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Literacy Education Advocacy Activities - Previous Revision

NCTE celebrates Literacy Education Advocacy Month from mid-March until Advocacy Day in April. While most people can't make it to Washington, DC, for Advocacy Day, everyone can make a difference right from where they live and work. Choose an activity or two from our list below to do to help support literacy education or develop an activity of your own and share it with us (public_info@ncte.org).

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

  

1 minute

Share this list of Literacy Education Advocacy Activites or NCTE's 2012 Legislative Platform with a colleague

Send details about Literacy Education Advocacy Day to a colleague

Tweet to Congress or write a Facebook entry about the need for public support for literacy education

 

5-10 minutes

Respond to an action alert 

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

Register for NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day

Read NCTE's 2012 Legislative Platform 

Call the home offices of your Members of Congress to schedule a visit while they're at home Feb. 20-24, Mar. 12-16 (House only), or Apr. 2-13 for spring recess

Read our tips on visting your Member of Congress while they're at home Feb. 20-24, Mar. 12-16 (House only), or Apr. 2-13 for spring recess

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

 

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

Watch "Finding Our Voice – Speaking Out to Build Support For Our Work," a 2012 Web seminar with Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross.

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

 

45 minutes

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

 

1-2 hours

Write a letter to your local newspaper supporting the teachers in your local schools.

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

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

Attend Advocacy Day

Organize a Statewide Advocacy Day
 

 

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