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Greetings from SCCTE! 

The SCCTE Conference (January 28-29, 2022) is a little more than six weeks away.  That means it's time to reserve your room or condo at the Hilton Resort in Myrtle Beach. 

The deadline to receive the reduced conference rate is DECEMBER 28, 2021.

Reserve an Oceanview room staring at $114 or a 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom condo (great for groups!) starting at $211.

Booking your reservation is simple.  To begin the process, click on the link below to receive our group's preferred rate with group code TOE.


Click here for more information and to make your reservation today! 


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REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN! 
 

Registration is $275.00 and includes SCCTE Membership fee, Friday grab and go breakfast, Friday lunch, and Saturday breakfast.

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


SCCTE Conference 2022
Confirmed Featured Speakers

A NEW ADDITION TO THE PROGRAM:

An interactive session with Peggy O'Brien
Education Director, The Folger Shakespeare Library


Peggy O’Brien is the Folger Shakespeare Library’s founding Education Director. As an English teacher in the DC Public Schools, her Eastern High School classroom at 17th and East Capitol Streets, NE is the place where what has come to be known as the Folger Method first took hold. She came to the Folger initially in 1981 when she established the Library’s education department, its policy, and the bulk of its programs including the Folger’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute. She was creator and general editor of the Shakespeare Set Free series published by Washington Square Press. She led the Folger’s education work until 1994 when she left for a series of other education positions including Senior Vice President for Education at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and Chief of Family and Public Engagement for DC Public Schools. Her love of teaching literature and of the Folger brought her back in 2013.


Under her leadership, Folger Education has expanded its materials and programs both to teachers across the country and at home. DC public high school students study Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Othello guided by a curriculum and materials created by the Folger. The Folger Teacher Membership, Summer Academies, and the Teaching Race Everyplace initiative only some ways in which the Folger serves teachers across the country. A new series for teachers--The Folger Library Guides to Teaching Shakespeare—is underway. These will be published by Simon and Schuster in late 2021; O’Brien is general editor. Her long and distinguished career has brought her numerous awards and honors, including honorary degrees from Georgetown University and Trinity Washington University, and the Public Humanities Award from the D.C. Community Humanities Council.



Melissa Alter Smith

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Melissa Alter Smith is the creator of the #TeachLivingPoets hashtag and teachlivingpoets.com. She is a National Board Certified high school English teacher in Charlotte, NC. Melissa is co-author of Teach Living Poets (NCTE, 2021) and the Norton Guide to AP Literature (W.W. Norton, 2022). She is 2017 District Teacher of the Year, an AP Reader, & an NCETA Executive Board member. Melissa is also a co-author of the Instructor’s Manual and AP Correlation Guide for the 13th high school edition of The Norton Introduction to Literature, and is a member of an advisory board to the Library of Congress’ Poet Laureate Project educational toolkit. She is featured on LitHub.com, in The New York Times, NEATE News, NCTE’s Council Chronicle, ASCD’s Education Update, Prestwick House, The Poetry Question, and on Education Talk Radio. Her work is focused on complicating the canon, supporting teachers, and empowering students through poetry. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @MelAlterSmith.

 

Dr. Dywanna E. Smith

  African Diaspora Literacy: The Heart of Transformation in K–12 Schools and Teacher Education by [Lamar L. Johnson, Ph.D Boutte, Gloria, Gwenda Greene, Dywanna Smith, Saudah Collins, Ntain Patience Chia, Julia Dawson, Antoinette Gibson, Damara Hightower, Rodrick Lando, George Johnson, Martay Flanders Monroe, Asangha Ngufor Muki, Kenric Ware]

Dr. Dywanna E. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Claflin University. She serves as Middle Level Program Coordinator and Advisement Ambassador for the School of Education. Dr. Smith received her doctorate in language and literacy from the University of South Carolina.  Her dissertation interpreted how eighth grade African American girls perceived obesity in their daily lives and analyzed what happened when opportunities were given to create counter-narratives about race, gender, and size.  Informed by Critical Race Theory and Black Feminist Theory, the study centered the body as a textual artifact, broadened notions of what counts as text which can be critically read and provided models for nurturing youth in tackling school and community issues. 

Before entering the academy, Dr. Smith served as a 7th Grade ELA instructor, a Middle-Level Reading Coach, Instructional Coach, and as a District Office ELA Curriculum Consultant.  Her experience in Middle-Level Education spans over 15 years. 

As a scholar-educator-activist, Dywanna’s research focuses on two related interests: 1) examining the intersections of race, literacies, and education and 2) equipping teachers with equity pedagogies to successfully teach linguistically and culturally diverse students. She has presented nationally and internationally on these subjects.  She is a Fulbright Scholar Participant to Cameroon and Ghana to learn about indigenous language and knowledges. 

Dr. Smith  is co-editor of a Critics Book Choice Award Winner from the American Educational Studies Association entitled, “African Diaspora Literacy: The Heart of Transformation in K-12 Schools and Teacher Education” alongside Drs. Lamar Johnson, Gloria Boutte, and Gwenda Greene. Her book project on Black Girl Literacies is under contract with NCTE/Routledge press and will be finalized this year. 


