2020 Issue of New Jersey English Journal Available Now!

NJEJ 2020 CoverWe are thrilled to announce the publication of the 2020 issue of New Jersey English Journal, the journal of NJCTE, the New Jersey affiliate of NCTE. We are proud to share work from writers in New Jersey and across the country, including practicing and preservice ELA teachers, as well as teacher educators. Writers responded to the theme, “What’s Next? Embarking Upon a New Decade of English Language Arts,” in research articles, poetry, and reflective pieces. In response, writers addressed a variety of topics, including:

  • Young Adult literature
  • social justice
  • artificial intelligence
  • climate change
  • mindfulness

All pieces are open access and free to read and download! Thank you to our authors, reviewers, and the editorial board for them help in bringing this issue to life!

2021 Call for Manuscripts 

Check out our call for manuscripts and consider submitting a research article, personal reflection, or poem to our 2021 issue, “Course Correction: The Adaptive Nature of English Language Arts.” We seek submissions related to the current pandemic.

2020 Issue of New Jersey English Journal Available Now!

NJCTE 2018 Fall Conference “Approaches to Writing”: Call for Papers

Keynote Speaker Dr. Jocelyn Chadwick


Submit your proposal by May 15, 2018 at http://bit.ly/NJCTEFallConfProposal

On September 29, 2018, we will gather together at the Kenneth R. Olson Middle School in Tabernacle, NJ to focus on teaching writing, K-16.

We have developed several topics we hope our presenters and participants will explore together. Please feel free to submit a proposal for a presentation on a related topic. We welcome the contributions of all educators.

  1. Writing Identities
  2. Our Writing Lives
  3. Writing to Develop Student Voices
  4. Writing to Develop Teacher Voices
  5. Reading and Writing
  6. How We Use Literacy to Shape the Life We Want to Be
  7. How Writing Stories Helps Students Read Deeply & Critically
  8. Writing in Our Digital World
  9. Handling the Grading Load

NJCTE invites educators of all types (public, private, cyber, charter, elem. – univ., etc.) to submit session proposals to collegially share

1) successful and trusted approaches for the teaching of writing that have evolved from or been improved by collaboration among colleagues;

2) examples of literacy instruction meant to develop students’ abilities to read, write, and think critically while adhering to the Common Core/New Jersey Student Learning Standards;

3) ways teachers can reach out to and include leaders in our communities (public librarians, local historians, business people, etc.) in order to enrich our students’ literacy education; or

4) any related presentations on the teaching of writing.


New Jersey educators gather at the NJCTE conference to benefit from professional programs, panels, discussions, exhibits of books and materials, idea exchanges, guest speakers, and shared classroom experiences. Additionally, many opportunities exist for educators to participate as speakers, chairpersons, recorders, and to assist with conference preparation.

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

The conference is an affordable professional development opportunity. Conference registration includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch and an NJCTE membership.


As a presenter, you have the unique opportunity to influence a wide body of educators.
We expect that you will join us as an active member if you are selected to present.
Half-year memberships are available for the discounted rate of $15.

PLEASE NOTE In accordance with the policy of the National Council of Teachers of English, and as a non-profit educational organization, NJCTE is unable to reimburse participants for travel or lodging.

Questions? Contact:

Joe Pizzo: joseph.pizzo@chester-nj.org
Twitter: @ProfJPizzo

Denise Weintraut: NJCTEMembership@gmail.com
Twitter: @SmilingTeach

New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, the New Jersey state affiliate of NCTE, the National Council of Teachers of English

NJCTE 2018 Fall Conference “Approaches to Writing”: Call for Papers