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SCCTE Annual Conference @ Kiawah Island Resort

Conference Theme: Authentic Literacy, Meaningful Learning

The proposal deadline has now passed. All who wrote accepted proposals have been notified. Thank you all for submitting a proposal for our conference this year! If you have a proposal for this year's conference in mind and would like to be placed on our waiting list, please notify Rebecca Yoder, Conference Chair. 

Early pre-registration begins on Thursday from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm so pre-registered attendees can check in and pick up programs early. Also, our program begins earlier this year - 8:00 am, so please plan accordingly. Since our program begins earlier, our breakfast will begin at 7:15 am. Make sure to arrive on time and take advantage of breakfast!

To receive PD credit for this conference, you must find out requirements and procedures from your school district prior to arrival.

No More Faking: Authentic Literacy, Meaningful Learning


February 1 & 2, 2019
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC
 

Students see reading and writing as temporary answers to temporary problems, necessary only for tests or classes.  Students mechanically enter classes, take notes, practice skills, and complete assignments they will discard and never remember.  Students fake their way through assignments, tests, tasks – and promptly forget literacy skills they practiced.  Reading and writing, like many other aspects of their lives, is just something else they can leave behind.

We, their teachers, know reading and writing skills cannot be left behind:  literacy is required for life, and we know that our students need authentic literacy experiences to make reading and writing real – and meaningful – for each student. Our 2019 conference theme is Authentic Literacy, Meaningful Learning.  It is time to focus on how to show students that reading and writing experiences mean something beyond the score at the top of the page and a letter in the gradebook.

As we prepare for this conference, think into and around these questions:

  • How do we foster literacy in our classrooms to use beyond our classrooms? 

  • How do we invite the world into our classrooms so our students can find their places outside of the classroom? 

  • What can we do to encourage ownership and passion for reading and writing? 

  • What can we do to engage students in meaningful reading and writing each day?

  • How do we make literacy meaningful while preparing students for high-stakes tests?

  • How can project based learning be used to make literacy authentic for students?
     

There are several ways to share your work at our conference:

 

  • Concurrent sessions:  Present a session in traditional format.  Concurrent sessions are 45 minutes in length and will be scheduled on Friday, February 1, 2019 or Saturday, February 2, 2019.  Each room will come equipped only with a screen.  Presenters are responsible for providing all other necessary equipment.

  • Poster Session:  Share work with a poster and interact directly with participants.  Posters should summarize and explain work, and presenters should be prepared to discuss the work and answer questions.

  • Project Based Learning Expo Table:  Share PBL projects through displays and interact directly with participants.  Displays should show and explain work, and presenters should be prepared to discuss the work and answer questions.

  • Research Roundtable:  Share original research with an interested audience.  It is ideal for college and university faculty and pre-service teachers.

 

Join us at SCCTE—a great place to retreat, discuss, learn, and reflect.  We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Rebecca Yoder, Conference Chair, at rebecca.yoder@hallco.org.

Previous Conference Themes:

2018 - Out of the Silos: Literacy in a Transdisciplinary Age

2017 - Writing and Reading Beyond the Classroom

Terrell Tracey enjoys a bike ride along the beautiful South Carolina coast at the SCCTE Conference on Kiawah Island.

What to Expect at the Conference

  • Keynote sessions (large group) with amazing leaders in literacy

  • Smaller breakout sessions with many choices for all grade levels

  • Great food (you'll be at the beach in South Carolina, so be ready for some amazing cuisine)

  • Networking with teachers, professors, and pre-service teachers from across the state

  • Vendors for textbooks, books, programs, and more

  • Think time for you and your team

SC Connections Academy teachers Michelle Price, Erin Wackerhagen, Alison Wright, Jenny Dean, and Jamie Harvey check out the Sanctuary at Kiawah during their visit to the SCCTE Conference.

Conference Schedule
Friday

7:30-8:00             Registration

7:30-4:45             Exhibits Open

8:00-8:45             A Sessions

8:50-9:35             B Sessions

9:40-10:40           Keynote – Donalyn Miller

10:40-11:00         Break/Book Signing/Visit Exhibits

11:00-11:45         C Sessions

11:45-12:40         Lunch

12:40-1:25           D Sessions

1:30-2:30             Keynote – Berit Gordon

2:30-2:50             Break/Book Signing/Visit Exhibits

2:50-3:35             E Sessions

3:40-4:25             F Sessions

4:25-4:45             Visit Exhibits

Saturday

7:30-8:00             Registration

7:30-11:45           Exhibits Open

8:00-8:45             G Sessions

8:50-9:35             H Sessions

9:40-10:35           I Sessions

10:40-11:25        Keynote – Zuri Wilson-Seymore

11:25-11:45        Break/Book Signing/Visit Exhibits

Early pre-registration begins on Thursday from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm so pre-registered attendees can check in and pick up programs early. Also, our program begins earlier this year - 8:00 am, so please plan accordingly. Since our program begins earlier, our breakfast will begin at 7:15 am. Make sure to arrive on time and take advantage of breakfast!

Join us for our next conference!

© 2019 by Kay Sellers for South Carolina Council of Teachers of English. 

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