NJCTE Fall Conference 2016

Reading, Writing, and Empathy

A free morning of professional development!

NJCTE will be hosting their annual fall conference on October 29th from 9am-12pm at Manchester Township High School. This free event is open to teachers from all grade levels (and any subject!). Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/3cRm0NTNWVCk9j6h2

This year's theme is "Reading, Writing, and Empathy: Using Literature to Build Compassion". Authors Gae Polisner and Nora Raleigh Baskin will be on hand to lead a discussion centered around using literature to talk about difficult topics with students. Both authors have new novels about the events and impacts of September 11th and will be available to sign their books after the talk. Booktowne, an independent bookstore in Manasquan, NJ will be on hand to sell books and will carry other 9/11 materials, including Jewell Parker Rhodes' new middle grade novel, Towers Falling. Booktowne will also sell additional titles by Nora Raleigh Baskin and Gae Polisner.

In addition, members of NJCTE will share strategies for pairing novels, graphic novels, nonfiction, and more to inspire empathy in students when discussing difficult topics.


Register to reserve your spot: https://goo.gl/forms/3cRm0NTNWVCk9j6h2


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GAE POLISNER is the award-winning author of The Summer of Letting Go (Nerdy Book Club Best YA 2014, Teen Ink Editor’s Choice Badge of Approval) and The Pull of Gravity (2012 Bank Street Best, 2012 PSLA Top Forty, Nerdy Book Club Best YA 2011). She also co-hosts Teachers Write!,a virtual writers camp for teachers and educators. She lives in Long Island, New York with her family.

Nora Raleigh Baskin is the ALA Schneider Family Book Award–winning author of Anything But Typical. She was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for her novel What Every Girl (Except Me) Knows, and has since written a number of novels for middle graders and teens, including The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah, The Summer Before Boys, and Ruby on the Outside. Nora lives with her family in Connecticut. Visit her at NoraBaskin.com.

NJCTE Fall Conference

Saturday, Oct. 29th 2016 at 9am-12pm

101 S Colonial Dr

Manchester

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.