About the Michigan Council of Teachers of English

Founded in 1924, the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE) is an organization for K-16 English language arts teachers and English educators in Michigan. MCTE provides professional development for English language arts teachers and English education professors throughout the state. Our goals are to disseminate current English education scholarship and assist English language arts teachers as they make decisions about pedagogical practices, student populations, and teaching philosophies.

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2017 Think Spring Conference with Yetta Goodman

Michigan Council of Teachers of English Presents: 2017 Think Spring Conference:"What's Common to Your Core?" A Day with Yetta Goodman

Join us on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the Winding Brook Conference Center, located at the Shepherd exit off of US-127, four miles south of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan (8240 S. Genuine Road, Shepherd, Michigan, 48883).  We will have a day of conversation and learning with the one-and-only Yetta Goodman. She is, in short, one of the giants on whose shoulders we stand.  Don't miss this chance to learn with one of the lions of literacy.  

Call for Nominations: 2017 Touchstone Awards

The deadline for nominations for Michigan’s Creative Writing High School Teacher of the Year and Touchstone Award winner is February 17, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST. This award (in association with the Michigan Youth Arts Creative Writing Program) is MCTE’s way of recognizing Creative Writing teachers at the high school level. Please address the general nomination criteria in your nomination (500 words):

  • Nominees are teachers who are "advocates in arts education who endow Michigan’s children with a lifelong capacity for innovation." 
  • Nominees should also have "a record of advocacy for arts programs, dedication to bringing out the very best in their students, and a continued commitment to artistic excellence."  
  • The nominee should be actively teaching Creative Writing at the high school level and should be a member of MCTE. 
  •  Although participation in the Michigan Youth Arts Creative Writing Program is not required, it may be used to identify those who are teaching creative writing and encouraging students to share their work Please send the nominations via email to Kia Jane Richmond, MYAF Coordinator, at krichmon@nmu.edu or call 817-683-4980 if you have questions.
  • The Touchstone Award recipient will be announced in late March 2017 and will be honored at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in Kalamazoo in May 2017. The Touchstone Award recipient will also be a candidate for Michigan Teacher of the Year.
  • Note: Meemic Insurance is a proud sponsor of the Touchstone Awards.

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2017 Think Spring Conference: "What's Common to Your Core?" A Day with Yetta Goodman

  • Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 8am - 2pm
    Location: Winding Brook Conference Center - 8240 S. Genuine Road, Shepherd, MI 48883

    We will have a day of conversation and learning with the one-and-only Yetta…

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP - Writing with Mentors

  • Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 4:30pm - 7pm
    Location: Kellogg Conference Center & Hotel - Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

    This year's pre-conference session will be framed around a terrific new text that all…

MCTE Fall Conference 2016

  • Friday, October 7th, 2016 at 7:30am - 3:30pm
    Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center - Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan

    Though dystopian novels have been popular lately, they need not represent our classrooms. With…

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