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MCTE Fall Conference 2021

October 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

$25.00 – $75.00

Challenging Times: MCTE’s Fall Conference 2021

00Challenge. The word has many meanings: to object. To provoke. To invite to a task. To test abilities. To dare. 

As we face all of the challenges of recent years — from racism to the pandemic, from remote teaching to Zoom fatigue — this conference experience will invite English educators to come together to support, inspire, and challenge one another to navigate what’s in front of us together with joy, camaraderie, and daring.

MCTE invites you to join our learning community on Saturday, October 16, 2021 for our virtual Fall Conference: Challenging Times. Educators from across Michigan will engage in designing, creating, and writing together with colleagues as we continue to navigate all of the challenges in front of us as educators. Join us to connect and create joy amidst the challenges. Virtual sessions will run from  8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Featuring Ebony Flowers, cartoonist, ethnographer, and teacher.

Ebony Flowers is a Rona Jaffe Award-winning cartoonist and an ethnographer. She was born and raised in Maryland. Ebony holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she wrote her dissertation as a comic (mostly). Her expertise is in qualitative research and evaluation, picture-based methods, curriculum studies, and S.T.E.A.M. education. She lives in Denver, CO with her husband, son, and cat.


PLUS! Join us for a lunch conversation with student speakers from the Oakland Youth Innovation Lab who will share their projects.

Register by September 30, 2021 to take advantage of early bird rates! Purchase tickets online below (via PayPal, credit card, or check). If you wish to register by mail, please click here for a printable registration form. Ticket sales for this online event will end on Friday, October 15 at 12:00 noon in order to register participants in the virtual platform before the event on Saturday.

Conference registration includes a year-long membership in MCTE. MCTE members receive two electronic editions of the Language Arts Journal of Michigan (LAJM), a publication of MCTE. Read more about the benefits of MCTE membership here.

Registration Fees for the 2021 Fall Virtual Conference:

Register before September 30, 2021. Register after September 30, 2021.

$60 – Full Time Professional

$45 – Part Time/Retired Professionals

$30 – Full Time Graduate Students

$30 – Undergraduate Students

$25 – Past Presidents

$75 – Full Time Professional

$60 – Part Time/Retired Professionals

$40 – Full Time Graduate Students

$40 – Undergraduate Students

$25 – Past Presidents

Discounts available for large groups from the same school. If you plan on registering THREE or more teachers from the same school, please contact the Executive Director for a coupon code to be used PRIOR to completing online registration. Individual attendee information will need to be entered for each ticket purchased. Registration questions should be directed to MCTE Executive Director Jim Kroll.

MCTE’s Fall Conference has been approved for State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs). By attending the entire conference, attendees can earn 5.5 SCECHs. 


October 16, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$25.00 – $75.00




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