Katy Buehrer, 10th and 11th grade English teacher at Hackett High School, has been selected to speak at the 2013 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. Each year, the NCTE Annual Convention draws thousands of elementary and secondary educators, college faculty, administrators, and other educational professionals from around the world to participate in four days of professional learning programming. NCTE convention attendees hear presentations from award-winning speakers, attend thought-provoking sessions, share best practices, and test the latest teaching materials. The National Council of Teachers of English, with 35,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. The 2013 NCTE Annual Convention will be held November 21-24, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.
Buehrer will present as a member of the panel, “Arts Integration From the Perspective of First-Time Practitioners.” In this session, five members of the ARTeacher Fellows program will share experiences and offer strategies to teachers interested in using arts-integrated approaches to meet a wide range of learning objectives, including the Common Core. The panel is an extension of the work Buehrer has been doing with the ARTeacher Fellowship Program that focuses on the integration of the arts into the high school English and Social Studies curriculum. The ARTeacher Fellowship Program was started through a joint venture with the Walton Arts Center, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and the University of Arkansas Center for Children and Youth.