Georgia Council 
of Teachers of English

Advocacy Notes

Review the latest on Georgia's ESSA application, recently submitted. Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is a non-partisan advocacy group with a long history of support for public education in Georgia. Check out their Top Ten Issues for 2017.


Register for the Fall Writing Retreat!

21 Sep 2018 12:00 PM (EDT) • Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
07 Feb 2019 8:00 AM (EST) • Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

Teacher Opportunities and Resources

2018 GCTE Conference News

Congrats to the 2018 GCTE award winners!
  • Teachers of the Year Kyle Jones (Lanier HS in Sugar Hill) and Terri Mylander (Baggett ES in Lawrenceville).
  • Teachers for the Dream winners Aisha Willis and Bummi Anderson
  • Future Teachers of Color winners Takosha Williams and Vincent McPherson
      GCTE mini-grants recipients
      • Tanisha Jones$500 to fund "Social InJustUs," which will include a field trip to the King Center for 30 high school students and purchase of a video camera for students to create PSAs and other media connected to a school-wide anti-bullying campaign. 
      • Amanda Montgomery: $400 to fund "A Kids Life in Atlanta: 1864," which will include a field trip for 85 fourth graders to visit Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to conduct place-based writing. 
      • Maya Woodall: $500 to fund Google Cardboard Virtual Reality devices and a Ricoh 360-degree digital camera for 110 eighth graders to use VR as a springboard for their writing.
        Need a book recommendation? Check out these suggestions from the Readers Among Us session led by Dr. Michael Moore. And conference session materials are now online.

        Who We Are

        Since 1923, the Georgia Council of Teachers of English has been Georgia's professional home for English Language Arts teachers from pre-K to university. GCTE is the Georgia affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Membership is open to teachers, administrators, college faculty, education majors, and others interested in the teaching of English Language Arts.

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        Read more about GCTE activities, awards, and member contributions.

        GCTE Awards and Funding Opportunities
        Teacher Resources
        Student Writing Contests
        For more information about GCTE, please contact Jim Hill.
        For more information about this website, please contact Darren Crovitz.
        For more information about our annual conference, please contact Jennifer Dail.
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