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National Council of Teachers of English

The Arizona English Teachers Association is a local affiliate of NCTE. NCTE is a leading partner to and professional home for teachers of English and language arts at all levels.

The National Writing Project 

The National Writing Project is our nation’s largest network of teacher-leaders, K–university and across the curriculum, working together through local Writing Project sites to improve the teaching of writing and learning in schools and communities nationwide.

Summer Professional Development Opportunities 2021

Heinemann Virtual Workshops

Please take a moment now to check out our summertime line-up of Heinemann Virtual Workshops, including our virtual 90-minute Mini-Workshops, new virtual Half-Day Workshops, and immersive Full-Day Workshops. At $40, our 90-minute Mini-Workshops create opportunities to learn from a wide range of exceptional educators at a cost that is much more accessible than ever before. Select your summer virtual Workshop now, and come back soon to see our full schedule for the fall 2021 season.

ADE Summer Conferences

Each year administrators, teachers, and school counselors participate in this learning opportunity led by inspirational keynotes and national speakers who are the leading authorities in their chosen areas. More than ever, we at ADE look forward to providing educators this VIRTUAL opportunity to learn, collaborate, and begin planning for the critical role they will continue to play in the education of Arizona’s incredible students. This year’s VIRTUAL conference schedule has been built with all three groups of educators in mind. The 2021 Conference theme, Optimism and Opportunity for All, reflects our understanding and recognition that ALL educators, no matter the obstacles, continue to inspire, cultivate relationships, and focus on teaching and learning for ALL Arizona students. 

TOLI AZ Summer Seminar 2021

We look forward to gathering virtually (Zoom) Monday through Thursday mornings for two weeks in June, welcoming guests, reading and writing together, traveling to Poland (virtually) and downtown to the Heard Museum (optional and in-person), and processing collectively and individually what it means to be a Holocaust and social justice educator in 2021. Our theme is Flipping the Script: How Narrative Acts of Resistance During the Holocaust Can Teach Us To Tell Us Our Own True Stories, and we’ll be reading: Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport, Dreaming in Indian, eds. Charleyboy & Leatherdale, and Five Chimneys by Olga Lengyel. We are honored to partner with the East Valley JCC.

The 2021 UNLV Online Summit on the Research and Teaching of Young Adult Literature

Amplifying and Affirming Joy and Humanity in Readers’ Hearts and Minds
​June 10, 11, & 12

Aimed towards teachers, librarians, future educators, and readers, this conference provides three in-depth days of interactive breakout sessions to discuss teaching Young Adult Literature in Middle Level and High School classrooms. Additionally, this year's conference will include an elementary strand.