January 2020 

CTCTE Chronicle

Connecticut Council of Teachers of English

Save the Date!
May 9th

CTCTE Conference 2020
"Disrupting Literacy: Reframing Our Perspective & Practice"
Southern Connecticut State University

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Tricia Ebarvia is Co-Director for the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project (PAWLP), a site of the National Writing Project (NWP). She contributes to the “From the Classroom” column on the PAWLP website and to Her writing has also been published in English Journal, Literacy Today, and Education Week. In 2016 she was named a Heinemann Fellow, an action-research “think tank” of teachers led by Ellin Keene. And in 2018, Tricia co-founded the anti-bias, anti-racist pedagogy effort #DisruptTexts with the goal of advocating for more inclusive and equitable curricula and pedagogies.

With Special Guest
 Tiana Silvas

2019 Recipient
NCTE Donald H. Graves Award
Excellence in the Teaching of Writing
Great to see so many at our meetup!  

CTCTE Receives 2019 Kent D Williamson
Affiliate Membership Recruitment Award
Congratulations, Meghan Hatch-Geary!
Connecticut's 2020 Teacher of the Year 
Meghan teaches English at Woodland Regional High School in Beacon Falls. Follow this link to learn more about her. Connect with her on Twitter at @2020CTtoy. Oh, and take a look at this fun reading challenge she put together for the new year!   
February is fast approaching. If you are hosting or know of any events, make sure to let NCTE know. Follow this link to do so and to also access NCTE's toolkit, which includes promotional materials! 
On December 5th, CTCTE hosted a "regathering" for members to experience the wonders of the #TheEdCollabGathering. Attendees were privileged to learn from Maggie B. Roberts and Julia Torres from their session, "Empowering Readers and Writers to Independently Seek Challenge." Their session is still available here
What are we reading?
Ocean Vuong's first novel is a New York Times bestseller and received the 2019 New England Book Award.  It is set largely in Hartford where Vuong grew up.
In the young adult category, the 2019 New England Book Award went to Massachusetts-based author Jarrett J. Krosoczka for his latest Hey, Kiddo.  
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