Learn the latest from Washington, D.C. that impacts your literacy efforts. No need to make the trip. From your computer wherever you are, join IRA’s Government Relations Director Rich Long in these upcoming webinars and legislative workshops.
Four of these five events are available free, virtually, by signing in from your computer. After you register for the sessions listed below, log-in details will be emailed to you. One of these sessions will be both virtual and live in Washington, D.C., allowing those who wish to make the trip the opportunity to visit their representatives on Capitol Hill.
However, the June 25-26, 2012 Legislative Workshop is a terribly old fashioned in-person only session in Washington, D.C. Here, your visits to Capitol Hill will be key to getting IRA’s literacy message directly to your representatives as they reshape the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently known as No Child Left Behind.
Please mark your calendars now and register for any of these sessions. Topics will include ESEA reauthorization, core standards, teacher evaluation, waivers, early childhood, jobs bill, assessments, striving readers and other new literacy programs, new research impacting literacy, working with your state, and getting your representatives to hear you. Guest experts will illuminate these topics.
November 10, 2011, 2 pm EST, How Congress and USED are Changing Federal Education Policy.
(webinar only) with IRA Government Relations Director Rich Long.
November 14, 2011, 3 pm EST, Trends in Policy that Impact Reading
On 10/20/11, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee passed a bill to overhaul ESEA. Congress and US Department of Education (USED) are changing how US federal education policy is defined and implemented. Learn how the administration is defining new policies through the waiver process and funding proposals. Find out how the rewriting of ESEA can affect you and literacy education. Register here
with Rich Long, IRA’s Government Relations Director.
January 10, 2012, 3 PM EST, Making Sense of Reading Teacher Education Research
On the list of things you will learn: updates on decisions being made on Capitol Hill regarding ESEA reauthorization, core standards, teacher evaluation, waivers, early childhood, jobs bill, assessments, striving readers and other new literacy programs, new research impacting literacy, working with your state and federal representatives. Register here
, (webinar only) with IRA President Vicki Risko
March 22 and March 23, 2012 Legislative Workshop
IRA President Vicki Risko’s Making Sense of Reading Teacher Education Research and Prospects for Future Research includes background of studies; findings focusing on beliefs, knowledge, and pedagogy; patterns across studies; recommendations. Register here
, (both webinar and in-person in Washington, DC)
Legislative Workshop in Washington, DC, June 25-26, 2012
IRA Government Relations Director Rich Long leads this workshop both virtually (as a webinar) and in-person. At this critical time for education, all of you will learn how to influence literacy policy and funding at the federal level, including the LEARN Act and ESEA. You will also learn how to influence literacy policy in your state and get the latest information on other education issues such as core standards and teacher evaluation, among others. In-person participants will attend the sessions at IRA, 444 N. Capitol St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, 202-624-8800, room 333 and will visit your representatives on Capitol Hill, a great opportunity to directly influence them. Virtual participants will log-in to the sessions via computer and be encouraged to email their representatives with requests to support solid literacy policy. Log-in details will be emailed to you.
Spend influential time on Capitol Hill! Attend this workshop, led by IRA Government Relations Director Rich Long, at IRA, 444 N. Capitol St N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001, Room 333. Take advantage of this opportunity to seek your representatives’ support for vital literacy initiatives including the LEARN Act. Get the latest information on other education issues including core standards and teacher evaluation, among others. Learn how to influence policy in your state. Register here