Building off of the success of our inaugural conference, the ICTE invites educators of all levels to submit proposals for the annual spring conference of the NCTE state affiliate. This year’s theme, Sparking Joy in Teaching, celebrates the practices, activities, and pedagogy that spark joy in you, in your students, and even in your broader school community.
Marie Kondo, of Netflix’s Tidying Up and “spark joy” fame, suggests that in a moment of joy, “every part or cell of your body lifts up little by little….” So, we want to hear about the teaching strategies, methods, skills, texts, topics, and content-specific materials that lift up you and your students.
What practice has been the most joyful for your teaching? What classroom activities spark joy in your students? What keeps you joyful and excited about teaching or about being a literacy educator? Consider drafting a conference proposal that showcases your favorite resource, practice, or curricula to support other teachers in making literacy learning a joyful experience for students.
This is YOUR time to shine -- we want YOU to share the amazing things you do in your classroom!