Are you ready for another event that will spark the literary flame in you? Buckle up because the National Council of Teachers of English pursues its 2020 convention this fall and there’s no need for you to get worried about your health and safety because the event is online!
With the pandemic going on, there have been many events in the literary and publishing world that were either cancelled or postponed. The 2020 NCTE Convention, however, found a way to continue with the event by making use of the advanced technology. The news about the convention is making every literature enthusiasts and teachers paint smiles on their faces; because, with every hardships that is going on right now, this event serves as a silver lining and provides a chance for people to cool down.
Thousands of literacy teachers from different parts of the state always partake in the annual NCTE convention. These brilliant minds will be inspired to continue and do better at their chosen profession through this event. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak, participants cannot relive the same convention experience. However, it is assured that the event will be as spectacular as it always is.
The virtual convention will take place this coming November 19-22, 2020. There will be lots of reading, writing, talks, and other exciting things to take place. What NCTE promised the participants is a whole new kind of experience that they will never forget and will look forward to! The attendees of the event are not only the amazing literacy educators but also publishing companies, like Readersmagnet LLC, speakers, authors, and other significant figures that make up the literary realm.
The established speakers are already given their schedules for their talk so the attendees can free their schedules to lend their ear. That said, the following are some of the speakers that will give their talk and wisdom on the event along with their schedules based on NCTE.org:
- Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central – November 19
- Kali Fajardo-Anstine, author of Sabrina & Corina:Stories – November 20
- Joy Harjo, 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States – November 21
- Andrea Davis Pinkney, author of Martin Rising: Requiem For a King – November 21
- Patrisse Khan-Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter – November 22
- Juan Felipe Herrera, 21st Poet Laureate of the United States – November 20
- Jeff Chang, hip-hop journalist – November 22
Apart from that, there are about 400 activities that will make every attendee inspired and captivated. The event also promotes the career development expansion, because they have promising people in the literary and publishing industry that will share their experiences and knowledge. Moreover, the virtual convention enables the participants to select whether they want to get the live, scheduled, or on-demand content. NCTE also provides people exclusive admission to different session up to 2 months even after the convention.
All you need to do is go to their website and read the updates regarding the event. You can choose whether you want to be an exhibitor, sponsor, or a participant. There is truly an endless possibility that NCTE provided for literary enthusiast and literacy teachers. Then with just a bunch of click, you can register to the convention and officially become an attendee!
Through collaboration and community, shared stories and shared experiences, NCTE supports teachers and their students in classrooms, on college campuses, and in online learning environments.
For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.