Register for the 2023 Spring Conference HERE!
“Let’s Talk”: A Meeting of the Minds
OCTE’s Spring Conference, a FREE professional development opportunity with a twist, will arrive Saturday, April 8, 2023 on Zoom from 9- 11:30 am. The event will open with a discussion, led by Molly Josephs, creator and producer of the podcast, This Teenage Life, and one of the teen partners.
Participants will explore the possibilities of using podcasts in the classroom as tools to invite conversation, to foster well-being, and to create multimodal text followed by our variation of an unconference. True to the ethos of an unconference, participants will be encouraged to ask questions and engage with the presenters.
This Teenage Life centers teen voice and fosters a“...community where youth boldly express their identities, tastes and interests.” It is “meant to offer a sense of connection—a way to process thoughts and feelings.”(thisteenagelife.org) Currently TTL is busy creating its fifth season. It provided support and encouragement for many youth from around the globe during the pandemic and continues to do so.
In this spirit of support through dialogue, the unconference will follow, offering an opportunity for participants to engage in conversations depending on what matters most to them. The agenda will be established on the day of the event. Please add ideas and topics that YOU would like to talk about to this JamBoard!
“We have so much to learn from and with one another when we take the time to come and talk together.” (Shelly Rodrigo, NCTE President-Elect) Join the talk this April—none of us is as smart as all of us!