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Position statement opposing UW-Stevens Point’s proposal to eliminate 13 humanities majors

The Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English strongly believes the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is making a very short-sighted decision in proposing to eliminate thirteen humanities majors, including English. Not only do we believe it will negatively impact current and future students interested in the humanities, but we also believeRead More

Resolution in opposition to Gov. Walker’s plan to strip Wisconsin public workers of their collective bargaining rights

The Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English strongly opposes Governor Walker’s plan to strip Wisconsin public workers of their collective bargaining rights. Here’s why: There has not been enough time for the legislature to make an informed decision. The Governor is trying to rush this legislation through without an honestRead More

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

WCTE POSITION STATEMENT ON CHANGES IN LICENSURE Tony Evers, State Superintendent David DeGuire, director for Teacher Education Professional Development and Licensing Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 125 South Webster Street Madison, WI 53703 Dear Dr. Evers, David DeGuire, and Members of the Leadership Group on School Staffing Challenges, We writeRead 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

Business Proceedings

Minutes of Executive Committee meetings can be viewed on this site, along with minutes of the Annual Business Meeting.  See the Minutes page for details.  The Minutes page contains a link to Committee Reports.  These pages are also accessible via the menu under “About WCTE” and by entering the termsRead More

Common Core Lesson Templates

Model grammar lessons aligned with the CCSS, developed by a team of Wisconsin English teachers, show how to apply the standards.  See the fall WCTE Update for details. 

WCTE Is Ready to Help

From Your President From Kathy Nelson I just finished writing the names of all my 165 students on index cards, which I use for various things throughout the semester, found my lunch bag with the protein bar from last spring skipped for a student senate picnic provided for teachers, andRead More

WCTE Now on Facebook

Connect with other Wisconsin English teachers via the most popular social networking service. Join Facebook and become a fan.

Classroom Research Grants from WCTE

Apply for a grant to promote the teaching of English in  your school. Awards are made annually through WCTE’s Robert C. Pooley Foundation. Also, you can nominate someone for a state or national award.  See the awards page for details.

Teacher Listserv

The Department of Public Instruction now sponsors englishk16, an unmoderated email discussion group just for teachers of English in Wisconsin.  Become eligible to post messages, and receive copies of all messages posted, by following the Listserv subscription instructions at this site.