2017 Young Writers Contest, grades 6-12

OKCTE Flyer 2017Let’s celebrate our students’ voices!

The Oklahoma Council of Teachers of English (OKCTE), is currently accepting entries for the 2017 Young Writers Contest, grades 6-12. Each year, the Young Writers Contest encourages students to submit their original work for a statewide competition. This year, students may submit original writing from a range of categories (Short Story, Expository Essay, Personal Narrative, Descriptive Paragraph, Poetry, and Comic) for the chance to win and have their writing featured in the 2017 OKCTE Young Writers Contest Anthology.

The deadline for submissions is December 9, 2016.

Please encourage your students to share their writing with us!

To submit student writing, please follow the link below to fill out the Google Survey. Instructions specifying how to submit student work are detailed at the end of the survey: http://bit.ly/2eCa4vV

Thank you for sharing your students’ writing, and please do not hesitate to contact Jane Baber (janefisher@ou.edu) with questions.

Podcast On Your Plan episode 48 #NCTE16 Recap with Christy and Caitlin

Returning guest, Christy Mock-Stutz, Montana’s ELA Director, and fellow Montana education leader, Caitlin Chiller, share significant takeaways from the 2016 annual National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) conference!

Talking Points:

  • advocacy through writing
  • advocacy through the curriculum content
  • diversity
  • responsibilities to the community as an educated individual
  • teachers’ well-being
  • building an online community for professional growth
  • and the issues with overemphasizing College-and-Career Readiness

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes, highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!

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Podcast On Your Plan episode 46 with Dr. Doug Fisher

Dr Doug Fisher and Josh Flores

Dr. Doug Fisher was the keynote at our 2016 Reading Summit and was gracious enough to close the day with a live Q&A podcast! In our time together, Dr. Fisher elaborates on points made in his keynote and afternoon breakout session and responds to questions provided by Oklahoma’s ELA community and members of the audience. This episode is a must-listen for reading and writing teachers!

Dr. Fisher is also on Twitter at Twitter logo mini@DFISHERSDSU! SHOUT OUT to the University of Central Oklahoma for the generosity of hosting Oklahoma teachers and us! Give them a personal shout out via Twitter at Twitter logo mini@UCOBronchos!

Thanks for listening and please share with a teacher you love! For more episodes, highlighting great educators subscribe via iTunesStitcher for Android, or listen anywhere via SoundCloud. Leave a message for me on Twitter @mrjoshflores, the SoundCloud stream, or at ELAOKTeachers.com!

LINKS

Fisher and Frey.com – Visit the official homepage of Dough Fisher and Nancy Frey and access a generous amount of open resources, research, and presentations!

Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts – This is a great addition to your professional library and the basis for Dr. Fisher’s keynote at our 2016 Reading/Literacy Summit.

Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12 – This text provides a wealth of research worth considering when evaluating learning programs in school or as a catalyst for teacher teams to reflect on current instruction and curriculum practices. It was the basis for Dr. Fisher’s afternoon breakout session at the 2016 Reading/Literacy Summit.

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