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Friday, July 29
Registration Open 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. more
For faster check-in onsite, upload your proof of vaccine in CrowdPass and bring your registrant badge QR code to scan at one of the registration counters. Ballroom C Foyer (Convention Center)
Opening Keynote 9:00–10:00 a.m. more
Celeste Ng is the number one New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere. Her third novel, Our Missing Hearts, will be published in October 2022. Ng is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work has been published in over 30 languages. Her most recent book, Our Missing Hearts, is an old story made new, of the ways supposedly civilized communities can ignore the most searing injustice, including censorship. It’s a story about the power—and limitations— of art to create change, the lessons and legacies we pass on to our children, and how any of us can survive a broken world with our hearts intact. Supported by Penguin Random House Education. Ballroom C (Convention Center)
LLA Welcome & Opening Keynote 10:15–11:15 a.m. more
Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz is an award-winning associate professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on racial literacy in teacher education, Black girl literacies, and Black and Latinx male high school students. A sought-after speaker on issues of race, culturally responsive pedagogy, and diversity, Sealey-Ruiz works with K-12 and higher education school communities to increase their racial literacy knowledge and move toward more equitable school experiences for their Black and Latinx students. Sealey-Ruiz appeared in Spike Lee’s 2 Fists Up: We Gon’ Be Alright, a documentary about the Black Lives Matter movement and the campus protests at Mizzou. Her co-authored book (with Dr. Detra Price-Dennis) Advancing Racial Literacies in Teacher Education: Toward Activism for Equity in Digital Spaces (2021). She is the author of the full-length poetry collections Love from the Vortex & Other Poems (2020) and The Peace Chronicles (2021). Ballroom D (Convention Center)
ELATE Welcome & Opening Keynote 10:15–11:15 a.m. more
The first African American writer to be named Kentucky poet laureate, Frank X Walker is Professor of English and African American and Africana Studies and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he founded pluck!: The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture. He has published eleven collections of poetry, including his latest, Masked Man, Black: Pandemic & Protest Poems, and Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, which was awarded an NAACP Image Award and the Black Caucus American Library Association Honor Award. Walker is also the author of Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York, winner of a Lillian Smith Book Award, and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride. He coined the term “Affrilachia” and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets group. A Cave Canem fellow, his honors also include a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry. Ballroom E (Convention Center)
Sessions 10:15–11:15 a.m. more
Cultivating a Deep Culture of Reading and Writing in Your Curriculum with Diverse Children’s Literature—NCTE Track Ballroom C (Convention Center)
Sessions 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. more
Where Is the Justice? Creative Responses in Teaching, Learning, and Engagement--NCTE Track Ballroom C (Convention Center)
What’s New in Journals—NCTE Track Ballroom E (Convention Center)
“I Never Even Thought of That”: Translanguaging Pedagogies as a Site of Possibility in the English Language Arts Classroom—LLA Track L017/L018 (Convention Center)
Literacy for Liberation: A Community's Story of Love through Power—LLA Track L010/L014 (Convention Center)
Exploring Diverse Elementary Students’ Literacy Development in a Literacy Club—LLA Track L015/L019 (Convention Center)
YOU Can Be the Change: How English Teachers Can Lead the Way to Inclusion—LLA Track L016 (Convention Center)
Framing for Success: Metaliteracies, Information Literacy, and the ELA Classroom—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom D (Marriott)
We Are the Autonomous Ones: Agency and Inquiry in English Teachers’ Online Professional Development—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom A (Marriott)
Mode-Switching as Face-Saving Resource in a Synchronous Online Class about Linguistic Racism—ELATE Track Bluegrass 2 Room (Marriott)
Exploring Stories through Intergenerational Storytelling and YA Nonfiction to Inform Teacher Education—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom C (Marriott)
Co-Constructing a Language-in-Action Framework: Homeplace for Nurturing ELA Teacher Candidates’ Ability to Find Inroads for Cultivating Social Justice—ELATE Track Thoroughbred Room (Marriott)
Fostering Healing and Restorative Spaces for Black and Latinx Youth—ELATE Track Rose Room (Marriott)
Critical Possiblilies of Homeplace—ELATE Track Ballroom D (Convention Center)
ELA Practice and Praxis for Homeplacemaking and Social Justice—ELATE Track Bluegrass 1 Room (Marriott)
There’s No Place Like Home: Place‐Based Pedagogies of Resistance and Change—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom B (Marriott)
NCTE Lunch & Keynote 12:45–2:15 p.m. more
