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. For information about the award, see the link http://board.kcte.org/KirkClassroomLearningAward.pdf . The deadline is 29 October 2013.
For more information contact the KCTE/LA current Special-Projects Chairperson, Audrey Harper, at email@example.com
Each year some form of mental illness directly affects up to 20% of workers. Collaterally these effects spread through families and to friends. As teachers we are not only subject to work-related anxiety and stress, but we also watch over students who are often particularly susceptible to depression and behavior adjustment difficulties. As teachers and education leaders we can do much to help our students and colleagues increase their awareness of the importance not only of good mental health but also of the problems associated with stigmatizing those suffering from mental illnesses.
What are the ways you plan to incorporate mental health awareness into your curriculum? Join in the Kentucky English Collaboration about Mental Health http://www.kyenglish.org/May-Is-Mental-Health-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 was 1 May 2013. Winning entries in the 2012 contest appeared in the Fall 2012 Kentucky English Bulletin. 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 .
Learn how to raise test scores and increase engagement in your Advanced Placement English Language & Composition and English Literature & Composition classes by participating in the region's most well-established Advanced Placement Summer Institute hosted by The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University.
This year we are offering workshops for both beginning and experienced AP English teachers. Our English Language instructors include AP exam readers and table leaders, as well as a test development committee member. Our English Literature instructors have more than 40 years of combined teaching experience and have been AP exam readers, table leaders, or test development committee members for many years.
Join the thousands of educators from all over the U.S. and beyond who have participated in the exemplary Advanced Placement training offered by The Center for 30 years. Since that time, the program has serviced more than 7,600 teachers from every state and more than two dozen foreign countries, including Brazil, Canada, Spain, South Africa, Korea, and Australia. Our many years of experience have allowed us to handpick the finest College Board certified consultants. Among them, our consultants have roughly 530 years of teaching experience and have won nearly 30 awards for teaching. All of our consultants have been or are AP exam readers and AP exam table leaders for the AP readers.
Become a part of the great tradition of Advanced Placement excellence at WKU.
Download the WKU AP Institute flyer, or call for more information (270.745.5991).
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, 2012 - December 31, 2012). Membership includes a subscription to the KEB and the KCTE/LA News. Membership paid between 31 May 2012 and December 31, 2012 goes into effect at the time the membership is paid and continues through December 31, 2013. 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 .