October 9: CEL Intentional Literacy Leadership Institute in New Jersey
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Maybe you're heading back to school next week or the week after that, maybe you're already there. Have you brought your digital device with you? Will your students have their digital devices in hand? Are you ready for digital reading?

The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies

Trends in Digital Learning: Empowering Innovative Classroom Models for Learning:  Project Tomorrow and Blackboard Speak Up 2014 National Data, June 2015

Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital WorldConnected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World 

Check out the Storify of the May #nctechat Reading in the Digital Age with guest hosts Bill Bass (@billbass) and Franki Sibberson (@frankisibberson).

See also this blog post from Bill and Franki.

270,000 Students to Connect over Books with Global Read-Aloud Project
NCTE member Pernille Ripp developed the project that she began with a tweet. Sign up to participate this October 5-13Curriculum Matters blog, Education Week, July 19, 2015

Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids
MindShift, KQED.org, July 22, 2015

"Connecting Students with Shakespeare's Poetry: Digital Creations of Close Reading":  English Journal, March 2015

Books That Snap, Crackle, Buzz, and Sing
The Hechinger Report, July 15, 2015

How to Build a Better Digital Book
The Atlantic, July 15, 2015

ReadWriteThink.org logoFrom ReadWriteThink.org:

Going Digital:  Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience

e-Book Reading and Response:  Innovative Ways to Engage with Texts

Digital Reading Tools Assessment

On Books

Doctorow Wove Fact and Fiction to Imagine America as It Could Be
E. L. Doctorow died on July 22.  All Things Considered, NPR, July 22, 2015   

Here's What High School English Teachers Actually Think of Go Set a Watchman
NCTE members Shekema Silveri, Tara Seale, Matt Morone, and Paul Hankins are quoted.  SLANT, July 21, 2015

311 Reasons to Celebrate Banned Books Week
American Booksellers Association blog, July 22, 2015

NCTE is a sponsor of Banned Books Week, September 27-October 3, celebrating young adult books.  

"Precocious Knowledge: Using Banned Books to Engage in a Youth Lens":  This Paul and Kate Farmer Writing Award honorable mention was written by NCTE member Alyssa Niccolini of Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School, Brooklyn, New York.  English Journal, January 2015

On Teachers

Two Teachers Credited with Saving Lives during Louisiana Movie Theater Shooting
Two Louisiana high school teachers, both wounded, are credited with saving lives during a shooting at a Louisiana movie theater.  Newsweek, July 24, 2015 

Primary Sources
National data from America's Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change project.  Scholastic.com

Teachers: Know When to Stop Talking
NCTE member Tom Newkirk writes.  Education Week, July 28, 2015

Teachers Reflect on What They'll Change in Their Classrooms Come Fall
Curriculum Matters blog, Education Week, July 14, 2015  

On Teaching

Why We Need to Talk about Gender and Teaching
NCTE member Amy Williams writes.  Education Week Teacher, July 21, 2015

NCTE Guideline:  Diverse Gender Expression and Gender Non-Conformity Curriculum in English Grades 7-12 

Video: "Day for Trans Justice" Prepares Student Leaders to Push for Change:  The Chronicle of Higher Education



CCCC Members: Last Chance to Cast Your Votes

Check your email and take a moment to cast your votes for the future leaders of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, August 1. Results will be announced by mid-August.

October 9: Intentional Literacy Leadership2015 Conference on English Leadership Regional in New Jersey

The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) invites you to join them for an immersive, interactive one-day institute on Intentional Literacy Leadership on Friday, October 9, at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, New Jersey. Registration closes on Wednesday, September 30.

Research Grant Initiative: September 21 Deadline

Don’t miss your opportunity to submit a Conference on English Education Research Initiative Grant Proposal.

CEE Research Award for K-12 Classroom Teachers

NCTE's Conference on English Education, in conjunction with the National Writing Project, offers the James Moffett Award to support teacher research projects that further the spirit and scholarship of James Moffett. Moffett, a great champion of the voices of K-12 teachers, focused on such ideas as the necessity of student-centered curricula, writing across the curriculum, alternatives to standardized testing, and spiritual growth in education and life. The award is for K-12 classroom teachers. September 15 is the application deadline.

Editor Search Is Under Way for CITE Journal

CITE is a peer-reviewed electronic publication of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), cosponsored by four teacher education associations: Conference on English Education (CEE), Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE), Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE), and the National Council for the Social Studies, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA). The journal is published four times a year for an audience of researchers and teacher educators across all academic disciplines. Applications for the next editor are due October 15.

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