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2018 NCTE Summer Institute

Non-Member Price: $1000.00

Student Price: $1000.00

NCTE Member Price: $1000.00

Teaching is a journey. The road is long and arduous, and it can be lonely, but the trip is so much better when we are traveling with colleagues who share our commitment to the work.

This summer, acclaimed authors, educators, mentors, and friends Leila Christenbury and Ken Lindblom invite you to reconnect with the joy of teaching as together you explore anew the surprise and pleasure of literary texts, opening new worlds through literary nonfiction, harnessing the power of informational text, and the opportunity and responsibility of being a veteran teacher.

Event Date(s): Monday, July 9, 2018, to Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Level(s): Middle, Secondary


Informed by more than 70 years of combined classroom experience, a large body of research in the discipline, and the collective expertise of a broad network of English educators, veteran teachers Leila Christenbury and Ken Lindblom invite you to participate in an Institute that will advance your practice and transform your classroom. 

This timely Institute addresses a growing concern for educators: 

How do we engage today’s students, in today’s world, with literary and nonfiction texts?

Through expert facilitation, Leila and Ken present the latest strategies. In this Insitute you will: 

  • Reenergize yourself by rethinking your role as a veteran English teacher
  • Discover advanced approaches to teaching literary and informational text
  • Develop a firmer understanding of how to responsibly navigate controversial topics without avoiding them
  • Explore new technologies, including social media platforms, that can electrify your classroom in exciting, relevant ways for you and your students
  • Meet like-minded colleagues from many states who can refresh your thinking
  • Build a lasting professional network to strengthen your efforts (and sense of humor) as you walk this continuing journey called teaching English.


Visit the 2018 Summer Insitute Main Page to Learn More


Conference Registration:

$1000 (advanced rate, applicable until May 9)
$1200 (regular rate, applicable May 10-June 9)

Registration covers the Monday afternoon through Wednesday evening Institute which includes:

July 9 4–7 pm
Welcome and keynote
(four-course dinner included in registration)

July 10 9 am–5 pm
Sessions on literary, informational, and social media texts with featured guests
(buffet lunch included in registration)

July 11 8 am–12 pm 
Sessions on leadership and change
(box lunch included in registration)

  • Personalized certificate of attendance for 15 CPUs
  • A copy of Continuing the Journey
  • Comprehensive presenter handout packet



Lodging (not covered in registration fee):
$169 per night for a junior suite (two king-sized beds) at the historic Providence Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel is offering a very reduced room rate ($169 per night) to Summer Institute attendees. Each room has two king sized beds as well as a nicely appointed sitting area. To secure your reservation enter the reservation code 1806NCTESU at checkout.

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Reserve Your Room By Phone
Guests can call a Hotel Reservations Agent directly at 401-340-2974 seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, and use your group code 1806NCTESU when speaking with the reservations agent.

Graduate Credit (optional):
One credit will be available through Stony Brook University. An additional written assignment and fee will be required. More information coming soon. 


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