November 16-19

NCTE 2023

Columbus OH

The Two Traditions: Connecting with the History of Literature Instruction (W.14)
Audience: Secondary, Teacher Education, Research. Thursday, November 16, 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Strand: ELATE
This workshop, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), introduces NCTE members to “Making the Good Reader and Citizen: The History of Literature Instruction in American Schools,” an NEH summer program for teachers. Participants will frame today’s practices and issues in light of competing 20th century traditions of student-centered and text-centered literature pedagogy.
Presenters: Joy Bacon, Casey Andrews, Andrew Newman, Jonna Perrillo.

January 4-7

MLA 2024

Philadelphia PA

Reviving Response: Supporting Secondary Literature Teachers through Our Scholarship and Teaching

Andrew Newman (Stony Brook U, State U of New York)

Jonna Perrillo (U of Texas, El Paso)

Led by the directors of a 2023 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for Teachers on the history of literature instruction, this workshop guides higher education faculty members in supporting and collaborating with high school ELA teachers to revive reader response, an endeavor critical to our common goals amid the increasing marginalization of English and the humanities.


Lauren Leigh Kelley

Wednesday, July 19, 5:30 pm Eastern

Public Lecture (zoom)

Lauren Leigh Kelly

Associate Professor of Urban Teacher Education Learning & Teaching, Rutgers Graduate School of Education

Monsters in Society: Developing Critical SociohistoricalLiteracies in English Language Arts

Wednesday, July 12, 5:30 pm Eastern

Public Lecture (zoom)

Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman

Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor in Education

University of Pennsylvania

“You Can’t Say That”: Censoring Teachers from Horace Mann to Critical Race Theory