Active Exchange Groups

  • NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the English language arts at all levels of education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect literacy education. Follow us here on the Literacy in Learning Exchange to view the latest news, access upcoming events, receive notifications about resources and discussions relevant to your literacy needs and interests.  
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  • Elementary teachers & staff in Lewisville ISD, work to learn and grow in our knowledge & practice of Balanced Literacy.  Teams of between 2-10 educators from various campuses, work to share with others on their campus and simultaneously develop their own practice.  These campuses represent 1/3rd of our district, which services approximately 26,000 elementary students in Lewisville, TX and the surround communities.  Our hope is to expand our work as we build a strong foundation in literacy best practices that impacts our students & community.
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  • NWP is a nationwide network of educators working together to improve the teaching of writing in the nation's schools and in other settings. NWP provides high-quality professional development programs to teachers in a variety of disciplines and at all levels, from early childhood through university. Through its network of 200 university-based sites located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, NWP develops the leadership, programs, and research needed for teachers to help students become successful writers and learners.
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  • The ACTFL Languages and Literacy Collaboration Center (LLCC) is a collaborative initiative to connect and support locally-based groups of educators focused on the development of literacy through language learning.  Groups need to include world language educators and may also include teachers of other disciplines.  The ACTFL Languages and Literacy Collaboration Center facilitates the exchange of ideas by providing a space for discussions, coaching by mentors, and sharing of units and lesson plans.
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  • LIREC builds local, community, and individual educator capacity to provide, improve, or expand services that develop high levels of preschool through grade 3 literacy achievement in rural areas. Rural education provides unique challenges that require a targeted approach rooted in deep understanding of rural communities. This project addresses the needs of all stakeholders of the local education agency (LEA), that is, the students, educators, families, community members within the school target area.
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  • We are content teachers Pk-12+, literacy coaches, and others interested in advancing literacy learning in Maine.  We are facilitating a series of learning opportunities exploring CCSS, SBAC, and our transition or "shift" issues.  We are working to build our knowledge and skills in these areas, as well as in areas of facilitation of professional conversation and sharing both online and offline.  One key topic of our cross-content conversations is around the close reading strategy.  
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  • We are a group of K-college teachers who are committed to inquiring into our teaching--raising questions that intrigue us as individuals, studying our questions over the course of a year by collecting data (like field notes or interviews or surveys or samples of student work) and analyzing that data, and finding ways to go public with our findings.  Most of all, we are committed to changing our practice:  to puzzling out what we can do better to help our students' learning and putting into action what we discover.
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  • We are an action research team of five history teachers, supported by a Teacher Based Reform (T-BAR) grant through CSUChico. Our question is: How do we develop disciplinary literacy practices aligned with the California Common Core State Standards to teach writing in history?    
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  • This group is associated with the Fall Cohort of the online course, facilitated by Scott Filkins, author of Beyond Standardized Truth: Improving Teaching and Learning through Inquiry-Based Reading Assessment. The group will explore the core principle that improving student learning requires purposeful observation and inquiry, allowing you to make informed decisions about practices and interventions. Course participants will explore:
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  • Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 60,000 members strong, IRA supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by improving the quality of reading instruction, disseminating research and information about reading, and encouraging the lifetime reading habit.
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