English Web Resources
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. This mission statement was adopted in 1990:
"The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.“
We amplify learning for over 1,000 students in 54 classrooms at three under-resourced, high-poverty public schools. Each Humanities Amped classroom is infused with resources (valuing $5,000+ per classroom) in the form of: amplified people power, amplified classrooms curriculum, amped educators network, forward arts poetry residences, youth conferences.
Baton Rouge Youth Coalition
The Baton Rouge Youth Coalition prepares high-achieving, under-resourced high school students to enter, excel in, and graduate from college so they can become full participants in society.
Founded in 1972 by VISTA volunteers, NOVAC’s mission remains the cultivation of independent voices and visions. For over four decades, NOVAC has provided education, training, resources, and opportunities to Louisiana’s storytellers. Our daily work connects locals in New Orleans and Baton Rouge to creative and economic opportunities, while supporting innovative and community-based storytelling projects and programs. We invite you to be a part of our community of storytellers.
Redwritethink provides classroom resources, parent and afterschool resources, professional development resources, and community stories.
NY Times Education Section
Bank Street College of Education
The mission of Bank Street College is to improve the education of children and their teachers by applying to the education process all available knowledge about learning and growth and by connecting teaching and learning meaningfully to the outside world. In so doing, we seek to strengthen not only individuals, but the community as well, including family, school, and the larger society in which adults and children, in all their diversity, interact and learn. We see in education the opportunity to build a better society.
Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Teaching For Change
Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.
Free Minds, Free People
Free Minds, Free People is a national conference that brings together teachers, young people, researchers, parents and community-based activists/educators from across the country to build a movement to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. We seek to develop ways of teaching and learning both in and out of school that help us to build a more just society. The conference is a space in which these groups can learn from and teach each other, sharing knowledge, experience and strategies.
Brave New Voices
Youth Speaks believes that having knowledge, practice, and confidence in the written and spoken language is essential to the self-empowerment of an individual. We fill a need for creative approaches to literary arts education and literacy development; we believe it is crucial to provide spaces where youth can undergo a process of personal growth and transformation in a program that enriches their educational, professional, artistic and leadership skills.