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Why You Should Attend Convention. . .

The NCTE Annual Convention gives you the opportunity to:

  • Group of people at ConventionSelect from hundreds of sessions presented by classroom teachers, administrators, and researchers.
  • Connect with educators from across the country and around the world to discuss mutual interests, concerns, and experiences.
  • Share ideas, strategies, and successes as you expand your own professional learning community.
  • Examine ways to advance student learning by gathering solid educational theories, models, and ideas that you can take back to your school.
  • Interact with well-known authors, illustrators, and educators as they share their ideas, experiences, and knowledge.
  • Investigate a single topic in depth by attending a preconvention workshop.
  • Discover the latest publications, products, and services for English language arts education in the Exhibit Hall.


Convention Sessions Offer Professional Learning for Everyone

Choose from more than 700 sessions ranging from general sessions featuring nationally known speakers and special presentations by well-known authors to sessions by classroom educators on topics critical to your daily teaching and learning. Session topics include:

Equity and Social Justice
Writing and Composition
Content Area Literacies
Close Reading
Adolescent Literacy
College and Career Read    Standards

Teacher Education
Digital and Media Literacies
Professional Learning
And More!   

Convention Schedule

The convention schedule provides a quick overview and timeline of the events taking place in Minneapolis. For more in-depth planning, visit the online searchable program, where you can browse individual sessions and create your own customized convention schedule.


Who Attends?

Woman at conventionMore than 6,000 elementary, middle, high school, and college educators from across America and around the world. Attendees also include:

  • Teachers (English language arts, science, mathematics, social studies, and more)
  • Librarians
  • Principals and other administrators
  • Curriculum Coordinators
  • State-wide curriculum coordinators
  • Teacher educators
  • College Instructors
  • Literacy Coaches/Reading Specialists
  • Writing Program and Writing Project participants


Continuing Education Credits

Applications for certificates of attendance will be available for all attendees at the NCTE Registration Desk. Be sure to check your state requirements to see if attendance certificates will qualify for continuing education credits.


Interested in Bringing a Team to Atlanta?

NCTE offers discounted rates for teams of 10 teachers or more. Contact the NCTE Convention Department at 800-369-6283, ext. 3670, or for more information.


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