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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

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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

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

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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

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Learn how NCTE takes positions on literacy education issues

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Send details about Literacy Education Advocacy Day to a colleague

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Share NCTE's 2011 Education Policy Platform  with a collegue

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

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APRIL




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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Read NCTE's  Literacy Education Advocacy Day talking points

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

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Post a 3-5 minute video on YouTube that describes how you've made your viewpoint about literacy education in public
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Tweet about the need for public support for literacy education
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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

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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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