SCOA Newsletter — April 2017

Information for Affiliate Leaders!

April 2017

NCTE Standing Committee on Affiliates

Submit Those Applications–Due Date for Most Awards Is May 1
The Standing Committee on Affiliates (SCOA) has updated the submission directions and forms for affiliate awards.

The new process for the publications awards recognizes multiple publications instead of one. All the publications with excellent ratings will be recognized as models for affiliate publications to emulate. The coordinators of individual awards will gladly answer questions about the criteria and judging procedure.

Other awards to apply for by May 1 include

Applications for Affiliate Excellence Awards are due July 15.

If you were unable to attend the Affiliate Roundtable Breakfast at the 2016 NCTE Annual Convention in Atlanta, you can check out who won awards last year by going to the individual award page.

Someone Special–Nominate an Outstanding High School Educator
NCTE affiliates are invited to nominate an outstanding high school classroom teacher for this national award. Each NCTE affiliate may select one person for this honor with the criteria being up to the affiliate’s discretion. Each recipient will be celebrated and recognized at the Secondary Section Luncheon during the 2017 NCTE Annual Convention in St. Louis. The award deadline is May 1.

Summit for Advocacy

Please join NCTE on Thursday, April 27, in Washington, DC, for the 2017 NCTE Advocacy Day. If you cannot travel to Washington, DC, the website suggests activities you can do at home. Also check out SLAM School for more specific activity ideas you can do at home and with your students.

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Sum of All Regions–Affiliate Leadership Meeting (ALM) July 7-9, 2017, in Atlanta
Leaders from ALL regions can plan to attend this year’s annual leadership meeting (with NCTE’s cost-share for two affiliate participants). This year’s ALM will wrestle with a variety of topics–spanning membership recruitment to overall leadership–and will host a variety of external experts to contribute to the workshops. See the details on the NCTE website, including links to register for the meeting and lodging at the Omni Hotel/CNN Center.

More News
Check out what these affiliates have been doing: Wondering What’s Possible When English Teachers Join Forces?, from the NCTE Council Chronicle, March 2017. All the stories are here.

Affiliate Meetings

Calls for Manuscripts

Check out the conversation on Twitter at #ncteaffiliate.


The Standing Committee on Affiliates sends this monthly newsletter to leaders of NCTE affiliates. The representatives of the eight regions welcome content for and comments about previous and forthcoming issues.

Region 1: Lawrence Butti
Region 2: Margaret Ford
Region 3: Julie Rucker
Region 4: Cheryl Simonds
Region 5: Dixie Keyes
Region 6: TBD
Region 7: Curtis Bobbitt
Region 8: Stacey Takanishi
Chair: Jean Boreen

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