The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder over Thanksgiving weekend using the StoryCorps App. This classroom assignment will help your students understand how to plan for and conduct an interview, how to listen critically, and help them to understand more about our shared history by experiencing a story as told through someone else's eyes. Explore Collection
Nomination Deadline: November 1
Established in 1995 to recognize a distinguished national or international educator who has made major contributions to the field of language arts in elementary education.
Nominees must have dramatically influenced literacy classroom practice, made ongoing contributions to the field of literacy, obtained national and/or international influence in literacy teaching and learning, contributed a body of work that is compatible with the mission of NCTE.
The award recipient is presented a plaque at the Elementary Section Get-Together during the NCTE Annual Convention.
The Elementary Section Steering Committee determines the winner based upon nominations received each year from NCTE Elementary Section members. Only one nomination may be submitted per member.
What are you doing for National Day on Writing? Share your story. NCTE estimates that last year on October 20, the #WhyIWrite hashtag was used 93,956 times on Twitter, leading to an estimated reach of 191 million people.
Share your affiliate’s hashtag, website link, or Facebook page as your organization celebrates the National Day on Writing. Sponsor a write-in at a local library or have members post their own classroom #WhyIWrite celebrations to a blog, padlet, or other virtual space.
Professional Development Opportunities
Montana PBS is offering certificates and renewal units for Inspiring Young Authors (online and free!) professional learning series. This series has been specially designed for English Language Arts teachers - and anyone else looking to enhance their teaching practice. Participants will get the chance to chat live with our moderators, ask them questions and gain direct insight. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one-hour virtual professional learning event.
Online Opportunities on the Teacher Learning Hub
Christy Mock-Stutz | English Language Arts & Literacy Instructional Coordinator
2018 Educator Conference - Billings
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