2016 Annual Convention notifications
will be sent via email, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4.
Trauma, Loss, and Literacies: Submission Deadline May 15, 2016 for Language Arts
For the May 2017 issue of Language Arts, we seek manuscripts exploring how traumatic events and experiences are storied within spaces of teaching and learning. What happens when children share or read stories of loss, economic hardship, and/or trauma? How are students drawing on multiple modalities to express these stories or their responses to them? What responsibilities do educators have to those who share trauma narratives and to those who witness the narratives? How do collective experiences of traumatic events (e.g., police shootings, environmental disasters) find expression in the language arts classroom? What happens when these stories are silenced? How do educational institutions, assessment practices, and curricula serve as sites of struggle and loss for students? Read the full submission guidelines for details.
Your Vote Matters in the NCTE Elections
Please take a moment to vote for the future leaders of the Council and the Conference on English Education. The ballots were emailed to the address we have on file for you. If you do not see the message, check your Spam or Junk Mail folder. If you haven’t received your ballot email(s), or have recently joined or renewed your membership, please send a message to NCTE with your name, current mailing address and email address. Elections will close at 11:59 p.m. Central Time, Wednesday, June 1.
CEE Geneva Smitherman Cultural Diversity Grant: May 23 Deadline
This grant offers up to two $500 awards for first-time NCTE Conference presenters who are members of groups historically underrepresented in NCTE and CEE.
CCCC Awards with June 1 Deadlines
Luiz Antonio Marcuschi Travel Awards, Deadline: June 1
Travel reimbursement awards are available to scholars from Mexico, Central, or South America who have papers accepted for presentation at the 2017 CCCC Convention in Portland, OR.
CCCC Technical and Scientific Communication Awards, Deadline: June 1
Six Award Categories
Opportunity to Speak Up
- Best Book in Technical or Scientific Communication
- Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or Scientific Communication
- Best Article Reporting Qualitative or Quantitative Research in Technical or Scientific Communication
- Best Article Reporting Historical Research or Textual Studies in Technical or Scientific Communication
- Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication
- Best Article on Pedagogy or Curriculum in Technical or Scientific Communication
The United States Department of Education Seeks Stakeholder Feedback Regarding ESSA Guidance in areas that include:
- ways to expand early learning;
- strategies to recruit, develop, and retain teachers and leaders (Title II);
- student support services (Title IV); and
- other areas where state and local agencies could benefit from additional guidance.
Provide your input by sending an email message to ESSA.email@example.com, noting the topic area(s) in the subject line. Submit your comments by May 25, 2016.
For Lovers of American Literature
Notes on American Letters (NAL), the quarterly journal of the Assembly on American Literature, is changing to a hybrid journal: both digital and print, literature and essay, explication and pedagogy, with a breadth including teachers and their students from grades 6 to 14. We hope our quarterly journal will appeal to you and your colleagues. We invite you to submit manuscripts for publication and posts about controversial topics to Hannah Goodwin, Assistant to the Editor (NAL2ncte@wfu.edu), who will guide them through our submissions process and respond within 25 days.