Back to School Resources 2023 - National Council of Teachers of English

A new school year ignites joy in educators and students alike, bolstering a renewed sense of imagination, learning, and connections. NCTE is here to foster your connections with other educators from across the country with robust networking and learning opportunities—setting you up for success throughout the school year.


Many of these resources are only accessible to NCTE members. Not a member? Become a member today for $50 annually and receive instant access to every resource provided on this page and so much more!


Robust Networking Opportunities

This Story Matters Teacher Corps—Applications due September 30

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NCTE 2023 Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio—November 16–19

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Practical and Flexible Literacy Teaching Tools

Are you looking for some inspiration to make your lesson plans pop this year? Or are you interested in incorporating new tools to your teaching? You’re in luck—regardless of the resources you’re looking for, NCTE has practical, innovative, and flexible literacy teaching tools to suit your needs while benefiting your students.

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Resources on Literacy Instruction in a Digital Age

As new technology, digital media, and artificial intelligence tools continue to evolve, NCTE offers resources, research, and support to you.

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NCTE Resources to Build Your StackⓇ

NCTE members know that the right book in the right hands can transform a life. That is why NCTE created Build Your Stack®, an initiative focused exclusively on helping teachers build their book knowledge and their classroom libraries.

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Intellectual Freedom Resources

NCTE knows that you want to provide learning experiences that allow students to see themselves in the world around them. Seeing students’ interests sparked by reading stories where they see themselves represented is the key to building a thirst for reading and inquiry. In the current polarized environment, it is important to thoughtfully consider book choice. The NCTE Book Rationale Database is available to all members and provides insight on specific titles in the ELA classroom.

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Many events and recordings are only accessible to NCTE members. Become a member today for $50 annually and receive instant access to every resource provided here and so much more!


Leverage the Video Library for Professional Learning

Were you excited about attending an online event just to realize you couldn’t attend? NCTE has you covered with recordings of every online professional learning opportunity offered, so if you can’t make that event you were so excited about, there’s still a chance to watch it later!

Take a look at some of the recent additions to the Video Library: