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May 2020 

CTCTE Chronicle

Connecticut Council of Teachers of English

2020 Conference - REPLACED!

Due to continued uncertainty, we made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 conference. But, we are looking to provide a series of webinars aligned with our theme in the fall. We will be contacting those who submitted proposals, and if you would like to propose a webinar, please follow the button below.
Submit Webinar Proposals Here!
From Aiyah Moustafa: "Thank you to all who participated in the first meeting of “Conversations as Teachers of Color.” It was an opportunity to connect with educators and to hear what's been most exciting and challenging for us on our journeys. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to meet in a virtual space on March 13th, 2020, and hold our conversations right before the quarantine. We had important conversations about topics such as the burden of representation, cultural competency in our schools, assumption of criminality, and the invisible systems and narratives within our respective curricula. Overall, it was a chance to speak freely about a systemic issue with curiosity and transparency and, as organizers, that's all we could have asked for. I need to thank those of you who supported us through networking, providing resources, and your time. You made it possible for us to create this welcoming space." 

And, thank you Aiyah! We are excited to build on this positive first step.

In the spirit of our "Conversations as Teachers of Color," don't miss Dr. Kim Parker and Tricia Ebarvia's series this month, #31DaysIBPOC, a project "celebrating the teacher voices of Indigenous, Black, and People of color." 
Martha Curran is back at the helm of our social media, 
and s
he is sharing great resources and exciting news.

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Congrats Rob!
 
Did you hear? The Conference on English Leadership honored one of our Board Members, Rob Ford, with its Innovative Leadership Award!

Our President Cathy Sosnowski authored our latest blog: "Pose ... Wobble ... Flow." You can read her encouraging, supportive words here
What are we reading?

"Pandemic reading: Turning to text to understand mankind in a moment of crisis" ~ Kris Nystrom
SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. It uses Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. Each week, two texts are released. It’s first week paired Tiffany D. Jackson’s Monday’s Not Coming with Dashka Slater’s The 57 Bus.
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