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English Teaching Resources

Check out our lessons, strategies, and web resources to help you in the classroom.

Our Mission:

WCTE strengthens the teaching of English Language Arts through
mentoring, scholarship, advocacy and collegiality.

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

Our Board of Directors bring experience from middle school through university level.
Meet our Board Officers:

MARIANNE POTTER

President

JOHN SCHAD

1st Vice President

KELLY SEEFELDT

2nd Vice President

DENISE MEYER

Past President

JENNIFER KIEREN

Secretary

TOM SCOTT

Treasurer

See what some Satisfied Members have to say


  • Collaboration

    I belong to WCTE because it allows me to collaborate with people across the state and it keeps me energized in my own teaching.

    Jennifer Kieren, Ellsworth Community High School

  • Best Teaching Practices

    WCTE membership acquaints me with best teaching practices and opportunities for collaboration with my Wisconsin colleagues.

    Katie Herrmann, Hartford Union High School

  • Connections

    As a teacher in a small district, I love the connection that WCTE allows me to make with teachers all over the state. Whether large or small, urban or rural, or somewhere in between, we can all help each other out.

    Kara Sommerfeldt, Arcadia High School

  • Family

    NCTE is my professional home; WCTE, my immediate family.

    Kathy Nelson, Arrowhead High School

  • Making World Better

    WCTE helps me make the world a safer and cooler place for English teachers and their students.

    John Pruitt, UW-Rock County

  • Opportunities for Growth

    WCTE is my link to professional growth in ELA. This group of dedicated educators works tirelessly to bring all of us opportunities for growth and fellowship. Join now!

    Martha Handrick, Lakeland Union High School

  • Having a Voice

    WCTE gives us a voice in our own profession! I love being part of an organization that believes in the values I fight hard to protect in my classroom.

    John Schad, Kohler Middle School

2012 Oct. Annual Meeting Minutes

Agenda for Annual Business Meeting of Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Friday, October 12, 2012, immediately following Fall Convention at The Crowne Plaza, 4402 East Washington, Madison, Wisconsin   Approval of Agenda with as amended to include new and old business.   Motion: Linda Barrington, Jessica Gallo.  Motion passed.  ApprovalRead More

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English: Common Core State Standards Position

Click here to see our stance regarding the Common Core State Standards.

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Position Statements, Resolutions, Endorsements

  WCTE Position Statement Regarding the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts In light of the recent questions raised by Governor Walker regarding the adoption and implementation of the CCSS for the state of Wisconsin educational systems, the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English resolves: WCTE recognizes theRead More

Registration Form for Conference 2014

Registration-Form- 2014

In the latest WCTE Update

WCTE’s position on Common Core Standards, convention review, DPI news, and more in the January Update.   

Theater in London

Theater in London Program and Purpose: This program offers you the opportunity to spend three fabulous weeks attending plays, studying theatre, and immersing yourself in the culture of London, the theatre capital of the world! Our schedule of plays ranges from Shakespeare, to award-winning new plays, to musicals, to experimentalRead More

Google+ Communities

Stay connected by joining a Google+ community connected with English education in Wisconsin: WI DPI English Language Arts WI DPI Digital/Open Education Resources WCTE District 5 WCTE District 8

In the September Update

Convention sessions and registration form, testing news from DPI, award winners and more in the September Update.     

Nominations Deadline Extended

The deadline has been extended to May 15 for nominating candidates for the Nancy Hoefs Memorial Award for an  Outstanding Beginning Teacher.  See the Awards Page for details.

Nominations sought for Intellectual Freedom Award

WCTE is seeking nominations for the 2013 Lee Burress Intellectual Freedom Award.  The award  is designed to acknowledge the work done by educators who teach and extol the tenets of free speech and who urge responsible, humane and caring communication.  See the award announcement.