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.
National African American Read-In
Make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting a Read-In. Simply select books, poems, speeches (anything) authored by African Americans, hold an event during the month of February, and report your results by submitting the African American Read-In Report Card.
NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day
New this year--NCTE's Literacy Education Advocacy Day will take place in February instead of April. Make plans now to join NCTE in Washington, DC, on Thursday, February 27, 2014!
Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual ConventionLiteracies for All Summer InstituteJuly 17-19, 2014, Pasadena, California
March 19-22, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana
"Open | Source(s), Access, Futures" is the theme for the 65th Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) of NCTE.
"Making Meaning: Teaching and Learning Together
" is the theme for the 25th annual conference of the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU).
Banned Books Week, September 21-27, 2014
NCTE is a co-sponsor of Banned Books Week
and invites its members to
- Protect the Students' Right to Read.
- Talk to students about how the First Amendment of the U. S. Constitution protects everyone's right to read and how censorship denies that right.
- Celebrate their favorite banned books (and encourage their students to do so as well) by joining the Virtual Read-Out!
- Create videos that will be featured on a dedicated YouTube channel. Follow this criteria and use this form to submit your videos.
NCTE's National Day on Writing
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 celebrating October 20, 2014, as the National Day on Writing. To celebrate composition in all its forms, we encourage diverse participants--students, teachers, parents, grandparents, service and industrial workers, managers, business owners, legislators, retirees, and many more--to celebrate writing in all its forms.
NCTE Annual Convention
November 20-23, 2014, Washington, DC
The theme of the 2014 Annual Convention, chosen by Program Chair and NCTE President-Elect Kathy Short, is "Story as the Landscape of Knowing."