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OCTELA Spring Conference 2017
Diversity: Recognizing and Nurturing the Masterpieces Within All of Our Students

February 3-4, 2017

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2017 Call for Proposals
Diversity: Recognizing and Nurturing Masterpieces

Please use this web-based form to submit your proposal for the OCTELA 2017 Conference. OCTELA seeks presentation proposals featuring best practices from your classroom.

All topics are welcome and we are especially interested in presentation proposals that address K-12 teachers which include differentiation, cultural, and gender sensitivity.

Conference Focus:

  • To learn inspiring ways of teaching reading and writing for all students.
  • To share successful ideas to meet state standards.
  • To broaden teacher perspectives of meeting students' needs.
  • To reignite the passion for teaching.
  • To collaborate with colleagues from across the state.

IF YOUR PROPOSAL IS ACCEPTED, YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE DAY YOU WILL PRESENT.

Click Here to access the online form.

PROPOSALS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2016

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Graduate Credit

Graduate Credit is available through Youngstown State University. Full conference attendance is required. Click here for details.

Raffle Donations

Would you or your organization/business like to donate a basket for the popular OCTELA Conference Raffle? Contact Virginia McCormac at vcmccormac@gmail.com. Donations will be acknowledged for tax purposes.

Authors

Danny Cohen

Danny M. Cohen is not only an author and assistant professor, he is also the founder of the Unsilence Project, a new non-profit that creates and delivers engaging learning experiences about hidden, marginalized, and taboo narratives dealing with atrocity and human rights.

Matt de la Peña

Matt de la Peña is the author of six young adult novels and three picture books, including Last Stop on Market Street, winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal.

Dr. Ernest Morrell

Dr. Ernest Morrell is a former president of NCTE who works with teachers to infuse multicultural literature, youth popular culture, and media production into curricula.

Dave Stuart, Jr.

Dave Stuart, Jr. is a high school teacher who takes a “non-freaked out” approach to teaching, sharing what actually works and fails in the classroom. His highly acclaimed blog reaches over 35,000 monthly readers.