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Connected Educator Month: October 2015

Connected Educator MonthMost public conversation around assessment tends to focus on state testing and its use for evaluating teachers and schools. NCTE is leading the theme "Innovations in Assessment" for Connected Educator Month 2015 in October. We invite you to participate to show how we might shift the conversation toward a more holistic and well-rounded understanding of how we can know what kids know and can do.

National Day on Writing

Join NCTE for the National Day on Writing by participating in the Tweet-Up on October 20 using the #WhyIWrite hashtag and include visual representations in photos, film, and graphics.


NCTE Annual Convention

NCTE Annual ConventionResponsibility, Creativity, and the Arts of Language
November 19-22, 2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Join elementary educators as we come together in Minneapolis, making the land of 10,000 lakes the land of ten times as many ideas.  Browse the Convention Preview and make your plans today!

The Elementary Section will host several sessions and events this year including:

The Whole Language Umbrella hosts a strand of sessions with an opening session on Friday morning titled, "Rethinking Our Thinking," featuring authors Daniel Feigelson, Ralph Fletcher, and Georgia Heard. 

The Early Childhood Education Assembly will host the Day of Early Childhood on Saturday with "Literacy as an Anti-Bias Matter" featuring Louise Derman-Sparks as the opening session and "The Barbershop Literacy Project" featuring Claudette Cole as the closing session.

Join the Children's Literature Assembly on Sunday morning for breakfast with author Kadir Nelson.


Read Language Arts

Language ArtsEach issue of Language Arts is now available in a digital edition!  All articles are still available in PDF form, in addition to the podcasts by some of the issue's authors and lesson plan connections from ReadWriteThink.  Check out LA!

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NCTE Assemblies

ECEAThe Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA) supports teachers of young children with a strong emphasis on promoting thoughtful practices that enhance the teaching and learning of young children within and across diverse communities.


CLAThe Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) provides a forum, undertakes programs and projects of special concern to people interested in children's literature, promotes the field of children's literature, and serves as a clearinghouse for information on children's literature.





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