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Submit a Conference Proposal Today!

Submit a Conference Proposal Today!

The excitement is building as we approach our 100th Birthday Celebration in October.  Come join in the fun – submit a proposal today.  Conference presenter proposal forms are now live on our website.  Submit yours today!  You may be a seasoned presenter with a vast store of information to share, or a novice presenter with some great tips, strategies or ideas for teaching – either way, consider sharing your expertise with other English teachers at … Read entire article »

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Free Seminar – Science and History of Animation

Free Seminar – Science and History of Animation

This summer The Film Foundation and the Library of Congress Packard campus for Audio-visual Conservation will hold a FREE, three-day seminar for librarians and classroom teachers on teaching the science and history of animation to upper elementary, middle and high school students. The professional development seminar, focusing on visual literacy, will be held on July 31, August 1 and 2 at the Packard … Read entire article »

Neal Shusterman to Speak at VATE Conference!

Neal Shusterman is the author of thirty books for young readers, including the best-selling Unwind and Skinjacker trilogies, and the critically acclaimed The Schwa Was Here and Downsiders. As a screen and TV writer, Neal created scripts for the “Goosebumps” and “Animorphs” TV series, and he wrote the Disney Channel Original Movie “Pixel Perfect”. Neal has two grown sons and he lives with his two daughters in Southern California. Other Conference Highlights include: Dinner at a colonial tavern A Colonial Williamsburg presentation of “Cry Witch” A very special 100th Anniversary reception with host (open) bar and birthday cake Register Today! … Read entire article »

Virginia English Journal – Call for Manuscripts

Call for Manuscripts Virginia English Journal Spring / Summer 2014, Vol 64, #1 Themed Issue on the Best of the Best   When Nothing But the Best Will Do! This special themed issue is meant to highlight the outstanding work being done throughout the state of Virginia by English teachers at all grade levels. For this special themed issue we would like to expand upon our “Great Teaching Ideas” feature and invite participants to submit research articles and other related works that exemplify the very best that they do on a day to day basis. What is your “go to” lesson plan or unit plan? What is that one activity that you know will always work? What lesson or activity do … Read entire article »

VATE Voices: Post Conference 2013 (Jan. 2014)

VATE Voices: Post Conference 2013 (Jan. 2014)

Keep up to date with VATE Voices, our affiliate newsletter.  Read the latest edition here (2013 Post Conference).  Voices is always looking for articles written by Virginia’s English teachers – consider being a contributor!  Articles of interest include association events and happenings, articles on teaching, and news of interest to English teachers in Virginia.  All VATE members receive a complementary copy … Read entire article »