Shelly C. Lowe, Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), will deliver a keynote address at this summer’s inaugural Homecoming event. Lowe is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and is the first Native American woman selected to lead the federal cultural agency as chair, a position appointed by President Biden and confirmed by the US Senate. Previously, Lowe had served from 2015 to 2022 as a member of the National Council on the Humanities, an appointment by President Obama. Lowe’s career in higher education includes roles as executive director of the Harvard University Native American Program, assistant dean in the Yale College Dean’s Office, and director of the Native American Cultural Center at Yale University. Prior to holding these positions, she spent six years as the graduate education program facilitator for the American Indian Studies Programs at the University of Arizona. Ballroom C (Convention Center)
Workshops 2:30–6:00 p.m. more
Leaning into Leadership: Strategies, Moves, and Protocols to Impact Change—NCTE Track Ballroom C (Convention Center)
The Role of Literature in Troubling Times—NCTE Track Ballroom E (Convention Center)
A Time for (Self) Love & Healing—NCTE Track Ballroom D (Convention Center)
Sessions 2:30-3:30 p.m. more
Honoring the Children’s Cultures and Languages: Supporting the Literacy Efforts of Multilingual Children through Retrospective Miscue Analysis—LLA Track L010/L014 (Convention Center)
Teaching the Rainbow: GSAs and Advocacy in Classroom Spaces—LLA Track L015/L019 (Convention Center)
Cuentos: Discovering Our Creative Process by Listening Intently, Learning from, and Creating Art with Community Artists—LLA Track L016 (Convention Center)
Teacher Preparation as Homeplace: Moving from Fear, Anger, Guilt, and Shame to Critical Consciousness and Action— ELATE Track Thoroughbred Room (Marriott)
The Cohort Model as Homeplace—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom B (Marriott)
When Home Is Many Voiced: Creating Homespace in Culturally Diverse Classrooms—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom D (Marriott)
Working toward Queer and Trans Liberation in and through English Education—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom C (Marriott)
Practice and Policy: Supporting ELA Teachers in a Polarized Environment—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom A (Marriott)
PSTs, Power, and Positionality in Today's Politicized Classroom—ELATE Track Bluegrass 2 Room (Marriott)
Exploring Effective Practice with Teacher and Preservice Teachers—ELATE Track Rose Room (Marriott)
Using Labor-Based Single-Point Rubrics to Love Ourselves and Our Students—LLA Track L017/L018 (Convention Center)
Sessions 4:45–5:45 p.m. more
My Word! Cultivating Ownership of Vocabulary Development with Independent Reading in the Multilingual Mainstream Classroom—LLA Track L017/L018 (Convention Center)
Love Your Students Enough to Give Up Your Power: Conversations on Equity and Building Student Capacity for Leadership—LLA Track L015/L019 (Convention Center)
In the Age of Essentialness, Talking about Race Is E S S E N T I A L—LLA Track L016 (Convention Center)
Empowering Kindergarten Writers: Putting THEIR Voice on the Page—LLA Track L010/L014 (Convention Center)
Making Meaning, Making Home in High School Literature Classrooms—ELATE Track Bluegrass 2 Room (Marriott)
Homeplace and Belonging in the Classroom Library: Celebrating Black Joy in Literature—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom A (Marriott)
The Ozarks Is Our Home: Writing the Ecology of Place—ELATE Track Rose Room (Marriott)
Radical Love and Collective Healing: Choosing Communities within the Margins—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom D (Marriott)
Layered Voices: (Re)imagining Reading Experiences through a Multiliteracies and Translanguaging Stance—ELATE Track Thoroughbred Room (Marriott)
Verse Novels as Mentor Texts—ELATE Track Bluegrass 1 Room (Marriott)
Making a Homeplace: A Collaborative of ELA Educators across (Precarious) Contexts—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom C (Marriott)
When I Think of Home: Creating Homespace through Alternative Literacy Practices—ELATE Track Filly Room (Marriott)
Professional Development for the Soul: A Freeing Space for Black Linguistic Celebration, Healing, and Curricula (Re)Imagining—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom E (Marriott)
NCTE Social Gathering 6:00–9:00 p.m. more
Homecoming features a dinner and music event to celebrate the common bonds among literacy educators. Originally formed as a collection of musicians and singers in December 1999, Unlimited Show Band has performed electrifying stage shows at significant festivals, including Louisville's Waterfront Soul and Funk Fest and the Kentucky Derby Black & White Gala. The band features LeRonda Thompson, a recently retired elementary school teacher of 33 years, on keyboard and vocals! This event is open to all registrants at no additional charge. Ballroom A (Convention Center)
Exhibits Open 6:00–9:00 p.m. more
Exhibitors include Booksource, NoRedInk, Peace Corps Response, Scanning Pens Inc., AKJ Education, Latinx KidLit Book Festival, NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center, and NCTE Central. Ballroom A (Convention Center)
Saturday, July 30
Registration Open 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits Open 9:00-11:30 a.m. & 12:30 - 6:00 p.m.
LLA Keynote 9:00–10:00 a.m. more
The authors of the book Revolutionary Love will speak. L010/L014 (Convention Center)
ELATE Keynote 9:00–10:00 a.m. more
Real Talk: Black and Latina Feminisms in English Teacher Education—In this Real Talk session, we imagine Black and Latina feminist futures in English education. As an intergenerational group of Black and Latina feminist teachers and scholars, we will explore how women of color feminisms can be the homeplace of curriculum and pedagogy in both English teacher education and K–12 classrooms. Kentucky Ballroom E (Marriott)
Sessions 9:00–10:00 a.m. more
Strengthening through Story: Maintaining the Humanity in Leadership—ALM Track Kentucky Ballroom F/G (Marriott)
Love, Literacy, and Light in Pursuit of Racial Justice—NCTE Track Ballroom C (Convention Center)
Sessions 9:00–11:15 a.m. more
Copyright, Fair Use, and Open Educational Resources: How to Create and Adapt Open Teaching Materials for Flexible, Localized, and Culturally Responsive Teaching—NCTE Track L005/L009 (Convention Center)
Presentation from the National Humanities Alliance—ALM Track Kentucky Ballroom F/G (Marriott)
Sessions 10:15–11:15 a.m. more
Build Your Stack with Books that Open Doors—NCTE Track Ballroom D (Convention Center)
Transition + Movement + Friction—NCTE Track Ballroom E (Convention Center)
Love Your Students by Meeting Students’ SEL Needs through Instruction—LLA Track L017/L018 (Convention Center)
Both of Us Together: Insights into Multimodal Writing Conferences—LLA Track L015/L019 (Convention Center)
Integrating Literacy and Science for a Sustainable, Environmentally Just Future—LLA Track L010/L014 (Convention Center)
Building Bridges of Love and Connections through Popular Culture—LLA Track L016 (Convention Center)
Languaging without Borders: Creating Loving and Equitable Classroom Ecosystems of Bilingual and Multilingual Learners—LLA Track L020 (Convention Center)
Future Autobiography: Imagined Dispositions That Build Resilience—ELATE Track Filly Room (Marriott)
Supports and Challenges in Enacting Humanizing Pedagogies: An Analysis of a Gay Teacher's Attempts to Move toward Criticality—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom D (Marriott)
How’d You Like That Album/Meal/Game? Review Writing as Community- and Skill-Building—ELATE Track Bluegrass 1 Room (Marriott)
Reimagining Culturally Relevant Critical Race English Education Shown through Aesthetic Lived Experiences—ELATE Track Bluegrass 2 Room (Marriott)
When Home Isn’t Safe: How Do We Protect and Support BIPOC, Trans, and Queer Teacher Education Students?— ELATE Track Thoroughbred Room (Marriott)
Belonging and Relating: Critical Engagement with Youth—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom C (Marriott)
Homeplace as Sites Resistance, Community, and Humanizing Practice—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom E (Marriott)
Looking within for Homeplace: Building ELA Homeplaces for Students and Teachers—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom B (Marriott)
Supporting Preservice Teachers' Literacy Development, Practice, and Pedagogies—ELATE Track Rose Room (Marriott)
When “Homeplace” and “Schoolplace” Collide: Navigating Race and Post-Truth Discourse—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom A (Marriott)
NCTE Keynote 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. more
Ruta Sepetys is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Her novels Between Shades of Gray, Out of the Easy, Salt to the Sea, and The Fountains of Silence have won or been shortlisted for more than forty book prizes, and are included on more than sixty state award lists. Between Shades of Gray was adapted into the film Ashes in the Snow, and her other novels are currently in development for TV and film. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Ruta is passionate about the power of history and literature to foster global awareness and connectivity. Sepetys has engaged with NCTE and literacy educators during the pandemic, most recently in a professional learning session discussing the Ukraine crisis. Supported by Penguin Young Readers. Ballroom C (Convention Center)
Lunch on Your Own 12:30–2:00 p.m.
