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In the current issue:
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.
Read the May 2012 WCTE Update for details.
SMARTER Balanced seeks feedback
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium is seeking feedback by Friday, March 16 on their summative, interim, and formative assessments that will be fully implemented in 2014-15. The assessments are based on the Common Core State Standards and are in a computer-based format. View the item specifications and related materials at the consortium website and leave feedback using the survey linked to that site.
Intellectual Freedom Award Nominations due March 31
Nominate a recipient for this year’s Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award. The award recognizes those who have advocated freedom of expression and humane communication. See the Burress Award page for details.
WCTE Update December 2011
In the Current Issue:
- State-wide gathering March 9-10 featuring Carol Jago
- WCTE District 2 Common Core workshop in Lake Geneva
- Election results
- Bylaw changes
- Thriving, not just surviving at District 1 Meeting in Milwaukee
- Common Core Meeting in Green Bay
- NCTE Chicago Convention Highlights
- Highlights of CEL: Conference on English Leadership
- State-wide writing initiative
- Pooley Award Winners
- Board Member Profile: Kathy Bay, District 10
- Wisconsin English Journal invites writers, reviewers
- WCTE Calendar of Events
- Free tech tools for teachers
WCTE 2011 Writing Initiative
WCTE is proud to promote a state-wide writing initiative with this year’s theme: The Power of Teaching. The Kick-off date is Thursday, Oct. 20, the National Day of Writing. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. Writers of all ages and walks of life are invited to submit stories for publication in WCTE’s online writing gallery about teachers who made a difference in their lives. For the story prompt and additional details, see the Writing Initiative page.