Call for Proposals

2018 KCTE Conference

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Accepting Proposals for 2018 Conference

The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English is now accepting proposals for the 2018 Conference. We are seeking innovative presentations that will re-energize educational professionals to make positive change in their classrooms, schools, and districts. Here are the details:

What: KCTE Conference

When: Friday, February 23 & Saturday, February 24, 2018

Where: Embassy Suites Lexington

Theme: The Power of Engagement

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: October 31, 2017

How to Submit a Proposal: Fill out this form

Conference Registration: Register directly from this link

KCTE Membership: Join or renew here

Here's the Gist

What We're Looking For

Educational researchers like Robert Marzano and John Hattie support what practitioners already know: when students are actively engaged in the learning process, achievement increases. This idea has manifested itself in the STEM subjects as project-based learning and hands-on experiments, but the English Language Arts field tends to be left out. We owe it to ourselves and our students to increase active engagement in the ELA classroom. Further, teachers must also engage in the professional networking and learning process in order to positively grow and evolve. As such, the KCTE Conference will be focused on teacher and student engagement. We are currently seeking conference proposals from innovative professionals on the following topics:

  • Project, problem, and/or performance-based learning

  • Research-based, teacher-tested, student-vetted instructional strategies that promote student engagement

  • Engaging reading, writing, and vocabulary strategies

  • Inquiry-based instruction

  • Professional networking

  • Engaging in the political process as educators

  • Genius hour

  • Literacy across the curriculum

This list is not exhaustive; KCTE will consider any proposal that promotes student and/or teacher engagement.

About Us

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 our journal, The Kentucky English Bulletin, our newsletter, the annual conference, the student writing contest, and the grants and awards we present to deserving educators in the ELA field. 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.