NCTE Roles - National Council of Teachers of English

NCTE’s leadership role in English and language arts education is strengthened by the ongoing support and dedication of members just like you. Take a minute to explore some of the additional ways you can get involved as a member.


Share a Lesson Plan or Teaching Idea

ReadWriteThink relies on experienced literacy educators to write and review the content that appears on the site. If you have lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you’d like to contribute, please share them! Or maybe you would rather become one of our reviewers. Learn more and sign up to contribute:


Submit a Journal Article

Have you ever thought about publishing an article in one of NCTE’s peer-reviewed journals? Learn more about how to submit a journal article and get your ideas, lessons, and research in front of a wider audience:


Discover Volunteer Opportunities

We are the organization we are today because of the support from thousands of NCTE members. Learn more about NCTE volunteer opportunities:


Visit the NCTE Engagement Hub

NCTE is the organization we are today because of the expertise, time, and energy of our members. What role will you play in moving the profession forward? Browse the list of  opportunities available:  


Write for the NCTE Blog

The Literacy & NCTE blog welcomes submissions of original pieces from NCTE members on a variety of topics that impact teachers and students. Here’s how to get started:


Support Culturally Relevant Teaching

NCTE continues its leadership position through annual programs that benefit culturally relevant teaching, from the National Day on Writing and NCTE Verse to the African American Read-In, to name a few. NCTE provides an important voice for English and language arts teachers and students alike through these annual initiatives. Learn more:


Honor Your Colleagues

NCTE celebrates your achievements and those of your colleagues through more than 90 different awards each year. These awards recognize the exceptional work of educators and students and elevate what makes the teaching and learning of English language arts so powerful. Learn more: