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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.

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 connect 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 provide a forum for all NCTE members to add their voices to support the teaching of thoughtful literacy that goes beyond scripted instruction and test prep, in a way that supports NCTE policies and position statements.

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

How to Start a Collaborative

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

  • a description of 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.

To Become a Member of a Collaborative

NCTE members may join any collaborative at no cost. Click on one of the links above to go to the collaborative page within the NCTE Connected Community. You will need to be an NCTE member and log-in to join the group.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the chair of the group you are interested in.


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