Experience Homecoming

We’ve heard from you—you’re ready to be together in person. In service of our NCTE community, we have created an event this summer that will make space to collectively celebrate, mourn, learn, strategize, and begin to heal before a new school year begins. We view this as a necessary opportunity for teachers to draw strength from the NCTE community, in person. This event is known as the NCTE Homecoming, building from the traditions of families coming together to reconnect and connect in ways that offer support to return to daily teaching life with peace and conviction. It will also serve as the signature NCTE experience of the summer, consolidating several different traditional stand-alone events into one, including the biennial Affiliate Leadership Meeting, the English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE) Summer Conference, and the Literacies and Languages for All Summer Institute.

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This event is a special one that speaks to the moment as we hopefully come out of the pandemic. It does not replace the treasured and growing NCTE Annual Convention, which will take place in Anaheim, CA, this November. Instead, Homecoming will have its own identity, and will leave all attendees energized and more prepared for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, with focused content emphases such as critical media literacy and intellectual freedom.

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2022 ELATE Summer Conference

ELA Teaching and Learning as Homeplace.

ELATE serves those NCTE members who are engaged in the preparation, support, and continuing education of teachers of English language arts/literacy. We invite English language arts teacher educators and other members of literacy communities to consider homeplace in order to think with additional theories and ways of knowing and being that inform ELA.

2022 NCTE Affiliate Leadership Meeting

The Affiliate Leadership Meeting focuses on content representing specific areas of opportunity and concern for NCTE affiliates. Affiliate leaders have access to the specialized content for affiliates while also having the benefit of networking opportunities with NCTE members active in other parts of the organization.

2022 LLA Summer Institute

Love in Action: A Commitment to Freedom and Justice

LLA is an NCTE Conference of holistic educators who believe that ALL children deserve personally meaningful learning contexts in which their languages and cultures are valued and recognized as assets for learning. We look forward to living and learning from and with holistic educators who are experts in cultivating the types of ecosystems where love and justice abound.

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