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Assessment Story Project

Tell us your storyWhat does it look like to assess literacy learning in your classroom? Through our Assessment Story Project, NCTE is collecting stories to learn more from educators and share ideas on the shifting assessment landscape.


Literacy Education Advocacy

March Is NCTE Literacy Education Advocacy Month!
You have the knowledge and classroom experience needed to talk with policymakers, school leaders, parents, and the public about the topics important to literacy teaching and learning.  Learn what you can do and follow the calendar of activities

Policy Analysis Initiative
A network of NCTE volunteers track state policy developments impacting English language arts, English studies, literacy, and the humanities. These volunteers in each state provide analyzed information about state policies. With this knowledge, educators can better participate in the policymaking process that affects them, their students, their institutions, and their communities.



2015 Children's Book Awards Announced

2015 Orbis Pictus Award Winner

2015 Charlotte Huck Award Winner

NCTE on Air

Watch NCTE on Air "From History to Homonyms," as the winners of the 2015 NCTE Charlotte Huck and Orbis Pictus Honor awards speak about their work. Speakers include: Kwame Alexander (Huck Honor), Cece Bell (Huck Honor), Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet (Orbis Pictus Honors), Kathy Short (NCTE President), Barbara Keifer (Huck Award Committee Chair), and Cyndi Giorgis (Orbis Pictus Award Committee Chair).

Join the #nctechat on Twitter

Join NCTE on the third Sunday of each month at 8:00 p.m. ET for #nctechat, organized by NCTE Social Media Coordinator Beth Shaum (@BethShaum)

Can't attend or missed a chat?  Check out the #ncte Archive list today!


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.  Check out LA today!

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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.

Professional Dyads and Culturally Responsive Teaching (PDCRT) 2015-2017 Call for Dyad Applications
Apply before April 30 to become part of the Professional Dyads and Culturally Responsive Teaching (PDCRT) two-year professional development project supported by the Early Childhood Education Assembly (ECEA). Applications are open to teacher-teacher educator teams (dyads) who are interested in working together and within a network of dyads to develop culturally relevant literacy practices in diverse preK, kindergarten, first, and second grade classrooms.


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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