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Have you visited the NCTE website yet? Lots of great resources can be found here.

MoCTE is dedicated to supporting the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. We depend on the efforts of volunteers in this quest and we need your help!

Reasons to Volunteer

-- work with dedicated teachers across the state
-- share your views and ideas with others
-- participate in projects promoting student learning

Ways to Participate
-- serve on a committee
-- serve on the MoCTE Board
-- review a MoCTE publication
-- share interesting articles and information on this page

Make a difference! Contact MoCTE and let us know how you want to serve!

Missouri Council of Teachers of English

Board of Directors

President: Amy Lannin
President elect: Brian Gaskill
Membership Coordinator: Lisa Inniss
Secretary/Communications Chair: Erin Small
Treasurer: Lara Dieckmann

Directors at Large

Scholastic Book Fair: Mike Hogan
DESE Liaison: Debbie Jameson
Write to Learn: Willy Wood
MWPN: Nancy Singer
ILA/MSC: Tammy Rhomberg and Glenda Nugent
MRI: Becky Hasseltine
Editors: Maha Kareem and Christy Goldsmith
Community College Representative: Christy Goldsmith
Pre-Service/Early Career Representative: Wycla Bratton
Technology Coordinator: Lisa Inniss/Erin Small

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Every year MoCTE helps sponsor the Write to Learn Conference at the Lake of the Ozarks in February. Check out the link to find out more.

The Missouri Council of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. MCTE serves as a vital link between the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and local schools. MCTE strives to:

-- Cooperate with the National Council of Teachers of English in disseminating the best theory and practice of the teaching of English.

-- Support Missouri English and language arts teachers at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels in the improvement of teaching and student learning in reading and writing.

-- Collaborate with other professional organizations to support teacher professional growth.

-- MCTE actively encourages diversity in its membership and in its work with students in schools.

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Each year, MoCTE recognizes Gold and Silver Key winners of the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards at the Write to Learn conference in February. In addition, we publish all Missouri winners in a digital book that is distributed to our members.

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MoCTE is Missouri's state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. We are a professional organization that maintains a close working relationship with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Through MpCTE’s publications and conferences, English teachers across the state are able to share their professional interests and concerns.

Your membership supports:
-- Access to DESE updates
-- Publications for Teachers:
-- FYI Newsletter
-- Missouri Teachers Write
-- Missouri Youth Writes
-- Writing Contests:
-- Missouri Scholastic Region Writing Contest
--NCTE Writing Contests
-- Access to MoCTE Listserv
-- Access to MoCTE Discussion Forum
-- Professional networking throughout the state
Recognition of outstanding educators
Mini-conferences with keynote speakers in Fall and Spring
Leadership opportunities at Write to Learn, Missouri's statewide language arts conference

To join: Print off the form found out the following link.

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The Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal, Missouri, is sponsoring its twelfth year of Mark Twain Teacher Workshops. Join us July 10-14 in Hannibal, Missouri, for the 2017 workshop. The workshop is geared for teachers grades four through high school.

This year's focus in on Mark Twain's Short Stories. Emphasis will be using Mark Twain in the classroom to stimulate students' writing. The workshop provides the opportunity for participants to tour local sites related to Mark Twain, ride the Mark Twain Riverboat, explore the Mark Twain Cave, tour Jim's Journey Museum, visit the Mark Twain birthplace at Florida, Missouri, and meet Hannibal's Goodwill Ambassadors Tom and Becky.

Participants can earn three hours of graduate credit from Hannibal-LaGrange University.

Further details and registration information is available on the Mark Twain Museum web site by going to

Please share this note with any of your colleagues or friends who might be interested.

Address questions to Museum Director Henry Sweets at

The Mark Twain Teacher Workshop is funded in part by the Missouri Humanities Council.
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