2024 Fall Conference

Announcing our 2024 Fall Conference!  Now accepting proposals!

Camp Curious 2024

For the second year in a row, Virginia AssociationTE is collaborating with Shrine Mont to hold Camp Curious this summer (July 7-12) for rising 3rd-6th grade students.  The camp’s mission is to “Infuse struggling readers/writers with the joy and experiences of reading and writing.” Campers will go home with a “tool bag” for good reading and writing strategies.

VEJ Call for Submissions

Vol. 72, Issue 2:Windows, Mirrors and Sliding Glass Doors-Bridging the Divide

Radical empathy, on the other hand, means putting in the work to educate oneself and to listen with a humble heart to understand another’s experience from their perspective, not as we imagine we would feel. Radical empathy is not about you and what you think you would do in a situation you have never been in and perhaps never will. It is the kindred connection from a place of deep knowing that opens your spirit to the pain of another as they perceive it.
– Isabel Wilkerson, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

VATE Awards!

Did you know VATE has awards?  And some award winners receive funding to attend our annual fall conference!  Consider nominating yourself or a colleague today!  Click here to find out more and submit a nomination!


VATE wants to recognize all the amazing English teachers in Virginia! Fill out this form to tell us about yourself or a colleague. Then we’ll feature you on our social media platforms.

Let’s remind everyone that VA teachers are AWESOME!

Click here to nominate an educator!

VATE’s Statement on Anti-Racism

In light of recent national examples of racism and discrimination in our country, Virginia Association of Teachers of English (VATE) is publishing this statement to affirm our commitment to working toward the eradication of racism, discrimination, and bigotry in the profession, in the preparation of teachers, and in the administrative decisions made in schools, especially in the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels and stands in support of the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) full statement on Anti-Racism to Support Teaching and Learning. 


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