Dear Kentucky English/Language Arts Teachers,
We are preparing for next year's conference. Please check back often.
Kentucky's teachers are doing some of the most groundbreaking work in the nation, and this would be your opportunity to share the wealth. We are redesigning our conference web site for the 2014 conference. We plan to have a Call for Presentations online by September 2013. Watch this page for more information.
2014 Conference Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
KCTE/LA has established the annual "Stephanie Kirk Classroom Learning Award" as a memorial to Stephanie Kirk. The Award is to support an innovative project which encourages attainable improvement in the language arts areas. In years where none of the applications are judged to match the criteria, the judges reserve the right not to assign the award in that year. We have closed applications for the 2013 award (to be awarded by December 2012) and wish the best of luck to those who submitted applications. Watch our site for information about the 2013 recipient and about the process for submitting an application for the 2014 award.
For more information contact the KCTE/LA current Special-Projects Chairperson, Audrey Harper, at email@example.com
Many resources are available for educators. The National Women's History Project is a non-profit organization devoted to women's history. The United States Library of Congress has a wealth of material on its herstory page at http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/themes/womens-history/ . For a less-guided tour of the LOC's relevant materials try a complex Library of Congress search by selecting this sentence.
What are the ways you plan to incorporate women's history into your curriculum? Join in the Kentucky English Collaboration about Women's History http://www.kyenglish.org/March-Is-National-Women-History-Month
The KCTE/LA writing contest is now coordinated by the section vice presidents. Contact them for information. Email all of the vice presidents at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact individual vice presidents at email@example.com (Sherri Bazzell, Elementary VP), firstname.lastname@example.org (Jennifer Fowler, Middle-School VP), email@example.com (Kristie Hofelich, Secondary-School VP), or firstname.lastname@example.org (Kaye Brown, College VP). The deadline for this year's contest is 10 May 2013. Winning entries in the 2013 contest appeared in the Fall 2013 Kentucky English Bulletin. Registration and submission is now electronic. You will still need to use postal mail to send the cover sheets (permission forms). The forms are avaiable at http://contest.kcte.org/student.html. More complete information (including information about past winners) is online at http://contest.kcte.org/index.html.
The NCTE sponsors two national writing contests for individuals, one for 8th graders and the other for 11th graders. For information about the contest for 8th graders contact Frances Helphinstine at email@example.com. Information about the awards and past recipients is available on this site at http://www.kcte.org/achievement/pyw.html . Information about the NCTE Writing Achievement Awards, which offer opportunity for Kentucky 11th graders to receive national recognition for their writing, is available on this site at http://www.kcte.org/achievement/aa.html . For information about the contest for 11th graders contact Frances Helphinstine at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The NCTE also sponsors an award for junior highschool, middle school, highschool, and secondary school literary magazines. For more information on PRESLM (Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literary Magazines) awards contact Frances Helphinstine at email@example.com. Further instructions are available on this site at http://www.kcte.org/achievement/preslm.html .
Charlie Hughes has set up an announce-only email list at U of K to cover Literature-related events in Kentucky.
News of publications, authors, readings, writing contests and awards, and more literary news will be distributed in infrequent e-mail messages to list subscribers. Subscribers are also encouraged to send their own announcements to the list. This is a moderated, announcement-type mailing list. This is not a discussion list, the kind that can overwhelm your mailbox. Your e-mail address will not be disclosed to any other entity or used for any other purpose. KCTE/LA has set up a page at http://www.kcte.org/etc/kylit.html with instructions from Charlie on how to join the list.
Shelby W. Fannin, past Middle School Chairman for OLEMA, shares adolescent literature titles which capture the most averse to reading, an array of activities which turn students into readers, and sources for inexpensive reading materials as Townsend Press.
Kathryn Mincey shares her guides for students to use to teach themselves standard grammar and usage within the evolution of the Alliance for Excellent Education position.
Mary Jerde and Maggie Gulley share current grant sources for K-12 English teachers, pointers for writing grants, and strategies which increase chances for receiving funding, such as collaborating with other schools.
George Eklund shares activities to use to take our students into the exploratory process of a poem.
The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts, Inc. is an incorporated non-profit, service organization for Kentucky English and Language Arts teachers of all levels (Kindergarten-Graduate School). Membership dues and conference registrations support
The over 200 members of KCTE/LA create a vibrant organization which has been recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English as one of the more active state affiliates.
In addition to supporting funded projects, the KCTE/LA connects English and Language Arts teachers to the Kentucky Department of Education. A number of KCTE/LA board members either direct or coordinate outreach progams for state Writing Projects, and the KDE sends a liaison to triannual KCTE/LA board meetings.
Regular membership in KCTE/LA is $30.00 per year (January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014). Membership includes a subscription to the KEB and the KCTE/LA News. Membership paid between 31 May 2013 and December 31, 2014 goes into effect at the time the membership is paid and continues through December 31, 2014. An online printable registration form and registration information are available at http://www.kcte.org/membership/member.html . A secure, online credit-card registration form (for full-membership only) is available at https://secure.kcte.net/membership/register.html .
If you would like to receive additional information or have a copy of our printed membership form mailed to you, please follow this link to our online information form at http://www.kcte.org/info.html .