Workshops 2:00–5:00 p.m. more
Intellectual Freedom, Censorship, and Preparing for the Year Ahead—NCTE Track Ballroom C (Convention Center)
Red Bike Moment: A Story-Writing Experience—NCTE Track Ballroom D (Convention Center)
Workshop:Culturally Inclusive Literacy Practices to Heal and Restore—NCTE Track Ballroom E (Convention Center)
Sessions 2:00–3:00 p.m. more
Enhancing Literacy Assessment Competencies through Action Inquiry—LLA Track L020 (Convention Center)
Preparing Preservice Teachers to Create Multilingual Spaces through Family Engagement Practices—LLA Track L010/L014 (Convention Center)
Queering Elementary Literacy Curriculum: Supporting Preservice Teachers in Disruption through Anti-Oppressive Pedagogy—LLA Track L015/L019 (Convention Center)
We Begin Here: Literacies and Land Education in Early Elementary Classrooms—LLA Track L017/L018 (Convention Center)
We All Have Origin Stories: Leveraging Comics, Storytelling, and Multimedia in Literacy Instruction—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom B (Marriott)
Creating Community and Conversations during COVID-19—ELATE Track Bluegrass 1 Room (Marriott)
Critical Media Literacy Education in a Complex and Shifting Information Terrain—ELATE Track Rose Room (Marriott)
Cultivating Social Justice Pedagogies in Unjust Social and Political Climates—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom D (Marriott)
Making Homeplaces with, among, and in Spite of Bad Feelings—ELATE Track Thoroughbred Room (Marriott)
Time to Teach about Climate Change Denial!—ELATE Track Filly Room (Marriott)
The New Teachable Moment for Advancing Educational Equity: Cultivating Our Critical Pips—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom C (Marriott)
“Is he gay? That’s like, all I want to know": Queer and Trans Youth Searching for a Homeplace in a Young Adult Literature Book Club—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom E (Marriott)
Sessions 3:15-4:15 p.m. more
I Talk Normal: Attending to Raciolinguistics in Early Learning Environments—LLA Track L016 (Convention Center)
Censorship in Early Childhood: How to Support Our Youngest Learners in Reading and Discussing Banned Books—LLA Track L010/L014 (Convention Center)
Using Labor-Based Single-Point Rubrics to Love Ourselves and Our Students—LLA Track L015/L019 (Convention Center)
Belonging and Welcome: Lessons from Greek Philotimo—ELATE Track Rose Room (Marriott)
Making Zines, Democratic Multiples, and Radical Road Maps: Using DIY Crafts in the ELA Methods Classroom—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom A (Marriott)
Catalyzing Epistemic Friction across Homeplaces: Antiracist Texts, Conversations, and Teaching at PWIs—ELATE Track Thoroughbred Room (Marriott)
Embodied Racial Healing as a Pathway toward Homeplace—ELATE Track Bluegrass 1 Room (Marriott)
A Writing Group for YOU: Building and Sustaining Writing Communities to Support Your Academic Writing Life— ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom E (Marriott)
Ain’t Is a Word: Rural Students’ Home Languages in the ELA Classroom—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom C (Marriott)
Identifying and Naming Diversity Erasure in Standardized English Language Arts Curricular Materials—ELATE Track Bluegrass 2 Room (Marriott)
Body Biographies: Analyzing Characters Inside and Out -- ELATE Track Filly Room (Marriott)
All of One Blood: Reconstructing a Literary Homeplace—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom D (Marriott)
Between Homeplaces: Real Talk on the Transition from Teacher to Teacher Educator—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom B (Marriott)
ELATE Social Gathering 4:30–5:00 p.m. more
Kentucky Ballroom E (Marriott)
Member Gathering 5:15–6:15 p.m. more
Hosted by Detra Price-Dennis & Antero Garcia Ballroom C (Convention Center)
