NJCTE Invites Authors to Participate in Authors Breakfast at Fall Conference

Thank you for expressing interest in the NJCTE Fall Conference Authors Breakfast! We are excited to have you share your work with our membership.

The  Authors Breakfast will give you an opportunity to

  • showcase your writing
  • meet teachers and school administrators
  • arrange for school visits
  • sell books through our onsite bookseller, Inkwood Books
  • sign books

The NJCTE Fall Conference will be held at the Kenneth R. Olson Middle School in Tabernacle, NJ. Authors will receive complimentary conference registration and a free light breakfast and lunch. Authors are also invited to attend all conference sessions. Authors wishing to be part of a panel presentation at the conference should notify us as soon as possible.

After a brief introduction of all the authors, attendees may then visit with authors. Authors are free to set up small table displays (with books, flyers, etc.) and to share promotional materials with attendees. Authors are asked to stop signing at 8:50 so that attendees can get to the conference opening. Additional times for signings will be offered later in the conference, if so desired.

If you would like to participate in the NJCTE Authors Breakfast on 9/21/19 from 8:00 – 9:00 am, please confirm that you will be attending by completing the brief survey linked here https://forms.gle/mW35g31EvUhtnzbRA so that we have the appropriate contact and biographical information to promote your involvement with the conference. Feel free to email any additional promotional materials as well to NJCTEMembership@gmail.com. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to reach out to Denise Weintraut, NJCTE Fall Conference Co-Chair at NJCTEMembership@gmail.com or by calling at (856) 261-2633. If your plans change after committing to the Authors Breakfast, kindly let us know as soon as possible.

Link for confirming your participation in the NJCTE 2019 Fall Conference Authors Breakfast.

Thanks for promoting literacy and a love of reading!

NJCTE Invites Authors to Participate in Authors Breakfast at Fall Conference

Join Our Post-Conference Twitter Chat!


Let’s keep the energy and excitement of the NJCTE Fall Conference going on Twitter! Join Co-Chair Denise Weintraut this Tuesday, October 2nd, from 7:00-7:30pm for a sharing session on Twitter. Use the hashtag #NJCTE18 to follow the discussion. We’ll be asking the questions below. When you go to answer, just use A1, A2, etc., in your answer so that we know which question you are answering. Contact Denise with any questions. Her Twitter handle is @SmilingTeach, and you can email her at NJCTEMembership@gmail.com.

Q1: What did you appreciate about the conference?

Q2:  What session was your favorite and why?

Q3:  What was the best thing you learned that day?

Q4: What will you share with your colleagues?

Q5: What else would you like to see next time?

Join Our Post-Conference Twitter Chat!

Save the Date! 9/29 NJCTE Fall Conference

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Be sure to save Saturday, September 29th for the NJCTE Fall Conference: Approaches to Writing! We are putting together a fantastic program of professional development and networking to re-invigorate you and help you grow in your practice. Look for a registration link soon at https://njcte.com!

Follow us on Twitter with the hashtag #NJCTEFall18!

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Save the Date! 9/29 NJCTE Fall Conference

Join the NJCTE Slow Chat on Twitter

For the next five days, NJCTE Board Member Joe Pizzo will be leading us in a Slow Chat. We hope our questions will get your ideas flowing and you will use this chat to help us think about what you want to see at our upcoming fall conference: Approaches to Writing.  We also hope that you might be inspired to submit a proposal yourself and share your best practices and ideas. Submissions are due May 15 at http://bit.ly/NJCTEFallConfProposal.

You can expect a different question posted each day on Twitter. What answers do you have? What additional questions do our questions provoke for you? Please join in and respond to each day’s question. There are no time limits for posting a response. Be sure to post your response with A:1 at the front to respond to the first day’s question. Conclude your response with the hashtag #NJCTEFall18. For questions posted sequentially on subsequent days, use the appropriate day’s number (A:2, A:3…).

Again, we hope you join the conversation!

New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, the New Jersey state affiliate of NCTE, the National Council of Teachers of English

Join the NJCTE Slow Chat on Twitter

NJCTE 2018 Fall Conference “Approaches to Writing”: Call for Papers

Keynote Speaker Dr. Jocelyn Chadwick


Submit your proposal by May 15, 2018 at http://bit.ly/NJCTEFallConfProposal

On September 29, 2018, we will gather together at the Kenneth R. Olson Middle School in Tabernacle, NJ to focus on teaching writing, K-16.

We have developed several topics we hope our presenters and participants will explore together. Please feel free to submit a proposal for a presentation on a related topic. We welcome the contributions of all educators.

  1. Writing Identities
  2. Our Writing Lives
  3. Writing to Develop Student Voices
  4. Writing to Develop Teacher Voices
  5. Reading and Writing
  6. How We Use Literacy to Shape the Life We Want to Be
  7. How Writing Stories Helps Students Read Deeply & Critically
  8. Writing in Our Digital World
  9. Handling the Grading Load

NJCTE invites educators of all types (public, private, cyber, charter, elem. – univ., etc.) to submit session proposals to collegially share

1) successful and trusted approaches for the teaching of writing that have evolved from or been improved by collaboration among colleagues;

2) examples of literacy instruction meant to develop students’ abilities to read, write, and think critically while adhering to the Common Core/New Jersey Student Learning Standards;

3) ways teachers can reach out to and include leaders in our communities (public librarians, local historians, business people, etc.) in order to enrich our students’ literacy education; or

4) any related presentations on the teaching of writing.


New Jersey educators gather at the NJCTE conference to benefit from professional programs, panels, discussions, exhibits of books and materials, idea exchanges, guest speakers, and shared classroom experiences. Additionally, many opportunities exist for educators to participate as speakers, chairpersons, recorders, and to assist with conference preparation.

Educators at any level and at any phase of their career, including pre-service teachers, are encouraged to attend and/or present.

The conference is an affordable professional development opportunity. Conference registration includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch and an NJCTE membership.


As a presenter, you have the unique opportunity to influence a wide body of educators.
We expect that you will join us as an active member if you are selected to present.
Half-year memberships are available for the discounted rate of $15.

PLEASE NOTE In accordance with the policy of the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a non-profit educational organization, NJCTE is unable to reimburse participants for travel or lodging.

Questions? Contact:

Joe Pizzo: joseph.pizzo@chester-nj.org
Twitter: @ProfJPizzo

Denise Weintraut: NJCTEMembership@gmail.com
Twitter: @SmilingTeach

New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, the New Jersey state affiliate of NCTE, the National Council of Teachers of English

NJCTE 2018 Fall Conference “Approaches to Writing”: Call for Papers