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  • Attend the FREE educator workshop "Teaching About the Holocaust: Lessons for Today" from the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust, June 8 and 9. Meals, books, and resources are included. Registration is required.

  • The 2016-17 Young Georgia Authors winners and honorable mentions have been announced! Congratulations to all. (Check out the 2017 GA Readers of the Year winners too.)

  • Teachers! Get a full tuition scholarship to attend the Breman Museum's Summer Institute on Teaching the Holocaust (June 12-16). This highly rated program provides free lessons and materials, guidance from experts, PLUs, and lunches and snacks. 
  • Congratulations to our 2017 GCTE Award winners!
Teacher for the Dream Award winners
Vicki Dublin, Terrell High School, Terrell County
Kimberly Hernandez, Rutland High School, Bibb County
Future Teachers of Color Award winners
Deidre Evans and Laura Russell, Albany State University
Teacher of the Year
Dr. Amber M. Simmons, Brookwood HS
Bolton Newland Lunceford/Louise Newland Capen Lifetime Achievement Award
Carolyn Waters 

    Student Writing Contests and Opportunities

    • June 19-23, 9am-1pm, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project will be hosting the Youth Writing Academy, a series of camps for students from all school levels to practice the craft of writing in a supportive environment. Register early for a discount!

    Teacher Opportunities and Resources

    • Full tuition scholarships for teachers are available for the Breman Museum’s Summer Institute on Teaching the Holocaust, June 12-16, 2017.  This is the 26th year of our highly-respected Institute, the only one in Georgia offering a week-long foundation for teaching this significant subject, including the most popular Holocaust fiction and non-fiction in an appropriate historical context. 
    • The Summer Writers Workshop hosted by the English department at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 8am-4pm. Interested high school students will gain experience with screenwriting, poetry, and fiction writing while working with professionals in the field. Students can also submit their own creative work--fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and films--in the conference contest! Conference registration is only $20.
    • Plenty of professional development opportunities for teachers are available with the Cherokee Rose Writing Project, the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project, and other GA NWP-affiliated sites.
    • Enroll in an advanced degree program (including online options).
    • Check out the Library of Congress Searchable Database of Primary Source Documents, organized by state standards, grades, and subject areas.
    • State Testing Resources: Check out sample ELA items in the assessment guides (EOG and EOC) and study/resource guides (EOG and EOC). Students can log on to Experience Online to see sample questions representing the evidence-based reading and writing section of the test.   

    Advocacy Notes

    • 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.

    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 levels. 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. Join us.

    Upcoming events

    09 Feb 2018 8:00 AM (EST) • Athens, GA: University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
    For more information about GCTE, please contact Julie Rucker.
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