The Registration Desk will be located at the Hynes Convention Center Halls C/D, Level Two. For faster onsite registration, please bring a completed copy of the registration form with you.
In order to receive your conference materials by mail, mailed registration forms must be postmarked by November 1, 2013. Registration after that date will be handled onsite at the NCTE Registration Counter in the Hynes Convention Center.
Badges and Materials
Badges and receipts will be mailed to addresses within the U.S. prior to the convention. All participants from outside the United States must pick up their materials onsite.
Registration Cancellation and Refunds
Requests for refunds must be made in writing by November 1, 2013, and must be accompanied by a registration receipt. The amount of the refund will be reduced by a processing fee of $25. No refunds will be issued after November 1, 2013.
Events Not Included with Registration
Meal functions (breakfasts and luncheons) are not included in convention registration and require a ticket and additional fee. Please see the registration form for details on these events. Meal tickets fees may be refunded if cancelled in writing prior to November 1. No meal ticket fees will be refunded after November 1.
Workshops on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26, as well as the CEL Annual Convention (Sunday, November 24–Tuesday, November 26) require an additional fee. Convention registration is not required to attend a workshop. Requests for refunds on workshops must be made before Friday, November 1, 2013, and must be accompanied by a registration receipt. The amount of the refund will be reduced by a processing fee of $25. No refunds will be issued after November 1, 2013.
Tips for Grant Funding Opportunities
There may be grants available to offset some of the costs of attending the NCTE Annual Convention. To find out what sources of support may be available to you, contact your principal, department chair, dean, district supervisor, or curriculum coordinator. Other options for professional learning grants may be available from the following sources:
- The U.S. Department of Education (ED) offers funds to states and school districts to help strengthen teaching and learning in colleges, universities, and other postsecondary institutions. The forecast of funding opportunities site is maintained by the federal government and helps to locate and apply for federal funds.
- Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education maintains a website detailing grants funded through this program.
- The Department of Education's Academic Improvement and Teacher Quality Programs offers Improving Teacher Quality State Grants designed to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality.
- Most states offer a humanities grant program; however, the purposes for which the funds can be used vary widely. This NEH maintains a list with links to state humanities councils.
- The NEA Foundation offers grants for professional development. The grants fund classroom innovations or professional development for improved practice in public schools and higher education institutions.
- The Braitmayer Foundation provides support for organizations and programs that enhance the education of K-12 children. Of particular interest are: curricular and school reform initiatives; preparation of, and professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers; and local community efforts, including partnerships that increase educational opportunities for students.