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The ICTE Podcast is a quarterly news and talk show about what’s new, trending, and worth discussing in the world of teaching English/Language Arts, brought to you by the Executive Board of the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. This show is designed to advance ICTE’s mission of facilitating deep connections and professional learning for English/Language Arts teachers of all stages.

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#10: English Alumni Roundtable on Podcasting (UNI)

In this episode, the finale of Season 2 of the podcast, the English Alumni Roundtable on Podcasting presented by the University of Northern Iowa (specifically sponsored by the UNI Department of Languages & Literatures, English Club, and UNI Council of Teachers of English). This conversation was recorded on March 29, 2019 and is being published on behalf of ICTE with the permission of Jim O’Loughlin and the University of Northern Iowa.

Special thanks to Jim O’Loughlin, John Toenjes, Lucy Fitzgerald, and UNI for their contributions to this episode. Music for this episode from the Free Music Archive by the artist Steve Combs.

Please support my fellow podcasters by checking out their work.

The This Is Not For You podcast, a page-per-episode analysis of the cult novel, House of Leaves, is hosted by John Toenjes. The Wine & Crime podcast is co-hosted by Lucy Fitzgerald is a true crime / comedy podcast that has been named one of the best true crime podcasts by New York magazine. Both can be found on Apple podcasts and other podcatchers.

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#9 Part 1: “The Only Rule” (featuring G. Neri and e.E. Charlton-Trujillo)

In this episode, part one of a wide-ranging interview with YA authors G. Neri and e.E. Charlton-Trujillo covering how they became friends (01:58), the impact of filmmaking on their writing processes (04:08), The Outsiders and other books that make them feel at home (18:07), and the power of story (26:38).

Special thanks to G. Neri, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, and Jennifer Paulsen for their contributions to this episode. Music for this episode from the Free Music Archive by the artist Steve Combs.

Please support both of these authors by purchasing, reading, and sharing their books.

For more information about G. Neri, visit his website www.gregneri.com. There, you’ll be able to find all sorts of information about his work, including his latest, a graphic biography titled Grand Theft Horse.

For more information about e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, visit her website, www.bigdreamswrite.com. You should also check out her upcoming sequel to Fat Angie titled Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution. It officially drops March 5th, and it can be preordered at IndieBound, Amazon, and wherever books are sold. In addition, E’s documentary “At Risk Summer” is now on sale with an educational guide. You can purchase the film at http://vimeo.com/ondemand/atrisksummer.

Thanks for listening. Please rate, review, and subscribe. Be sure to check out Part 2 of this episode next!

#9 Part 2: “G-Rated” (feat. G. Neri and e.E. Charlton-Trujillo)

In this episode, the conclusion of our conversation with YA authors G. Neri and e.E. Charlton-Trujillo. In this part two, G and E discuss format, medium, and audience (01:26), collaboration with other authors (09:33), their favorite of each other’s work (17:48), upcoming projects (22:30), the relationship between educators and authors (27:34), and their visit to Jen’s school (34:15).

Special thanks to G. Neri, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, and Jennifer Paulsen for their contributions to this episode. Music for this episode from the Free Music Archive by the artist Steve Combs.

Please support both of these authors by purchasing, reading, and sharing their books.

For more information about G. Neri, visit his websitewww.gregneri.com. There, you’ll be able to find all sorts of information about his work, including his latest, a graphic biography titled Grand Theft Horse.

For more information about e.E. Charlton-Trujillo, visit her website, www.bigdreamswrite.com. You should also check out her upcoming sequel to Fat Angie titled Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution. It officially drops March 5th, and it can be preordered at IndieBound, Amazon, and wherever books are sold. In addition, E’s documentary “At Risk Summer” is now on sale with an educational guide. You can purchase the film athttp://vimeo.com/ondemand/atrisksummer.

Thanks for listening. Please rate, review, and subscribe. Look for the next episode in April.

