NCTE members come from many different contexts. Joining one of these groups provides access to resources and experiences tailored to particular interests and needs.
Resources for Affiliates
Write for NCTE: New Affiliate Blog Series
We are planning content for a new Literacy & NCTE blog series called Affiliates in Action, featuring stories of successful activities of NCTE’s state and regional affiliates. Our goal is to showcase and celebrate all that our affiliates and their members are doing to advance literacy education and to support ELA educators. NCTE welcomes pieces of 1,000 words or fewer. We also invite accompanying photos that you have permission to share. We are particularly looking for stories that include the voices and experiences of affiliate leaders and affiliate members. NCTE will promote the stories and images widely, including on its website and social media accounts. Additional information can be found in the full blog guidelines.
Affiliate Exhibit Kits
One service NCTE provides to its affiliates is a sampling of publications to display at affiliate conferences. An NCTE exhibit at your conference enables your members to see for themselves the varied publications NCTE has to offer. Those who are interested in joining NCTE will be able to pick up an NCTE membership application right at the exhibit.
- The Affiliate Exhibit Kit is sent at no cost to affiliates and contains complimentary items such as publications, catalogs, journals, and other NCTE resources. Affiliate Exhibit Kits should be ordered at least six weeks before your conference.
- The NCTE Publication Sales Option allows affiliates to order an unlimited number of NCTE publications and NCTE merchandise at a 40% discount from the nonmember price and keep any profit earned from exhibit sales. Orders plus an additional shipping charge must be prepaid. If express shipping is requested, affiliates will be invoiced for the actual cost of that shipping. This option also comes with the materials found in the Affiliate Exhibit kit mentioned above. Orders for NCTE Publication Sales Option must be made at least six weeks before the conference.
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Cosponsored Speaker Program
Are you looking for a dynamic national English language arts presenter for your upcoming conference? The NCTE Cosponsored Speaker Program contains a select group of NCTE leaders, authors, editors, and staff willing to present a keynote address or workshop for no honorarium.
NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center
NCTE recognizes that the freedom to read and other components of intellectual freedom are vital to literacy and our mission. Through the Intellectual Freedom Center, NCTE has for many decades offered guidance, tools, and other support to teachers faced with challenges in classrooms and schools pertaining to texts (e.g., literary works, films and videos, drama productions), student writing, and/or to teaching methods.
As affiliate leaders, we know your members often reach out in need of assistance. We encourage you to direct your members to the NCTE Intellectual Freedom Center‘s resources and hotline, which provides confidential information, guidance, support, and next steps in accordance with NCTE’s resources on intellectual freedom in the classroom. We are here to support you and your affiliate members in the fight against censorship.
Information and resources about maintaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status through NCTE. If your group is interested in information about and/or applying for tax-exempt status through NCTE, please visit this resource and email email@example.com.
Professional Learning for Affiliate Leaders
Grants 101: Diversifying Funding for Your NCTE Affiliate
April 26, 2023