Institute 8: IRA/CAEP: A Partnership for Reading Professional Quality and Performance
Diane Kern at the spa
Are you the lucky reading faculty member assigned to write your IRA SPA (Special Professional Association) report? Well, this institute will make you feel like you’ve actually spent the day at a SPA! We will help you relax and feel more confident and refreshed as you prepare to write a report that earns full National Recognition. After a warm welcome from the SPA coordinator and NCATE/CAEP leaders, we will transport you to the IRA World Café, where university and college reading program colleagues and experienced report writers and reviewers will envelop you like a warm, white, fleece bathrobe. You will bask in the multiple opportunities for professional networking with reading teacher educators and IRA program reviewers from across the country. We even offer small group and individual consultation “SPA treatments” for those of you desiring that extra special treatment!
For questions contact Dr. Diane Kern, IRA/NCATE SPA Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Registration Information: This preconference institute will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19 before the 58th International Reading Association Annual Convention begins on Saturday, April 20. Register online for this or another institute and/or to register for the annual convention. Call 888-294-9167 or 415-979-2278 to find out how to register by phone, fax, or mail. To learn more about convention events in San Antonio, visit the annual convention website and the online itinerary planner (iPlanner), or read more Reading Today annual convention articles.