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Gish Jen will share insights from her latest book, The Girl at the Baggage Claim, available to the first 50 conference registrants for free. Critics describe the book as provocative and powerful. Eric Lander, President and Founding Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard University, writes, “Science has revealed how our senses alter the world around us—making us focus on visual boundaries, musical repetition, and musky odors. With her novelist’s insights, Gish Jen shows us how differences in culture can alter our world as well.” Gish will help us understand how different students from various cultures can be from one another, and how this affects their reading and writing.
The torch-bearing arm of the Statue of Liberty was shipped over to the United States 10 years before the rest of the statue was assembled and dedicated. It was displayed in public parks on the East Coast for those 10 years in an attempt to raise funds to build the pedestal on which she would later stand. Were it not for Emma Lazarus’s poem, “The New Colossus,” the funds might never have been collected and Lady Liberty might still be in pieces. Never doubt the power of poetry to move and sway.
For the second year in a row, NEATE is offering conference participants an opportunity to earn one graduate credit through a partnership with the Western Massachusetts Writing Project at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Requirements for one graduate credit (available only to participants attending both days of the conference):
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Be sure to enter the annual NEATE raffle on Friday and take home a prize of your choice! NEATE members and regional businesses contribute to this raffle. Visit us in the exhibit hall—and don’t forget to bring your address labels for the raffle tickets!
The raffle proceeds fund two $200 mini-grants that NEATE awards to teachers to pursue academic work, develop units, or create classroom materials. Winners will be announced after the conference and invited to share their projects with NEATE.
Publishers and other vendors share new products, assist attendees in meeting students’ needs, and provide items to make every educator’s life easier. Exhibitors will be available all day Friday and will provide a variety of giveaways. Books on the Square will offer a 10% discount to conference attendees. Their knowledgeable staff will make available speakers’ materials as well as titles recommended by workshop presenters.
Free Performance of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird by the Classic Repertory Company!
Register online by October 3 to receive a discount. You can also download a registration form. Visit http://neate.org/page/co