NCTE Annual Convention Begins Thursday!
If you are planning on attending, we are looking forward to seeing you.
If you are unable to attend in person, attend virtually:
Check out the archives from Sunday's #nctechat featuring discussion of the Literacy Landscape Storytelling Project, during which convention participants share their stories about what happens outside their classrooms that supports the teaching inside them.
And see the archives from Monday's #engchat previewing the NCTE Convention.
Want to Fast Track Education Reform? Try Giving Teachers the Time
The Huffington Post, November 3, 2014
Shifting the Conversation to Remodel Literacy Learning
Literacy & NCTE blog, November 13, 2014
Establishing Time for Professional Learning
Literacy in Learning Exchange
New Multi-State Network Created for Faculty Collaboration
The Association of American Colleges and Universities announced a new Faculty Collaboratives project. eCampus News, November 13, 2014
Leadership Lifts Teachers
District Administration, November 10, 2014
Demystifying the Role of the Teacher Hybrid
Literacy in Learning Exchange, September 30, 2014
US to Focus on Equity in Assigning of Teachers
The New York Times, November 10, 2014
See the 2014 NCTE Education Policy Platform.
Why I'm Grateful to Be a Teacher in this Generation
SmartBlog on Education, SmartBrief, November 13, 2014
Do Education Programs Dole Out Too Many Easy A's?
Read the latest report from the National Council on Teacher Quality. The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 12, 2014
See NCTE's Conference on English Education's (CEE) response to an earlier NCTQ report.
Look for CEE sessions at the Annual Convention.
Expanded-Learning-Time Program Expands Its Reach
Time and Learning blog, Education Week, November 12, 2014
Thousands of Colorado High School Students Refuse to Take State Tests
The Denver Post, November 13, 2014
As the student in the video notes, good assessment needs to be meaningful and connected to instruction; see NCTE/IRA Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing.
7 Reasons Digital Equity Is a Social Justice Issue
eSchool News, November 14, 2014
What Professors Are Thinking
From the Undergraduate Teaching Faculty Survey. Inside Higher Ed, November 13, 2014
National Report: Getting Children Out of Poverty Requires a Two-Generation Approach
Salt Lake Tribune, November 12, 2014
Common Core Reading: "The New Colossus"
This is part 1 of a four-part series. All Things Considered, NPR, November 11, 2014
Part 2: Common Core Reading: The High Achievers
Part 3: Common Core Reading: The Struggle over Struggle
Part 4: Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat
George Hillocks Jr. Has Died
Educator, author, and researcher George Hillocks Jr., professor emeritus in the Departments of Education and English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago, passed away on November 12. He also had taught writing in Chicago schools for more than 25 years.
In 1997 Hillocks won the NCTE David H. Russell Research Award for Teaching Writing as Reflective Practice. In 2004 he received NCTE's Distinguished Service Award. Of Hillocks's 1986 NCTE book, Research on Written Composition: New Directions for Teaching, former NCTE Executive Director James Squire called it "a splendid piece of work that needs to be considered carefully and soon."