Added by Robert Rozema on May 10, 2010 at 9:46am —
I'm excited to announce that one of our long-time MCTE members, Troy Hicks, has a new book out--The Digital Writing Workshop (Heinemann, 2009). I read an early draft of this book and it makes very important connections between our actual classroom practices and the digital tools that are so readily available to us. Check it out!
Added by Robert Rozema on September 10, 2009 at 9:43am —
MCTE members and friends,
This site has just won the 2009 NCTE Affiliate Award. Here is a bit from the announcement I just received:
As chair of the 2009 NCTE Affiliate Web Site Awards, it is my pleasure to inform you that the Michigan Council of Teachers of English has been selected as the winner of this year's award. Congratulations to you and your affiliate!
Added by Robert Rozema on July 18, 2009 at 4:38pm —
The State Board of Education is calling for feedback on the requirements for the Michigan Nontraditional Route to Teacher Certification (MNRTC). This is an opportunity to provide Michigan certification for 18 credits and would let programs like TEACH for AMERICA set up certification separate from Teacher Preparation Institutions. Please take the time to first respond then share the link and encourage response within your professional community. Share it with people in your department, your… Continue
Added by Robert Rozema on June 12, 2009 at 10:03am —
Just when you think it can't happen here: a text is being challenged by a group of conservative parents in Shelby, Michigan. The text in question is Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon
, and the teacher is a recent GVSU graduate, Jane Glerum. The name sounded familiar to me, and I remember now that Jane and her class also used my online role-playing game Thoughtcrime a few years ago. Here's a bit from a news article about the case:
Provocative’ book comes… Continue
Added by Robert Rozema on May 17, 2009 at 10:24am —
This is a short note to say that I've added a couple of new pages under "Who We Are." The first is actually on our existing "Affiliate" page--now you can check out all of NCTE's state affiliates, or at least the ones with web sites. You can also find out what MCTE region you belong to and who your regional coordinator is on the new "regional map" page, also under the "Who We Are" feature.
Added by Robert Rozema on April 26, 2009 at 6:28pm —
I often have to point to multiple links in a single class period. Sometimes, I use del.icio.us
social bookmarking to accomplish this, though the site is a little ugly and doesn’t offer visual previews or thumbnails of the sites you are linking. I sometimes list them on this blog, though that involves a little bit of work. A new service, the weirdly named Sqworl
lets you gather multiple resources on a single page and combine them… Continue
Added by Robert Rozema on January 20, 2009 at 3:23pm —
I'm sure many of us have heard of wikis--and perhaps one great free wiki site called Wikispaces
. If not, a wiki is a collaborative web site that is easy to set up and perfect for collaborative writing assignments. Troy Hicks
has done some very cool stuff with wikispaces over the past few years.
I use wikispaces as a place for my literature methods students to write reviews of young… Continue
Added by Robert Rozema on January 16, 2009 at 11:00am —