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  1. 2014 Literacies for All Summer Institute

    Jul 17 - 19
    Pasadena, CA, United States
  2. CEL Institute on Critical Issues

    Jul 17 - 19
    Elmhurst, IL, United States


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    CCSS and the possible

    Posted in: 21st Century Literacies

    Fondly for those who thought of the value of the... more

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    RE:Rebellion and Rejection

    Posted in: 21st Century Literacies

    Continued at Practical, Powerful, and... more

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    Incorporating Oral Comm into ELA

    Posted in: Arkansas Council of Teachers...

    In the 9 - 12 high school where I am the Literacy... more

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    Did You Know? From the Secondary Section

    Posted in: Secondary Level

    Did You Know? Below are two pieces: an article... more


Frances Helphinstine, Ph.D.

From 2006 to 2012, Frances worked as the Kentucky State Coordinator and judge for NCTE's Promising Young Writers Program, Program to Recognize Excellence in Student Literacy Magazines (PRESLM), and Achievement Awards in Writing program.

As well as volunteering her time and expertise with the NCTE Student Awards programs, she has also been an active member of NCTE since 1968 and an equally active member of the NCTE affiliate Kentucky Council of Teacher of English (KCTE).

Frances is a professor of English and currently teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses and serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator at Morehead State University, Morehead, KY.    

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Previewing the New SAT  Today, the College Board is releasing much more detail about the thinking behind new sections of the test, and some samples of questions.  Inside Higher Ed, April 16, 2014 

Beyond Plagiarism
  NCTE/CCCC members discussed plagiarism, beyond the traditional definition, during a session at the CCCC Annual Convention last week in Indianapolis.  Inside Higher Ed, March 21, 2014 

Front Line Instructors  Participants in the "Writing War and Beyond: Continuing Dialogues of Military Experience through Accessible Writing Opportunities" workshop during the CCCC Annual Convention discussed issues student veterans and instructors (some of whom may be veterans themselves) face in the classroom.  Inside Higher Ed, March 20, 2014   

Behind the SAT: The Good and the Bad of the 2016 Redesign
  NCTE Executive Director Kent Williamson says the coming changes to the reading and writing portions of the exam are a good move. He says it is difficult for colleges to accurately determine a student's writing abilities from one timed writing test, for example. "If that becomes your only vehicle for measuring writing competence, it's a pretty narrow slice." Williamson adds it may be more realistic now, at a time when more digital tools are available to collect student information, for the College Board to collect several writing samples or a portfolio of work from students.  US News & World Report, March 10, 2014