Convention Insider Videos and Celebrated Teacher Contest
| Oct 14, 2011
The International Reading Association (IRA) convention team has some fun ways to get ready for the Annual Convention in April 2012.
Nominate your favorite teacher for IRA’s Celebrated Teacher of the Year, and they could win free registration to the annual 2012 convention in Chicago. IRA will accept nominations through December, 31, 2011. In January, they will share nominated teachers’ stories on the convention website. IRA members can vote on the most exceptional story. In mid-March, IRA will recognize one teacher as IRA's Celebrated Teacher of the Year.
The “Convention Insider” is an online TV show with host Wes Ford. The latest episode features IRA President Victoria Risko revealing the origins of the 2012 Convention’s theme “Celebrating Teaching” along with which educators have inspired her. The convention website also has videos with Wes introducing the new convention website, speaking with Regie Routman, and interviewing Willie Benjamin. Visit www.iraconvention.org to watch these 2012 convention videos as well as 2011 convention videos.
The Itinerary Program Planner for the 2012 Convention goes live in November 2011. Convention registration and housing reservations will be available online beginning December 1, 2011. For more information, visit www.iraconvention.org or the convention Facebook page.
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