Assistant professor of English to speak at convention
Kelly Sassi, assistant professor of English and English education, will speak at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention held Nov. 17-22 in Chicago.
Sassi will present during the panel session, "Common Core Standards and the Dilemma of Writing District-Wide Curriculum.” According to the convention program, the session draws on one year of curriculum work by an English Language Arts Committee comprised of a dozen six-12th grade English teachers as they analyze the affordances and limitations of adopting the common core standards.
The session is scheduled on Friday, Nov. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Each year, the convention draws thousands of K-12 teachers, college faculty, administrators and other educational professionals from around the world. They gather to hear award-winning speakers, attend idea-packed sessions, share best practices, participate in workshops and test the latest teaching materials.