Your membership benefits you!
Special registration at MCTLC Fall Conference and other MCTLC events
Regular electronic communications for PK-16 world language educators, including:
MCTLC program announcements
State and national language initiatives
Events and opportunities for language teachers and students
Networking with world language colleagues, both statewide and regional
Grants, scholarships, and awards
- Opportunities for professional growth and leadership
MCTLC Communications - Changes in 2010
Communication to the membership and opportunity for members to network with each other have been a leadership goals for the past several years and will continue to be one of our foremost priorities.
Hello to Language® Magazine
MCTLC Newsletter is a four-page wrap over the monthly publication, Language®. Language® educates membership on language and education topics beyond our Minnesota borders, a tool for us to be informed on issues from a national perspective.
A Fond Farewell to MLR
The Minnesota Language Review (MLR) in its past quarterly format no longer exists. We have transformed the functions of the former MLR into formats and timetables that result in more frequent and timely communications. The Board looked at the function of the types of communication we produce and the best format (print or electronic) to deliver that information. We also kept in mind the value of being environmentally "green" in using less paper.
Much of the MLR content continues to be available on the website in a more timely and accessible format: board minutes, event registration, calls for proposals, award nominations, fall conference information, advocacy initiatives and ongoing MCTLC events. The speed of electronic communication gets information to members with more consistent and predictable timing compared to the bulk mailing process that takes several weeks of lead time. All communication back to MCTLC (membership renewal, calls for proposals, event registration) is done electronically. Not only is this more accurate and efficient, it saves MCTLC money and literally hundreds of hours of volunteer work that can now be devoted to other projects that move the organization forward.
More Work to Do
The remaining function of the former quarterly MLR is a place where members can submit articles, essays and research for professional publication. We continue to work on ideas for how to meet this need. One idea that has surfaced would be to have an annual juried publication as is done for at the Central States Conference.