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Oct. 25, 2021

Season 4, Episode 9: Pennsylvania Council of Teacher of English Language Arts Conference Recap

Season 4, Episode 9: Pennsylvania Council of Teacher of English Language Arts Conference Recap

This recording is from a roundtable discussion during a session at the 2021 Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts Conference held October 22, 2021 in Harrisburg, Pa. This was a wide-ranging conversation about the impact that 9th grade English class can have on students during their remaining years of high school and beyond. Themes of connectivity, failure, and recovery came through many of the answers from four English teachers from across the state. The major questions addressed during the conversation included

  • What was your 9th Grade English class experience?
  • How can we encourage students during their 9th grade year to embrace the content, curriculum, and skills taught in their English class?
  • At the end of a student’s 9th grade year, what should students have learned that will help to prepare them for success in high school and beyond?

Many thanks to the following educators who participated in the roundtable discussion

  • Kristen Spangler, York Country Day School
  • Kelly Jones, PA Cyber Charter School
  • Sarah Wilt, Bridgeway HomeSchool Academy
  • Jon Fogle, pre-service teacher studying at Lancaster Bible College

To learn more about the work of this organization and future conferences, please visit http://www.pctela.org/.