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Teacher associations are a great way to connected to current practices and research in the field.  These associations can be specific to one content, such and math or literacy,  or to the teaching profession in general.  These organizations hold conferences and events around the country and are designed to uplift and inform teachers in the field.  Each of these organizations has the option of becoming a member.  Membership benefits include a variety of perks including free access to research journals, discounted rates for conferences and access to leaders in the field.

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Click of the image to visit the website for National Education Association.

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA’s 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.  Our mission is to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world.  NEA also believes every student in America, regardless of family income or place of residence, deserves a quality education. In pursuing its mission, NEA has determined that we will focus the energy and resources of our 3.2 million members on improving the quality of teaching, increasing student achievement and making schools safer, better places to learn.

(Source:  National Education Association)



Click on the image to visit the website for the International Literacy Association.

The International Literacy Association (ILA) is a global advocacy and membership organization of more than 300,000 literacy educators, researchers, and experts across 86 countries. With more than 60 years of experience, ILA has set the standard for how literacy is defined, taught, and evaluated.  We publish cutting-edge research translated into practical resources for educators and students; set standards for literacy professionals and teacher education programs; appreciate educators through awards and grants; and vigorously advocate for funding and policies supporting the literacy needs of school systems, teachers, and students across the globe.

(Source:  International Literacy Association)



Click on the image to visit the website for the International Dyslexia Association.

The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with dyslexics and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.  We believe that all individuals have the right to achieve their potential, that individual learning abilities can be strengthened and that social, educational and cultural barriers to language acquisition and use must be removed.  The IDA actively promotes effective teaching approaches and related clinical educational intervention strategies for dyslexics. We support and encourage interdisciplinary research. We facilitate the exploration of the causes and early identification of dyslexia and are committed to the responsible and wide dissemination of research-based knowledge.

(Source:  International Dyslexia Association)



Click on the image to visit the website for the National Council for Teacher of Mathematics.

As the leading professional organization for teachers of mathematics in grades Pre-K–12, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) provides broad national leadership in matters related to mathematics education.  NCTM initiated the development of standards for school mathematics that address content, teaching, and assessment. These standards are guidelines for teachers, schools, districts, states, and provinces to use in planning, implementing, and evaluating high-quality mathematics programs for prekindergarten through grade 12.  Changing mathematics programs in ways that reflect these beliefs requires collaborative efforts and ongoing discussions among all the stakeholders in the process. NCTM stands ready to work with all those who care about improving mathematics education for all students. Through such dialogue and cooperative efforts, we can improve the mathematical competence of the students in mathematics classes across the continent.

(Source:  National Council for Teachers of Mathematics)



Click on the image to visit the website for the National Council for Teachers of English.

The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Through collaboration and community, shared stories and shared experiences, NCTE supports teachers and their students in classrooms, on college campuses, and in online learning environments.  For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.

(Source:  National Council of Teachers of English)



Click on the image to visit the website for the National Science Teaching Association.

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)—renamed the National Science Teaching Association in 2019—was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. It is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 50,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.

(Source:  National Science Teachers Association)



Click on the image to visit the website for the National Council for Social Studies.

Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies is the largest professional association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 35 countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, civics, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education. The NCSS membership represents K-12 classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, social studies supervisors, and leaders in the various disciplines that constitute the social studies.

(Source:  National Council for Social Studies)



Click on the image to visit the website for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. We advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children. The association comprises nearly 60,000 individual members of the early childhood community and more than 50 Affiliates, all committed to delivering on the promise of high-quality early learning. Together, we work to achieve a collective vision: that all young children thrive and learn in a society dedicated to ensuring they reach their full potential.

(Source:  National Association for Education of Young Children)


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