Ambassadors of the English/Language Arts Educational Field supporting best practices in our field


Welcome back to school! Here are the latest professional learning opportunities around Kentucky.

As another school year begins, mark your calendars for these upcoming professional learning opportunities in literacy and language arts education this fall:

August 23: Application due for the Kentucky Department of Education’s K-12 Interdisciplinary Literacy Practices Video Series Cohort ($600 stipend available for selected participants)

August 31: Deadline to register for the Kentucky Reading Academies (K-5) LETRS Training (free)

September 16: Murray State University’s Teaching High School Literature and Writing Workshop (free)

September 21-23: Kentucky Reading Association’s Annual Conference at the Louisville Marriott East  ($195)

September 29: Louisville Writing Project Fall Mini-Conference ($75 for teachers, $25 for students)

Year-Round: The 8 regional educational cooperatives offer a wide range of professional learning throughout the school year! See your region’s offerings!

Application opening September 27: The first 50 to register for KDE’s Developing Skilled Adolescent Readers workshop will receive a free color copy of the Providing Reading Interventions for Students in Grades 4–9 Practice Guide. 

November 16-19: NCTE in Columbus, OH! See the full speaker line-up including authors Angie Thomas and Jacqueline Woodson. 

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When is the next conference?

Join us in November 2023 in Columbus, OH for the next NCTE annual conference! 

Planning to be at the 2023 conference? Let us know with this short form, and we would love to meet up with you there!

Due to the proximity of this upcoming national conference, our next state conference will take place July 2024 at Bellarmine University in Louisville. Stay tuned for more updates. 

Thank you to those who were able to join us for YOUR STORY MATTERS on March 4th at Murray State University! 

Featured Conference Speaker: Kristen Simmons

Read archived information about the 2023 conference on our Conference Page!


Did you miss our #AARI event? Don't worry! Here is a link to the presentation and the recording. Kennita Ballard, KCTE Diversity & Recruitment Chair and JCPS teacher has put together a wealth of resources to help you understand the purpose of an African American Read-In and how to implement one at your location. 


Video Recording

 The Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts, Inc. is an incorporated non-profit, service organization for Kentucky English and Language Arts teachers of all levels (Kindergarten-Graduate School). KCTE/LA has been recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English as one of the more active state affiliates.  

As ambassadors of the English/Language Arts Educational Field, KCTE members are advocates for students, teachers, and policy that supports best practices in our field. KCTE offers its members a unique opportunity to network and learn from other educators from around the state through professional learning sessions, cohorts, book studies, and social media. Board members collaborate with other professional organizations, such as the KY Reading Association (KRA) and our national affiliate, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), to craft white papers, advise legislators, and inform policy at the state and national level.  With member input, we can make a positive difference and elevate the profession!


Contact membership to get more information and become a member today!