Are You a Member of NCTE?
As a Council leader you know there are many reasons to be an
NCTE member -- to be part of a community of learners; to advocate for literacy
education; to access the latest research, news, and articles.
Can Ask Questions about the ESEA Revision
Register now to hear NCTE members' questions about potential changes in the
ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) answered by U.S. Department of Education officials. NCTE members are invited to take part in this free online conversation on
Tuesday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. (Eastern time).
Have a Voice in Washington, DC
NCTE members sent more than 800 letters
to their congressional representatives while more than 60 members
visited their representatives in Washington, DC, on NCTE's
Literacy Education Advocacy Day in April. NCTE recently gave feedback to Congress regarding the
March 26 letter to the House Education and Labor Committee and
May 7 letter to the
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Have a Say in NCTE Resolutions
with members of your group and teachers in your department about issues
they're facing. Have they ever thought, "I wish NCTE had a statement on
_____"? Think with them about what that statement might be and draft
a resolution for
consideration at the 2010 Annual Convention in Orlando.
Have Access to Resources and Communities Just for Members
in July, NCTE's INBOX
will be emailed to members every week but to nonmembers just once a
month. Also this summer members will receive news of NCTE's new
Connected Community, a place where members will meet colleagues with
similar interests, discuss classroom ideas, explore research, and
share professional materials.
Share these reasons to be a member of NCTE with your colleagues and your
students who are studying to be educators. Encourage them to renew
us the reasons you're a member of NCTE!