JCCC 3rd Annual Cavalier Conference on Writing and Literature 2017
A Regional Conference for High School and College Teachers of English
JCCC Regnier Conference Center
Friday, April 21, 2017

Cavalier Conference Program 2017

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 Keynote Speaker:
Professor Tom Averill, Washburn University
Leading Expert on Kansas Literary History


2017 Conference Theme:
“Showcasing Issues in English: Students, Peers, and the Profession”

GIFTS Proposal Form
As English teachers, we often celebrate the small victories: students who diligently slug away at an assignment and then suddenly “get it”, creating a new assignment that helps students see course material in a new way, engaging in conversation that makes us rethink our attitudes towards evaluating student work, discovering ways to make our classroom  experiences more enjoyable, and reinvigorating disaffected colleagues or administrators with innovative approaches to old problems. Yet how often do we share and celebrate these victories outside of our own classrooms or departments?
Those of us who teach English at Johnson County Community College invite you to SHOWCASE your achievements and innovations at the 3rd Annual Cavalier Conference on Writing & Literature.
We invite you to play an active role in this annual regional conference for secondary and post-secondary teachers of English by attending fantastic sessions and also by sharing a GIFT:
  • Submit a Great Idea for Teaching (GIFT). Everyone is invited to submit one-page teaching ideas for the Showcase & GIFTs session. We seek innovative and cutting edge practices that stem from the classroom interaction of teachers and students appropriate for secondary and post-secondary classroom use. Accepted submissions will be collected, bound, and distributed during the conference.


Tentative Schedule:
Coffee, Cantaloupe, & Conversation                         8:00–8:30 a.m.
Welcome                                                                         8:30–8:50 a.m.
Session I                                                                          9:00–10:00 a.m.
Session II                                                                        10:15–11:15 a.m.
Lunch & Keynote with Tom Averill                           11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Showcase & GIFTs                                                        1:00–2:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks                                                           2:30–2:45 p.m.
A registration fee of $30 includes coffee, continental breakfast, and lunch.
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