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Illinois Association of Teachers of English

Fall 2012 IATE Conference: Celebrating Students and Story

October 19 and 20, 2012

From cave paintings to literary masterpieces, we find humans are compelled to tell their stories, creating meaning and community. Joseph Campbell says, "Everything begins with a story." English teachers help students to access and interpret their worlds through story. We reveal beginnings, endings, and everything in between, hoping our students will connect to the power of story and see its applicability in their twenty-first century lives. This power lies in the undeniable truths that accompany every student's life and in the possibilities that abound from using storytelling as a creative outlet. Whatever the case, story is real and useful in today's English classroom.


The registration form should be returned to the IATE Office by September 10, 2012.


Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center

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