LLA Membership and Delegates Meeting 6:30–7:15 p.m. more
Ballroom D (Convention Center)
ELATE Commission Meetings 6:30–7:30 p.m. more
Ballroom E (Convention Center)
Sunday, July 31
Registration Open 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
NCTE Closing Keynote 9:00–10:00 a.m. more
Matt de la Peña is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning Last Stop on Market Street, Milo Imagines the World, Carmela Full of Wishes, Love, and A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, as well as a number of critically acclaimed young adult novels. In 2016 de la Peña received NCTE’s Intellectual Freedom Award, honoring him for his courage in standing up for intellectual freedom with the NCTE National Intellectual Freedom Award, given for his efforts to fight censorship not only through his words but also through his actions. Supported by Penguin Young Readers. Ballroom C (Convention Center)
Exhibits Open 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. more
Exhibitors include Booksource, NoRedInk, Peace Corps Response, Scanning Pens Inc., AKJ Education, Latinx KidLit Book Festival, NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center, and NCTE Central. Ballroom A (Convention Center)
Workshops 10:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. more
Teachers Need to Know: Educational Gag Orders, Censorship, and Resources—NCTE & ALM Tracks Ballroom C (Convention Center)
The Power of Story: Examining Nonfiction in Library Collections and Classrooms—NCTE Track Ballroom D (Convention Center)
Sessions 10:15-11:15 a.m. more
“Cuando tenía siete años..”: Family Storytelling in Early Years Online Bilingual Classrooms—LLA Track L015/L019 (Convention Center)
Monolingual Teachers–Multilingual Children: Creating Supportive Spaces for All to Discover Their Value and Find Their Voices—LLA Track L010/L014 (Convention Center)
Envisioning the Classroom as Studio Space and Homeplace—ELATE Track Filly Room (Marriott)
Literacy That Hits Home: Using the Content-Driven Integration Model for Developing Interdisciplinary Units That Connect to Students’ Lives—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom C (Marriott)
Imagining ELA as Homeplace: Remixing the Discipline through Mixed Media—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom B (Marriott)
Taking Up Archaeology of Self in the ELA Methods Classroom—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom E (Marriott)
Racial Literacy in Action: Transforming the ELA Classroom and Our Homeplace—ELATE Track Thoroughbred Room (Marriott)
Humanizing Your Syllabus—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom A (Marriott)
Sessions 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. more
NCTE Early Career Educator of Color (EC-EOC) Leadership Award Program: Voices, Visions, and Promising Horizons— NCTE Track L010/L014 (Convention Center)
The Centering Moment: Preparing Their Hearts for the Work—LLA Track L015/L019 (Convention Center)
Serving the Tea: Transgressive Teaching to Reimagine Literacy for All Students—LLA Track L016 (Convention Center)
Where’s the Academia Instruction Manual? Navigating the Ranks of Academia—ELATE Track Rose Room (Marriott)
Weeding Out Suspect Bias Using the Greek Rhetorical Styles of KLEMP in Social Media and News Stories—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom A (Marriott)
Problem of Practice: Course Sequencing—ELATE Track Thoroughbred Room (Marriott)
Teacher Recruitment, Renewal, and Restoration: A Rescue Mission to Save Our Home Place—ELATE Track Filly Room (Marriott)
Finding Your Career Homeplace: Navigating the Job Market—ELATE Track Kentucky Ballroom E (Marriott)
Mentoring PhD Students into Their English Education Homespace: Developing Professional Identities by Teaching, Supervising, and Researching Together—ELATE Track Bluegrass 1 Room (Marriott)