Contact: Wendel Sloan at 505.562.2253
PORTALES--Three New Mexico educators took part in a panel
presentation at the 93rd Annual Convention of the National Council of
Teachers of English (NCTE), held in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 20-25.
Dr. Marian Matthews, professor of elementary education at Eastern
New Mexico University, along with Gretchen Phillips and Dietta Hitchcock,
teachers at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, presented "Bringing Reality
into the Classroom-Creating a Community of Learners."
Some 6,000 teachers and supervisors of elementary, middle, and
secondary school English; English instructors at two-year colleges; college
faculty in English and rhetoric; and teacher educators from across the
United States and around the world attended this year's NCTE Convention.
On the agenda for the meeting were nearly 600 concurrent sessions
and workshops focusing on all aspects of the teaching of English, talks by
well-known educators and authors, exhibits of new teaching materials,
sessions of working committees, and business meetings.
The National Council of Teachers of English, with 60,000 individual
and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching
and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.
For more information, visit www.ncte.org > . For more
information about the presentation by the New Mexico educators, call Marian
Matthews at 505-624-7362.