Georgia Council 
of Teachers of English

Upcoming events

    • 06 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • 07 Feb 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    Register

    The 2021 GCTE Virtual Conference, tentatively scheduled for several Saturdays in February, will feature the theme of Reimagining the Classroom: Teaching with Flexibility, Dexterity, and Courage. For more details about this theme including questions for prospective presenters, please visit the conference theme page.

    Registration for the conference is $25 for all participants.

Teacher Opportunities and Resources

Would you like to have an author speak with your class about being a writer and/or give a reading? What if the reading was given by Deborah Wiles (author of Kent State and Night Walk to the Sea), Laurel Snyder (author of My Jasper June and the Charlie & Mouse series), or one of over 150 other Georgia authors?

Thanks to the Literary Event Grants of Georgia (funded by Georgia Council for the Arts and managed by the Georgia Writers Association), an author can virtually visit your class

  1. Find an author for your event on the Georgia Writers Registry (if an author you would like to invite isn't listed, please check this list). 
  2. Eligible writers include poets, playwrights, and writers of fiction, nonfiction, and creative nonfiction.
  3. To formally, invite an author, submit an event proposal

Venues located in some Georgia counties—Fulton, Cobb, and DeKalb—are excluded from LEGG funding since they receive funding from other organizations: check the eligibility requirements to be sure. Please feel free to e-mail us at terri@georgiawriters.org with any questions you may have or if you need assistance filling out an event proposal. 

    Publications and Contests

    Scientist for a Day Essay ContestNASA's 2020-2021 Scientist for a Day essay contest is open to students in grades 5-12. Topics are Ariel, Oberon, and Titania, three of Uranus' moons. Deadline is February 12, 2021.

    Read the Fall 2020 issue of Scribbles N' Bits. If you're interested in submitting a piece for the next issue, check out the Scribbles 'N Bits guidelines for contributors.

    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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