National Council of Teachers of English The Council promotes the development of literacy, the use of language to construct personal and public worlds and to achieve full participation in society, through the learning and teaching of English and the related arts and sciences of language.
American Library Association (ALA) The ALA provides leadership for the development, promotion and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE ALAN promotes communication and cooperation among all individuals who have a special interest in adolescent literature, presents programs and conferences on this subject, promotes and increases the number of articles and publications devoted to it and integrates the efforts of all those with an interest in this literature.
Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) The Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE) is an international organization advancing the education of all students ages 10 to 15, helping them succeed as learners and make positive contributions to their communities and to the world.
Division for Early Childhood (DEC) A membership organization that is a division of the international Council for Exceptional Children that promotes research and advocacy to support very young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.
International Literacy Association ILA’s mission is to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all.
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) NAEYC promotes high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting 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.
National Writing Project The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL) is a professional association with a mission to ensure excellence in English language teaching to speakers of other languages.
State and Regional Resources
Central Washington Writing Project The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners. This affiliate is located in Ellensburg, Washington.
Hugo House Hugo House is a place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better. They provide classes, events, and fellowships for emerging and established writers.
Humanities Washington Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful and engaged communities across our state.
Northwest Inland Writing Project Partnered with the University of Idaho, this affiliate of the National Writing Project offers a variety of rich learning opportunities for teachers in their unique trainings, their Annual Conference, and a Summer Institute.
Oregon Writing Project The Oregon Writing Project, a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark College and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers.
Washington Association of the Education of Young Children The state affiliate of the National Association of the Education of Young Children. Their mission is to provide services to members and advocate for policies that enable individuals and businesses to provide high-quality early learning experiences for young children.
Washington Library Association The WLA School Library Division (previously known as the Washington Library Media Association) provides networking opportunities and professional support for teacher-librarians and library paraprofessionals, administrators, teachers and parents.
Washington State Literacy Association A state affiliate of the International Literacy Association, WaSLA’s mission is igniting passion by connecting and building a community of literacy educators.
Other Professional Resources
Educator Innovator Educator Innovator provides an online hub for like-minded educators and organizations who value open learning and whose interests and spirits exemplify connected learning.
KidLitosphere kidLitosphere Central strives to provide a passage to the wonderful variety of resources available from the society of bloggers in children’s and young adult literature.
Media Education Lab The mission of the Media Education Lab is to is to improve digital and media literacy education through scholarship and community service.
Nerdy Book Club Nerdy Book Club is a blogging community for anyone who loves reading books, especially children’s and young adult literature.
Read Write Think Providing educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the highest quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering the very best in free materials.
The Reading and Writing Project The mission of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers through research, curriculum development, and by working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders.
Rethinking Schools An organization of teachers working to improve education in their classrooms and schools and also to help shape reform throughout the public school system in the United States. Teaching Channel Teaching Channel is a thriving online community where teachers can watch, share, and learn diverse techniques to help every student grow.