African American Read-In Starts February 1
The African American Read-In celebrates the works of African American authors and takes place in colleges, universities, schools, churches, community centers, homes, and libraries all across the country throughout the month of February. Explore these resources as you consider planning your own Read-In. Here is an example of one planned at the College of DuPage in Illinois. And here is another planned in New Albany, Indiana.
Council Chronicle Inquiry
An interview with Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will be featured in the March 2017 issue of The Council Chronicle. Have you participated in any of Herrera's projects during his tenure as poet laureate? If so, we'd love to hear a few details—send them to email@example.com. Thanks! You’ll find links to resources related to Herrera’s work here.
Apply to Be a Kent D. Williamson Fellow
Get Your Students Writing!
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.
Deadline: February 24
The 2017 Promising Young Writers Program for eighth-grade students and the 2017 Achievement Awards in Writing for eleventh-grade students is now open.
Share Your Voice
We’re seeking submissions for the Literacy & NCTE blog on a range of topics. Check out what we’re looking for and read through a summary of recent posts here.
Be a Peer Reviewer for ESSA State Plans
The US Department of Education is seeking peer reviewers, including educators, for ESSA State Plans. Applications are due January 27, 2017. Please visit this link for information regarding the application process.
ReadWriteThink resources on inauguration day.
Literacies for All Summer Institute
Proposal Deadline: January 31
Global Literacies, Global Conversations: Celebrating Our Connections
July 20–22 • Tucson, Arizona • Marriott University Park
Attend the CCCC Convention
Cultivating Capacity, Creating Change
March 15–18, Portland, Oregon
Seeking an Editor for Research in the Teaching of English
NCTE Research Foundation Accepting Proposals for 2017 Research Grants
The Trustees of the NCTE Research Foundation support projects related to the teaching and learning of language, literacy, and culture. Applicants must be current members of NCTE. All documents should be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Grants Deadline: March 15
Proposals are invited from teachers, teacher researchers, teacher educators, and scholars of language, literacy, and cultural studies.
Teacher Research Grants Deadline: October 1
Applicants should be full-time classroom teachers at the time of proposal submission and for the length of the grant. Proposals are invited from teachers of children and youth at any level, birth through grade 12. Teachers in urban, suburban, and rural settings are eligible.