Virtual Summer Learning Call for Proposals — Due May 15!

Submit your proposal by May 15, 2021 at or scan this QR code:

NJCTE invites educators of all types from grades K-16+ (public, private, cyber, charter, etc.) to submit session proposals for 30- or 60-minute presentations:

1) approaches for the teaching of reading and writing which amplify student and teacher voice;

2) examples of literacy instruction which develop students’ abilities to read, write, and think critically about equity and justice while adhering to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards; 

3) examples of collaborations with individuals in our diverse communities (public librarians, authors, local historians, social activists, business people, etc.) in order to enrich our students’ literacy education; 

4) methods to engage students with our world.

Kindly note that proposals should reflect educational practices and should not be product promotions or solicitations.

Sessions will run from mid-July through August 2021.

ELA instructors continually create opportunities for students to find and develop their own voice within this evolving world. 

Essential to this process is the infusion of equity and justice in our instruction.

With this in mind, and to help our presenters, there are five strands for sessions. We welcome proposal submissions on these and related topics.

  1. Cultural Responsiveness and Equity/Social Justice and Antiracist Teaching
  2. Technology Supporting Voice, Equity, and Social Justice
  3. Lifting Voices from Diverse Communities 
  4. Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) and Trauma-Informed Teaching
  5. Flexible Instructional Models to Support Equity, Inclusion, and Justice 

Educators at any level and in any phase of their career, including pre-service teachers, are encouraged to attend and/or present.


New Jersey educators will gather virtually at the NJCTE 2021 Summer Learning sessions to benefit from professional programs, panels, discussions, idea exchanges, guest speakers, and shared classroom experiences.  

Additionally, many opportunities exist for educators to participate as speakers, chairpersons, recorders, and to assist with session management.

All sessions are offered free of charge to current NJCTE members. Educators will have the opportunity to join NJCTE at a discounted pandemic rate of $15 for the year ($5 student rate). 

Presenters will be notified by the middle of June. If a proposal is selected, NJCTE will work with the presenters to find a mutually agreeable day and time for presentation. All sessions will be recorded and distributed later to registrants.

As a presenter, you have the unique opportunity to influence a wide body of educators. We expect that you will join us as a registered NJCTE member if you are selected to present, and we look forward to your continued contributions to the organization. A yearly membership will be offered at a discounted pandemic rate of $15. A student membership is available for $5.

Find more information about NJCTE: @NJCTENews Blog:

Please contact the NJCTE 2021 Summer Learning Co-Chairs with any questions:

Katie Nieves, and Twitter @Ms_KatieNieves

Denise Weintraut, and Twitter @SmilingTeach

Virtual Summer Learning Call for Proposals — Due May 15!