Proposals are now being accepted for the 2014 Conference held in Crystal Lake, IL. Check out more information at our Fall Conference 2014 page!
What is IATE?
IATE serves professional teachers of English throughout the state of Illinois through a variety of activities and publications. In addition to the annual fall conference, IATE members partake in local activities throughout the year and participate on standing committees that promote the interests of the IATE and its 1200 members.
Arranged by districts across the state, the IATE provides a lively network for the exchange of teaching tips, current research, and professional development – as well as enduring friendships.
The mission of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English is “to improve the quality of instruction in English at all educational levels; to encourage research, experimentation, and investigation in the teaching of English; to facilitate professional cooperation of the members; to hold public discussions and programs; to sponsor the publication of desirable articles and reports; and to integrate the efforts of all those who are concerned with the improvement of instruction in English.” (Adapted from the IATE Constitution)
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