The Bergamo Leadership Team is pleased to announce October 9th to the 11th as the dates for the 35th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. Check-in will be available on the evening of October 8th and check-out on October 12th. Please mark these dates on your calendar as we hope to see you all there for another thought-provoking year. More information will be released in the coming months.
The leadership group of the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing and The Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice are looking for interested graduate students to serve on the Graduate Advisory Council for the conference. This council will help the leadership group in the planning of the conference. Tasks of the council will include, but not be limited to, organizing volunteers for the conference, planning entertainment and social activities, choosing topics for graduate roundtable sessions, and aid in graduate student recruitment for the conference. Members of the Council will serve for one to three years depending on her or his year of study and be required to attend the Bergamo Conference.
The Council is chaired by Gabriel Huddleston and Jim Garrett—those who have submitted CV’s need not submit again, unless to inform us that you are withdrawing your submission. All interested students should send a CV to email@example.com by May 1st.
You might have noticed that our numerous websites have been down lately. We are happy to say we are back up and running. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused. We have several announcements:
We are very pleased and excited to announce two additions to our editorial and leadership team. First, Theodorea Regina Berry has been chosen as the Vice President of the Foundation for Curriculum Theory and Associate Editor of JCT. Another addition to our editorial team is Jacqueline Bach who will be serving as Section Editor for Literacies. Please visit http://www.jctonline.org/about/leadership-group/for more information about Dr. Berry and Dr. Bach and join us in welcoming them to the team.
We have sent out several announcements about our need for new reviewers and for existing reviewers to update their information. Several of you have responded and we thank you! For those of you who haven’t, please visit http://journal.jctonline.org to register, update your review interests, and sign up to review.
Our first issue will be out at the end of April. We have several exciting manuscripts that are going through the editing process right now. We invite you to submit your manuscripts as we will be publishing three regular issues this year.
Finally, in Bergamo news, Gabriel Huddleston and Jim Garrett will be heading up a Graduate Advisory Council for the conference. A call for nominations will be sent out soon, so watch this space.
Gabriel Huddleston, Managing Editor
Robert Helfenbein, Editor
Thanks so much to our special editors Therese Quinn and Erica R. Meiners for all their hard work.
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For those who attended Bergamo this year, we hope you had a thought-provoking conference. We want to thank all our attendees and presenters for their contributions and collaborations that made this year a success. For those who could not make it this year, we hope to see you next year.
As we look forward to the coming year, we would like to ask your help and support with a few things:
- We are now taking nominations for the position of Vice President of the Foundation for Curriculum Theory. The Foundation is the overarching organization for both the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing and the Bergamo Conference. This position will serve on the leadership team for both the journal and the conference. The leadership team meets online several times during the year and once at the annual Bergamo Conference. The Vice President will aid in both the planning of the conference and provide support in the decision making process for the journal. The leadership team and the roles within are evolving as we delegate more responsibilities, so more specific tasks may be associated with this role in the future. Those interested should send an email to Rob Helfenbein at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a CV and letter of interest.
- We are also looking for graduate students who are interested in serving on the Graduate Student Advisory Council (co-chairs: James Garret, Ph.D., University of Georgia and Gabriel Huddleston, Indiana University) for the Bergamo Conference. Members will work with the leadership team in planning graduate student roundtables, graduate student recruitment for the conference, and planning social hour entertainment/activities. Graduate students interested should send a CV to Gabe at email@example.com.
- Lastly, we ask that you visit http://journal.jctonline.org and either update your information or sign up for the first time. We are in need of reviewers, so please make sure to enroll as a reviewer for the journal and include your research interests. The more complete your online profile is for the journal, the easier it makes it for section editors to assign reviews.
Robert Helfenbein, Editor of JCT and President of the Foundation for Curriculum Theory
Gabriel Huddleston, Managing Editor of JCT