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Let's Get Digital


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Join us for Digital Learning and Literacy on Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 9 p.m. ET
NCTE Executive Director Emily Kirkpatrick will moderate a discussion with authors of two of our recent publications:



The African American Read-In


Jocelyn A. Chadwick

A Legacy of Pride: Reflections from NCTE Vice President Jocelyn Chadwick
Literacy & NCTE Blog, February 6, 2016 

"Since its founding in 1911, NCTE has been an organization devoted to representing, encouraging, and celebrating the fundamental role of English teachers in classrooms across America. The accomplishments of the many teachers who have joined and supported NCTE for more than 100 years have bestowed on us what can truly be heralded as a Legacy of Pride. We the entirety of the NCTE membership today—educators all—caucuses, assemblies, conferences—all of us are the legatees of this rich legacy. And, indeed this legacy is a rich and diverse one."

The African American Read-In happens all month long!
Check out these 2015 NCTE Convention attendees’ favorite books by African American authors.

How about reading an NCTE book by an African American author?

Quote from Ernest Morrell



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Talking about Teachers


Sharing #WhyITeach, Wondering Why You Do
Education Week Teacher, February 7, 2016

Follow #whyIteach on Twitter. Post your reasons!   

Tweet from Sara Davidson 

"An Average Guy" Excels at Teaching Students AP Calculus
NPR Morning Edition, February 9, 2016

“Sometimes I feel really guilty because I feel like I’m taking recognition from all these great teachers around the nation...I became who I am because I had great teachers, and if we can start recognizing good teachers and give them a little more 'energy,' I think we could definitely change the game in education.”

Teaching Is Not a Sacrifice
NCTE member Jennifer Isgitt writes.
Empathetic Teacher, December 31, 2015



Your Vote Is Needed!

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NCTE members have the opportunity to ratify two resolutions: (1.) Resolution on Student Educational Data Privacy and Security, and (2.) Resolution on Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Please see your email for a message from NCTE with a link to your ballot, and vote today!

NCTE’s Advocacy Day Is February 25 in Washington, DC

If you plan to come but haven’t registered, please do so here. NCTE members are traveling from all over the country to speak about HEA reauthorization and ESSA implementation in the states. Please join us!

Upcoming Deadlines for the Conference on English Leadership

March 11 Is Deadline for 2016 CCCC Election Nominations

The 2016 CCCC Nominating Committee invites you to submit nominations for the posts of Assistant Chair, members of the Executive Committee, and members of the 2017 Nominating Committee. The Committee is also seeking nominations of contingent, adjunct, or part-time faculty members for one of seven elected positions on the Executive Committee. Further information about the CCCC elections process and the responsibilities associated with each position is available on the CCCC website.

The Top Three Reasons to Attend CCCC 2016 in Houston

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The variety of sessions, the notable speakers, the cutting-edge scholarship . . .
Each year people from around the world attend the CCCC Annual Convention for a multitude of different reasons. Interested in joining us in Houston, Texas, for CCCC 2016? Visit the website for the top three reasons why YOU should attend!


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