African American Read-In Updates
NCTE Achievement Awards in Writing for High School Juniors
Deadline: February 24
This blog post by NCTE member Kate Walker explains the award and submission process.
Governance and Leadership
Meet the 2017 Election Candidates
Candidates for NCTE, Section (Elementary, Middle Level, Secondary, College), CEE (Conference on English Education), and TYCA (Two-Year College English Association) elections have been announced. As a reminder, members with a current email address on file will receive their ballot by email. If you wish to change your email address, please visit our website and update your record. Ballots will be sent to current members for whom we do not have email addresses in April. Questions (email@example.com)?
Vote on NCTE Resolutions
If you’re a member and haven’t voted on the resolutions we sent via email, please do so right away.
2017 CCCC Election Nominations
Deadline: February 20
The 2017 CCCC Nominating Committee invites you to submit nominations for the posts of Assistant Chair, members of the Executive Committee, and members of the 2018 Nominating Committee. Information about the CCCC elections process and responsibilities associated with each position is available on the CCCC website. Questions (firstname.lastname@example.org)?
Seeking an Editor for RTE
Application deadline: March 15
Would you like to help shape the future of language and literacy scholarship? Apply to become the next field editor of Research in the Teaching of English.
Apply to Be a Kent D. Williamson Fellow
Deadline: February 28
To honor former Executive Director Kent Williamson's commitment to teacher leadership, NCTE has established the Kent D. Williamson Fellowship. This annual fellowship is awarded to an NCTE member selected to spend six weeks in the Washington, DC, office to apply his or her ideas and experience to education policy work.
Critical Literacy at the Intersections of Sport and Society (Live Web Seminar)
Thursday, February 23 Time: 4:30 p.m. EDT
FREE for NCTE members / $50 for nonmembers
Luke Rodesiler and Alan Brown, coeditors of Developing Contemporary Literacies through Sports: A Guide for the English Classroom, will explore the ways teachers can foster critical literacy practices—including methods and perspectives used to examine issues of power, privilege, and marginalization in texts and the world around us—by engaging students in the meaningful study of sports culture.
Episode 10 of the Voices from the Middle Podcast (19:29)
Author Eliot Schrefer shares the most cogent theory of the Harambe meme yet---from a middle schooler, no less, and Voices from the Bookshelf returns with Beth Shaum's recommendations for graphic novels, one of which chronicles “the angst of being a teen, the thrill of being a boat."
A Bi-Weekly Series for Educators and Organizers hosted by the NCTE Studies of Literacies & Multimedia (SLAM)
Feburary 23: How to Contact Legislators—5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST
Every two weeks, beginning February 8, SLAM members will offer guidance and instruction for using specific digital tools and curricular ideas to support civic engagement, protest, and discussion of the crucial issues that are shaping classroom and broader culture. These short (20-30 minute) online sessions are offered free and will be archived via an NCTE YouTube Playlist.
Library of Congress 2017 Summer Teacher Institutes—Teaching with Primary Sources
Deadline: March 17
The Library of Congress is now accepting applications for its week-long summer institutes for K–12 educators. Held at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, this professional development opportunity provides educators of all disciplines with resources and strategies to effectively integrate primary sources into K–12 classroom teaching. Each session will focus on pedagogy, with an emphasis on supporting student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge.
Awards and Grants