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NCTE Collaboratives - Previous Revision

Collaboratives are self-organizing groups that, while recognized by the NCTE Executive Committee, are free to choose their own leader and conduct most of their work through an online space in the NCTE Connected Community and at the NCTE Annual Convention.

Starting a Collaborative

To become established, a group should submit. to the NCTE Executive for approval, a proposal containing the following information:

  • an explanation their area of shared inquiry;
  • a method of selecting a leader; and
  • provide a 3- to 4- sentence description about the goal/work of the group.

Once approved by the NCTE Executive Committee, the group will be given:

  • a virtual space to hold conversations, exchange files and videos, and otherwise pursue their work together on the NCTE Connected Community;
  • a space to meet at the NCTE Annual Convention; and
  • a slot for round-table meetings with other Collaboratives, to facilitate sharing and the creation of new opportunities for learning and action.

To maintain status as a recognized Collaborative, the group must select a new leader every three years.

Current Collaboratives

Contemporary Literacies, Popular Culture, and Out-of-School Spaces Collaborative
The mission of this collaborative is to bridge the gap between students’ in-school and out-of-school lives by providing NCTE members a venue for discussing the value-added measure of popular culture and examining the impact that out-of-school spaces, places, and activities can have on youth literacy practices.

CHAIR: Hannah Gerber, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Language Collaborative
The mission of this collaborative is to share resources, paper presentations, articles, chapters and other writings as well as comments about policies and pedagogical practices that explore and raise awareness about how people learn language, learn about language and learn through language.

Co-CHAIRS: Xenia Hadjioanno, Penn State University, Lehigh Valley
                       Carol Evans, University of Arizona, Tucson

Media and Digital Literacies Collaborative
The mission of this collaborative is to advocate for media and digital literacies as essential to teaching and learning in English education; to connect educators, etc. and build community among those with shared interests in media/digital literacies; to connecting students, teachers, policy makers, administrators, etc.; and to explore future opportunities, challenges and pedagogies created by new media and technologies.

Co-CHAIRS: Antero Garcia, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
                       Robyn Seglem, Illinois State University, Normal

Reading Collaborative
The mission of this collaborative is to examine issues related to reading education in the 21st century; to explore new definitions of reading in a digital world; to nurture and identify new NCTE leadership in the area of reading; to provide a forum for open dialogue and new ideas about reading; to participate in NCTE conference presentations; and to further the mission of NCTE.

CHAIR: Michael Shaw, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY


Collaboratives are open to all current NCTE members who wish to participate in the work of a particular collaborative.

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