Educational Institutions

National Council of Teachers of English

  • Urbana, IL
  • www.ncte.org

Mission Statement

The National Council of Teachers of English promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.

Main Programs

  1. Annual Convention
  2. Periodical Publications
  3. Publications
  4. Professional Learning
  5. National Center for Literacy Education
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Membership served includes members across the world that have an interest in the teaching of English language arts.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Emily Kirkpatrick

Keywords

Self-reported

literacy, language, english, teaching, writing, reading

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Also Known As

NCTE

EIN

37-0715886

 Number

4584140436

Physical Address

1111 W Kenyon Rd

Urbana, 61801

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

Professional Societies, Associations (Y03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Through its many activities, NCTE is fostering teacher knowledge as the driver of on-going improvement in our schools. We are seeing principals, librarians, teachers in other disciplines, and other school leaders rally behind the notion of literacy as our shared responsibility. And from a federal policy perspective, NCTE has been a major supporter of statewide literacy panels and the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program. Supporting students as life-long learners who are not only successful professionally but participate vigorously in the civic, social and cultural realms of their community is our project, and we recognize that English teachers alone can’t get the job done. But working in cooperation with educators in every sector, philanthropists, policy-makers, journalists, and professional writers and artists, we can make a real difference. 2013 was a year of promise and we anticipate cultivating an even wider network of service to schools and students over the next few years.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Annual Convention

103rd Annual Convention for English educators in America, Canada, and other countries where English is taught was held in Boston MA in November 2013.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$1,351,774.00

Program 2

Periodical Publications

The Council published nine peer-reviewed journals and one quarterly newsletters with a total of 44 issues published during FY13 covering critical issues in literacy education.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$1,004,923.00

Program 3

Publications

NCTE published or co-published 9 peer-reviewed books each year on topics including writing, writing about literature, writing poetry, adolescent literacy, multimodal literacy, new approaches to teaching Shakespeare, American classics, improving teacher quality and national reading policy.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$930,668.00

Program 4

Professional Learning

NCTE develops online and face-to-face professional development programs for teachers of English language arts. During FY13, it is offering its first online courses and access to a network of consultants/mentors, in addition to webinars, e-books, and online study units called “Investigations”.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$424,509.00

Program 5

National Center for Literacy Education

The National Center for Literacy Education offers resources to teachers across all subject matter curriculums on the teaching and use of literacy and is supported by many subject matter teacher organizations and educational foundations.

Category

None

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

$1,695,725.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Membership served includes members across the world that have an interest in the teaching of English language arts.

Funding Needs

Over the past 18 months, NCTE has created the National Center for Literacy Education, a consortium of 30 of the leading non-profit groups working to improve literacy in the US. We are already providing free support to more than 200 school based teams who have committed to improve student literacy learning by enhancing the conditions that drive better teaching in all content areas. To take this work to the next level, we will be seeking roughly one million dollars a year for the next three years to expand the literacy improvement network. This is particularly important work as new standards and new assessments of student earning are introduced. The key to sustaining progress is to enhance the quality of decision-making at the school or district level, and to ensure that educators are adequately prepared to understand each student’s needs and craft lessons and learning challenges that give them the best opportunity for success.While NCTE already makes available a plethora of free resources to teachers and school-based literacy teams through the literacyinlearningexchange.org and readwritethink.org websites, the next step will be to connect what these teams are learning about effective practices in both face to face (meetings and conferences) and virtual settings (webinars, Skype connections, social networks). This work is underway but to bring the project to national scale, more matching funds are needed to leverage the contributions that NCTE and its partnering organizations are already making.

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THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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National Council of Teachers of English

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Emily Kirkpatrick

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"To summarize NCTE's services to English language teachers and learners during the past few years, three developments stand out:

1) Broad Reach: Our members work at all academic levels--preK - post-graduate studies. This fosters unique opportunities to share strategies across grade levels and to support literacy development across the course of students' scholastic careers. And our service now extends to parents, after-school programs, and learners of all ages through the remarkable ReadWriteThink.org website, developed in partnership with the International Reading Association and with support from the Verizon Foundation, Thinkfinity Project. More than twenty million visitors used Read Write Think resources last year.

2) Deep Learning: Through publications, meetings, consulting, and online professional learning programs, NCTE supports systematic capacity building in schools to support literacy learning in every subject area. Much of this work is undertaken in partnership with thirty other leading non-profit organizations for educators through our National Center for Literacy Education initiative. Nearly 300 schools, school systems, and educator communities of practice regularly access resources and share practices on our Literacy in Learning Exchange.org site.

3) Research and Policy Improvement: Through the NCLE initiative, we have published two broad-gauged surveys examining the conditions for professional learning among educators in American schools, and progress that schools are making in implementing new English language arts/literacy standards. In addition to large-scale field studies, NCTE also sponsors studies into college writing and rhetoric programs, online writing instruction, and teacher preparation in English language arts. And, through our nation-wide network of educator policy analysts, symposia, and webinars we regularly inform policy-makers at school, system, state, and national levels about practices that support deeper literacy learning."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Doug Hesse

The University of Denver

Term: Nov 2015 - Nov 2016

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