#8: “Me Against November”

On this episode, go inside last month’s 2018 Fall Conference with ICTE President Erin Miller’s conference welcome and opening activity (01:59) and hear from current ICTE Conference Chair Nikki Smith about what it takes to put on a multiple-day state literacy conference (10:12), her teaching passions and philosophies (23:48), and how she thrives as an educator during these dog days of November (32:02).

Thanks to Erin Miller and Nikki Smith for their contributions to this episode. Music for this episode from the Free Music Archive by the artists Steve Combs and Lee Rosevere.

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#6: A.S King and Andrew Smith (Part 1)

On this episode, part one of a special, extended conversation between Austin Hall and Jennifer Paulsen and YA authors A.S. King and Andrew Smith.

A special thank you to Andrew Smith, A.S. King, and Jennifer Paulsen for their contributions to this episode. Music for this episode from the Free Music Archive by the artists Lee Rosevere and Broke For Free.

Books mentioned in this episode:
Winger by Andrew Smith
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith
I Crawl Through It by A.S. King
The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith
The Alex Crow by Andrew Smith

Please support both of these authors by reading their books and visiting their websites:www.authorandrewsmith.com/Author_Andrew_Smith/Home.htmland www.as-king.com/.

#7: A.S. King and Andrew Smith (Part 2)

On this episode, part two of a special, extended conversation between Austin Hall and Jennifer Paulsen and YA authors A.S. King and Andrew Smith about their favorite books written by each other (01:44), the craft of magical realism (09:03), the importance of reaching and speaking to teen readers (13:11), the 2017 re-release of The Dust of 100 Dogs (18:13), and book bans and challenges (23:00).

A special thank you to Andrew Smith, A.S. King, and Jennifer Paulsen for their contributions to this episode. Music for this episode from the Free Music Archive by the artist Steve Combs.

Please support both of these authors by reading their books and visiting their websites:www.authorandrewsmith.com/Author_Andrew_Smith/Home.htmland www.as-king.com/. Andrew Smith’s next book, Rabbit & Robot, hits bookshelves on September 25, 2018, and A.S. King’s latest, Dig, is set to be released on March 29, 2019. You can preorder the book on her website.

 

Banned Books Week Bonus Mini-Episode | A Preview of a Special Conversation with A.S. King and Andrew Smith

Austin Hall and Jennifer Paulsen tease their upcoming YA Author Tag Team segment with a clip from their recent interview with YA all-stars A.S. King and Andrew Smith. As we approach Banned Books Week 2017, hear what they have to say about their books being challenged, soft censorship, and the belief held by some that having books banned leads to better sales.

A special thank you to A.S. King, Andrew Smith, and Jennifer Paulsen. Music for this episode from the Free Music Archive by the artist BOPD. Look for the extended interview in next month’s full, October episode of the ICTE Yo Teach! Podcast.

 

And So It Begins | Episode 5 of ICTE’s YO TEACH! Podcast

Welcome to Episode 5 of the YO TEACH! Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Show Notes

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Wendy Bollhoefer, Kelly Murley, Nikki Smith, and Kirstey Ewald joined me for a session on book talks and reading during the August Eng Camp put on by ICTE in Ames, IA. Throughout the piece, we discuss the following books:

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel by Susan Jane Gilman

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

A special thanks to Britt Jungck for her contribution to the Yo Teach! segment.

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of An All-American Teen by Kate Fagan

Kate Fagan’s original article from ESPNW titled “Split Image”

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The First Chapter | Turning the Page | Episode 4 of ICTE’s YO TEACH Podcast

Welcome to Episode 4 of the YO TEACH Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Show Notes

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Maureen Snook, Rafael Benitez, and Vanessa Horstman just completed their first year teaching. All three share their experiences throughout the 2016-17 school year and provide us with a variety of things to consider and learn from as we all reflect on the past year.

