Administrators and teachers looking for informed guidance on many unique challenges presented by the Common Core State Standards should plan to attend the International Reading Association (IRA) 57th Annual Convention in Chicago. Over 50 sessions related to the Common Core will be offered throughout the convention.
Here are just a few of the many exciting opportunities available. To review the full slate of Common Core sessions and to register, visit the convention website at www.iraconvention.org.
On Sunday, April 29, join us for the *Reading Research Institute 2012: Research that Makes a Difference in the Age of Common Core Standards from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with Susan Neuman and Linda Gambrell.
On Monday, April 30, 11:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., presenters Jessica Hoffman; Richard Beach, Jr.; Audrey Beard; Susan Bennett-Armistead; Judy Carson; Jean Casey; Rebecca Norman; Kathleen Paciga; Thomas Schultz; Karen Wixson; Deborah Rowe; Nancy Roser; and Lesley Morrow speak about *Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Early Literacy Instruction: Designing Instruction, Preparing Teachers, and Recognizing Programs of Excellence.
At 1:00 p.m. that day, Timothy Shanahan presents *Making Sense of the Common Core State Standards, and Kathy Headley and Victoria Gillis share *An Inquiry into the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy: How Connections with NSES Science Teaching Standards Energize Disciplinary Teaching and Learning, Grades 6-12.
Facilitator Aria Razfar leads the *English Learners Panel Discussion: Current Research and Impact of Common Core Standards with Kathy Escamilla, Georgia Garcia, and Deborah Short at 2:00 p.m. on Monday. Keynote Speaker Elizabeth Moje’s *Research Address: The Role of Disciplinary Literacy Learning: Delivering and Expanding on the Common Core State Standards is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, May 1, attend *Teaching and Assessing Close, Careful, and Critical Reading of Complex Informational Texts: The Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects with Sheila Potter, Michael Beck, Deanna Birdyshaw, and Roger Farr from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. At 2:00 p.m., Nancy Boyles presents *Getting to the Heart of the Common Core State Standards: Designing and Implementing Powerful Comprehension Instruction.
Wednesday, May 2 brings many informative sessions, including *Common Core Sense: Literacy Practices to Support the Standards with Brenda Overturf at 9:00 a.m.,* Common Core State Standards: Seizing the Moment to Strengthen Your School’s Literacy Instruction with Kathryn Au and Taffy Raphael also at 9:00 a.m., and *SIG: Beyond the Common Core: Pathways to Lifelong Literacy with Kelly Gallagher, Cris Tovani, Carol Booth Olson, and Lori DiGisi from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. Carol Jago and Mary Jo Fox speak about *With Rigor for All: Helping Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 Meet Common Core Standards for Reading Literature. And at 1:00 p.m., presenters Scott Filkins and Christopher Belt share *Using IRA/NCTE Standards for Assessment and the Common Core Standards to Assess Secondary Readers for Learning and Growth.
These are just a few of the hundreds of sessions at the IRA 57th Annual Convention in Chicago from April 29 through May 2, 2012. Dates and times are subject to change. Visit the Annual Convention itinerary planner/program grid online tool for updated information. For more details or to register, visit www.iraconvention.org.
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