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 exploring the information here and becoming aware of the initiatives that contribute to the development of new approaches, you can learn more about twenty-first century literacies.
Strategic GovernanceThe NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literaices 21st Century Curriculum and Instruction Framework NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing
In November 2003, the NCTE Executive Committee adopted a new model of policy-oriented style of governance for the Council. They have studied the meaning and ramifications of this issue for the organization as a whole. Learn more about:
NCTE Policy Research Brief
This research brief
provides research-based recommendations for teaching 21st Century Literacies. Research Clips
are short research-based responses to questions about practice and is a supplement to this policy brief.
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.
Lesson Plans from ReadWriteThink
These classroom-tested lesson plans provide ready resources for teachers working with students from kindergarten to high school.
Pathways for 21st Century Literacies is an online professional development opportunity for teachers, coaches and administrators to develop understanding and skills required working with 21st Century Literacies. Essential questions, video clips, related readings and tools for classroom application guide individuals or groups in an investigation this emerging literacy.
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
Whether you're participating on your own or planning professional development for an early-release day, you'll find these desktop sessions informative, interactive, and a great value especially since everyone in your school can participate through one connection. Attend a live virtual event or sign up to recive the CD recording of the event and all the resources asssociated with it.
David Bruce discusses his view of 21st century literacy as both print and non-print are there as complimentary literacies and not competing literacies where students are able to read/write broadly through both rather than one or the other.
William Kist discusses the fact that new technologies have caused a real evolution in the field and is broadening the conception of literacy in the English classroom even though the focus is still on print reading/writing, more things are considered as a literacy endeavor entering the classroom such as music, graphic design and still/motion photography.