Rich Long, the Director of Government Relations for the International Reading Association (IRA), announced registration for three advocacy webinars scheduled this fall. His group of advocates interested in reading-related legislation, the Literacy Action Team (LAT), welcome IRA members and other interested literacy professionals to attend these free virtual seminars.
The Literacy Action Team (LAT) Briefing Webinar will be held at 8:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Rich Long will present a 20-minute briefing about reading-related legislation and funding, followed by a 20-minute question and answer period. Click here to sign up for the webinar on September 20.
On Monday, October 3, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. EST, Long will give an update on the core standards, the assessments, and the plans on implementation. Click here to register for the October 3 webinar online.
Long will host a two-day Virtual Legislative Workshop on October 20 and 21, 2011. The workshop will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 20, followed by a “virtual reception” from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Friday, October 21, the workshop will continue from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. Rich Long and guest speakers from Congress, the administration, and advocacy groups will discuss issues impacting state education agencies and IRA state councils and how to cope with these issues. Topics include common core standards, funding cuts, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers, and teacher evaluations. Click here to sign up for the October 20 and 21 Virtual Legislative Workshop. Note: The start times have changed to 12 noon EST. Click here for details.
All webinars consist of audio and visual via the Internet. Log in details will be emailed after registration. Click here for more information about advocacy at IRA.