This year’s conference once again includes the Middle Mosaic! This session follows a popular model used at NCTE’s annual conferences. It combines the traditional general and breakout models. Participants will hear three featured speakers for 15–20 minutes each and attend two round tables where presenters share classroom idea examples. Come deepen your practice to build students’ capacity to engage with, honour and take up diverse perspectives and literacies, and make a difference in their world. We will explore approaches that nurture students’ creativity, critical thinking, communication, social responsibility, and personal responsibility.
This session is full.
Kelly Gallagher teaches at Magnolia High School in Anaheim, California. He is the author of several books on adolescent literacy, most notably Readicide and Write Like This. Kelly is the former co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University, Long Beach, and the former president of the Secondary Reading Group for the International Literacy Association.
Faye is a long-time BCTELA member and proud to be so. She is passionate about ALL students developing their voice as writers and having choice in their reading. Faye believes that collectively we can teach all students. Her most recent book is Grand Conversations 2nd ed.
Leyton is known for bridging research and practice. He is a passionate supporter of inclusive classrooms and finds joy enhancing the literate lives of kids and teachers. He has co-authored many books, including Developing Self-Regulating Learners, It’s All About Thinking: Creating Pathways for All Learners in the Middle Years, and the 3rd edition of Student Diversity.