NCTE is taking the lead in defining how emergent technologies are used to teach language, literacies, and critical thinking skills as well as how ethical considerations can guide the use of various technologies. The research, policy statements and resources collected here demonstrate how twenty-first century literacy can be enacted and supported. By becoming aware of the initiatives that contribute to the development of new approaches, you can learn more about twenty-first century literacies.
Bring an experienced NCTE consultant specializiing in 21st Century Literacies to your school to engage your staff in a workshop or presentation today!
NCTE Web Seminars are a convenient and meaningful form of professional development. On Demand Web seminars provide the recorded version of the live virtual event and include all audio, video, chat discussion, and actions within the presentation.
These classroom-tested lesson plans provide ready resources for teachers working with students from kindergarten to high school.
NCTE members enjoy online access to ALL journals published more than two years ago! Search to find articles on English language learners and share with your teaching team.
NCTE Policy Research Briefs
- 21st Century Litericies brief discusses successful instruction with technology focuses on critical thinking, reflection, and integration.
- Research Clips are short research-based responses to questions about practice and is a supplement to the 21st Century Literacies policy brief.
- Literacy Learning in the 21st Century brief notes how digitization shapes assessment, student engagements, and information gathering so programs of instruction should create coherent K-12 programs.
- Reading and Writing Differently brief discusses how new media are changing reading and writing textually relationally, spatially and temporally.
- Writing in the 21st Century is a new report that discusses writing in school, the workplace, and civic society. It is written by Kathleen Blake Yancey, NCTE Past President , writing researcher and writing faculty member, Florida State University.
The resolution on Composing with Non-Print Media recommends the encouragement of preservice, inservice, and staff development programs that focus on new literacies, multi-media composition and a broadened concept of literacy. This award showcases NCTE members who have developed innovative approaches for integrating media analysis and composition into their instruction.
Assembly on Computers in English (ACE)
This assembly promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in computers and the English language arts; presents programs and special projects on this subject; promotes an increase in the number of articles and publications devoted to it; encourages the responsible development of computer software in the language arts; and integrates the efforts of those with an interest in this subject. Visit the ACE Web page at http://ncte.connectedcommunity.org/ace/Home.