Veteran teacher, literacy coach, and author Regie Routman and esteemed colleagues Judy Wallis, Sandra Figueroa, and Kathryn Schmitt will host an International Reading Association Literacy and Leadership Institute for educators committed to deep and lasting literacy change on September 10 and 11 in Saint Louis, Missouri. This is a professional development opportunity not to be missed.
The institute includes two days of intimate and intelligent professional learning opportunities guaranteed to positively impact whole school effectiveness, efficiency, and enjoyment. Attendees will learn how to apply exemplary literacy and leadership practices and to align research-based professional development with implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Presenters will teach attendees how to develop shared beliefs, professional trust, and literacy-based Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and how to incorporate an optimal learning model (“I do it.” “We do it.” “You do it.”) across the curriculum. The presenters will deal with how to reduce the number of students who need intervention, and they will also help attendees tailor their schools’ next steps.
K-8 principals, school and district leaders, classroom teachers, ELL, Title I, literacy coaches, special education teachers, and literacy and curriculum specialists are all invited to attend.
The institute will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 10 and 11, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in Saint Louis, Missouri. Breakfast and lunch are included. Costs are $699 for individuals and $675 per person for groups of three or more. Registration is limited to 150 attendees. Registration will open on June 19.
Special hotel rates are available if attendees reserve their rooms by August 10. The discounted rates are $129 per night for single occupancy or double occupancy, $179 per night for triple occupancy or quadruple occupancy, and $179 per night for Regency Club. (Rates quoted are not inclusive of taxes, currently 16.74%.)
Regie Routman has been an IRA member for 35 years. She contributes a regular column to IRA Members-Only and supports the IRA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant. Read more about her on her website at www.regieroutman.com.
Visit the Literacy and Leadership Institute webpage to register, to download the registration form, to download the program guide, and for more information.