The National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference will be beginning in less than 24 hours. This year’s conference theme is Because Shift Happens: Teaching in the 21st Century. They have a great list of presenters which are scheduled to be participating in the conference in San Antonio. The better news is that I have heard of nearly all of them!
To support the conference, a Ning has been created to allow those who attend the conference in person and those who are virtually attending have to opportunity to interact. They have set up discussion forums for people to participate, speaker’s notes, and blog posts about the conference. During the conference, I anticipate there will be more activity on the site.
Individuals have also set up 25 groups, from Teacher Writes to YA Literature Fans to 21st Century Literacies to Grammar in the Writing Process where more targeted conversations are beginning to emerge.
The cost of participation is only your time ( a precious commodity) and your energy ( a limited resources, especially at this time of the year). You can join the excitement at ncte2008.ning.com. I hope to see you there.