Northwestern College to host English camp

Northwestern College will host the annual Iowa Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) Eng-Camp on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

English teaching professionals throughout the state are invited to attend the conference, which will take place simultaneously in four different locations. In addition to Northwestern College, the conference will be held at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Logan-Magnolia High School in Logan, and Roosevelt High School in Des Moines.

The conference’s agenda will be created by the participants at the start of the event. Attendees will decide the topics of conversation; they are encouraged to bring ideas from their own classrooms to share in the three break-out sessions.

Kim Van Es, lecturer in English at Northwestern, will co-host the event with Northwestern alumna Ashlee (Eisland ’13) Koedam, an English teacher at West Lyon High School in Inwood, Iowa.

“Collaboration with middle and secondary English teachers is priceless for me as an English education educator,” says Van Es. “As Northwestern prepares future teachers, we professors need to keep an ear to the ground regarding the rewards, challenges and best practices of this career.”

The conference will conclude with prize drawings. This year the door prize is a copy of “Notice and Note” by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst, who will be keynote speakers at the ICTE conference in October.

For more information about the Eng-Camp, or to register, email