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Reading the Past, Writing the Future
NCTE's 2011 Annual Convention

The National Council of Teachers of English has been leading the way for literacy education for 100 years. Join thousands of educators, students, and administrators in November as we celebrate NCTE's Centennial in Chicago, the city where NCTE was founded in 1911.

What: The 101st Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) in Chicago. On the agenda for the Convention are hundreds of concurrent sessions and workshops focusing on all aspects of the teaching and learning of the English language arts. The theme for this year’s Convention is “Reading the Past, Writing the Future.” Read Program Chair Keith Gilyard's "Welcome to the 2011 NCTE Annual Convention."

When: Thursday, November 17 - Sunday, November 20, 2011


Where: Chicago, Illinois, with sessions and workshops being held at the Palmer House Hilton and Chicago Hilton.


Attendees: More than 5,000 English language arts teachers (kindergarten through university) from across the country and the world, as well as librarians, reading specialists, administrators, consultants, and students studying to be teachers.


For More Information:  Reporters interested in scheduling an interview, obtaining a press pass, or simply seeking more information should contact Lori Bianchini at 800-369-6283, ext. 3644, or Teachers and others interested in attending the 2011 Annual NCTE Convention in Chicago can visit NCTE’s website or call NCTE’s Customer Service Department toll free at 877-369-6283. Information will be periodically added to the NCTE website, so check back often!


News for Reporters: 

Teachers, Authors, and Researchers Receive Awards from NCTE  

US Senate Endorses National Day on Writing on October 20, 2011 

Just Write on the National Day on Writing! 


Ernest Morrell of Teachers College Elected Vice President of NCTE 



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