Marilyn Jerde Sandra C.
Figueroa Kathy Schmitt
Due to the popularity of the International Reading Association (IRA) Literacy and Leadership Institute in Saint Louis in September, Regie Routman has scheduled another two-day institute for January 28 and 29, 2013, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
At this institute, veteran teacher, literacy coach, and author Regie Routman and esteemed colleagues Marilyn Jerde, Sandra C. Figueroa, and Kathy Schmitt present inspirational and practical advice on applying exemplary literacy and leadership practices, aligning research-based professional development with implementation of the Common Core State Standards, developing shared beliefs, professional trust, and literacy-based Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), incorporating an optimal learning model ("I do it." "We do it." "You do it.") across the curriculum, reducing the number of students who need intervention, and tailoring attendees’ schools’ next steps.
The event promises to be intimate and intelligent professional development that can positively impact whole-school effectiveness, efficiency, and enjoyment. Principals, school and district leaders, classroom teachers, ELL and Title I teachers, literacy coaches, librarians, and literacy specialists serving grades K-8 are encouraged to attend.
The institute will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28, and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, at the Omni Charlotte Hotel at 132 East Trade Street in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attendees can take advantage of the special hotel rate by reserving a room before 5:00 p.m. EST on December 28.
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 and the other institute speakers on the Literacy and Leadership Institute speakers webpage.
More details and the registration form can be found on the Literacy and Leadership Institute webpage.