Events - National Council of Teachers of English


November 21-24 in Boston, Massachusetts

“When we teach our students, it is far more than teaching for that moment and far more than teaching a particular skill in isolation.

When we teach our students, the larger, more far-reaching purpose is for our scholars to learn to use the lessons from the classroom to transform their own lives and the lives of others.”

Tonya B. Perry – 2024 Program Chair | NCTE President-Elect

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Online Professional Learning

Join authors, educators, and members of the committee for Build Your Stack®: Border Stories on April 15 at 7 p.m. ET. As part of Build Your Stack’s regular webinar series, this event will share many books that tell diverse stories featuring border experiences. What are borders? What do they mean to us and to our world? What effects do they have on human experiences? You’ll leave with a robust curated list of titles to share with your students or to edify your own reading.

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NCTE is proud to partner with United Way of New York City to bring members of the NCTE and broader ELA communities a four-part webinar series.

Explore how technology can effectively support ELA instruction in middle and secondary settings with Antero Garcia (Vice President, NCTE) and Chris Proctor (Unfold Studio).

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The second event in this series will explore how children’s and young adult literature can be used to challenge societal norms and stereotypes related to racism and body size and promote body positivity and inclusivity.

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Join NCTE, in partnership with PBS’s Poetry in America, for an upcoming virtual event. In honor of National Poetry Month, Elisa New will host a webinar for K-12 English Language Arts educators. This event will focus on the poetry of Phillis Wheatley and will feature clips from the Season 4 premiere episode. Attendees will learn strategies for close reading and teaching Wheatley’s poems in particular—and complex texts more broadly.

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Join us for the third installment of the Read & Write + Code series: Once upon a Prime: The Connections between Mathematics and Literature. Featured guest Sarah Hart will show that not only are mathematics and literature inextricably linked, but that understanding these links can enhance our enjoyment of both.

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The third and final event will provide participants with practical teaching strategies, activities, and resources to effectively address racism, fat phobia, and anti-Blackness in their educational settings.

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The NCTE Video Library—available to all NCTE members—is home to more than 100 recordings for our members’ use, ranging from author and book conversations, to professional learning sessions, to Member Gatherings on a wide range of topics, and much more.

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NCTE Conferences

2024 NCTE-NCTM Joint Conference on Elementary Literacy and Mathematics

New Orleans • June 17–19, 2024

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Event Resources


Web Seminars

NCTE Writes


National Celebrations


NCTE Advocacy and Leadership Summit

National Day on Writing

October 20 (every year)

African American Read-In

February (all month long, every year)