3 Ways You Can Get Involved in Advocacy in September:
1. Rural Listening Tour
The United States Department of Education is about to embark on a listening tour in rural communities. If you are interested in sharing input or hearing more about their efforts to engage rural communities, please feel free to send emails to: Rural@ed.gov, Lucy Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dennis Bega, email@example.com
2. Invitation to Write for Literacy & NCTE
We invite you to write a blog on one of the following subjects:
- Teaching in a Rural Community. The US Department of Education is embarking on a listening tour. Tell us what particular issues/problems do you face? What do you want them to know?
- Diverse Literature: talk about its importance; what diverse literature do you teach?
- Writing: In honor of National Day of Writing, October 20, send us why you write, how you teach writing, and/or the importance of writing.
- Advocacy: Our convention is focused on advocacy at the school, community, district, state and federal levels. What is your advocacy story?
Please send all blogs of 300-500 words, with title, photo of 2 MB or less and 1-2 sentence bio to Lu Ann McNabb at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Advocacy Tips Group:
If you would like tips on advocacy (school, community, district, state or federal levels), please send an email to Lu Ann McNabb at email@example.com and ask to be included in the 2016 Advocacy Tips Group. Once a month, you will receive a tip. September Tip: Meeting with Stakeholders.
Share Your Knowledge and Experience as an Educator by:
Speaking with . . .
Learning about . . .
Honing your skills with:
Teachers Speak Up!
ESEA and Literacy Education
-- Darren Cambridge, NCTE Director of Policy Research and Development, May 15, 2015
Hear Darren Cambridge in this Education Talk Radio interview.