A special thanks to members of the ICTE Executive Board — Melanie Wirtz, Jess Cakrasenjaya, Rafael Benitez, Haley Moehlis, Erin Miller, Missy Springsteen-Haupt, Jen Paulsen, Allison Berryhill, JoAnn Gage, and Kirstey Ewald — for their contributions to the Yo Teach! segment.

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

ICTE SUMMER WRITING RETREAT

Registration for ICTE Summer Writing Retreat:

http://tinyurl.com/ictesummerwriting 

Contact Haley Moehlis ([email protected]) with questions

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Poetry in Motion: Celebrating #NaPoMo | Episode 3 of ICTE’s YO TEACH Podcast

Welcome to Episode 3 of the YO TEACH Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Show Notes

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Molly Pierce teaches English 9 and Advanced English 10 at Dowling Catholic High School. She is happy to be back in the Hawkeye State!

A special thanks to Allison Berryhill and Haley Moehlis for sharing poems for inclusion in this month’s episode.

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Get Lit Rising by Diane Luby Lane and the Get Lit Players

Click this link to see Khamal Iwuanyanwu perform his original poem, “Sepia” – one of my favorites from Get Lit Rising.

Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth

Disrupting Thinking: Why How We Read Matters by Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst

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Writing, Recharging, and MARCHing On | Episode 2 of ICTE’s YO TEACH Podcast

Welcome to Episode 2 of the YO TEACH Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for supporting this podcast.

Show Notes

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Chris Apling is an undergraduate student at the University of Northern Iowa. He is a pre-service teacher and ICTE member who will student teach next year. Follow him on Twitter @Aplings2Aplings.

A special thanks to Lauren Petri and Missy Springsteen-Haupt for sharing their tips to sustaining as a teacher during this time of year and Denise McAleer and Sheila Benson for allowing me to record our conversation during the Writing Retreat.

Books discussed and shared at the ICTE Writing Retreat:

Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

What Do You Do With An Idea by Kobi Yamada

I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

The Teacher-Writer: Creating Writing Groups for Personal and Professional Growth by Christine M. Dawson

Link to Donalyn Miller’s “Fallow Fields” blog post

Link to the Iowa Writing Project website

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 

The Labor of Love Episode 1 of ICTE’s Yo Teach Podcast

Welcome to Episode 1 of the Yo Teach Podcast, brought to you by the Iowa Council of Teachers of English. Thank you for having the courage to teach and for joining us on this exciting journey.

Episode 1 Show Notes

ICTE’s mission is to facilitate deep connections and professional learning face-to-face and online for ELA teachers of all stages. To learn more about our organization, or simply to reach out to your ELA colleagues from across the state, visit us at our online homes:

Website: https://www.iowaenglishteachers.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iowaenglishteachers/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Twitter: @ICTE_Board

Instagram: @iowaenglishteachers

We want to hear from you! Follow this link to let us know what you’ve enjoyed hearing and/or to request certain topics, issues, trends be addressed in future episodes of the podcast. To submit a book talk for use in future episodes, send MP3 audio files to [email protected].

Registration for the IWP-Inspired Writing Retreat hosted by ICTE is now closed. As Haley mentioned during the conversation in this month’s podcast, we hope to offer additional events in the future, so be sure to keep an eye out for future invitations.

CONVERSATION SEGMENT

Haley Moehlis is the Outreach Coordinator for ICTE. She has been an English teacher for twelve years and teaches at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. She teaches Advanced Placement Literature and English 2 (sophomores).

A special thanks to Missy Springsteen-Haupt, Jessica Cakrasenjaya, JoAnn Gage, Ginny Seibert, Jennifer Paulsen, Allison Berryhill, and Brenna Griffin for their contributions to the Why I Love Being an English Teacher segment. It’s evident their students are lucky to share a classroom with them.

BOOK TALKS

Here are the books mentioned in this episode. Do yourself a favor, and add them to your TBR list.

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Books for Living by Will Schwalbe

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