To obtain press credentials for an upcoming event,
or to discuss interview opportunities with members
of the NCTE presidential team, key NCTE staff, or experts
on a wide variety of literacy topics,
please contact NCTE's Communications Staff.
Literacies for All Summer Institute
July 9-12, 2009, Columbia, South Carolina
"Learning in the Company of Others: Reading, Writing, and Inquiring in the 21st Century" is the theme for the 20th summer institute, sponsored by the Whole Language Umbrella of NCTE. Attendees will explore what it means to be literate in the 21st century, and how communities of educators can support one another in pursuing work they believe in.
Speakers include educators Brian Cambourne and Lorraine Wilson from Australia, and Heidi Mills, Tim O’Keefe, Katie Wood Ray, Susi Long; Carmen Agra Deedy, author of the well-known children’s book The Library Dragon and more recent award winners like Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, will also share her work as author and storyteller. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCTE's National Day on Writing, October 20, 2009
To draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we engage in and help make writers from all walks of life aware of their craft, NCTE is working to establish October 20, 2009, as the National Day on Writing. To celebrate composition in all its forms, we are inviting diverse participants -- students, teachers, parents, grandparents, service and industrial workers, managers, business owners, legislators, retirees, and many more -- to submit a piece of writing to the National Gallery of Writing.
99th Annual Convention of NCTE
November 19-22, 2009, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"The theme of the conference, “Once and Future Classics: Reading Between the Lines,” is designed to inspire courageous conversations about traditional and contemporary literature and foster lively discussions of how we teach as well as what we teach.
Conference on College Composition and Communication
March 17-20, 2010, Louisville, Kentucky
"The Remix: Revisit, Rethink, Revise, Renew," is the theme for the 61st Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) of NCTE.