The 76th Annual Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts Conference will be Feb. 17-18 in Lexington.

This year’s theme is Literacy Matters: The Common Core and Beyond. Topics include persuasion vs. argument; subtext strategy; college readiness; transitional intervention; digital storytelling and more.

Featured speakers include Education Commissioner Terry Holliday; 2011-12 Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead, author of many poetry collections; Rick Robinson, Kentucky writer and author of the award-winning novel Manifest Destiny; and Sara Kajder, author of Bringing the Outside In: Visual Ways of Engaging Reluctant Readers and The Tech Savvy English Classroom.

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