This post was written by NCTE member Madison Gannon, reprinted with permission from ELATE-GS. They asked members what their biggest takeaways from last year’s NCTE Annual Convention were, whether they’re following up from work that was inspired or begun at NCTE, and how their experience attending the conference is bringing their work forward. Read on!
My colleague, Sarah Stice, and I were nervous and excited to kick off our 2022 NCTE Annual Convention with a roundtable discussion of our work investigating preservice teachers’ perspectives on video self-analysis. While finding our room first thing Thursday morning, we were unsure of how much engagement our talk would receive, as many were still arriving and getting acclimated, but we left feeling energized. We had a steady flow of teachers, teacher educators, and school district personnel asking important questions regarding how our teacher preparation program leverages video self-analysis with preservice English language arts teachers, but we also imagined ways that they could take up similar practices in their own contexts. Needless to say, this time spent fielding questions about our research, learning others’ interests, and finding community led us to better understand how we wanted to further write about our project. Our conversations at this roundtable helped shape revisions of our manuscript, “‘I’m Starved for That’: Preservice Teachers’ Experiences with Video Analysis,” which was published in the Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLE) this spring. As newcomers to the field of teacher education, we grew as teachers and researchers as a result of attending and presenting at NCTE.
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