MCTE Fall Workshop 2018

  • 29 Oct 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


  • Special registration for pre-service education students and teachers with 0-4 years of experience. Email for registration code. For pre-service teachers, please include your university and the name of your education professor. For early career teachers, include your starting year and the name of a literacy colleague.

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MCTE Fall Workshop 2018 featuring PENNY KITTLE!

"I believe each of my students must craft an individual reading life of challenge, whim, curiosity, and hunger, and I've discovered that it is not too late in high school to lead a nonreader to reading. It's never too late."  
~Penny Kittle~

Penny Kittle teaches freshman composition at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She was a teacher and literacy coach in public schools for 34 years, 21 of those spent at Kennett High School in North Conway. She is the co-author of 180 Days with Kelly Gallagher, and is the author of Book Love, and Write Beside Them, which won the James Britton award. She also co-authored two books with her mentor, Don Graves, and co-edited (with Tom Newkirk) a collection of Graves’ work, Children Want to Write. She is the president of the Book Love Foundation and was given the Exemplary Leader Award from NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership. In the summer Penny teaches graduate students at the University of New Hampshire Literacy Institutes. Throughout the year, she travels across the U.S. and Canada (and once in awhile quite a bit farther) speaking to teachers about empowering students through independence in literacy. She believes in curiosity, engagement, and deep thinking in schools for both students and their teachers. Penny stands on the shoulders of her mentors, the Dons (Murray & Graves), and the Toms (Newkirk & Romano), in her belief that intentional teaching in a reading and writing workshop brings the greatest student investment and learning in a classroom.

--Program Schedule--
Breakfast and Registration opens at 8:00
Program begins at 8:45

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN 55318
(Click here for MAP)

Registration includes MCTE membership, continental breakfast, and lunch. All registrations must be made through this site. You may pay by credit card or by sending a check.

After registering, you will receive an automatic invoice by email. If you do not receive this email, you may have mis-typed your email address. Contact Kathryn Anderson at to double-check your registration.

Shortly after the invoice, you will receive a confirmation email.

If you are paying by school or personal check, your confirmation email will include instructions for submitting your payment.

If you pay by credit card, you will receive a third email confirming your PayPal payment.

Note:  If you need interpreters or other assistive services, please contact Susan Brooks at MCTE cannot be responsible for payment of these services without advance notification.

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