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

This event is in the past.

Though dystopian novels have been popular lately, they need not represent our classrooms. With kindergarteners doing worksheets and eleventh graders spending hours in ACT & SAT prep, it can be easy to lose sight of that.

Join us on Friday, October 7, 2016, at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan, to be inspired; to see the power of words; to be reminded of America’s ideals of life, liberty, and the role of literacy in both; to help spread the word that freedom should apply to our students and teachers too. Choice matters because reading, writing, and making all matter too.

Nancie Atwell, winner of the first Global Teacher Prize and author of the profession-changing book In the Middle, will be our keynote speaker.

Casey Rocheteau, winner of the first Write A House campaign in Detroit
and author of several poetry collections, will be our luncheon speaker.

A Pre-Conference Workshop will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2016. This year's Pre-Conference Workshop is entitled "Writing with Mentors: How to Reach Every Writer in the Room Using Current, Engaging Mentor Texts"; the learning will be facilitated by Mrs. Toby Kahn-Loftus, Director of the Top-of-the-Mitt Writing Project and MCTE Region 10 Coordinator.  More information can be found in the EVENT DESCRIPTION of the Pre-Conference Workshop.

Lodging Accommodations
MCTE Fall Conference attendees can reserve a room on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at the Kellogg Hotel for a discounted rate of $114.  For reservations, call (800) 875-5090 and mention the MCTE Fall Conference.  Reservations must be made prior to September 6, 2016.

If you wish to register by mail, please click here for a paper registration form.  Registration questions should be directed to MCTE Treasurer Jim Kroll at

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