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      WVELA Annual Conference 2019 in Morgantown

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      March 29, 2019

      Friday   8:30 AM

      1550 University Ave
      Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

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      WVELA Annual Conference 2019

      Join teachers, speakers, and writers from across the country as we gather in Morgantown to explore how we create more diverse and inclusive ELA curriculums and classrooms in West Virginia. This year’s conference will take place on March 29-30, 2019 and will feature both concurrent and plenary sessions with some of the most dynamic teachers from West Virginia and around the country. In addition to classroom-tested practices presented by elementary, middle, and high school teachers join us to explore literacy, learning, and diversity with these extraordinary featured speakers: Keynote speakers... Jocelyn Chadwick: Former NCTE President, educator, writer Tricia Ebarvia: Heinemann fellow, #DisruptTexts co- founder Kwame Alexander: speaker, educator, and award winning author of The Crossover, Rebound, Solo, The Playbook, Booked, and Swing Plus! Ann Pancake: Award winning author of Strange Has This Weather Been  Crystal Good: teacher, writer, Affrilachian poet, speaker, entrepreneur And featured sessions with the brilliant folks from the Folger Shakespeare Library Education Program!  FAQs  What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is available in the Mountainlair parking garage. On Friday, WVU classes are in session and parking spaces in the garage may be limited, so plan to arrive early. Credit or debit card is accepted in the Mountainlair parking garage, and on Saturday garage parking is free. For a short walk to the Mountainlair, check out Morgantwn Parking Authority for additional garages and lots.  We encourage you to explore and take advantage of this awesome college town! Can I attend just one day of the conference? Yes! One-day tickets are available. Please specify which day you'll be attending by choosing the correct ticket at check out.  What is WVCTE and why haven't I heard of you until now? The West Virginia Council of Teachers of English is a state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). After an inspiring and transformative experience at NCTE annual convention in Washington, D.C. in 2013 and learning that West Virginia was one of only four states without an affiliate opportunity, teachers Jessica Salfia and Karla Hilliard decided it was time to revitalize this important network here at home in West Virginia. The mission of WVCTE is to connect English Language Arts educators of all levels and provide a professional experience that inspires and empowers us to do our best teaching so our students' learning matters and endures.  What is NWP@WVU and why haven't I heard of you until now? The National Writing Project at West Virginia University (NWP@WVU), a site of the National Writing Project, was established in 1987 as a public school and university partnership linking West Virginia University with Marion and Monongalia County Schools. Doddridge, Harrison and Preston Counties are now also a part of that partnership. NWP@WVU is a collaboration amongst the College of Education and Human Services, the Department of English in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and its partner school districts. Some 275 Teachers Consultants have been trained to work with teachers and administrators to promote writing and classroom research in sixty schools. The National Writing Project at West Virginia University focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email us at, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter @WVCTE.

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