ACE Invited to Present at Fall 2017 IATE Conference

September 18, 2017 Les Lynn New Projects, News

Argument-Centered Education has been asked to present at the Fall 2017 Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE) conference in Bloomington-Normal in late October.  The title of Argument-Centered Education’s talk is

Re-imagining literacy instruction through academic argument: Using controversies and debates to inspire our students and ourselves every day

The theme of conference — with which our talk will accord — is Re-Imagine: Our Passion, Our Practice, Our Profession.  Conference organizer and the 2017 Illinois Teacher of the Year Brian Curtin had this to say about inviting ACE.

In today’s world the ability to think critically and argue persuasively from evidence is more important than ever. Students need the tools to participate in civic discourse, and they are not easy to teach. That’s why we’re so please to add Argument-Centered Education to the program at this year’s conference of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English. Argumentation isn’t just a academic skill; it’s a life skill.

More information about the conference, along with a registration page, can be found here.