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Think Spring 2019 with sj Miller

February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


Regrettably, MCTE has to cancel Friday’s Think Spring Conference due to weather conditions. If you had registered to attend, please watch your email for a refund.



Queering Literacy Instruction:
Creating Safe, Inclusive, and Affirming English Language Arts Classrooms

Join MCTE on Friday, February 1, 2019, at the Winding Brook Conference Center (8240 S. Genuine Road, Shepherd, Michigan 48883) as Dr. sj Miller guides us in a day of professional learning around teaching and identity in the literacy classroom. We know—and research shows—that reading breeds empathy, but how can ELA teachers address binary gender identity issues with students and literature?


Dr. sj Miller instructs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In NCTE’s English Journal, sj won the 2005 Article of the Year Award for “Shattering Images of Violence in Young Adult Literature: Strategies for the Classroom” and is now the inaugural column editor of “Beyond Binary Gender Identities.” Recently, sj was selected as 2015 recipient of the Joanne Arnold Courage and Commitment Award for contributions to advocacy and education in the lives of LGBTQ people and beyond, and sj’s new book about gender identity justice in schools and communities is in press from Teachers College Press. For much more, see http://www.sjmiller.info/.






Where: Winding Brook Conference Center, 8240 S. Genuine Rd., Shepherd, MI, 48883. Located at the Shepherd exit off of US-127, four miles south of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

When: Friday, February 1, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast; 9:00 a.m. Program begins; 2:00 p.m. Program ends (to allow for travel time)

Cost*: $79 per teacher; $25 per college student/pre-service teacher

SCECHs: SCECHs will be available pending approval.

*All participants receive breakfast, lunch, conference materials, a chance to win a door prize, and an opportunity to shop for professional texts with Cornucopia Books.

Register below via credit card or PayPal or register by mail using the paper registration here.

Questions? Email MCTE Executive Director Jim Kroll at [email protected].

Event Details

Date: February 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Time: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Venue: Winding Brook Conference Center
Address: 8240 S Genuine Rd
Organizer Name: MCTE

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