Sunday, November 25, 2012

2013 Conference

Planning has long since been underway for the 2013 ACTE Conference.  Vice President Anna Hartzog has been hard at work scheduling the date, time, and keynote speaker.  The conference will be Saturday, February 2nd at Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville from 8:00 to 3:00.  Jeff Anderson, the "Write Guy," is scheduled to be the keynote speaker.

Take a close look at the flyer and make plans to attend! 

Click HERE to register for the conference!  

We are still looking for presenters for the breakout sessions.  If you are interested, please contact Anna Hartzog to submit a proposal.

It is truly going to be a great day!  We look forward to seeing you there!  

Saturday, January 28, 2012

What a great day!

A big thank you goes out to all of the people who came to the conference today. I hope that everyone had a great day.  I know I have some new ideas for my own classroom thanks to our WONDERFUL presenters!

We ended the day with a board meeting and elected new officers.  Congrats to everyone!  I will post a list of everyone at the bottom of the post.  At the board meeting, we voted to make this blog the new Alabama English.   Be on the lookout for monthly blog posts about innovative lessons and happenings from guest bloggers.  It will also continue to be the news source for information about the organization and next year's conference.

2012- 2014 ACTE Officers 

President - Amanda Esslinger 
Vice President / President Elect - Anna Hartzog 
Secretary - Ann Chandler Schuleva 
Treasurer - Lacey Johnson 
Past President - Lynn McGuffey 
Elementary School Representative - Ali Phelps 
Middle School Representative - Debbie Simms 
High School Representative - Karli Morris 
College Representative - Dr. Tonya Perry 
NCTE Delegate / Liaison - Dr. Cindy Adams 
Alabama English Editor / Blogger - Katie Ray 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Less than one week!

The 2012 Conference is closing in on us!  It is this Saturday from 8:00 to 3:00 at Homewood High School in Birmingham.  There will be directions to the venue at the bottom of this post.  Attendees will receive a detailed program with the day's schedule upon check in.  We are so excited to see everyone there!

From I-65 South
Take exit 255 (Lakeshore Drive).  Turn left at the stop light at the end of the ramp.  HHS is on the right at the 4th stop light. 

From I-65 North
Take exit 255 (Lakeshore Drive).  Turn right at the stop light at the end of the ramp.  HHS is on the right at the 3rd stop light. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Spread the Word!

Registrations are coming in!  
Many people have asked if registration is open or about the logistics of the day.  

Registration will continue all of the way until the morning of the conference.  If you know of someone who would like to attend, please direct them to our page.  

The conference day is going to be great!  Alfie Kohn will speak from 8:00 - 11:00.  His keynote session will be followed by lunch and three English - specific sessions.  

Thanks for your interest in ACTE!