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Literacy Education Advocacy Activities - Previous Revision

March and April are Literacy Education Advocacy Months. Choose an activity or two from our list below to do to help support literacy education.

1 minute   5-10 minutes    15 minutes    30 minutes    45 minutes    1-2 hours

1 minute

Share this list of Literacy Education Advocacy Activites with a colleague

Send details about Literacy Education Advocacy Day to a colleague

Share NCTE's 2011 Education Policy Platform with a colleague

Write a Facebook entry about the need for public support for literacy education

Tweet to Congress about the need for public support for literacy education

 

5-10 minutes

Watch Clarissa West-White's  video account of her visit to Washington, DC, for Literacy Advocacy Day

Look up all of your elected officials (local to national) on Congress.org

Register for NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

Read NCTE's 2011 Education Policy Platform

Call the home offices of your Members of Congress to schedule a visit while they're at home Mar. 21-25 or Apr. 18-29 for spring recess

Read our tips on visting your Member of Congress while they're at home Mar. 21-25 or Apr. 18-29 for spring recess

Read Clarissa West-White's article on starting a statewide advocacy day

Tell us what you did to advocate for literacy education during Literacy Education Advocacy Month by completing this short survey

 

15 minutes

Learn how NCTE takes positions on literacy education issues Literacy Education Advocacy Day

If you attended Advocacy Day, please send NCTE your report

Post a 3-5 minute video on YouTube about evaluating teachers on more than test scores or that describes how you've made your viewpoint about literacy education in public

30 minutes
Post something in the Connected Community about your students and teaching and how they connect to an education issue represented in the platform in the news today
Make plans for next year's Literacy Education Advocacy Month and Advocacy Day on April 19
45 minutes
Watch  NCTE's "Advocacy for the Everyday Teacher" video
https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2010-03-16.1420.M.097EB5FE1F932EBA638077F2A25EC1.vcr

1-2 hours
Write a letter to your local newspaper supporting the LEARN act
http://www.ncte.org/action/write
http://www.ncte.org/library/NCTEFiles/Involved/Action/LEARNonepagerNCTE.pdf

Speak about education at the Rotary Club or another service organization in your community
Teach a lesson about writing letters to policymakers, from principals to legislators
http://www.ncte.org/action/message

Talk with your family about how each member can influence your School Board

Attend Advocacy Day
Organize a Statewide Advocacy Day
 

 

You might be thinking, "Advocacy isn't for me!" Yet, there are many ways you can make a difference. Join NCTE in celebrating Literacy Education Advocacy Month by doing just one little thing to support literacy education in March or April.

MARCH

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Watch  NCTE's 
"Advocacy for the Everyday Teacher" video

 

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Watch Clarissa West-White's  video account of her visit to Washington, DC, for Literacy Advocacy Day

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Share this  Literacy Education Advocacy Calendar 
with a colleague

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Read NCTE's 2011 Education Policy Platform

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Look up all of your elected officials (local to national) on Congress.org

15
Call the home offices of your Members of Congress to schedule a visit while they're at home Mar. 21-25 for spring recess

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Register for NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

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Read our tips on visting your Member of Congress while they're at home Mar. 21-25 for spring recess

21
Can't come to DC? See these ideas for simple advocacy activities you can do at home

22
Read Clarissa West-White's article on starting a statewide advocacy day
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Arrange to speak about education at the Rotary Club or another service organization in your community

25
Learn how NCTE takes positions on literacy education issues

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Send details about Literacy Education Advocacy Day to a colleague

29
Share NCTE's 2011 Education Policy Platform  with a collegue

30
Think of a story describing how your students and your teaching are represented in the Platform

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APRIL




1
Watch  NCTE's 
"Advocacy for the Everyday Teacher" video

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Review this Literacy Education Advocacy Calendar and share it with a colleague

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Write a letter to your local newspaper supporting the LEARN act

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It's not too late to register for NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

8
Can't come to DC? See these ideas for simple advocacy activities you can do at home 

11
Call the home offices of your Members of Congress to schedule a visit while they're at home Apr. 18-29 for spring recess

12
Post a 3-5 minute video on YouTuve about evaluating teachers on more than test scores

13
Read our tips on visting your Member of Congress while they're at home Apr. 18-29 for spring recess

14
Write a Facebook entry about the need for public support for literacy education

15
Read NCTE's  Literacy Education Advocacy Day talking points

18
Teach a lesson about writing letters to policymakers, from principals to legislators

19
Post a 3-5 minute video on YouTube that describes how you've made your viewpoint about literacy education in public
20
Tweet about the need for public support for literacy education
21
Talk with your family about how each member can influence your School Board

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Watch Clarissa West-White's video account of her visit to Washington, DC, for Literacy Advocacy Day

26
Make plans for next year's Literacy Education Advocacy Month and Advocacy Day on April 19

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Literacy Education Advocacy Day

If you attended Advocacy Day, please send NCTE your report

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Tell us what you did to advocate for literacy education during Literacy Education Advocacy Month by completing this short survey

 

 

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