Welcome to the NCTE event calendar! Here, you can find a list of events, including webinars, workshops, and in-person conferences. These events provide opportunities for English language arts teachers to learn new strategies and techniques, network with colleagues, and stay up-to-date on the latest research and best practices in the field.
If you have an event that you would like to submit to be included on the NCTE event calendar, please fill out the event submission form. To be considered, events must align with the mission of NCTE and be of professional interest to English language arts teachers. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!
If you’re hosting an event you’d like to share, submit your event here.
- This event has passed.
Oral History, Odyssey, and Identity in English Language Teaching
February 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The power of storytelling has been the foundation of culture, human communication, and cross-generational connection. Black history, past and present is shared through the research and experiences of the presenters with the ultimate goal of empowering English language educators and their students.
Mary L. Romney, Independent Consultant
An Afro-Caribbean in World War II: Oral History in ELT
How did an Afro-Caribbean sailor become a political prisoner during World War II and spend the final year of the war in a concentration camp? The presenter answers this question, discusses the importance of oral history within the context of Black history, and offers suggestions for the use of oral history in ESOL.
Harry Kuchah Kuchah, University of Leeds
The Odyssey of a Black African English Teacher
In this presentation, I share critical incidents from my personal and professional life that have shaped my understanding of the (subtle) racial politics within the ELT profession. I will reflect on the possible pathways to engaging with other professionals in identifying and uncovering racial biases and establishing equity within our profession.
Black English and Pop Culture as Symbolic Spaces of Identification
In this presentation, I tell two stories: Delores and Alaa Barcelona. Delores is a 22-year old South African from Johannesburg. Alaa Barcelona is a 21-year old Sudanese who lives in Khartoum. Their stories show how Blackness, namely Black English and Black pop culture, has turned into a symbolic space of identification for continental Africans. In being so, the Black diaspora, I will conclude, is coming home to the continent.