Join NCTE and the Library of Congress for a Transcribe-a-Thon

April 24, 4:00 p.m. ET

3,000 items from the Walt Whitman Collection will be unveiled as part of the By the People crowdsourcing project. English teachers and their students are invited to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections.

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Featured Conferences


CCCC Annual Convention

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • March 13-16, 2019

WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute

Columbia, South Carolina • July 12-13, 2019

CEL Annual Convention

Baltimore, Maryland • November 24-26, 2019

Join NCTE Verse and Celebrate National Poetry Month

April 2019

Join NCTE members from across the country in NCTE Verse, a member-exclusive FREE professional learning opportunity aimed at providing ideas and inspiration around poets and poetry!
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Online Events


Web Seminars

NCTE Reads



#NCTEchat is a fast-paced monthly Twitter chat where incredible ideas fly and solid advice comes in 280-character snippets. Join the conversation!

  • April #NCTEchat: Sunday, April 21, 8:00 p.m. EST
    • The Power of Poetry
    • Host: @melaltersmith

Read through the Wakelet archives of all past #NCTEchats

NCTE Annual Convention

Baltimore, MD

November 21-24, 2019

The NCTE Annual Convention is an opportunity to find new teaching allies, new connections with luminaries and authors, and enough new books to fill entire shelves in classroom libraries. Join us in November as Baltimore welcomes more than 7,000 authors, advocates, and literacy educators from across the country.

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National Celebrations


NCTE Advocacy and Leadership Summit

April 8-9, 2019

National Day on Writing

October 20

African American Read-In

February (all month long)