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2019 NCTE Summer Institute

Non-Member Price: $1200.00

Student Price: $1200.00

NCTE Member Price: $1200.00

How do I take my writing and reading instruction to the next level? 

Join us and veteran teachers Leila Christenbury and Ken Lindblom in answering this question in an event that will advance your practice and transform your classroom! NCTE’s Summer Institute is informed by more than 70 years of combined classroom experience, a large body of research in the discipline, and the collective expertise of a broad network of English educators.

Held in the beautiful and historic Providence Biltmore Hotel in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, this institute is both a celebration of and a call to action for veteran English teachers.

Event Date(s): Sunday, June 30, 2019, to Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Level(s): Secondary, Middle, College


Through expert facilitation, Leila and Ken present the latest strategies. In this Insitute you will: 

  • Reenergize yourself by rethinking your role as a veteran English teacher
  • Discover advanced approaches to teaching reading and writing
  • Develop a firmer understanding of how to responsibly navigate controversial topics without avoiding them
  • Explore new technologies, including social media platforms, that can electrify your classroom in exciting, relevant ways for you and your students
  • Meet like-minded colleagues from many states who can refresh your thinking
  • Build a lasting professional network to strengthen your efforts (and sense of humor) as you walk this continuing journey called teaching English.


Visit the 2019 Summer Institute Main Page to Learn More


Conference Registration:

$1000 (advanced rate, applicable until April 30)
$1200 (regular rate, applicable May 1-May 30)

Registration covers the Monday afternoon through Wednesday evening Institute which includes:

Sunday, June 30
4–7 p.m.
Welcome, Introduction, and Dinner (included in registration)

Monday, July 1
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Explorations of new approaches to reading and writing.
(Lunch included in registration. Tuesday night dinner will be on your own or in groups.)

Tuesday, July 2
8 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Practical Realities and Brave Next Steps
(A box lunch will be provided.)



Lodging (not covered in registration fee):
$139 per night for a junior suite (two king-sized beds) at the historic Providence Biltmore Hotel

The Biltmore Hotel is offering a very reduced room rate ($139 per night) to Summer Institute attendees. Each room has two king sized beds as well as a nicely appointed sitting area. To secure your reservation enter the reservation code 1906NCTE19 at checkout.

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Reserve Your Room By Phone
Guests can call a Hotel Reservations Agent directly at 401-340-2974 seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, and use your group code 1906NCTE19 when speaking with the reservations agent.

Graduate Credit (optional):
One credit will be available through San Diego State University. An additional written assignment and fee will be required. More information coming soon. 


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