Virtual Events - National Council of Teachers of English

Social Hours

The Conference on English Leadership (CEL) Virtual Social Networking Hours are open to CEL members, NCTE members, as well as non-members. Want to see if CEL is a place for you to learn professionally? These sessions are casual and serve to connect literacy leaders in our work, challenges, and movements. Join one or more sessions to connect with other literacy leaders.

Here is the schedule for the Winter and Spring 2024 CEL Virtual Social Hours:

  • Thursday, January 18, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, March 21, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT
  • Thursday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT

Register to attend one or more social hours!

Those who sign up will receive an email receipt when they register, and will also receive reminders the week before and then also the day before or morning of the social hour.


Unearthing Joy Book Club

Have you been meaning to read or need to talk about Gholdy Muhammad’s Unearthing Joy: A Guide to Culturally and Historically Responsive Teaching from a leadership perspective? Join CEL members for a one-night-only conversation about the book on Wednesday January 31, 2024, 7:30–8:45 p.m. ET. Register for the event here. (Participants must procure their own copies of the book.)


CEL Talks Podcast

This podcast series is brought to you by the Conference on English Leadership (CEL), a collaborative, dynamic, discussion-based forum for literacy leaders organized under the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Every year and in every episode, we honor conversations around texts, speakers, and big ideas. We believe it’s essential for leaders to maintain and move conversations. Welcome to the conversation!

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