CITE CONFERENCE 2019
CITE, the Conference of Independent Teachers of English, supports the teaching and learning of English, Media Studies and drama at its member CIS Ontario schools. We do so through two ambitious complementary projects: an annual professional conference for teachers of English and the publication of an anthology of student writing. CITE also facilitates meetings of member schools' English curriculum leaders, and provides a social and professional network for literacy teachers.
CITE is managed by a devoted group of volunteers, the Executive:
“Our time is a time for crossing borders, for erasing old categories, for probing around. When two seemingly disparate elements are imaginatively apposed, put in apposition in new and unique ways, startling discoveries often result.”
“The Master said, “A true teacher is one who, keeping the past alive, is also able to understand the present.”
Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
Conference Chair: Gregory Dominato
MacLachlan College, Oakville
“When two seemingly disparate elements are imaginatively apposed, put in apposition in new and unique ways, startling discoveries often result.”
— Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore,
The Medium is the Massage
By “strands,” we imagine the curriculum strands of speaking, reading, writing and media study; or the strands of conversation, observation and product that flourish in our classrooms; or the strands of thinking, feeling, action, and reflection. Indeed, there are other possible interpretations, and we welcome them. By “interweaving,” we imagine something intertextual, something hands-on, something vital being woven into eclectic fabric in a teaching and learning situation.
“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”