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ATEG Conference 2016

ATEG Conference 2016

The Assembly for the Teaching of English Grammar, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, invites you to attend its 27th annual conference, to be held in Zehmer Hall at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Walt Whitman, in “Song of Myself,” boldly states “I contain multitudes;” this year, ATEG makes a similar assertion: our 27th conference celebrates strategies, methods, and ideas related to effective grammar instruction—especially when that instruction is used … Read entire article »

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Virtual Literacy Explosion 2016 Results

Virtual Literacy Explosion 2016 Results

The Literacy Explosion is a state-wide language arts festival designed to celebrate and promote the integration of literacy and 21st century learning skills by encouraging and rewarding students’ excellence in reading, writing, speaking, presenting, filming, drawing, and acting. Students show their understanding and appreciation of a text and expertise in their use of language, communication, and digital media in one of these formats:  book covers, book trailers, digital posters, photo essays, podcasts, and videos. Both … Read entire article »

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View the Recap from Our First Ever EdCamp!

View the Recap from Our First Ever EdCamp!

VATE would like to create opportunities for teachers to come together in a meaningful way and discuss education outside of our fall conference. Our first ever EdCamp was a success! Click here to view the recap!   … Read entire article »

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Join VATE in a Leadership Role, Join the Board!

Get Involved! Consider Applying for a Position on the VATE Board!   Are you looking for a way to get more involved?  Do you have leadership skills to share, and a dedication to teaching and learning English/Language arts on the elementary, middle, high school, or college level?  Your professional association, VATE, has a variety of leadership opportunities currently available, check out the details and put your enthusiasm and skills to work.  We are currently seeking candidates for the positions of  Elementary Member at Large, Affiliate Chair (multiple opportunities), Public Relations / Social Media Chair & Sub-Committee Member, and Writing Project Liaison.  Click on the link to learn more about volunteering to serve in these and other capacities.   Vice President Do you want to shape the future of VATE? Do you have an idea … Read entire article »

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Board Meeting Schedule

The following schedule has been set for 2016 VATE Board meetings.  All meetings are scheduled for 10am – 12pm, unless otherwise noted. Board meeting minutes are posted below the meeting dates. January 30th – General Board meeting – Richmond, VA, 10am April 9th – Literacy Explosion and meeting – Seneca Ridge Middle School, Sterling, VA, 12pm May 20th-22nd – Board Retreat – Parrish House, Crozet, VA (might change), Saturday, 10am July 16th – Policy and Practice meeting – Town Library, Farmville, VA, 10am August 20th – General Board meeting – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton, VA, 10am October 23rd – General Board meeting – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hampton, VA, Sunday, 8am   If you are a member, interested in attending a meeting, please contact our President. Board Meeting Minutes   … Read entire article »

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