meet your District Director (4)
  • What We’re Reading
  • Events Calendar
  • For Class:
    • Tech and Test Prep
    • Silent Discussions

December 2014

  • Sign up for Sara Kajder’s webinar!
  • Message from the President
  • Election news
  • WCTE convention news
  • NCTE convention recap
  • English Journal call for submissions
  • WI authors
  • DPI news
  • Books we are reading
  • Writing projects

Fall 2014

  • Message from the President
  • Convention: Register now
  • WCTE News
  • DC Convention
  • About people: Award winners
  • American lit. resource
  • Books: WCTE recommendations
  • More

March 2014

  • Convention
  • Membership drive
  • Literary magazine awards
  • Symposium: Great World Texts
  • Google PLC
  • Read to Lead grants
  • Nonfiction: Women at play
  • For class: Wisconsin Media Lab
  • More

January 2014

  • WCTE Position Statement on the Common Core State Standards for ELA
  • Convention 2013 photos and review of events
  • PDP readers: New member benefit
  • DPI news
  • WCTE election results
  • Updates from NCTE, CEL conventions
  • Director profile: Loren Glasbrenner
  • NCTE Student Awards
  • For Class: Multi-modal murder mystery
  • More

September 2013

  • Convention registration, sessions
  • Pooley awards – Apply before Sept. 13
  • Burress award – LGBTQ group wins
  • PDP readers – new member benefit
  • Three outstanding teachers
  • DPI news you need
  • Banned Books Week
  • Techie Girls
  • For class: great world texts
  • More

March 2013

  • October convention to feature Tom Romano
  • From the WCTE President
  • District I Director wins Kohl fellowship
  • State literary magazines winners in NCTE contest
  • Apply or nominate someone now for WCTE awards
  • Join NCTE’s Gay/Straight Educators Alliance
  • Wisconsin Educational Leadership Alliance debuts
  • Meet Martha Handrick, District 9 director
  • Resources for English Teachers from NCTE and DPI
  • More

December 2012

Election results; Awards presented; From the WCTE President; Convention wrap-up; Report from NCTE, CEL; New Director Denise Meyer; DPI ELA report; Poetry contest; Invitation to teach abroad; For class: Reading strategies

Fall 2012

Fall convention speakers and registration form [VIDEO] ; From the President; WCTE invites two-year college English teachers to join; DPI report: How advancing educational reforms affect English teachers; Guest columnist: Why English teachers keep coming back to the NCTE convention; Making CEL a priority [VIDEO] ; WCTE’s board assesses direction; Ellyn Lem receives Intellectual Freedom award; For class: CCSS lesson plan template

May 2012

Carol Jago, Rebecca Sipe keynote; From the desk of your President; WCTE fall convention call for proposals;   WCTE honors Senator Kohl; WCTE website; DPI English news; WEJ needs reviewers; Reading research symposium; WCTE award winners; NCTE award deadlines

December 2011

Election results; gathering at Arrowhead plans; WCTE at NCTE 100th; CEL highlights; Writing initiative; Awards listing; Statement on Intellectual Freedom; Profile: Kathy Bay; Digital tools for you

September 2011

March 2011

December 2010

September 2010

February 2010

December 2009

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