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Friday, January 22 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Committee Meetings

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Committee chairs and attendees interested in joining a committee are welcome to attend. 

ADOLESCENT LITERACY COMMITTEE
FUNCTION: To support effective reform in adolescent literacy and to contribute to the reconceptualization of classroom practice, staff development, and assessment as outlined in NCTE’s policy research brief on adolescent literacy reform. Chair: Allie McCarron 

LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE
FUNCTION: To raise awareness of legislative actions and events of specific concerns to English language arts educators and to work through the TCTELA board to promote and address issues of concern to appropriate agencies and entities. Co-Chairs: Angie Kissire and Tracy Kriese 

STATE OF THE PROFESSION COMMITTEE 
FUNCTION: To support the use of high quality, locally designed programs to promote teacher knowledge and expertise; to provide resources for flexible, ongoing professional development, including mentoring, that meet the needs of the individual teachers to ensure effective literacy and teaching; to promote awareness of areas and issues relating to ongoing research and advancements in the state of the teaching English language arts. Chair: Jessica Riley 

SPECIAL NEEDS LEARNER COMMITTEE 
FUNCTION: To promote a collaborative educational community that takes into account the improvement of literacy development for all students. Chair: Maria Webb 

EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE 
FUNCTION: To support the early childhood community of teachers, students, and parents and to foster and promote involvement of early childhood teachers in TCTELA affairs. Co-Chairs: Lynne Glynn and Karin Perry 

MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE 
FUNCTION: To raise awareness of multicultural events, books, speakers, authors, and trends to support TCTELA’s effort to promote cultural diversity and integrate multicultural perspectives. Chair: Malaika Easton 

BILINGUAL ENGLISH AND SECOND LANGUAGE AWARENESS COMMITTEE 
FUNCTION: To raise awareness of issues and special concerns related to bilingual and ESL learners and to promote a collaborative educational community that seeks and promotes excellence in the teaching of bilingual and second language learners. Chair: Maureen Ucles 

TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
FUNCTION: To respond in a timely manner to the needs of English language arts educators concerning the use of technology in the classroom and to promote awareness regarding a pedagogical approach to the use of technology in the classroom; to promote a collaboration between English language arts and other disciplines, with an emphasis on technological and scientific writing. Co-Chairs: Donalyn Miller and Donna Brown 

PRESERVICE TEACHER COMMITTEE (AD HOC) 
FUNCTION: To involve preservice teachers in professional and leadership development through TCTELA prior to entering the classroom. Chair: Diane Miller 

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE 
FUNCTION: To support research-based professional development that reflects the core values and mission of TCTELA. Co-Chairs: Julia Haug, Katrina Jansky, and Valerie Taylor 


Friday January 22, 2016 4:15pm - 5:15pm CST
Pecos-Plaza Level (Lower)