Special Guest:  Greg London
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A South Carolina native, Greg London is the Executive Artistic Director of Myrtle Beach's Long Bay Theatre.  He has directed across the country and abroad. He was the Founding Artistic Director of the Richmond Art Theatre and the Richmond Free Shakespeare Festival. Additionally, he served as Artistic Director for Planet Earth Theatre, Phoenix, A.Z., Director of Artistic Operations for Florida Studio Theatre, and Director of Production for City Springs Theatre in Atlanta where he recently directed the hit musical Holiday Inn. For the Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, he directed Little Shop of Horrors, Blithe Spirit, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Nunsense, Forever Plaid, A Christmas Carol, and Steel Magnolias. He was formerly the Artistic Director for the Joe Layton Broadway Series at The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama where he directed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and South Pacific. As an actor he has appeared in National tours: Hairspray (Edna Turnblad), West Side Story (Doc), Fiddler on the Roof (Lazar). International tours: Hairspray (Edna), The Fantastics (Bellamy). Off-Broadway: Spurn. Regional: West Side Story (Doc/Gladhand), Ogunquit Playhouse, Greater Tuna (Thurston), Annie (Warbucks). Richard III (Shakespeare Theatre, DC) with Stacey Keach, Othello (Shakespeare Theatre) with Avery Brookes and Andre Braugher, The Lost Colony with Lynn Redgrave. Created role of “Peter” in world premiere of Lanford Wilson's Los Alamos, directed by Marshall W. Mason. While at Arizona State University, Greg was mentored in directing by Lifetime Achievement Tony winner and Founder of the famed Circle Rep, Marshall W. Mason. In 2010, he was the LA Critic's Choice Award winner for Best Actor in a Touring Production: Edna, Hairspray. London was the 2007 winner of the Eugene O’Neill Award for Dramatic Writing.

Nominate a Colleague Today!

Did you know that SCCTE gives several awards each year at the annual conference?  Check out the descriptions below and send your nominations to Ginger Dunker at gingerdunker@yahoo.com
 
SCCTE Leadership Development Award

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate outstanding new members of the organization.

Who Can Participate: All members of SCCTE and NCTE who have been members and teachers for no more than 5 years.

Number of Awards: One individual will be selected and recognized.

Award Specifics: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate.

Award Details: The award recipient will be chosen based on his/her professional accomplishments, engagement in the field of English Language Arts teaching, and demonstrated potential for professional growth and leadership.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is responsible for submitting the following information: ​

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to the teaching profession, the potential for professional growth and leadership, and scholarship in and out of the classroom.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

 
Richard Riley SCCTE Award for English/Language Arts

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate classroom teachers who display outstanding service to our profession.

Who Can Participate: All teachers of ELA who are SCCTE members.

Number of Awards: One individual from the state will be selected and recognized.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual convention in January and will receive a certificate.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is responsible for submitting the following information: ​

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — about contributions in the classroom and excellent practices exhibited by the recipient.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

 
SCCTE Outstanding Administrator Award

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate administrators who provide outstanding encouragement in support of English Language Arts programs in the district or school.

Who Can Participate: All administrators who are SCCTE members serving classroom teachers

Number of Awards: Annually, one individual from the state will be selected and recognized

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate.

Award Criteria: Each entrant will be nominated by an individual or group of individuals and complete the nomination form.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is responsible for submitting the following information: ​

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to and support of English Language Arts.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

 
SCCTE Outstanding Service Award

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate classroom teachers who provide outstanding service to their profession.

Who Can Participate: All classroom teachers who are members of SCCTE.

Number of Awards: Annually, one individual from the state will be selected and recognized.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate.

Award Criteria: The award recipient will be chosen based on his/her professional service, engagement in the field of English Language Arts teaching, and demonstrated leadership in the field.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is responsible for submitting the following information: ​

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to the teaching profession, professional growth and leadership, and service in and out of the classroom.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

 
SCCTE Secondary Section High School Teacher of Excellence

Purpose: The Secondary Section of SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate high school classroom teachers. SCCTE's selection will be entered into the NCTE's Secondary Section Teacher of Excellence award program.

Who Can Participate: High school English teachers in the state of South Carolina who are members of SCCTE and NCTE.

Number of Awards: Annually, one individual from the state will be selected and entered into the NCTE's Secondary Section Teacher of Excellence program.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual convention in January and will receive a certificate from SCCTE. Awardees will receive a form to submit to their local newspaper acknowledging that they have received this award.

Award Criteria: The award recipient will be chosen on his/her professional accomplishments, engagement in the field of English Language Arts teaching, and demonstrated leadership in the field.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is responsible for submitting the following information: ​

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to the teaching profession, professional leadership, and scholarship in and out of the classrom.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

 
SCCTE Literacy Champion Award
 

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate a “literacy champion” who provides outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in his or her school or district. In addition, the award winner shares his or her knowledge of best practices in combating illiteracy and works to increase literacy awareness.

Who Can Participate: All media specialists, literacy coaches, or instructional coaches who are members of SCCTE.

Number of Awards: Annually one individual from the state will be selected and recognized.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate.

Award Criteria: Each entrant will be nominated by an individual or group of individuals and complete the Nomination Form.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is responsible for submitting the following information: ​

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to the teaching profession, professional leadership, and scholarship in and out of the classrom.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

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