Upcoming Awards

 

April 30: Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award

This award is to supports early career teachers of color as they build accomplished teaching careers in literacy education.

 

May 1: NCTE Donald H. Graves Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Writing

This award recognizes teachers in grades K-6 who, through the teaching of writing, demonstrate an understanding of student improvement in writing.

 

May 1: Outstanding Middle Level Educator Award

An award for exceptional English language arts teachers of grades 6-8 who have demonstrated excellence in teaching English language arts and inspired a spirit of inquiry and a love of learning in their students.

 

May 1: CCCC Outstanding Book Award

Presented annually for work in the field of composition and rhetoric.

 

May 1: ELATE James N. Britton Award

To encourage English Language Arts teacher development, consistent with the major goal of ELATE, by promoting classroom-based research in which teachers at any educational level raise questions about teaching and learning in their own teaching/learning settings.

 

May 20: ELATE Geneva Smitherman Cultural Diversity Grant

This grant offers up to two $500 awards for first-time NCTE Conference presenters who are members of groups historically underrepresented in NCTE and ELATE.

 

May 30: NCTE and Penguin Random House Teacher Awards

The National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers honors a teacher who inspires their students to read all genres of writing; the Maya Angelou Teacher Award for Poetry will honor Ms. Angelou’s legacy by recognizing a teacher who inspires their students to love poetry.

 

June 1: NCTE Leadership Award for People with Disabilities

This new NCTE award recognizes a person with a disability who has made a significant contribution to the Council and to the development of our professional community. This award intends to include mental, physical, sensory, and other disabilities.

 

June 1: NCTE LGBTQ+ Advocacy & Leadership Award

This new NCTE award recognizes a member of the LGBTQ+ community who has made a significant contribution to the Council through their service, scholarship, and actions that promote and support the advancement of the LGBTQ+community in the profession, in literacy-related activities, and in public engagement, creating a culture of change.

 

June 1: NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award
This award is given to an NCTE member of color who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and the development of our professional community. People of color refers to historically underrepresented groups: African American, American Indians, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Pacific Islanders.

 

June 1: Distinguished Service Award 

The award recognizes a person or persons who have exhibited valuable professional service to the profession, scholarly or academic distinction, distinctive use of the language, and excellence in teaching.

 

Awards List