Meetings & Events

 

Our  Meetings & Events 

Whether you’re seeking new teaching ideas or information on the latest literacy research, the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English offer many face-to-face opportunities. Find one near you.

 

 

Online Events

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NCTE Member Gatherings

A member-exclusive online gathering that fosters conversation, brings new ideas, and builds relationships with your fellow NCTE members during these uncertain times.

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#NCTEchat

#NCTEchat is a fast-paced monthly Twitter chat where incredible ideas fly and solid advice comes in 280-character snippets. Join the conversation!

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Conventions

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2020 NCTE Annual Convention

¡Confluencia! Songs of Ourselves
November 19–22, 2020

Each November thousands of literacy educators from across the country make the journey to a Convention that inspires their practice and rejuvenates their profession. They leave with strong strategies and best practices for teaching literacy, language, and composition. They learn new ideas for delivering instruction that engages students and addresses the most pressing needs within the school and district. Join us to find new teaching allies, new connections with luminaries and authors, and enough new books to fill entire shelves in classroom libraries.

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Conferences

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CEL Annual Convention

Virtual
November 22-24, 2020

What, in this time of cultural and political divisiveness, should our priorities be? How should we be moving things forward? What ideas, experiences, and opportunities should we support? What kind of momentum can we generate? What kind of movements can we build? The CEL 2020 Annual Convention seeks to explore these concerns.

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CCCC Annual Convention

Spokane, Washington
April 7-10, 2021

Our annual gathering regularly seeks to work toward these goals for research, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.

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LLA Literacies for All Summer Institute

Normal, Illinois
July 8-10, 2021

Our theme for the conference reflects our organization’s ongoing rejuvenation and serves as an invitation for educators who believe that ALL children deserve personally meaningful learning contexts, children (not programs) are the primary informants of literacy curriculum, and teachers are experts in their classrooms to become active in the organization by sharing their visions and voices about the future of holistic literacy education.

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National Celebrations

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National Celebrations National Day on Writing October 20 (every year)

The National Day on Writing® celebrates writing—and the many places, reasons, and ways we write each day—as an essential component of literacy. Since 2009, #WhyIWrite has encouraged thousands of people to lift their voices to the things that matter most to them.

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African American Read-In February (all month long, every year)

#NCTEchat is a fast-paced monthly Twitter chat where incredible ideas fly and solid advice comes in 280-character snippets. Join the conversation!

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