Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE)

Do you teach or tutor online?

If so, we invite your digital presence this January as the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators (GSOLE) host with Old Dominion University “Visions and Sites of Online Literacy Education,” an international, digital conference. As an organization, GSOLE is committed to supporting researchers and practitioners of online literacy education from all types of institutions. We hope you’ll consider bringing your voice and perspective to this low-cost conference that doesn’t require travel.

We welcome submissions that critically examine the institutional, professional, and technological frameworks shaping the work of online literacy educators, as well as submissions that identify ways and means that literacy professionals can help advance more sustainable, equitable, and effective environments for supporting each other and our online students. Besides welcoming submissions treating the frameworks within which online literacy education occurs, we welcome submissions on other topics of interest for online literacy educators. Presenters and registered conference attendees will have access to all presentation materials.

We encourage both experienced online literacy educators and those new to these environments to submit proposals for presentations taking one of three forms: individual paper proposals, individual praxis posters, and site share panels. Proposals are due October 1st. Please see the full CFP for more details.

We hope to share our screens with you this January!



NCTE Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning






On June 23-24, WRIT faculty Doug Hesse, Keith Rhodes, Aubrey Schiavone, and Russell Brakefield attended and presented at the NCTE Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning annual conference in Estes Park.


Children’s Literature Assembly 

Celebrating the 2018 Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts

The 2018 Notables list is an annual list of works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry written for children, grades 4-8.  All books selected represent playful, inventive and unique use of language.

Children’s Literature Assembly (CLA) of NCTE Statement on Zero Tolerance Immigration Practices, issued July 2, 2018



The Early Childhood Assembly of the National Council for Teachers of English invites nominations for the Early Literacy Educator of the Year Awards.  These awards recognize one master teacher and one teacher educator in the area of early childhood focusing on language and literacy development. We encourage nominators to think broadly with regard to the definition of educator; administrators, literacy specialists, tutors are powerful teachers, and we encourage these and other educators to included in our nominations.  The Early Childhood Assembly will select nominees who demonstrate innovative, rich pedagogy in language arts in early childhood.  The awards will be presented during the NCTE Annual Convention.

The winners will be recognized and given a plaque, a set of professional books, and a lifetime membership to the Early Childhood Education Assembly. In addition, interviews with the Early Literacy Educators of the Year will be featured in the Early Childhood Assembly Yearbook.  These awards are a wonderful opportunity to recognize creative, dedicated educators making an impact on the practice of English education in early childhood.

The Early Literacy Educator of the Year Awards:

  • recognize the work of outstanding early literacy educators;
  • bring recognition to the field of early literacy and its place in English education;
  • allow NCTE to recognize and acknowledge the importance of early language and literacy development;
  • invite outstanding early childhood educators to join the NCTE community to create networks of support and serve as advocates and in their field.

For information, please contact Dana Frantz Bentley:

Submissions are due on August 1st, 2018.

Call for Submissions