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Melanie Shoffner, CEE Chair, is an associate professor of English education at Purdue University, holding a joint appointment in the Departments of English and Curriculum & Instruction. Her research focuses on secondary English teacher preparation and the issues of beginning ELA teachers, interests that first developed while teaching high school English in North Carolina and Arizona.  Within that context, Melanie’s research interests include issues of reflective practice, the pedagogical and affective concerns of preservice and beginning teachers, and the meaningful integration of technology for ELA teaching and learning. Her publications include articles in English Education, English Journal and Teaching and Teacher Education and chapters in Research on Technology in English Education and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Clashes and Confrontations.  She is currently the editor of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE): English

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Celebrating and Supporting African American Writers: The Legacy of the African American Read-In  Join NCTE for our next Twitter #nctechat on Sunday, February 21, at 8 p.m. ET.  Literacy & NCTE Blog, February 16, 2016 

CSU Liberal Arts Professors Weigh In on the Use of Classroom Trigger Warnings  NCTE member Louann Reid quoted.  The Rocky Mountain Collegian, February 2016

Digital Learning Day  In preparation for Digital Learning Day, NCTE recommends the following titles, guidelines/position statements, On Demand Web seminars, and National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE) resources to help you integrate technology in instruction in ways that are meaningful and authentic.  Literacy & NCTE Blog, February 14, 2016